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McAdam Receives 2018 “Employer of The Year” Award from Stevie for Great Employers

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 04, 2018 — McAdam, a boutique financial services firm headquartered in Philadelphia, was recognized by Stevie® Awards for Great Employers with an “Employer of The Year” 2018 award, in the Financial Services category.  McAdam was named a Silver Stevie winner.  This is the third annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the first time McAdam has won the award.  The international awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.  McAdam was invited to attend and deliver a 30 second acceptance speech during a gala event for the honorees Friday, September 21, at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received in the third annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication the Stevie Award finalists have to making workplaces great for employees was evident in every nomination,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

More than 550 nominations from organizations from 21 nations were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 60 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace.  Stevie Award placements in the 35 Employer of the Year categories are determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 24,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer this year.

Since its founding in 2008 McAdam has committed itself to being a preferred choice for financial advisors and staff in the industry.  McAdam is actively recruiting and training new advisors to its offices and seeks to expand the business by continuing to attract the best talent.  The rapid growth in the firm’s advisor force to date underscores both the impact, independence and income potential that attracts advisors to the industry, as well as McAdam’s efforts to take people to the highest possible level in their career and in life.  McAdam invites potential candidates considering a career as a financial advisor to get to know the firm and its people.  Ask one of McAdam’s producing advisors about “a day in the life of a financial advisor” or inquire about seeing an interactive career preview session for yourself.  Begin exploring a career in financial services by reaching out to a McAdam recruiter today.

“The firm is honored to be named 2018 “Employer of the Year” by the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.  Our entire organization works extremely hard, from top to bottom, to develop a professional atmosphere that both fosters growth and supports individuals.  Thanks goes to our staff and leadership team for the care and commitment to excellence being recognized.” stated Michael McAdam, Chief Executive Officer.

To learn more about a career as a financial advisor with McAdam contact one of our recruiters today.  https://McAdamFA.com/contact-us/

About McAdam LLC. McAdam is an independent financial advisory firm with a nationwide network of hundreds of advisors operating out of five offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Tysons Corner and Central New Jersey. McAdam has developed an intelligent advisory model known as its Advanced Advisory ModelTM. This model integrates all three areas of financial planning: the financial, the personal—and the professional, to help McAdam’s clients achieve their goals. With the firm’s advanced knowledge and deep experience, they help professionals make informed decisions and provide a new level of clarity and control.

About The Stevie Awards The Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at https://www.StevieAwards.com.

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Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. Therefore, it should not be assumed that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended and/or undertaken by McAdam LLC (“McAdam”), or any non-investment related services, will be profitable, equal any historical performance level(s), be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or prove successful. McAdam is neither a law firm, nor a certified public accounting firm, and no portion of its services should be construed as legal or accounting advice. Moreover, you should not assume that any discussion or information contained in this document serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment advice from McAdam. Please remember that it remains your responsibility to advise McAdam, in writing, if there are any changes in your personal/financial situation or investment objectives for the purpose of reviewing/evaluating/revising our previous recommendations and/or services, or if you would like to impose, add, or to modify any reasonable restrictions to our investment advisory services. A copy of our current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees is available upon request. The scope of the services to be provided depends upon the needs of the client and the terms of the engagement.

Please Note: Limitations: Neither rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any designation or certification, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if McAdam is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. McAdam paid a processing fee for consideration for this award. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see link as to participation data, to the extent applicable). No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of McAdam by any of its clients. ANY QUESTIONS: McAdam’s Chief Compliance Officer remains available to address any questions regarding rankings and/or recognitions, including providing the criteria used for any reflected ranking.

Kevin McAdam (203) 912-2779 [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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Infosys Completes Acquisition of Award-Winning Digital Customer Experience, Commerce & Analytics Company, Blue Acorn iCi

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BENGALURU, India and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Blue Acorn iCi, an Adobe Platinum partner in the US, and a leader in digital customer experience, commerce and analytics. This follows the announcement the company made on October 08, 2020.

This acquisition further strengthens Infosys’ end-to-end customer experience offerings and demonstrates its continued commitment to help clients navigate their digital transformation journey. Blue Acorn iCi brings to Infosys, significant cross-technology capabilities through the convergence of customer experience, digital commerce, analytics, and experience driven commerce services.

Together with Infosys’ earlier acquisition of WONGDOODY that offers creative and marketing services, Blue Acorn iCi brings complimentary capabilities to help global CMOs and businesses thrive in a digital commerce world. This acquisition further deepens Infosys’ capabilities in the Adobe, Magento, Salesforce Commerce and Shopify ecosystems.

Infosys is excited to welcome Blue Acorn iCi and its leadership team.

Adobe and the Adobe logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe in the United States and/or other countries.

Salesforce is a trademark of salesforce.com, inc.

Shopify is a trademark of Shopify Inc.

About Blue Acorn iCi

Born from the minds of engineers, data scientists, digital commerce experts, designers, and strategists, Blue Acorn iCi is the leading independent digital customer experience company. We work with executives responsible for the growth of Fortune 500 brands (and those who aspire to enter the Fortune 500!) who want to get more out of their digital customer experience. Through the strategic fusion of content management, commerce & analytics, our teams solve problems and deliver results leveraging our deep expertise in strategy, experience design, engineering and DTC services. For more information please visit www.blueacornici.com.

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With nearly four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects, financial expectations and plans for navigating the COVID-19 impact on our employees, clients and stakeholders are forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding COVID-19 and the effects of government and other measures seeking to contain its spread, risks related to an economic downturn or recession in India, the United States and other countries around the world, changes in political, business, and economic conditions, fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry and the outcome of pending litigation and government investigation. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company unless it is required by law.

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