Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. and Macau SAR Government Enter into Concession Extension Agreement

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Gaming concession extended to December 31, 2022

MACAU, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. (hereafter referred to as Wynn) is pleased to announce that it has entered into the Concession Extension Agreement with the Macau SAR Government, to extend the gaming concession of Wynn from June 26, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

Wynn would like to express its sincere gratitude to the Government for its guidance during the Concession Extension Agreement process. Wynn believes that this extension will enable it to make continued contributions to the future development of Macau and the local community. We look forward to the announcement of the requirements and details of the public tender process for the new gaming concessions and will liaise closely with the government to make thorough preparations for active participation in the bidding.

The approval of the Gaming Law Amendment Act has laid an essential long-term foundation to facilitate the orderly, healthy, and sustainable development of the industry. In addition to adhering to the relevant requirements of the Act, Wynn will continue to fulfil its social responsibilities and fully support the Government in promoting the moderate diversification of Macau's economic development, enhancing its competitiveness in integrated leisure and tourism, and further strengthening its profile among international tourists. Wynn will also actively cooperate with the Government to enrich the development of Macau as a world center of tourism and leisure.

In accordance with the terms of the Concession Extension Contract, Wynn has paid to the Macau SAR Government MOP47 million (equivalent to approximately HKD45.6 million) upon signing of the Concession Extension Agreement as contract premium for the extension. For further details of the extension, please see the announcement published on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at www.hkex.com.hk.

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CONTACT: For media enquiries, please contact: Katharine Liu, Senior Vice President - Communications, Phone: (853) 8889 3901, Email: Katharine.liu@wynnmacau.com; Serena Chin, Director - Public Relations, Phone: (853) 8889 3903, Email: serena.chin@wynnmacau.com

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LONDON, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepki, the only company in the world offering a fully populated ESG data intelligence platform for the real estate sector, announces that it has acquired UK-based competitor, Fabriq, as part of its ambitious international growth strategy. This follows the announcement of EUR150 million of new funding in March.

Founded in 2014, Deepki's SaaS platform helps real estate investors, owners and managers improve the ESG performance of their real estate assets, and in the process maximise their value. The acquisition will consolidate Deepki's leadership position in Europe, where it already has offices in Paris, London, Berlin, Milan and Madrid.

Fabriq was founded in 2011 with the objective to drive a step-change in how buildings are operated from an environmental point of view. It has best-in-class technological software assets and boasts 40 clients across real estate owners and asset managers, which use its proprietary Fabriq OS SaaS platform, which focuses on the energy efficiency of real estate assets and has complementary features to Deepki's platform.

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"Fabriq is a strong brand and has an excellent reputation in the sector. Its existing technology is complementary to Deepki Ready and, combined with our advisory services, this makes it an exciting partner as we build the business globally.

"There is a huge opportunity for us to help real estate reach net zero. Urgent action is needed, and investors need to recognise that much more money needs to be directed to net zero strategies and that they may not have the expertise or resources necessary to tackle the enormous climate change challenge."

Benjamin Kott, Founder of Fabriq, adds: "We are very excited to be joining Deepki on its global growth journey and consolidating its leadership position. The two businesses provide a proposition which is second to none when it comes to helping real estate asset owners make informed decisions on improving building sustainability and performance and achieving real impact in reducing emissions from building operations in line with climate change policies."

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Ceres and Shell announce electrolyser agreement for green hydrogen

-- Megawatt scale demonstrator to be located in Bangalore, India -- Aim to deliver low-cost green hydrogen for industrial decarbonisation LONDON, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres Power a global leader in fuel cell and electrochemical technology, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Shell to deliver a megawatt scale solid oxide electrolyser (SOEC) demonstrator in 2023.

Shell and Ceres are building this partnership to utilise SOEC technology to deliver high-efficiency, low-cost green hydrogen; now widely viewed as a credible route to decarbonise hard-to-abate parts of the energy system that rely on fossil fuels today.

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5G uses radio waves of two frequency bands, Sub-6 (under 6 GHz) and millimeter wave (28 GHz). To achieve high-speed communication, it is necessary to use the millimeter-wave band, which can secure a wide bandwidth. However, millimeter waves are significantly attenuated in the atmosphere. Due to strong linearity of propagation, they do not diffract behind obstacles. To cover a wide area, a mechanism to resolve these issues is required.

The newly developed transparent antenna has a special antenna pattern on a glass substrate, whose dielectric constant (*2) (4.0) and loss tangent (*3) (0.002) are the smallest in the world (*4). This is a highly efficient transparent antenna. The size of glass substrates can be increased, making it possible to manufacture multiple products from a single substrate. This contributes to improving the antenna productivity and enables formation of antennas for multiple bands on a single substrate. By making the antenna transparent, the antenna functionality can be added without spoiling the design and landscape of an installation location. The antenna can be installed in various locations, such as windows, walls, displays, and vehicles.

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Notes: (*1) Repeater: A relay to receive and retransmit radio waves. (*2) Dielectric constant: An index of polarizability when a voltage is applied to a material. The lower the relative permittivity, the lower the signal attenuation. (*3) Loss tangent: A measure of energy when a dielectric substance is polarized. The smaller the loss tangent, the lower the conversion of electromagnetic energy into heat, and as a result attenuation of signals is reduced. (*4) Smallest in the world: Among multi-component glass substrates, in 28 GHz, based on a survey conducted by the Company in June 2022.

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Beyond the hugely increased potential for co-operation and growth with both stores and distributors, Fast Buds intends to increase knowledge about home cultivation amongst German households dramatically. Already in discussions with a series of potential educational institutions, Fast Buds' years of experience and accrued knowledge have allowed them to collate their own extensive online library, already available in over ten languages.

Going forward, Fastbuds intends to systematise its extensive database of information while adding greater layers of detail to the existing content. This will enable both beginners and experienced cultivators alike to access the information they require with comparative ease. Having already translated the entire website into German and in tandem with the addition of a German helpdesk, Fast Buds is ready to serve an expanded German marketplace.

Working closely with the German legal organisation KFNPLUS, they will be able to analyse all steps of the current legislation systematically. This partnership will allow Fast Buds to react quickly to rapid changes and alter their internal policies according to future legislation where and when necessary.

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