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E*TRADE Financial Corporation Reports Monthly Activity for May 2019

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) today released its Monthly
Activity Report for May 2019.

Monthly Activity Data     May-19       Apr-19       May-18       % Chg. M/M       % Chg. Y/Y
Trading days 22.0     21.0     22.0     N.M.       N.M.
DARTs 279,058 272,858 245,350 2% 14%
Derivative DARTs 93,264 87,231 84,128 7% 11%
Derivative DARTs % 33 % 32 % 34 % 1% (1)%
Margin receivables ($B) $ 10.4 $ 10.0 $ 10.5 4% (1)%
Net new retail accounts 14,310 1,219 21,015 N.M. (32)%
Net new advisor services accounts (173 ) 52 699 N.M. N.M.
Net new corporate services accounts(1)     2,098         18,202         15,071         (88)%       (86)%
Net new accounts 16,235 19,473 36,785 (17)% (56)%
End of period retail accounts 5,104,126 5,089,816 3,983,945 —% 28%
End of period advisor services accounts 151,101 151,274 146,590 —% 3%
End of period corporate services accounts     1,838,283         1,836,185         1,566,240         —%       17%
End of period accounts 7,093,510 7,077,275 5,696,775 —% 25%
Net new retail assets ($B)(2) $ 1.3 $ (0.7 ) $ 1.4 N.M. (7)%
Net new advisor services assets ($B)(2)             (0.1 )     0.1         (100)%       (100)%
Net new retail and advisor services assets ($B) $ 1.3 $ (0.8 ) $ 1.5 N.M. (13)%

Total Customer Assets ($B)

Security holdings $ 269.9 $ 287.6 $ 256.0 (6)% 5%
Cash and deposits     60.5         61.7         57.3         (2)%       6%
Retail and advisor services assets $ 330.4 $ 349.3 $ 313.3 (5)% 5%
Corporate services vested assets(1)     131.3         146.5         118.9         (10)%       10%
Retail, advisor services, and corporate

services vested assets

$ 461.7 $ 495.8 $ 432.2 (7)% 7%
Corporate services unvested holdings(1)     106.3         119.6         102.2         (11)%       4%
Total customer assets $ 568.0 $ 615.4 $ 534.4 (8)% 6%

Net (Buy) / Sell Activity ($B)

Retail net (buy) / sell activity $ (2.6 ) $ 1.0 $ (0.4 ) N.M. N.M.
Advisor services net (buy) / sell activity     0.1                         N.M.       N.M.
Net (buy) / sell activity $ (2.5 ) $ 1.0 $ (0.4 ) N.M. N.M.

Total Cash and Deposits ($B)

Sweep deposits $ 37.0 $ 38.0 $ 37.8 (3)% (2)%
Customer payables 10.1 10.8 9.7 (6)% 4%
Savings, checking and other banking assets     8.2         7.9         4.8         4%       71%
Total on-balance sheet cash $ 55.3 $ 56.7 $ 52.3 (2)% 6%
Sweep deposits at unaffiliated financial institutions 3.4 3.3 3.5 3% (3)%
Money market funds and other     1.8         1.7         1.5         6%       20%
Total customer cash held by third parties(3)     $ 5.2         $ 5.0         $ 5.0         4%       4%
Total cash and deposits $ 60.5 $ 61.7 $ 57.3 (2)% 6%

Corporate services accounts and assets include outflows of 13,000
accounts, $2.1 billion of vested assets, and $0.6 billion of
unvested holdings, related to the termination of a large corporate
client in May 2019, which was anticipated.

(2) Net new retail and advisor services assets exclude the effects of
market movements in the value of retail and advisor services assets.
(3) Customer cash held by third parties is held outside E*TRADE
Financial and includes money market funds and sweep deposit accounts
at unaffiliated financial institutions. Customer cash held by third
parties is not reflected in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet
and is not immediately available for liquidity purposes.

Historical metrics and financials can be found on E*TRADE Financial’s
corporate website at

About E*TRADE Financial

E*TRADE Financial and its subsidiaries provide financial services
including brokerage and banking products and services to traders,
investors, stock plan administrators and participants and registered
investment advisors (RIAs). Securities products and services are offered
by E*TRADE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC). Commodity futures and
options on futures products and services are offered by E*TRADE Futures
LLC (Member NFA). Managed Account Solutions are offered through E*TRADE
Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Bank products
and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank, and RIA custody solutions are
offered by E*TRADE Savings Bank, both of which are federal savings banks
(Members FDIC). E*TRADE Securities LLC, E*TRADE Capital Management, LLC,
E*TRADE Futures LLC, E*TRADE Bank and E*TRADE Savings Bank are separate
but affiliated companies. More information is available at

Important Notices

E*TRADE, E*TRADE Financial, E*TRADE Bank, E*TRADE Savings Bank, and the
E*TRADE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of E*TRADE
Financial Corporation. ETFC-G

© 2019 E*TRADE Financial Corporation. All rights reserved.


E*TRADE Media Relations

E*TRADE Investor Relations

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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

“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:


The BDA encourages direct investment and helps companies start up,
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.


Rosemary Jones
Head of Communications &
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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
There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at
or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to

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.

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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

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

“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

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


Robert Walker
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
(858) 524-8101

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