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DEADLINE (QD) ALERT: Johnson Fistel, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action against Qudian Inc. and Lead Plaintiff Deadline; Investors Encouraged to Contact Firm

SAN DIEGO, Dec.14, 2017 -- Shareholder rights law firm Johnson Fistel, LLP announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of all purchasers Qudian Inc. ("Qudian") (NYSE: QD) American Depository Shares (ADS) pursuant to the Company's October 18, 2017 initial public offering ("IPO"). Qudian operates online consumer finance platforms in the People's Republic of China. It offers small cash and merchandise credit products. On October 17, 2017, Qudian issued 37.5 ADS's...

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EP Energy Announces Amendments to Offers to Exchange New Senior Secured Notes Due 2024 for Outstanding Senior Notes Due 2020, 2022 and 2023

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2017 -- EP Energy LLC ("EP Energy"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), announced that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Everest Acquisition Finance Inc., as co-issuer (together with EP Energy, the "Issuers"), have amended certain terms of the previously-announced exchange offers (the "Exchange Offers") and consent solicitations (the "Consent Solicitations") that they launched on November 20, 2017 to exchange up to $1.2 billion aggregate principal...

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Yirendai Announces Strategic Investment in Lion Rock

BEIJING, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) ("Yirendai" or the "Company"), a leading fintech company in China, announced today that it has made a strategic investment in Lion Rock, a comprehensive financial services platform that is focused on global asset allocation, through Lion Rock's Series A financing of HK$50 million. Lion Rock is headquartered in Hong Kong and offers a wide-variety of high-quality financial products, financial news, robo-advisory services as well as...

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Trelleborg Finalizes Acquisition of Advanced Composite Components Manufacturer and Expands Capabilities Globally

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. and TEWKESBURY, United Kingdom, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Trelleborg, a world leader in engineered polymer solutions, has through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions fully acquired U.S.-based privately-owned Automated Dynamics, an advanced composite components manufacturer. The bolt-on acquisition provides new, strategic technology to develop next generation composites to solve a myriad of challenging applications in industries such as marine, hydro, and aerospace, expanding...

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Independent Bank Group, Inc. Announces Pricing of Subordinated Notes Offering

McKINNEY, Texas, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Independent Bank Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IBTX), the holding company for Independent Bank, today announced that it has priced the underwritten public offering of $30 million aggregate principal amount of its Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due December 31, 2027 (the “Notes”). The Notes will initially bear a fixed interest rate of 5.00% per year. Commencing on December 31, 2022, the interest rate on the Notes will reset on a quarterly basis to the three-month...

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Proteostasis Therapeutics Prices Public Offering of Common Stock

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 13, 2017 -- Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTI), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of groundbreaking therapies to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) and other diseases caused by dysfunctional protein processing, announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Proteostasis from the offering, before...

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Public Storage Announces Holiday Stories Video Contest Winners

GLENDALE, Calif. GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is pleased to announce the two winners in its month-long Holiday Stories video contest. A team in Annapolis, Maryland, won in the employee category for its fun seasonal tribute to the company’s best on-site features. And an adventurous dad won in the fan category for his celebration of National Parks Week, featuring a “snow”-saucer ride down a sand dune. Each group took home $250. After the company announced the...

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DENSO and BlackBerry Partner to Develop World's First Integrated Automobile HMI Platform

KARIYA, JAPAN and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 13, 2017) - DENSO Corporation and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)(TSX:BB) announced today the companies have jointly developed the world's first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) platform. Intel Corp. also collaborated in the development of this product. The integrated HMI platform will enable a system which optimally cooperates and coordinates various HMI products such as display and sound inside the automobile cockpit at a low price....

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Boulevard Acquisition Corp. II and Estre Ambiental S.A. Transaction Update

NEW YORK and SÃO PAULO, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Boulevard Acquisition Corp II (NASDAQ: BLVD) ("Boulevard") and Estre Ambiental S.A. ("Estre") today jointly announced a number of developments which, taken together, are expected to facilitate the closing of the previously announced business combination transaction between Boulevard and Estre (the "Transaction"). The Transaction is expected to close shortly after Boulevard's stockholders meeting to approve the Transaction on December 21, 2017. The...

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AT&T Mobility, Communications Workers of America Reach Tentative Agreement in Orange Contract Negotiations

DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2017 -- AT&T* today announced that AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility Orange contract negotiations. The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union's membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers about 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia – AT&T's Mobility Orange unit, which encompasses CWA Districts 1, 2-13, 4, 7 and 9. More information...

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SoCalGas Breaks Ground on Innovative Fiber Optic Installation to Monitor Pipelines in Real-Time

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has broken ground on a first-of-its kind, fiber optic cable installation that will allow the company to monitor the condition of its high-pressure transmission pipelines in real-time. The fiber optic technology is being installed along a new, seven-mile section of natural gas pipeline in Bakersfield, California and will serve as an early warning system to detect unauthorized construction work that could damage...

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Conn's, Inc. Announces Pricing of Securitization Transaction

Highest Advance Rate and Lowest Cost of Funds since Re-entering the ABS Market in 2015Consecutive Concurrent Issuance of Class A, B and C Notes Reflects Strong Investor DemandTHE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to securitize an aggregate of $669.3 million of consumer receivables, with closing expected on or about December 20, 2017.The offering includes three classes of fixed rate notes: (i) $361.4 million aggregate...

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argenx raises approximately $231 million in gross proceeds in an upsized U.S. public offering

Regulated information - Inside information   Breda, the Netherlands / Ghent, Belgium - argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX) a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today the pricing of its public offering in the United States (the Offering) with anticipated gross proceeds totalling approximately $231 million from the sale of 4,440,000 American Depository...

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