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Financing Strategies, Financing Packages, Recognitions, Technical Updates, and Appointments - Research Reports on Aon, U.S. Bancorp, Ally Financial, Teva and Pharmacyclics

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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Aon plc (NYSE: AON), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) and Pharmacyclics Inc. (NYSE: PCYC). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5918-100free.

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Aon plc Research Reports

On August 18, 2014, Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, said that defined benefit pension schemes should divert sponsor contributions into alternative financing strategies as they climb towards healthier funding status, with many of the schemes over 100% funded. Aon Hewitt's recent survey of 86 clients with recently completed funding valuations showed that 30% of them were substantially above 100% funded, while 42% of them were around 100% funded on a best estimate basis. "As they become less keen on paying in cash we are already starting to see more companies considering alternative ways of providing that security, including escrow, charges over assets, letters of credit, surety bonds and other mechanisms. As ever with pensions, there is no one-size-fits-all but we believe that alternative financing solutions are an option that every DB pension scheme should be considering as part of their strategy to reach pensions stability," said Lynda Whitney, Partner at Aon Hewitt. The full research reports on Aon are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Aug-22-2014/AON/report.pdf

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U.S. Bancorp Research Reports

On August 11, 2014, U.S. Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, announced that it closed on several tax-credit financing packages of more than $77 million with Dominium, a Minneapolis-based apartment development and management company. According to the U.S. Bank, Dominium will use the funds to develop the century-old Arcade Building into a mixed-use space for university classes and 282 market rate and affordable-housing apartments. The U.S. Bank said it raised $77 million through its investments in federal New Markets Tax Credits, federal and state historic tax credits and a separate investment arranged from federal low-income housing tax credits. "Tremendous persistence, commitment and a deep desire to support the emergence of downtown St. Louis as an arts and innovation community kept our team motivated to make this development come to fruition," said Zack Boyers, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC). The full research reports on U.S. Bancorp are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Aug-22-2014/USB/report.pdf

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Ally Financial Inc. Research Reports

On August 19, 2014, Ally Financial Inc (Ally Financial) reported that its direct banking subsidiary Ally Bank topped the ranking in a recent study of the websites for 13 of the nation's top banks, according to Change Sciences® Group. The Company stated that the Consumer Bank Website User Experience Study rated each company's website for usability, engagement and conversion. Ally Bank said that Change Sciences recognized its website for recent page refinements, the top-level navigation of its website, integrating tools into product pages, providing an interactive calculator to estimate interest earnings, and a simple layout for product reviews. Ally Bank informed that it recently completed a significant redesign of its deposit product pages, leveraging consumer feedback to ensure site optimization. The full research reports on Ally Financial are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Aug-22-2014/ALLY/report.pdf

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Research Reports

On August 19, 2014, the stock of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited (Teva) gained 0.76% to end the trading session at $52.79. Shares in Teva opened at $52.05, and fluctuated in the range of $52.04 - $52.84. A total of 3.44 million shares were traded during the session, which was below the stock's 30-day daily average volume of 3.83 million. Over the last one month, the stock of Teva declined by 3.54%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which fell 1.06% during the same period. The full research reports on Teva are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Aug-22-2014/TEVA/report.pdf

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Pharmacyclics Inc. Research Reports

On August 18, 2014, Pharmacyclics Inc. (Pharmacyclics) announced the appointment of Shawn Cline Tomasello as its Chief Commercial Officer. Pharmacyclics informed that Cline Tomasello brings 30 years of experience spanning across companies like Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Pfizer Laboratories, Miles Pharmaceuticals and Proctor & Gamble. Most recently, Cline Tomasello was the President of the Americas, Hematology and Oncology for the Celgene Corporation, where she managed over $4 billion in revenue. "We are delighted to welcome Shawn in this important position. Her exceptional and proven leadership skills and depth of experience within the hematology-oncology space will be tremendously valuable to the ongoing success and growth of IMBRUVICA® and to our company," said Bob Duggan, Chairman and CEO, Pharmacyclics. The full research reports on Pharmacyclics are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystsreview.com/Aug-22-2014/PCYC/report.pdf

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