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CNH Industrial announces subsidiary notes offering

London, September 23, 2021

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) today announced that its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd., plans to offer new notes in a private placement to certain accredited investors in each of the provinces of Canada, subject to market conditions. The notes will be guaranteed by CNH Industrial Capital LLC, CNH Industrial Capital America LLC and New Holland Credit Company, LLC, each an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CNH Industrial N.V. CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd. is the primary financing and business entity in Canada for CNH Industrial Capital LLC, the North American arm of CNH Industrial’s global financial services business.

CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd. intends to add the net proceeds from the offering to its general funds and use them for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including, among other things, the purchase of receivables or other assets in the ordinary course of business. The net proceeds may also be applied to repay CNH Industrial Capital Canada Ltd.’s indebtedness as it becomes due.

The securities offered in the private placement have not been and will not be qualified for sale to the public under applicable securities laws in Canada and, accordingly, any offer and sale of the securities in Canada will be made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus requirements of such securities laws.

The securities offered in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and such applicable state securities laws.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.

Contacts:

Corporate Communications

 Email: mediarelations@cnhind.com

 Investor Relations

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Brilliant Matters announces Strategic Investment to Accelerate Production of their High-Performing, Reliable and Scalable Semiconductors for Printed Electronics

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brilliant Matters is proud to announce the closing of an oversubscribed $3.5M seed round. The round was led by Ecofuel Fund, a specialized and dedicated cleantech fund, together with Investissement Québec, Anges Québec and GSI Creos Corporation. Founded in 2016, the company uses a clean and reliable production method to produce a new generation of printable, flexible semiconductors that offer an eco-friendlier and cost-effective alternative to traditional electronics.

Using their proprietary process, Brilliant Matters’ polymers and compounds were able to increase the performance and stability of organic printed solar modules, two key competitive factors in the solar energy market. Owing to the impact of this technological advance, BM has received this investment to scale up production in the market.

“The Ecofuel fund is a pillar in the search for innovations that have significant environmental impact. Brilliant Matters has succeeded in developing a revolutionary sustainable production process that enables the manufacturing of several materials for a new generation of organic printed solar modules and semiconductors. The quality of the management team and the financial partners is key for growth,” describes Richard Cloutier, Managing Partner of the Ecofuel Fund.

Together with the help of long-time partner and now investor GSI Creos, Brilliant Matters also plans to greatly expand commercialization efforts. Anticipating highly increased demand, Brilliant Matters will scale up manufacturing operations to produce hundreds of kilograms per year. Takashi Yanagisawa, Executive Officer of GSI Creos explains, “We invested in Brilliant Matters because their unique synthesis technology is Green, and their IP portfolio is clear. We are convinced of BM’s bright future in “Deep Tech” and their approach that will meet the clean technology needs of the world and society.”

“We are pleased to support Brilliant Matters, a promising player in the semiconductor industry, by taking part in this round of financing,” says Guy LeBlanc, President and CEO of Investissement Québec. “With the Impulsion PME program, which Investissement Québec administers on behalf of the government, we are able to support the development of young, innovative businesses in the start-up phase that have strong growth potential, in every region of Québec.”

For more information about Brilliant Matters, please visit: www.brilliantmatters.com

For more information on Ecofuel Fund, please visit: www.fondsecofuel.ca

For more information about Ange Québec, please visit: https://angesquebec.com/

For more information about GSI Creos, please visit: https://www.gsi.co.jp/en/index.html

Contact:
Laura Armiento
Marketing Specialist
Brilliant Matters
+1 (438) 368-1180
l.armiento@brilliantmatters.com
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Brilliant Matters announces Strategic Investment to Accelerate Production of their High-Performing, Reliable and Scalable Semiconductors for Printed Electronics

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brilliant Matters is proud to announce the closing of an oversubscribed $3.5M seed round. The round was led by Ecofuel Fund, a specialized and dedicated cleantech fund, together with Investissement Québec, Anges Québec and GSI Creos Corporation. Founded in 2016, the company uses a clean and reliable production method to produce a new generation of printable, flexible semiconductors that offer an eco-friendlier and cost-effective alternative to traditional electronics.

Using their proprietary process, Brilliant Matters’ polymers and compounds were able to increase the performance and stability of organic printed solar modules, two key competitive factors in the solar energy market. Owing to the impact of this technological advance, BM has received this investment to scale up production in the market.

“The Ecofuel fund is a pillar in the search for innovations that have significant environmental impact. Brilliant Matters has succeeded in developing a revolutionary sustainable production process that enables the manufacturing of several materials for a new generation of organic printed solar modules and semiconductors. The quality of the management team and the financial partners is key for growth,” describes Richard Cloutier, Managing Partner of the Ecofuel Fund.

Together with the help of long-time partner and now investor GSI Creos, Brilliant Matters also plans to greatly expand commercialization efforts. Anticipating highly increased demand, Brilliant Matters will scale up manufacturing operations to produce hundreds of kilograms per year. Takashi Yanagisawa, Executive Officer of GSI Creos explains, “We invested in Brilliant Matters because their unique synthesis technology is Green, and their IP portfolio is clear. We are convinced of BM’s bright future in “Deep Tech” and their approach that will meet the clean technology needs of the world and society.”

“We are pleased to support Brilliant Matters, a promising player in the semiconductor industry, by taking part in this round of financing,” says Guy LeBlanc, President and CEO of Investissement Québec. “With the Impulsion PME program, which Investissement Québec administers on behalf of the government, we are able to support the development of young, innovative businesses in the start-up phase that have strong growth potential, in every region of Québec.”

For more information about Brilliant Matters, please visit: www.brilliantmatters.com

For more information on Ecofuel Fund, please visit: www.fondsecofuel.ca

For more information about Ange Québec, please visit: https://angesquebec.com/

For more information about GSI Creos, please visit: https://www.gsi.co.jp/en/index.html

Contact:
Laura Armiento
Marketing Specialist
Brilliant Matters
+1 (438) 368-1180
l.armiento@brilliantmatters.com
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Newsreels – The Next TikTok, But for News

Watch top news videos, curated for you

NEWSREELS

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The app development powerhouse behind Newsreels has done it again. Revolutionizing the traditional has always been part of their DNA. And this time, they took the notoriously rigid and conventional news format to the next level by creating an app that delivers 100% accurate news, up to 20 times faster.

With its two trailblazing news formats – reels and bullets – everyone can get to know more updates in no time at all.

This is the future of news. Welcome to Newsreels.

While a conventional news app shows its collection of headlines with full articles, Newsreels introduces a game-changer in the news industry through its bullet summarization engine. Readers get to save precious minutes by getting just the important bullet points from the news they want.

To make things a whole lot better, modern readers get to enjoy informative news content in trendy reels format. Now, users can simply swipe across an endless stream of newsreels. Living with its moniker, Newsreels has jazzed up the interface with a video-upload feed for users, much like Instagram or TikTok. This is another unique feature that cashes in on the younger generation and offers them digestible, up-to-the-minute news.

On top of that, Newsreels covers a wider spectrum of publishers – right from the regional/local level to the global news houses. Truly, nothing comes close when it comes to the sheer volume of their partner publications.

The app goes further by giving content creators the option to collab with the app, letting them use it as a publishing platform to reach more audiences. For an app born out of the innovation surge during the 2020 pandemic, Newsreels is the much-needed power-up of both emerging and established news outlets.

“It is our answer to the growing need of the public to have a one-stop news portal to get all the relevant information they need, be it for COVID-related topics or absolutely anything they want, without having to jump between apps and news sources,” says RJ David, the team’s Product Innovation Officer.

Gone are the glory days of the plain vanilla newsreader apps. The readers today are smart: we want more; we want better, quicker. And we want it how we like it. Newsreels has quashed the “same-old, same-old” monotony of current affairs through its contemporary, made-to-order, openly inclusive news aggregation platform. The era of engaging, on-point, choice news is in.

You are cordially invited to experience the future of news. And the future is now.

Welcome to Newsreels.

To know more about Newsreels or to download the app, please click here. You can also follow the company on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube, and TikTok. For partnership-related queries, you can contact them at partnership@newsreels.app.

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Two Fully Operational and Globally Accessible Alternatives to the Swift System Now Available Worldwide

WM’s ICLM Transfers and TUV Digital Currency Transfers provide two fully operational and globally accessible Alternatives to SWIFT

ST PETER PORT, Guernsey and NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Telephony Provider Webtel.mobi (“WM”) – whose TUV Digital Currency potentially renders current Cryptocurrencies redundant and potentially supersedes CBDCs – has also recommenced the unrestricted global operations of its two alternative systems to SWIFT.

These two WM Facilities – its ICLM Transfers and TUV Digital Currency Transfers – are geared for a 21st Century Digital Economy, and not hamstrung by the multiple technical constraints and layers of intermediaries which plague the decades-old legacy systems. An overview of some of their characteristics is as follows:

REQUIRED CHARACTERISTIC SWIFT TRANSFERS ICLM TRANSFERS TUV TRANSFERS
Carry out Global Transfers Worldwide Yes Yes Yes
Compliant with Applicable Regulation Yes Yes Yes
Account Holders In Control of Transfer No Yes Yes
Transfer Initiated from any Mobile Phone No Yes Yes
Transfer Initiated from any Location No Yes Yes
Transfer Initiated at any time of any day No Yes Yes
Transfers and Receipt function 24/7/365 No Yes Yes
Transferor can do own FX Conversion No Yes Yes
Recipient can do own FX Conversion No Yes Yes
Transfers Instant in 1/100th of a Second No Yes Yes
Receipt is Instant in 1/100th of a Second No Yes Yes
Instant Confirmation to All Parties No Yes Yes
Real-Time Records and History No Yes Yes
Centrally Controlled Worldwide No Yes Yes
Worldwide Uniform Standards & Security No Yes Yes
Functions PP2P with No Intermediaries No Yes Yes
Can be Accessed and Used by Unbanked No Yes Yes
Free to have an Account No Yes Yes
Free of Bank Fees for Transfer No Yes Yes
Free of Intermediary Fees for Transfer No Yes Yes
Totally Free Transfers No 0.25% to 1% Yes

To construct a working and compliant Digital Currency that functions on a global basis, it is not sufficient to create only the Digital Currency itself. A Digital Currency without the means or capacities for global accessibility, acceptability, transferability, receipt, security, multicurrency convertibility, real-time multicurrency gross settlement, total transaction recording and multicurrency redemption is useless in and of itself.

To achieve these capacities, WM has constructed not just a Global Digital Currency similar to the “Bancor” proposed by English Economist John Maynard Keynes, but also a Global Clearing System – similar to the International Clearing Union as also proposed by Keynes.

A prerequisite for any Global Clearing System is the capacity for international transfers that includes all the capacities as previously listed, and many more. Consequently, as part of its Global Clearing System, WM constructed its ICLM Transfers Facility – a multicurrency instant global transfer system for its Members’ Stored Credit; and its TUV Transfer system – that facilitates instant global transfers of its Members’ TUV Digital Currency.

As with the TUV Digital Currency – WM’s Facilities are not new or untested. They have been fully tested in operational usage worldwide for nine years, and fully due diligenced on multiple occasions during that time. The only material change in Q3 2021 is that WM is making these facilities available for unrestricted global operations – as opposed to being available to a restricted user group only.

SWIFT – and all other legacy International Transfer systems that primarily run off the SWIFT System – are, like WM, in the Telecommunications Sector. The difference between them is that the legacy systems were built many decades ago, and attempt to keep up with technological advances by continuously patching their ageing systems, and relying on increasingly larger layers of costly intermediaries to function.

In contrast, WM’s Platform 2 is built to 21st Century specifications, and is powered by an Artificial Intelligence system. It consequently carries out transfers in 1/100th of a second, at ultra-low to zero costs, 24/7/365, as a unitary global system with no intermediaries.

Moreover, in 60% of countries worldwide, National transfers within countries are as slow and as costly as legacy system International transfers. The cumulative volume and value of National transfers is also higher than the several Thousand Trillion Dollars per annum volume of SWIFT and all the other legacy International transfer systems combined.

As WM’s ICLM Transfers and TUV Digital Currency Transfer Systems are able to be used for National transfers within countries in the same way and with the same advantages as for International transfers, both International and National transfers markets are seen as growth markets for WM.

Media Contact:
Nick Lambert: wm@thoburns.com

Interview of Professor Kregel including comments WM’s transfers capacity:
https://youtu.be/XYBrCikUhn8

Research Reports by Professor Kregel on the WM Global Clearing System:
https://tinyurl.com/TUVresearch

Professor Kregel’s Background and Biography
https://www.levyinstitute.org/scholars/jan-kregel
https://inctpped.ie.ufrj.br/internationalconference2018/Jan_Kregel_cv.pdf

WM’s urls
https://webtel.mobi/pc (Tablets / Laptops / Desktops)
https://webtel.mobi (Smart Phones)
https://webtel.mobi/wap (Pre-Smart Mobile Phones)

Disrupt-X Will Launch Cognitive Neurons IoT Platform for Community ANPR and Edu-Bot, a Unique AI Model for Student/Teacher Interaction Using Intel’s OpenVINO at GITEX 2021

ML/AI for Smart Community ANPR and Student/Teacher Interaction Analysis

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DUBAI, Arab Emirates, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Disrupt-X, a Dubai-based IoT development company, recently announced their partnership with Intel IoT Alliance to launch Cognitive Neuron IoT Platform using ML/AI which is a bundle of AI-based Analytics Cloud Platform Solutions.

Disrupt-X aims to leverage the power of IoT and artificial intelligence to revolutionize the current technology in the market and offer their customers valuable data analysis at disruptive pricing to make ROI on IoT for facility management and corporates realistic. Smart ANPR, their first solution under Cognitive Neurons, targets the community/residential compounds where parking management is a hassle. Building owners can conveniently monitor their parking spaces, view analytics, generate reports and customize alerts while residents/tenants will be able to generate visitor accesses conveniently. This cutting-edge solution comes at competitive pricing starting at US $14/month with built-in data sets of GCC, the European region/ North America, and the Asia Pacific.

Edu-bot, the second solution under Cognitive Neurons will target schools and educational institutes. The innovative solution aims to analyze the student and teacher interaction in classrooms. We will be able to evaluate concentration levels of students during each course, their emotional levels and perhaps determine if a child is autistic. Furthermore, analysis can be performed on teachers as well to determine how well they are interacting with the students.

During the launch event, Adib Rajji, Public Sector Manager for Intel Corporation said, “The need for intelligence on edge devices has never been greater. As deep learning approaches rapidly and replaces more traditional computer vision techniques, businesses can unlock rich data from digital video .This collaboration with Disrupt-X for implementing vision-based AI systems to collect and analyze data right on edge devices for real-time decision-making will offer advanced edge computing capabilities to help cut costs, drive new revenue streams and improve services.” Finally, Adib Rajji added, “The OpenVINO toolkit is designed to fast-track development of high-performance computer vision and deep learning inference applications at the edge.”

Asim Sajwani President of Disrupt-X said, “We strongly feel the video analytics’ current market is being used for traditional solutions while not benefiting the real-life solutions. Using Deep Learning to improve on AI-based solutions, which can offer real-time analytics to customers, is our goal. Intel Openvino is helping us making Edge analytics from Digital Video into innovative solutions which will surely help educational and facility management industries.”

Disrupt-X will be showcasing their solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2021 from October 17 to 21 at Zabeel Hall, Stand Number Z3-A12. Other solutions like indoor/outdoor air quality monitoring, pool/water tank monitoring, smart padlocks, smart parking, intrusion alarms, green mobility (E-Scooters, E-Bikes, cycles) will be on display during Gitex this year.

Disrupt-X Website: https://disrupt-x.io/
Smart ANPR Solution: https://disrupt-x.io/smart-anpr-iot/

Contact info@disrupt-x.io for more information.

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FCB Elevates Nigel Jones & Vita Harris

Jones Takes On Chairperson Role as Harris Steps Up to Lead Global Strategic Group Evolution

FCB Elevates Nigel Jones & Vita Harris

Jones Takes On Chairperson Role as Harris Steps Up to Lead Global Strategic Group Evolution

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FCB today announced the elevation of its top two global strategic leaders: Nigel Jones & Vita Harris. Jones moves up from day-to-day operations to take on the Chairperson role for FCB, where he will partner with FCB’s global leadership team on special projects. For Harris, the network is elevating the role and responsibilities of Global Chief Strategy Officer, which will now include FCB’s evolving strategic offering for clients across all disciplines, focusing on innovation and continuing the Agency’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). Both will report to FCB Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Carter Murray and will partner closely with him, Global CCO Susan Credle and FCB’s recently appointed Global Head of Data Science & Connections, Tina Allan, to lead greater alignment of FCB’s deep strategic capabilities with its robust performance and data offerings, including its rapidly expanding and award-winning creative data agency, FCB/SIX.

With Harris’s leadership, FCB has continued in meaningful ways to build on its proud legacy of commitment to equality and inclusion and deliver strategic excellence across our global offices, which is why our creative product is stronger than it’s ever been. From our work for Walmart to the City of Chicago’s “Boards of Change,” and Michelob Ultra’s “Courtside,” to our partnership with Google for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, our inclusive approach throughout the process isn’t something that sits on one side of the company – it is a core part of who we are and how we make work.

Harris has also been instrumental in evolving FCB’s DE&I framework and led the introduction of the network’s Disrupting Thought Patterns workshops, while also helping lead the expansion of cultural competency and workplace inclusion initiatives to all its offices. In 2019, Harris helped develop FCB’s proprietary process to disrupt biases from seeping into the work – across strategy, planning and creative – which has been deployed globally and embraced internally by many of the agency’s clients. Harris will continue leading these initiatives while also expanding FCB’s strategic offering with data-driven performance capabilities enabled by FCB’s ongoing investment in innovation.

With an impressive career built on a foundation of performance marketing firsts, Harris is the perfect fit to lead FCB’s next strategic chapter. She pioneered the fusion of strategic planning, research and database marketing that created groundbreaking approaches to mining consumer insights and fueled fresh marketing communications programs that delivered big results. In her many leadership roles over the years, Harris has led the strategic vision for transformative strategies and high-ROI campaigns for global brands like American Express, Bank of America, Verizon and, most recently, Walmart.

“We are so fortunate to have a legendary leader like Vita who is not only integral to creating groundbreaking campaigns that move the needle for our clients but is also passionate about shaping the advertising industry of tomorrow, and evolving FCB’s journey and commitment to equality and inclusion in all that we do,” said FCB Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Carter Murray. “Her impact on our people, our clients and this industry are already profound, and with her continued leadership, we will make even greater contributions in achieving a more engaged and dynamic culture, in uncovering new data-driven insight and in delivering high-quality and culturally competent creative that will fuel new progress in our ongoing dedication to DE&I.”

“I’m gifted the unique opportunity to strategically solve clients’ problems, drive positive transformation and ensure diverse and equal representation in everything we do. I am so hopeful for a more inclusive industry, and FCB continues to innovate how different perspectives and modern analytics can be used to put out valuable, respectful and forward-thinking work,” said Harris.

Committed to giving back to help advance the industry, Harris also serves on the boards of the 4As, ANA Educational Foundation and NYWICI, and on the Ad Council’s Campaign Review Committee, which appraises the direction of campaigns designed to promote social change. Among other accolades, Harris has been recognized as one of Adweek’s 2020 “Women Trailblazers” and 4As’ “100 People Who Make Advertising Great,” honored with an ADCOLOR Legend Award, and received the Missouri Honor Medal from the globally acclaimed Missouri School of Journalism in 2018.

About FCB
FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) is a global, award-winning and integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity and success dating from 1873. Named Cannes Lions 2020/2021 Network of the Year, Adweek 2020 Global Agency of the Year, 2020 Ad Age A-List Agency Standout and the #1 Global Network on The Good Report 2020, FCB focuses on creating Never Finished campaign ideas that have the power to transform brands, businesses and communities. With more than 8,000 people in 109 operations in 80 countries, the company is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Visit fcb.com or follow @FCBglobal on Instagram and Twitter and FCB Global on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Melanie Mitchem
+1 (917) 902-0998
melanie.mitchem@fcb.com

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