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Richard Goldstein has been appointed as a member of the Registrant Advisory Committee (RAC) for the 2015-2017 term.

OSC Announces New Registrant Advisory Committee Members

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the membership of the Registrant Advisory Committee (RAC) for the 2015-2017 term. The RAC serves as a forum to discuss issues and challenges faced by registrants in interpreting and complying with Ontario securities law, including registration and compliance related matters.

The Committee will also play a consultative role by providing feedback to the OSC on the development and implementation of policy and rule making initiatives that promote investor protection and fair and efficient capital markets.

Debra Foubert, Director of the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch, will continue to Chair the RAC.

The RAC is composed of members representing the different registration categories and business models overseen by the OSC. The Committee is expected to meet approximately four to six times per year, in addition to possible ad hoc meetings as required, with members serving two-year terms. The Committee members are:

Robert Maxwell Arrow Capital Management Inc.
Prema K. R. Thiele Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Leonard Racioppo Coerente Capital Management Inc.
Matthew Irwin Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners Ltd.
Richard Goldstein First Republic Capital Corporation
Eric Adelson Invesco Canada Ltd.
Brent H. Moore Mackenzie Financial Corporation
Catherine Chamberlain Vanguard Investments Canada In
Cora Pettipas National Exempt Market Association
Matthew Brad Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
Sandra Blake Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
Cathy Tuckwell Portfolio Management Association of Canada and 1832 Asset Management L.P.

L’Oreal, Barilla launch mobile receipts promotions at Walmart – Snipp

As mobile receipts-based promotions begin to mature, early adopters are taking the strategy to the next level by integrating with their loyalty initiatives and using it to measure the return on investment for different media channels.

Walmart’s receipts push continues to draw the attention of big brands interested in leveraging the convenience of mobile and the retailer’s large customer to drive engagement and collect important shopper data. These promotions as well as others from Sunoco and Healthy Choice all leverage the Snipp Interactive platform, with a number of these marketers repeat customers for Snipp, suggesting that mobile-based receipt promotions are proving effective.

Snipp Interactive Inc. Executes Share Purchase Agreement to Acquire Customer Loyalty Management Subsidiary of Swiss Post Solutions

BETHESDA, MARYLAND–(Marketwired – Jan. 5, 2015) – Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SPN) (“Snipp”), an international provider of mobile marketing solutions listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (Trading Symbol: SPN), announces that it has entered into a share purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Post CH Ltd. (“Swiss Post”) dated January 2nd, 2015, pursuant to which Snipp has agreed to acquire (the “Acquisition”) all of the issued and outstanding shares of Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited (“Swiss Post Ireland”).

The Acquisition is expected to close on or about January 31, 2015 and will be financed from Snipp’s current cash reserves. The acquisition is expected to contribute upwards of $1.5MM in revenue for FY 2015 and generate positive Net Income. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price publicly.

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Nuvo Research® plans Phase 3 study of Pennsaid® 2% to support international regulatory approvals

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX:NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced that it plans to commence a Phase 3 clinical study of Pennsaid 2% for the treatment of acute pain to support regulatory approval applications for Pennsaid 2% in international jurisdictions.  The study will be conducted in Germany to assess the efficacy of Pennsaid 2% for the relief of pain associated with acute, localized muscle or joint injuries such as sprains, strains or sports injuries.  Commencement of the study, which is subject to German regulatory approval, is expected in Q2 2015 with top-line results expected Q4 2015.  The study will cost approximately CDN$1.5 million.

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Nuvo Research® Sells PENNSAID® 2% U.S. Rights for US$45 Million to Horizon Pharma

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX:NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced that it has completed the sale of its PENNSAID 2% U.S. sales and marketing rights to Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) for a cash payment ofUS$45 million (CDN$50 million) which was payable on closing.

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iWallet Appoints Three New Members to Its Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – October 08, 2014) –  iWallet Corporation (OTCQB: IWAL), the secure luxury techcessories company, announced it has appointed three new members to its board of directors including Carl Rosen, former COO of Bulova, then international consumer luxury goods company; Charles Ng, VP of sales at NEXT Biometrics and the former North American director of sales for Fingerprint Cards and sales director for Authentec, a biometric fingerprint technology; and Anthony Durkacz, EVP of the investment firm First Republic Capital Corporation.

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Alabama Graphite Reports 54.7% Large and Jumbo Flake Graphite with Purities Ranging from 96.3% to 98.5% at its Bama Property

Alabama Graphite Corp. (“Alabama Graphite” or the “Company”) (ALP) (otcqx:ABGPF) (frankfurt:1AG WKN) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that it has received the first set of metallurgical results from SGS Laboratory in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada on sample material originating from the newly acquired Bama Property. Using only simple floatation (without chemical or thermal treatment) the Bama composite sample produced a graphite concentrate that contained an aggregate of 54.7% large flake (+80 mesh), of which 17.8% was in the jumbo flake (+48 mesh) category. For all size ranges coarser than +150 mesh the purity exceeded 96.3% with the jumbo flake fraction having a purity of 98.5% in Scoping Level Evaluations.

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Alabama Graphite Acquires Prior Producing Bama Flake Graphite Mine in Chilton County, Alabama, USA

Vancouver, BC / TNW-ACCESSWIRE / September 18, 2014 / Alabama Graphite Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQX:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a mineral lease on a land package that includes the prior producing Bama flake graphite Mine in Chilton County, Alabama, USA. The mineral lease comprises 200 acres and includes both the surface as well as the mineral rights over the historic Bama Mine.

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