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Brand Promotion Activity, Fraudulent Claims, New Revolving Credit Facility, New Contract, and Voting Rights Disclosure - Analyst Notes on Standard Life, Aviva, Glencore, Babcock and Bunzl

June 23, 2014

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding Standard Life Plc (LON: SL), Aviva plc (LON: AV), Glencore PLC (LON: GLEN), Babcock International Group PLC (LON: BAB) and Bunzl plc (LON: BNZL). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

-- Standard Life Plc Analyst Notes On June 17, 2014, Standard Life Plc (Standard Life) announced that the Company has entered into an exclusive partnership with Andy Murray for a period of three years, beginning June 23, 2014 with the first day of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. According to the Company, the partnership will see Andy wearing a Standard Life logo on his playing arm for all tournaments. Standard Life believes that Andy's huge social media fan base and his participation in 16-18 tournaments across the globe every year will boost the Company's brand exposure. Standard Life's Group Director of Communications and Brand, Graeme McEwan, said, "Standard Life Group has for some time been searching for a partner to help increase the global exposure of our brand. In Andy, we are delighted to have found someone who can give us that global reach and also shares our values." The full analyst notes on Standard Life are available to download free of charge at:

-- Aviva plc Analyst Notes On June 17, 2014, Aviva plc (Aviva) called for stricter legal actions against fraudsters resorting to fake car accidents to claim whiplash compensation from insurance companies. According to claims fraud data released by Aviva, these induced accidents increased by 51% to the highest ever levels in 2013. Aviva stated that it currently has a total of 6,000 motor injury claims linked to organised fraud activity. According to the Company, the community sentences do little to deter fraudsters from committing - and re-committing - such accidents. The Company also welcomed recent measures from Justice Secretary Chris Grayling which will help to crack down on insurance fraudsters. Aviva also carried out a consumer research in which 66% respondents were of the view that stronger sentences should be granted to convicts in motor injury fraud, while 87% felt that custodial sentences sent the strongest messag54e. The full analyst notes on Aviva are available to download free of charge at:

-- Glencore PLC Analyst Notes On June 16, 2014, Glencore PLC (Glencore) announced that the Company has signed revolving credit facilities for $15.3 billion. The Company informed that the facilities were initially launched at $15 billion, which closed "substantially oversubscribed", raising in excess of $17.5 billion. Glencore will use the new facilities to refinance its c. $13.0 billion one-year and three-year revolving credit facilities signed in June 2013 and amend and extend the $4.4 billion 5-year revolving credit facility also signed in June 2013. The new and amended facilities are for general corporate purposes, comprising of - $8.7 billion, a 12-month revolving credit facility with a 12-month term-out option and a 12-month extension, and $6.6 billion, a 5-year revolving credit facility with two 1-year extension options. The full analyst notes on Glencore are available to download free of charge at:

-- Babcock International Group PLC Analyst Notes On June 19, 2014, Babcock International Group PLC (Babcock) announced that the Company has won a five-year contract from the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support the Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) and Submerged Signal Ejector (SSE) equipment used on all classes of UK in-service submarines, and their associated training rigs. Under the contract, Babcock will assume the role Technical Authority for this equipment, and will be responsible for the provision and management of all capital spares and repairs. In its role as Technical Authority, the Company will extend engineering support at the waterfront at any U.K. port and overseas support as required, equipment safety management to meet statutory requirements, maintenance of equipment documentation and manuals, obsolescence management, and inventory management, as well as development of equipment availability improvement solutions. The full analyst notes on Babcock are available to download free of charge at:

-- Bunzl plc Analyst Notes On June 2, 2014, Bunzl plc announced, in a regulatory disclosure, that the Company's share capital consisted of 334.3 million ordinary shares with voting rights as on May 31, 2014. The Company said it didn't hold shares in treasury. The full analyst notes on Bunzl are available to download free of charge at:

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