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DistroTV Expands News-Driven Lineup; Adds Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake to 150+ Channel Roster


DistroTV, the nation’s largest, independent free ad-supported streaming television platform, today announces the expansion of its news-driven channel lineup with the addition of Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake. Both join the streaming platform’s growing 150-plus channel roster and signify the platform’s commitment to continue to grow its diversified content offerings to appeal to passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and the UK. “Bloomberg Media is known for featuring independent voices who equip viewers with the news and analysis necessary to have an informed take on the latest in finance, technology, culture and politics, from the latest stock market trends to conversations surrounding the future of work to the pandemic’s ongoing impact on local businesses and communities,” said Navdeep Saini, founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company to DistroTV. “The addition of these channels signify our ongoing commitment to deliver thought-provoking and engaging content to a globally-minded audience.” Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake are two global networks from a newsroom of 2,700 journalists and analysts in 120 countries. Bloomberg TV delivers global financial news and market-moving analysis with shows such as Bloomberg Surveillance and Wall Street Week. Bloomberg Quicktake is a global streaming and social video network for a new generation of leaders and professionals, covering the biggest stories across business, technology, climate, culture, politics, society and personal finance. The channels join DistroTV’s growing business section, with other channels including Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, Real Vision, TD Ameritrade, and The Street available for live streaming on the platform. "The addition of Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Quicktake on DistroTV extends our reach to new audiences who are looking for trusted, global business news on streaming,” said M. Scott Havens, Chief Growth Officer and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Bloomberg Media. “Both networks provide a unique content offering that reaches decision makers, business professionals and rising leaders who have high expectations from the content and news they consume.” DistroTV provides today’s brands an opportunity to build a direct-to-consumer relationship with DistroScale and its network partners. DistroTV is a natural extension to DistroScale’s long-standing expertise in video platforms and advertising. Since its launch in 2019, DistroTV has seen rapid growth concerning its breadth of content and global audience figures. In the last six months, viewership quadrupled and total watch time multiplied eight times over. The streaming platform focuses on building a robust network that delivers news, entertainment, music, sports, and lifestyle programming to audiences globally. DistroTV has built a strong programming lineup of popular film and television channels, including Magnolia Pictures - CineLife, Euro News, Reelz, Law&Crime, Qello Concerts by Stingray, Magellan TV, People TV, and TD Ameritrade, among others. Additional independent channels include some of the following: Kweli TV, which spotlights the rich history and global diversity of the Black community; Canela TV, featuring Spanish programming; Latido Music, the leading channel for Latin music; BritAsia Live for British Asians around the globe; Filmeraa, short-form movies and television in Indian and Korean; Venus TV, which features popular Bollywood movies, culture, and more. To become a viewer, visit or install DistroTV on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS or Android. About DistroTV DistroTV is the largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming television service on the market. Launched in 2019 by parent company DistroScale, the platform caters to a multicultural, rapidly expanding, globally-minded audience of passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and UK. Satisfying the growing demand for premium video content in multiple languages, DistroTV delivers premium video content from producers globally across North America, the UK, Bollywood, Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, and growing. With more than 150 channels plus thousands of Video on Demand (VOD) shows, DistroTV cultivates content that covers a broad spectrum of topics to connect with people's passion points around Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, News, Documentaries and International Content in live, linear and video-on-demand formats. DistroTV is available on the web, as well as through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android devices. About DistroScale DistroTV is the first direct-to-consumer offering from DistroScale, a technology company founded in 2013 and known for providing a global clientele of thousands of media properties with the industry's most comprehensive video platform for web, apps, and streaming. DistroScale is an all-in-one solution providing infrastructure, content delivery, curation, analytics and a full suite of monetization options. Video enabled by DistroScale reaches more than 250 million visitors per month. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To become a DistroTV viewer, visit More information on DistroScale & DistroTV is available at Contact Details Mackenzie Gavel +1 631-739-5716 Company Website

April 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Restaurants Return: A Slow Road to Recovery

Revenue Management Solutions

Restaurant operators who have navigated COVID-related shutdowns, restrictions and rapidly changing consumer demands must now prepare for another unexpected reality: Pandemic-related buyer behaviors may be here to stay. In its most recent quarterly survey, Revenue Management Solutions, a global enterprise providing patented, tech-enabled solutions for the restaurant industry, set out to understand the consumer’s current state of mind. Respondents answered questions about vaccination and how widespread declines in the virus will impact restaurant dining habits. The survey was fielded in late February 2021, with responses from more than 1,100 U.S. diners in rural, suburban and urban markets. One thing the survey tells restaurateurs: Consumers will return. When asked about eating out at restaurants post-pandemic, an encouraging 32% of respondents said they plan on eating out even more than before the pandemic started, compared to only 13% when polled last fall. Frequent delivery orders are seeing a small decline, with a 6% drop, though takeout and drive-thru continue to climb, each nudging up by 2% over the three-month period. “We are encouraged to see increased optimism about dining out, high acceptance of the vaccine and a general acceptance of possible price increases,” said Dr. Christina Norton, director of behavioral research at Revenue Management Solutions. “But all signs point to a significantly changed landscape going forward, as buyer behaviors adopted in 2020 appear to have strong staying power.” Key insights include: People continue to work from home. Only 6% of respondents reported that changes in their work environment in the last three months have resulted in now working primarily from the office. The slow transition back to the workspace will likely continue to affect restaurants that heavily relied on commuter or office worker traffic. Habits are formed. When asked if their behaviors have remained the same since November 2020, a growing number of respondents said yes. Specifically, 45% of respondents say their breakfast behavior hasn’t changed, compared to 41% in November; 51% report lunch behaviors have stayed the same, up from 44% in November; and 47% report that dinner behavior has stayed the same — an 8-point jump from 39% in November. Restaurants are perceived to be safe. When asked if restaurants can provide a safe indoor experience, 51% said yes, an 8% increase from August 2020. Willingness to get the vaccine changes dining-out concerns. For those who already received the vaccine or are scheduled to get it, 72% say the number of COVID cases at the local level is the most important factor in deciding to dine out. For those undecided or not planning to get the vaccine, whether or not a restaurant can provide a safe indoor dining experience was the top consideration. Consumers accept price increases at restaurants more than at grocery outlets. Grocery prices surged last spring due to supply chain issues. Consumers still perceive food-at-home (FAH) prices to be higher than food-away-from-home (FAFM) prices, despite a reduction in the gap between FAH and FAFH pricing and both increasing at similar levels. Cost increases are justifiable. Most respondents see increased minimum wage, cost of food and safety precautions as justifiable reasons for restaurants to increase prices. At 70%, Boomers were the most understanding; Gen Z was the least tolerant at 41%. New household concerns rose to the forefront this February, with consumers reporting mental health and not being able to participate in desired activities as key concerns. Both issues moved up three ranks since first reported in May 2020, when the economic impact and inability to see friends and family ranked highest. “There’s reason to be cautiously optimistic about consumers’ return to in-restaurant dining,” said Norton. “But operators cannot let their guard down on safety and must be prepared to continue to meet the consumer where they are, which is largely still at home.” Visit RMS’ website to download the full research report for free. ### About Revenue Management Solutions RMS provides data-driven solutions and services to the restaurant industry, all designed to help brands drive sales and profitability while maintaining traffic and enhancing brand value long-term. RMS works with more than 50 major brands in more than 40 countries, with its patented processes of revenue management used in more than 100,000 restaurant locations globally. The company holds five U.S. patents on menu pricing and customer segmentation and supports ongoing academic research efforts. Its industry-leading consumer and trends research has been quoted in numerous publications throughout the pandemic recovery. For more information on how RMS helps its clients, visit Contact Details Center Reach Communications Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 Center Reach Communications Rebecca Wilkins +12144379096 Company Website

April 14, 2021 08:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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W And W Digital, LLC

Executive Producer Steve Gaçonnier at W And W Digital, LLC, discussed the announcement during a live broadcast from Dallas, Texas on Friday, April 9th, 4:20 pm 2021. “We are fortunate to have American guitar legend Jimmy Vivino as our host for this series. Who better to talk to musicians and industry titans then than someone that eats, breathes, sleeps and of course… plays music.”, Gaçonnier shared with a smile. Jimmy Vivino leads the BASIC CABLE BAND, the house band on the CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW and has played with everyone from Levon Helm to Ringo Starr. Tune in to Jimmy and company as he shares stories from The Green Room launching April 20, 2021 on and on The Green Room’s You Tube channel April 21, 2021. Followed by a rebroadcast-on April 28th, 2021 as part of Willie Nelson’s Luck Summit benefiting High Holiday, which seeks to destigmatize, educate and promote cannabis culture in an informative and entertaining way. Jimmy explained his take on the talk show and why it’s called The Green Room, “The green room has a special place in my heart. I met a lot of people through the green room, I had a lot of great conversations… from BB King to Ringo Starr to Al Green to Bonnie Rait t to Gore Vidal, politicians, musicians, writers…" “In my experience of 28 years in television, more happens in the green room than happens on the air. When you work in television, people have 5 minutes… but in the green room more time is spent talking. We’d like to bring that atmosphere of the green room to this show. Where we’re not looking at a clock or a commercial coming up or anything, we’re just talking. We could be talking about anything. I could have Slash on there and we could talk about horror films for the whole time, so be ready." Executive Producer Steve Gaçonnier is producing the series along with Executive Producer Jerry Joyner of Weed And Whiskey News. A sneak peek at the first 3 guests include: DAVID FISHOF - MUSIC PRODUCER | FOUNDER OF ROCK & ROLL FANTASY CAMP Jimmy discusses with Fishof how he started in the business and his first gig. Fast forward to the impetus behind his Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, American Gladiator, Ringo Starr and a few stories including Sammy Hagar and Roger Daltrey. SHEP GORDON - SUPER MENSCH Jimmy chats with Shep Gordon. Affectionately known as “SuperMensch”, Anthony Bordain said “Shep is the man who's done everything, been everywhere, and was at seemingly every important moment in musical and culinary history. Shep Gordon is a legend.” Gordon has been instrumental in bolstering the careers and brands for The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, Chef Emeril Lagasse, shock rocker, Alice Cooper. Involved in promoting Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Teddy Pendergrass, Ridley Scott, Mike Meyers, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas, Mick Fleetwood and so many more. Shep is now a father with the birth of his son, Benjamin. We’ll learn how Shep has provided over 3 million meals to Maui’s hungry and his philosophy for success. DANNY ZELISKO – CONCERT PROMOTOR | FOUNDER OF EVENING STAR PRODUCTIONS | FORMER PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN OF LIVE NATION SOUTHWEST Jimmy talks to Danny Zelisko about his focus on putting the right acts in the right places at the right time with the right ticket prices in order to maintain fun and excitement for audiences with artists like The Police, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads, KISS, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, Nirvana and Pink Floyd. Interviews with Elliot Easton of The Cars, Billy Gibbon s of ZZ Top, Slash and Lukas Nelson are currently in discussions. The weekly broadcast is free and will sustain the content through a non-traditional advertising and product placement model. “We are developing relationships with brands in the alcohol and cannabis space. Including spirits brands like Alcanna, Constellation Brands, Great Northern Distributors, Heineken & Molson Coors Brewing and cannabis brands like Apothecanna, Caviar Gold, Marley Natural and Willie’s Reserve. These brands are congruent with the lifestyle of our audience.”, shared Joyner. Weed And Whiskey News is a content distribution studio focusing on Cannabis, Whiskey, Music and the culture within. Their website, live streaming portal and social channels have developed series content including: Infused Kitchen, Miracles of Marijuana, Sips and Quips and The Green Room with Jimmy Vivino. Weed And Whiskey TV is an On-Demand TV Network, featuring original, highly-entertaining cannabis and spirit friendly programming. The vast majority of their original programming is only four minutes and 20 seconds in length and can be viewed on virtually any mobile device. Weed and Whiskey TV also streams curated music concerts, feature films, shows and Holiday specials. Twist one up, pour a whiskey...sit back, relax and enjoy Weed And Whiskey TV. It's TV with a Twist! W And W Digital, LLC is an entertainment and media holding concern headquartered in Dallas, Texas. W And W Digital owns and operates the streaming TV Network, Weed And Whiskey TV. In addition to licensed feature films and episodic series, W And W Digital created and produces the following episodic series. “DI High”, “Higher Than Space”, “History Written in Stoned,” “In Luck” (filmed at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion that coincides with SXSW), “Paper Bartender”, “Trailer Talks”, “Tequila Shots” and recently launched Weed And Whiskey Contact Details Jerry Joyner +1 214-762-7101 Company Website

April 13, 2021 12:30 PM Central Daylight Time

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No Dogs Left Behind

No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB), a global animal rescue organization, is proud to announce its inaugural “Young Heroes” Board. This Junior Board of Directors was created to help middle and high school students develop leadership skills, provide them with opportunities for community service and fundraising, and engage a youthful perspective to help grow the organization. Jeffrey Beri, Founder and President of NDLB, is a big proponent of youth involvement in the organization. “The youth are our future in this movement” Beri explains. Educating the young has always been a core part of NDLB’s mission, with Beri going into schools in China to teach the school aged children about animal welfare. When Co-Chairs Ava Finnegan (15) and Erin Finnegan (14) first approached Beri about getting more involved, he was all in. The sisters began volunteering with NDLB as transport volunteers, greeting dogs on arrival in the U.S. and uniting them with adopters. The more they participated, the more involved they wanted to become. “The girls approached me about establishing a Junior Board and it took off from there” said Beri. The sisters have been especially active with fundraising and awareness initiatives, helping to grow NDLB’s social media platforms such as YouTube and Tik Tok, and recruiting volunteers for the organization. As Co-Chairs of the Junior Board, they also actively participate in meetings with NDLB’s leadership team and hold weekly meetings with Beri. “The Junior Board has already made quantifiable improvements for No Dogs Left Behind” explains Beri. “For example, with Tik Tok alone, we have seen a 33% increase in our one-time donations and a 30% increase in adoption applications. It’s huge!” “Serving on the Junior Board is a great opportunity to learn about philanthropy, gain leadership experience and actually see how our ideas and actions can make an impact and help these dogs who have been rescued from slaughter,” according to Ava. Her sister Erin agrees, noting “I really feel like a valued part of the NDLB leadership team. When we make suggestions on new things to do or new ways to raise awareness, the team listens and takes our advice.” It can be difficult for teenagers to find organizations receptive to young people, especially those under age 16. Ava points out, “not only are youth encouraged to volunteer with NDLB, but the Junior Board members are actually treated as respected members of the team.” Erin agrees: “Even though I am the youngest member of the Board, I always feel heard when I make a suggestion or ask a question. It’s truly amazing to feel like I am helping to make a difference on a global platform.” The entire leadership team of NDLB are anxious to grow the Junior Board of Directors. “We know that engaging our youth and listening to their ideas will help develop compassionate, thoughtful leaders whose vision is not limited to our specific mission, but to the welfare of all animals and society as a whole,” said Beri. “Our junior board will gain valuable leadership experience and be our youth ambassadors for No Dogs Left Behind and its mission.” The Co-Chairs of the Junior Board of Directors are currently seeking interested middle school and high school students who want to get more involved to help effectuate change for animals globally. Everyone ages 11 through 18 is encouraged to apply at No Dogs Left Behind. Anyone interested in donating, adopting, fostering or volunteering, please visit No Dogs Left Behind. About No Dogs Left Behind: No Dogs Left Behind operates boots on the ground in China, fighting on the frontlines to rescue dogs from the illegal dogmeat trade. They work hands-on with local activists through emergency response, pulling dogs directly from slaughterhouses, dogmeat trucks, wet markets and traffickers. Their mission extends beyond borders, advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws, and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial goods or profit. With nearly 500 survivors in their care, No Dogs Left Behind operates sanctuaries in Dayi and Gongyi, China. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest. Contact Details No Dogs Left Behind Sherry Chen +1 855-665-0888 Company Website

April 13, 2021 12:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Caliber Embarks on Private Build-to-Suit School Expansion with Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Caliber Co.

CaliberCos Inc., a fully integrated real estate company, announced today a significant milestone within Caliber. The Company has embarked on a school expansion in Scottsdale, Arizona that will benefit the community and should serve as an attractive investment for its Opportunity Zone investors. Caliber recently closed on the acquisition of Rancho Solano Preparatory School, a 26,646 square foot property in Scottsdale, Arizona. The total project cost is $11.5 million and is the first venture Caliber has invested in since the pandemic started in March 2020. $4.5 million in equity was offered with Caliber’s Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund leading the investment, which was maxed out within three weeks of the offering. Commenting on the transaction, Chris Loeffler, Co-Founder and CEO of Caliber stated, “The impact from the current pandemic has touched every part of the global economy, and education has not gone untouched. Now, more than ever, there is higher demand for private education as many private schools remained opened throughout the pandemic. These institutions are providing a needed resource for parents who are unable to effectively home-school their children. Caliber’s open architecture allowed investors in our Fund, high-net worth direct investors, and a respected family office to combine forces and provide the necessary capital to build this asset for the community.” As a result of the increased demand, Caliber will construct a new campus for Rancho Solano. In conjunction with this construction project, Rancho Solano will close its small, North Scottsdale facility and consolidate it with the existing main campus in Central Scottsdale. The new campus expansion will serve all grades pre-K through 12th grade. In addition, there is an excess piece of land that is adjacent to the school that could lead to another project. Rancho Solano will lease the space from Caliber for a period of 20 years with a 10-year option. Upon receipt of occupancy, Rancho Solano will be given the option to purchase the building and will be offered that option again after the first and second years. Caliber believes that this project will produce positive cash flow as well as create attractive asset appreciation for its Opportunity Zone Fund investors. Additional information on the project can be found on Caliber’s website at Rancho Solano - Caliber ( Caliber is seeking additional schools with a desire to expand into Qualified Opportunity Zone locations throughout the Southwest and Mountainwest matching the goals of long-term investors to the needs of local communities. About Caliber – The Wealth Development Company Caliber is a market leader in providing individual accredited investors and registered investment advisors with well-structured alternatives to traditional investments. The Company builds wealth by forming and managing real estate private equity investments, either through individual assets or multi-asset funds. The Company offers an approachable, full-service investment experience managing over $440M in fair value assets under management and an estimated $550M in assets under development in commercial, residential, multi-family, self-storage and hospitality real estate in AZ, CO, NV, UT and AK. Caliber’s vertical integration of support services delivers a unique and efficient 360º approach to investing in real estate. The Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ with business operations focused throughout the greater Southwest region. Visit for more information. About Rancho Solano Preparatory School Rancho Solano Preparatory School is a PK-12 international learning community for high achieving students that offers a highly individualized education experience completely unique to Arizona. Additional information can be found on the website at About Rancho Solano • Rancho Solano Preparatory School Contact Details Caliber Victoria Rotondo +1 480-295-7600 Public Relations Mary Jensen +13105261707 Company Website

April 13, 2021 12:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Quidel Corporation Partners With the Bay Area Lyme Foundation to Heighten Public Awareness of Lyme Disease

Quidel Corporation

With Lyme disease season breaking out across the United States, Quidel Corporation announced today that it has partnered with the Bay Area Lyme (BAL) Foundation to help heighten public awareness to this alarming health condition that afflicts as many as 400,000 Americans each year. Quidel is the nation’s leading developer of rapid Lyme disease testing. As part of its collaboration, Quidel will serve as the sponsor for BAL’s series of free speaker forums that focus on research and science in the field of Lyme disease as well as Lyme disease prevention. These events provide new information on various Lyme topics in an open-discussion format, all designed to bring awareness around the Lyme disease epidemic with rapid ways to diagnose and treat it. Each of these events will feature a scientific researcher paired with a Lyme survivor sharing their inspirational story. The first in the series will be held via zoom on May 19 and will discuss the topic of “Herbal Treatments for Tick-Borne Diseases.” Speakers will include Sunjya Schweig, M.D., who has been studying, teaching and practicing integrative and functional medicine for over 25 years and is a member of the BAL’s scientific advisory board. Also participating will be Lia Gaertner, a BAL board member and the organization’s director of education and outreach. More information is available at Quidel will also be a primary sponsor of BAL’s Emerging Leader Awards, which recognize both established and up-and-coming researchers who bring creative thinking to the field of Lyme disease. These grants support new and innovative projects and aim to attract aspiring new scientific talent to the field of Lyme. In addition, Quidel will sponsor the annual LymeAid Gala, the foundation’s annual benefit dinner and live concert to be held later this year. “The fact that symptoms of Lyme disease may not appear for weeks makes it all the more important that people take steps to avoid getting a tick bite, be aware of Lyme’s early warning signs, and then get tested immediately if they think they may have contracted it,” said Cheryl Miller, vice president of market development at Quidel. “That’s why we are so honored to be partnering with the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Together, we work to heighten public awareness of the disease and advance scientific research in testing and treatment for Lyme.” Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that occurs when people are bitten by an infected deer tick. It can strike anyone at any age and can lead to a number of serious, life-threatening problems if not caught early. Leading the way in Lyme disease testing is Quidel’s innovative Sofia® 2 Lyme FIA. This test provides the patient as well as his or her physician with indicative results within 15 minutes, as opposed to days, which has historically been the norm. Performed in the privacy of a doctor’s office or local clinic, it is also the only test that can get results from a simple finger prick of blood. Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq: QDEL) is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic solutions at the point of care, delivering a continuum of rapid testing technologies that further improve the quality of health care throughout the globe. An innovator for over 40 years in the medical device industry, Quidel pioneered the first FDA-cleared point-of-care test for influenza in 1999 and was the first to market a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in the U.S. Under trusted brand names, Sofia®, Solana®, Lyra®, Triage® and QuickVue®, Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio includes tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, cardiac and autoimmune biomarkers, as well as a host of products to detect COVID-19. With products made in America, Quidel’s mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of our families, our communities and the world. For more information about Quidel, visit Contact Details Jim Yeager +1 818-264-6812 Company Website

April 13, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CSG ® (NASDAQ: CSGS) invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT to discuss the company's first quarter 2021 earnings results. The conference call will feature CSG President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Shepherd and CSG Chief Financial Officer Rollie Johns. To reach the conference, call 1-833-508-4355 and ask the operator for the CSG Systems International conference call. Click here to join a webcast of CSG’s earnings call in live or archived format. # # # About CSG For more than 35 years, CSG has simplified the complexity of business, delivering innovative customer engagement solutions that help companies acquire, monetize, engage, and retain customers. Operating across more than 120 countries worldwide, CSG manages billions of critical customer interactions annually, and its award-winning suite of software and services allow companies across dozens of industries to tackle their biggest business challenges and thrive in an ever-changing marketplace. CSG is the trusted provider for driving digital innovation for hundreds of leading global brands, including Airtel Africa, América Móvil, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, Formula 1, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, Inmarsat, Mastercard, Maximus, Microsoft, Mobily, MTN, New Leaf Service Contracts, State of California DMV, TalkTalk and Telstra. To learn more, visit our website at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Copyright © 2021 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contact Details CSG John Rea +1 210-687-4409 Company Website

April 13, 2021 06:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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China Dynamics Enters into MOU to Create Exclusive Distribution Network in the Americas

China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 13 April 2021 - China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the "Company"; Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “China Dynamics” or the "Group"), a provider of new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, and Citizens Resources LLC (“Citizens”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) for strategic business cooperation in Canada, the USA, Brazil, the Caribbean and Latin America (hereinafter the “Exclusive Territory”) to set the basis for an exclusive master distributorship and licensing agreement. Under the MOU, both parties will enter into a series of agreements allowing China Dynamics to create a sales pipeline and a distribution network for electromobility products in the Exclusive Territory on an exclusive basis and to support the distribution network with training, marketing, after sales and charging infrastructure. Meanwhile, Citizens is set to use China Dynamics’ technology, intellectual property, know-how, technical support and supply chain to assemble or manufacture electric vehicles in Mexico for further export, distribution, sale and marketing in the Exclusive Territory under a licensing agreement. Citizens will enter into a purchase and sale agreement to buy vehicles or components from China Dynamics on a cost-plus basis, so that China Dynamics will become the provider of powertrains, battery packs, e-kits, and complete rolling platforms. Mr. Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of China Dynamics, said, “We are pleased to announce the signing of the MOU with Citizens, an energy investment and smart electromobility company in the US. Citizens has nearly 40 years of experience in developing businesses and partnerships internationally, with a particular focus on North America and the Caribbean. This MOU will help expand the Group’s markets into the Americas and will add to the Group’s growing number of partners working on electromobility products with the ultimate goal of a greener environment through zero-transmission transport. Mr. Sergio de La Vega, Principal at Citizens, commented, ¨We have been working on energy transition and efficiency for a few years now. Electromobility represents everything we believe in: smart cities, big data, energy efficiency, lifestyle, respect for our planet and technological evolution. The vehicles of the future will trend towards autonomy, charging and storing energy in better ways to better serve society. We have no doubt this partnership will bring growth and value for China Dynamics and for Citizens. About China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (Stock Code: 476)China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited is a pioneer and a prominent player in new-energy commercial vehicles market, as well as a whole-vehicle manufacturer of specialty passenger vehicles and new energy passenger vehicles. It is an integrated driving and logistics solutions provider with a solid technological foundation in diverse areas including new energy platform power system and its key components. The Group has two production bases in Chongqing and it has developed its sales network in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and South America. About Citizens Resources LLC Citizens’ predecessor started as a Boston-based non-profit in 1979, importing and providing heating oil for low-income families in Massachusetts. Over the next 40 years, Citizens evolved into an international player in the energy sector. In 2017 Citizens began a transition towards launching a platform for renewable, stranded, and smart energy investments, as well as non-emission mobility projects. Citizens’ distribution subsidiaries provide additional expertise and knowledge to develop transportation businesses in LATAM. This network in the energy, automotive, and industrial sectors in the US and Mexico enables Citizens to act as innovators in smart urban mobility solutions, automotive innovation and vehicle distribution. Contact Details Strategic Financial Relations Limited Vicky Lee +852 2864 4834 Strategic Financial Relations Limited Phoebe Leung +85221144172 Strategic Financial Relations Limited Carrie Leung +85221144912

April 13, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Special Report Analysis and Conclusions on Djibouti President’s Fifth Term


LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 12 April 2021 - PANGEA-RISK published a special report on DJIBOUTI: ELECTIONS TAMPERING AND ARMS SMUGGLING ALLEGATIONS MAR PRESIDENT’S FIFTH TERM, which alleges vote manipulation and government implication in arms smuggling. The results of Djibouti’s 9 April presidential elections seem unrealistic given evidence of ballot burning by the country’s aggrieved population. Despite prospects of a swift economic recovery this year, there remain serious concerns over debt affordability, especially to China. Meanwhile, the country’s entrenched elite and the security forces are increasingly implicated in regional arms trafficking allegations. The run-up to the vote was marred by frequent protests in Djibouti City, as well as outbreaks of political violence in the coastal town of Tadjourah. The tense political and security climate in Djibouti ahead of the vote would indicate that the government panicked and exaggerated President Guelleh’s electoral victory. A dubious terrorist threat two weeks before the election fed into nationalist and populist rhetoric in the country that was intensified by pledges made just days before the election by President Guelleh to capture the Awash River, which flows through neighbouring Ethiopia. The trade of illegal weapons in the Horn of Africa remains highly lucrative and is comprehensively entwined with transnational terrorist groups, drug smuggling, and the conflict in nearby Yemen. Djibouti’s enhanced role in regional arms trafficking is occurring at the same time as the country’s government is seeking foreign investment in its strategic port sector in light of its less than friendly reputation in abiding to international laws. Media Contact: Sumaiya Patel Intelligence Manager About PANGEA-RISK is a specialist intelligence firm providing analysis and forecasts on political, security, and economic risk in Africa and the Middle East. The company was founded in 2015 as EXX Africa, rebranded as PANGEA-RISK in 2020, and has since become a leading risk advisory and consultancy with a broad network of clients ranging from DFIs, banks, traders, corporates, and insurers, to governments, counterterrorism, and military forces worldwide. Contact Details Intelligence Manager Sumaiya Patel

April 12, 2021 11:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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