DNX Foods Teams with Acosta to Ramp Up Sales

TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DNX
Foods
has appointed Acosta
Sales and Marketing
as the company’s broker in the U.S., it was
announced today. The strategic partnership with this leading consumer
packaged goods sales and marketing agency is designed to dramatically
increase the shelf presence and sell-through of DNX’s real-meat protein
bars in natural, organic and specialty stores, along with grocery chains
across the country. With over 30,000 talented employees dedicated to
building brands, Acosta is the sales and marketing powerhouse behind
most of the trusted brands seen in stores every day. The team’s
extensive reach, established relationships, and robust set of tools make
them an enormous asset to a growing company like DNX Foods.

Developed by a team of passionate nutritionists, fitness experts and
culinary artisans, DNX Bars are made with grass-fed beef, grass-fed
bison or free-range chicken, plus certified organic spices, fruits and
vegetables. These 100% clean, minimally processed, nutrient-rich bars
provide an ideal balance of real-meat protein, healthy fats and complex
carbs and feature superfoods from around the world like Goji berries,
Sacha Inchi and Moringa Oleifera. They are also Paleo compliant, Whole30
Approved®, low in sodium, and completely free of artificial
preservatives and ingredients, fillers, antibiotics, hormones, GMO’s,
dairy, soy, gluten, MSG, and added sugars. The super-premium, wholefood
ingredients used in DNX Bars also make them high in protein, Omega-3,
Vitamin B12 and prebiotics.

Six unique flavors include:
— Peri Peri Style Chicken Bar
(keto-friendly!)
— Jamaican Style Bison Bar
— Mexican Style
Beef Bar
— Sweet Potato Pecan Beef Bar
— Dark Cacao Cherry
Coconut Beef Bar
— Fennel Sweet Potato Beef Bar

“In addition to our current distribution networks with KeHE and UNFI, we
are putting together an all-star team of partners to help us expand
quickly and effectively throughout the U.S. market,” said John Rooney,
Founder of DNX Foods. “Acosta’s large national footprint and proven
track record in protein bars make them the perfect team to help propel
our brand forward.”

DNX Bars are currently available at select conventional and natural and
organic stores across the country, including Sprouts nationwide, for an
SRP of $2.99 per bar. The lineup, which includes six
satisfying flavors
, is also sold online at DNXBar.com
and Amazon.com.
Visit DNXBar.com
for more information.

Global Contact Center Market 2018-2022 | Voice-based Interaction Segment Dominates the Global Market | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the latest market research report released by Technavio,
the global contact center market is expected to accelerate at a CAGR
close to 9% during the forecast period. The integration of IVR into
contact centers is one of the key factors triggering the growth of the
market.

This research report titled Global
Contact Center Market 2018-2022
provides an in-depth analysis
of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. It also
includes an up-to-date analysis and forecasts for various market
segments and all geographical regions.

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The market research analysis categorizes the global contact center
market into the following segments by interaction:

  • Voice-based
  • Text-based
  • Social media-based

In 2017, the text-based interaction segment accounted for 31.75% of the
global market and is projected to reach 36.39% by 2022, exhibiting
almost 4.64% increase in market share.

Global contact center market: Top emerging trend

Integration of chatbots for better turnaround times is an emerging trend
in the IT spending by region and industry space. Contact centers are
trying to implement chatbots in their processes because, in the future,
they must look for options other human agents to handle simple queries
and provide better resolutions. Good customer service can lead to the
success of a business. Moreover, chatbots will help enterprises in
giving instant responses to customers, which will lead to a better
turnaround time. Chatbots will also help enterprises delight their
customers without losing the human touch. Thus, the integration of
chatbots into contact centers will help in improving the customer
experience. Hence, it will lead to an increase in the adoption of
contact center solutions.

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Clermont Partners’ Founding Partner Victoria Sivrais Named to PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 List

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clermont Partners, a boutique strategic communications firm with offices
in Chicago, New York and San Francisco, proudly announces that the
firm’s founding partner Victoria Sivrais has been named to PRWeek’s 40
Under 40 list, the annual list of U.S. public relations professionals
that represents the next generation of industry leaders. Sivrais, 39,
was recognized for her leadership in the crises and MA communications
field, executing more than $10 billion worth of transactions both
domestically and abroad in the past 12 months.

“I am thrilled to be named to PRWeek’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list, in
the company of some of the most talented professionals in the industry,”
said Sivrais. “Throughout my 20-year career, I have had the honor to
partner with clients as they navigate through transformational
transactions and complicated situations, while communicating their
strategies to Wall Street to drive long-term valuation. I have had the
privilege to work with many talented women and men that have challenged
me to be best strategic communications professional I can be, and I am
beyond grateful for their ongoing support.”

Sivrais began her career as a computer programmer and quickly
transitioned her path to focus on financial communications when joining
Ashton Partners in 2005, where she ascended to a senior leader and
trusted counselor in investor relations. When Ashton was sold to FTI
Consulting in 2007, she quickly rose to the Managing Director position,
culminating as the deputy lead of the Capital Markets practice of the
firm’s Strategic Communications segment. She later went on to establish
Clermont Partners in January 2015 and today, the firm is one of the only
women-led and 100% women-owned communications firms in the country.

“Our firm could not be prouder to see Victoria recognized with this
outstanding award she so well deserves,” said Elizabeth Saunders,
Partner at Clermont Partners. “This award recognizes her hard work and
dedication as a strategic and financial communications professional that
has led some of the most groundbreaking deals in the investor relations
industry. She is a global maven in her field, and regarded with the
utmost respect by clients, fellow IR professionals and her team.”

Sivrais was also recognized for:

  • Launching Clermont Partners just before learning she was pregnant with
    twins, her third and fourth children, and creating a work culture
    within the firm that fosters a supportive environment for parents
  • Being named the youngest Managing Director at FTI Consulting
  • Chairing the National Inventor Relations Institute’s 2018 Annual
    Conference

See the full list of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 honorees here: https://www.prweek.com/40under40

About Clermont Partners

Clermont Partners is a boutique strategic communications firm that
offers a wide range of stakeholder relations counsel addressing the
nexus between financial communications and issues management. Its
fundamental premise is a commitment to provide and execute sophisticated
communications strategies that enable clients to realize their valuation
and reputation objectives. Clermont Partners’ core capabilities are
rooted in capital markets communications extending to global investor
relations programs, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and capital raisings,
shareholder activism, complex corporate events, corporate and executive
media programs, restructurings and the management of reputational and
industry issues.

The team has more than 75 years of combined experience and broad sector
knowledge, expertise and global relationships with institutional
investors, analysts, investment bankers, venture capital and private
equity firms, financial as well as trade media and other influencers
across the Industrials, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Energy,
Telecommunications, Media Technology and Consumer industries. They
have architected financial and corporate relations programs for
companies undertaking major acquisitions or corporate transformations,
executing award-winning investor relations programs or managing
reputational issues and crises.

DreamHost Names Ty Lampella to Serve as VP of Marketing

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DreamHost®, a global leader in web
hosting
and Managed
WordPress
services, has selected Tyler Lampella to serve as its vice
president of marketing.

After nearly a decade of independent online marketing consulting for a
healthy stable of clients in the online marketing space, Lampella has
joined the DreamHost team on a full-time basis.

A graduate of Oregon’s Linfield College, Lampella has spent the last
decade honing his online marketing skill set and focusing on the varied
marketing needs of his many consulting clients.

In 2008, Lampella founded CareerLeak.com, one of the web’s first job
review sites. CareerLeak was later sold to CyberCoders where Lampella
spent a number of years as director of SEO and at CareerBliss as digital
marketing expert and full stack web developer.

Lampella’s considerable online marketing experience will help DreamHost
to grow its footprint through a number of programs focused on SEO,
maximizing SEM, conversion rate optimization, and highly targeted
channel marketing.

“When it comes to web hosting, DreamHost just gets it – and there is
nothing more a marketer wants then to work with a strong product and
storied brand,” said Lampella. “I am honored for the opportunity and to
be a part of DreamHost’s continued success.”

“We’ve worked with Ty for a number of years as a client of his and we’re
thrilled he’s accepted our offer to join the team,” said DreamHost CEO
Michael Rodriguez. “His laser focus on the metrics that matter will help
more users than ever worldwide understand that DreamHost provides an
unbeatable, top-shelf Managed WordPress experience.”

Lampella will report to Rodriguez and joins the team immediately.

About DreamHost

DreamHost is a premier Managed WordPress hosting provider, giving over
400,000 businesses, developers and content creators worldwide the tools
they need to own their digital presence. Powered by a strong team of
industry experts with nearly two decades of advanced web experience,
DreamHost is a leader in Managed WordPress hosting. Supporting the open
source community with dedicated resources and top-tier talent, DreamHost
believes in the power of the Open Web and the people that make it
happen. Founded in 1997, DreamHost has offices in Los Angeles and Orange
County, California and in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at DreamHost.com.

© 2018 DreamHost, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Beyond Fifteen Communications Extends Capabilities with New Influencer Marketing & SEO Offerings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beyond
Fifteen Communications, Inc.
, a Southern California public relations
and social media firm that combines the dedicated service of a boutique
firm with the reach and results of a large agency, has expanded its
capabilities with the addition of two new service offerings: influencer
marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). The latest service lines
will benefit new and existing Beyond Fifteen clients with high level
strategic counsel and implementation services to round out its already
impressive integrated marketing services which include public relations,
branding, blogging, social media, experiential marketing events and
email marketing.

Beyond Fifteen has executed successful influencer marketing programs for
clients such as Blue Planet Eyewear, Astoria at Central Park West and
others. Blue Planet doubled its ecommerce sales during the activation of
its six-month fashion and fitness influencer marketing program with
Beyond Fifteen. Astoria at Central Park West—a luxurious high-rise
coastal living community in Irvine, Calif.— gained 11,885 new social
media followers and was exposed to over 700,000 unique users during its
campaign, which has since been used as a case study at prestigious
multi-family housing events.

“The new division provides results-driven, influencer marketing
strategies that deliver quantifiable results,” said Beyond Fifteen
Communications co-founder, Leslie Licano. “We are crafting campaigns
that connect influencers to brands in relevant, organic and engaging
ways. The service offering was a natural evolution for the agency.”

In addition to influencer marketing capabilities, the agency recently
added in-house SEO to its suite of capabilities after recognizing that
the majority of businesses have not harnessed the full potential of
their online presence.

“The best way for brands to be found is to first identify what’s unique
and exclusive to their business, and then make sure their website is
visible using the right keywords and effective SEO,” said Beyond Fifteen
co-founder, Lauren Ellermeyer. “Adding SEO to our marketing mix ensures
client websites get noticed by search engines, thus elevating their
business ‘beyond its 15 minutes of fame’ on Google, Yahoo or Bing.”

To learn more about Beyond Fifteen Communications, visit www.beyondfifteen.com.

ABOUT BEYOND FIFTEEN COMMUNICATIONS: Beyond
Fifteen Communications Inc.
, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based firm
launched in 2009, is a progressive, full-service public relations,
digital marketing and social media agency dedicated to providing
powerful, goal-driven communications solutions that exceed clients’
expectations and deliver far more than 15 minutes of fame. Beyond
Fifteen combines the talent, capability and reach of a big agency with
the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm. By eliminating
the bureaucracy and inefficiency associated with a mega-agency, Beyond
Fifteen is able to remain laser-focused on achieving measurable results
for its clients. Follow Beyond Fifteen on Facebook,
Twitter,
LinkedIn
and Instagram.
For more information, visit www.beyondfifteen.com.

Nebraska Book Company Announces New Debt Facility and Balance Sheet Restructuring

LINCOLN, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. (NBC) announced today, July 31, 2018, that
it has successfully completed the restructuring of its balance sheet
eliminating the substantial majority of its legacy long-term debt. Going
forward the company will have a capital structure that will enable
growth and profitability. This was accomplished by NBC’s major debt
holders converting their remaining debt to equity and through a new
Asset Based Loan (ABL) facility from Callidus Capital Corporation
(Callidus). On or before October 1, 2018, NBC intends to redeem all
remaining notes, fully eliminating its legacy long-term debt.

“Over the past 18 months the NBC team has worked with our creditors to
eliminate the substantial majority of the $168 million in debt that
remained from the 2012 bankruptcy and 2016 debt restructuring,” said Jay
Amond, NBC CEO. “We truly appreciate the confidence our historic
creditors and our new ABL lender, Callidus, has shown in our
organization, which will allow us to move forward aggressively in
support of our customers and further drive our commitment to the Higher
Education market.”

The Callidus ABL provides NBC with additional working capital for
execution of its strategic plans, including expanding its wholesale
textbook distribution business and the rapid delivery of a fully
modernized, state-of-the-art technology solution for customers of Prism
Retail Business Solutions (PrismRBS).

In addition, “In the last few months the NBC team has created PrismRBS
by merging RATEX Business Solutions, Inc. and NBC’s IT division,
achieved EPEG counterfeit best practices certification and finalized the
debt restructuring, positioning the company well for the future,” said
David Steinberg, NBC Director and CEO, Mast Capital. “NBC’s customers
can be assured that the company has the resources and capital structure
to continue to provide them with the extraordinary service that has been
the hallmark of the organization. I congratulate all of the members of
the NBC team for these significant accomplishments.”

About Nebraska Book Holdings (NBC)
NBC began in 1915 as an
independent college bookstore. The company has evolved into a key
resource and consulting partner to over 2,000 college retailers
nationwide, providing textbook and technology solutions which support
student success and strengthen higher education retail across the United
States, Canada and the Caribbean. In addition to being one of North
America’s largest textbook distributors, NBC’s subsidiaries include
PrismRBS, College Store Design and Campus Advisory Services. For more
information about NBC visit http://nebook.com.

Reel Cash Launches An Alternative To Nielsen Ratings By Paying Viewers For Their Data

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–One year ago today, Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), under pressure from network
television and major brands who were increasingly unhappy about
inaccurate ratings for their programs, changed its method of estimating
audience viewership by making deals with streaming channels Amazon
Prime, Hulu, and YouTube TV.

Netflix doesn’t share its viewing data, so Nielsen began estimating
viewership using a “listening” technology similar to Spotify. Netflix
has denied that the measurements are accurate, according to New York
Times journalist John
Koblin
.

“What Reel Cash brings to the table is data gold,” says J. Allen Dove,
the CTO of SpotX and a Reel Cash advisor. “We’ve never had a fully
transparent ratings platform across all streaming services globally with
independently verifiable live logline data provided by the viewers
themselves. This could be a game-changer for the industry.”

“We’ve seen the disruptive impact that a globally connected world has
had on national security,” said Carr. “Now we’re seeing it in
entertainment as the traditional ways of funding, creating and
distributing content are starting to fail. The solution for defending
against hacking attempts and obtaining objective and accurate viewing
data is, remarkably, the same. It all starts with an educated and
motivated user.”

Reel Cash’s first product called Reel
Pass™
is a free browser extension that the user activates with one
click when watching Netflix, YouTube TV, or other supported channels.
“Inaccuracy and non-transparency have led brands to scramble and become
unsure where to spend their money,” remarks Nicholas Levis, co-founder
of BrandCInema. “The opportunity that Reel Cash offers is spreading the
money to global content creators, while simultaneously paying global
viewers for watching the shows they love.”

Reel Pass™ is available now at the Chrome
Web Store
.

Reel
Cash
(Reel Holdings, LLC) is a cryptocurrency company founded by
Carr and a small group of entertainment and technology veterans
including entertainment attorney Bianca Goodloe, movie producer John
Baldecchi, actor Joel Lambert, stunt coordinator Mike Smith as well as
technologists J. Allen Dove, and Rez Khan, PhD, the company’s lead
developer.

PVH Corp. Announces First-of-Its Kind Partnership with UFC® for Van Heusen Flex Collection — Marketing Campaign Launches with Commercial Featuring TJ Dillashaw and Stephen Thompson

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PVH
Corp.
(NYSE: PVH) today announced a new campaign for its Van
Heusen
brand, which includes a partnership with UFC®, the
world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. The partnership, which
begins today, establishes Van Heusen as UFC’s first-ever
“Official Men’s Dress Furnishings Provider,” bringing its innovative and
flexible menswear choices to the brand’s worldwide fan base.

To kick off the campaign and partnership, UFC bantamweight champion TJ
Dillashaw and UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson are starring
in a new commercial highlighting the innovative Van Heusen Flex
collection of men’s shirts and pants, which incorporates stretch
features to give men a corporate business-like look without sacrificing
the range of motion or comfort found in casual clothing.

The commercial features Dillashaw and Thompson kicking, punching and
grappling their way through an office-spat-turned-MMA-match while
dressed in shirts and pants from the Van Heusen Flex Collection,
actively demonstrating the collection’s All-Over Stretch, Flex
Collar and Flex waistband attributes. It will premiere during UFC®
227: DILLASHAW vs. GARBRANDT 2
this Saturday, August 4 at the
STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

This campaign – which will run through the fall and holiday seasons –
marks the most robust 360-degree marketing effort to-date for the Van
Heusen
brand. The commercial and campaign creative will be placed
across national and local cable television, including NFL Network,
Comedy Central, FOX Sports 1 and TruTV; programmatic and Pay-Per-View
shows; video on-demand on Hulu, DirecTV Now, Sling TV and Roku; digital
advertising spanning news and sports websites like Bleacher/Report and
ESPN; and display ads on select retailer sites. The campaign also
features in-store and in-gym signage at various retailers and Life Time
athletic resort locations that will include UFC’s logo along with images
of Dillashaw and Thompson.

Van Heusen has a history of firsts, and our partnership with UFC
adds to that impressive list,” said Ken Duane, PVH’s Chief Executive
Officer, Heritage Brands. “We were first-to-market with our innovative Flex
Collar and are eager to highlight our Flex collection in an
authentic, surprising, and first-of-its-kind way: becoming UFC’s first
Official Men’s Dress Furnishings Provider. Tapping into the burgeoning
popularity of MMA, as well as two of its premier athletes in TJ
Dillashaw and Stephen Thompson, was hugely important to us as we look to
reach the next generation of Van Heusen men.”

As a part of the new UFC partnership, Van Heusen branding will be
featured inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon® at UFC 227 and
the brand will take over UFC.com’s homepage this Saturday. The
commercial also will be featured as pre-roll on UFC’s YouTube channel,
and Van Heusen creative featuring Dillashaw and Thompson will be
incorporated across UFC’s social media channels.

“We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Van Heusen,
one of the world’s most recognizable brands,” UFC Senior Vice President,
Global Partnerships Paul Asencio said. “The Van Heusen Flex
Collection is perfect business attire for UFC athletes outside of the
Octagon because it allows them to wear stylish and flexible business
apparel without compromising their comfort, individual style or look.”

The Van Heusen Flex Collection includes dress shirts, pants, suit
separates and sport shirts, which are available from $50– $220. The
collection is designed for the next generation of ambitious Van Heusen
men who are seeking solutions-oriented work apparel. The Van Heusen
Flex Collection is available at major retailers including Kohl’s,
JCPenney, Macy’s and on VanHeusen.com.

About PVH

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing
brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the
largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates
operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual
revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN
KLEIN
, TOMMY
HILFIGER
, Van
Heusen
, IZOD,
ARROW,
Speedo*,
Warner’s,
Olga
and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True
Co.
intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under
these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed
brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and
the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest
Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Celebrating its 25th
Anniversary in 2018, UFC boasts more than 284 million fans worldwide and
has produced over 440 events in 22 countries since its inception in
1993. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion
leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG), together with strategic partners
Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a
network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live
events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious
arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 160
countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households
worldwide in 40 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a
digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands
of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For
more information, visit UFC.com
and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC,
Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

World’s Top Eating Competitors Headed to Downtown Los Angeles for the 12th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Saturday, August 18, the
12th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship
—the West
Coast’s premier eating competition—will host Major League Eating’s top
competitive eaters, where they will devour as many Day-Lee
Pride
gyoza (Japanese potstickers) as possible in 10 minutes.

In 2017, Joey
“Jaws” Chestnut
reclaimed his title as THE Gyoza World Champion,
consuming 377 gyoza in competition. Geoffrey Esper took second with 317
while Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie landed in third place with 291.
Rounding out 2017’s top five were Darron Breeden (250) and Miki Sudo
(200). Chestnut set the current world record in the discipline in 2014
when he ate 384 gyoza in 10 minutes.

Competitors will be vying for a $6,000 cash purse. The roster includes:
Chestnut (ranked #1 by Major
League Eating [MLE]
), Stonie (#3), Esper (#4), Sudo (#5), Gideon Oji
(#6), Adrian Morgan (#7), Breeden (#8), Michelle Lesco (#9), Juan
Rodriguez (#12), Rich LeFevre (#13), Erik Denmark (#15), Steve Hendry
(#16), Pablo Martinez (# 17), Badlands Booker (#18), Derek Jacobs (#
21), Juan Neave (#23), Jon Bello (#30), and Sarah Reinecke (#36).

Day-Lee
has been making their famous high-quality gyoza with generous filling,
less dough, and no MSG for decades. Day-Lee Foods—who also makes line of
authentic, premium-quality Asian food—will be again partnering with the Los
Angeles Regional Food Bank
and donating a case of product for every
plate of 25 gyoza consumed in the contest. For every pound of gyoza
eaten, 20 pounds of food will be donated to help alleviate hunger in Los
Angeles. “Last year, we nearly tripled our case-per-plate commitment,
and we look forward to giving back again this year,” said Craig
Jaunzemis, Director of Marketing at Day-Lee Foods.

Taking place during the 78th Los
Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival
, the eating championship is
hosted by the Nisei Week Foundation and sanctioned by MLE and the
International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). The main event
will take place at the Japanese
American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
Plaza in Los Angeles’
Little Tokyo district. The JACCC Plaza is located at 244 S. San Pedro
Street, LA, CA 90012. The main event will commence at 3:00 PM following
the Little Tokyo Eating Championship amateur contest at 2:00 PM, the
Crazy Cuizine Ninin Baori contest at 2:15 PM, and the LAPD vs. LAFD
Gyoza Showdown at 2:30 PM.

“The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship has been a mainstay
event on our calendar for over a decade,” said Rich Shea, president of
Major League Eating and the International Federation of Competitive
Eating (IFOCE). “It’s been four years since Joey set the world record of
384 gyoza in 10 minutes, and the eyes of the world will turn their focus
on Los Angeles to see if 2018 is the year that record is broken.”

Admission is free; limited seating and ample standing room will be
available. The event will feature food, vendor booths, the Nisei Week
Beer Garden, and post-contest entertainment. Additional information can
be found online at Facebook
(/GyozaChampionship)
, Twitter
(@EatMoreGyoza)
, and Instagram
(@EatMoreGyoza)
.

About Day-Lee Foods, Inc.

Day-Lee Foods, Inc., a leader in authentic Asian cuisine, manufactures
two frozen food brands for retail and foodservice customers: Day-Lee
Pride
, a line of six different types of gyoza found in Asian and
Japanese grocery stores throughout the U.S.; and Crazy
Cuizine
, a line of premium-quality Asian classics such as Mandarin
Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Korean BBQ, and Chicken Pork
Potstickers.

About the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is hosted annually by
the Nisei Week Foundation at the Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese
Festival and sanctioned by Major League Eating (MLE) and the
International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). Since 2006, the
contest has quickly become a marquee event on the MLE calendar,
attracting the best of the best to see who can eat the most Day-Lee
Pride gyoza in 10 minutes.

About the 2018 Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival

The Nisei Week Japanese Festival is recognized as one of the
longest-running ethnic festivals in the United States. It is a nine-day
event that spans two weekends and celebrates Japanese and Japanese
American culture with exhibitions, demonstrations, entertainment, food,
and fun. All proceeds benefit the Nisei Week Foundation, a nonprofit
501(c)(3) charitable organization. The 2018 festival will take place in
Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district from August 11-19. For more
information, visit NiseiWeek.org.

Four Epic Adventures, One Legendary Collection: Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection Available Worldwide on September 4; Pre-Order Now

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bungie, High Moon Studios, and Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), revealed today that Destiny
2: Forsaken
Legendary Collection will release
worldwide on September 4 and is now available for pre-order. Destiny
2: Forsaken
Legendary Collection will feature an all-in-one
experience, offering players access to all of Destiny 2’s premium
content and updates to date in one place, available on PlayStation®4,
the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and PC. The PC
version will be available exclusively on Battle.net®, Blizzard
Entertainment’s acclaimed online-gaming platform.

At a suggested retail price of $59.99, the Destiny 2: Forsaken
Legendary Collection
includes Destiny 2, Destiny 2:
Expansion I: Curse of Osiris
, Destiny 2: Expansion II: Warmind,
and Destiny 2: Forsaken, the largest and most transformative
expansion to the Destiny 2 experience yet. At launch, the
Legendary Collection will also include a character boost that allows
players the option to jump right to the latest adventure, Forsaken.
For those wanting to experience Destiny 2 and its current
expansions immediately, a pre-purchase of the digital Legendary
Collection includes the ability to play the game right away.

In Forsaken, players take justice into their own hands as they
pursue vengeance for fallen mentor, the Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6. Over
the course of this adventure, players will have the opportunity to
explore new regions, unlock new abilities, earn a wealth of powerful new
weapons, and discover lost Awoken secrets. Players who pre-order Destiny
2: Forsaken
Legendary Collection today will receive
a suite of special rewards to commemorate the last stand of one of the
most memorable characters from the game. Cayde’s Exotic Stash pre-order
bonus includes a unique exotic weapon ornament for his iconic Ace of
Spaces hand cannon, Cayde’s ship, an exotic gunslinger-themed emote, and
shaders of Cayde to decorate any piece of armor with his colors.

“Perfect for players joining the Destiny 2 universe or one
of the veterans seeking revenge for Cayde-6, the Legendary Collection
gives players access to all the great Destiny 2 content in one
place,” said Byron Beede, Executive Vice President and General Manager
of Destiny at Activision. He added, “With secrets to discover, and an
epic hunt at the forefront, Destiny 2: Forsaken is a great
chapter to jump into the Destiny story.”

Also available is the Destiny 2: Forsaken Complete Collection,
which offers the comprehensive Destiny 2: Forsaken experience for
new, returning, and veteran players, and includes the Destiny 2:
Forsaken
Annual Pass*. Delivering to players more of what they want
more frequently, the Annual Pass will include a regular stream of post
launch content. Annual Pass holders will have access to three premium
content drops, the Black Armory coming Winter 2018, Joker’s Wild in
Spring 2019, and Penumbra in Summer of 2019.

Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection and Destiny
2: Forsaken
Complete Collection are rated T for Teen by the
ESRB. Destiny 2: Forsaken Complete Collection will be
available at a suggested retail price of $99.99. At launch, PlayStation
gamers will also get access to exclusive content for Forsaken,
which includes an exclusive ship, an exotic weapon, armor sets, and a
Strike, all timed exclusive until at least Fall 2019. For more
information on the Legendary Collection and Complete Collection, please
visit: http://destinythegame.com/buy?section=collection.

For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com
and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame
on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the
developers at www.Bungie.net,
Facebook, @Bungie
on Twitter, Instagram, and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie
on Twitch.

About Bungie

Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio
dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player
communities and lifelong friendships. For more than two-and-a-half
decades that purpose has led to the creation of some of the industry’s
most celebrated gaming franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo,
and Destiny. Today, Bungie is focused on developing the next
highly anticipated release in the Destiny universe and new worlds
to come.

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision is a leading global
producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision
maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an SP 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company’s website, www.activision.com, or
by following @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations,
plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including
statements about the expected release dates, pricing, features,
functionality and gameplay of Destiny 2: Forsaken, including the
Legendary Collection and Complete Collection, and the dates and features
of the Destiny 2: Forsaken launch timed exclusives and Annual
Pass, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision
Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those
expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release
include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the
risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report
on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The
forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information
available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the
date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision
Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may
ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of
the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard
and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which
are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially
from current expectations.

*Content in the Forsaken Annual Pass may be sold separately. The Destiny
2: Forsaken Annual Pass content and rewards to be delivered between
launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken and August 31, 2019.

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