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USA Pet and Animal Brands Victorious At The 2019 Animalis Edition of the World Branding Awards

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VIENNA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Animalis edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards saw 114 brands from 38 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a glittering ceremony held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna today. The Animalis edition of the Awards focused on pet and animal brands.

The United States of America once again stole the show, seeing eleven pet brands celebrated at this year’s Awards. Animal Planet, BuddyRest, FURminator, KONG, Pedigree, PURINA Friskies, Tetra and Whiskas were all announced as Global winners. Other Global Awards were presented to FRONTLINE (France), ORIJEN (Canada), and Petplan (United Kingdom).

Regional Tier winners were Exo-Terra and Fluval (Canada), Vitakraft (Germany), husse (Sweden), Kit Cat (Singapore), and PetSmart (United States).

Hartz were also recognised for Cleaning and Sanitation – Training Pads, while Himalayan Dog Chew proudly collected the National Tier Award for the United States in the Natural Treats category.

Four Animal Welfare organisations – The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, FOUR PAWS International, The Jane Goodall Institute and Humane Society International – were also recognised for their hard work and dedication to conserving and protecting animals and their habitats.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of some of the greatest brands around the globe. Uniquely, winners are judged through three streams: brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting. Each brand was named “Brand of the Year” in their respective categories.

“The Animalis Edition of the Awards are an acknowledgement to the tireless effort of the teams that build and maintain their brand presence in an ever-changing market in the pet and animal industry,” said Richard Rowles, Chairman of the World Branding Forum.

“Over 95,000 pet and animal lovers from around the world voted for more than 1,000 brands. Competition was tough. A good brand needs to offer a meaningful experience to their customers, while remaining relevant and distinctive,” said Julian Andersen, Managing Director of the Forum.

The awards are organised by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing branding standards worldwide. It organises and sponsors a range of educational programmes, and has joint collaborations with leading universities and museums. The Forum look forward to celebrating its tenth Awards Ceremony, due to take place this winter at Kensington Palace, home of the World Branding Awards.

The event was hosted by Stuart Freeman from Radio FM4 in Austria. For more information and the full list of winners, visit awards.brandingforum.org.

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About the World Branding Awards

The World Branding Awards is the premier awards of the World Branding Forum, a registered non-profit organisation. The awards recognises the achievements of some of the world’s best brands. There are three major tiers of awards – the Global Award is awarded to international brands, Regional Award for brands that cover a geographic region, while the National Award is awarded to brands that are household names in their country of origin. For more information, visit https://awards.brandingforum.org.

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Hannah Tamara Lee

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3743 9880

hannah.lee@brandingforum.org

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INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of SAExploration Holdings, Inc. Investors (SAEX)

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BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SAEX–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (“SAExploration” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SAEX) securities between March 15, 2016 and August 15, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). SAExploration investors have until October 17, 2019 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their SAExploration investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On August 15, 2019, SAExploration revealed that certain accounting matters that arose in 2015-2016 were under investigation by the SEC. The Company stated that they would restate its previously issued financial statements for fiscal years 2015 through 2018 and delay filing its 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer was placed on administrative leave, and its Chief Financial Officer was terminated from his position.

On this news, the Company’s share price fell $1.13 per share, or over 34%, to close at $2.14 per share on August 16, 2019, thereby injuring investors.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company improperly did not classify Alaska Seismic Ventures, LLC (“ASV”) as a variable interest entity; (2) that the Company had a controlling financial interest in ASV, which required the Company to consolidate ASV in its financial statements; (3) that the Company had deficient internal controls over financial reporting; (4) that these practices were likely to lead to an investigation of the Company by the SEC; (5) that SAExploration would be forced to delay the filing of its quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2019; and (6) that as a result, Defendants’ statements about SAExploration’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

If you purchased SAExploration securities have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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Howard G. Smith, Esquire

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888-638-4847

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Thomas Rodriguez Joins Kleinfelder as Executive Vice President and East Division Director

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EXTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kleinfelder announced today that Thomas Rodriguez has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and East Division Director. Rodriguez is a results-driven leader with significant experience directing multi-disciplined operations and leading teams to drive profitable growth. Based in Kleinfelder’s Exton office, Rodriguez will oversee operations throughout Kleinfelder’s East Division.

“Tom will be a significant asset to Kleinfelder’s leadership team as we continue to position our business to best capitalize on existing and emerging market opportunities,” commented Louis Armstrong, President. “His diverse skill sets, experience, and knowledge of our markets will be invaluable as he leads our East Division operations in strategic initiatives that drive growth and create new opportunities for our staff.”

An accomplished professional with versatile experience, Rodriguez has a strong technical foundation in addition to a proven track record in operations management, enterprise risk management, business development, and health and safety stewardship. Having successfully led business operations with over 700 staff and over $150 million in sales and revenue, he has achieved tremendous success delivering growth and profitability through portfolio diversification, enterprise-level marketing and sales campaigns, and reduction of project overruns and claims through effective risk management and quality assurance measures. Maintaining a results and people driven leadership style, Rodriguez underscores the importance of cultivating and retaining staff, coaching and developing new leaders, and emphasizing a high quality, safety-first work culture.

“I have known and admired Kleinfelder’s strong work and market position for many years,” said Rodriguez. “Under the current leadership team and capital structure, we are positioned to provide broader services to our clients, greater career opportunities for our staff, and achieve strong, profitable growth in the months and years ahead. I am proud and excited to be joining this team.”

About Kleinfelder

Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is an engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm. Kleinfelder operates over 60 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Dustin Esposito

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DEsposito@Kleinfelder.com

(617) 498‐4627

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Deadline Reminder: The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

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BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$IFF–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming October 11, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (“IFF” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IFF) securities between May 7, 2018 and August 5, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

Investors suffering losses on their IFF investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On August 5, 2019, after the market closed, the Company disclosed that Frutarom had “made improper payments to representatives of a number of customers” in Russia and Ukraine and that “key members of Frutarom’s senior management at the time were aware of such payments.” The Company also reduced its 2019 financial guidance for sales to a range of $5.15 billion to $5.25 billion, from a range of $5.2 billion to $5.3 billion, and for adjusted earnings per share to a range of $4.85 to $5.05, from $4.90 to $5.10.

On this news, the Company’s share price fell $22.56 per share, or nearly 16%, to close at $118.91 per share on August 6, 2019, on unusually heavy trading volume.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Frutarom had bribed customers in Russia and Ukraine; (2) that senior management at Frutarom were aware of such improper payments; (3) that, as a result, Frutarom’s financial results were materially overstated; (4) that, as a result of the improper payments, the Company was reasonably likely to face regulatory scrutiny; (5) that the Company had not completed adequate due diligence before acquiring Frutarom; (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company was unlikely to achieve purported synergies from the acquisition; and (7) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you purchased IFF securities during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than October 11, 2019 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

Howard G. Smith, Esquire

215-638-4847

888-638-4847

howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com

www.howardsmithlaw.com

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