Andy Behrens, Pete Thamel, Krysten Peek and Preston Johnson break down the Midwest Region of the 2021 NCAA men’s tournament field - including top-seeded Illinois looking to make a run at its first NCAA tournament title.
Andy Behrens, Pete Thamel, Krysten Peek and Preston Johnson break down the Midwest Region of the 2021 NCAA men’s tournament field - including top-seeded Illinois looking to make a run at its first NCAA tournament title.
U.S.-listed shares of Aphria slumped 10.5% in pre-market trading as it said that provincial boards, which buy cannabis from private companies for sales at government-run retail stores, had been taking measures to lower their inventory. It said that provincial governments had lowered their orders for cannabis and returned product worth around C$5 million ($3.99 million), leading to a drop in its net cannabis revenue of C$4.1 million and signaling that market growth is expected to be weaker than previously forecast. The Ontario-based firm also sold medical cannabis at a lower price due to pricing programs aimed at helping patients in need, while a shift in consumer buying preferences towards cheaper products such as cannabis flower and oils also hit its margins.
The board will soon announce the dates for the next phase consisting of Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST)
Dublin, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "5G - Regulatory Developments and Outlook in Middle East and Africa (MEA)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This Insider Report provides an executive-level overview of current and future 5G spectrum allocations, regulatory developments, and policy initiatives that are supporting 5G deployments and ecosystem development in the region. 5G has become an integral part of several countries' economic development and competitive strategies in Africa and the Middle East (AME). This report analyzes the key regulatory and policy drivers supporting 5G rollouts and ecosystem development in AME. It also provides regulators, telcos and vendors with guidance on the best practices related to these themes, to support 5G development and help unlock the economic benefits of 5G.The report also reviews examples of key impediments to 5G development in the region, ranging from use cases maturity to vendor constraints and provides best practices on how to address these. It also provides a summary of several AME countries' 5G auctions, national 5G strategies and related policy initiatives. The three AME country case studies deep dive into the main 5G roadmaps, regulations, policies, and national strategies that the countries have adopted to support 5G services and rollouts. The report then concludes with key findings and recommendations into the establishment of a supportive and investment-friendly regulatory environment for 5G and the initiatives that countries can adopt to foster 5G development.It provides an in-depth analysis of the following Section 1: 5G Spectrum, Policies, and Regulations in Africa and the Middle East: A summary overview of the 5G spectrum availability in Africa and the Middle East (AME), deep dives into the main policis and regulations that are being harnessed by regulators and governments to boost the 5G ecosystem's development and gives examples of the impediments to the technology's development.Section 2: 5G Regulatory Status and Progress in Africa and the Middle East: For six countries in the region, this provides an overview of the status of the 5G spectrum auctions and of their 5G national strategies.Section 3: Case studies: Offers three country case studies which examine how regulators and governments have adopted policies and regulations to establish an investment-friendly and supportive ecosystem for 5G development - including timely spectrum availability, adopting national 5G strategies, streamlining planning regulations to facilitate 5G rollouts, incentivizing private investment, and supporting the vertical industries around 5G use cases development.Section 4: Key findings and recommendations: A summary of key findings and recommendations for regulators, governments, and telcos globally on establishing supportive 5G regulatory and investment ecosystems. Scope 5G is still emerging in Africa and the Middle East. Governments and regulators are playing a key role in pushing the techology's rollout with the aim of supporting access to higher speed broadband.Market regulations and policies play a significant role in establishing a thriving 5G ecosystem. Creating a favourable regulatory environment for 5G includes ensuring that there is sufficient spectrum resources in 5G-usable frequency bands on a timely manner, and at a reasonable cost.Several countries - e.g. Kuwait, KSA, and the UAE - have moved to allocate large spectrum blocks and have defined an agenda for releasing additional spectrum for 5GRegulators and governments in AME need to release more supportive 5G regulations and policies - e.g. releasing adequate 5G spectrum, supporting network sharing, streamlining planning regulations, as well as lowering the barriers to 5G adoption by consumers, enterprises and the vertical industries. Reasons to Buy This Telecom Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the regulations and policies that support 5G rollouts and ecosystem development in AME.It offers insights and best practices on spectrum auctions in AME for 5G - including the amount of frequencies auctioned, the spectrum bands made available, the affordability and timely availability - as a way to help regulators and telcos in their 5G rollouts.It also talks about regulations that can be harnessed to support network investments such as planning rights regulations, network sharing and supply chain resiliency and diversification.The report also presents a number of initiatives that governments have adopted to spur an investment-friendly 5G ecosystem such as adopting tax incentives, funding, public-private-partnerships and frameworks supportive to infrastructure investments and innovation.Further insights and best practices are provided on governments' roles in spurring collaboration in the 5G ecosystem between vertical industry players, telecom operators, vendors, and other relevant ecosystem players to co-create and co-develop 5G use cases and services.Three AME country case studies illustrate the findings of the report, providing insights around different countries' national 5G strategies and the 5G policies and regulations they have adopted to establish an investment-friendly environment for 5G and to develop the 5G ecosystem.The report will help regulators, governments and telecom executives craft adapted policies, regulations and national strategies to help unlock the potential of 5G in their markets. Key Topics Covered: Section 1: 5G Spectrums, Polices, and Regulations Availability of 5G Spectrum in Africa and the Middle EastMain Policies and Regulations to Boost the 5G EcosystemKey Considerations for a Supportive 5G Regulatory EcosystemImpediments to 5G Development in AME Section 2: 5G Regulatory Status and Progress in Africa and the Middle East 5G Status and Progress in Africa and the Middle East5G Spectrum Auctions Status in Africa and the Middle East Section 3: Case Studies South AfricaSaudi ArabiaIsrael Section 4: Key Takeaways and Recommendations Key Takeaways and RecommendationsAdditional ResourcesAcronyms and DefinitionsCompanies Mentioned Companies Mentioned CellcomDuEtisalatFiberTechHOT mobileMarathonMobilyMTNNokiaOmantelOoredooPartnerPelephoneRainSaudi Telecommunications Company (STC)TelmaTurk TelecomTurkcellViva For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/iyxclc CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, a financial affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, to become a financial holding company to ease financial oversight amid stepped up scrutiny of technology firms. In a meeting Monday, the central bank and other financial regulators also ordered Ant to cease anti-competitive behavior in its payments business and improve its risk management and corporate governance, according to a statement on the website of the People's Bank of China. The guidance follows a decision by regulators last November to suspend a planned $34.5 billion initial public offering just days before Ant's trading debut.
BOSTON, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Eagle Senior Loan Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: FSLF) today announced the declaration of its monthly distribution of $0.07 per common share, payable on April 30, 2021. Based on the Fund’s share price of $14.48 as of its close on April 9, 2021, the distribution represents an annualized yield of 5.80%. Information regarding the distribution rate is included for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of future results, the achievement of which cannot be assured. The distribution rate should not be considered the yield or total return on an investment in the Fund. The following dates apply to this distribution: Ex-Dividend Date:April 16, 2021Record Date:April 19, 2021Payable Date:April 30, 2021 A portion of the distribution may be treated as paid from sources other than undistributed net investment income, including but not limited to short-term capital gain, long-term capital gain or return of capital. As required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, a notice will be distributed to the Fund’s shareholders in the event that a portion of the distribution is derived from sources other than undistributed net investment income. In January or February of each year, investors will be sent a Form 1099-DIV for the previous calendar year that will define how to report the Fund's distributions for federal income tax purposes. The investment return, price, yields, market value and net asset value (NAV) of the Fund’s shares will fluctuate with market conditions, and it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to NAV, which may increase the investor’s risk of loss. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. About First Eagle Senior Loan Fund The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company that is advised by First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income and preservation of capital primarily through investments in U.S. dollar denominated senior secured corporate loans and notes. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. About First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC First Eagle Alternative Credit is an alternative credit investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds. First Eagle Alternative Credit maintains a variety of advisory and sub-advisory relationships across its investment platforms. First Eagle Alternative Credit is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Eagle Investment Management, LLC. Forward-Looking Statements Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements”, which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. First Eagle Senior Loan Fund undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein. Contact the Fund at 1.844.409.6354 or visit the Fund’s website at http://feacfslf.com for additional information. Contact Andrew ParkFirst Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC212.829.3126
Forecasts by Product Type (Advanced Wound Dressings, Therapy Devices, Biologics, Others), by Dressings (Antimicrobial Dressing, Foam Dressing, Hydrocolloid Dressing, Film Dressing, Alginate Dressing, Hydrogel Dressing), by Wound Therapy Devices (NPWT, Ultrasound, Others), by Biologics (Skin Replacement, Collagen-Based, Cell-Based, Others), by Applications (Burns, Trauma, Surgical Wounds, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers, Venous Leg Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Others), by End-users (Hospitals, Wound Care Centers, Home Healthcare, Others), by Distribution Channel (Direct Tenders, Retail).New York, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Advanced Wound Care Market Report 2020-2030" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05184205/?utm_source=GNW Profiles of Leading Advanced Wound Care Companies and Regional and Leading National Market Analysis PLUS COVID-19 Impact ScenariosAdvanced Wound Care–our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and predicted revenues Where is the Advanced Wound Care market heading? 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Some of the company’s profiles in this report include Smith & Nephew plc, Acelity (Acquired by 3M), Mölnlycke Health Care, ConvaTec, Coloplast, Organogenesis Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., BSN Medical GmbH (Acquired by Essity Hygiene and Health AB), Generex Biotechnology Corp., Hollister Incorporated, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG, PAUL HARTMANN Limited, MEDTRONIC, and Zimmer Biomet. Find quantitative and qualitative analyses with independent predictions. Receive information that only our report contains, staying informed with this invaluable business intelligence. Information found nowhere else With our newly report title, you are less likely to fall behind in knowledge or miss out on opportunities. See how our work could benefit your research, analyses, and decisions. This study is for everybody needing commercial analyses for the Advanced Wound Care Market and leading companies. 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Executive Leadership to Advance Company’s Global Workforce StrategyKING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vertex, Inc. (NASDAQ:VERX) (“Vertex” or the “Company”), a global provider of tax technology solutions, is honored to welcome Yvette C. Burton, Ph.D. as its first Chief People Innovation Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Burton is responsible for shaping the company’s global strategic workforce planning efforts and leading organizational programs to advance inclusion and diversity. Burton comes to Vertex from Columbia University, where she was the academic director of the school’s Human Capital Management Program. She will draw on her executive expertise, including over 20 years in high-impact human capital strategies for the media, consumer, industrial product, and defense industries, to lead and engage employees worldwide. Burton was also named to Crain's New York inaugural list of Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives in 2020. “We welcome Yvette and her rare combination of business, academia and community leadership experience in advancing workplace culture and employee engagement,” said Vertex CEO David DeStefano. “She is a passionate advocate, who has the vision and commitment to advance our talented team to new heights of personal growth and innovation.” As a strategy advisor and business development executive at Ernst and Young, Deloitte, IBM, and Lockheed Martin, Burton has implemented agile human capital strategies and innovative digital workforce solutions for complex business transactions and aggressive growth in the finance, media, consumer, industrial product, defense, and higher education sectors. As professor of practice emeritus, Burton designed and launched Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies Master of Science program in Human Capital Management. Burton currently serves as the designer and lead faculty for New York University’s School of Professional Studies Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Business Certification Program. Burton is a recognized expert and has provided testimony for the Senate’s Department of Homeland Security’s efforts on the Federal adoption of Domestic Partnership Benefits for the Federal workforce and has served as a policy consultant for the White House U.S. Foreign Policy mission. She is also a partner at Deed Partners, a venture capital investment firm for non-traditional fintech start-ups. In addition, Burton served as interim CEO of the Arcus Foundation, which focuses on LGBTQ rights, social justice and conservation. “I am excited to be part of the continued evolution and commitment to the business-led, data-driven, people-powered story of market excellence here at Vertex,” said Burton. “Whether it be connecting the company’s broader communities or the trusted and resilient values that started over 40 years ago, I look forward to building on this great foundation and scaling our world-class capabilities.” Chief Human Resources Officer Barb Dyson Announces RetirementFollowing a long and distinguished career with Vertex, Chief Human Resources Officer Barb Dyson has decided to retire, effective May 2021. Dyson was responsible for the development and execution of human capital strategies in support of the overall business, helping to lay the groundwork for Vertex to go public in 2020 amid the COVID-19 global health crisis. She also played a significant role in the company’s expansion to Europe and Brazil, as well as formalized critical talent management programs for the organization. “Barb has been a trusted leader and driver of our culture and people strategy for the last 14 years, which we relied on as we easily transitioned our global workforce to remote status when the pandemic hit last year,” said DeStefano. “She’s not only an accomplished executive, but dedicated to serving the community as a Delaware County Regional Advisory Board member, mentor and “Big” for Big Brothers Big Sisters-Independence Region, one of the four supported charities in our formal Corporate Philanthropy program. I wish her all the best in her retirement - she will be greatly missed.” About VertexVertex, Inc. is a leading global provider of indirect tax software and solutions. The company’s mission is to deliver the most trusted tax technology enabling global businesses to transact, comply and grow with confidence. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for major lines of indirect tax, including sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in North America, and with offices in South America and Europe, Vertex employs over 1,200 professionals and serves companies across the globe. For more information, visit www.vertexinc.com or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. Copyright © 2021 Vertex, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained in this press release is intended for information purposes only, may change at any time in the future, and is not legal or tax advice. Company contact: Tricia Schafer-PetreczVertex, Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Relations contact: Ankit Hira or Ed YuenSolebury Trout for Vertex, Inc.email@example.com
England head coach Hege Riise is looking for a reaction from her side to Friday’s 3-1 defeat away to France when they host Canada tomorrow, writes Adam Millington.
The ITV show has hooked up with the dating app to find this summer's hopeful singletons.
The police shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop prompted protests Sunday amid an already tense Minnesota during the trial of Derek Chauvin.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIAustralia’s ex-prime minister, Malcom Turnbull, has long accused Rupert Murdoch of bringing his prime ministership down—and, at a parliamentary hearing on Monday, it was very clear that he’s out for revenge.Turnbull, a former journalist who has known Murdoch for over four decades, delivered a furious takedown of one of his country’s most notorious sons during Monday’s evidence session. He accused Murdoch of doing more to divide America than Vladimir Putin, and blamed his media empire for causing the presidency of Donald Trump as well as the Capitol riot that marked the disgraceful climax of his time in power.“What does Vladimir Putin want to do with his operations in America? He wants to divide America and turn Americans against each other,” said the ex-prime minister, who first met Murdoch in 1974. “That is exactly what Murdoch has done: divided Americans against each other and so undermined their faith in political institutions that a mob of thousands of people, many of them armed, stormed the Capitol.”Strong words from Malcolm Turnbull about Murdoch's attacks on Australian Muslims to the #MediaDiversityInquiryHe says Murdoch is "essentially doing the work of the terrorists" by reinforcing their message that Muslims aren't accepted in our society. #MurdochRoyalCommission pic.twitter.com/2VaPV4EBtN— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) April 12, 2021 The former Australian PM was invited to give evidence to the inquiry that was launched after a petition calling for a probe into Murdoch’s media empire was signed by half a million Australians. Turnbull is the second former prime minister to rip into Murdoch in front of the inquiry.Turnbull said that, although Murdoch has had far too much influence in the political processes of his own country, he was particularly sickened to see what the media mogul achieved with Trump in America. He went as far to suggest that Trump’s relationship with Fox News was similar to the the unwaveringly loyal state media in authoritarian countries.“I’ve hung around billionaire media proprietors for a long time. I have never seen a politician as deferential to a media proprietor as Trump was to Murdoch, ever, in any country,” said the former leader. “Murdoch’s media in the U.S. had a symbiotic relationship with Trump.”Once of the most blistering complaints that Turnbull leveled at Murdoch and his journalists is that they essentially carry out propaganda work for terrorists by stoking hate for minorities. The former prime minister said that, while he was in power, he did everything he could to try and overcome that division, but that his efforts were often drowned out.Turnbull makes the case for #MurdochRoyalCommission, saying Murdoch’s News Corp operates like "a political party" but is unelected and unaccountable."Where does this end? Well, we saw that (at the US Capitol) on the 6th of January," he tells the #MediaDiversityInquiry. pic.twitter.com/8VAdcNzJTO— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) April 12, 2021 ‘These voices on the populist right, particularly from Murdoch’s organization, are essentially doing the work of the terrorists,” said the ex-prime minister. “They regularly seek to incite animosity towards minorities, particularly Muslims.”Turnbull concluded that News Corp. had essentially become a political party that wasn’t accountable to anyone. He said that its network pumps out climate denialism and incites violence against minorities, he also accused it of playing a crucial part in disseminating the 2020 election disinformation that resulted in the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.“If you don't think that is a threat to American democracy and undermining the strength and capability of our most important ally, then, you know, you are kidding yourself,” Turnbull told lawmakers.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Filmmaker-actor Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard, brothers, former child stars and fellow Hollywood veterans, will now share their unusual story in book-length form. The Howards have a deal with William Morrow for “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family," scheduled to come out Oct. 12. According to William Morrow, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, the book will help answer a perennial question asked of Ron Howard: What was it like to grow up on television?
Uber said its total gross bookings hit the highest level in its history during the month of March.
Committee reflects commitment to operating in a socially responsible manner including its ongoing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance practicesFLORHAM PARK, N.J., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), a business process services and solutions company, today announced that its Board of Directors has formed the Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Policy Committee as part of the company’s commitment to operating in a socially responsible manner. This committee was formed to ensure that Conduent’s business strategies and activities remain aligned with important matters related to sustainability, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “Conduent’s dedication to economic, environmental, and social responsibility has always been an integral part of our long-term performance strategy,” said Cliff Skelton, Conduent CEO. “The creation of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Policy Committee by our Board of Directors represents an extension and strengthening of our ongoing commitment to conduct business in a socially responsible way.” The committee will be responsible for assisting the Board in providing oversight of Conduent’s material ESG and social responsibility related strategies, initiatives, investments and policies. Its focus areas will include: Impact of climate change and other environmental matters including energy and natural resource conservationSupply chain diversityEmployee health, safety and well-beingDiversity, equity and inclusionWorkforce human rightsPublic policy engagementCorporate charitable and philanthropic activities Earlier this year, Conduent announced the release of its 2019 ESG metrics, aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework and highlighting its strong corporate responsibility and commitment to ESG transparency. Conduent will also release a Corporate Social Responsibility Report later this year that will include an updated SASB Disclosure Framework based on 2020 data. About Conduent Conduent delivers mission-critical services and solutions on behalf of businesses and governments – creating exceptional outcomes for its clients and the millions of people who count on them. Through process, technology and our diverse and dedicated associates, Conduent solutions and services automate workflows, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and enable revenue growth. It’s why most Fortune 100 companies and over 500 government entities depend on Conduent every day to manage their essential interactions and move their operations forward. Conduent’s differentiated services and solutions improve experiences for millions of people every day, including three out of every four U.S. insured patients, 10 million employees who use its HR Services, and nearly 18 million benefits recipients. Conduent’s solutions deliver exceptional outcomes for its clients including $16 billion in savings from medical bill review of workers compensation claims, up to 40% efficiency increase in HR operations, up to 27% reduction in government benefits costs, up to 40% improvement in finance, accounting and procurement expense, and improved customer service interaction times by up to 20% with higher end-user satisfaction. Learn more at https://www.conduent.com. Media Contact:Sean Collins, Conduent, +1- 310-497-9205, firstname.lastname@example.orgDuane Brozek, Conduent, +1-951-288-9807, email@example.com Investor Relations Contacts:Alan Katz, Conduent, +1-973-526-7173, firstname.lastname@example.org Note: To receive RSS news feeds, visit www.news.conduent.com. For open commentary, industry perspectives and views, visit http://twitter.com/Conduent, http://www.linkedin.com/company/conduent or http://www.facebook.com/Conduent. Conduent is a trademark of Conduent Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced today that John L. Walsh, age 65, intends to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer on June 25, 2021. Mr. Walsh will continue to serve as a member of UGI’s Board of Directors. Roger Perreault, age 57, will become President and Chief Executive Officer of UGI and will join the UGI Board as a Director upon Mr. Walsh’s retirement. Mr. Perreault currently serves as UGI’s Executive Vice President, Global LPG, and President of UGI’s subsidiary, UGI International, LLC.
Riot shares production of 187 Bitcoin for March 2021, Q1 2021 production of 491 Bitcoin, and deployment of 2,400 S19 Pro Antminers Riot Hash Rate Growth Castle Rock, CO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) ("Riot”, “Riot Blockchain” or the “Company"), one of the leading Nasdaq listed Bitcoin mining companies in the United States, announces an operations update that includes an unaudited Bitcoin (“BTC“) production and an unaudited BTC holdings update, through March 2021. Production and Operations Updates In March 2021, Riot produced 187 BTC, an increase of 80% over its pre-halving March 2020 production of 104 BTC.In Q1 2021, the Company produced 491 BTC, an increase of 75% over its pre-halving Q1 2020 production of 281 BTC.As of March 31, 2021, Riot holds over 1,565 BTC on its balance sheet, all of which was produced by its mining operations.On April 6, 2021, the Company bolstered its management team, appointing Megan Brooks as Chief Operating Officer and welcoming Phil McPherson as Vice President, Capital Markets and Ryan Werner as Vice President, Finance.On April 8, 2021, Riot announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Whinstone US, Inc. (“Whinstone”), creating a US-based industry leader in Bitcoin mining. The Company plans to continue to provide monthly operational updates and unaudited production results through the end of 2021. These updates are intended to keep shareholders informed of Riot’s substantial growth as it continues to deploy its expanding mining fleet. New Miner Acquisitions On April 7, 2021, Riot announced a large-scale contract for the purchase of 42,000 S19j Antminers for $138.5 million from Bitmain Technologies Limited (“Bitmain”). This purchase represents a significant step forward in Riot’s strategic initiative to increase its Bitcoin mining hash rate, which is now estimated to reach approximately 5 exahash per second (EH/s) by the end of 2021, and 7.7 EH/s once fully deployed by the end of 2022. This level of growth represents a 93% increase over the Company’s previously estimated committed hash rate capacity of 4.0 EH/s by October 2021. Recent Miner Deliveries In connection with previously announced purchase orders with Bitmain in August 2020, 2,400 S19 Pro Antminers were shipped in late March and early April 2021, and are in the process of being received at Coinmint, LLC’s (“Coinmint”) facility in Massena, NY. Installation of these 2,400 miners is expected to be completed by late April, and upon deployment, Riot will have a total of 16,146 Antminers in operation utilizing approximately 51 megawatts (“MW”) of energy, with an estimated hash rate capacity of 1.6 EH/s. Hash Rate Growth By Q4 2022, Riot expects a total hash rate capacity of 7.7 EH/s with a fleet of approximately 81,146 Antminers, 95% of which will be the latest generation S19 series model. When fully deployed, the Company’s total fleet is expected to consume approximately 257.6 MW of energy with an overall hash rate efficiency of 33 joules per terahash (J/TH). As a market leader, this continues to demonstrate Riot’s commitment to building one of the most efficient Bitcoin mining fleets in the industry. Acquisition Announcement On April 8, 2021, Riot announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Riot will acquire Whinstone, including all of its assets and operations, for consideration of $80 million cash plus a fixed 11.8 million shares of Riot common stock, equal to an implied total transaction value of approximately $651 million based on Riot’s closing share price of $48.37 on April 7, 2021. Whinstone is the owner and operator of North America’s largest Bitcoin hosting facility, with 300 MW in developed capacity and an attractive long-term power purchase agreement. Whinstone’s facility is based in Rockdale, Texas and is located on a 100-acre site with a total power capacity of 750 MW. Whinstone’s team is comprised of approximately 100 employees who have built Whinstone’s Texas operations from greenfield to commercialization in less than twelve months. The acquisition of Whinstone is a transformative event for Riot and its shareholders. Riot views Whinstone as a foundational element in its strategy to become an industry-leading Bitcoin mining platform, on a global scale. Upon the closing of this acquisition, Riot is expected to be the largest publicly traded Bitcoin mining and hosting company in North America, as measured by total developed capacity. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory clearances. Financial Update The Company announces it will be filing its 2020 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q on May 17, 2021. About Riot Blockchain, Inc. Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT) focuses on cryptocurrency mining of Bitcoin. The Company is expanding and upgrading its mining operations by securing the most energy efficient miners currently available. Riot is headquartered in Castle Rock, Colorado, and the Company’s mining operations are located in upstate New York, under a co-location hosting agreement with Coinmint. For more information, visit www.RiotBlockchain.com. Safe Harbor The information provided in this press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including as to the completion and effects of the contemplated acquisition by the Company of Whinstone and the future financial performance and operations of the Company. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipates," “believes,” "plans," "expects," "intends," "will," "potential," "hope" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations of the Company and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the contemplated acquisition of Whinstone, including financial and operating results, and the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are: (1) the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the contemplated acquisition, including receipt of required regulatory clearances; (2) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the definitive purchase agreement; (3) unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to, of the failure to realize the benefits of, the contemplated acquisition; (4) legal proceedings, judgments or settlements in connection with the contemplated acquisition; (5) disruptions of current plans and operations caused by the announcement and pendency of the contemplated acquisition; and (6) the response of employees, customers, suppliers, business partners and regulators to the announcement of the contemplated acquisition. Detailed information regarding other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by statements in this press release relating to the Company may be found in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Attachment miner order CONTACT: PR Contact Riot Blockchain, Inc. PR@riotblockchain.com Investor Contact - Phil McPherson Riot Blockchain, Inc. 303-794-2000 ext. 110 IR@riotblockchain.com
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