Conference Call Schedules, Strategic Acquisitions, Debt Guarantees, and Board Meeting Outcomes Reported by Financial Companies - Research Report on Allstate, Blackstone, AGC, Zions and NBG

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Conference Call Schedules, Strategic Acquisitions, Debt Guarantees, and Board Meeting Outcomes Reported by Financial Companies - Research Report on Allstate, Blackstone, AGC, Zions and NBG

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NEW YORK, October 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO), Zions Bancorp. (NASDAQ: ZION), and National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE: NBG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

The Allstate Corporation Research Report

On October 1, 2013, The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) announced that it will report its Q3 2013 results through a news release at or after 4:05 p.m. E.T. on October 30, 2013. The Company stated that it will also host a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. E.T. on October 31, 2013 to discuss the quarterly earnings. Allstate informed that it intends to post supplementary financial and statistical information online and file its quarterly Form 10-Q, shortly after the earnings release, which will be made available on the Company's website. The Full Research Report on The Allstate Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/551b_ALL]

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The Blackstone Group Research Report

On October 3, 2013, The Blackstone Group (Blackstone) announced that its real estate funds have completed the acquisition of Multi Corporation (Multi). According to the Company, as a Blackstone portfolio company, Multi will be well-capitalized, growth-oriented, pan-European retail platform focused on creating, managing, and improving sustainable rental income. Blackstone stated that since 1982, Multi's projects have been internationally recognized for their innovative nature, architectural quality, sustainability and profound sensitivity to local environments. Commenting on the release, Ken Caplan, Head of European Real Estate at Blackstone, stated, "We are excited to welcome the Multi team into the Blackstone family. Our acquisition has significantly strengthened Multi's financial position, and its portfolio includes some of the highest quality retail real estate in Europe. Blackstone and Multi together look forward to future growth and expansion opportunities in European retail." The Full Research Report on The Blackstone Group - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/acf4_BX]

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Assured Guaranty Ltd. Research Report  

On October 3, 2013, Assured Guaranty Ltd. reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC) has guaranteed four classes of notes issued by LEAF Receivables Funding 9, LLC. According to the Company, the 2013-1 notes are backed by small ticket equipment lease and loan contracts as well as serviced by LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (LEAF). AGC reported that Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC was the book runner and structuring agent of the notes along with Guggenheim Securities, LLC, as joint lead and Natixis Securities Americas, LLC as Co-Manager. AGC stated that it has guaranteed $273 million of the $325 million issued. Commenting on the release, Paul Livingstone Senior Managing Director of AGC's Structured Finance Department said, "LEAF has a strong origination and servicing platform and experienced management team. We're pleased that our financial guaranties, including our strong surveillance capabilities, allow LEAF to achieve the highest structured finance ratings possible." The Full Research Report on Assured Guaranty Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/4b75_AGO]

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Zions Bancorp. Research Report

On September 23, 2013, Zions Bancorp. (Zions) announced that the Company will release its Q3 2013 financial results after the market closes on October 21, 2013. According to the Company, a conference call discussing Zions' quarterly results will be held at 5:30 p.m. E.T. on the same day. Zions stated that that live audio of call will be available at the Company's website and archive of the same can be accessed for 30 days. The Full Research Report on Zions Bancorp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c6d3_ZION]

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National Bank of Greece SA Research Report

On September 26, 2013, National Bank of Greece SA (NBG) announced that the Company's Board of Directors held a meeting at which it renewed the employment contracts of its General Managers. NBG also stated that following Assistant General Managers:  Panagiotis Goutakis, Tilemachos Palaiologos, Theofanis Panagiotopoulos, Petros Fourtounis, and Nikolaos Christodoulou, were promoted to General Managers. According to the Company, in the meeting, the Board also appointed Mr. Panagiotis Dasmanoglou as Assistant General Manager of Group Compliance, and Mr. Alexandros Benos as Assistant General Manager of Group Risk Management. Lastly, the Company's Board of Directors also authorized NBG CEO Alexandros Tourkolias to issue administration acts defining and amending the individual duties and specific competencies and responsibilities of each and every Assistant General Manager and General Manager. The Full Research Report on National Bank of Greece SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/cfd0_NBG]

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