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05/10/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Completes Stock Repurchase Program (Buys Back 2 Million Shares)
ATLANTA, May 10, 2017 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) ("Company") today announced it has completed the buyback of 2 million shares of the Company's common stock under its previously authorized stock repurchase program.  The repurchases represent a reduction of approximately 5 percent of the 44.1 million shares outstanding on March 30, 2017, as reported in the Company's most recently filed Form 10-Q.  Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands... 
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05/09/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Atrius(TM) Brand for its IoT Business Solutions
ATLANTA - May 9, 2017 -  Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today unveiled its new Atrius(TM) brand, encompassing the company's portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) business solutions and Atrius software platform. Through Atrius, Acuity Brands will continue to provide and expand its comprehensive set of IoT business solutions, leveraging intelligent luminaires, lighting and building management controls, software platform services and solution development tools.   Atrius solutions deliver connecti... 
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05/08/17Acuity Brands, Inc. New Gotham® MYO Luminaires Merge Multiple Lighting Layers into One, Minimalistic Form Factor
ATLANTA - May 8, 2017 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today the availability of the Gotham® MYO Series, a multifunctional luminaire system that delivers up to three layers of light - ambient, task and accent -- from a single, minimalistic form factor, and without compromise to lighting performance and configurability. Gotham MYO luminaires offer exceptional performance, delivering up to 1500 lumens per head, with up to three heads per fixture providing individually addressable and co... 
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05/08/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Introduces Industry's First Integrated Tunable-White LED Daylighting System for Commercial Environments
ATLANTA - May 8, 2017 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today introduced LightFlex(TM) LED from Sunoptics®, the industry's first integrated, tunable-white LED tubular daylighting system for commercial environments. The LightFlex LED system provides natural light, electric light or a combination of both, to optimize energy savings and daylight harvesting without sacrificing color uniformity.   The LightFlex LED system provides uniform color throughout the space, minimizing contrast between cool-... 
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05/04/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Licenses Technology from Vital Vio, Inc
ATLANTA, GA - May 4, 2017 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), one of the world's leading providers of lighting and building management solutions, announced today a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of an innovative, continuous White Light Disinfection(TM) technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces. Acuity Brands will incorporate Vital Vio's VioSafe(TM) White Light Disinfection(TM) technology into certain of its LED luminaires, beginning with healt... 
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04/25/17Acuity Brands, Inc. New SiteView Energy Solution Helps Manage Facility's Energy Consumption
ATLANTA - April 25, 2017 -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today introduced its SiteView(TM) Energy solution, which combines power metering devices and a digital dashboard, to create a detailed, real-time look at actual energy consumption within a building. The SiteView Energy solution takes advantage of software that is hosted within nLight ECLYPSE(TM) smart building-ready controllers, also from Acuity Brands, to help building owners track and analyze weekly, monthly and yearly energy data to ... 
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04/04/17Acuity Brands Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results
ATLANTA, April 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) (“Company”) today announced that fiscal 2017 second quarter net sales increased $26.9 million, or 3.5 percent, to $804.7 million from $777.8 million reported in the prior-year period.  Operating profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $108.0 million, an increase of $1.3 million, or 1.2 percent, over the year-ago period.  Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $67.3 million, an increase of $1.8 mil... 
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03/30/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend
ATLANTA, March 30, 2017 - The Board of Directors of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI; "Company") today declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share.  The dividend is payable on May 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on April 17, 2017. About Acuity Brands Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2016 net sales of $3.3 billion, Acuity Brands currently em... 
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03/20/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Demonstrates Retail Indoor Positioning System Solution with New Asset Tracking Technology at Shoptalk 2017
ATLANTA - March 20, 2017 - At Shoptalk 2017, Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) will demonstrate its latest advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technology for retailers, including its Indoor Positioning System (IPS) solution with its new retail asset tracking technology that enables retailers to deliver personalized shopping experiences, while significantly improving operational efficiency. The Acuity Brands IPS solution utilizes wirelessly controlled LED luminaires to deliver highly accurate... 
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03/16/17Acuity Brands, Inc. to Announce Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results on April 4, 2017
ATLANTA, March 16, 2017 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's performance for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, following the announcement of those results earlier that day.  Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands, will lead the call.  A live Webcast of the discussion will be accessible at the Company's Web site:  www.acuitybrands.com.  A replay of the call wi... 
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01/31/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Next Generation Building Management Solutions from Distech Controls and DGLogik Drive Smarter Building Capabilities
ATLANTA - January 31, 2017- Acuity Brands, Inc (NYSE: AYI) businesses, Distech Controls and DGLogik, are exhibiting at the 2017 AHR Expo® to showcase innovative controls and Internet of Things (IoT) tools that integrate with Acuity Brands' digital LED lighting products to enable smarter capabilities for building automation. The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) will host more than 2,000 exhibitors and 60,000 industry professionals from the U.S. and 150 ... 
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01/16/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Showcases Advancements in Retail IoT Technology in Microsoft Booth at NRF's 2017 "Big Show"
ATLANTA - January 16, 2017 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced that it is showcasing its latest advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technology for Smart Retail at the Microsoft Retail Industry Group booth during the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 2017 Annual Convention & EXPO, January 15-17, in New York City. Acuity Brands delivers embedded Indoor Positioning technology within wirelessly controlled LED luminaires, allowing retailers to save considerable energy and ma... 
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01/09/17Acuity Brands Reports Record First Quarter Results
ATLANTA, Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) (“Company”) today announced record first quarter net sales, net income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”).  Fiscal 2017 first quarter net sales of $851.2 million increased $114.6 million, or 16 percent, compared with the year-ago period.  Operating profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $126.6 million, an increase of $14.2 million, or 13 percent, over the year-ago period.  Net income for the first quarter o... 
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01/06/17Acuity Brands, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend
ATLANTA, January 6, 2017 - The Board of Directors of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI; "Company") today declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share.  The dividend is payable on February 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on January 23, 2017. About Acuity Brands Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of indoor an doutdoor lighting and building management solutions.  With fiscal year 2016 net sales of $3.3 billion... 
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