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Aspen Dental Makes Access to Care Easier in Glen Burnie

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The new Aspen Dental office at 40C E. Ordnance Road expands dental care access in the Glen Burnie community after opening on Thursday, Nov. 29. The office is located in Anne Arundel County “ which has been designated as a dental health professional shortage area by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The new practice offers extended hours: Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome.

Meghan Tsakalos, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, leads the new practice. Dr. Tsakalos and her team will provide dental services ranging from dentures and preventive care, to general dentistry and restoration.

In addition to affordable comprehensive dental care, the new Aspen Dental office will bring:

  • Free new patient exams and X-rays to those without insurance;
  • An on-site denture lab to facilitate quick turnaround of custom-crafted dentures, repairs, relines or adjustments (on all dentures “ not just those purchased at Aspen Dental), as well as a Denture Money Back Guarantee; and
  • A variety of financing options.

To make an appointment, patients can go to www.aspendental.com and click on Schedule a New Patient Appointment; or call (443) 713-4034 or 800-ASPEN DENTAL (800-277-3633).

About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers to better dental care, better smiles and better lives by making dentistry easier for patients. With more than 700 offices in 38 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for more than 1.7 million patients in 2017.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers theyve always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.

Emily Dale
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
315-454-6000 x202366
[email protected]

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Origin Agritech’s Joint Venture Receives an Additional RMB20 million in Funding from Beijing Changping Technology Innodevelop Group

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BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) (the "Company" or "Origin"), an agriculture technology company, today announced that the company’s Beijing Origin subsidiary has received an additional RMB20 million in funding from its joint venture partner, Beijing Changping Technology Innodevelop Group (BC-TID).

  • The receipt of this second tranche of money brings the total funding from BC-TID to the RMB157 million or approximately $23.4 million.
  • The deal documents have been completed by both Origin and BC-TID and have been submitted to government officials and are pending final approval.
  • Origin Agritech anticipates that the joint venture will receive the necessary government approval and that the deal will close, all within two weeks.
  • With the receipt of the RMB157 million Origin Agritech has the money necessary to execute on its plans to expand its seed production and marketing in anticipation of China going GMO positive in the near-term.

About BC-TID

BC-TID is wholly owned by the local government of Changping District in Beijing and was setup as an industrial investment platform. With over RMB10 billion asset, BC-TID mainly invests in the companies in the industrial parks of Changping District, where Origin Life Science Center building is located.

About Origin Agritech Limited

Origin Agritech Limited, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, is a leading Chinese agricultural technology company. In crop seed biotechnologies, Origin Agritech’s phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China’s Ministry of Agriculture. Over the years, Origin has established a robust biotechnology seed pipeline including products with glyphosate tolerance and pest resistance (Bt) traits. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at: http://www.originseed.com.cn or http://www.originseed.com.cn/en/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and contain words like "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "would," "target," and similar expressions and variations. Forward-looking statements address matters that are uncertain. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based on assumptions and expectations which may not be realized. They are based on management’s current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates but involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company’s control. Some of the important factors that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements are: failure to develop and market new products and optimally manage product life cycles; ability to respond to market acceptance, rules, regulations and policies affecting our products; failure to appropriately manage process safety and product stewardship issues; changes in laws and regulations or political conditions; global economic and capital markets conditions, such as inflation, interest and currency exchange rates; business or supply disruptions; natural disasters and weather events and patterns; ability to protect and enforce the company’s intellectual property rights; and separation of underperforming or non-strategic assets or businesses. The company undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly revise or update any forward-looking statements as a result of future developments, or new information or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

Contact:

Joe Ramelli
Phone: (310) 845-6238
Email: [email protected]

 

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Peak Re Announces the Successful Issuance of USD250,000,000 5.35% Perpetual Subordinated Guaranteed Capital Securities

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First Reinsurer based in Hong Kong to Issue Public Hybrid Securities

HONG KONG, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Peak Reinsurance Company Limited ("Peak Re" or the "Company"), a Hong Kong-based global reinsurer, announces today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Peak Re (BVI) Holding Limited, has successfully completed the issuance of USD250 million of perpetual subordinated guaranteed capital securities (the "Securities" or the "Transaction") at 5.35 per cent. The Securities are rated Baa2 (hyb) by Moody’s, and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Peak Re which is currently rated A3 (stable) by Moody’s. Peak Re’s inaugural capital securities issuance will strengthen its capital base and increase its underwriting capacity.

The Transaction garnered a final orderbook of USD 1.1 billion and represents 4.4 times over-subscription. It marks the first public capital instrument in perpetual hybrid format issued by a Hong Kong-based global reinsurer. The demands also demonstrated the strong interest that high quality global investors have for investment grade hybrid capital securities, and their confidence in Peak Re’s business outlook.

Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Franz Josef Hahn, Chief Executive Officer of Peak Re, said, "The Transaction marks a significant milestone for Peak Re. The Securities will enable the Company to diversify its capital structure, and bring additional capacity to the reinsurance market from international investors. Our business has shown resilience to the current pandemic, and with the hardening of the reinsurance market, the new capital will enable Peak Re to capture the growth opportunity ahead."

Ms. Cathy Chen, Chief Financial Officer of Peak Re, commented, "The success of this Transaction reflects the confidence of investors in our vision and strategies, and their recognition of the Company’s achievements. This is a key step for the Company to ensure sustained growth and deliver our founding promise: to support the needs of communities and emerging middle-class societies in Asia and beyond. I would like to thank the team for their contribution and hard work to make this achievement possible."

The Joint Lead Managers for the Transaction are Citi and HSBC.

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This news release does not constitute or form part of any offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase, an offer to sell or an invitation or solicitation of an offer to sell, issue or subscribe for, securities in or into the United States or in any other jurisdiction. No securities mentioned herein have been, or will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws or other jurisdiction of the United States and no such securities may be offered or sold in or into the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act and any applicable state or local securities laws of the United States. The securities referred to herein will be offered and sold only outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.

Not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and International Capital Market Association (ICMA) stabilisation applies.

About Peak Re

Peak Reinsurance Company Limited ("Peak Re") is a Hong Kong-based reinsurance company authorised by the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong. It is one of the locally established reinsurance companies in Asia Pacific, underwriting both life and non-life reinsurance business.

With a shareholder equity of US$1.1 billion as of 31 December 2019, Peak Re enjoys an "A- (stable)" rating by A.M. Best and an "A3 (stable)" rating by Moody’s. The Company ranks among the top 30 global reinsurance groups in terms of net written premiums.*.

Peak Re strives to provide innovative and forward-looking reinsurance services for customers in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Americas. It tailors risk transfer and capital management solutions to best fit clients’ needs.

Fosun International Limited (00656.HK) and Prudential Financial, Inc. hold approximately 87% and 13% of Peak Re via Peak Reinsurance Holdings Limited, respectively.

* Source: S&P Top 40 Global Reinsurance Groups 2020

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eftPay was awarded the “Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: Smart business (Solution for SME) Gold Award”

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HONG KONG, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — eft Payments (Asia) Limited ("eftPay"), one of the leading e-Payment services providers in Hong Kong, announced that the Company was awarded the "Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: Smart Business (Solution for SME) Gold Award" that was organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer ("OGCIO"). The award ceremony was held today at The Cityview in Kowloon.

The awarded project "e+Pay" project adopts eftPay’s core integrated payment service and supports various electronic payment methods in Hong Kong including credit cards, QR-Code, and even overseas wallets, providing an installation-free and user-friendly experience. It is embedded with a comprehensive back-end management system that boasts multiple value-added features, including Electronic Receipt Management and Discount Offer Management, providing a convenient portal for merchants to monitor their business performance while reducing manual operations. In addition, "e+Pay" also offers a unique platform "e+Coupon", combining membership system and e-coupon functions so merchants can create effective marketing campaigns at a low cost, enhancing the opportunities to promote, reach out to potential clients and drive revenue.

Mr. Andrew Lo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eft Payments (Asia) Limited said, "it is our great honour to receive the ‘Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: Smart business (Solution for SME) Gold Award’. eftPay, as a leading electronic payment services provider in Hong Kong, is positioned at the forefront of the e-payment industry. At eftPay, meeting customers’ need is our core focus. We strive to provide merchants with the best quality services in order for them to create value. With our extensive industry experience, eftPay understands what merchants need, and we design customised payment methods that tackle their individual operation scale and daily business challenges. This award is a great booster for our team to continue to provide merchants with convenient, fast, reliable and stable electronic transaction services. Meanwhile, we are committed to creating innovative services and driving win-win opportunities in the retail ecosystem."

The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006. It aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talent and enterprises in their constant pursuit of creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.

About eft Payments (Asia) Limited

eftPay is one of the leading e-Payment services providers in Hong Kong, which provides merchants with comprehensive e-Payment services, including account opening, integration of sales and payment system, transaction processing and payment settlement services. Currently, it serves at least 15,000 stores in Hong Kong, including well-known local jewelry stores, electrical appliances stores, makeup and beauty stores, clothing stores, food and beverage stores, theme parks, convenience stores and supermarkets. Website: http://www.eftpay.com.hk/

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