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Hiring Robot, Share Repurchase, Upcoming Earnings and Conference Call Schedule, Regulatory Disclosures, and Appointment - Analyst Notes on G4S, Centrica, Carnival, Petrofac and Schroders

June 23, 2014

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Earnings Review released its analysts' notes regarding G4S plc (LON: GFS), Centrica PLC (LON: CNA), Carnival Plc (LON: CCL), Petrofac Limited (LON: PFC) and Schroders plc (LON: SDR). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

-- G4S plc Analyst Notes On June 17, 2014, G4S plc (G4S) announced that the Company has recruited a robot 'Bob' from the University of Birmingham to join its U.K. workforce as a trainee security officer on a three week trial. G4S informed that Bob will be assigned tasks like patrolling the offices, and monitoring the environment, checking doors are closed and that desks are clear. According to the Company, Bob uses cameras and scanners to create a map of his surrounding area, identifying desks, chairs and other objects that he must negotiate when he is moving around, as well as detecting people's movement through activity recognition. Bob is a part of GBP7.2 million STRANDS project where robots will learn how to act intelligently and independently in real-world environments. The full analyst notes on G4S are available to download free of charge at:

-- Centrica PLC Analyst Notes On June 19, 2014, Centrica PLC (Centrica) announced that the Company has purchased 750,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 321.72 pence per share through J.P. Morgan Securities plc on June 18, 2014. Centrica informed that the highest price and the lowest price paid for these shares were 323.50 pence and 320.20 pence, respectively. Further, the Company's aforesaid purchase of shares will be held in treasury. As of the date of this announcement, the Company held approx. 56.0 million ordinary shares in treasury and had nearly 5.0 billion ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). The full analyst notes on Centrica are available to download free of charge at:

-- Carnival Plc Analyst Notes On June 17, 2014, Carnival Plc announced that the Company plans to release its Q2 2014 financial results on June 24, 2014. Following the result release, the Company will hold a conference call with analysts at 10:00 a.m. EDT or 3:00 p.m. BST on the same day to discuss its performance. The full analyst notes on Carnival are available to download free of charge at:

-- Petrofac Limited Analyst Notes On June 17, 2014, Petrofac Limited (Petrofac) informed that Tim Weller, a PDMR (Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities), became beneficially interested in 10 ordinary shares of $0.02 each in the Company under The Petrofac Approved Share Incentive Plan. Petrofac informed that Shares were purchased as Partnership Shares at a subscription price of GBP12.58 per share on June 16, 2014. As The Company's issued share capital consists of 345.9 million ordinary shares, each carrying one voting right. Petrofac does not hold any shares in treasury. The full analyst notes on Petrofac are available to download free of charge at:

-- Schroders plc Analyst Notes On June 19, 2014, Schroders plc (Schroders) announced the appointment of Sheila Nicoll as the Head of Public Policy, a newly created position in the Company. In her new role, Sheila will report to Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice Chairman of Schroders. Sheila was previously working with EY as Senior Advisor. Commenting on the appointment, Massimo Tosato, said, "I am delighted to welcome Sheila to Schroders. The depth of her expertise in public policy and regulation is unparalleled. The pragmatic approach she has adopted throughout her career will be invaluable in helping us contribute more actively to the significant changes the industry will face in the coming years." The full analyst notes on Schroders are available to download free of charge at:

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