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GREE Accelerates Business-Driven IT Roadmap by Switching to Rimini Street Support for its SAP Applications

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Leading Japanese mobile internet and media service provider
leverages support maintenance savings to introduce cloud and a
next-generation security system while obtaining premium-level support

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BusinessDrivenRoadmapRimini
Street, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise
software products and services, the leading third-party support provider
for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today
announced that GREE, Inc., a leading mobile Internet and media service
provider in Japan, has switched to Rimini Street support for its SAP ECC
6.0 system. GREE has been using its SAP system for nearly six years and
was satisfied with their current mature ERP environment, however a 2025
planned end of mainstream maintenance date for ECC 6, and high
operations and maintenance costs from the vendor became an issue. As a
result of making the switch to Rimini Street, GREE now receives premium,
ultra-responsive support for its robust SAP applications for a minimum
of 15 years from the time the company transitioned to Rimini Street
support. GREE also immediately realized savings of 50 percent in annual
support fees, and the company has redirected a portion of these savings
to the implementation of cloud services and a next-generation security
system which were top IT priorities.

Planning a Business-Driven IT Roadmap with a Strategic Partner

GREE and its group of companies started using SAP in 2013 for accounting
and HR. After introducing the new system, they recognized many benefits
to expanding their ERP function globally, but over time determined that
new updates provided by SAP were not necessary for their business. After
meeting with Rimini Street, the company began researching alternative
solutions and discovered that using a third-party maintenance provider
would allow them to continue using their current applications without
spending time, money and resources on updates they didn’t need.
Ultimately, when GREE switched to Rimini Street, the company found they
had a strategic partner which not only provided a more comprehensive
support model and helped them unlock significant savings from their ERP
system, but could also help them accelerate their IT roadmap and
business strategy. The company applied their ERP maintenance savings to
several strategic initiatives, including the implementation of new cloud
services as well as a next-generation security system which was
essential to enable their mobile internet business.

“Recently, there has been an increase in awareness of third-party
maintenance services and we were able to seek advice from companies who
already leverage Rimini Street’s services, which helped us make our
decision quickly,” said Hiroshi Okada, director, Management Information
Systems Unit, GREE, Inc. “Rimini Street’s business model focuses on the
quality of service and an engineer’s support response times. As a
result, their services provide multiple benefits including
ultra-responsive, award-winning support by experienced engineers, and a
strategic partnership to help accelerate an organizations’
business-driven IT strategies for competitive advantage versus being
held captive by a vendor-dictated plan. By switching to Rimini Street,
it became possible to invest in an IT environment with the latest
technology, while maximizing the value of our current ERP system. At the
same time we have been able to plan for and fund our business
initiatives over the next five years.”

Premium Service by a Primary Support Engineer

GREE was assigned a senior level Rimini Street Primary Support Engineer
(PSE), and receives Rimini Street’s industry-leading service level
agreement (SLA) guaranteeing a 15-minute response time for Priority 1
critical cases as well as access to a team of local engineers 24/7/365
to address their support issues.

“In the past, we often needed to pay extra for inquiries with the
vendor, and despite paying separately for this service it took a long
time for the vendor to respond,” continued Okada. “However, after
switching to Rimini Street, we are able to work faster because even if a
problem occurs in the midnight, they respond quickly as we are provided
individualized support 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.”

“GREE was able to utilize their newfound IT budget, a savings realized
by reducing high maintenance costs from the vendor as well as related
costs and resource inefficiencies, to implement cloud and
next-generation security systems while maximizing the value of their
current SAP system,” said Yorio Wakisaka, general manager Japan, Rimini
Street. “As with so many of our clients, GREE is now looking ahead with
a strategic business plan, and investing in the latest IT environment.
The mobile Internet industry is advancing rapidly, and with the support
of Rimini Street, their IT team is ready to transform and innovate to
help the company maintain its competitive edge.”

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise
software products and services, the leading third-party support provider
for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The
Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005
with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM,
Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors
to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain
on their current software release without any required upgrades for a
minimum of 15 years. Over 1,850 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public
sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries
currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support
provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com,
follow @riministreet
on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook
and LinkedIn.
(C-RMNI)

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various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and
are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of
historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may
differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not
limited to, changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street
operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial,
economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in
which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation
or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; the final amount and
timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our need
and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable
terms and our ability to generate cash flows from operations to help
fund increased investment in our growth initiatives; the sufficiency of
our cash and cash equivalents to meet our liquidity requirements; the
terms and impact of our outstanding 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock;
changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing
activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our
recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street
Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database
Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud
products, in addition to products and services we expect to introduce in
the near future; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s
management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini
Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk
Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May
9, 2019, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future
Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current
Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking
statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of
future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini
Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause
Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may
elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the
future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so,
except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not
be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any
date subsequent to the date of this communication.

© 2019 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a
registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and
other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and
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Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their
respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims
no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark
holder or other companies referenced herein.

Contacts

Michelle McGlocklin
Rimini Street, Inc.
+1 925 523-8414
mmcglocklin@riministreet.com

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John Warren Sells Stake in Lima One Capital

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GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Warren, founder and chairman of Greenville-based Lima One Capital, has sold his majority ownership stake in the company to current minority partners. Warren founded Lima One in 2011 and has grown the company to more than 300 full and part-time employees around the country.

Under Warren’s leadership at Lima One, the company doubled in growth for four straight years and grew its headquarters in Greenville to more than 160 full-time employees.

“It has been a true honor to lead Lima One Capital. This company is filled with incredible men and women who work hard every day to serve our customers. While it is bittersweet to leave the company, I am proud of everything we have accomplished from right here in Greenville. Lima One has a very bright future ahead of it,” Warren said.

Lima One Capital’s headquarters and leadership team will remain in Greenville. All current jobs located in Greenville will remain in the city.

“Lima One has been a critical part of Greenville’s success over the past ten years. When leaders like John choose to build their headquarters right here in Greenville, it shows other business leaders the benefits of locating their companies in the Upstate,” said Knox White, mayor of Greenville.

Lima One’s CEO Jeff Tennyson, who joined the company in 2018 when Warren ran for governor of South Carolina, said, “While we will miss John day-to-day and the meaningful impact he has had on Lima One’s success, our management team remains fully in place, and we’re well positioned to continue our growth and success. The FixNFlip and rental investor markets continue to expand, and with our innovative products, strong customer experience and great people here in Greenville, Lima One has a terrific future ahead as a national lender.”

In 2014, Lima One was recognized as the Fastest Growing Company in South Carolina and was named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina in 2016. Lima One has raised billions of dollars from institutional investors and is on pace to originate $1.25 billion in 2019.

“It is hard to overstate the positive impact Lima One has had on Greenville and the Upstate. Over the past ten years, Lima One has brought high-quality, high-paying jobs to the city and improved our entire city’s quality of life,” said John Uprichard, founder and CEO of Find Great People, an executive search firm and staffing company based in Greenville. “Lima One and John Warren have been great for our city and our region.”

For the opportunity to interview John Warren, contact Jeff Dezen at jeffd@jdpr.com or phone 864.233.3776, ext. 11.

About John Warren

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, John Warren is a successful entrepreneur, businessman, and community leader. Warren is the founder and former chairman and CEO of Lima One Capital, a specialty mortgage finance company that is one of the largest lenders for residential real estate investors and homebuilders in the country. Prior to founding Lima One, Warren served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and deployed twice. Warren and his wife Courtney live with their three children in Greenville. Full biography attached.

About Lima One

Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Lima One Capital is a specialty mortgage finance company, founded by Marines, that specializes in providing customized real estate loans to real estate investors across the nation. Lima One’s core loan products are Rental30, a 30-year, fixed-rate, fully-amortizing loan for purchasing or refinancing residential rental properties; FixNFlip, a 13-month bridge loan for investors who are buying, renovating, and selling properties; and a Multifamily bridge program for the purchase or refinance of 5+ unit multifamily properties. For more information, visit limaone.com or contact Robert Neely, Director of Marketing, at 864-248-6066.

JOHN WARREN BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, John Warren is a successful entrepreneur, businessman, and community leader. Warren is the founder and former chairman and CEO of Lima One Capital, a specialty mortgage finance company that is one of the largest lenders for residential real estate investors and homebuilders in the country. Lima One has been recognized as the Fastest Growing Company, one of the Best Places to Work, and the Most Ethical Company in South Carolina. While at Lima One, Warren was also a principal in the largest bulk sale of single-family homes in the country, selling over 1,400 rental properties in Atlanta to Blackstone Group LP (BX) for more than $100M.

Prior to founding Lima One, John served four years on active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. In March of 2006, he deployed with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines to Ramadi, Iraq where he spent seven months conducting combat operations against insurgent forces. While deployed, he was decorated for “valor” and “heroic achievement” as he “led a counter attack against insurgents attacking Observation Post Virginia.” In total, he led over 300 combat missions and left the Marine Corps with the rank of captain. He speaks regularly on foreign policy, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

In 2018, Warren ran for governor of South Carolina, reaching the runoff in the Republican primary. He ran a positive, solutions-oriented campaign that focused on limited government, reforming broken government systems, and empowering taxpayers.

Warren graduated from Washington and Lee University and later earned a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Warren’s civic involvement includes active membership in Young President’s Organization (YPO). He lives in Greenville with his wife Courtney and three children and is a member of Downtown Presbyterian Church.

Contacts

Jeff Dezen
jeffd@jdpr.com
864.233.3776, ext. 11

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AM Best’s Zurich Market Briefing to Focus on State of Global Reinsurance Industry

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best will host a Reinsurance Market Briefing on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CEST).

The event will provide a platform for leading AM Best rating analysts to discuss the global reinsurance sector, as well as offer opinions on the drivers of future rating movements among reinsurers. The analysts also will explore the top issues primary companies in Switzerland and across Europe are facing that could have an impact on the reinsurance market. Nick Charteris-Black, managing director, market development – EMEA, Carlos Wong-Fupuy, senior director, and Catherine Thomas, senior director, analytics, will offer their insights at the event. Question and answer sessions are planned, and lunch will be provided. The briefing also will serve as a networking opportunity for attendees.

For more information, and to register for the complimentary event, please visit http://www.ambest.com/events/rmbzurich2019/index.html.

AM Best publishes ratings on thousands of insurers and reinsurers in more than 90 countries worldwide. More information about Best’s Credit Ratings and the rating process can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings. AM Best also recently published its special report on the global reinsurance sector. To access a copy of this special report, please visit: http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/purchase.asp?record_code=289149.

AM Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of insurer financial strength and creditworthiness. Visit www.ambest.com for more information.

Copyright © 2019 by A.M. Best Company, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Contacts

Edem Kuenyehia
Director, Market Development
& Communications
+44 20 7397 0280
edem.kuenyehia@ambest.com

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Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against ViewRay, Inc.

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OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ClassAction–Federman & Sherwood announces that on September 13, 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY). The complaint alleges violations of federal securities laws, Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, including allegations of issuing a series of material or false misrepresentations to the market which had the effect of artificially inflating the market price during the Class Period, which is March 15, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

To learn how to participate in this action, please visit https://www.federmanlaw.com/blog/federman-sherwood-announces-the-filing-of-a-securities-class-action-lawsuit-against-viewray-inc/

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all ViewRay, Inc. shareholders who purchased common stock during the Class Period and are therefore a member of the Class as described above. You may move the Court no later than Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to serve as a lead plaintiff for the entire Class. However, in order to do so, you must meet certain legal requirements pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

If you wish to discuss this action, obtain further information and participate in this or any other securities litigation, or should you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice or preservation of your rights, please contact:

Robin Hester

FEDERMAN & SHERWOOD

10205 North Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Email to: rkh@federmanlaw.com
Or, visit the firm’s website at www.federmanlaw.com

Contacts

Robin Hester

rkh@federmanlaw.com

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