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MPOWER Financing and Studyportals Partner to Enhance International Students’ Access to Higher Education

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

MPOWER Financing, a mission-driven fintech firm and the leading provider of education loans to promising international students, announced a strategic partnership with Studyportals, an organization dedicated to providing transparency of global study choices.

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  • MPOWER Financing, a mission-driven fintech firm and the leading provider of education loans to promising international students, announced a strategic partnership with Studyportals, an organization dedicated to providing transparency of global study choices.
  • This new partnership will heighten awareness of financing options available to international students pursuing higher education in Canada and the U.S.
    “Our mission is to empower the world to choose education and to support students throughout their full decision-making journey,” said Edwin van Rest, Co-Founder and CEO of Studyportals.
  • “Being able to connect students with more options to finance their studies means that we can help even more students access education opportunities.
  • MPOWER Financing offers scholarships and no-cosigner loans to students from 200+ countries pursuing an education at 400+ universities across Canada and the United States.

BlackRock Closed-End Fund Share Repurchase Program Update

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Monday, January 9, 2023

BlackRock Advisors, LLC (“BlackRock”) released today share repurchase activity for certain BlackRock-advised closed-end funds (the “Funds”) during the quarter ended December 31, 2022.

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  • BlackRock Advisors, LLC (“BlackRock”) released today share repurchase activity for certain BlackRock-advised closed-end funds (the “Funds”) during the quarter ended December 31, 2022.
  • The Funds have authorized open market share repurchase programs (the “Repurchase Programs”) pursuant to which each Fund may repurchase, through November 30, 2023, up to 5% of its outstanding common shares in open market transactions.
  • The Repurchase Programs seek to enhance shareholder value by purchasing Fund shares trading at a discount from their net asset value (“NAV”) per share, which could result in incremental accretion to a Fund’s NAV.
  • Below is a summary of share repurchase activity over this past quarter and since the inception of each Fund’s Repurchase Program:
    Summary of share repurchase activity during the most recent calendar quarter ended December 31, 2022:

Navy Federal Credit Union Named a Computerworld 2023 Best Place to Work in IT

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Foundry's Computerworld ranks Navy Federal Credit Union No.

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  • Foundry's Computerworld ranks Navy Federal Credit Union No.
  • 8 among large organizations on the 2023 Best Places to Work in IT list.
  • This award recognizes the top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.
  • “It’s an honor to be named among the top 10 large organizations by Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT again this year,” said Tony Gallardy, chief information officer at Navy Federal.

WELL EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Encourages Welltower Inc. Investors to Inquire About Securities Class Action Investigation – WELL

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Monday, January 9, 2023

The Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses.

Key Points: 
  • The Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses.
  • The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company.
  • 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017.

Shatterproof Honors Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton

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Monday, January 9, 2023

The reception will honor Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton, who has been integral in uniting hospitality leaders to raise awareness and shatter the stigma surrounding addiction.

Key Points: 
  • The reception will honor Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton, who has been integral in uniting hospitality leaders to raise awareness and shatter the stigma surrounding addiction.
  • Nassetta and Hilton have been longtime supporters of Shatterproof and its mission to end the addiction crisis.
  • Since its founding, more than 70 hotel companies and 500 employees have raised more than $3 million for Shatterproof.
  • “I am honored to be recognized with the Shatterproof Hospitality Hero Award and appreciate the opportunity to help raise awareness and mission-critical funds for Shatterproof,” said Nassetta.

Arbitrator Awards AAMC $1.6 Million in Arbitration Brought by its Former CEO

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Altisource Asset Management Corporation (“AAMC” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AAMC) announced that the arbitrator awarded the Company more than $1.6 million in the arbitration brought against the Company by Indroneel Chatterjee, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • Altisource Asset Management Corporation (“AAMC” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AAMC) announced that the arbitrator awarded the Company more than $1.6 million in the arbitration brought against the Company by Indroneel Chatterjee, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer.
  • Mr. Chatterjee filed the arbitration after the Company terminated him for cause in April 2021.
  • The arbitrator’s final award granted an additional award of fees and costs to the Company in the amount of over $1 million.
  • “We are pleased with the arbitrator’s ruling which clearly demonstrates the Company was justified in terminating Mr. Chatterjee,” said Chief Executive Officer, Jason Kopcak.

Ellington Financial Declares Monthly Common Dividend

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Ellington Financial Inc. (NYSE: EFC) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a monthly dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on February 27, 2023 to stockholders of record as of January 31, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Ellington Financial Inc. (NYSE: EFC) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a monthly dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on February 27, 2023 to stockholders of record as of January 31, 2023.
  • This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
  • Examples of forward-looking statements in this press release include statements regarding the Company's payment of dividends.
  • The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

AMYT Stock Alert: Halper Sadeh LLC Is Investigating Whether the Sale of Amryt Pharma Plc Is Fair to Shareholders

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Halper Sadeh LLC, an investor rights law firm, is investigating whether the sale of Amryt Pharma Plc (NASDAQ: AMYT) to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. is fair to Amryt shareholders.

Key Points: 
  • Halper Sadeh LLC, an investor rights law firm, is investigating whether the sale of Amryt Pharma Plc (NASDAQ: AMYT) to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. is fair to Amryt shareholders.
  • On behalf of Amryt shareholders, Halper Sadeh LLC may seek increased consideration for shareholders, additional disclosures and information concerning the proposed transaction, or other relief and benefits.
  • Halper Sadeh LLC represents investors all over the world who have fallen victim to securities fraud and corporate misconduct.
  • Our attorneys have been instrumental in implementing corporate reforms and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors.

Teleperformance Earns 9th Consecutive Full Enterprise-wide Social Responsibility Standard Certification From Verego

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, announced today that it has received the Enterprise-Wide Social Responsibility Standard (SRS) Certification Award from Verego for the 9th consecutive year.

Key Points: 
  • Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, announced today that it has received the Enterprise-Wide Social Responsibility Standard (SRS) Certification Award from Verego for the 9th consecutive year.
  • The attained certification scores were the highest in the industry in every single area.
  • The Verego SRS Certification provides a comprehensive framework for ensuring the effective management of corporate responsibility initiatives.
  • “Verego, now part of the leading global sustainability firm Clearstream Solutions, is proud to award Teleperformance certification in all five areas of the SRS Standard for the 9th consecutive year.

Gift Cards Global Market Report 2022: High Adoption Rate of Smartphones Accelerates Demand for Gift Cards - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, January 9, 2023

The "Gift Cards Market by Type, and by End-User - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Gift Cards Market by Type, and by End-User - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Also, the high adoption of e-gift cards as a promotional tool and a source of quick revenue flow for businesses like restaurants, hospitality and aviation among others fuels the demand for digital gift cards.
  • North America holds the largest market share of gift cards due to the increased e-commerce activity owing to the surging millennial and Gen Z population that is inclined towards the adoption of gift cards.
  • Also, the increased penetration of smartphones among consumers, which allows managing digital gift cards via mobile applications easily is accelerating the market demand.