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Endor Wins MetLife Korea’s Innovation Program, Collab 5.0

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In addition to awarding Endor a USD 100,000 contract to pilot their
solutions with MetLife Korea business, the insurer plans to partner with
four other innovative insurtech startups.

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife Korea today announced Endor
as the winner of its open innovation program, collab
5.0
. The Israel-based startup has won a USD 100,000 contract to
pilot their solution with the insurer, which allows business users to
answer predictive questions on the same day without the need for data
science expertise.

In addition to Endor, MetLife Korea selected four other finalists
including Eda Communications, Fount,
and MindsLab
from South Korea, and Gnowbe,
from Singapore for special Judges Awards.

Created by LumenLab,
MetLife’s Asia innovation center, collab 5.0 invited insurtechs from
around the globe to apply to pilot their solutions with MetLife Korea.

The winners were among seven finalists to pitch their solutions to a
panel of senior MetLife executives at a ‘Demo Day’ in Seoul on Thursday.
In total 180 startups from 30 countries applied to the program,
including 51 from South Korea.

“MetLife Korea is looking forward to working with Endor and the other
four innovative startups. Their solutions have the potential to offer
tremendous benefits to our business and customers in Korea,” said Young
Rok Song, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MetLife Korea.

“Innovation is a business imperative and external collaboration forms a
key component of MetLife’s efforts to transform the insurance sector.
Collab is about building partnerships that help us innovate ahead of
tomorrow’s challenges to have a greater impact on those we serve,” said
Zia Zaman, LumenLab’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation
Officer of MetLife Asia.

Collab
5.0
launched in February and follows four successful collab
programs, including two in Japan in 2017 and 2018, one in MetLife’s
Europe, Middle East and Africa region in 2018, and one in Singapore in
2016.

Since its inception, collab has attracted 718 applications from more
than 60 countries and MetLife has awarded more than USD 1 million worth
of contracts to develop value-generating solutions for MetLife’s
business and customers.

For more information on collab 5.0 and the seven finalists, visit: http://collab.lumenlab.sg/

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates
(“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies,
providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management
to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their
changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40
countries and holds leading market positions in the United States,
Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more
information, visit www.metlife.com.

About LumenLab

As MetLife’s pioneers for disruptive innovation in Asia, LumenLab is
charging ahead to create new businesses in health, wealth and
retirement. Lumen, a measure of light, symbolizes our commitment to
illuminating a new path for solving the problems that the people of Asia
face today. Through our focus on building new products and services
grounded in technology and data, we aim to help people achieve richer
and more fulfilling lives. For more information, visit http://www.lumenlab.sg

Contacts

MetLife Asia:
Yvette Marmur, +852 5716 8533
ymarmur@metlife.com

MetLife
Korea:

Eunyoung Jung + 822 3469 9530
ejung4@metlife.com

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GRANITE CONSTRUCTION SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Granite Construction Incorporated – GVA

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NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until October 15, 2019 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA), if they purchased the Company’s securities between October 26, 2018 and August 1, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

What You May Do

If you purchased securities of Granite and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, contact KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or via email (lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com), or visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nyse-gva/ to learn more. If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in this class action, you must petition the Court by October 15, 2019.

About the Lawsuit

Granite and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws.

On August 2, 2019, pre-market, the Company disclosed disappointing 2Q2019 financial results including revenue of $789.5M and $114.2M in revenue reductions due to previously disclosed non-cash charges related to four legacy joint venture projects.

On this news, the price of Granite’s shares plummeted.

The case is Greene v. Granite Construction Incorporated, 3:19-cv-04744.

About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC

KSF, whose partners include the former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on securities, antitrust and consumer class actions, along with merger & acquisition and breach of fiduciary litigation against publicly traded companies on behalf of shareholders. The firm has offices in New York, California and Louisiana.

To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.

Contacts

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC

Lewis Kahn, Managing Partner

lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com

1-877-515-1850

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GEICO’s Schneider Elected Assistant Vice President ​

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CHEVY CHASE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GEICO–The GEICO Board of Directors has elected Ashley Schneider​ assistant vice president in the company’s product management division at GEICO corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Schneider began her GEICO career in 2007 in the pricing & product management division. She has held several positions within the division, with pricing & product management responsibility for five of the company’s 10 regional offices: Fredericksburg, Virginia; Woodbury, New York; Buffalo, New York; Tucson, Arizona; and San Diego, California.

Most recently, Schneider has been an integral part of leading GEICO’s new product development efforts.

Schneider has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a concentration in actuarial science, from Loyola College in Baltimore. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

“Ashley’s talent and experience will help her succeed in her new role,” said GEICO President and CEO Bill Roberts​. “Her efforts will contribute to GEICO’s ongoing success.”

About GEICO

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles. For more than 80 years, the company has worked to make people’s lives better by protecting policyholders against unexpected events. As GEICO has grown, it has delivered money-saving coverage and outstanding customer service to policyholders through its investment in human resources and technology. GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.

GEICO also provides homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and term life coverages through non-affiliated insurance companies secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available.

GEICO has a national workforce of 40,000 associates. GEICO sales representatives throughout the country are licensed insurance agents in order to help guide customers through coverage decisions. To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and/or purchase additional products, policyholders can access their insurance policy here, connect via GEICO Mobile or by phone. Sales and service is also available at GEICO Local Offices.

Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.

Contacts

GEICO Communications

gcorpcomm@geico.com

To view GEICO’s Blog: https://www.geico.com/more/

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DealerSocket CEO Sejal Pietrzak Ranks Number Seven on Top SaaS CEOs List

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Annual ranking of top CEOs in SaaS places Pietrzak as the only automotive executive

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Software Report has released their annual listing of the Top 50 SaaS (Software as a Service) CEOs, and DealerSocket’s President and Chief Executive Officer has come in at number seven in the ranking. Pietrzak is the only CEO from an automotive company to make the list.

The exceptional CEOs on the Top 50 list were selected based on nomination submissions from colleagues, peers, and other software industry participants. Nominees were reviewed across a number of key attributes including integrity, intellect, drive, emotional intelligence, organizational culture, and operational skill. They were most closely evaluated based on qualitative and substantive commentary provided on the CEOs character.

Ms. Pietrzak’s listing as one of the few women on the list, and the only CEO from an automotive company, speaks to her leadership and high performance as the CEO of the innovative SaaS company DealerSocket,” said J. Carlos, Editor of The Software Report. “Selection to this year’s awards list was highly competitive, and the nominations for Ms. Pietrzak set her apart from the thousands of others we received.”

The most highly regarded CEOs had a high volume of nominations showing consistency to primary characteristics comprising the individual’s effective leadership style. The Software Report was impressed with the outpouring of support, respect and admiration for these leaders. It became clear that to build a high performing organization supported by a constructive and enduring culture, the CEO needed to possess a unique set of rare skills.

I’m honored to be listed among so many well-known and deserving CEOs of great software companies,” said Pietrzak. “At DealerSocket, we believe that technology has the power to transform the automotive experience, which is why we invest in innovation and unparalleled customer service. Our ranking on the Top 50 SaaS CEOs list is a reflection of the hard work and dedication shown by the entire DealerSocket team.”

To view a list of the Top 50 CEOs in SaaS, visit www.thesoftwarereport.com/the-top-50-saas-ceos-of-2019/

About DealerSocket

DealerSocket is a leading provider of software for the automotive industry, offering a suite of seamlessly integrated products to help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their customers’ experience. DealerSocket’s suite of products includes advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM), innovative Digital Retail, Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, and an independent-geared Dealer Management System (DMS) for dealers of all sizes. DealerSocket’s software has helped customers sell more than 100 million vehicles throughout its 18-year history. For more information, visit DealerSocket.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook
.

Contacts

Patrick Mendoza

PMendoza@DealerSocket.com


469-828-6325

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