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The Lexington Clothing Company Is Expanding In US

The Lexington Clothing Company Is Expanding In US

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lexington Clothing Company, the Stockholm-based lifestyle brand, will be expanding in the United States with a New York City location and seeking a new US wholesale distribution partner for the fourth quarter of 2015.

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As part of the ongoing expansion plan, Lexington Company has been listed on Nasdaq, First North Stockholm earlier this year. The IPO was oversubscribed 21 times and the introduction was successful with a stock price increase of over 60% the first day on the Market. This has made it one of the most successful lifestyle brands IPOs in Sweden. “After 17 years of continuous profitable growth, the Company decided to go public in order to increase growth rate even further in the future,” says CEO, Tommy Lindhe.

The brand has seen a steady growth through their three US concept stores since opening in 2012. Each of these locations have been welcomed into the local marketplace and now the brand is enjoying steady sale increases of Lexington products; online highlights include premium bedding, home accessories and fashion. Now is the time to develop a presence in the wholesale market through department stores and specialty boutiques throughout the Northeast. “We are excited for this new phase of development in the US market and currently seeking the right partner to help develop the brand direction at the wholesale level. It is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and make a larger impression in the US marketplace,” says Kristina Lindhe, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of the Lexington Clothing Company.

Founded in 1997, Lexington Clothing Company has 20 owned concept stores and 36 franchise freestanding stores in 5 countries. It is sold at over 900 stores in more than twenty countries on four continents, with leading department stores Harrods and Selfridges, House of Fraser in the UK, El Corte Ingles in Spain, Lotte in Korea, Stockmann in Finland, and Illum Bolighus in Denmark.

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CONTACT: Karl Lindhe, Lexington Company Inc., karl.lindhe@lexingtoncompany.com, +1 (631) 276-6277; or John Maroney, JMPR and Marketing, john@jmprandmarketing.com, +1 212 924 9600

Web Site: http://www.lexingtoncompany.com

Hong Kong’s First Bundling of 4K Home Broadband with Entertainment Content by HGC and Letv Triumphs in the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards

Hong Kong’s First Bundling of 4K Home Broadband with Entertainment Content by HGC and Letv Triumphs in the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards

HONG KONG, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong’s first bundling of 4K home broadband with entertainment, based on an innovative OTT (over-the-top) partnership model, has won a “Consumer Service Innovation Award” in the ninth Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards.

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The winning package comprises content from Letv — the world’s first video website and Internet video company to launch an IPO — and superior broadband service delivered by Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), a leading international fixed-line telecoms operator.

Run by the Global Telecoms Business magazine, the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards scheme recognises and rewards innovation and excellence throughout the international telecoms industry.

After identifying huge consumer demand for online videos, Letv decided to collaborate with HGC’s 3Home broadband to launch Hong Kong’s first bundling of 4K home broadband and entertainment content.

A dedicated Letv broadband channel enables 3Home Broadband users to stream or download Letv’s 4K ultra-HD videos, so they can enjoy a smoother and faster home entertainment experience. The bundle plan enables HGC to attract new customers seeking online video services, then delight them by going the extra mile to provide a high-definition entertainment experience. This strategic collaboration with HGC demonstrates Letv’s vision for OTT industry development and enhances the company’s ecosystem, while opening up opportunities for a greater share of the international market.

HGC has become well known in industry circles for co-operating with OTT content providers and serving their needs. Last year, for example, HGC provided Letv with data centre hosting and colocation facilities, as well as international and local networking, plus customer and marketing services.

Letv’s localised video content and smart devices then became part of Hong Kong’s first bundled offer comprising 4K home broadband service and entertainment programming. HGC’s extensive fibre-optic local network and abundance of bandwidth enable HGC to identify and prioritise Letv’s 4K ultra-HD content during transmission.

What’s more, the fact that this 4K content is stored in HGC’s world-class data centres means latency — or delay in transmission — is absolutely minimal, ensuring a superb 4K TV picture. In fact, HGC’s Application and Content Provider Solution has been helping world-renowned OTT service operators to expand their business footprints.

Global Telecoms Business Editor Alan Burkitt-Gray, one of the awards scheme’s judges, said: “The telecoms industry is increasingly looking to deal with content providers and content services to increase the quality of their offer to customers. This project between HGC and Letv is an imaginative collaboration between innovative companies to offer ultra-high definition entertainment services in the home, with excellent quality of performance.”

Tin Mok, Vice President & Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Letv Holdings (Beijing) Co Ltd, said: “Our co-operation with HGC is a milestone development for us because it enriches the Internet video content experience enjoyed by Hong Kong people, while giving rise to a new win-win collaboration model between telecoms operators and OTT companies. This serves as a breakthrough when compared with the traditional market business model. Our success in the GTB Awards represents recognition and endorsement of Letv’s new collaborative model. We have been devoted to creating an Letv ecosystem as an Internet engine vertically-integrated to offer an online platform complete with content, terminals and applications. This collaboration leads the market and serves as an industry role model, taking such a mode of operation and user experience to a new level”

Jennifer Tan, Chief Operating Officer of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, said: “We are delighted to win this award alongside Letv because it demonstrates market and industry recognition of our innovative 4K home broadband and entertainment bundle. HGC’s comprehensive optic-fibre network synergises with Letv’s HD video programming to offer customers a fresh entertainment experience, while facilitating development of high-quality 4K TV entertainment.”

She added: “As well as providing network services, HGC has earned a glowing reputation for offering superior value-added services and one-stop solutions. We will continue to lead market development — and keep up to speed with ever-rising customer demand — by focusing on innovation.”

About Hutchison Global Communications Limited

Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) owns one of the largest fibre-to-the-building telecommunications networks in Hong Kong. Since establishment in 1995, it has been fully committed to building its own optical-fibre network infrastructure and introducing advanced facilities. Coupled with its four cross-border routes integrated with all three of mainland China’s tier-one telecommunications operators and world-class international network, HGC provides a comprehensive range of fixed-line telecommunications services locally and overseas. HGC is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, Stock Code: 215). HTHKH is a leading integrated telecommunications service operator, offering mobile and fixed-line services to local and international customers. For more information on HGC, please visit www.hgc.com.hk. For more information on HTHKH, please visit www.hthkh.com.

About Letv

Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting, Letv Group is committed to creating the “Letv Ecosystem,” a next-generation Internet engine that is vertically-integrated to offer an online platform completed with content, terminals and applications. The Group is engaged in a rich array of businesses, spanning from Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and Internet-linked super-electric cars, which were launched in late 2014. The Group comprises a number of subsidiaries, including Letv.com, Leshi Zhi Xin, Le Vision Pictures, Wangjiu.com, Letv Holding, Letv Investment Management and Le Mobile. In 2014, the aggregate sales of the Group amounted to approximately RMB 10 billion.

Letv.com made history on August 12, 2010 when it was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, making it the world’s first IPO Company in the sector. Letv.com was also the first video company listed on China’s A-share market. As of March 24, 2015, the market value of Letv amounted to RMB 84 billion. Prolific as well as successful, Letv.com currently offers more than 100,000 episodes of TV dramas and over 5,000 movie titles. In addition, the site draws an estimated 250 million page views per day, 350 million users per month, 100 million daily content viewers on mobile devices, and 10 million daily content viewers on large-screen TVs.

Letv Hong Kong, as the headquarters of Asia Pacific region, was officially set up in August 2014, marking an important milestone of the company’s expansion in the overseas market. The company provides Hong Kong with an established vertically integrated ecosystem of “Platform + Content + Terminal + Application”. Letv has teamed up with 3 Home Broadband, subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, allowing customers to enjoy the best home entertainment experience with high speed broadband connectivity. As of March 2015, Letv has held 10 online flash sales in Hong Kong, with 1,000 smart TVs sold in less than 10 minutes on every occasion. Currently, Letv Hong Kong offers various sales channels for potential smart TVs customers to accommodate massive demands, including online pre-ordering services and 50+ offline outlets in Hong Kong and Macau. As the only entertainment platform with over 800 hours of 4K programmes in Hong Kong, Letv has always been committed to providing rich and diverse online content including movies, dramas, variety shows and concerts to its fans.

For more Letv information, please visit:

Letv website: http://www.letv.com
Lemall in Hong Kong: hk.shop.letv.com
Letv Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/letv.hk

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CONTACT: Hutchison Global Communications Limited, Corporate Affairs, +852 2128 3611; Letv, Public Relations, Will Ip, +852 3128 9305, willip@letv.com

Web Site: http://www.letv.com

Bryan, Garnier & Co Announces the Successful $275m IPO for Galapagos NV, the Largest Nasdaq IPO of European Biotech

Bryan, Garnier & Co Announces the Successful $275m IPO for Galapagos NV, the Largest Nasdaq IPO of European Biotech

LONDON, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Bryan, Garnier & Co, the pan-European investment bank for growth companies, announces
the successful $275 million Nasdaq IPO for Galapagos NV, a major European clinical-stage
biotechnology company. Bryan, Garnier & Co is the only European investment bank in the IPO
syndicate. The Galapagos IPO on Nasdaq confirms the strong momentum of the European healthcare sector.

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Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today the pricing of its global offering
totaling $275 million gross proceeds, initially filed for $150 million. The new shares
were placed in a concurrent public offering in the US through ADSs at a price of $42.05
and private placement in Europe at a price of EUR37 per share. It is the largest Nasdaq
IPO of a European biotech and one of three largest biotech IPO ever in Europe or in the US.

Bryan, Garnier & Co acted as co-manager and sole European investment bank, alongside Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Cowen and Company and Nomura.

Bryan Garnier & Co keeps on leading the financing of the European healthcare companies, in Europe and in the US:

– Bryan, Garnier & Co was the only European investment bank involved in the
top 5 IPOs of European healthcare companies on Nasdaq i.e. Galapagos (Belgium), DBV
Technology (France), Forward Pharma (Denmark), Cellectis (France), Adaptimune (UK), as well as in the IPO of LDR Holding (US/France).
– Bryan, Garnier & Co confirms its leading position in the financing of the
European emerging biopharma industry, through private equity placements, PIPEs, and
public offerings, on both the European and the American equity capital markets (LSE, AIM, Euronext, Alternext, and Nasdaq OMX).
– Cumulated placements managed by Bryan, Garnier & Co in healthcare exceeded
1bEUR over the past 24 months including 3 Nasdaq IPOs (Galapagos, DBV Technologies and LDR Holding).

For more information, please contact Anna Emelianenko (
aemelianenko@bryangarnier.com | +33-1-56-68-75-00) or Daiana Hirte ( dhirte@profilepr.fr | +33-1-56-26-72-00).

About Galapagos: http://www.glpg.com

About Bryan, Garnier & Co: http://www.bryangarnier.com

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Tian Ge Awarded Best IR Company for an IPO and Best IRO – Small Cap by HKIRA for IR Excellence

Tian Ge Awarded Best IR Company for an IPO and Best IRO – Small Cap by HKIRA for IR Excellence

HONG KONG, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited (“Tian Ge” or the “Company”) (1980.HK) is pleased to announce that, Tian Ge was awarded Best IR Company for an IPO and Mr. Kenneth Ke, Director of Investor Relations, was awarded Best IRO — Small Cap under the 1st HKIRA Investor Relations Awards (the “Awards”) organized by Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (“HKIRA”) as recognition for its IR excellence achieved over the past year.

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HKIRA is a professional association of investor relations practitioners. HKIRA is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations as well as professional competency and status of its members. The Awards were open to public for nominations which were listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange starting from 27 January 2015. A total of 190 individuals and companies were nominated and entered into an online survey, in which domestic and international buy-side and sell-side analysts, and fund managers were invited to vote on their choices of the awards. A total of 200 institutions and 450 finance professionals participated in the voting. Nominees with the highest votes (weighted) in each award category became the award winners. They then entered into the final selection process which was presided over by a judging panel. In total, 19 possible awards were set up to honor IR best practices at individual and company levels.

The Awards are designed to recognize Hong Kong listed companies and IR professionals’ best practice achievements in corporate governance and investor relations. Mr. Fu Zhengjun, Chairman of the Group commented, “Tian Ge is proud to receive 2 awards from HKIRA after being listed on HK Stock Exchange for less than a year. The awards witnessed our overall excellent performance, and showed the strong recognition from the capital markets on our outperformed achievements in corporate governance and investor relations. Looking ahead, Tian Ge will continue to embark in the fulfillment of its responsibilities to investors, to further enhance company transparency and to promote active shareholders’ communications.”

For more information about the Awards and HKIRA, please refer to: http://www.hkira.com/vote/index.php

About Tian Ge

Tian Ge (1980.HK) is one of the largest live social online video community platforms in China. The Company was founded in Hangzhou, China in 2008 and went public on the main board of the stock exchange of Hong Kong in July 2014. It currently operates eight “many-to-many” live social video communities on both mobile and PC, including 9158 and Sina Show, the two largest communities; and one “one-to-many” community, Sina Showcase.

Our communities offer diverse selection of user-generated content in the live social online video community industry. Through our “many-to-many” ecosystem where multiple users can simultaneously stream to other viewers in the same real-time video room, Tian Ge enables users to interact, socialize, share interest, send virtual items & gifts, and encourages our users to showcase their talents or knowledge for open and public exposure. Recently, we expanded our ecosystem to the online-to-offline (O2O) karaoke, live social mobile & PC games and emerging healthcare mobile application.

For more information, please visitwww.tiange.com

To visit our communities:
9158:www.9158.com; Sina Show:http://show.sina.com.cn; Sina Showcase: http://ok.sina.com.cn

For media inquiries, please feel free to contact
LBS Communications Consulting Limited
Joanne Chan, Janice Liu, Ian Fok
Tel :+852-3679-3671/ +852-3752-0428 / +852-3752-0432
Fax : +852-3753-2899
Email: jchan@lbs-comm.com / jliu@lbs-comm.com / ifok@lbs-comm.com

For investor inquiries, please contact:

Kenneth Ke
Tel: +86-571-8810-8686 Ext. 8103
Email: kenneth@9158.com

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