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Amazon Studios Begins Production on Richard Tanne’s Chemical Hearts Starring and Executive Produced by Lili Reinhart

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Studios announced today that Lili Reinhart (Riverdale)
will star in writer/director Richard Tanne’s coming-of-age drama and
romance film, Chemical Hearts. Based on the beloved novel Our
Chemical Hearts
by Krystal Sutherland, the film is
currently shooting in New Jersey. Chemical Hearts is an
Amazon Original produced for Amazon Prime Video. Producers are Page
Fifty-Four’s Alex Saks (The Florida Project, Book Club)
and Tanne, and the film is executive produced by Jamin O’Brien (Eighth
) and Reinhart, in her first executive producer role.

17-year-old Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a
romantic, but the once in a lifetime kind of love that he’s been hoping
for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead,
he’s been happy to focus all of his attention on finally becoming the
editor of his high school newspaper. Then, on the first day of senior
year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Reinhart) and knows
everything’s about to change.

“We are thrilled to work with this talented team to bring to life a
beautiful story of first love and heartbreak,” said Julie Rapaport,
Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios. “Krystal Sutherland’s novel
captured the hearts of readers around the world, and we are excited to
bring this film to our global Prime Video customers.”

Production is working with RespectAbility,
a nonprofit organization that focuses on ensuring the accurate portrayal
of characters with disabilities in media.

Winner of several Teen Choice awards for her role as Betty Cooper in the
hit series Riverdale, Lili Reinhart will next be seen starring
opposite Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in Lorene Scafaria’s feature
film Hustlers. She recently starred in Melanie Laurent’s Galveston
opposite Elle Fanning and Ben Foster and Julia Hart’s Miss
 opposite Lily Rabe and Timothée Chalamet. Reinhart is
represented by UTA and Anonymous Content.

Writer/director Richard Tanne’s first feature film was the well-received
Barack and Michelle Obama first date story, Southside With You,
which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by
Miramax and Roadside Attractions. For the film, he was nominated for the
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the Gothams. Tanne is
represented by UTA, Artists First, and attorney Debbie Von Arx.

About Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios brings bold and innovative series and films from top tier
and up-and-coming creators to customers in over 200 countries and
territories. Original productions range from daring and timely subject
matter such as Amy
award-winning The
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
to the action-packed Tom
Clancy’s Jack Ryan
and critically hailed Man
in the High Castle
. In film, Amazon Studios produces and
acquires original movies for theatrical release and for streaming
exclusively to Amazon Prime members. At the 2017 Academy Awards, Amazon
Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester
by the Sea
(Best Screenplay, Kenneth
and Best Actor, Casey
) and The
(Best Foreign Film). At the 2019 Oscars, Cold
was nominated for Foreign Language, Director and Cinematography.
Upcoming 2019 movie titles include Nisha
, Paul
Downs Colaizzo’s
Runs a Marathon
, Scott
Z. Burns’
, Alma
, Tom
, Benedict
All Enemies
and more.

About Prime Video

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast
collection of digital videos—all with the ease of finding what they love
to watch in one place.

  • Included with Prime: Watch thousands of popular movies and TV
    shows, including our critically-acclaimed Amazon Originals including
    the Emmy Award-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom Clancy’s
    Jack Ryan, Homecoming, Hanna, Fleabag, Good Omens,
    Donald Glover’s Guava
    , the Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea and The
    Academy Award-nominated The Big Sick and
    Cold War, 
    and the critically-acclaimed Beautiful Boy, exclusives,
    live sports and licensed and self-published content available in more
    than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
  • Watch more with Prime Video Channels: Prime members can add
    150+ channels in the US like HBO, Cinemax, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All
    Access — no extra apps to download, and no cable required. Only pay
    for the ones you want, and cancel anytime. View the full list of
    channels available at
  • Rent or Buy: Enjoy hundreds of thousands of titles, including
    new-release movies and entire seasons of current TV episodes,
    available for all Amazon customers to rent or buy.
  • Instant access: Watch where and when you want with the Prime
    Video app on your smart TV, mobile device, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Apple
    TV, game consoles, Comcast X1 or from the web. For a complete list of
    compatible devices, visit
  • Enhanced experiences: Make the most of every viewing with 4K
    Ultra HD- and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible content. Go behind
    the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray
    access, powered by IMDb. Save it for later with select mobile
    downloads for offline viewing.

In addition to access to movies and TV shows included with Prime, the
Prime membership includes unlimited fast free shipping options across
all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and
thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo
storage with Prime Photos, unlimited reading with Prime Reading,
unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels
for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot
with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, exclusive
access and discounts to select items, and more. To sign-up for Prime or
to find out more visit:

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KBRA Releases its Portfolio Analysis Tool for Structured Credit

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its KBRA Portfolio Analysis Tool (K-PAT), which is detailed in the company’s Structured Credit Methodology.

K-PAT was developed to evaluate portfolios underlying collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and others containing mostly sub-investment grade corporate exposures. It is a formulaic tool that can be used to quickly project the expected cumulative default amount at each KBRA rating level. The formula starts with the KBRA probability of default (K-PD) of each credit and incorporates both a rating multiplier for each rating level and an adjustment based on the portfolio’s diversity. The K-PD is based on the credit assessment and tenor, the latter of which can be adjusted for transactions with reinvestments that will increase the overall portfolio duration.

K-PAT’s output provides a portfolio-level projected default rate that is representative of KBRA’s views on the economic environment that may be experienced at a specific rating level, and used as an input when performing a full cash flow analysis.

The K-PAT file is Excel-based and available as a free download on the KBRA website.

To download the file, click here.

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About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.


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Sean Malone, CFA, Director

(646) 731-2436

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Allegion Announces Pricing of $400 Million of Senior Notes

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) (“Allegion” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced that it priced its previously announced offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.500% senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”). The offering is expected to close on September 27, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Notes will be guaranteed upon their issuance by Allegion US Holding Company Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allegion.

Allegion intends to use all of the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the borrowings under its term loan facility. “This offering allows us to extend maturities at attractive interest rates,” said Patrick Shannon, senior vice president and CFO of Allegion.

BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers.

Allegion has filed an effective registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering and encourages investors to read it (including the accompanying prospectus, the related prospectus supplement and the information incorporated by reference therein) for more complete information about Allegion and the offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at Alternatively, copies may also be obtained by contacting BofA Securities, Inc. at the following address: NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-800-294-1322, or by emailing; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at the following address: 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-866-471-2526; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at the following address: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor, or by calling collect 1-212-834-4533.

These securities are only offered by means of a prospectus and a prospectus supplement related to the offering. This news release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor will there be any sales of securities mentioned in this news release in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the expected closing of the offering and the use of proceeds therefrom. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar expressions generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company’s currently available information and its current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. They are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties – many of which are beyond the Company’s control – as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information on these factors and other risks that may affect the Company’s business is included in filings it makes with the SEC from time to time, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and June 30, 2019, and in its other SEC filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

About Allegion

Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries.


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First BanCorp to Announce 3Q 2019 Results on October 22, 2019

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First BanCorp (the “Corporation”) (NYSE: FBP), the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, announced today that it expects to report its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, before the market opens on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

First BanCorp will hold a conference call and live webcast to discuss the financial results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The call and webcast will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed through the investor relations section of the Corporation’s website:

Listeners are recommended to go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary software. The call may also be accessed through a dial-in telephone number 877-506-6537 or 412-380-2001 for international callers. Following the webcast presentation, a question and answer session will be made available to research analysts and institutional investors.

A replay of the webcast will be archived in First BanCorp’s website until October 22, 2020. A telephone replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference call through November 22, 2019 at 877-344-7529 or 412-317-0088 for international callers. The replay access code is 10135120.

About First BanCorp

First BanCorp. is the parent corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-chartered commercial bank with operations in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Florida, and of FirstBank Insurance Agency, LLC. Among the subsidiaries of FirstBank Puerto Rico are First Federal Finance Limited Liability Company and First Express, Inc., both small loan companies, and FirstBank Puerto Rico Securities Corp., a broker-dealer subsidiary. First BanCorp’s shares of common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FBP.”


First BanCorp.
John B. Pelling III

Investor Relations Officer


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