BMW Group once again world’s most sustainable automotive company – Sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for seventh consecutive year
Munich. The BMW Group has once again been named the automotive industry’s sector leader in the ranking published today by the SAM Group for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The BMW Group has therefore been the world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer for seven consecutive years. The BMW Group is also the only company in the automotive industry to be listed in this family of indexes every year since it was established in 1999.
Crewe, 20th January 2011: Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, Mr John Hayes, today visited Bentley Motors’ Pyms Lane headquarters in Crewe to meet some of the Company’s outstanding apprentices who maintain the high luxury automotive Company’s reputation for excellence
Munich. The BMW Group underlined the company’s long-term commitment to China during the visit of the Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang. “Close and long-standing ties exist between China and the BMW Group,” said Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Norbert Reithofer, at the BMW Welt in Munich on Saturday. Li Keqiang visited the BMW Group with a delegation to learn more about topics such as future mobility. During the visit he received information concerning, for example, the MINI E, the BMW Active E as well as the technology of future BMW Group electric vehicles. The BMW Group will work together closely with the Chinese government on future mobility.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.20 per share. The dividend is payable Feb. 1, 2011, to Company stockholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2011.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) reported today that its comparable store sales for the four-week period ended Nov. 27, 2010, increased 9.2 percent over last year. All divisions and regions experienced comparable store sales growth in November with shoes and men’s apparel reporting the best results over last year. Geographically, the best performing regions were the central and southwest regions. Total Company sales in November increased 7.2 percent.
Wolfgang Dürheimer appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen to remain as an advisor
Crewe, 29 November 2010: Bentley Motors today announced the appointment of Wolfgang Dürheimer as its new Chairman and Chief Executive. Mr Dürheimer, who joins Bentley from Porsche AG where he was Executive Vice-President, Research and Development, will commence his new role on 1st February 2011. He succeeds Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen who will retire after over eight years at the helm but has agreed to remain in an advisory capacity to Bentley and as a consultant to the Volkswagen Group.
Munich. The BMW Group is celebrating its independence and the company’s continued success since its restructuring plan was accepted on 30 November, 1960 with a special ceremony at the Theresienhöhe in Munich on 30 November 2010. “Herbert Quandt’s business instinct and his ability to make courageous decisions at that time set a new course for our company and secured BMW’s ability to control its own future,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, Prof. Dr. Ing. Joachim Milberg, before the ceremony in Munich.
JCPenney’s New Growth Brands Division to Launch Specialty Retail Concept Catering to Men’s Big & Tall Customers
The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co.(TM), part of the new Growth Brands Division at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), today announced plans to launch a new retail concept catering to the men’s big & tall customer. With plans to open 300 stores — as well as an ecommerce website — over the next five years, The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. will carry an extensive assortment of highly sought-after national men’s brands along with The Foundry Supply Co.(TM) private brand merchandise, offering an upscale, one-stop-shop for the big & tall customer.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue of $843.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 ended Oct. 31, 2010, up 4.0 percent from the prior quarter and down 6.6 percent from $903.2 million from the same period a year earlier.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced that it has created a Growth Brands Division, which will pursue high potential opportunities in the retail sector. These initiatives will be separate from the Company’s core JCPenney brand and will leverage its exceptional merchandising, marketing, product development, sourcing, IT, planning and allocation, and consumer research capabilities to create new retail businesses and drive sales growth. The Company’s pursuit of these initiatives, which will include both digital and retail store opportunities, reflects its Long Range Plan objective of growth leadership in its industry.