Zoom Scheduler, now generally available, allows users to align calendars with clients and contacts quickly and easily

Zoom extends free signup period for Zoom Scheduler to July 20

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom announced general availability for its new Zoom Scheduler tool and the extension of the free signup period. Zoom Scheduler makes finding the perfect meeting time easier by sharing availability for others to conveniently book appointments.

“We heard again and again from our customers that they were looking for a convenient way to book appointments without leaving the Zoom platform,” said Joseph Chong, Head of Product, Solutions, and Industry Marketing, Zoom. “With Zoom Scheduler, they can. Based on positive feedback, we will be offering Zoom Scheduler for free for anyone to try for one more month.”

Zoom is known for simplifying collaboration tools, and its latest product has taken on everyone’s least favorite meeting task: aligning calendars. Sharing availability windows back and forth manually takes up valuable time and adds more friction to a workday. Meeting with potential customers or clients often compounds this problem, as external participants lack visibility into one another’s calendars. Zoom Scheduler allows hosts to generate windows of availability that others can use to book appointments. With Zoom Scheduler, users will be able to grow their businesses faster and get more done so they can spend more time on what matters: preparing for the meeting or taking a break.

Get together with Zoom Scheduler

Now generally available, Zoom Scheduler places a meeting on the host’s calendar with a Zoom Meetings link already included, saving both participants time. Hosts can use their preferred calendar: Zoom Scheduler works seamlessly with Zoom Meetings and Zoom Mail and Calendar and integrates with both Google Calendar and Microsoft 365.

Features of Zoom Scheduler include:

  • Ability to schedule one-on-one meetings or one-to-many group meetings and specify how many people can attend any available slot.
  • Choose recurring availability or custom availability for one-off meetings.
  • Generate slots of availability when any or all team members are available.
  • Automate and customize email notifications.
  • Collect preferred information during the attendee booking process.

Beta customers love how Zoom Scheduler saves time and consolidates meeting scheduling where it makes the most sense: in the middle of the communication platform they know and love.

“Zoom Scheduler offers an easy, no-effort integration with the rest of the Zoom platform,” said Gabe Moronta, Visla. “It has all the features, settings, and capability I need.”

Zoom Scheduler integrates with Zoom Calendar, which has become a resource for meetings both before and after. Zoom Calendar offers a sidebar view alongside the Zoom desktop client, so attendees can maximize their time by seeing if others have joined the meeting yet. After the meeting, shared files live in the Calendar invite for future reference.

Free and paid Zoom users can try out Zoom Scheduler for free anytime before July 19, 2023. On July 20, 2023, Scheduler will be available as an add-on for purchase for $5.99/month per user on Zoom’s website (add to any existing legacy Zoom plan or Zoom One plan), and will be included in the Zoom One Business Plus and Enterprise Plus plans.

About Zoom
Zoom is an all-in-one intelligent collaboration platform that makes connecting easier, more immersive, and more dynamic for businesses and individuals. Zoom technology puts people at the center, enabling meaningful connections, facilitating modern collaboration, and driving human innovation through solutions like team chat, phone, meetings, omnichannel cloud contact center, smart recordings, whiteboard, and more, in one offering. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Get more info at zoom.com.

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James Absalom Elevated to Chief Commercial Officer – International at ZRG

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZRG Partners, a leading global talent firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, today announced the promotion of London-based executive James Absalom to the position of Chief Commercial Officer – International.

Absalom became part of ZRG when his previous firm that he founded as CEO in 2015, Walter James, was acquired in December 2021. In that time, revenues with the Walter James division have increased 23%. He has worked across numerous client verticals, including Consumer & Retail, Life Science, Industrial, Financial Services, Sustainability and Technology. His client portfolio includes global entities like Colgate-Palmolive, Gruppo Campari, SC Johnson, Unilever, Haleon, and Imperial Brands as well as numerous private equity and privately owned high growth organizations.

“James will be responsible for maximizing growth across all our business lines, including executive search, DEI, interim management, leadership & assessment consulting, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and showcase our truly collaborative, end-to-end talent advisory firm,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “We are confident he will help us grow our business practices all across the globe.”

In his new role, Absalom will oversee growth of ZRG’s international footprint in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Australia. In keeping with ZRG’s M&A focused growth strategy, he will also work closely with the board to identify, acquire, and integrate M&A targets internationally.

“I am excited to take on this newly created leadership role at ZRG Partners to grow our global client base,” Absalom said. “I am working with practice leaders, senior partners, and others throughout our worldwide network to provide best in class functional, geographical and sector expertise to ensure we can offer clients both a global footprint but also local partnership. My plan is to ensure we build long lasting, impactful, and value-driven business results where we focus on matching the right executives to the unique culture of our clients.”

Absalom will also continue to fulfil his senior partner role by originating and leading large searches across the C-Suite, managing his own clients, and bringing people in to grow the firm’s client base and business lines.

ZRG’s new Chief Commercial Officer’s experience includes working with complex global organizations in senior leadership positions that require both change and transformation.

Founded in 1999, ZRG, is one of the fastest growing global executive search firms in the search industry. With the financial backing of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG provides a full suite of executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The firm finds leaders across a broad spectrum of business markets, including aerospace, consumer, education, healthcare services and solutions, industrial, life sciences, non-profit, private equity and venture capital, and technology.

Contact: John Mooney, Over the Moon PR, (908) 720-6057, john@overthemoonpr.com.

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Kohinoor Spinning Mills Limited Discloses Director’s Gift Transaction of 2,048,000 Shares

Karachi, Kohinoor Spinning Mills Limited, a prominent textile company, has disclosed a significant transaction involving one of its Non-Executive Directors. Mr. Khawaja Mohammad Tanveer, a member of the company's board, executed a gift transaction on June 21, 2023, involving a substantial number of shares.

According to the details provided, Mr. Khawaja Mohammad Tanveer gifted 2,048,000 shares of Kohinoor Spinning Mills Limited. The shares were transferred at a rate of PKR 5.00 per share. The transaction was executed through the Central Depository Company (CDC), with the shares held in electronic form as CDC securities.

Mari Petroleum Company Limited Changes Board Meeting Venue to Rawalpindi

Karachi, Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) has announced a change in the venue for its upcoming Board of Directors meeting. The meeting, which was initially scheduled to take place at the MPCL Registered Office in Islamabad, will now be held in Rawalpindi. However, there is no alteration in the previously communicated date and time of the meeting.

Kohat Cement Company Limited Completes Buy-Back of Own Shares

Karachi, Kohat Cement Company Limited, a prominent player in the cement industry, has successfully completed the buy-back of its own shares. In accordance with Regulation 6(e) of the Listed Companies (Buy-Back of Shares) Regulations, 2019, the company purchased a significant number of shares through the Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited.

The buy-back process took place on June 20, 2023, with Kohat Cement Company Limited acquiring a total of 564,496 shares at an average price of PKR 165.18 per share. The decision to buy back its own shares reflects the company's strategic focus on enhancing shareholder value and optimizing its capital structure.

The Organic Meat Company Limited Recommends Interim Bonus Shares for Shareholders

Karachi, The Organic Meat Company Limited, a leading player in the organic meat industry, announced that its Board of Directors, in a meeting held on June 20, 2023, has recommended the issuance of interim bonus shares to its shareholders. The proposed bonus shares will be allocated in the proportion of 1 share for every 10 shares held, equivalent to 10% of the current shareholding. This issuance will serve as both the interim and final bonus shares for the financial year ending June 30, 2023.

The recommendation for the issuance of bonus shares demonstrates the company's commitment to rewarding its shareholders and sharing its success. Shareholders who are listed in the Register of Members on June 21, 2023, will be entitled to receive the bonus shares.

To facilitate the implementation of the bonus shares issuance, The Organic Meat Company Limited will temporarily close its Share Transfer Books from June 22, 2023, to June 25, 2023, inclusive. Share transfers received by the company's Share Registrar, M/s. Corptec Associates (Pvt.) Ltd., in Lahore, until the close of business on June 21, 2023, will be considered eligible for the entitlement of the bonus shares.

The Organic Meat Company Limited Members Approve Increase in Authorized Capital at Extraordinary General Meeting

Karachi, The Organic Meat Company Limited, a prominent player in the organic meat industry, held an Extraordinary General Meeting on June 20, 2023, where several important resolutions were passed by the members of the company. The meeting focused on special business matters, resulting in crucial decisions to enhance the company's authorized capital and amend its Memorandum of Association.

The first resolution that gained unanimous approval was the increase in authorized capital. The members resolved to increase the authorized share capital of the company from Rs. 1,350,000,000/- (Rupees One Billion Three Hundred Fifty Million Only) to Rs. 1,650,000,000/- (Rupees One Billion Six Hundred Fifty Million Only). This increase would entail dividing the capital into 165,000,000 (One Hundred Sixty-Five Million Only) ordinary shares of Rs. 10/- each, which would rank pari-passu with the existing ordinary shares of the company.

To align with the authorized capital increase, the second resolution involved replacing Clause V of the Memorandum of Association. Members approved the special resolution, thereby modifying the existing clause to reflect the new authorized capital. The revised Clause V now states that the authorized capital of the company is Rs. 1,650,000,000/- (Rupees One Billion Six Hundred Fifty Million Only) divided into 165,000,000 (One Hundred Sixty-Five Million) ordinary shares of Rs. 10/- (Rupees Ten) each. The clause also empowers the company to exercise its rights to increase, reduce, consolidate, or reorganize the share capital and classify shares into different classes as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2017.

Furthermore, the members passed a resolution to authorize the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and/or Company Secretary of The Organic Meat Company Limited to carry out all necessary steps and actions related to the increase in authorized share capital and the amendment/alteration in the company's Memorandum of Association. This empowerment allows the designated individuals to undertake all incidental and ancillary measures required to implement the approved resolutions.

International Steels Limited Holds Board Meeting to Approve Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, No Material Impact on Share Prices

Karachi, International Steels Limited, a leading player in the steel industry, convened a board meeting on June 20, 2023, to discuss and approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2023-2024. The meeting aimed to review the financial plans and strategic initiatives of the company for the forthcoming year.

However, the company explicitly stated that there was no material or price-sensitive information discussed during the board meeting that could potentially impact the market price of International Steels Limited's shares.

Ferozsons Laboratories Limited Reassesses Recommendation, Proposes Moderate Increase in Authorized Share Capital

Karachi, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, a prominent pharmaceutical company, recently announced a revision in its recommendation regarding the increase in authorized share capital. The decision was made during the company's board meeting held on June 20, 2023.

Previously, the Board of Directors had proposed raising the authorized share capital from Rs. 500,000,000 (Rupees Five Hundred Million) to Rs. 5,000,000,000 (Rupees Five Billion). However, after reassessment, the board revised its recommendation, suggesting a more moderate increase to Rs. 1,500,000,000 (Rupees One Billion Five Hundred Million) instead.

Lucky Cement Limited Implements Buy-Back Scheme, Acquires 37,761 Shares at PKR 511.94 Each

Karachi, Lucky Cement Limited, a prominent player in the Pakistani cement industry, has successfully executed its buy-back scheme, purchasing a substantial number of its own shares. The company made the acquisition during the PSX trading session held on June 20, 2023. According to the disclosed information, Lucky Cement Limited acquired a total of 37,761 shares, with each share being procured at a weighted average price of PKR 511.94.

The buy-back initiative by Lucky Cement Limited falls under the purview of Regulation 6(e) of the Listed Companies (Buy-Back of Shares) Regulations, 2019.