fuboTV Launches On LG Smart TVs In U.S.

Sports-Focused Live TV Streaming Platform Delivers Access To Top Leagues & Teams and More Than 100 Live TV Channels

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics announced the launch today of the fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO) app on its webOS Smart TVs (2018-2021 models) in the U.S., including its award-winning, best-in-class LG OLED TV lineup.

Starting today, LG customers can enjoy more than 100 sports, news and entertainment channels from fuboTV, the world’s leading sports-focused live TV streaming platform.1  LG Smart TVs users will be able to enjoy a free trial of fuboTV by scanning the QR code on the fuboTV app.

The fuboTV app on LG Smart TVs offers a premium viewing experience with popular features including:

  • Profiles: up to six users within a subscription can personalize their fuboTV experience. Profiles allow each individual user to have their own set of recordings (which never expire), personalized recommendations, and a guide that is unique to their content preferences.
  • Customizable Guide: users on the LG Smart TV app will be able to “favorite” channels and move their top selections to the front of their guide, making sure they can easily access the content that is most important to them.
  • Record Series: this “set it and forget it” feature allows users to record an entire series with one click, and no longer have to worry about missing an episode of their favorite show.
  • Record Teams: users can keep up with all of their favorite teams without having to worry about missing any of the action. With just one click, users can record all games for a specific team to watch anytime.
  • Watch Next: fuboTV’s new Watch Next feature lets users easily binge a series. Once an episode ends they will automatically have the next episode suggested to them – making binge watching even easier!

All 2021 LG OLED TVs feature LG’s legendary OLED panels with self-lit pixels which can be individually controlled to produce perfect black levels, and ultra-sharp and realistic picture quality in strikingly slim designs that complement any décor. The 12 models in the 2021 LG OLED 4K TV lineup offer a wide range of screen sizes to suit most every size room and need from 48 inches to the all-new 83-inch model.

Beyond superb picture quality, all 2021 LG OLED TVs offer an immersive home entertainment experience with support for Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos,® HDR10 PRO and Filmmaker Mode,™ this year’s TVs make the latest sports, movies, TV series and documentaries come to life through picture and sound of the highest quality.

All 2021 LG OLED TVs feature webOS 6.0, the latest version of LG’s intuitive smart TV platform featuring built-in Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and offering access to many of the most popular streaming apps as well as LG Channels, LG’s free premium content streaming service2 offering over 300 free channels and also works with Apple AirPlay2 and HomeKit.

Revamped and refined for 2021, the new webOS user interface provides faster access to apps as well as simpler content discovery with finely-tuned personalized recommendations. The redesigned Magic Remote has dedicated hot keys for popular content providers, allowing users to connect to their favorite services with just the push of a button.

For more information on LG’s 2021 OLED TVs, visit LG.com.  For more information on fuboTV, visit fubo.TV.


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About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $56 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. LG is a seven-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. The “Life’s Good” marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people’s happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow. www.LG.com.

About fuboTV
With a mission to provide the world’s most thrilling sports-first live TV experience through the greatest breadth of premium content, interactivity and integrated wagering, fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO) is focused on bringing to life its vision of a streaming platform that transcends the industry’s current virtual MVPD model. fuboTV Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada and Spain.

Leveraging its proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, fuboTV Inc. aims to turn passive viewers into active participants and define a new category of interactive television. Through its cable TV replacement product, fuboTV, subscribers can stream a broad mix of 100+ live TV channels, including 42 of the top 50 Nielsen-ranked networks across sports, news and entertainment — more than any other live TV streaming platform (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2020). fuboTV intends to add interactivity to its streaming experience with the launch of a predictive free-to-play gaming app in Q3 2021.

Fubo Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of fuboTV Inc., expects to launch Fubo Sportsbook, a comprehensive sports entertainment experience through sports betting and interactive gaming, in Q4 2021, subject to obtaining requisite regulatory approvals.

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Senmiao Technology Announces Over 2.1 Million Completed Rides on its Ride-Hailing Platform in May 2021

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CHENGDU, China, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Senmiao Technology Limited (“Senmiao”) (Nasdaq: AIHS), a financing and servicing company focused on the online ride-hailing industry in China as well as an operator of its own online ride-hailing platform, today announced operating metrics for its proprietary online ride-hailing platform for the month of May 2021. From April 2021 to May 2021, the growth rate of the number of completed orders was approximately 20%, and the growth rate of the number of drivers completing rides via the platform (known as Active Drivers) was approximately 9%.

Since the launch of Senmiao’s online ride-hailing platform in Chengdu in October 2020, in Changsha in December 2020, in Neijiang in January 2021, and in Guangzhou at the end of March 2021, over 8.4 million rides have been completed using the platform, including over 2.1 million rides during May 2021. The average monthly growth rate of the number of completed orders and Active Drivers during the five months ended May 31, 2021, was approximately 36% and 34%, respectively.

The table below presents approximate unaudited operating metrics of Senmiao’s online ride-hailing platform since its launch in October 2020.

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About Senmiao Technology Limited

Headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Senmiao provides automobile transaction and related services including sales of automobiles, facilitation and services for automobile purchase and financing, management, operating lease, guarantee and other automobile transaction services as well as operates its own ride-hailing platform aimed principally at the growing ride-hailing market in Senmiao’s areas of operation in China. For more information about Senmiao, please visit: http://www.senmiaotech.com. Senmiao routinely provides important updates on its website.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements (including those relating to the operation of Senmiao’s ride-hailing platform) are subject to significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those detailed from time to time in the Senmiao’s filings with the SEC, and represent Senmiao’s views only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon as representing Senmiao’s views as of any subsequent date. Senmiao undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in events or circumstances. 

For more information, please contact:

At the Company:

Yiye Zhou

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86 28 6155 4399

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Black Knight: Persistent Constraints in For-Sale Inventory Drive Home Prices Up a Record-Breaking 14.8% Annually in April, Making Housing Least Affordable Since Late 2018

— According to the Black Knight HPI, April saw the highest annual home price growth rate on record since Black Knight began tracking the metric in the mid-1990s

— We’ve now seen 17 consecutive months of home price increases, with the growth rate accelerating sharply in recent months as inventory challenges continue to put upward pressure on prices

— The number of active for-sale listings were down 53% in April from the same time last year and 60% off the 2017-2019 average for April, for a deficit of nearly 750,000 available homes for sale

— Black Knight’s Collateral Analytics found just two months’ worth of single-family inventory nationwide in March, the lowest supply on record and trending downward

— It now takes 20.5% of the median income to make monthly payments on the median-priced home, which roughly has been the tipping point between accelerating and decelerating home price growth in recent years

— Though still more affordable than the 25-year average (23.6%), housing has surpassed its 5-year average (20.1%) even with interest rates back below 3% and within ~25 basis points of all-time lows

— Based on today’s income and home price levels, 30-year rates rising to 3.5% would push the payment-to-income ratio to 21.9%; 4% would take it to 23.2%; 4.5% would drive it to 24.7%

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Data & Analytics division of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) released its latest Mortgage Monitor Report, based upon the company’s industry-leading mortgage, real estate and public records datasets. As constraints in residential for-sale inventory persist, this month’s report looks at how recent and aggressive home price gains are impacting housing affordability. According to Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske, a dwindling inventory of homes for sale is pushing home price growth rates to previously unseen levels.

“Home prices grew at 14.8% on an annual basis in April,” said Graboske. “That’s the highest annual home price growth rate we’ve ever seen – and Black Knight’s been tracking the metric for almost 30 years now. Single-family homes saw the greatest gains, with prices up 15.6% from last April, also an all-time high, while condo prices are up 10%. Driving this growth are two key elements: historically low interest rates and – more acutely – the lack of available for-sale inventory. The total number of active listings was down 60% from the 2017 to 2019 average for April. It’s not getting any better, either. Data from our Collateral Analytics group showed there was two months’ worth of single-family inventory nationwide in March, the lowest share on record and trending downward. In fact, there were 26% fewer newly listed properties in April as compared to pre-pandemic seasonal levels.

“Of course, such aggressive home price growth has had an impact on affordability levels, even with interest rates back under 3% and within roughly a quarter point of historic lows. Entering June, the share of the median income needed to make the monthly payments on the median-priced home had risen to 20.5%. While still more affordable than the 25-year average of 23.6%, housing has surpassed its 5-year average of 20.1% even with interest rates back below 3%. In recent years, 20.5% has roughly been the tipping point at which appreciation begins to decelerate, but given the severity of inventory shortages, home prices have – at least for now – continued to sharply accelerate even in the face of tightening affordability.”

The report also looks at example scenarios of how affordability would be affected if home prices continue to rise at their current rate in different mortgage rate environments. Should home price appreciation continue at its current rate and 30-year rates slowly rise to 3.5% by the end of 2022, the national payment-to-income ratio would hit 21.6% by the end of this year and 25% by 2022. This suggests that even if rates remain low over the next 18 months, the current rate of home price growth isn’t sustainable. At 4% by the end of 2022, affordability would hit 22% by the end of this year and 26.7% by the end of 2022. If home values continued to rise at their current rate and 30-year rates rose to 4.5% by the end of next year – still historically low – the payment-to-income ratio would rise to 22.5% by the end of this year and climb above 28% by the end of 2022. However, this may not represent actual market behavior as rising rates and tightening affordability may ultimately result in deceleration of home price growth below today’s levels. Much more detail can be found in Black Knight’s April 2021Mortgage Monitor Report.

About the Mortgage Monitor

The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight manages the nation’s leading repository of loan-level residential mortgage data and performance information covering the majority of the overall market, including tens of millions of loans across the spectrum of credit products and more than 160 million historical records. The combined insight of the Black Knight HPI and Collateral Analytics’ home price and real estate data provides one of the most complete, accurate and timely measures of home prices available, covering 95% of U.S. residential properties down to the ZIP-code level. In addition, the company maintains one of the most robust public property records databases available, covering 99.9% of the U.S. population and households from more than 3,100 counties.

Black Knight’s research experts carefully analyze this data to produce a summary supplemented by dozens of charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations for the monthly Mortgage Monitor Report. To review the full report, visit: https://www.blackknightinc.com/data-reports/

About Black Knight
Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets. Businesses leverage our robust, integrated solutions across the entire homeownership life cycle to help retain existing customers, gain new customers, mitigate risk and operate more effectively.

Our clients rely on our proven, comprehensive, scalable products and our unwavering commitment to delivering superior client support to achieve their strategic goals and better serving their customers. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com/.

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Workday Meets Growing Customer Demand with Record Number of Deployments and Industry-Leading Customer Satisfaction Score

Accelerated Demand for Cloud-based Finance Solutions Drives 40% Year-over-Year Increase in Workday Financial Management Deployments

New 97% Customer Satisfaction Score Reflects Ongoing Commitment to Partnering for Customer Success

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced it continues to meet growing customer demand for its enterprise cloud solutions, having successfully scaled to complete a record year of customer deployments while achieving an industry-leading 97% customer satisfaction score. The most recent customer satisfaction survey was completed with named customer contacts — those who are closest to engaging with the Workday experience on a daily basis — and reflects the ongoing partnership Workday offers to customers as they automate enterprise finance, planning, human resources (HR), and spend management processes in a changing world.

In its fiscal year 2021 (Feb. 1, 2020-Jan. 31, 2021), Workday and its global partners completed more than 1,800 customer deployments* — with the vast majority managed virtually — for customers around the world including Alight Solutions, Flinders University, GE, Hong Kong Broadband Network, John Lewis Partnership, Nebraska Medicine, and Prisma Health.

Workday also reported a 40% year-over-year increase in Workday Financial Management deployments for both new and existing customers, as accelerated demand for Workday cloud-based solutions for the office of the chief financial officer (CFO) continues. The company’s broad portfolio of finance offerings brings new levels of visibility and control that go beyond the boundaries of traditional ERP systems. Together Workday Financial Management, Workday Adaptive Planning, Workday Accounting Center, Workday Prism Analytics, and Workday Strategic Sourcing deliver a deep and comprehensive solution for enterprise planning and analysis across finance processes including record to report, report to forecast, contract to cash, and source to pay.

Prioritizing Business Continuity for Customers

In March 2020, Workday transitioned to nearly all virtual deployments and training globally to meet local, state, and country mandates for quarantines as a result of the pandemic. As a native cloud platform, Workday was able to transition to virtual deployment processes in days, minimizing disruption to go-live plans and helping organizations across the globe. Customer deployments spanned a variety of industries and regions, enabling medium enterprise customers with 500 employees to large global organizations with well over 500,000 employees to maintain business continuity and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.

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“Workday enabled us to deliver critical business processes in a way that would have been unthinkable with our legacy ecosystem and this, in turn, enabled a seamless transition to our virtual go-live. Without missing a beat, we were able to complete our performance and salary planning cycle and launch a new performance management approach — all in Workday,” said Paul Davies, head of people operations, GE.

“We knew cumbersome technology is what has caused top talent to leave organizations, and without top talent we can’t provide the highest quality of care,” said Brian Lancaster, vice president of information technology, Nebraska Medicine. “And that’s why Workday has been so vital in our transformation journey, including the seamless virtual deployment of this technology. In healthcare IT, technology needs to support and work for employees to enable our miracle workers to focus on what they are trained to do: save lives.”

“At the onset of the pandemic, we committed to maintaining our deployment schedules because we knew how valuable Workday could be to helping customers manage through and out of this crisis,” said Emily McEvilly, chief customer officer, Workday. “Our services organization’s and global partners’ incredible ability to pivot and complete a record number of go-lives in a very challenging year underscores our collective dedication to customer success. I’m personally inspired by our customers who were incredible partners on this journey and demonstrated agility and resilience along the way. We feel fortunate that they recognized the efforts from all of our teams at Workday supporting customers to achieve a 97% customer satisfaction score.”

Additional Information 
For additional perspective:

About Workday

is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics have been adopted by thousands of organizations around the world and across industries—from medium-sized businesses to more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500. For more information about Workday, visit workday.com.

*Unique projects deployed with one or more Workday products

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding Workday’s plans, beliefs, and expectations. These forward-looking statements are based only on currently available information and our current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. If the risks materialize, assumptions prove incorrect, or we experience unexpected changes in circumstances, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements, and therefore you should not rely on any forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2021, and our future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Workday assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Any unreleased services, features, or functions referenced in this document, our website, or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Workday’s discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Workday services should make their purchase decisions based upon services, features, and functions that are currently available.

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ATEC Welcomes EOS Imaging Team

Union Will Better Inform Spine Surgery

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATEC), is a provider of innovative solutions dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery. Centered on a singular vision to better inform surgery, ATEC today welcomes the EOS imaging team in a combination forged to improve the predictability of the patient experience in spine from diagnosis through follow up.

“I am thrilled to officially welcome EOS’ teams to the ATEC family,” stated Pat Miles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Uniting EOS’ world-class imaging with ATEC’s procedural know-how will establish a distinct foundation upon which ATEC Informed by EOS™ can provide surgeons with what they desire most: actionable information that can be reconciled with the preoperative plan. EOS-informed surgeries can better achieve alignment objectives and there is no greater predictor of successful, long-term clinical outcomes than spinal alignment. Together, as the company that improves patient lives by best informing spine surgery, we will be the Standard Bearer in Spine.”

Combining ATEC with EOS, the recognized global leader in full-body, 2D/3D spine imaging solutions, will create new treatment standards in spine through:  

  • REFLECTING THE TECHNOLOGY’S VALUE. The two U.S. sales forces will be aligned to create a capital and spine hardware distribution network. The team will extend the clinical value of EOS technology to both customer bases and introduce EOSedge™, the next-generation platform recently launched by EOS. Capable of full-body and localized imaging that delivers superior image resolution, EOSedge further optimizes radiation dose and has a fully redesigned, open architecture that significantly expands the applications for EOS in adults and children.
  • INFORMING. The value of EOS extends well beyond imaging. The ability to obtain an unbiased, calibrated full-body image will enable a 3D model of patients’ skeletal systems and provide unprecedented diagnostic and surgical planning capabilities. The integration of ATEC’s approach-specific solutions into EOS’ 3D surgical planning platform can better inform surgery and enhance the predictability of outcomes by allowing surgeons to more effectively assess the patient’s full body alignment, establish surgical objectives, and simulate surgery with optimized implants. Additionally, over time, this information will distinguish ATEC with an unrivaled ability to deliver more customized instrument and implant configurations into surgery, reducing inefficiencies.
  • INFLUENCING. Over the intermediate term, the technological foundation of the EOSedge platform will be further developed, facilitating an unprecedented ability to reliably measure bone quality at each vertebral segment. Coupling that information with an increasingly sophisticated 3D alignment and surgical planning platform will support the design and delivery of patient-specific implants, effecting highly customized patient care.
  • PREDICTING. Spine surgery is exceedingly complex. No surgical specialty has more variables that can meaningfully impact a patient’s short and long-term outcomes. EOS’ data collection initiatives will be advanced, enabling the creation and refinement of predictive algorithms over time. Predictive models will provide surgeons with critical information throughout the planning phase to more precisely determine the surgical approach with the highest probability for a successful outcome.

“The prevalence of EOS’ technology in academic institutions worldwide is a clear indication of its profound clinical value,” said Christopher Shaffrey, MD, Chief of the Spine Division at Duke Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery.  “In my practice, EOS’ full body imaging and 3D modeling capabilities facilitate improved assessments of spinal deformities and functional alignment, significantly upgrading patient care. I’m thrilled that ATEC has embraced EOS’ unique technology.  As the company most committed to perpetual innovation in spine, ATEC is best-equipped to extend EOS’ functionality to truly advance spine surgery with better information.”

About ATEC

ATEC, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Alphatec Spine, Inc., EOS imaging and SafeOp Surgical, Inc., is a medical device company dedicated to revolutionizing the approach to spine surgery through clinical distinction. ATEC’s Organic Innovation Machine™ is focused on developing new approaches that integrate seamlessly with the Company’s expanding AlphaInformatiX Platform to better inform surgery and more safely and reproducibly achieve the goals of spine surgery. ATEC’s vision is to become the Standard Bearer in Spine. For more information, visit us at www.atecspine.com.

Forward Looking Statements 

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainty. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company cautions investors that there can be no assurance that actual results or business conditions will not differ materially from those projected or suggested in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, references to the Company’s expectations with respect to revenue and growth and the benefits and synergies of the acquisition of EOS imaging, S.A. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: failure to achieve acceptance by the surgeon community; continuation of favorable reimbursement for the Company’s products; product liability and patent infringement claims; uncertainties and risks related to the acquisition of EOS imaging, S.A.; and the impact of COVID-19. The words “believe,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “look forward” and “anticipate,” variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not a forward-looking statement. A further list and description of these and other factors, risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company’s most recent annual report, and any subsequent quarterly and current reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ATEC disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless required by law. 

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Investor Relations
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Chief Financial Officer
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LPL Financial Hires Waddell & Reed’s Shawn Mihal to Lead Institution Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LPL Financial LLC today announced that Shawn Mihal has joined the firm as executive vice president, Institution Services. Mihal will be responsible for further expanding the capabilities and services LPL offers to institutions and their clients, as well as supporting institutions’ executive leadership and advisors in their long-term growth aspirations. He will report to LPL Chief Customer Care Officer and Managing Director Dayton Semerjian, working from the firm’s Carolinas office.

Mihal served as president of Waddell & Reed, Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. that LPL acquired April 30. Before becoming president, Mihal held senior vice president and chief operating officer roles at Waddell & Reed, Inc. Prior to that, Mihal worked at Great American Advisors, Inc. and Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., where he held compliance leadership roles and led bank and credit union networking arrangements, helping financial institutions navigate the fast-paced and ever-changing economic landscape.

Mihal succeeds Arthur Osman, who has had a 24-year career with LPL, joining the firm through the 2007 acquisition of UVEST Financial Services Group, Inc. Osman will work closely with Mihal to ensure a smooth transition and then take a step back to spend more time with his family beginning July 1.

“All of us at LPL are incredibly grateful for Arthur’s decades of service to the firm, and we couldn’t be happier for him and his family,” said Semerjian. “We’re also excited to welcome Shawn, who throughout his career has demonstrated a deep commitment and orientation to serving advisors and institutions. As the industry continues to evolve and transform, I believe strongly in his ability to guide the Institution Services team through lasting growth. I look forward to the many contributions he will bring to ensure an even greater community of care for our more than 800 bank and credit union clients.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about joining LPL Financial, and I am energized about the prospect of supporting LPL’s institutional clients with unparalleled service offerings and capabilities,” said Mihal. “I’m looking forward to helping the firm’s clients serve as growth agents for their institutions by increasing the value of the financial advice and guidance they provide to their clients.”

Mihal received a bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Cincinnati, and holds FINRA 7, 24, and 66 licenses.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to objective guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

* Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2019 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report)
No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2020)
No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2019-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report)

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Throughout this communication, the terms “financial advisors” and “advisors” include registered representatives and/or investment adviser representatives affiliated with LPL Financial LLC, an SEC registered broker-dealer and investment adviser.

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GeoVax to Present at 2021 BIO Digital

GeoVax Chairman & CEO to Participate in Vaccine Panel Discussion

ATLANTA, GA, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — GeoVax Labs, Inc(Nasdaq: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing human immunotherapies and vaccines against infectious diseases and cancers, announced today that it has been selected to deliver a company presentation at 2021 BIO Digital, the premier biotech event. BIO Digital is scheduled June 10-11 and June 14-18, 2021.  

David Dodd, Chairman & CEO, will present an overview of GeoVax’s immunotherapy and vaccine research and development efforts.  The presentation will focus on the Company’s ongoing efforts towards the development of a COVID-19 vaccine capable of addressing the increasing number of SARS-CoV-2 variants.  Mr. Dodd will also discuss the Company’s cancer immunotherapy program and its other vaccine development programs.  The presentation will be available to registered attendees at 9:00am ET June 10.

Attendees at BIO Digital will be able to view GeoVax’s company presentation before live meetings in the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ system begin on June 14.  To meet with GeoVax at BIO Digital, registration information can be found here.

GeoVax Chairman and CEO, David Dodd, will also participate in a panel discussion entitled, “Vaccine Business – Five Minutes of Fame or Five-Time Oscar Winner?”  The panel discussion and live Q&A chat is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, at 11:05am ET.

About GeoVax

GeoVax is a clinical-stage company developing vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. GeoVax’s current development programs are focused on preventive vaccines against COVID-19, Zika Virus, hemorrhagic fever viruses (Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and Sudan), HIV and malaria, as well as therapeutic vaccines against multiple cancers. 

Through the Company’s novel Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Virus Like Particle (MVA-VLP) based platform, MVA, a large virus capable of carrying several vaccine antigens, expresses proteins that assemble into VLP immunogens within the person receiving the vaccine. The production of VLPs in vivo mimics virus production in a natural infection, stimulating both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system to recognize, prevent, and control the target infection. The MVA-VLP derived vaccines elicit durable immune responses in the host similar to a live-attenuated virus, while providing the safety characteristics of a replication-defective vector. 

About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest advocacy organization representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

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CSX Announces Senior Leadership Changes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced the appointments of Mark K. Wallace as executive vice president of CSX, Kevin S. Boone as executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Sean R. Pelkey as vice president and acting chief financial officer.

In his new role, Mr. Wallace will focus on special projects and initiatives supporting the president and chief executive officer. Mr. Wallace continues to receive treatments for cancer but remains committed to helping deliver on the company’s strategic growth initiatives.

James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer said: “These appointments demonstrate the depth of CSX’s leadership and place us in a position of strength. Kevin’s proven track record of implementing and executing successful strategic initiatives will provide strong direction to CSX’s sales and marketing team as we focus on capturing sustainable and profitable growth. Sean’s broad experience at CSX as well as his deep knowledge of our industry will continue to strengthen our financial performance and shareholder value.”

Kevin S. Boone, executive vice president of sales and marketing said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead CSX’s growth initiatives and build upon the strong foundation Mark has established. CSX has never been in a better position to drive growth as we leverage industry-leading service and deliver new innovative solutions to our customers.”

Mr. Boone, who most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, joined the Company in September 2017 as a vice president responsible for investor relations. He then was appointed vice president of marketing and strategy to lead research and data analysis to advance growth strategies. Mr. Boone has over 18 years of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting, primarily focused on the transportation and industrial sectors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Mr. Pelkey joined CSX in 2005, and most recently served as vice president, finance and treasury. Pelkey has over 16 years of experience in finance and capital management, and previously served as assistant vice president, capital markets and investor relations. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston University.

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

Forward-looking Statements

This information and other statements by the company may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act with respect to, among other items: projections and estimates of earnings, revenues, margins, volumes, rates, cost-savings, expenses, taxes, liquidity, capital expenditures, dividends, share repurchases or other financial items, statements of management’s plans, strategies and objectives for future operations, and management’s expectations as to future performance and operations and the time by which objectives will be achieved, statements concerning proposed new services, and statements regarding future economic, industry or market conditions or performance. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “preliminary” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. If the company updates any forward-looking statement, no inference should be drawn that the company will make additional updates with respect to that statement or any other forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual performance or results could differ materially from that anticipated by any forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by any forward- looking statements include, among others; (i) the company’s success in implementing its financial and operational initiatives; (ii) changes in domestic or international economic, political or business conditions, including those affecting the transportation industry (such as the impact of industry competition, conditions, performance and consolidation); (iii) legislative or regulatory changes; (iv) the inherent business risks associated with safety and security; (v) the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the company; (vi) natural events such as severe weather conditions or pandemic health crises; and (vii) the inherent uncertainty associated with projecting economic and business conditions.

Other important assumptions and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are specified in the company’s SEC reports, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the company’s website at www.csx.com.

Bill Slater, Investor Relations

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Ebang International Holdings, Inc. Investors: Last Days to Participate Actively in the Class Action Lawsuit; Portnoy Law Firm

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LOS ANGELES, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Portnoy Law Firm advises investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ebang International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBON) investors that acquired shares between June 26, 2020 and April 5, 2021. Investors have until June 7, 2021 to seek an active role in this litigation.

Investors are encouraged to contact attorney Lesley F. Portnoy, to determine eligibility to participate in this action, by phone 310-692-8883 or email, or click here to join the case.

Analyst Hindenburg Research published a report on April 6, 2021, alleging the Chinese cryptocurrency company is directing proceeds from its IPO last year into a “series of opaque deals with insiders and questionable counterparties.”Ebang raised $21 million in November 2020, According to the report, stating that the proceeds would go “primarily for development,” and that $21 million was allegedly directed to repay related-party loans to a relative of the company’s Chairman/CEO Dong Hu. It was also noted in this report that Ebang’s earlier efforts to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange failed as a result, to widespread media coverage of its relationship with Yindou, a Chinese peer-to-peer online lending scheme that defrauded 20,000 retail investors in 2018, with $655 million “vanish(ing) into thin air”. On April 6, 2021, share price fell $0.82, or approximately 13%, on this news, to close at $5.53 per share thereby injuring investors.

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Advent Technologies Signs New Contract with U.S. Department of Defense for Wearable Fuel Cell

Advent Technologies Signs New Contract with U.S. Department of Defense for Wearable Fuel Cell

Contract paves way for completing the military standard certification for high-tech portable power system developed by Advent subsidiary UltraCell

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADN) (“Advent”) today announced that its subsidiary, UltraCell LLC, has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to focus on completing the MIL-STD certification of UltraCell’s 50 W Reformed Methanol Wearable Fuel Cell Power System (“Honey Badger”). The contract was signed with the U.S. Army DEVCOM Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center with funding through the Project Manager Integrated Visual Augmentation System (PM IVAS), which works to enhance the situational awareness capabilities of Soldiers.

This award is focused on advancing the Honey Badger for U.S. Army integration. The effort will drive efforts to complete the full MIL-STD and finalize integrated filtration for Cleaning Compound, Windshield NSN 9850-00-926-2275 to allow the use of logistically sound materials as the primary fuel source.

The cutting-edge Honey Badger is optimized to operate on a Soldier-worn plate carrier or ruck carried for “on the move” battery charging and is designed to integrate with materials already in the U.S. Army supply chain. The versatile, lightweight fuel cell was recently selected by the DoD’s National Defense Center for Energy and Environment (NDCEE) to take part in its 2021 demonstration/validation program (see announcement here). The Honey Badger is the only fuel cell to take part in this program, which is led by the C5ISR Center to support the goal of having a technology-enabled force by 2028.

Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Chairman and CEO of Advent Technologies, said: “This contract represents a key milestone as we work to expand our markets and position Advent’s products as the technology of choice for key defense applications. We are extremely excited about this development and believe it is yet further proof of how Advent’s “Any Fuel. Anywhere.” approach can solve our customers’ most pressing challenges.”

Ian Kaye, Advent Technologies Senior VP Product Development, added: “I am extremely pleased that the U.S. Army has decided to push forward with this effort. We have demonstrated through multiple Soldier employment scenarios that Honey Badger is the right design to meet the ongoing forward operating needs of the modern Soldier. So now the next logical step is to complete the extremely rigorous MIL-STD tests.”

UltraCell is developing the Honey Badger 20 W and 50 W portable generators for the U.S. Army IVAS (Integrated Visual Augmentation System), and surveillance systems are or can be served by UltraCell’s XX55™ GEN3 50 W reformed methanol fuel cell. The Honey Badger fuel cells combine spiraled advanced thermal management and catalysis technologies with existing designs to dramatically reduce the size and weight of the fuel cells. This increased power density coupled with UltraCell’s use of logistically available fuel sources is projected to significantly expand the user base of the fuel cells. The XX55™ is serving on the front lines for the war on terror and other strategic fronts.

Honey Badger Put to the Test

UltraCell is working to integrate Honey Badger technology improvements from the 20 W unit into the 50 W system. This technology is rapidly maturing and has recently completed successful field trials in Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) and in high-altitude tests in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain range.

The Honey Badger technology will help scale up and enable Advent to create derivatives for commercial and industrial markets through Methane emissions reduction programs.

About Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a U.S. corporation that develops, manufactures, and assembles critical components for fuel cells and advanced energy systems in the renewable energy sector. Advent is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe. With 120-plus patents issued (or pending) for its fuel cell technology, Advent holds the IP for next-generation high-temperature proton exchange membranes (HT-PEM) that enable various fuels to function at high temperatures under extreme conditions – offering a flexible ‘Any Fuel. Anywhere’ option for the automotive, maritime, aviation, and power generation sectors. For more information, visit www.advent.energy.

Advent subsidiary UltraCell is a leader in lightweight fuel cells for the portable power market with mature products and cutting-edge technology. The portable battery chargers produced by UltraCell are the only “Made in USA” fuel cell products approved by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and one of the only two manufacturers across NATO. UltraCell units are already deployed in the field by U.S. military and security agencies. Three additional NATO allies are currently testing UltraCell systems. UltraCell’s fuel cell products have also been recognized and presented in multiple global NATO events. For more information, visit www.ultracell-llc.com.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “believe,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “goal,” “project,” and other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements address various matters including the Company’s plans and expectations with respect to 50 W Reformed Methanol Wearable Fuel Cell Power System (“Honey Badger”). Each forward-looking statement contained in this press release is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statement. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, among others, the Company’s ability to realize the benefits from the business combination; the Company’s ability to maintain the listing of the Company’s common stock on Nasdaq; future financial performance; public securities’ potential liquidity and trading; impact from the outcome of any known and unknown litigation; ability to forecast and maintain an adequate rate of revenue growth and appropriately plan its expenses; expectations regarding future expenditures; future mix of revenue and effect on gross margins; attraction and retention of qualified directors, officers, employees and key personnel; ability to compete effectively in a competitive industry; ability to protect and enhance our corporate reputation and brand; expectations concerning our relationships and actions with our technology partners and other third parties; impact from future regulatory, judicial and legislative changes to the industry; ability to locate and acquire complementary technologies or services and integrate those into the Company’s business; future arrangements with, or investments in, other entities or associations; and intense competition and competitive pressure from other companies worldwide in the industries in which the Company will operate; and the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 20, 2021, as well as the other information we file with the SEC. We caution investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. You are encouraged to read our filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this document, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any of these statements. Our business is subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, including those referenced above. Investors, potential investors, and others should give careful consideration to these risks and uncertainties.

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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