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Verizon launches Verizon Latino, a Latin music destination on Apple Music

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 14, 2020 — While Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15, Verizon celebrates diversity and the contributions of Hispanics every day. Verizon is committed to bringing the best value and entertainment to Hispanic consumers on the nation’s most reliable network1. We are pleased to announce the launch of Verizon Latino Apple Music room, a designated section within the Apple Music platform that houses the best playlists, videos, and content from fan favorite Latin artists curated exclusively for Verizon.

The content will be available starting September 14, and will be updated frequently to offer consumers on-ongoing access to the newest and most popular Latin music content. In addition, as part of the Verizon Mix & Match Unlimited plans, customers can get Apple Music, with over 60 million of their favorite songs to stream or download, along with access to their existing music library, either included or for 6 months on Verizon, depending on the plan.  Consumers will also have access to Apple Music’s three live-streaming radio stations:  Apple Music 1 (formerly Beats 1), home to Latin music radio shows ¡Dale Play! and La Fórmula, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country.

Verizon te da más: more music, more entertainment                                                                                         

Verizon is also teaming up with Univision’s Uforia to bring back the Uforia Music Series with an exclusive livestream concert on Sunday, September 20. Featuring global superstar Bad Bunny, the show is part of the Uforia Live series of concert specials that will continue through the end of the year. Music fans across the country can watch the special performance by Bad Bunny via UforiaMusic.com, Bad Bunny’s YouTube, @UforiaMusic on Twitter and Twitch. Verizon is offering customers who are Verizon Up members the chance to win a virtual Meet & Greet with the artist. Visit https://www.verizon.com/rewards/verizon-up/ to learn more.

Through this partnership, Verizon will continue to support the company’s Feed the Frontlines effort, which started April 1st, and has served over 80,000 meals to health workers on the frontlines.

SOMOS Verizon: diversity allows us to innovate

At Verizon, we celebrate our close to 14,000 Latinx employees’ impact, and recognize that we wouldn’t be able to innovate and serve our customers authentically without their unique contributions. Verizon’s Latinx employee resource group, SOMOS Verizon, will lead a month-long program including a wide-range of activities to inspire employees to learn more about the Latinx community — from their challenges to their successes — and to take action.

On September 15, at 1:00pm ET, SOMOS is organizing a panel to inform and inspire the Latinx community to stand up and be counted in the U.S. Census and in the upcoming election. The panel will be livestreamed on Yahoo, part of Verizon Media, featuring Latinx thought leaders and newsmakers, moderated by veteran television anchor and Verizon’s Up To Speed host Diana Alvear.

Additionally, Verizon Media is mobilizing its portfolio of leading media brands to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with livestream events, new programming, and special editorial. Brands including Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Life and Yahoo Entertainment will debut editorial initiatives, as well as immersive AR videos and content that cover the issues facing Hispanic voters, highlight Hispanic leaders and influencers, and delve into life as a Latinx person in the United States. HuffPost will roll out original content, video and editorial under the title “Quienes Somos” (“Who Are We?”) and will unveil a series of immersive AR pieces focused on leading visual artists from the Latinx community including photographers, artists, illustrators and more.

Moving Latinx communities forward

Verizon supports many causes and initiatives that benefit the Hispanic community and is proud to announce its partnership with The Paley Center for Media, which produces important Impact Programs that educate and increase awareness of Diversity & Inclusion issues facing our culture and society. From September 15 through October 15, the Paley Center will launch its inaugural Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television. The exhibit, presented by Verizon, will invite the audience to explore the unique and vital contributions of the Hispanic community through television. The event,   featuring Alex Rodriguez and hosted by Natalie Morales, will discuss his many successes through the lens of his iconic presence on television as a baseball star; Emmy-winning broadcaster for ESPN, Fox Sports, and CNBC’s Back in the Game; and role as CEO of A-Rod Corp. The PaleyFrontRow: Alex Rodriguez in Conversation will stream on Yahoo properties.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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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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