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15th Asian Financial Forum attracts 63,000+ views

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 10:00am

As of 11 January, the AFF virtual platform had seen more than 63,000 views from 80 countries and regions.

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  • As of 11 January, the AFF virtual platform had seen more than 63,000 views from 80 countries and regions.
  • Jean-Claude Trichet, Former President, European Central Bank, offered his views on how the financial industry, regulators and policymakers should step up their concerted efforts in addressing key issues related to monetary stability in times of uncertainty.
  • Delivering his remarks on the second morning of AFF 2022, Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, noted the tremendous opportunities for Hong Kong's financial market created by Mainland China's continued development.
  • PwC and the HKTDC jointly presented a pulse survey, "ESG Investing: Challenges and Opportunities for Hong Kong", during AFF 2022.

Accomplished Executive Rita Hite Takes the Helm as First Woman President & Chief Executive Officer of American Forest Foundation

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Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:00pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The American Forest Foundation , the national conservation organization that works to make a meaningful conservation impact through the empowerment of family forest owners, today announced Rita Hite as its president and chief executive officer.

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The American Forest Foundation , the national conservation organization that works to make a meaningful conservation impact through the empowerment of family forest owners, today announced Rita Hite as its president and chief executive officer.
  • Hite is the first woman in the organization's more than 40-year history to hold its top position.
  • Unanimously appointed by AFF's board of trustees in July, Hite officially took office January 1, 2022.
  • "I'm excited to lead the American Forest Foundation at this critical moment in time," said Hite.

Keith A. Hancock Named Chief Executive Officer of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 7:30pm

DANBURY, Conn., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Board of Directors (the "Board") of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation ("Odyssey") announced today that Keith A. Hancock has been named Chief Executive Officer of Odyssey, effective immediately.

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  • DANBURY, Conn., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Board of Directors (the "Board") of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation ("Odyssey") announced today that Keith A. Hancock has been named Chief Executive Officer of Odyssey, effective immediately.
  • Cosmo J. Alberico was also promoted to President & COO, reporting to Mr. Hancock.
  • Odyssey is a global leader in providing high-value logistics services and technology solutions to support diverse customer supply-chain requirements with best-in-class multi-modal transportation solutions.
  • Mr. Hancock joined Odyssey in 2010 through the acquisition of Capital Transportation Solutions ("CTS") and served as President & CEO of CTS prior to assuming additional responsibilities on the corporate executive team of Odyssey.

ALEXANDRE FAMILY FARM HITS THREE MILESTONES WITH NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION IN JANUARY OF A2/A2 ORGANIC YOGURTS

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 1:11pm

CRESCENT CITY, Calif., Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandre Family Farm has gained national distribution for their certified regenerative, organic and humane line of A2/A2 yogurt.Starting in January 2022 at Whole Foods Markets, the24 oz.

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  • CRESCENT CITY, Calif., Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandre Family Farm has gained national distribution for their certified regenerative, organic and humane line of A2/A2 yogurt.Starting in January 2022 at Whole Foods Markets, the24 oz.
  • Like all Alexandre products, the yogurts are 100% A2/A2, which refers to the beta-casein, one of the proteins in milk.
  • "Many people who believe they're lactose-intolerant are actually A1 protein-intolerant," said founder Stephanie Alexandre.
  • They have a line of 100% A2/A2 (the digestible protein) milks and yogurts, and mobile-coop nest-laid, hand-gathered eggs from hens always free-roaming on fresh green pastures.

FirstCash Completes Acquisition of American First Finance

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Friday, December 17, 2021 - 2:18pm

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstCash Holdings, Inc. (FirstCash or the Company) (Nasdaq: FCFS) today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of American First Finance (AFF).

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  • FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstCash Holdings, Inc. (FirstCash or the Company) (Nasdaq: FCFS) today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of American First Finance (AFF).
  • The completion of the acquisition establishes FirstCashs entry into the large and growing lease to own and point-of-sale payment space.
  • As previously announced, Doug Rippel, former Chairman and Founder of American First Finance, has joined the FirstCash Board of Directors following the closing of the transaction.
  • American First Finance, a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstCash, provides a nationwide network of more than 6,500 active merchant partner locations that provide consumer goods and services to their shoppers and offer AFFs retail finance solutions to facilitate payments on such transactions.

Austin Film Festival Film and Script Competitions Now Open

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Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 3:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing the writers' contributions to film, television, and new media, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Screenplay, Film, and Digital Series Competitions.

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing the writers' contributions to film, television, and new media, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Screenplay, Film, and Digital Series Competitions.
  • Austin Film Festival's Film Competition has grown year after year along with their efforts to serve as an avenue into the ever-evolving entertainment industry and champion visual storytelling.
  • Austin Film Festival prides itself on finding undiscovered storytellers that can use the art form of filmmaking to affect and inspire their audience.
  • Accepted filmmakers will present their film in exciting venues in Austin to enthusiastic audiences, and have their films viewed by industry professionals.

FirstCash Announces Upsize and Pricing of $550 Million Senior Notes Due 2030 to Fund Part of its Acquisition of American First Finance

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Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 10:50pm

The Offering is expected to close on December 13, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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  • The Offering is expected to close on December 13, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
  • The Offering is not contingent on the closing of the Acquisition or any debt financing.
  • FirstCash is a component company in both the Standard & Poors MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.
  • FirstCashs common stock (ticker symbol FCFS) is traded on the Nasdaq, the creator of the worlds first electronic stock market.

FirstCash Announces Commencement of Offering of Senior Notes; Proceeds to Fund Part of its Acquisition of American First Finance

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 12:17pm

The Offering is not contingent on the closing of the Acquisition or any debt financing.

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  • The Offering is not contingent on the closing of the Acquisition or any debt financing.
  • This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the Offering and the intended use of the net proceeds thereof.
  • FirstCash is a component company in both the Standard & Poors MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.
  • FirstCashs common stock (ticker symbol FCFS) is traded on the Nasdaq, the creator of the worlds first electronic stock market.

FirstCash Amends Definitive Agreement with American First Finance

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 12:15pm

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstCash, Inc. (the Company) (Nasdaq: FCFS), the leading international operator of over 2,800 retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America, today announced that it has amended its previously announced definitive agreement to acquire American First Finance Inc. (AFF).

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  • FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstCash, Inc. (the Company) (Nasdaq: FCFS), the leading international operator of over 2,800 retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America, today announced that it has amended its previously announced definitive agreement to acquire American First Finance Inc. (AFF).
  • Rick Wessel, FirstCash Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board stated, Since announcing our transaction with AFF over a month ago, both businesses continue to perform strongly.
  • American First Finance (AFF) is a leading technology-driven point-of-sale payments platform focused on serving credit constrained consumers.
  • FirstCash does not give any assurance (1) that either FirstCash or AFF will achieve its expectations, or (2) concerning any result or the timing thereof.

Prairie Provident Resources Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Results and Leadership Changes

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 12:24am

Actual results or events will differ, and the differences may be material and adverse to the Company.

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  • Actual results or events will differ, and the differences may be material and adverse to the Company.
  • It does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead nor at the plant gate, which is where Prairie Provident sells its production volumes.
  • Operating netbacks included in this news release were determined as oil and gas revenues less royalties less operating costs.
  • Operating netback after gains or losses on derivative instruments, adjusts the operating netback for only realized gains and losses on derivative instruments.