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Digi Communications N.V. 2023 Financial Calendar

BUCHAREST, Romania, 27-Jan-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) would like to inform its investors and the market that the Financial Calendar for 2023 is available on the official website: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section/Financial Calendar).

About Digi Communications NV

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Two Directors of Digi Communications N.V. have exercised their stock options

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Jan-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that Mr. Valentin Popoviciu, Executive Director of the Company and Mr. Bogdan Ciobotaru, Non-Executive Director of the Company, have exercised their stock options, which have vested in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s stock option plan and which were granted pursuant to the decision of the Company’s general meeting of shareholders dated 18 May 2021 and in relation to which the above mentioned persons and the Company have concluded stock option agreements on 19 May 2021. In accordance with this stock option plan, the directors were granted 80,000 shares.

In accordance with the provisions of article 19 para. (1) of the Market Abuse Regulation, on 11 January 2023, Mr. Valentin Popoviciu and Mr. Bogdan Ciobotaru, as persons discharging managerial responsibilities in connection with the Company, have notified the Company and the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority in connection with the exercise of the stock options.

On the same date the Company’s Board of Directors approved the grant of a number of 32,500 stock options within a stock option programme granted to the benefit of employees of the Company’s Romanian subsidiary, RCS & RDS S.A., pursuant to the Company’s Stock Option Plan.

The vesting of the options is conditional upon the fulfilment of the performance criteria, with the vesting period being set at a minimum of 1 year as of the grant date.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Northern Lights Fund Trust II Announces Fund Closure

NEW YORK, 2022-Dec-30 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Northern Lights Fund Trust II announced today that the Amberwave Invest USA JSG Fund (Cboe: IUSA) will close. The Northern Lights Fund Trust II Board of Trustees approved the closing and subsequent liquidation of IUSA. The fund’s last day of trading will be January 13, 2023, which will also be the final day for creations or redemptions by authorized participants. The fund will cease operations, withdraw its assets, and distribute the remaining proceeds to shareholders on January 20, 2023.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information may be found in the prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-888-926-1931. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

IUSA is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

16200210-NLD-12282022

Media contact:
(888) 926 1931

Digi Communications N.V. held its general shareholders meeting on 28 December 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BUCHAREST, Romania, 28-Dec-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, Tuesday, 28 December 2022, at 2:00 PM CET, at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands, took place the Company’s general shareholders’ meeting (the GSM) with respect to which the Company informed its shareholders and the market through the Convocation notice released on 16 November 2022 (the Convocation Notice). The GSM was attended – either in person or by representative – by shareholders representing 76.85% of the total number of shares with voting rights, respectively 73,009,486 shares.

Following the debates, the GSM has adopted the following decisions regarding the points included on the agenda, in accordance with the Convocation Notice:

  1. The Annual Report of the Company for 2021 (item 2 from the Convocation Notice):
    c. Adoption of the 2021 Annual Accounts;
    d. Approval of dividend distribution that was declared and paid as an interim dividend distribution as per Board Resolution from 1 September 2022;
    e. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors.
    The investors and the market were informed of the 2021 financial results by the publication of the 2021 annual report on 16 November 2022.
  2. Remuneration Report for 2021
    The general meeting approved by an advisory vote the Remuneration Report for 2021 made public on the Company’s website. The Remuneration Report for 2021 is construed according to the provisions of EU Directive 828/2017 as implemented in The Netherlands.
  3. Appointment of KPMG NV as Statutory Auditor of the Company
  4. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares – based on this approval, the Board of Directors shall have the authority to acquire class B shares through purchases effected on the stock exchange, for the purposes of being granted to statutory executive directors, managers and employees of the group under the various stock option plans approved or to be approved by the Company, in accordance with the applicable legal provisions, for a period of 12 months from the date of the AGM (i.e., up to and including 28 December 2023).
    The authority of the Board of Directors shall be limited to a maximum of up to 10% of the issued class B share capital at the close of trading on the Regulated Spot Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange on the date of the AGM, 28 December 2022. The maximum purchase price per class B share shall at no times be higher than the higher of the price of the last independent trade and the highest current independent purchase bid on the Regulated Spot Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The purchases will not exceed, on any trading day more than 25 % of the average daily volume of the shares on the Regulated Spot Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange on which the purchase is carried out, as defined in article 3 para. (3) from Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016.
    The Board of Directors intends to appoint an independent specialized trading / brokerage firm to execute any such buy-back.
  5. Approval of award of stock options to an executive director
    The Board of Directors is authorized to decide upon the award stock options to acquire class B shares in the capital of the Company to an executive director subject to the criteria of the Company’s Share Option Plan (the details of which can be found on the Company’s corporate website www.digi-communications.ro).

The voting results of the GSM, as well as other relevant information on the GSM and the related documents are available on the Company’s website at the section dedicated to the GSM:
https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate/general-share-holders/digi-communications-n-v-gsm-2022/gsm-documents-5

The 2021 approved Annual Report can be consulted by accessing the Company’s website https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/2021-Annual-Report.pdf

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Amberwave Partners Announces IUSA Transferring to Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.

NEW YORK, 2022-Dec-08 — /EPR Network/ — Amberwave Partners (Amberwave) — an asset manager developing financial products based on U.S. jobs, security, and growth (JSG) — today announced plans to transfer the listing of the Amberwave Invest USA JSG Fund (IUSA), an exchange-traded fund (ETF), managed by Amberwave from NYSE Arca, Inc. to the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. The transfer is expected to occur on or about December 23, 2022. No shareholder action is expected because of this change, nor is the transfer expected to affect the trading of fund shares.

Amberwave Partners Research and Management, LLC is an SEC registered investment advisor and serves as IUSA’s investment advisor. IUSA is available to investors through most individual brokerage firms.

To learn more about Amberwave Partners and JSG investing, visit their website at amberwavepartners.com.

Important Risk Information: While the shares of ETFs are tradeable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress. ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETF’s net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

There is no guarantee that the IUSA (the “Fund”) will achieve its objective. The universe of acceptable investments for the Fund may be limited as compared to other funds due to the Fund’s JSG (jobs, security, and growth) investment screening. Because the Fund does not invest in companies that do not meet its JSG criteria, and the Fund may sell portfolio companies that subsequently violate its screens, the Fund may be riskier than other mutual funds or ETFs that invest in a broader array of securities.

Investors should consider the investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund and should be read carefully before investing. The prospectus may be obtained at http://www.jsgfunds.com/iusa-etf or by calling (888) 926-1931. The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA / SIPC. Amberwave Partners and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA / SIPC are not affiliated.

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Digi Communications N.V. Group publishes the Romanian version of its ANNUAL REPORT for the year ended December 31, 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 28-November-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. informs the shareholders and investors that the Romanian translation of the Annual Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2021 is available on the Company’s website (www.digi-communications.ro), under the Investor Relations section.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. will hold its general shareholders meeting on 28 December 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BUCHAREST, Romania, 16-November-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 16 November 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the general shareholders meeting (the “GSM”) of the Company (Digi Communications N.V.), to be held on Wednesday, 28 December 2022 at 2:00 PM CET, at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Amsterdam office), Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The main topics for the GSM are the following:

  • discussion and approval items on the 2021 Annual Report (including the annual report, the statutory financial statements – consolidated and stand-alone – and the auditor report);
  • approval of the interim distribution of a gross dividend of 0.85 RON per share; ex-date – 13 September 2022, the record date for the dividend – 14 September 2022, and the payment date starting with 28 September 2022;
  • release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors;
  • 2021 remuneration report (advisory, non-binding vote);
  • appointment of the statutory auditor for the financial year ending December 31, 2022;
  • designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares;
  • approval of award of stock options to an executive director.

We kindly invite the market to visit the Company’s website at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders (for English readers) and at http://www.digi-communications.ro/ro/aga (for Romanian readers) to review the documentation package for the GSM.

The document named ‘Agenda and explanatory notes’ contains detailed descriptions regarding the items for the GSM.

Any shareholder interested in attending or voting at the GSM needs to follow the procedures set out in the articles of association of the Company (available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate-governance) and on the ‘Convocation Notice’ available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders).


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. (THE COMPANY) TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2022, AT 2:00 PM CET AT THE OFFICES OF FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP (AMSTERDAM OFFICE), STRAWINSKYLAAN 10, 1077 XZ AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AGENDA

  1. Opening
  2. Annual Report 2021
    a. Board report 2021 (discussion item)
    b. Dividend and Reservations Policy (discussion item)
    c. Adoption of the 2021 Annual Accounts (voting item)
    d. Approval of dividend distribution that was declared and paid as an interim dividend distribution as per Board Resolution from 1 September 2022 (voting item)
    e. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors (voting item)
  3. Remuneration Report for 2021
    Remuneration Report for 2021 (advisory, non-binding vote)
  4. Appointment of Statutory Auditor
    Proposal to appoint KPMG N.V. as the statutory auditor of the Company for the financial year 2022 (voting item)
  5. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares
    Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase Class B Shares (voting item)
  6. Approval of award of stock options to an executive director
    Authorize the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options to an executive director of the Company (voting item)
  7. Close of Meeting

COVID-19
In light of the public health risks arising from outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the shareholders of the Company (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights) do not need to be present at the AGM in person. Instead, please give your voting instructions by proxy or through the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com) – as set out in more detail below.

The Company acknowledges that constraints caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus may restrict the possibility to attend the AGM in person. For this reason, shareholders who decide not to attend the AGM on Wednesday 28 December, 2022, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and who wish to submit questions regarding items on the AGM agenda, may submit their questions by email to digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro up to 12:00 pm CET on Wednesday, 21 December 2022, (1:00 pm in Romania). The e-mail must include the name, surname, number of shares held by the shareholder on the record date for the AGM and the AGM agenda item to which the question relates.

Agenda
The agenda for the AGM and the explanatory notes are thereto together with the Annual Report 2021 are available on the website of the Company (www.digi-communications.ro) from 16 November 2022 onwards and are, with effect from the same date, available for inspection and obtainable free of charge at the premises of the Company (tel. +40314006505 and address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania).

Record Date
Shareholders (which for the purposes of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights) are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM (either in person or by proxy) if they (i) are registered in one of the (sub)registers as described below on the 28th day prior to the AGM and therefore on 30 November 2022 (the Record Date) after all debit and credit entries have been handled and (ii) in addition have notified the Company of their intended attendance at the AGM in the manner mentioned below. The designated (sub)registers are the administration records of the Romanian Central Depository (Depozitarul Central S.A.), and the shareholders’ register of the Company.

Notification of Attendance
Class A shares: holders of registered class A shares (which for the purposes of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares) who wish to attend the AGM (either in person or by proxy) must notify the Company of their intended attendance, which notice, accompanied where applicable by written power of attorney (see below), must have been received by Mrs. Eliza Popa, the Company’s secretary (address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania and e-mail digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro) no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 4.00 pm CET. Duly registered shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation supplied by the Company which together with a valid identification document will also serve as admission ticket for the AGM.

Class B shares: holders of class B shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares) who wish to attend the AGM (either in person or by proxy) must notify the Company by registering via the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com) no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 4.00 pm CET. Duly registered shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation supplied by ING Bank N.V. which together with a valid identification document will also serve as admission ticket for the AGM.

Representation by Proxy
Class A shareholders: holders of registered class A shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) who will not participate in person to the meeting or be represented by their own legal representative may grant a proxy, on behalf of the relevant class A shareholder, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder, all with the right of substitution to:

(i) a third person; or
(ii) Mrs. Eliza Popa, secretary of the Company, and to Mrs. Andra Gunescu, lawyer of the Company (address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania), any of whom to individually and alternatively (and not collectively) execute the given proxy in which case such proxy must include unequivocal voting instruction(s).

The holder of shares A will notify the Company of an electronic copy of the proxy at the following e-mail address: digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022 at 4.00 pm CET.

Class B shares: The holders of class B shares (which for the purposes of the AGM includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) who will not participate to the meeting in person or be represented by their own legal representative can grant a proxy to:

(i) a third person (based on the Attendance notice and PoA to be obtained on the Company’s website on GSM documents); or
(ii) Mrs. Eliza Popa (to be obtained via E-vote by ING https://evote.ingwb.com), who will be authorized to, on behalf of the relevant holder, with the right of substitution, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder.

The duly completed and executed power of attorney under which a third person is empowered to represent the class B shareholder at the AGM must be received by the Company for the attention of Mrs. Eliza Popa, Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania, or by e-mail: digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro or if the Company’s secretary is empowered, by registering the proxy via the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com), no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 4.00 pm CET.

E-voting Class B Shares

Only holders of class B shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) may also give voting instructions via https://evote.ingwb.com no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022 at 4.00 pm CET.

Identification

Persons entitled to attend the AGM (which includes persons granted with a proxy in the manner as described above) will be requested to identify themselves at the Registration Desk prior to admission to the AGM and are therefore requested to bring a valid identity document.

Issued capital and voting rights of the Company

At the day of this convocation, the Company has an issued share capital of EUR 6,810,042.52 consisting of 64,556,028 Class A Shares, each having a nominal value of EUR 0.10 and 35,443,972 Class B Shares, each share having a nominal value of EUR 0.01. 4,409,361 Class A Shares and 597,226 Class B Shares are held by the Company in its own share capital (in treasury). No votes may be cast for shares held by the Company in its own share capital. Therefore, the total number of voting rights at the day of this convocation amounts to 636,313,416.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. Group publishes its ANNUAL REPORT for the year ended December 31, 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 16-November-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. informs the shareholders and investors that the Annual Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2021 is available on the Company’s website (www.digi-communications.ro), under the section Investor Relations.

For additional information, please contact us at investor.relations@digi-communications.ro.

The up-dated version of the 2021 Annual Report (with Digi Communications NV’s statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code) replaces and supersedes the non-statutory consolidated Financial Statements issued as per IFRS EU by the Company on 27.05.2022.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.’s Q3 2022 Financial Results now available on its website

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that the Q3 2022 financial results are available on the Company’s website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-results-shares/quarterly-reports-shares

Also, today at 14:00 UK time / 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the Q3 2022 Financial Results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/Conf-Call-Registration-Q3-2022-Financial-Results-Presentation.pdf and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 12:00 UK time / 14:00 EEST (Romania local time).

About Digi Communications NV

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RCS&RDS, Digi Communications N.V. subsidiary in Romania, wins the auction for certain radio frequency rights in the country

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on November, 14, 2022 the Romanian Authority for Telecommunications (ANCOM) finalised the auction for the allocation of rights in 700 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3400-3800 MHz bands.

ANCOM designated RCS&RDS as winner of the frequency rights in the 2600 MHz (4 blocks in 2×5 MHz – FDD) and 3400-3800 MHz (5 blocks in 10 MHz – TDD) bands.

The value of the frequency rights is of EUR 45,500,000.

The Company welcomes ANCOM’s decision which will allow RCS&RDS to continue the growth of its innovative digital communication services and the implementation of new technologies, providing broadband connectivity at all economic and social levels, at the same affordable tariffs.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. announces November, 15, 2022 as the new estimated date for publishing its Financial Statements

BUCHAREST, Romania, 9-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — On 8 November, 2022 the Digi Communications N.V.’s Statutory Auditor informed the Company of a new up-date regarding the date when the auditor’s opinion will be available in order for the Company to publish its statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code (“Financial Statements”).

As per KPMG’s notification, the newly estimated date for publishing the Company’s Financial Statements is November, 15, 2022.

The General Meeting of Shareholders will be held after the publication of the Financial Statements, with the due observance of the minimum period of time necessary to inform the Company’s shareholders.

The new 2022 Financial Calendar is available on the official website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe artwork tokenized using Sygnum’s Desygnate solution

ZURICH/ MADRID, 8-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Sygnum Bank and Artemundi tokenize Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe artwork.

Warhol – a leading figure in Pop Art history
Andy Warhol is the creator of some of the most iconic artworks of the 20th Century and has been a top-ten selling artist for over two decades. His works are held in numerous prestigious collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Based on a publicity photograph from her film ‘Niagara’, Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe series has enjoyed long-term price appreciation. Since 2000, this series have generated 17 percent of all Warhol auction sales, despite being only 3 percent of volume, and has consistently outperformed both the Warhol and Artprice Global Indices.

Issuance of 5,000 Art Security Tokens (ASTs) through Swiss-regulated Sygnum bank
Sygnum’s Desygnate platform tokenized Andy Warhol’s ‘Four Marilyns (Reversal)’, currently priced at CHF 5.7 million. The issued 5,000 WHL1 tokens are available for subscription exclusively to Sygnum professional and institutional clients via the Sygnum e-banking portal, and trading via Sygnum’s SygnEX secondary market. All transactions will be settled in Swiss Francs using Sygnum’s Digital CHF stablecoin (DCHF), underpinned with the legal certainty of direct physical artwork ownership under the Swiss DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) framework.

Fatmire Bekiri, Sygnum Bank’s Head of Tokenization, says: “Warhol’s iconic ‘Four Marilyns’ truly immortalises one of the Golden Age of cinema’s most illustrious stars. By leveraging blockchain technology, we’re building a future where owning such world-renowned paintings could one day be as simple as buying a can of tomato soup – like those also made famous by Warhol.”

The art market is complex, and often requires deep technical knowledge, personal connections, and millions of dollars to enter. Sygnum’s tokenization solution, partnered with Artemundi’s art investment experience, lowers financial barriers by enabling fractional ownership and democratises access to pieces of art history by masters like Warhol and Picasso.

Javier Lumbreras, CEO of Artemundi, says: “Artemundi’s strategic portfolio is made of artists’ masterpieces so unique they can be considered ‘monopolies’ of universal recognition. They have a track record of growth that continues for generations.”

About Warhol’s Four Marilyns:
‘Four Marilyns (Reversal)’, 1979-1986, shows the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe repeated four times in black and white. Andy Warhol famously returned to this image of the actress in his works, using different colour palettes and varying the number of repetitions across one canvas. In this artwork, the artist used his signature silkscreen technique and reversed the original colour palette to show Marilyn’s likeness in negative.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. to host a conference call on its Q3 2022 financial results on 15 November 2022

BUCHAREST, Romania, 8-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on 15 November 2022 at 14:00 UK time/ 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the Q3 2022 financial results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 12:00 UK time/ 14:00 EEST (Romania local time) on 15 November 2022.

A recording of the conference call will be available on our website for 30 days: www.digi-communications.ro

About Digi Communications NV

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Secondary market platform THELAPHANT.IO to launch stock liquidity plan for employees and executives of Israeli unicorns

TEL AVIV, 25-Oct-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — The secondary market platform THELAPHANT.IO introduces, for the first time in Israel: “a stock liquidity plan” for high-tech employees and companies – a new and exciting development for high-tech employees, investors, and institutional entities.

Thelephant explains that the goal of the program is to transform the liquidity event from a one-time event into a repetitive event for Israeli high-tech employees, early investors and companies.

In 2021 ConvertKit turned down an acquisition offer from Spotify. Instead, ConvertKit chose to promote a deal focused on the welfare of its employees. On twitter, the Nathan Barry, the founder of ConvertKit, explained that 48 accredited investors, incorporated into a single legal entity, purchased shares from the employees and founders of ConvertKit. This transaction is defined as a secondary transaction – the purchase of shares of a private company from existing shareholders, in this case, from employees.

The success was noteworthy. Barry recounts how he sold 3.18% of the company’s shares at a valuation of $200 million dollars. The proceeds from the sale were sufficient for him to let his parents and his wife’s parents to retire comfortably. Following the success of the start-up, Barry intends to perform a secondary transaction in the company every two years.

In fact, Nathan Barry implemented a stock liquidity program via secondary investments in the company he had founded. Liquidity programs for high-tech companies are a phenomenon which has become increasingly common over the past two years, particularly in the United States.

Now, Israeli owned secondary market platform THELEPHANT.IO, is seeking to “import” liquidity programs and present it to Israeli high -tech companies and employees. The stock liquidity program is generally intended for mature high-tech companies who have been around for several years, which a valuation, according to the last round of financing, of around 1 billion dollars.

Through the stock liquidity program, the executives of private high-tech companies are cooperating with their employees and shareholders to enable liquidity events in the stocks they rewarded to their employees in connection with their employment and for early investors who joined the company in its early days and after a few years since their investments are looking for some liquidity. The stock liquidity program enables these employees and early investors to get the money they worked so hard for in a regulated and orderly manner, regardless of the company decisions concerning going public or a doing a merger.

Thelephant, via the stock liquidity program, actually transforms the liquidity event from a one-time event to a repetitive occurrence.

The secondary market and the trade in private stocks is one of the fastest growing fields in the world, and in Israel, and has been growing at an accelerated rate over the past few years. For example, many high-tech employees in companies which choose to remain private, and which have yet to list their stocks for trading on a stock exchange, suffer from significant absence of liquidity. They may have received, years ago, options / shares entitling them to very substantial sums of money, sometimes millions of dollars, ON PAPER. However, the money remains on paper for a long time. Likewise, investors reading every day about the success of these tech giants are eager to hop on the success train of these unicorns but given the fact that the company is still private, access is naturally limited. This is also true for institutional entities, who seek to invest many funds in a variety of investment routes, including such fascinating high-tech companies. But even for them, accessibility is, as aforementioned, limited, since these companies are private companies.

In Israel, over a hundred employees and former executives in Israeli unicorn companies have already joined Thelephant

The Israeli market has experienced over the past few years a very significant growth and will soon include nearly 100 unicorns, private companies worth over a billion dollars. Within the unicorn circle, about a third of the unicorns are defined as centaurs – private companies with annual recurring revenues of over 100 million dollars, and there are dozens of soonicorns – companies on the brink of joining the exclusive unicorn club.

Chaim Schiff, a founding partner and CEO of Thelephant group, says that “the high-tech companies in Israel and around the world understand the importance of generating a regular liquidity program for the options/stocks they have allocated to their employees. This is a valuable and highly significant tool to preserve employees, talents and senior management in the company”.

Schiff recounts that over the past year “over a hundred employees and senior executive from Israeli unicorn companies have signed up to our secondary platform. These employees have placed the shares they received from their employers for sale, and thereby joined many employees and former executives in US and European companies who have already successfully liquidated their shares via our platform. These include companies such as Palantir, Sofi, Dataminr, Impossible Foods, SnapNurse, Klarna, Via and many others.

Amongst the shares offered by former executives and employees on THELEPHANT.io secondary platform you can also find private high-tech giants from the United States, Europe and Israel. These include the Israeli companies BigID, DriveNets, Sisense, Trax, eToro, Optibus and OpenWeb.

THELEPHANT.io secondary platform currently offers for sale shares in leading U.S, European and Israeli high-tech giants at a cumulative value of over $500 million. Most of these shares are being directly offered by hundreds of employees and senior executives in these fascinating companies.

For the first time in Israel: Thelephant stock liquidation program

The Thelephant group announced in October 2022 the launching of their stock liquidation program for high-tech companies and employees in Israel. Schiff explains that “the stock liquidation program will include a comprehensive end-to-end service in order to provide the company management and its employees all the tools they need to manage a secondary stock sale event. The program will provide access to its research, technological solutions, and proven experience in conducting transactions in the secondary market via a professional, experienced and creative team. The program will offer, through the international brokerage arm of Thelephant group a connection to a global network of investors comprising of international institutions, leading European, Israeli and U.S financial entities, and other accredited investors who are seeking access to shares of leading private high-tech companies.

As part of the implementation of the program, Thelephant will collaborate with the Fintech company Simetria and its CEO Ziv Keinan. Simetria has developed a technological platform dedicated to simplifying the complex process of managing a secondary transaction for high-tech company, thereby enabling the company management, with minimal inputs, to communicate the sale conditions to employees and stockholders, and enabling them to participate. The system designed by Simetria provides the company management full transparency and control in managing the transaction process. In parallel, the system enables the company’s employees to join the sale by defining the amount of shares to be sold, and execution of the many documents associated with the secondary transaction.

Keinan explains that “the Simetria platform enables, with a few keystrokes, to execute a shares sale and purchase event under the full control of the company management over the secondary process. The goal of Simetria is to provide symmetry for the private markets, which is why we developed a product meant to provide a vital service for companies, especially during times when there is no foreseeable chance for liquidity”.

Schiff summarizes by stating that “To date, no similar solution was available for Israeli high-tech companies. It is precisely at this time, when the amount of IPOs in the United States is the lowest it has been in 20 years, that the importance of a liquidity program for shares of high-tech companies and employees is all the more significant”.

A network of investors opens up through the global brokerage division of Thelephant

Another major element which is essential for the success of the program is provided by Thelephant groups’ brokerage division, under the management of Itay Ben-Ari, is its global investment network made up of institutional investors, leading financial entities in Europe, Israel and the United States, and accredited investors from all over the world.

Ben-Ari explains that “we have built, and we continue to diligently build up our global investors network. We see considerable demand from accredited investors for the secondary sale model in both Israeli and U.S unicorns. Without Thelephant, these investors would find it hard to obtain access to the shares of these private high-tech companies.

The close connections that we have built up within the ecosystem over the years and familiarity with the management of various high-tech companies and their employees, along with the information and research we make available via our Research Division and, in addition, the input and data we can collect and reflect to our clients generate added value for our customers.

Given our comprehensive experience in performing transactions in the complex secondary worlds, which include quite a few factors, including the sellers, the investors, the company, taxation, regulatory issues, international money transfers and so forth, we provide both services and solutions for the investors and holistic support of the entire process from start to finish.

Ben-Ari adds, “repetitive liquidity plans, when led by the company, reduce and neutralize the pressure from the early shareholders and the employees, as well as the pressure to list the company on a stock exchange and going public before the company is ready for this stage in its corporate development.”
In Israel, Thelephant formed a strategic collaboration with MORE Magna, the brokerage arm of MORE Investment House, the fastest growing institutional in Israel. This collaboration adds greater accessibility to institutional entities, Family Offices and other accredited investors in Israel.

The CEO of MORE Magna, Ron Sireni, explained that “we have analyzed and observed the approach of institutional entities in Israel towards private high-tech companies defined as Israeli Unicorns. In addition, we understood that they lack almost any access to US based Unicorns. Therefore, we work together with Thelephant to make these fascinating opportunities available to Israeli institutional investors, Family Offices and other accredited investors in Israel. Our activity includes extensive research and professional support until the successful closing of the deal”.

Sireni added that “high tech companies and high-tech employees in Israel that will participate in the stock liquidity program managed by Thelephant will enjoy access to institutional class and other leading investors who seek access to invest in the private high-tech giants”

Links related to the press release:
1. https://thelephant.io/marketplace/
2. https://thelephant.io/liquidity-program-through-elephant-secondary-market/
3. https://www.simetria.io/thelephant

Disclaimer
“The information included in this communication is only condensed information intended solely to direct the attention of the reader and does not constitute or embody any proposition or invitation or solicitation to purchase or sell stocks or securities and does not constitute an invitation or part of an invitation to receive such aforementioned proposals.

Elephant Secondary Market Brokerage Ltd (“Elephant”) is not an “expert” and/or investment advisor. The information presented in this article does not constitute investment consultation as defined in the Israeli law for regulation of the investment consultation occupation, 1995, and the aforementioned information does not constitute a substitute for consultation or professional investment marketing which takes into account, among other things, the unique needs of every individual.

Elephant operates as a trade platform in the secondary market brokerage and its platform presents a portfolio which is offered for sale by private shareholders exclusively to accredited investors. Proposals to sell the securities will only be provided to “accredited investors” as defined in the first appendix to the Israeli securities law- 1968.

The information provided herein is only general information and does not contain all of the information required to reach investment decisions including, but not solely, the risks, costs, applicable taxation, or projected profits.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. announces November, 7, 2022 as the new estimated date for publishing its Financial Statements

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Oct-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — The Company would like to inform its investors and the market that on October 11, 2022 the Company’s Statutory Auditor informed the Company of a new up-date regarding the date when the auditor’s opinion will be available in order for the Company to publish its statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code (“Financial Statements”).

As per KPMG’s notification, the newly estimated date for publishing the Company’s Financial Statements is November, 7, 2022.

The General Meeting of Shareholders will be held after the publication of the Financial Statements, with the due observance of the minimum period of time necessary to inform the Company’s shareholders.

The new 2022 Financial Calendar is available on the official website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. announces a new estimated date for publishing of its Financial Statements

BUCHAREST, Romania, 26-Sep-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its investors and the market that on September 26, 2022 the Company’s Statutory Auditor informed the Company of an up-date regarding the estimated date when the auditor’s opinion will be available in order for the Company to publish its statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code (“Financial Statements”).

As per KPMG’s notification, the newly estimated date for publishing the Company’s Financial Statements is around October 14, 2022.

The General Meeting of Shareholders will be held after the publication of the Financial Statements, with the due observance of the minimum period of time necessary to inform the Company’s shareholders.

The new 2022 Financial Calendar is available on the official website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Instructions on the payment of Digi Communications N.V. dividend for FY 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 6-Sep-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its investors and the market that Digi has made available the detailed instruction regarding the payment of the dividend in gross amount of 0.85 lei per share, as approved by the Resolutions of the Board of Directors of DIGI Communications N.V. dated the 1st of September 2022.

The detailed instruction on the payment of the dividend is available on the Company’s website, at the „DOCUMENTS REGARDING THE INTERIM DISTRIBUTION OF DIVIDEND FOR THE YEAR 2021” section – https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate/documents-regarding-the-interim-distribution-of-dividend-for-the-year-2021, as well as in the document attached below.

For additional information, please contact us at investor.relations@digi-communications.ro.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. approves the distribution of an interim dividend

BUCHAREST, Romania, 1-Sep-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its investors and the market that on September 1, 2022 the Company’s Board of Directors approved the distribution of a gross dividend in cash of 0.85 RON per outstanding share, which totals to an amount of RON 80,711,251.05, equivalent to approximately EUR 16,605,544.92, translated at the exchange rate reported by the National Bank of Romania applicable on 31.08.2022.

The class B shares will be quoted ex-dividend from 13 September 2022 and the record date for the dividend shall be 14 September 2022. It is expected that the dividend will be paid on or around 28 September 2022.

The Company also informs the market and investors that, due to a longer than initially estimated audit process, the Company will not publish its statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code, on 16 September, as previously announced and that, consequently, the Company’s General Shareholders Meeting will be postponed. We expect to publish the financial statements in the first week of October.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. H1 2022 Financial Results available

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Aug-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that the H1 2022 financial results are available on the Company’s website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-results-shares/half-year-reports-shares

Also, today at 16:00 UK time/ 18:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the H1 2022 Financial Results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/Conf-Call-H1-2022-Financial-Results-log-in-details.pdf and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 14:00 UK time/ 16:00 EEST (Romania local time).

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania, having significant operations in Spain and being present in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. to host conference call for its 1H2022 Financial Results on 12 August 2022

BUCHAREST, Romania, 5-Aug-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on 12 August 2022 at 16:00 UK time / 18:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the H1 2022 financial results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 14:00 UK time/ 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) on 12 August 2022.

A recording of the conference call will be available on our website for 30 days: www.digi-communications.ro

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania, having significant operations in Spain and being present in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire