UBS Investment Bank today announced coupon payments for 7 ETRACS Exchange Traded Notes (the "ETNs”), all traded on the NYSE Arca.
ETN Name and Prospectus/Pricing Supplement*
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x
Leveraged Preferred Stock ETN
ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5X Leveraged Closed-End Fund Index ETN
ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN
* The table above provides a hyperlink to the relevant prospectus and supplements thereto for each of our ETRACS ETNs, which are identified by their names. For more information on each ETRACS ETN, see "List of ETNs”.
** "Current Yield (annualized)” equals the current Coupon Amount and the two immediately preceding Coupon Amounts, multiplied by four (to annualize such coupons), divided by the closing Current Indicative Value of the ETN on its current Coupon Valuation Date rounded to two decimal places for ease of analysis. The Current Yield is not indicative of future coupon payments, if any, on the ETN. You are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETN.
Note: SDYL, LMLB, HDLB, SMHB and PFFL pay a variable monthly coupon linked to 2 times the cash distributions, if any, on the respective underlying index constituents, less withholding taxes, if any. CEFD and MVRL pay a variable monthly coupon linked to 1.5 times the cash distributions, if any, on the respective underlying index constituents, less withholding taxes, if any. Variations in the amount of monthly distributions will lead to large variations in the Current Yield as calculated above. As such, the Current Yield for each is not indicative of future coupon payments, if any, on these ETNs.
ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG, are traded on NYSE Arca, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs is subject to a number of risks, including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor’s principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS AG. Investors are not guaranteed any coupon or distribution amount under the ETNs. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under "Risk Factors” in the applicable prospectus supplement, or product supplement and pricing supplement, as applicable, for the ETRACS ETN.
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The ETRACS Monthly Pay 1.5x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN ("ETN”) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH ("Licensor”) and Licensor makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the ETN or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the ETN particularly or the ability of the Market Vectors® Global Mortgage REITs Index to track the performance of the mortgage REIT market.
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The financial instrument is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported in any other manner by Solactive AG nor does Solactive AG offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance either with regard to the results of using the Index and/or Index trade mark or the Index Price at any time or in any other respect.
S-Network Composite Closed-End Fund Index and CEFX are trademarks of Alerian and their use is granted under a license from Alerian.
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NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced Interactions Live, the biggest customer experience virtual event of the year. To be held on September 15-16, this free event will provide unprecedented insights for adopting an agile service approach and creating extraordinary customer and employee experiences in any market dynamic. Featuring content to suit every role and interest, this global event offers a wealth of informative sessions, interactive demo stations, live video chats with NICE experts, exciting keynote speakers and entertaining performing artists. To learn more or register for the event, please click here.
Interactions Live will host Academy Award-Winning Actor, philanthropist and author of the upcoming book Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey as a keynote speaker, sharing his drive for constant reinvention throughout his impressive career spanning over 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion. Also keynoting will be Martha Stewart – Emmy Award-Winning television show host, bestselling author of 96 lifestyle books to date, entrepreneur and founder of the first multi-channel lifestyle company. The virtual event's analyst lineup includes McGee Smith, Forrester, DMG Consulting, Aberdeen, Everest Group and Saddletree Research who will review current industry trends and offer guidance on maintaining CX excellence in times of change. Also joining the event are industry-leading organizations who will discuss how they are innovating to provide agile service in the cloud, engage their workforce as they work remotely and leverage data insights to create exceptional experiences for customers and employees.
This year's event will include a virtual concert attendees can stream from any location, September 16 starting at 3:45 pm EST. It will feature Award-Winning musician, Bryan Adams who will take the stage to share his hits spanning four decades. One of the most exciting live musicians in the world, Bryan Adams' energetic performance, effortless stage presence and incredible vocals are guaranteed to thrill and entertain. Also joining is Award-Winning artist, Alanis Morissette, whose album, Jagged Little Pill remains the best-selling debut release by a female artist in the U.S. and the highest-selling debut album worldwide in music history.
With over seven tracks and more than 50 best practice sessions, the conference agenda is rich with ideas, insights and advice that will inspire, energize, and invigorate CX professionals of all ranks. Attendees can join informative best practices sessions, engage with various experts, see live demos of the latest innovations and be inspired by industry-leading customer speakers, visionary leaders and subject-matter-experts from prominent organizations.
Barak Eilam, CEO, NICE, said, "CX agility has never been more critical and we remain focused on helping organizations transform experiences to be extraordinary. In the face of the unprecedented current challenges organizations are facing, we aim to bring clarity by sharing powerful insights that will enable organizations to be agile in engaging customers and employees while driving successful business outcomes. Interactions has always been a key channel through which we connect among customers, content experts, innovators and opinion-makers, and we're pleased to present a new avenue to enable this connection via Interactions Live. "
About NICE NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) is the world’s leading provider of both cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions that empower organizations to make smarter decisions based on advanced analytics of structured and unstructured data. NICE helps organizations of all sizes deliver better customer service, ensure compliance, combat fraud and safeguard citizens. Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using NICE solutions. www.nice.com.
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Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including the statements by Mr. Eilam, are based on the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of NICE Ltd. (the "Company”). In some cases, such forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as "believe,” "expect,” "seek,” "may,” "will,” "intend,” "should,” "project,” "anticipate,” "plan,” "estimate,” or similar words. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of changes in economic and business conditions, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; competition; successful execution of the Company’s growth strategy; success and growth of the Company’s cloud Software-as-a-Service business; changes in technology and market requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss of market share; an inability to maintain certain marketing and distribution arrangements; the Company’s dependency on third-party cloud computing platform providers, hosting facilities and service partners;, cyber security attacks or other security breaches against the Company; the effect of newly enacted or modified laws, regulation or standards on the Company and our products and various other factors and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC”). For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed from time to time with the SEC, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise them, except as required by law.
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Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) ("Quidel”), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today that Quidel has completed its investigation regarding a report of discordant results (False Positives) at a testing location in Vermont, and found no testing site- or product-related issues with the Sofia® 2 instrument or the Sofia® SARS Antigen FIA.
Quidel received a complaint in Vermont regarding false positive discrepant results among patients who were subsequently tested and found negative by PCR testing. Taking every complaint submission seriously, Quidel promptly entered the complaint into its Quality Management System and worked with the testing site to identify a potential root cause.
Quidel examined the complaint thoroughly, including an inspection of the testing site, analysis of the site’s data, and a review of approximately 110,000 data points generated at 526 sites in 33 other states currently using Quidel’s product. The investigation found that there were no issues with either the testing facility or with the quality of the Sofia products used. The results of the investigation determined that no further actions were necessary, and results were provided to the Vermont Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"Quidel takes every complaint seriously and endeavors to identify the root cause of any complaint received,” said Douglas Bryant, president and CEO of Quidel Corporation. "We conducted a very thorough investigation for this unique complaint in Vermont and believe that it was highly likely that our Sofia® results were true positives and that the subsequent PCR method used to re-test was at risk of providing inaccurate results.”
Quidel currently sells the Sofia® SARS Antigen FIA in the United States under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA.
About Quidel Corporation
Quidel Corporation serves to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe through the development of diagnostic solutions that can lead to improved patient outcomes and provide economic benefits to the healthcare system. Marketed under the Sofia®, QuickVue®, D3® Direct Detection, Thyretain®, Triage® and InflammaDry® leading brand names, as well as under the new Solana®, AmpliVue® and Lyra® molecular diagnostic brands, Quidel’s products aid in the detection and diagnosis of many critical diseases and conditions, including, among others, COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Strep A, lyme, herpes, pregnancy, thyroid disease and fecal occult blood. Quidel's Triage® system of tests comprises a comprehensive test menu that provides rapid, cost-effective treatment decisions at the point-of-care (POC), offering a diverse immunoassay menu in a variety of tests to provide diagnostic answers for quantitative BNP, CK-MB, d-dimer, myoglobin, troponin I and qualitative TOX Drug Screen. Quidel’s research and development engine is also developing a continuum of diagnostic solutions from advanced immunoassay to molecular diagnostic tests to further improve the quality of healthcare in physicians’ offices and hospital and reference laboratories. For more information about Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio and to explore exciting employment opportunities, visit quidel.com.
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Differences in actual results and performance may arise as a result of a number of factors including, without limitation: the impact of the novel virus (COVID-19) global pandemic; an inability to agree on a definitive agreement or meet key deliverables and milestones under the NIH’s RADx-ATP contract; adverse changes in competitive conditions, the reimbursement system currently in place and future changes to that system, changes in economic conditions in our domestic and international markets, lower than anticipated market penetration of our products, our reliance on sales of our influenza and other respiratory or novel virus diagnostic tests, fluctuations in our operating results resulting from the timing of the onset, length and severity of cold and flu seasons, seasonality, government and media attention focused on influenza and other respiratory or novel viruses and the related potential impact on humans from such viruses, the quantity of our product in our distributors’ inventory or distribution channels, changes in the buying patterns of our distributors, and changes in the healthcare market and consolidation of our customer base; our development, acquisition and protection of proprietary technology rights; our development of new technologies, products and markets; our reliance on a limited number of key distributors; our exposure to claims and litigation that could result in significant expenses and could ultimately result in an unfavorable outcome for us, including the ongoing litigation between us and Beckman Coulter, Inc.; intellectual property risks, including but not limited to, infringement litigation; our need for additional funds to finance our capital or operating needs; the financial soundness of our customers and suppliers; acceptance of our products among physicians and other healthcare providers; competition with other providers of diagnostic products; failures or delays in receipt of new product reviews or related to currently-marketed products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA”) or other regulatory authorities or loss of any previously received regulatory approvals or clearances or other adverse actions by regulatory authorities; changes in government policies; costs of and adverse operational impact from failure to comply with government regulations in addition to FDA regulations; compliance with government regulations relating to the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances; third-party reimbursement policies and potential cost constraints; our failure to comply with laws and regulations relating to billing and payment for healthcare services; our ability to meet demand for our products; interruptions in our supply of raw materials; product defects; business risks not covered by insurance; costs and disruptions from failures in our information technology and storage systems; our exposure to data corruption, cyber-based attacks, security breaches and privacy violations; competition for and loss of management and key personnel; international risks, including but not limited to, compliance with product registration requirements, compliance with legal requirements, tariffs, exposure to currency exchange fluctuations and foreign currency exchange risk, longer payment cycles, lower selling prices and greater difficulty in collecting accounts receivable, reduced protection of intellectual property rights, social, political and economic instability, increased financial accounting and reporting burdens and complexities, taxes, and diversion of lower priced international products into U.S. markets; changes in tax rates and exposure to additional tax liabilities or assessments; risks relating to our acquisition and integration of the Triage MeterPro Cardiovascular and toxicology business and B-type Naturietic Peptide assay business (the "Triage and BNP Businesses”); that we may have to write off goodwill relating to our acquisitions; our ability to manage our growth strategy and identify and integrate acquired companies or technologies and our ability to obtain financing; the level of our indebtedness and deferred payment obligations; our ability to generate sufficient cash to meet our debt service and deferred and contingent payment obligations; that our Revolving Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of our assets; the agreements for our indebtedness place operating and financial restrictions on us and our ability to operate our business; that an event of default could trigger acceleration of our outstanding indebtedness; that we may incur additional indebtedness; increases in interest rate relating to our variable rate debt; dilution resulting from future sales of our equity; volatility in our stock price; provisions in our charter documents, Delaware law and the indenture governing our Convertible Senior Notes that might delay or impede stockholder actions with respect to business combinations or similar transactions; our intention of not paying dividends; and our ability to identify and successfully acquire and integrate potential acquisition targets. 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