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  • AXIS Capital Declares Quarterly Dividends

    PEMBROKE, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$AXS–AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital”) (NYSE:AXS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per common share payable on July 15, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 29, 2021.

    In addition, the Board declared a dividend of $34.375 per Series E 5.50% Preferred Share (equivalent to $0.34375 per depositary share) payable on July 15, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 29, 2021.

    About AXIS Capital

    AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders’ equity at March 31, 2021 of $5.2 billion and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore and Canada. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A+” (“Strong”) by Standard & Poor’s and “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at www.axiscapital.com.

    Follow AXIS Capital on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Contacts

    Investor Contact
    Matt Rohrmann

    AXIS Capital Holdings Limited

    investorrelations@axiscapital.com
    (212) 940-3339

    Media Contact
    Anna Kukowski

    AXIS Capital Holdings Limited

    anna.kukowski@axiscapital.com
    (212) 715-3574

  • Bridge Industrial and PSP Investments Form Joint Venture for UK Logistics Investment

    Joint venture to assemble portfolio of urban infill last-mile industrial facilities in Greater London and the UK

    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bridge Industrial (“Bridge”) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSP Investments”) today announced the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop logistics properties in the United Kingdom, targeting a portfolio value of £1 billion ($1.4 billion USD).

    The venture has a build-to-core focus, including the acquisition and development of last-mile logistics assets within high-barrier infill submarkets in Greater London and the Midlands region. Bridge will oversee development and the implementation of value-add measures to create state-of-the-art, purpose-built infill industrial assets. The venture will target market-leading sustainability credentials.

    “We are excited to form this strategic partnership with PSP Investments as Bridge continues to grow its global portfolio and capital partnerships,” said Sean Zasche, Bridge’s Chief Financial Officer. “Their focus on high-quality, infill real estate and long-term ownership aligns well with Bridge’s business model.”

    Bridge’s UK operations are led by Paul Hanley, Partner, who oversees a London-based team of acquisition and development professionals.

    “We’re extremely excited about the growth in the logistics industry that is creating strong demand for facilities across the United Kingdom,” said Hanley. “This joint venture with PSP Investments marks the beginning of a long-term partnership that will allow us to continue the strategic expansion of our portfolio.”

    PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers with a diversified global portfolio across public and private markets.

    “We are pleased to be partnering with Bridge to invest in the UK logistics sector as we grow our already extensive European logistics portfolio,” said Stéphane Jalbert, PSP’s Managing Director for Europe and Asia Pacific, Real Estate Investments. “Urban logistics is a key sector for PSP globally, given the accelerated growth of e-commerce and the need to adapt real estate to meet shifting consumer behaviour. Bridge has proven development capabilities from which the venture will benefit, enhancing returns beyond the sector trend.”

    About Bridge Industrial

    Bridge Industrial (www.bridgeindustrial.com) is a privately-owned, vertically integrated real estate operating company and investment manager that focuses on the acquisition and development of Class A industrial real estate in the supply constrained core industrial markets of Chicago, Miami, New Jersey/New York, Los Angeles/San Francisco, Seattle, and London. Since its inception in 2000, Bridge has successfully acquired and developed more than 48 million square feet of industrial buildings/projects valued at more than $7.8 billion.

    About PSP Investments

    PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers with approximately $169.8 billion of net assets as of March 31, 2020. It manages a diversified global portfolio of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt. Established in 1999, PSP Investments manages net contributions to the pension funds of the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montreal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. For more information, visit investpsp.com or follow PSP Investments on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Contacts

    Bridge Industrial

    Kate Titchmarsh (UK Communications Manager)

    +44 (0)7595673610

    kate@the-flashbulb.com

    Dan Ivers (US Communications)

    Antenna Group

    646-265-9670

    dan.ivers@antennagroup.com

    PSP Investments

    Verena Garofalo

    1 844 525 3795

    media@investpsp.ca

  • Vantage Risk Enters ILS Market with Upsized $225 Million Vista Re Cat Bond

    HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vantage Risk Ltd. (Vantage), a recently launched Bermuda reinsurance company, and part of Vantage Group, has sponsored its first 144A index-triggered catastrophe bond transaction. Issued by Bermuda special purpose insurer Vista Re Ltd., the bonds will provide Vantage with multi-year risk transfer capacity on an indexed basis to protect against the aggregation of US named storm and North American earthquake risk.

    Upsized from its initial $150 million target, Vista Re issued $225 million of Series 2021-1 Class A principal at-risk variable rate notes. The designated risk period runs from May 15, 2021 to May 14, 2024. The cat bonds were priced on April 26, 2021 and closed on May 4, 2021.

    Vista Re follows the launch of AdVantage Retro I Ltd., a collateralized reinsurer established by Vantage in December 2020 which allows investors to partner with Vantage to access selected reinsurance risks.

    Chris McKeown, Vantage Group’s Chief Executive of Reinsurance, added “This transaction provides Vantage with complementary capital support as we build our risk portfolio. Additionally, it expands the Vantage profile among ILS investors and allows investors to grow their risk portfolios alongside Vantage. We intend to continue developing this Partnership Capital model, building it over time in a strategic way that aligns the interests of our shareholders with valued partnership capital and the broader investor market.”

    Aurora Swithenbank, Vantage Group CFO, commented “We are very pleased with the reception to Vista Re’s inaugural cat bond offering, with strong investor demand allowing for a 50% upsize from the initial announced transaction size while simultaneously pricing below initial price guidance.”

    GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC, acted as sole structuring agent and sole bookrunner, while Sidley Austin LLP acted as deal counsel.

    About Vantage:

    Vantage is a Bermuda registered Class 4 insurer offering property catastrophe and specialty reinsurance, and excess casualty, healthcare and professional lines insurance. The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, global investment firms with successful track records and experience in the re/insurance industry, are lead investors.

    Vantage is a re/insurance partner designed for the future. At Vantage, we see risk differently. Driven by relentless curiosity, our team of trusted experts provides a fresh perspective on our clients’ risks. We add creativity to tech-enabled efficiency and robust analytics to address risks others avoid.

    Contacts

    Meridith Bridge, Vested

    vantage@fullyvested.com

  • WNS Recognized as a ‘Leader’ in Insurance by ISG

    NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BPM–WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, today announced that the company has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in all three categories by Information Services Group (ISG) in the ISG Provider Lens™ Insurance BPO Services U.S. Quadrant Report for 2020. WNS was named a ‘Leader’, ISG’s highest provider classification, for Insurance services in the areas of Property and Casualty (P&C), Life and Retirement (L&R), and Third Party Administration (TPA). The ISG Provider Lens™ evaluates service providers based on criteria including scope of services offered, vision and ability to execute, market strength and awareness, and partner and ecosystem scalability.

    In the P&C segment, ISG cited WNS for its end-to-end insurance services portfolio, advanced digital capabilities, innovative approach and suite of hyperautomation solutions extending across customer experience, claims and underwriting. In the L&R space, WNS’ end-to-end focus on automation and analytics, strong actuarial practice, and ability to improve client outcomes across the entire insurance value chain were highlighted. With respect to the TPA insurance market, WNS was recognized for its unique BPaaS model including a best-of-breed policy administration system, and its investments in digital, automation and analytics capabilities which are helping clients drive enterprise-wide transformation.

    “Our deep domain expertise, combined with unique digital solutions, advanced analytics and an innovative culture of ‘co-creation’ is enabling WNS to accelerate our clients’ transformation journeys across the spectrum of Insurance services, and help them create industry differentiation,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.

    “WNS is an outstanding player in insurance BPO. The company’s long history in insurance and significant domain expertise coupled with its forward-thinking focus on automation and analytics, and commitment to enhancing and improving its already strong digital capabilities and innovative offerings sets WNS apart in this field,” Peggy Bresnick Kendler, Lead Analyst, Insurance at ISG.

    WNS partners with insurers, re-insurers, brokers and InsurTech companies to drive digital transformation across the P&C, L&R and TPA value chains. We leverage our differentiated BPM capabilities to help more than 55 global insurance businesses drive rapid transformation, innovation, and agility. Our insurance solutions enable our clients scale faster, quickly respond to changing market conditions, mitigate risk, reduced indemnity spends, lower cost of service, and drive improved end-customer experiences.

    About WNS

    WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company. WNS combines deep industry knowledge with technology, analytics and process expertise to co-create innovative, digitally led transformational solutions with over 375 clients across various industries. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of BPM solutions including industry-specific offerings, customer interaction services, finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, and research and analytics to re-imagine the digital future of businesses. As of March 31, 2021, WNS had 43,997 professionals across 58 delivery centers worldwide including facilities in Australia, China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

    Safe Harbor Provision

    This document includes information which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied are discussed in our most recent Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. WNS undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contacts

    Investors
    David Mackey
    EVP – Finance & Head of Investor Relations

    WNS (Holdings) Limited

    +1 (201) 942-6261

    david.mackey@wns.com

    Media:
    Archana Raghuram
    Global Head – Marketing & Communications and Corporate Business Development

    WNS (Holdings) Limited

    +91 (22) 4095 2397

    archana.raghuram@wns.com ; pr@wns.com

  • ICE Benchmark Administration Consults on Potential Cessation of ICE Swap Rate® based on GBP LIBOR®

    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (“IBA”) has published a consultation on its intention to cease the publication of ICE Swap Rate® settings based on GBP LIBOR®.

    Following the FCA’s announcement on March 5, 2021 regarding the future cessation and loss of representativeness of LIBOR, IBA does not expect the necessary input data to calculate GBP LIBOR ICE Swap Rate settings (i.e. eligible interest rate swap transactions referencing GBP LIBOR settings) to be available after December 31, 2021.

    As a result, IBA is consulting on its intention to cease the publication of GBP LIBOR ICE Swap Rate settings for all tenors (from one to 30 years) immediately after publication on December 31, 2021.

    The consultation is open for feedback until 5:00pm London time on Friday June 4, 2021. IBA will publish a feedback statement after the feedback period has closed.

    The consultation is not, and must not be taken to be, an announcement that IBA will cease or continue the publication of GBP LIBOR ICE Swap Rate, or any other ICE Swap Rate settings, after December 31, 2021, or any other date. IBA expects to consult on the potential cessation of USD LIBOR ICE Swap Rate in due course.

    Since December 2020, IBA has published GBP ICE Swap Rate settings based on SONIA. GBP SONIA ICE Swap Rate settings are available for the same tenors as GBP LIBOR ICE Swap Rate settings and at the same time, and are determined using the published ICE Swap Rate ‘Waterfall’ methodology based on eligible interest rate swap transactions referencing SONIA settings.

    About ICE Benchmark Administration

    ICE Benchmark Administration is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the regulated activity of administering a benchmark, and is authorized as a benchmark administrator under the UK Benchmarks Regulation. ICE LIBOR, LIBOR, ICE Swap Rate and ICE Benchmark Administration are registered trademarks of IBA and/or its affiliates.

    About Intercontinental Exchange

    Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

    Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located here. Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading “Key Information Documents (KIDS).”

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 — Statements in this press release regarding ICE’s business that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on February 4, 2021.

    About SONIA

    The “SONIA” mark is used under license from the Bank of England (the benchmark administrator of SONIA), and the use of such mark does not imply or express any approval or endorsement by the Bank of England. “Bank of England” and “SONIA” are registered trademarks of the Bank of England.

    ICE- CORP

    Source: Intercontinental Exchange

    Contacts

    ICE Media Contact:
    Rebecca Mitchell

    Rebecca.Mitchell@ice.com
    +44 7951 057 351

    ICE Investor Contact:
    Mary Caroline O’Neal

    marycaroline.oneal@ice.com
    (770) 738-2151

  • KBRA Releases New Podcast Episode: China Adds to Global Risks

    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a new podcast episode discussing China’s debt, investor exposure, and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) global risks. In this episode, KBRA Managing Director and Head of Sovereign ratings, Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, explains why direct risks from China’s indebtedness are still contained for international investors, and how the BRI debt contracts and the nature of lending increases global risks.

    “Where is the money going? Coal-fired plants and ports, but also 5G and underwater cables. The BRI is not just brick-and-mortar infrastructure,” Feldbaum-Vidra said.

    The latest episode is available on:

    About KBRA

    KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered in the U.S., the EU, and the UK, and is designated to provide structured finance ratings in Canada. KBRA ratings can be used by investors for regulatory capital purposes in multiple jurisdictions.

    Contacts

    Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, Managing Director

    +1 (646) 731-2362

    joan.feldbaumvidra@kbra.com

  • MONAT® Continues Its Expansion Into Europe and Launches Into Lithuania

    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MONAT® GLOBAL UK Ltd (MONAT®), a multinational distributor and social and direct seller of award-winning premium beauty products, has announced its European expansion into Lithuania this summer. Following a successful launch in the UK in 2018 and subsequently into Ireland and Poland in 2019, the brand’s philosophy, reputation, education, and innovation, combined with its desire to support job creation and security for women, have been instrumental in its remarkable success.

    MONAT® is a naturally based healthy ageing beauty brand, launched in the USA in 2014, with a mission to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through exceptional, naturally based products; a fun and rewarding business; and a culture of family, service, and gratitude. The range of MONAT® innovative products includes its award-winning hair care and styling hair products, innovative skincare products, and its latest wellness products that launched in 2021.

    Says Ros Simmons, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for MONAT® Europe, “Our company successes within Europe have shown that social selling has quickly become a preferred way to not only buy, but for people to have a chance to create their own financial future. We know through our business growth within our established markets and research in the new territories that there’s been a real movement in consumer demands towards e-commerce businesses. MONAT® success is evident through our market partner’s achievements to create their own businesses, their power to create conversation, and to inspire a greater network to act and help others, alongside themselves. We encourage our Market Partner’s to get involved and have their voices heard within the beauty economy, globally. Following the successful launch into the UK, Ireland, and Poland, we know the time is right to take MONAT® further across Europe and build on the opportunities for a business model that we’re becoming known for.”

    “MONAT® continues to see explosive growth in the United States since our creation in 2014 supported by our outstanding research and development of premium products and creating an opportunity for personal success for our market partners. This further European expansion supports our continued global growth plans to bring our products, business model, and philosophy to new audiences across Europe. Our extensive research has shown us that Lithuania has strong potential to embrace our business programme and ensure another successful expansion into Europe,” says Stuart MacMillan, President of MONAT® Global.

    MONAT® will initially launch into Lithuania in June 2021 through a series of virtual events and regional roadshows to introduce the business model and opportunities for founding market partners who can join from 1st July 2021. The launch momentum will progress through the summer ready for the e-commerce launch of its award-winning beauty products from September 2021.

    For further information on MONAT visit www.monatglobal.com

    To become a MONAT® Market Partner in Lithuania, please visit www.monatglobal.com

    Contacts

    For press information on MONAT® Europe

    Samantha Grocutt

    Essence PR

    020 7739 2858

    essence@essencepr.com

  • MONAT® Continues Its Expansion Into Europe and Launches Into Spain

    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MONAT® GLOBAL UK Ltd (MONAT®), a multinational distributor and social and direct seller of award-winning premium beauty products, has announced its European expansion into Spain this summer. Following a successful launch in the UK in 2018 and subsequently into Ireland and Poland in 2019, the brand’s philosophy, reputation, education, and innovation, combined with its desire to support job creation and security for women, have been instrumental in its remarkable success.

    MONAT® is a naturally based healthy ageing beauty brand, launched in the USA in 2014, with a mission to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through exceptional, naturally based products; a fun and rewarding business; and a culture of family, service, and gratitude. The range of MONAT® innovative products includes its award-winning hair care and styling hair products, innovative skincare products, and its latest wellness products that launched in 2021.

    Says Ros Simmons, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for MONAT® Europe, “Our company successes within Europe have shown that social selling has quickly become a preferred way to not only buy, but for people to have a chance to create their own financial future. We know through our business growth within our established markets and research in the new territories that there’s been a real movement in consumer demands towards e-commerce businesses. MONAT® success is evident through our market partner’s achievements to create their own businesses, their power to create conversation, and to inspire a greater network to act and help others, alongside themselves. We encourage our Market Partner’s to get involved and have their voices heard within the beauty economy, globally. Following the successful launch into the UK, Ireland, and Poland, we know the time is right to take MONAT® further across Europe and build on the opportunities for a business model that we’re becoming known for.”

    “MONAT® continues to see explosive growth in the United States since our creation in 2014 supported by our outstanding research and development of premium products and creating an opportunity for personal success for our market partners. This further European expansion supports our continued global growth plans to bring our products, business model, and philosophy to new audiences across Europe. Our extensive research has shown us that Spain has strong potential to embrace our business programme and ensure another successful expansion into Europe,” says Stuart MacMillan, President of MONAT® Global.

    MONAT® will initially launch into Spain in June 2021 through a series of virtual events and regional roadshows to introduce the business model and opportunities for founding market partners who can join from 1st July 2021. The launch momentum will progress through the summer ready for the e-commerce launch of its award-winning beauty products from September 2021.

    For further information on MONAT visit www.monatglobal.com

    To become a MONAT® Market Partner in Spain, please visit www.monatglobal.com

    Contacts

    For press information on MONAT® Europe:

    Samantha Grocutt Essence PR

    020 7739 2858 essence@essencepr.com

  • Flexjet and Sentient Jet Parent Company Acquires Halo Aviation, U.K.-Based Helicopter Provider
    • Announcement comes just weeks after acquisition of U.S.-based Associated Aircraft Group helicopter provider
    • Positions companies to become global leaders in vertical flight
    • Enables Flexjet, Sentient Jet and other Directional Aviation OneSky Flight companies to develop the next generation of end-to-end private aviation offerings not available elsewhere


    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luxury fractional jet provider Flexjet and jet card pioneer Sentient Jet, today announced that they have a new sister company, Halo Aviation Ltd. (Halo), a leading provider of helicopter transportation services in the United Kingdom. The transaction follows the acquisition earlier this year of Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the Northeastern United States. These moves position Flexjet, Sentient Jet and their sister companies, FXAIR and PrivateFly, on-demand jet charter providers in both the U.S. and Europe, to become leaders in vertical flight, further expanding their offerings and global operations.

    Halo and AAG, both manage fleets of some of the finest helicopters in the world and are leading providers of vertical lift and urban mobility services in their respective nations. This move will inject a new group of customers from Flexjet, the second largest fractional jet provider in the world, and Sentient Jet, which has 8,000 active jet card holders, and will pave the way for a unique end-to-end travel solution not offered by any other provider. The structure of these companies and their relationships to each other will offer differentiators in the market that other brands will not be able to duplicate – from the safety of flying managed fleets to the packaging of end-to-end flight solutions – these acquisitions will rebrand what the private jet traveler will want in a provider.

    “My vision is to strategically position each of our flight providers to become a leader in its market,” said Kenneth C. Ricci, Principal, Directional Aviation, parent of OneSky Flight and its member companies. “Flexjet is the preeminent global fractional ownership company, Sentient Jet offers the industry’s leading jet card and FXAIR and PrivateFly have uniquely-positioned offerings in the on-demand charter space. Now, with the acquisition of Halo and AAG, we can add another market to that list: Vertical lift.”

    Ricci added that the addition of Halo advances three important strategic goals, saying, “First, these acquisitions position us as a leader in the exciting future of vertical lift solutions. Second, it builds a core competency in urban mobility operations. Third it makes possible synergies with our other affiliated companies, like Flexjet and Sentient, allowing us to provide a complete aircraft travel solution. During the coming months, we will share with our customers and partners our plans for taking vertical lift services to the next level – perhaps through bolstering the fleet with a manufacturer order which could lead to a possible combination of powerhouse travel solutions.”

    Founded in 2009 by William Fanshawe and Therese Bewsey, Halo Aviation is a helicopter travel services provider with bases in the south of England, around London, in the Midlands and in the Channel Islands. Headquartered in Cranleigh, Surrey, Halo Aviation serves a clientele of leaders in business, government and other fields as well as leisure travelers, providing connections between airports and city centers and between short-haul domestic destinations such as musical festivals, racecourses and other sports and entertainment events.

    While other private aviation companies are expanding into the vertical lift market, they are doing so as aggregators of demand for charter vertical lift providers. In contrast, the recent Directional Aviation OneSky Flight acquisitions targeted companies with managed fleets, giving them full control of assets and operations, ensuring that their stringent safety standards are met, that service aligns with the highest standards of quality and that synergies with other companies in the OneSky family are realized.

    “The acquisitions of Halo and AAG by themselves make us a leader in vertical lift,” said Andrew Collins, OneSky’s on-demand private jet travel and vertical lift lead. “They also provide the foundation for the future of global mobility, with the capabilities to provide outstanding service on two continents; to provide a platform for the entry into service of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology. In addition, they offer a critical, customer-benefiting differentiator for their fellow OneSky companies, providing the link between airports and final destinations. We look forward to bringing to vertical lift the same commitment to excellence in customer service that we have to our other private aviation markets.”

    The helicopters in the fleets of Halo and AAG are the finest on two continents. Halo operates six- and eight-seat Agusta/Leonardo helicopters, including the Agusta AW109 and AW169 models. The Agusta craft are produced by the helicopter division of Rome-based aerospace company Leonardo S.p.A., which previously had acquired the Agusta and AgustaWestland brands. Leonardo continues to produce a range of helicopters for commercial aviation, public service and military use, and manages the full range of operations from development to production to pilot training to after-sales support.

    AAG operates the Sikorsky S-76, the longest-running helicopter serving elite clienteles, with more than 40 years and 7.4 million hours of safe flight. AAG offers charter services, the AAG Excalibur Card (sold in 10-hour increments), Sikorsky Shares™ and New York-area airport transfer services. It also offers professional aircraft maintenance and management services for Sikorsky owners.

    About Directional Aviation and OneSky Flight

    Directional Aviation is a private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation. Directional’s OneSky Flight portfolio of private jet travel providers includes shared/fractional jet ownership, jet card, membership, on-demand charter and vertical lift providers. Industry leaders representing MRO, private jet remanufacturing, aviation parts distribution and more also make up the Directional family. Directional Aviation is charting the course of private aviation, worldwide.

    For more information, visit www.directionalaviation.com and www.onesky.com.

    About Halo Aviation

    Halo Aviation Ltd. is a helicopter company offering access to vertical lift via charter, card, fractional ownership and full ownership/management programmes. Halo Aviation is committed to passenger safety by operating the leading helicopter types in their class piloted by instrument-rated pilots, most of whom served in the U.K. armed forces. Halo’s fleet of Agusta/Leonardo AW109 and AW169 helicopters dispatch from bases in the south of England, around London, the Midlands and in the Channel Islands. For more information, visit www.haloaviation.com

    About AAG

    AAG has flown more than 65,000 safe flying hours and has more than 30 years of experience providing helicopter charter, fractional ownership and helicopter maintenance services from its New York, Teterboro, Bridgeport, Providence and Philadelphia installations. With the Northeast’s largest fleet of S-76 helicopters, AAG is the only VIP helicopter company to own and operate its own FAA Part 145 maintenance facility and is a Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center. AAG has earned the Wyvern Wingman status, the ARG/US Platinum rating, the ACSF IAS Registry and the IS-BAO Stage 3 Registration, which serve as hallmarks of AAG’s commitment to safety. AAG also is approved for DCA operations under the DASSP. For more information, visit www.flyaag.com.

    Contacts

    Nicholas Parmelee

    The Hubbell Group, Inc.

    +1216-406-5602 (mobile)

    nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com

  • Total: Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on May 28, 2021

    Conditions of availability of the preparatory documents

    PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

    Shareholders are invited to participate at the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of TOTAL SE (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) which will be held on Friday May 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Company’s registered office, 2 Place Jean Millier – La Défense 6, 92400 Courbevoie without the physical presence of shareholders and other members and persons entitled to participate. No admission card to this Meeting will be issued.

    The Shareholders’ Meeting will be streamed live in full on the Company’s website www.total.com/investors/shareholders-meetings. All useful information relating to this Meeting is regularly updated on this page of the website.

    In this context, shareholders are invited to exercise their voting rights before the holding of the Shareholders’ Meeting, either by internet via the secured Votaccess platform, or by returning their postal voting form, or also by giving proxy. The detailed procedures relating to the exercise of the right to vote are specified in the notice of the Shareholders’ Meeting.

    The preliminary notice of the Shareholders’ Meeting and the convening notice were published in the French Bulletin des annonces légales obligatoires (BALO) on March 31, 2021 and on May 7, 2021 respectively.

    The documents referred to in Article R. 225-83 of the French Commercial Code are made available to Shareholders as from the date of the convening notice for the Meeting in accordance with applicable regulations:

    – Shareholders holding registered shares may, up to and including the fifth day prior to the Meeting, request that the Company sends these documents to them free of charge. For shareholders holding bearer shares, the exercise of this right is subject to the provision of a certificate of registration in the accounts of the bearer shares issued by the authorized intermediary;

    – Shareholders may consult these documents at the Company’s registered office, 2 place Jean Millier – La Défense 6 – 92400 Courbevoie, under the conditions provided for by applicable regulations.

    The documents referred to in Article R. 22-10-23 of the French Commercial Code may be consulted and downloaded on the Company’s website: total.com/Investors/Annual Shareholders’ meeting/The documents of the Meeting.

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    About Total

    Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

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    This press release, from which no legal consequences may be drawn, is for information purposes only. The entities in which TOTAL SE directly or indirectly owns investments are separate legal entities. TOTAL SE has no liability for their acts or omissions. In this document, the terms “Total” and “Total Group” are sometimes used for convenience where general references are made to TOTAL SE and/or its subsidiaries. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” may also be used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them.

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