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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Marlette Funding Trust 2020-1

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by Marlette Funding Trust 2020-1 (MFT 2020-1). This is a $257.052 million consumer loan ABS transaction.

This transaction is the 13th securitization sponsored by Marlette. The first multi-seller securitization issued from Marlette Funding Trust (MFT) was in August 2016. Under the multi-seller securitization program, Marlette is the Sponsor and the collateral is contributed from Marlette and whole loan buyers of loans originated through the Platform. All prior MFT securitizations were rated by KBRA.

Founded in 2013 in Wilmington, DE, Marlette operates an online marketplace lending platform, operating under the Best Egg brand (www.mybestegg.com) (the Marlette Best Egg Platform or the Platform).

The loans in the collateral pool are originated by Cross River Bank. Borrowers in MFT 2020-1 have a weighted average interest rate and weighted average FICO score of 13.47% and 720, respectively. The collateral pool has a weighted average original term of 46 months, which reflects a weighted average seasoning of 3 months.

The transaction has initial credit enhancement levels of 45.25% for the Class A Notes, 27.25% for the Class B Notes, 21.05% for the Class C Notes and 11.10% for the Class D Notes. Credit enhancement consists of excess spread, overcollateralization, subordination (in the case of the Class A, Class B and Class C Notes) and a reserve account funded at closing.

KBRA applied its Global Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology published on November 28, 2017 and Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology published on August 8, 2018 as part of its analysis of the transactions underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and the Marlette Platforms historical gross loss data. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of the Marlette Platform, as well as a review of the transactions legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.

Preliminary Ratings Assigned: Marlette Funding Trust 2020-1

Class

Preliminary Rating

Maximum Initial Principal Amount

A [1][2]

AAA (sf)

$158,806,000

B [1][2]

AA (sf)

$51,784,000

C

A (sf)

$17,837,000

D

BBB- (sf)

$28,625,000

AB [2][3]

AA (sf)

$210,590,000

[1] This Class of Notes is a Class of Exchange Notes. Either Exchange Notes or Exchangeable Notes or a combination thereof may be issued and may be exchanged for the corresponding Exchangeable Notes or Exchange Notes, respectively, and vice versa. Each class of Exchangeable Notes will be entitled to a portion of the interest and principal payments of the related Exchange Notes and any shortfalls will be borne proportionately by the related class of Exchangeable Notes. [2] The amount listed for the Exchange Notes and Exchangeable Notes represents the maximum initial principal amount. [3] This Class of Notes is a Class of Exchangeable Notes. Either Exchange Notes or Exchangeable Notes or a combination thereof may be issued and may be exchanged for the corresponding Exchangeable Notes or Exchange Notes, respectively, and vice versa.

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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AirNet Announces Receipt of Deficiency Letter from Nasdaq

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BEIJING, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AirNet Technology Inc., formerly known as AirMedia Group Inc. ("AirNet" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: ANTE), an in-flight solution provider on connectivity, entertainment, and digital multimedia in China, today announced that it received a notification letter dated September 16, 2020 (the "Deficiency Letter") from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (the "Nasdaq") notifying that the Company is no longer in compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for continued listing due to its failure to maintain a minimum of $2.5 million in stockholders’ equity. In the Company’s Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the Company reported a negative stockholders’ equity of approximately $19 million. Nasdaq also determined that the Company does not meet the alternatives of market value of listed securities or net income from continuing operations for continued listing.

The Deficiency Letter does not result in the immediate delisting of the Company’s ordinary shares represented by American depositary shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company has 45 calendar days from the date of the Deficiency Letter, or until November 2, 2020, to submit a plan (the "Compliance Plan") to Nasdaq to regain compliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity standard. If the Compliance Plan is accepted by Nasdaq, the Company may be granted a compliance period of up to 180 calendar days from the date of the Deficiency Letter to evidence compliance. However, since Nasdaq previously notified the Company that its bid price compliance period expires on December 10, 2020, the Compliance Plan shall also set forth a plan to address the minimum bid price requirement by such date.

The Company’s management is looking into various options available to regain compliance and maintain its continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The Company intends to submit the Compliance Plan as soon as practicable.

This announcement is made in compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(b), which requires prompt disclosure of receipt of a notification of deficiency.

About AirNet

Incorporated in 2007 and headquartered in Beijing, China, AirNet provides in-flight solutions to connectivity, entertainment and digital multimedia in China. Collaborating with its partners, AirNet empowers Chinese airlines with seamlessly immersive Internet connections through a network of satellites and land-based beacons, provides airline travelers with interactive entertainment and a coverage of breaking news, and furnishes corporate clients with advertisements tailored to the perceptions of the travelers. For more information, please visit http://ir.ihangmei.com.  

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "is expected to," "anticipates," "aim," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "are likely to," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions, and include, without limitation, statements regarding the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Company’s business operations. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but not limited to the following: its ability to achieve and maintain profitability; its ability to continuously improve its solutions and services enabling inflight connectivity; its ability to compete effectively against its competitors; the expected growth in consumer spending, average income levels and advertising spending levels; the growth of the inflight connectivity industry in China; and government policies affecting the inflight connectivity industry in China. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.

 

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LAIX Inc. Announces Changes in Board and Committee Composition

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LAIX Inc. ("LAIX" or the "Company") (NYSE: LAIX), an artificial intelligence (AI) company in China that creates and delivers products and services to popularize English learning, today announced that Mr. Christopher Ludwig Eisgruber, one of the Company’s independent directors, will cease to serve on the Company’s board of directors and its committees upon the expiration of his current term ending on September 30, 2020. Upon the effectiveness of Mr. Eisgruber’s departure, Ms. Min (Jenny) Zhang will be appointed as a member of the compensation committee and the chairperson of the nominating and corporate governance committee of the board of directors of the Company, replacing Mr. Christopher Ludwig Eisgruber. In addition, Dr. Li-Lan Cheng was re-elected to serve another two-year term as an independent director of the Company, effective September 30, 2020.

About LAIX Inc.

LAIX Inc. ("LAIX" or the "Company") is an artificial intelligence (AI) company in China that creates and delivers products and services to popularize English learning. Its proprietary AI teacher utilizes cutting-edge deep learning and adaptive learning technologies, big data, well-established education pedagogies and the mobile internet. LAIX believes its innovative approach fundamentally transforms learning. LAIX provides its products and services on demand via its mobile apps, primarily its flagship "English Liulishuo" mobile app launched in 2013. On the Company’s platform, AI technologies are seamlessly integrated with diverse learning content incorporating well-established language learning pedagogies, gamified features and strong social elements to deliver an engaging, adaptive learning experience. LAIX provides a variety of courses inspired by a broad range of topics and culture themes to make English learning more interesting and is committed to offering a fun, interactive learning environment to motivate and engage its users.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

LAIX Inc.
Harry He
Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]

The Piacente Group Investor Relations
Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
Email: [email protected]

Emilie Wu
Tel: +86-21-6039-8363
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Spectrio Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Spectrio, one of the nations leading providers of customer engagement technology, announced that it is on Inc. Magazines annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nations fastest-growing private companies.

The ninth time in 13 years its earned the prestigious honor, Spectrio previously ranked on the Inc. 5000 list in 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. Spectrio was listed at no. 3050 on the Inc. 5000 list, up 756 from the previous year.

In early 2020, Spectrio was also named to Inc. Magazines inaugural 2020 Inc. 5000 Series: Florida, ranking at No. 180 of the fastest-growing Florida-based private companies.

Were honored to receive the Inc. 5000 award for the ninth time, as well as being named as one of Floridas fastest-growing companies in 2020, said Brian Harris, vice president of marketing at Spectrio. I am proud of how our team continues to serve our clients at a time when they need us most, while we also set new records for growth.

Spectrios growth has included the expansion of its engineering and product teams, allowing the Company to launch new solutions and complete integrations with major brands including Shutterstock and Amazon Alexa. Spectrio also released its new SHARE mobile application as well as SpectrioCloud, its online account and content management portal.

About Spectrio

Spectrio is one of the nations leading customer engagement technology providers. Known for cultivating unique brand experiences powered by professionally-produced content and marketing technology, Spectrios solutions create a holistic customer journey with Digital Signage, Interactive Kiosks, On-Hold Marketing, On-Premise Messaging and Music, Wi-Fi Marketing, and Scent Marketing. Spectrio serves more than 100,000 client locations, ranging from local businesses to global brands. For more information, visit www.Spectrio.com.

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