IPL 2020: upGrad launches new marketing campaign to ride the IPL…

first_imgby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndo upGrad offers online programs that range from Global MBAs to domain-specific degree and diplomas across Tech, Management and Data for seasoned and mid-senior professionals, to job-linked programs for the first-time job seekers, which are distributed across tier I, II, & III cities. Moreover, given the current volatile market, the edtech major, in a recent move, has now made online education affordable, through its easy financing options will not only break the socio-economic barrier to enrol for premium education, but will also allow individuals to embark on the journey of Lifelong Learning to remain professionally relevant, especially amid such critical times.The brand’s recently launched ad film, ‘Sirf Naam Ki Nahin, Kaam Ki Degree’, which has already garnered over 5.5 million views across social media & digital platforms and was trending on Twitter & YouTube will be played during the cricket matches.Watch the ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB9XzgeRRZw IPL 2020: upGrad launches new marketing campaign to ride the IPL 2020 wave By Kunal Dhyani – September 15, 2020 upGrad, one of the India’s largest online higher education company is betting big on the upcoming edition of T20 League – Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to commence on September 19th, 2020.  In a move to accelerate the adoption of technology and online higher education, upGrad has got into a high-value deal with Star India, to run their latest ad-campaign across TV and the OTT platform Hotstar throughout the tournament. This marks upGrad’s first major sports association and the on-boarding of India’s largest higher edtech player on the Dream 11 IPL 2020.Commenting on the association, Arjun Mohan, CEO – India, upGrad said: “IPL enjoys vast viewership across the globe, not only for cricket fans but also for all members of the house, making it perhaps the largest co-viewing property in the world. It is also the most opportune occasion to reach out to individuals reminding them about the urgency to upskill and prepare themselves for the forthcoming competitive world. Given the revolutionary NEP, which has accorded autonomy, multi-disciplinarily, and flexibility to higher education, our strategic partnership with Star will enable us with the right platform, thereby helping us reach out to a larger set of audience residing in the remotest corners of Bharat.” Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Previous articlePUBG Mobile collaborates with Famous K-Pop Band “BlackPink”Next articleIPL 2020: RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal says ‘feeling good after multiple sessions, legs are moving quicker’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgGoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileGoldlink Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company offering insurance products and services to the corporate and individual sectors in Nigeria. The company is licensed to underwrite both life and general classes which encompasses, among others, fire and special perils, motor insurance, life and pension, oil and gas, marine, aviation and travel insurance. Its product portfolio covers oil and gas constructions and operational activities; insurance of cargo, hull and marine machinery; liability insurance; aviation insurance as well as wide range of general insurance and life insurance products. Goldlink Insurance Plc also offers engineering insurance products for machinery consequential loss, erection all risks, contractors all risk, plants all risk, machinery breakdown, boiler and pressure vessel, computer all risk, electronic equipment, bonds, indemnity of share certificate, counter indemnity and professional indemnity insurance. The company was founded in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Goldlink Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgDCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DCB Commercial Bank Plc (DCB.tz)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDCB Commercial Bank Plc, known as DCB Bank, is a private, publicly-traded microfinance bank which was established to serve the banking needs of the impoverished and unbanked in Tanzania. DCB Bank operates in the following segments; treasury operations, corporate/wholesale banking, retail banking and other banking operations. Financial solutions range from savings accounts and fixed and time deposits to personal, institutional, group and corporate lending. DCB offers a full range of services for commercial banking; ranging from overdrafts facilities, payroll processing, agency banking and internet and mobile banking to money market deposits, treasury bills, bonds buying, letters of credit and invoice discounting. The bank operates through 6 retail branches and approximately 400 business centres in the major towns and cities in Tanzania. DCB Commercial Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales 19 Ireland 13 – the highlights on video incl ‘that’ try

first_imgNot Used: McCusker, Peel, S Jones, Stoddart.Ireland: 15-Luke Fitzgerald, 14-Tommy Bowe, 13-Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 12-Gordon D’Arcy, 11-Keith Earls, 10-Ronan O’Gara, 9-Eoin Reddan; 1-Cian Healy, 2-Rory Best, 3-Mike Ross, 4-Donncha O’Callaghan, 5-Paul O’Connell, 6-Sean O’Brien, 7-David Wallace, 8-Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: Stringer for Reddan (1), Sexton for O’Gara (49), Court for Ross (69), Leamy for Heaslip (69), P Wallace for Fitzgerald (72), Cronin for Best (76), Cullen for O’Callaghan (76).Attendance: 73,856MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Touch judges: Craig Joubert (South Africa) & Peter Allan (Scotland)TV: Geoff Warren (England)center_img Wales beat Ireland 19-13 with one of the most controversial tries in recent Championship history. Midway through the second half Matthew Rees took a quick line out throw near halfway to Mike Phillips, for the Ospreys scrum-half to sprint down the touchline and score a great try! But the ball Rees used for the quick throw-in was not the one kicked out by Jonathan Sexton so contravening Law 19.2d. The differnt ball was in fact thrown to Rees by a ball boy while the original ball flew into the crowd.To the credit of referee Jonathan Kaplan (who knew there was a problem) he asked touch judge Peter Allen if Wales had used the same ball. To which Allen replied: ‘Yes’. Who knows why has he couldn’t have known!The try decided the game and has renewed the calls for the increased use of the Television Match Official, who must now be allowed to adjudicate on all issues in the phase that led to the try, unlike the current situation when he can only adjudicate on incidents in the act of try scoring.The rest of the game was significant for the way Wales were able to win ugly and grind out a victory. James Hook’s kicking display was world-class and he controlled the game superbly for the Welsh.To see highlights of the game click here – UK only unfortunately. The video shows the incident clearly.Wales (9) 19Try: Phillips Con: Hook Pens: Hook 4Ireland (13) 13Try: O’Driscoll Con: O’Gara Pens: O’Gara 2Wales: 15-Lee Byrne, 14-Leigh Halfpenny, 13-Jamie Roberts, 12-Jonathan Davies, 11-Shane Williams, 10-James Hook, 9-Mike Phillips; 1-Paul James, 2-Matthew Rees (captain), 3-Craig Mitchell, 4-Bradley Davies, 5-Alun Wyn Jones, 6-Dan Lydiate, 7-Sam Warburton, 8-Ryan Jones.Replacements: Yapp for Mitchell (13), J Thomas for R Jones (60), Hibbard for Rees (72).last_img read more

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

first_imgTHE ARTY ONESOf course, no Six Nations is complete without a few arty shots thrown in!Lone piper: Performing at Murrayfield in 2018. (Getty Images) Whack: Scott Williams on O’Driscoll, 2014 (Getty Images) MATCH ACTIONThere are some great snaps from general play…Anticipate: Noa Nakaitaci waits for the ball, 2017 (Getty Images) Behind closed doors: Philippe Saint-Andre at a press conference, 2013 (Getty Images) Spring: Mathieu Bastareaud dives for ball, 2018. (Getty Images) Bingo: Alun Wyn Jones, Josh Navidi and Elliot Dee, 2019. (Getty Images) White lines: An aerial shot of snow in Rome, 2012 (Getty Images) Stunning Six Nations pictures through the yearsEvery year, we cannot help but get excited about the Six Nations. And already, the 2020 edition of the grand competition has us buzzing. Round One was excellent. However, while we enjoy all of the action on TV and will share lots of clips and gifs of wonderful moments from seasons gone by, there is more to see.Below is a gallery of snapshots from previous seasons in Six Nations history. Many of them you may never have seen before. There are some absolute crackers in there so enjoy!THE LIGHTER SIDELets get off to a nice easy start with these funnier numbers…Mirror image: Martin Johnson faces his caricature in 2003 (Getty Images) Traffic offence: Scotland’s James Craig in a Ferrari, 2001 (Getty Images) Slaps: England, 2011 (Getty Images)Shorts: Scott Murray, 2005 (Getty Images) That’s pants: Paul O’Connell with a familiar prank in 2009 (Getty Images) All alone: France’s Fulgence Ouedraogo in the changing room, 2013 (Getty Images) Eyes on the prize: Prowling Sergio Parisse of Italy, 2016 (Getty Images) Check out this gallery of little-known and off-the-wall pictures Doubled: Gavin Henson and Brian O’Driscoll, 2009. (Getty Images) Always thinking: Cheeky Maxime Medard in 2013 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Flash: England’s Jonny May runs with a ball in training, 2018. (Getty Images)center_img Cover: Cendric Heymans, 2005 (Getty Images)Cowboy: Fred Michalak, 2006 (Getty Images) Lined up: England face their backroom staff, 2014 (Getty Images) Topless: Alex Dunbar loses his shirt, 2014. (Getty Images) Pointed: England’s Joe Marler and Jack Nowell, 2017 (Getty Images) One-handed: Virimi Vakatawa jumps to catch, 2016. (Getty Images) Eye eye: Bernard Laporte after a loss to Scotland in 2006 (Getty Images) Former club mates: Johnny Sexton and Nathan Hines, 2016 (Getty Images) Bookends: A Scotland double tackle in 2018 (Getty Images) Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Hungry: England defend their line in 2000 (Getty Images) Flash of colour: Ireland in Rome 2007 (Getty Images) Catching light: Italian flanker Mauro Bergamasco, in 2007 (Getty Images) Hands up: Sam Warburton and Ryan Jones, 2012 (Getty Images) Diving in: England and Ireland jump to it in 2004. (Getty Images) Stretched out: France prepare to train, 2017 (Getty Images)Which photo was your favourite? Maybe you have better memories or pictures of your own too. Why not let us know by contacting us on social media or by sending us an email at [email protected] March 2020 issue of Rugby World – a Six Nations special – is on sale now. Mine: Mike Brown and Ali Price, 2017. (Getty Images)last_img read more

New York workers demand wage theft protection

first_imgNew York City workers demand state pass wage theft protection bill, Nov. 22Workers held a powerful rally in front of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 20 to demand that he sign the SWEAT, Securing Wages Earned Against Theft, Bill, A486/S2844. Passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature in June, it would give workers and the New York Department of Labor the tools to recover stolen wages, including the ability to put a lien on an employer’s business or property until the conclusion of a court case or investigation.Many workers do not receive minimum wage or overtime pay; some are not paid at all. One speaker noted that he was paid $3 a day, $15 a week working at a bakery. Another worker said he was paid $1 an hour. When workers take action to recover their stolen wages, employers often close up shop and then reopen under a different name. The NYDOL estimates that up to $1 billion is stolen from workers in New York state every year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Open House Podcast Episode 5: Maddie Raney

first_imgNoah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Facebook Linkedin Despite projected results, key days still ahead in post-election process + posts TCU News Now 4/1/2021 Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU News Now 3/17/2021 Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Joe Biden picks up three major endorsements, coronavirus cases surpass 100 in USNext articleLove is bipartisan Noah Parker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Noah Parker Twitter 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special TCU News Now 2/10/2021 Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Facebook printWelcome back to another episode of Open House! I had the pleasure of discussing the upcoming referendum with Maddie Raney, a Communications representative and member of the new Ad Hoc Committee. Hope you enjoy! ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Linkedin 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

Three years after Liu Xiaobo’s death, at least ten press freedom defenders at risk of dying in China’s prisons

first_img Receive email alerts July 10, 2020 Three years after Liu Xiaobo’s death, at least ten press freedom defenders at risk of dying in China’s prisons News News Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more Thirteenth of July marks the anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace Prize and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Award laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was the embodiment of the fight for freedom of expression in China and died of an aggravated cancer after being denied treatment during detention. According to RSF, at least 114 journalists and press freedom defenders are currently locked away in Chinese jails, some under a life sentence. RSF published a list of ten of them sentenced to heavy prison terms who are in danger of losing their lives if not immediately released.Ilham Tohti, aged 50, Journalist, Václav Havel Prize and Sakharov Prize 2019Media: Founder of Uyghur Online.City of detention: Yili Kazakh (Xinjiang Province).Arrest date: January 2014 Punishment: Life imprisonment for “separatism” (September 2014).Probable cause of arrest: Reported on the situation of the autonomous province of Xinjiang.Health status: Suffers from cardiac and pulmonary problems and experienced significant weight loss. Exact state of health has been unknown since late 2018. Gulmira Imin, aged 42, Writer and WebmasterMedia: Former administrator of information website, Salkin.City of detention: Ürümqi (Xinjiang Province).Arrest date: July 2009 Punishment: Life imprisonment for “separatism” and “disclosing state secrets abroad” (April 2010). Probable cause of the arrest: Criticised the government.Health status: No medical status disclosed, many fear that her health will decay due to the notoriously poor detention conditions in Chinese prisons.Lu Jianhua (Wen Yu), aged 60, Political CommentatorMedia: CCTV, Phoenix TV, Singapore Strait TimesCity of detention: Yancheng (Hebei Province).Arrest date: March 2005Punishment: Twenty years imprisonment for “disclosure of state secrets” (December 2006).Probable cause of arrest: Wrote articles commenting on the Chinese economic, political and social situation. Health status: NGO Independent Chinese Pen Center noted a deterioration of his health status. Authorities have refused his medical release after it was requested. Zhang Haitao, aged 49, Political CommentatorMedia: Boxun,  Radio Free Asia, and Voice of AmericaCity of detention: Shaya (Xinjiang Province).Arrest date: June 2015Punishment: Nineteen years imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power” and “disclosing state secrets abroad” (January 2016).Probable cause of arrest: Criticised the Chinese government on social media and in interviews with foreign media.Health status: Beaten and forced to wear heavy irons on feet for six months, and denied sustenance. His state of health has been unknown since April 2018.Qin Yongmin, aged 66, Political CommentatorMedia: Head editor of NGO Human Rights Watch in China’s newsletter and the website Rose China.City of detention: Wuhan City (Hubei Province).Arrest date: January 2015 Punishment: Thirteen years imprisonment for “inciting the subversion of state power” (July 2018).Probable cause of arrest: Promoting the idea of a peaceful transition to a democracy respectful of human rights, including press freedom. Health status: Has grown weak after a total of 20 years spent in detention and labour camps in previous decades. Fainted during a court trial. His health has significantly deteriorated. No information shows that he receives any treatment.Huang Qi, aged 57, Journalist, RSF Award 2004 and 2016Media: Founder of 64 Tianwang. City of detention: Bazhong (Sichuan Province).Arrest date: November 2016Punishment: Twelve years imprisonment for “disclosure of state secrets abroad” (July 2019).Probable cause of arrest: Gave voice to victims of a state apparatus’ abuse.Health status: Serious cardiac and liver problems due to eight years in prison and labor camps; suffered assault and beatings whilst in detention. In July 2019, RSF sent a letter to President Xi Jinping requesting Huang Qi’s pardon, which received no response.Yiu Mantin (Yao Wentian), aged 80, EditorMedia: Morning Bell PressCity of detention: Dongguan (Guangdong Province).Arrest date: October 2013 Punishment: Ten years imprisonment for “smuggling prohibited products” (May 2014).Probable cause of arrest: Having attempted to publish a book which criticizes President Xi Jinping.Health status Suffered five heart attacks in prison as well as asthmatic, cardiac-related and prostate related issues, and hepatitis B. Requests of medical parole have been denied. There has been no news of him since November 2017. Gui Minhai (Michael Gui), aged 56, Writer, Swedish national, laureate of Swedish PEN’s 2019 Tucholsky PrizeMedia: Shareholder of bookstore, Causeway Bay Books and Mighty Current publishing house.City of detention: Ningbo (Zhejiang Province).Arrest date: Kidnapped in Thailand in October 2015.Punishment: Ten years imprisonment “illegally providing intelligence overseas” (February 2020).Probable cause of arrest: Having attempted to publish his book on the mistresses of President Xi Jinping.Health status: Has symptoms of a serious neurological disease but was denied access to a doctor selected by the Swedish Embassy. Wu Gan, aged 47, Blogger and Political Commentator Media: TwitterCity of detention: Qingliu (Fujian province).Arrest date: May 2015Punishment: Eight years imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power” (December 2017).Probable cause of arrest: Wrote a satirical piece on the corruption of Communist Party officials.Health status: Victim of torture and ill-treatment and forced sleep deprivation. Has lost fifteen kilos in detention. Wu suffers from muscular pains, paralysis in his arms, and heart and blood pressure problems as a result of electrocution. Latest information received about Wu surfaced in March 2019. Jiang Yefei, aged 53, CartoonistMedia: BoxunCity of detention: ChongqingArrest date: October 2015Punishment: Six and a half years imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal border crossing” (July 2018).Probable cause of arrest: Making satirical cartoons criticizing the human rights situation in China.Health status: Has said to be tortured and possibly blinded in one eye from lack of care.China, the world’s biggest jailer of journalists, ranks 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Three years after the death of Nobel Peace Prize and RSF Award laureate Liu Xiaobo, after being denied medical care whilst in detention, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a list of ten press-freedom defenders whose lives are in grave danger if not immediately released. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information to go further Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsNobel PrizeRSF PrizeViolence News April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsNobel PrizeRSF PrizeViolence last_img read more

RSF calls for acquittals in two trials this week in Rabat

first_img March 24, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 RSF calls for acquittals in two trials this week in Rabat News Middle East – North Africa Morocco / Western Sahara Media independence Judicial harassmentPredators April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is in the Moroccan capital of Rabat to attend the trial of website editor Ali Anouzla, which starts tomorrow, and the trial of seven activists including journalist and historian Maati Monjib, which starts the following day. Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News to go further Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts Middle East – North Africa Morocco / Western Sahara Media independence Judicial harassmentPredators NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News RSF_en Anouzla, the founder and editor of the Lakome2 website, is accused of endangering Morocco’s territorial integrity while the seven activists are accused of “illegal foreign funding” and endangering the “security and integrity of the state.” RSF calls for the withdrawal all charges in both cases.“The purpose of our presence here is to support these journalists during these unjust proceedings and to demand their acquittal,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk.“The grave charges brought against them are designed to restrict freedom of information in Morocco. This violates both the undertakings that Morocco has given internationally, and article 28 of the 2011 constitution, which explicitly establishes media freedom without any form of prior censorship.”RSF already issued a statement in November 2015 calling on the authorities to dismiss all the charges against the seven activists. And it reiterated its support for Anouzla in a statement issued jointly with other NGOs in January 2016.Morocco is ranked 130th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalistslast_img read more

Almirall and MC2 Therapeutics enter a License, Collaboration and Commercialization Agreement for European Rights…

first_img TAGS  Pinterest Twitter BARCELONA, Spain & COPENHAGEN, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Almirall S.A. (BME: ALM),a global biopharmaceutical company andMC2 Therapeutics, a commercial stage pharmaceutical company developing a new standard within topical therapies for autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions, announced today an agreement under which MC2 Therapeutics has granted Almirall exclusive European rights to commercialize Wynzora ® Cream for treatment of plaque psoriasis. In exchange, MC2 Therapeutics is eligible to receive upfront to launch payments of EUR 15 million in addition to significant sales milestone payments and double-digit royalties on the European sales of Wynzora ® Cream. Almirall and MC2 Therapeutics partner to make Wynzora ® Cream a leading topical product for treatment of plaque psoriasis in Europe – a market, which currently is more than 25 million units in sales volume annually 2. The market represents a significant opportunity for Wynzora ® Cream as the calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate segment accounts for approximately 35% of share of volume and annual sales of more than $300 million 2. Wynzora ® Cream (50 µg/g calcipotriol and 0.5 mg/g betamethasone as dipropionate) received US FDA approval on 20 th July 2020. Wynzora ® Cream is currently under review in Europe supported by two Phase 3 trials 1, including an EU head-to-head trial against active comparator Dovobet/Daivobet ® Gel. The Physician Global Assessment (PGA) treatment success defined as a minimum two-point decrease in the PGA score to clear or almost clear disease at Week 8 was 51% for Wynzora ® Cream vs. 6% for vehicle (p<0.0001). The treatment satisfaction score using the Psoriasis Treatment Convenience Scale (PTCS) was superior compared to Dovobet/Daivobet ® Gel. Using MC2 Therapeutics’ PAD™ Technology, Wynzora ® Cream was uniquely designed to provide patients a new treatment option in their daily routines by combining the three essentials of a topical therapy in one single product namely high efficacy, a favorable safety profile and convenience of use. Mike Mcclellan, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)said:"We are thrilled with this agreement with MC2 Therapeutics. Wynzora ® Cream has demonstrated significant improvements in the skin clearance of psoriasis patients. It is the perfect addition to our growing psoriasis portfolio, which includes multiple treatment options, covering the whole spectrum of the disease. We are delighted that soon we will be able to offer this novel topical treatment to European dermatologists and their patients." Jesper J. Lange, CEO of MC2 Therapeutics, commented: “ We are excited to partner with Almirall, an established company with deep expertise in dermatology and psoriasis and with the focus to improve patients’ needs. Bringing together Almirall’s excellence in commercial operations and MC2 Therapeutics’ commitment to ensure a global roll-out of Wynzora ® Cream we will, upon approval, ensure a strong launch of Wynzora ® Cream for the benefit of the many patients living with plaque psoriasis and for the healthcare practitioners who provide care. We believe that the unique combination of compelling clinical efficacy, a favorable safety profile and treatment convenience are key components to treatment adherence and overall better patient satisfaction in topical treatment of plaque psoriasis in a real-world setting.” About Plaque Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, chronic skin disease, with no clear cause or cure. The negative impact of plaque psoriasis on people’s lives can be immense as it affects the appearance of the skin with red, scaly plaques. Psoriasis affects people of all ages, and in all countries. The reported prevalence of psoriasis in Europe varies from 0.6% to 6.5% with an average of approximately 3% of the population 3,4, making psoriasis a serious global problem with more than 100 million individuals affected worldwide. 5 The flares of psoriasis can be unpredictable and significant comorbidities are common, including arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and depression. 4 About Wynzora ® Cream Wynzora ® Cream (50 µg/g calcipotriol and 0.5 mg/g betamethasone as dipropionate) is under review in Europe as a topical treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults. Wynzora ® Cream is based on PAD™ Technology, enabling an aqueous cream formulation of both calcipotriol and betamethasone as dipropionate and optimal delivery of active ingredients into the target tissue. Wynzora ® Cream was approved in the US by the FDA on 20 th July 2020. About Almirall Almirall is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on skin health. We collaborate with scientists and healthcare professionals to address patient’s needs through science to improve their lives. Our Noble Purpose is at the core of our work: “Transform the patients’ world by helping them realize their hopes and dreams for a healthy life”. We invest in differentiated and groundbreaking medical dermatology products to bring our innovative solutions to patients in need. The company, founded in 1943 and headquartered in Barcelona, is public traded on the Spanish Stock Exchange and is a member of the IBEX 35 (BME: ALM). Throughout its 77-year history, Almirall has retained a strong focus on the needs of patients. Currently, Almirall has a direct presence in 21 countries and strategic agreements in over 70, through 13 subsidiaries, with about 1,800 employees. Total revenues in 2019 were 908.4 million euros. For additional information on Almirall, please visit www.almirall.com About MC2 Therapeutics MC2 Therapeutics is a privately held commercial stage pharmaceutical company committed to build leadership in topicals for autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions. Our focus is to develop and advance best in class or first in class therapies by understanding the pathophysiology and researching novel compounds. Our ultimate goal is to minimize the burden of disease for patients by addressing unmet needs. Using PAD™ Technology we are introducing a new standard of topical treatment experience for the benefit of patients, physicians, payers and societies. Our innovative pipeline is comprised of drug candidates within uremic pruritus, lichen sclerosis, Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye, ocular rosacea and atopic dermatitis. For additional information on MC2 Therapeutics Group, please visit www.mc2therapeutics.com Forward-Looking Statements The above information contains forward-looking statements that provide our expectations or forecasts of future events. This can be such as the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on our business, new product introductions, clinical development activities and anticipated results, product approvals, financial performance. Terms used may be “aspire”, “believes,” “potential,” “proposed,” “continue,” “designed,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should” or other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions or circumstances that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. This may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations and it may cause any or all our forward-looking statements here or in other publications to be wrong. Factors that may affect future results include the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations, delay or failure of clinical trials and other development activities, production problems, unexpected contract breaches or terminations. References: 1Clinical trial IDs: NCT03802344 and NCT03308799 on Clinicaltrials.gov 2 IQVIA MIDAS ® 3Chandran, V., and S.P. Raychaudhuri. 2010. ‘Geoepidemiology and environmental factors of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis’, J. Autoimmune, 34: J314-J21 4Schafer, T. 2006. ‘Epidemiology of psoriasis. Review and the German perspective’, Dermatology, 212: 327-37 5WHO Global report on Psoriasis 2016 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216006105/en/ CONTACT: Almirall’s Corporate Communications contact: Mar Ramírez [email protected] Phone: (+34) 659 614 173Almirall’s Investors relation contact: Pablo Divasson del Fraile [email protected] Phone:(+34) 93 291 30 87MC2 Therapeutics Contact: Corporate Communications, Media and Investors: Susanne Andersen Fitch [email protected] Phone: (+45) 3131 5119 KEYWORD: SPAIN NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES EUROPE DENMARK NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SOURCE: MC2 Therapeutics Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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