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GigCapital2, Inc. Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option in Connection With Its Initial Public Offering

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PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GigCapital2, Inc. (NYSE: GIX.U) (www.GigCapital2.com)
(the “Company”) today announced that the underwriters, pursuant to the
terms of the underwriting agreement, exercised in full their previously
announced option to purchase 2,250,000 newly issued units to cover
over-allotments, and on June 13, 2019, purchased these additional units,
generating additional gross proceeds of $22,500,000. Following the
exercise of the over-allotment option, the total aggregate issuance by
the Company of 17,250,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit resulted
in total gross proceeds of $172,500,000.

Each unit consists of one share of common stock, one right and one
warrant to purchase one share of common stock at a price of $11.50 per
share. Each right entitles the holder thereof to receive one-twentieth
(1/20) of one share of common stock upon the consummation of the
Company’s initial business combination. The units are listed on the New
York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “GIX.U”. Once the
securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares,
rights and warrants are expected to be traded on the NYSE under the
symbols “GIX”, “GIX RT”, and “GIX WS”, respectively.

The Company is a Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ company, also known as
a blank check company or special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). It
was sponsored by GigAcquisitions2, LLC, which was founded by
GigFounders, LLC (www.gigfoundersglobal.com),
each a member entity of the GigCapital Group, and formed for the purpose
of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock
purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business
combination with one or more businesses. The Company intends to
capitalize on the GigCapital Group’s experience and background in the
technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries and to target
TMT companies that are at the forefront of high technology and are
enabling the future evolution of intelligent systems and solutions (such
as data-intense mobility, autonomous platforms, smart sensor
applications, human interaction, unified data management and artificial
intelligence). The Company applies its unique “Mentor-Investor™”
philosophy to partner with its targets where it offers financial,
operational and executive mentoring in order to accelerate their growth
and development from a privately held entity to a fast growing publicly
traded company.

Dr. Avi Katz is the Executive Chairman, Secretary, President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company, and is also the sole manager of
GigAcquisitions2, LLC.

EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. (“EarlyBird”) and Northland Securities, Inc.
(“Northland”) acted as joint book running managers and Odeon Capital
Group LLC acted as a co-manager for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these units and the underlying
securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 5, 2019.

A final prospectus relating to and describing the final terms of the
offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s
website located at http://www.sec.gov,
or may be obtained by contacting EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., 366 Madison
Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Syndicate
Department, 212-661-0200; or by contacting Northland Securities, Inc.,
Attention: Heidi Fletcher, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 3300,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, email hfletcher@northlandcapitalmarkets.com
or telephone (612) 851-4918. This press release shall not constitute an
offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be
any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such
an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration
or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or
jurisdiction.

Note Concerning Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking
statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering and
the anticipated use of the net proceeds. Forward-looking statements are
subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of
the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of
the Company’s registration statement and prospectus for the Company’s
offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for
revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required
by law.

“Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)” and “Mentor-Investor” are trademarks of
GigFounders, LLC, a member entity of the GigCapital Group and the
founder of GigAcquisitions2, LLC, used pursuant to agreement.

About The GigCapital Group

The GigCapital Group (GigCG) is a technology, media and
telecommunications (TMT) focused investment group led by an affiliated
team of technology industry corporate executives and entrepreneurs, and
TMT operational and strategic experts in the private and public markets,
including substantial, success-proven M&A and IPO activities. The group
deploys a unique Mentor-Investors methodology to partner with
exceptional TMT companies, managed by dedicated and experienced
entrepreneurs. The GigCG Private-to-Public Equity (PPE) companies (also
known as blank check companies or special purpose acquisition companies
(SPACs)) offer financial, operational and executive mentoring to U.S.
and overseas private, and non-U.S. public companies, in order to
accelerate their path from inception and as a privately-held entity into
the growth-stage as a publicly traded company in the U.S. The
partnership of GigCG with these companies continues through an organic
and roll-up strategy growth post the transition to a public company.
GigCG was launched in 2017 with the vision of becoming the lead
franchise in incepting and developing TMT Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)
companies. In late 2017, GigCG incepted its first Private-to-Public
Equity (PPE) company, GigCapital, Inc. (“GigCapital1”) (www.GigCapitalGlobal.com),
which conducted its IPO on December 7, 2017 (NYSE: GIG.U), raising
$125,00,000 in the base offering, which was increased to $143,750,000
with the underwriters exercise of their over-allotment option.
GigCapital1 was sponsored by GigAcquisitions, LLC, (“GigAcquisitions1”)
which was founded by GigFounders, LLC (www.gigfoundersglobal.com).
In February 2018, GigCapital1 announced the execution of a definitive
stock purchase agreement to acquire Kaleyra S.p.A. (www.kaleyra.com),
headquartered in Milan, Italy, a combination that GigCapital1 expects to
close during the 2nd half of 2019. In March 2019, GigCG launched
GigCapital2, Inc. (“GigCapital2”) (www.GigCapital2.com),
which conducted its IPO on June 5, 2019 (NYSE:GIX.U) for $150,00,000 in
the base offering, and raised an additional $22,500,000 as a result of
the underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option, for total gross
proceeds of $172,500,000. GigCapital2 is sponsored by GigAcquisitions2,
LLC, which was founded by GigFounders, LLC. GigCG pioneered the TMT
Private-to-Public Equity (PPE) methodology, focusing solely on
technology companies that are beyond the Private Equity Growth Stage and
are striving to be established as a publicly listed enterprise on the
NYSE. The GigCG Private-to-Public Equity (PPE) companies deploy a unique
methodological process to systematically search and target prospective
partners, generating a high-quality domestic and international
attractive funnel of potential business combination opportunities. All
GigCG members are financially involved in seeding the Private-to-Public
(PPE) entities and commit time to support the mission and initiatives of
GigCG to build a long-term industry leader Private-to-Public Equity
(PPE) franchise. GigCG is committed to partner and enable public
offerings of exceptional TMT companies being led by solid long term
committed leadership teams. For more on GigCG and its affiliates please
see www.GigCG.com.

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Darrow Associates, Inc.
Jim Fanucchi,
(408) 404-5400
ir@GigCapital2.com

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Bermuda Government, Industry Group Heads to Toronto

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HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Bermuda–Bermuda Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson leads a delegation of
government, regulatory and industry representatives to Toronto next week
to highlight Bermuda’s close links to Canada and opportunities for
bilateral trade and investment.

The delegation will take part in a
one-day multi-industry forum
, hosted by the Bermuda Business
Development Agency (BDA) Wednesday, June 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto,
and also attend scheduled business development meetings around the city.
Featuring informative panel discussions, thought-leadership sessions,
and networking opportunities for investors and businesses interested in
learning more about the island, the forum is the sixth in a series of
overseas multi-industry showcases, following successful events in
London, New York and Miami over the past two years. It is the first in
Canada.

“We’re looking forward to meeting civic leaders, media, investors and
industry executives during the forum and related meetings,” said BDA CEO
Andy Burrows. “The aim is to increase awareness of Bermuda as a
gold-standard international financial centre and underscore our
jurisdiction’s historic and mutually beneficial relationship with
Canadian markets.”

The Consul General of Canada in New York, Phyllis Yaffe, will help
launch the forum with a fireside chat-style conversation with Minister
Dickinson. Another highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation
by Lucia Gallardo, a fintech entrepreneur who has partnered with the
United Nations to leverage blockchain systems to help resettlement of
refugees, among other projects.

Industry sessions include participants from more than 30 Bermuda-related
entities, among them, AMBIKA, Aon, Appleby, ArcTern Ventures, ASW Law,
AXA XL, the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR); Bennett
Jones, the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA), Bermuda
Monetary Authority (BMA), Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), Butterfield
Bank, ChainThat, Conyers, CryptoScan, Deloitte, Estera Services,
Exponential Ventures, EY, Fasken, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),
KPMG, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, MQ Services, Outlier Canada, PwC, Quest
Management Services, RGAx, SALT Lending, and Shyft Network.

Canada is one of Bermuda’s most significant economic partners, with
two-way trade between the two nations amounting to USD$2.6 billion in
2017, and $37 billion in mutual assets and investments. Bermuda supports
an estimated 25,000 jobs in Canada, including 15,000 from multi-national
companies in Bermuda and their Canadian affiliates and represents
Canada’s fifth-largest export market in trade and services; only the US,
UK, Germany and France are greater Canadian export markets.

To register for the free, one-day forum, go to: http://bit.ly/TorontoForum

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re-locate or expand their operations in our premier jurisdiction. An
independent, public-private partnership, we connect you to industry
professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda
government to assist domicile decisions. Our goal? To make doing
business in Bermuda smooth and beneficial.

Contacts

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Rosemary Jones
Head of Communications &
Marketing
rosemary@bda.bm
441
278-6558 or 441 337-4696

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LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds
investors in Apple, Inc. (“Apple” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the
June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal
securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Apple stock or options between November 2, 2018
and January 2, 2019
and would like to discuss your legal rights, click
here
: www.faruqilaw.com/AAPL.
There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at
877-247-4292
or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California on behalf of all those who purchased Apple common
stock between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019 (the “Class Period”).
The case, City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v. Apple
Inc., et al.,
No. 19-cv-2033 was filed on April 16, 2019.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated
federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) the U.S.-China
trade war had negatively impacted demand for iPhones and Apple’s pricing
power in greater China; (2) due to Apple discounting the cost of
replacement batteries to make up for the Company’s prior conduct of
intentionally degrading the performance of the batteries in older
iPhones, the rate at which Apple customers were replacing their
batteries in older iPhones, rather than purchasing new iPhones, was
negatively impacting Apple’s iPhone sales growth; (3) as a result of
slowing demand, Apple had slashed production orders from suppliers for
the new 2018 iPhone models and cut prices to reduce inventory; and (4)
defendants’ decision to withhold unit sales for iPhones and other
hardware, which was a metric relevant to investors and their view of the
Company’s financial performance, was designed to and would mask declines
in unit sales of the Company’s flagship product.

On January 2, 2019, after the close of trading, Apple disclosed that,
for the first time in 15 years, Apple would miss its prior quarterly
revenue forecast amid falling iPhone sales in China, its third-largest
market after the United States and Europe. The Company announced first
quarter fiscal 2019 revenues of only $84 billion, far below the expected
range of $89 billion to $93 billion the Company had announced just eight
weeks earlier on November 1, 2018. The Company also admitted that in
addition to macroeconomics in the Chinese market, the price cuts to
battery replacements a year earlier to fix the Company’s prior
surreptitious conduct had hurt iPhone sales.

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell from $157.92 per share on
January 2, 2019 to $142.19 per share on January 3, 2019—a $15.62 or
9.96% drop.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest
financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and
typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on
behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move
the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or
may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability
to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a
lead plaintiff or not.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding
Apple’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former
employees, shareholders and others.

Attorney Advertising. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP (www.faruqilaw.com).
Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect
to any future matter. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your
particular case. All communications will be treated in a confidential
manner.

Contacts

FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
New
York, NY 10017
Attn: Richard Gonnello, Esq.
rgonnello@faruqilaw.com
Telephone:
(877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330

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Three Finalists Selected Following GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium Event

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PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three finalists have been selected from GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium
event with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the development of MQ-9B
SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Belgium. The three
Belgian companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon.

AIRobot, a company based at DronePort in Sint Truiden, Belgium, focuses
on developing drone performance equipment for easy, precise and safe
professional operations, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence
(AI) for processing hyper-spectral imagery. ALX Systems is an Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) solution provider based in Liège, Belgium and
specializing in AI for processing Full Motion Video. Hexagon’s
Geospatial division, with an office in Leuven, Belgium, specializes in
software solutions and geospatial tools for visualizing location
intelligence, such as auto-routing UAS and creating a smart digital
reality.

GA-ASI held outreach events in Belgium May 15-16 with the goal of
identifying small to medium-sized Belgian companies that can support
SkyGuardian development through cutting-edge technologies. This followed
the Government of Belgium’s approval for Belgian Defense to negotiate
acquisition of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the nation’s RPA
requirements.

“We were very impressed by the many talented companies and particularly
by the innovative concepts presented by these three finalists,” said
Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI.

Blue Magic Belgium was a Research and Development (R&D) event held in
two regions of Belgium. Approximately 50 related companies registered
for the event and 19 companies were selected to present their innovative
technologies to a technical panel of experts from GA-ASI. GA-ASI is
committed to placing $3 million in R&D funding with Belgium industry.
This investment will focus on high-value technological development with
small to medium-sized enterprises. The seed funds will be utilized to
develop Belgian capabilities that meet Ministry of Defense (MOD) and
industry objectives to be competitive in future European RPA programs.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Predator and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Contacts

Robert Walker
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1
(858) 524-8101
ASI-MediaRelations@ga-asi.com

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