New Members Appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the induction of six new members to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). DACOWITS provides the department with advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, employment, integration and well-being of highly-qualified professional women in the Armed Forces. The new additions include retired Lt. Gen. Judith A. Fedder, retired Sgt. Maj. Norma J. Helsham, Therese A. Hughes, Kyleanne M. Hunter, Pat W. Locke, and retired Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas.

 

The committee is comprised of 20 members, who include prominent civilian women and men from academia, industry, public service and other professions, as well as military retirees and veterans. Members represent a distribution of demography, academia, industry, public service and other professions. They are selected based on military experience or woman-related workforce issues.

 

„I am honored to be part of DACOWITS and to help the committee advise the secretary of defense on important matters affecting the service of women in our armed forces,” stated retired Lt. Gen.  Fedder.

 

Current and newly appointed committee members are:

·       Dr. Kristy E. Anderson

·       Retired Col. John Boggs, Marine Corps

·       Retired Maj. Gen.  Sharon K. G. Dunbar, Air Force

·       Retired Lt. Gen. Judith A. Fedder, Air Force

·       Sharlene W. Hawkes

·       Retired Sgt. Maj.  Norma J. Helsham, Army

·       Therese A. Hughes

·        Kyleanne M. Hunter, Marine Corps veteran

·       Retired Command Sgt. Maj.  Michele S. Jones, Army

·       Pat W. Locke, Army veteran

·       Retired Maj. Gen.  John Macdonald, Army

·       Monica Medina, Army veteran

·       Janie L. Mines, Navy veteran

·       Brian Morrison, Navy veteran

·       Retired Fleet Master Chief  JoAnn M. Ortloff, Navy

·       Vice Adm. (Ret.) Carol M. Pottenger, Navy

·       Sgt. Maj. of the Army (Ret.) Kenneth O. Preston, Army

·       Retired Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas, Coast Guard

·       Retired Gen Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force

·       Dr. Jackie Young

The six new members were sworn-in at the start of the committee’s March quarterly business meeting earlier today. Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, provided formal remarks.

“I have followed the work of DACOWITS for years while on active duty,” said retired Rear Adm. Thomas, “I am humbled by those whose footsteps that I will now follow.”

About the New Committee Members:

Judith Fedder.  A retired three star general officer, Fedder now serves as the director of Global Sales and Marketing for the Boeing Company. Fedder is responsible for new business growth within the company’s premier performance-based logistics unit, and establishes and leads strategic and tactical planning, market coordination, and overall proposal development and support.

Norma Helsham.  A retired Army veteran with over thirty-two years of leadership experience, Helsham now works for United Airlines as a lead representative responsible for all manifest operations and handover of the aircraft to flight and ground control personnel at Dulles airport.

 

Therese Hughes.  Hughes has vast professional experience working at the local, county, state, and national level. She currently is finishing a photography project titled, “Military Women: WWII to Present,” honoring women veterans. In 2014, the project was featured at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial located at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Kyleanne Hunter. A SuperCobra pilot with over 950 combat hours as an aircraft commander in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, Hunter received seven Air Strike/Flight Medals. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and works as a research associate for the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

 

Pat Locke. The founder and president of the Seeds of Humanity Foundation, Locke designed the program to promote the development and education of children. She was among the first class of women at the United States Military Academy and the first black woman to graduate from West Point. She is also the co-author of the book, “The Power of Civility.”

Cari Thomas. With over 20 years of leadership, education and training, organizational change and public relations experience as a flag officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Thomas now works as the executive director of the Navy League of the United States. She previously served as the chairperson of the Board for the Sea Service Leadership Association, which hosts the annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium.

 

About the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

 

After over 65 years in existence, DACOWITS is one of the oldest DoD federal advisory committees. The committee was established following the signing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948, by then Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall. The new law enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the Armed Forces in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the recently formed Air Force.

The committee provides an invaluable service to the department as an independent body of „citizen” advisors. The committee’s operations and output are focused and formalized. This requires a dedicated core of members who are available to receive specialized training on service issues and group facilitation techniques, and who can provide meaningful feedback and assessments.

The committee provides an annual report to the secretary of defense with information gathered through installation visits, business meetings, relevant reports and survey data, and input from individual Service members. This combination of research and first-hand experiences provides a solid basis for each DACOWITS recommendation.

More information about DACOWITS can be found at http://dacowits.defense.gov/

Viveve Announces Closing of Public Offering of Shares of Common Stock

/EINPresswire.com/ — SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – Viveve Medical, Inc. („Viveve”) (NASDAQ: VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women’s health, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 8,625,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $4.00 per share, including shares of common stock issued upon the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares. Viveve estimates net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $31.7 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

Cowen and Company, LLC and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. acted as joint book-running managers of the offering. Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Financial Services Inc., acted as co-manager.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities described above are being offered by Viveve pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the „SEC”) on March 16, 2017. Copies of the final prospectus filed with the SEC can be obtained from Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (631) 274-2806 or by fax at (631) 254-7140; or Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or by telephone at (800) 248-8863, or by e-mail at prospectus@raymondjames.com; or by accessing the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov.

About Viveve

Viveve Medical, Inc. is a women’s health and wellness company passionately committed to advancing new solutions to improve women’s overall well-being and quality of life. The company’s internationally patented Viveve® System, that delivers the GENEVEVE™ treatment, incorporates clinically-proven, cryogen-cooled, monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate robust neocollagenesis in one 30-minute in-office session. In the United States, the Viveve System is cleared by the FDA for general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. Consistent with approvals in many countries internationally, Viveve is currently seeking regulatory approval in the United States for improvement in sexual function in women. For more information visit Viveve’s website at www.viveve.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

All statements in this press release that are not based on historical fact are „forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this press release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, which could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the estimated net proceeds from the public offering, along with those set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the final prospectus related to the public offering, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. Furthermore, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment where new and unanticipated risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware.

Viveve is a registered trademark of Viveve, Inc.

GENEVEVE is a trademark of Viveve, Inc.

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

WHEATON, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Trust Advisors L.P. (“FTA”) announces the declaration of distributions for 91 exchange-traded funds advised by FTA.

The following dates apply to today’s distribution declarations:

        Expected Ex-Dividend Date:     March 23, 2017
Record Date: March 27, 2017
Payable Date: March 31, 2017

Ticker

   

Exchange

   

Fund Name

 

Frequency

 

Ordinary
Income
Per Share
Amount

 

ACTIVELY MANAGED EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III
FEMB Nasdaq First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF Monthly $0.1817
FMB Nasdaq First Trust Managed Municipal ETF Monthly $0.1100
FPE NYSE Arca First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF Monthly $0.1086
FTLS NYSE Arca First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF Quarterly $0.0287
HDMV NYSE Arca First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International ETF Quarterly $0.0474
HUSV NYSE Arca First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF Quarterly $0.0685
RFDI Nasdaq First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF Quarterly $0.0483
RFEM Nasdaq First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF Quarterly $0.0551
RFEU Nasdaq First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF Quarterly $0.0287

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV
EMLP NYSE Arca First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund Quarterly $0.2303
FCVT Nasdaq First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF Monthly $0.0300
FDIV Nasdaq First Trust Strategic Income ETF Monthly $0.1550
FTSL Nasdaq First Trust Senior Loan Fund Monthly $0.1400
FTSM Nasdaq First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF Monthly $0.0650
HYLS Nasdaq First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF Monthly $0.2100
LMBS Nasdaq First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF Monthly $0.1175
PRME NYSE Arca First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF Quarterly $0.0303

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI
FTHI Nasdaq First Trust High Income ETF Monthly $0.0775
FTLB Nasdaq First Trust Low Beta Income ETF Monthly $0.0525

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII
FCEF Nasdaq First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF Monthly $0.1100
FIXD Nasdaq First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF Monthly $0.1110
MCEF Nasdaq First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF Monthly $0.0600

 

INDEX EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS
 
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund
FCG NYSE Arca First Trust Natural Gas ETF Quarterly $0.0548
FDL NYSE Arca First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund Quarterly $0.2161
FDM NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund Quarterly $0.1249
FIW NYSE Arca First Trust Water ETF Quarterly $0.2927
FPX NYSE Arca First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF Quarterly $0.1550
FRI NYSE Arca First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund Quarterly $0.1027
FTCS Nasdaq First Trust Capital Strength ETF Quarterly $0.1353
FVD NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1468
FVL NYSE Arca First Trust Value Line® 100 Exchange-Traded Fund Quarterly $0.0775
QABA Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund Quarterly $0.1324
QCLN Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index Fund Quarterly $0.0188
QQEW Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund Quarterly $0.0456
QQXT Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund Quarterly $0.0218
QTEC Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund Quarterly $0.0938
TUSA Nasdaq First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX® ETF Quarterly $0.0812
VIXH NYSE Arca First Trust CBOE® S&P 500® VIX® Tail Hedge Fund Quarterly $0.0823

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II
BICK Nasdaq First Trust BICK Index Fund Quarterly $0.0117
CARZ Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund Quarterly $0.0032
FAN NYSE Arca First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF Quarterly $0.0466
FDD NYSE Arca First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.0271
FGD NYSE Arca First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1115
FTAG Nasdaq First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF Quarterly $0.0023
FTRI Nasdaq First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF Quarterly $0.0516
SKYY Nasdaq First Trust Cloud Computing ETF Quarterly $0.0340

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI
AIRR Nasdaq First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance® ETF Quarterly $0.0044
FTXD Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF Quarterly $0.0862
FTXG Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF Quarterly $0.0486
FTXH Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF Quarterly $0.0313
FTXL Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF Quarterly $0.0264
FTXN Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF Quarterly $0.1107
FTXO Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF Quarterly $0.0075
FTXR Nasdaq First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF Quarterly $0.0916
MDIV Nasdaq Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund Monthly $0.1085
QINC Nasdaq First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF Quarterly $0.1078
RDVY Nasdaq First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF Quarterly $0.0695
TDIV Nasdaq First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund Quarterly $0.1541
YDIV Nasdaq International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund Monthly $0.0876

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX®Fund
FAB Nasdaq First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1341
FAD Nasdaq First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0103
FEX Nasdaq First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1162
FMK Nasdaq First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0954
FNK Nasdaq First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0606
FNX Nasdaq First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0815
FTA Nasdaq First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1585
FTC Nasdaq First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0353
FXD NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0748
FXG NYSE Arca First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1703
FXL NYSE Arca First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0422
FXN NYSE Arca First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0348
FXO NYSE Arca First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0895
FXR NYSE Arca First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0384
FXU NYSE Arca First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1597
FXZ NYSE Arca First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0876
FYT Nasdaq First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0568
FYX Nasdaq First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0299

 

First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX®Fund II
FAUS NYSE Arca First Trust Australia AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.4115
FBZ Nasdaq First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0885
FCAN Nasdaq First Trust Canada AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0759
FDT Nasdaq First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0782
FDTS Nasdaq First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0941
FEM Nasdaq First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0561
FEP Nasdaq First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0464
FEUZ Nasdaq First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX® ETF Quarterly $0.0722
FGM Nasdaq First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0386
FHK Nasdaq First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.0148
FKO Nasdaq First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1104
FKU Nasdaq First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1305
FLN Nasdaq First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1111
FPA Nasdaq First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX® Fund Quarterly $0.1725
 

FTA, the Funds’ investment advisor, along with its affiliate, First Trust Portfolios L.P., are privately-held companies which provide a variety of investment services, including asset management and financial advisory services, with collective assets under management or supervision of approximately $104 billion as of February 28, 2017 through unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and separate managed accounts.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of a Fund before investing. Prospectuses for the Funds contain this and other important information and are available free of charge by calling toll-free at 1-800-621-1675 or visiting www.ftportfolios.com. A prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in a Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Principal Risk Factors: A Fund’s shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a Fund. An investment in a Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. There can be no assurance that a Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved. An investment in a Fund involves risks similar to those of investing in any portfolio of equity securities traded on exchanges. The risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its prospectus, shareholder report, and other regulatory filings.

An Index ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an index. You should anticipate that the value of an Index Fund’s shares will decline, more or less, in correlation with any decline in the value of the index. An Index Fund’s return may not match the return of the index. Unlike a Fund, the indices do not actually hold a portfolio of securities and therefore do not incur the expenses incurred by a Fund.

Investors buying or selling Fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Investors who sell Fund shares may receive less than the share’s net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from the Fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units. If the Fund’s authorized participants are unable to proceed with creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, Fund shares may trade at a discount to the Fund’s net asset value and possibly face delisting.

One of the principal risks of investing in a Fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular security owned by a Fund, Fund shares or securities in general may fall in value.

An actively managed ETF is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed portfolio. In managing such a Fund’s investment portfolio, the portfolio managers, management teams, advisor or sub-advisor, will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

A Fund that is concentrated in securities of companies in a certain sector or industry involves additional risks, including limited diversification. An investment in a Fund concentrated in a single country or region may be subject to greater risks of adverse events and may experience greater volatility than a Fund that is more broadly diversified geographically.

Certain Funds may invest in small capitalization and mid-capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

An investment in a Fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers. These risks may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with significant operations in, emerging market countries. A Fund may invest in depositary receipts which may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market.

Investments in sovereign bonds involve special risks because the governmental authority that controls the repayment of the debt may be unwilling or unable to repay the principal and/or interest when due. In times of economic uncertainty, the prices of these securities may be more volatile than those of corporate debt obligations or of other government debt obligations.

A Fund that invests in the European region is subject to certain risks because member states in the European Union no longer control their own monetary policies, money supply and official interest rates for the Euro. Rather, such control is exercised by the European Central Bank.

Certain securities held by certain of the Funds are subject to credit risk, call risk, income risk, interest rate risk, prepayment risk, and zero coupon risk. Credit risk is the risk that an issuer of a security will be unable or unwilling to make dividend, interest and/or principal payments when due and that the value of a security may decline as a result. Credit risk is heightened for floating-rate loans and high-yield securities. Call risk is the risk that if an issuer calls higher-yielding debt instruments held by a Fund, performance could be adversely impacted. Income risk is the risk that income from a Fund’s fixed-income investments could decline during periods of falling interest rates. Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the fixed-income securities in a Fund will decline because of rising market interest rates. Prepayment risk is the risk that during periods of falling interest rates, an issuer may exercise its right to pay principal on an obligation earlier than expected. This may result in a decline in a Fund’s income. Zero coupon risk is the risk that zero coupon bonds may be highly volatile as interest rates rise or fall.

Senior floating-rate loans are usually rated below investment grade but may also be unrated. As a result, the risks associated with these loans are similar to the risks of high-yield fixed income instruments. High-yield securities, or “junk” bonds, are subject to greater market fluctuations and risk of loss than securities with higher ratings, and therefore, may be highly speculative. These securities are issued by companies that may have limited operating history, narrowly focused operations, and/or other impediments to the timely payment of periodic interest and principal at maturity. The market for high yield securities is smaller and less liquid than that for investment grade securities.

Income from municipal bonds held by a Fund could be declared taxable because of, among other things, unfavorable changes in tax laws, adverse interpretations by the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities, or noncompliant conduct of a bond issuer. Income from municipal bonds held by a Fund may be subject to the federal alternative minimum income tax.

Convertible securities have characteristics of both equity and debt securities and, as a result, are exposed to certain additional risks. The values of certain synthetic convertible securities will respond differently to market fluctuations than a traditional convertible security because such synthetic convertibles are composed of two or more separate securities or instruments, each with its own market value. A Fund is subject to the credit risk associated with the counterparty creating the synthetic convertible instrument. Synthetic convertible securities may also be subject to the risks associated with derivatives.

Exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities whose returns are linked to the performance of a particular market benchmark or strategy minus applicable fees. The value of an ETN may be influenced by various factors.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate operating companies (REOCs) are subject to certain risks, including changes in the real estate market, vacancy rates and competition, volatile interest rates and economic recession.

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are subject to certain risks, including price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments. In addition, there is the risk that a MLP could be taxed as a corporation, resulting in decreased returns from such MLP.

The use of futures, options, and other derivatives can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying asset, index or rate, which may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives. These risks are heightened when a Fund’s portfolio managers use derivatives to enhance a Fund’s return or as a substitute for a position or security, rather than solely to hedge (or offset) the risk of a position or security held by a Fund.

The stocks of companies that have recently conducted an initial public offering have exhibited above average price appreciation in connection with the initial public offering prior to inclusion in a Fund, which may not continue, and these investments may be subject to additional risks, price volatility and speculative trading.

A Fund may effect a portion of creations and redemptions for cash, rather than in-kind securities. As a result, an investment in a Fund may be less tax-efficient than an investment in an exchange-traded fund that effects its creations and redemptions for in-kind securities.

Commodity futures contracts traded on non-U.S. exchanges or with non-U.S. counterparties present risks because they may not be subject to the same degree of regulation as their U.S. counterparts.

A Fund’s investment in repurchase agreements may be subject to market and credit risk with respect to the collateral securing the repurchase agreements.

Alternative investments may employ complex strategies, have unique investment and risk characteristics and may not be suitable for all investors.

Certain Funds may invest in other investment companies, including closed-end funds (CEFs), ETFs and affiliated ETFs, which involves additional expenses that would not be present in a direct investment in the underlying funds. In addition, a Fund’s investment performance and risks may be related to the investment and performance of the underlying funds.

A Fund may invest in U.S. government obligations. U.S. Treasury obligations are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. government. Securities issued or guaranteed by federal agencies and U.S. government sponsored instrumentalities may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

Short selling creates special risks which could result in increased volatility of returns. In times of unusual or adverse market, economic, regulatory or political conditions, a Fund may not be able, fully or partially, to implement its short selling strategy.

Certain Funds may invest in distressed securities and many distressed securities are illiquid or trade in low volumes and thus may be more difficult to value. Illiquid securities involve the risk that the securities will not be able to be sold at the time desired by the Fund or at prices approximately the value at which the Fund is carrying the securities on its books.

Because the shares of CEFs cannot be redeemed upon demand, shares of many CEFs will trade on exchanges at market prices rather than net asset value, which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount). There can be no assurance that the market discount on shares of any CEF purchased by a Fund will ever decrease or that when a Fund seeks to sell shares of a CEF it can receive the NAV for those shares. A Fund may also be exposed to higher volatility in the market due to indirect use of leverage through its investment in CEFs. CEFs may issue senior securities in an attempt to enhance returns.

Certain Funds are classified as “non-diversified” and may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the Fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

Certain Funds have fewer assets than larger, more established funds, and like other relatively new funds, large inflows and outflows may impact such Funds’ market exposure for limited periods of time.

“AlphaDEX®” is a registered trademark of First Trust Portfolios L.P. First Trust Portfolios L.P. has obtained a patent for the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Nasdaq®, NASDAQ-100®, NASDAQ-100 Index®, NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector IndexSM, NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector IndexSM, NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM, and NASDAQ OMX Global Auto IndexSM, are trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by FTA. The Funds have not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Funds are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS.

Nasdaq® and Clean Edge® are the registered trademarks (the “Marks”) of Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq”) and Clean Edge, Inc. (“Clean Edge”) respectively. Nasdaq and Clean Edge are, collectively with their affiliates, the “Corporations”. The Marks are licensed for use by FTA. The Funds have not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Funds are not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. The Funds should not be construed in any way as investment advice by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS.

Nasdaq®, and NASDAQ OMX® ABA Community Bank IndexSM are trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. and American Bankers Association, (Nasdaq and ABA, collectively with their affiliates, are referred to as the „Corporations”) and are licensed for use by FTA. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.

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Jacksonville Dentist Honored for Work as Continuing Education Chairman

Cooper Family Dentistry Lauds Dr. Jordan Cooper For Arkansas State Dental Association Honor

Dr. Jordan Cooper, of Cooper Family Dentistry, located in Jacksonville, Ark., was honored with an accolade by the Arkansas State Dental Association (ASDA) for serving three years as continuing education chairman. He was awarded the recognition at the 2017 ASDA Annual Session which was from March 17 to March 18 in Little Rock.

“Arkansas Dentistry has been a rewarding journey and I was very humbled to receive this award,” Dr. Cooper said. “I also look forward to moving on to the next chapters in my dental career. Look for bigger things to come!”

Dr. Cooper provides comprehensive dentistry, including a focus on dental implants. Dr. Cooper has been placing dental implants since 2006 and continues to pursue education to ensure his patients receive the best possible care. He is passionate about his community and is involved in many community-oriented efforts. Dr. Cooper recently released his bestselling book, Chasing the Blue Marlin, which teaches readers new methods in which to pursue passions and to create success.

The ASDA is a voluntary membership organization comprised of licensed dentists in the State of Arkansas, according to the association’s website. The ASDA represents and supports the dental profession in its efforts to provide high quality, ethical oral health care to the public.

Cooper Family Dentistry is a family-operated dental practice which is led by a father-son duo: Dr. James Cooper and, son, Dr. Jordan Cooper, along with Dr. Rachel Baker. The dentistry is focused on providing quality dental care and to helping all patients achieve optimal oral health.

Cooper Family Dentistry offers an array of services from comprehensive/preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorations, dental implants, to oral/maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics/braces and more.

Cooper Family Dentistry congratulates Dr. Jordan Cooper for his hard work and the well-deserved honor!

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Cooper Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice located in Jacksonville, Ark. Cooper Family Dentistry is a family operated dental clinic, led by a father-son duo, which is devoted to restoring the natural beauty of your teeth. Services offered include a wide array of procedures ranging from comprehensive/preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorations to oral surgery and more. Cooper Family Dentistry is dedicated to giving patients something to smile about.

To learn more about Cooper Family Dentistry, please visit: www.coopersmiles.com

Source: Cooper Family Dentistry

Ventas Announces Pricing of Senior Notes

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) announced today the pricing of the public offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.10% senior notes due 2023 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.85% senior notes due 2027 (collectively, the “Notes”) by Ventas Realty, Limited Partnership, its wholly owned subsidiary. The Notes will be guaranteed, on a senior unsecured basis, by the Company. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on March 29, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include funding acquisitions and investments or repaying indebtedness.

The offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s existing shelf registration statement, which is available at no charge at the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) at www.sec.gov. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at (800) 294-1322, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 383 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, or by telephone at (212) 834-4533, or by fax at 212-834-6081.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,300 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, skilled nursing facilities, specialty hospitals and general acute care hospitals. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding the Company’s or its tenants’, operators’, borrowers’ or managers’ expected future financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, funds from operations, dividends and dividend plans, financing opportunities and plans, capital markets transactions, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, operating metrics, capital expenditures, competitive positions, acquisitions, investment opportunities, dispositions, merger or acquisition integration, growth opportunities, expected lease income, continued qualification as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”), plans and objectives of management for future operations and statements that include words such as “anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will” and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ from the Company’s expectations. The Company does not undertake a duty to update these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made.

The Company’s actual future results and trends may differ materially from expectations depending on a variety of factors discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. These factors include without limitation: (a) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers, managers and other third parties to satisfy their obligations under their respective contractual arrangements with the Company, including, in some cases, their obligations to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company from and against various claims, litigation and liabilities; (b) the ability of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers and managers to maintain the financial strength and liquidity necessary to satisfy their respective obligations and liabilities to third parties, including without limitation obligations under their existing credit facilities and other indebtedness; (c) the Company’s success in implementing its business strategy and the Company’s ability to identify, underwrite, finance, consummate and integrate diversifying acquisitions and investments; (d) macroeconomic conditions such as a disruption of or lack of access to the capital markets, changes in the debt rating on U.S. government securities, default or delay in payment by the United States of its obligations, and changes in the federal or state budgets resulting in the reduction or nonpayment of Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement rates; (e) the nature and extent of future competition, including new construction in the markets in which the Company’s seniors housing communities and medical office buildings (“MOBs”) are located; (f) the extent and effect of future or pending healthcare reform and regulation, including cost containment measures and changes in reimbursement policies, procedures and rates; (g) increases in the Company’s borrowing costs as a result of changes in interest rates and other factors; (h) the ability of the Company’s tenants, operators and managers, as applicable, to comply with laws, rules and regulations in the operation of the Company’s properties, to deliver high-quality services, to attract and retain qualified personnel and to attract residents and patients; (i) changes in general economic conditions or economic conditions in the markets in which the Company may, from time to time, compete, and the effect of those changes on the Company’s revenues, earnings and funding sources; (j) the Company’s ability to pay down, refinance, restructure or extend its indebtedness as it becomes due; (k) the Company’s ability and willingness to maintain its qualification as a REIT in light of economic, market, legal, tax and other considerations; (l) final determination of the Company’s taxable net income for the year ended December 31, 2016 and for the year ending December 31, 2017; (m) the ability and willingness of the Company’s tenants to renew their leases with the Company upon expiration of the leases, the Company’s ability to reposition its properties on the same or better terms in the event of nonrenewal or in the event the Company exercises its right to replace an existing tenant, and obligations, including indemnification obligations, the Company may incur in connection with the replacement of an existing tenant; (n) risks associated with the Company’s senior living operating portfolio, such as factors that can cause volatility in the Company’s operating income and earnings generated by those properties, including without limitation national and regional economic conditions, development of new, competing properties, costs of food, materials, energy, labor and services, employee benefit costs, insurance costs and professional and general liability claims, and the timely delivery of accurate property-level financial results for those properties; (o) changes in exchange rates for any foreign currency in which the Company may, from time to time, conduct business; (p) year-over-year changes in the Consumer Price Index or the U.K. Retail Price Index and the effect of those changes on the rent escalators contained in the Company’s leases and on the Company’s earnings; (q) the Company’s ability and the ability of its tenants, operators, borrowers and managers to obtain and maintain adequate property, liability and other insurance from reputable, financially stable providers; (r) the impact of increased operating costs and uninsured professional liability claims on the Company’s liquidity, financial condition and results of operations or that of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers and managers, and the ability of the Company and the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers and managers to accurately estimate the magnitude of those claims; (s) risks associated with the Company’s MOB portfolio and operations, including the Company’s ability to successfully design, develop and manage MOBs and to retain key personnel; (t) the ability of the hospitals on or near whose campuses the Company’s MOBs are located and their affiliated health systems to remain competitive and financially viable and to attract physicians and physician groups; (u) risks associated with the Company’s investments in joint ventures and unconsolidated entities, including its lack of sole decision-making authority and its reliance on its joint venture partners’ financial condition; (v) the Company’s ability to obtain the financial results expected from its development and redevelopment projects; (w) the impact of market or issuer events on the liquidity or value of the Company’s investments in marketable securities; (x) consolidation in the seniors housing and healthcare industries resulting in a change of control of, or a competitor’s investment in, one or more of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers or managers or significant changes in the senior management of the Company’s tenants, operators, borrowers or managers; (y) the impact of litigation or any financial, accounting, legal or regulatory issues that may affect the Company or its tenants, operators, borrowers or managers; and (z) changes in accounting principles, or their application or interpretation, and the Company’s ability to make estimates and the assumptions underlying the estimates, which could have an effect on the Company’s earnings.

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Great Sports Inc SaferWholesale Has Introduced Hot New Products Available

FRANKFORT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SaferWholesale.com – an Illinois corp – Great Sports Inc. has announced the release of several new models of their sports and utility vehicles this season. The company is an online Motorsports retailer based in Frankfort and deals in nearly 10,000 different products ranging from Motorsports to swimming pools. Safer Wholesale is known for its stylish Golf Carts, Scooters, Dirt Bikes, ATVs and other Utility Vehicles. Shipping of all the products is done nationwide, and anyone can book an order online on the website.

“We have been around for over 12 years, and we ship all kinds of products, particularly recreational vehicles nationwide,” said Gary Briden of Safer Wholesale. “Anyone is welcome to call in 24/7 and book their order,” he added. The company is giving the best deals available online on all these products, and people from all age groups are placing their orders seeing the amazing inventory online.

Outdoors saunas, golf carts, utility vehicles, dirt bikes, party tents, battery powered bicycles and scooters, etc. are just some of the items available in stock. The website features all kinds of motorsports accessories, fitness equipment, home and garden equipment, electronics, toys and other items suited to the hobbies of its customers. Having been in the business for over a decade now, the company knows what Americans want and gives them exactly the things that are perfect for their hobbies and activities.

With the new promotions, give away, and the craziest deals available online, the company has made its mark on the American market and did more than $4 million every year in business. Most of the customers are the regulars placing frequent orders as soon as they see something new in stock. The Facebook page of the company features hundreds of videos regarding these products where customers can learn more about them.

Energous Corporation Adds Nick Alexopoulos and Franco De Flaviis to Its Board of Advisors

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, today announced the addition of Nick Alexopoulos and Franco De Flaviis to its board of advisors. For more information, visit: http://ir.energous.com/board-of-advisors.

Dr. Nick Alexopoulos most recently served as vice president for Antennas, RF Technologies and University Relations at Broadcom Corporation. Prior to that, he served as the Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), a position he held from 1997 to 2008. Previously, he was a member of the faculty at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1969 to 1996, where he served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department between the years 1987 and 1992. While at UCLA, he also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs between 1986 and 1987. Dr. Alexopoulos was elected an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the understanding of substrate-superstrate effects on printed circuit antennas and integrated microwave circuits. He was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to microwave circuits, antennas, and structures for low observable technologies, and for contributions in engineering education. Dr. Alexopoulos is highly cited in Computer Science and has received two IEEE Best Journal Paper Awards.

Dr. Franco De Flaviis is a tenured professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). Dr. De Flaviis has been consulting for companies in CMOS passive design, small form factor antennas, and phased array systems. He was a long-time consultant to Broadcom Corporation working on antenna design and CMOS passives and has also previously consulted for Motorola Inc., Atlantic Aerospace, and various small start-up, high tech companies. Dr. De Flaviis has authored and co-authored over 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, filed several international patents and authored one book and three book chapters. He is a member of the URSI Commission B and was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2014. His research interests include the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for RF applications fabricated on unconventional substrates such as printed circuit board and microwave laminates, with particular emphasis on reconfigurable antenna and front-end systems. He is also active in the research field of highly integrated packaging for RF and wireless applications and small size, low-cost antenna array for personal communication systems and vehicle. Dr. De Flaviis received his degree (Laurea „Summa Cum Laude”) in electronics engineering from the University of Ancona in Italy in 1990. He was a visiting student in 1991 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) working on ultralow distortion resistive mixers. Dr. De Flaviis then received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA in 1994 and 1997 respectively, followed by his post-doctoral fellowship on full-wave analysis of nonlinear dielectrics for microwave structures in 1998.

„Antennas and RF technology are core elements of our industry-leading WattUp wireless power technology. Adding Nick and Franco to our Advisory Board enables Energous to draw upon their considerable experience and expertise as we continue to enhance and advance our technology,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous. „Nick and Franco’s high standing in the international engineering community will also serve as a beacon to draw additional top engineering talent to our world-class development organization. We are very fortunate to have the benefit of their guidance and support.”

About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp® — an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from older wireless charging systems in that it delivers contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices — thus resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit Energous.com.

Follow Energous

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/energous/

Twitter: @energous

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/energous-corporation

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the „safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as „believe,” „expect,” „may,” „will,” „should,” „could,” „seek,” „intend,” „plan,” „estimate,” „anticipate” or other comparable terms. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are „forward-looking statements.” Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding expectations for future revenue, market developments, technological advances, anticipated results of our development efforts, and the timing for receipt of required regulatory approvals and product launches. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: our ability to develop a commercially feasible technology; receipt of necessary regulatory approvals; our ability to find and maintain development partners and licensees, market acceptance of our technology, the amount and nature of competition in our industry; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Energous Corporation Adds Nick Alexopoulos and Franco De Flaviis to Its Board of Advisors

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, today announced the addition of Nick Alexopoulos and Franco De Flaviis to its board of advisors. For more information, visit: http://ir.energous.com/board-of-advisors.

Dr. Nick Alexopoulos most recently served as vice president for Antennas, RF Technologies and University Relations at Broadcom Corporation. Prior to that, he served as the Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), a position he held from 1997 to 2008. Previously, he was a member of the faculty at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1969 to 1996, where he served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department between the years 1987 and 1992. While at UCLA, he also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs between 1986 and 1987. Dr. Alexopoulos was elected an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the understanding of substrate-superstrate effects on printed circuit antennas and integrated microwave circuits. He was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to microwave circuits, antennas, and structures for low observable technologies, and for contributions in engineering education. Dr. Alexopoulos is highly cited in Computer Science and has received two IEEE Best Journal Paper Awards.

Dr. Franco De Flaviis is a tenured professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). Dr. De Flaviis has been consulting for companies in CMOS passive design, small form factor antennas, and phased array systems. He was a long-time consultant to Broadcom Corporation working on antenna design and CMOS passives and has also previously consulted for Motorola Inc., Atlantic Aerospace, and various small start-up, high tech companies. Dr. De Flaviis has authored and co-authored over 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, filed several international patents and authored one book and three book chapters. He is a member of the URSI Commission B and was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2014. His research interests include the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for RF applications fabricated on unconventional substrates such as printed circuit board and microwave laminates, with particular emphasis on reconfigurable antenna and front-end systems. He is also active in the research field of highly integrated packaging for RF and wireless applications and small size, low-cost antenna array for personal communication systems and vehicle. Dr. De Flaviis received his degree (Laurea „Summa Cum Laude”) in electronics engineering from the University of Ancona in Italy in 1990. He was a visiting student in 1991 at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) working on ultralow distortion resistive mixers. Dr. De Flaviis then received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA in 1994 and 1997 respectively, followed by his post-doctoral fellowship on full-wave analysis of nonlinear dielectrics for microwave structures in 1998.

„Antennas and RF technology are core elements of our industry-leading WattUp wireless power technology. Adding Nick and Franco to our Advisory Board enables Energous to draw upon their considerable experience and expertise as we continue to enhance and advance our technology,” said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous. „Nick and Franco’s high standing in the international engineering community will also serve as a beacon to draw additional top engineering talent to our world-class development organization. We are very fortunate to have the benefit of their guidance and support.”

About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp® — an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from older wireless charging systems in that it delivers contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices — thus resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit Energous.com.

Follow Energous

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/energous/

Twitter: @energous

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/energous-corporation

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the „safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as „believe,” „expect,” „may,” „will,” „should,” „could,” „seek,” „intend,” „plan,” „estimate,” „anticipate” or other comparable terms. All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are „forward-looking statements.” Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding expectations for future revenue, market developments, technological advances, anticipated results of our development efforts, and the timing for receipt of required regulatory approvals and product launches. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: our ability to develop a commercially feasible technology; receipt of necessary regulatory approvals; our ability to find and maintain development partners and licensees, market acceptance of our technology, the amount and nature of competition in our industry; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. to Hold Annual Meeting of Stockholders

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXEA, LEXEB) will be holding its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at approximately 8:00 a.m. M.D.T. at the corporate offices of Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc., 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, CO 80112. The record date for the meeting is 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 24, 2017. The annual meeting will not be webcast.

About Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc.

Liberty Expedia Holdings’ (Nasdaq: LEXEA, LEXEB) principal assets consist of its interest in Expedia, Inc. and its subsidiary Vitalize, LLC (formerly referred to as Bodybuilding.com). Expedia is an online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers through technology with the tools and information they need to efficiently research, plan, book and experience travel. Vitalize is a holding company engaged in health, fitness, and media-related business segments. Vitalize currently has three wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: Bodybuilding, WeMotivate, and Verity Nutrition.

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

MOORESTOWN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE:CHMI) (the “Company”) announced today that it is offering 4,500,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The Company also expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares of its common stock.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of additional residential mortgage-related assets.

Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Citigroup, UBS Investment Bank, FBR, JMP Securities, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and RBC Capital Markets will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering. NexBank and Nomura will serve as co-managers for the offering.

All shares of common stock will be offered under the Company’s existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these shares will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting: Morgan Stanley, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department; Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: (888) 603-5847, or email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; Citigroup, Attention: Prospectus Department, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or telephone: (800) 831-9146; UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, telephone: 888-827-7275; FBR, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1400, Arlington, Virginia 22209, or by calling 800-846-5050 or by email: Prospectuses@fbr.com; JMP Securities, Attention: Syndicate Department, 600 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, California 94111, by email syndicate@jmpsecurities.com, or by phone at (415) 835-8900; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, 787 Seventh Avenue, Fourth Floor, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Capital Markets, (800) 966-1559; or RBC Capital Markets, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281, Attention: Equity Syndicate, Telephone: (877) 822-4089, Email: equityprospectus@rbccm.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of such shares or any other securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation is a real estate finance company that acquires, invests in and manages residential mortgage assets in the United States. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation is externally managed by Cherry Hill Mortgage Management, LLC.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results may differ from the Company’s beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements are not historical in nature and can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “seek,” “plan” and similar expressions or their negative forms, or by references to strategy, plans, or intentions. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s beliefs, assumptions and expectations of the Company’s future performance, taking into account information currently available to it. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be consummated, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Consummation of the offering and the application of the net proceeds of the offering are subject to numerous possible events, factors and conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and not all of which are known to it, including, without limitation, market conditions and those described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement relating to the offering and in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, which can be accessed at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.