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Partnerships, Investments, Public Offerings, and Dividends - Analyst Notes on MasterCard, CIBC, Cousins Properties, Federated Investors, and ProAssurance

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM), Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ), Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII), and ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

MasterCard  Incorporated  Analyst  Notes

On March 12, 2014, MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard), along with Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), announced the publication of "Banking  a  New  Generation:  Developing  Responsible  Retail  Banking  Products  for  Children  and  Youth." According to the Company, the publication is timed to coincide with Global Money Week and will help financial institutions, NGOs and governments co-create appropriate and innovative banking and payment products for children and youth. Commenting on the partnership, Anna Zanghi, MasterCard's Global Lead of Youth Segment Product, stated, "Every child and youth has a right to safe, accessible financial services, and we need to empower them to grow into productive economic citizens. Our goal in working with CYFI is to expand access to safe, secure and responsible financial products and services for young people that enable them to start to save for the future and pursue goals such as higher education and entrepreneurial ventures." The full analyst notes on MasterCard Incorporated are available to download free of charge at:

Canadian  Imperial  Bank  of  Commerce  Analyst  Notes

On March 7, 2014, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) announced a $1.5 million investment to support the leadership advancement and development of women in finance at two of Canada's premier business schools to mark International Women's Day. The Company stated that it is supporting its commitment to the advancement of women in financial services by funding 48 CIBC Women in Financial Services Scholarships and diversity education at both the Rotman School of Management and the Richard Ivey School of Business. Richard Nesbitt, Chief Operating Officer, CIBC, commented, "CIBC knows the benefit of diversity in the workplace and is committed to supporting the advancement of women in leadership. We are excited to be partnering with Rotman and Ivey to help start the careers of 48 high-potential women with scholarships, paid summer internships and executive mentoring. At the same time we will be investing in diversity education at Rotman and Ivey and providing CIBC executives to participate in the delivery of these modules." The full analyst notes on Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce are available to download free of charge at:

Cousins  Properties  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 11, 2014, Cousins Properties Inc. (Cousins Properties) announced the completion of its underwritten public offering of 8.7 million shares of its common stock. According to the Company, the net proceeds from the offering were c. $98.4 million, after deduction of estimated offering expenses. Additionally, the Company stated that it intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem in full its outstanding 7.50% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. Cousins Properties added that any remaining proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including the acquisition and development of office properties, other opportunistic investments and the repayment of debt. The full analyst notes on Cousins Properties Inc. are available to download free of charge at:    

Federated  Investors,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 11, 2014, Federated Investors, Inc. (Federated Investors) reported that the Federated Premier Municipal Income Fund and the Federated Premier Intermediate Municipal Income Fund have declared a monthly dividend of c. $0.08, and c. $0.06, respectively. According to the Company, the dividends are payable on April 1, 2014, to shareholders of record as of March 21, 2014, with an ex-dividend date of March 19, 2014. The full analyst notes on Federated Investors, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

ProAssurance  Corporation  Analyst  Notes

On March 5, 2014, ProAssurance Corporation (ProAssurance) reported that the Company's Board of Director has declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per common share. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on April 10, 2014, to shareholders as of March 28, 2014. Additionally, ProAssurance stated that its dividend policy anticipates a total annual dividend of $1.20 per share, to be paid in equal quarterly installments. The full analyst notes on ProAssurance Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

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