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Continental Stock Transfer & Trust – A Proven Agent for Small and Mid-Sized Clients

Continental Stock Transfer and Trust is a recognized stock transfer agent employing its long history in the industry to better serve its customers. The company was founded in 1963 and, in the decades since, has not wavered from pursuing its vision to support small and medium-sized emerging and growth companies with exclusively tailored business solutions and exceptional client awareness, accessibility, and responsiveness. Right from the start, Continental has been an independent, privately-held, family-owned corporation committed to partnering with clients for the long term and it has no intention of changing.

The company holds a firm belief that an organization’s true strength lies in its people and, for five decades, it has gathered some of the industry’s most experienced experts to ask the right questions, provide the right answers and deliver the right type of support to its clients and their shareholders. The company’s foundation and top-level management and staff allow it to swiftly and deftly react to client and shareholder requests. They also make it possible for Continental to design and flawlessly execute its services according to what is best for each client. This way of doing business has held the company in good stead and helped it carve out a significant presence in the industry. It is the basis of Continental’s pledge to never settle for the way things are usually done and inspires the company’s motto: Power of stability. Spirit of agility.

Continental is devoted to companies with 50,000 or fewer shareholders and presently backs more than 1,100 public issues, i.e. 2.5 million shareholders of record across the nation. Even though it is the fourth largest agent in the United States, the company serves its clients and their shareholders in ways other large transfer agents cannot; it offers personal attention from senior staff, flexible offerings, innovative technology, exceptional execution and unmatched value.

The company strives to make its clients the center of attention. It is exceedingly proud of its history but even more so of the fact that it satisfies its clients time and again, and yearly industry surveys repeatedly confirm that it offers the best value among major agents.

In keeping with its responsibility to support client businesses, Continental endeavors to stay ahead of developing rules, regulations and industry trends. The company’s long-term experience makes this second nature and it is always eager to share its expertise and advice on noteworthy events.

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Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) Leverages User Base of 400 Million

Qihoo 360 Technology, a leading Beijing-based Internet and mobile security products and services company, provides high-quality free security services for over 400 million Chinese Internet users. The company offers cloud-based security technologies, along with a variety of storage, browser, and other products.

Core Security – The company has two core Internet security products: 360 Safe Guard and 360 Anti-Virus. 360 Safe Guard, their flagship Internet security software, is a one-stop solution for Internet security and system optimization. 360 Anti-Virus is an anti-virus software that uses multiple scan engines to provide computer virus protection.

Cloud Storage – The company offers users easily accessible space for file storage and data backup. Users can transmit, access, and manage messages and images via PC software, web pages, and mobile platforms.

Platform Products – The company offers platforms, such as 360 Safe Browser, 360 Extreme Browsers, 360 Personal Startup Page, and 360 Application Desktop.

Online Advertising – The company utilizes extensive traffic to support its online advertising services, including online marketing and search referral service. The 360 Browsers, default home pages, and 360 Personal Startup Page contain search boxes tied to search engines for obtaining global data.

Internet Value-Added Services – The company offers a variety of associated services, including remote technical support, the creation and maintenance of websites, and the operation of web games and applications developed by third parties.

Qihoo 360 Technology continues to broaden and deepen its product and service offerings, leveraging its massive user base to build a comprehensive user platform, offering a growing list of third-party applications, such as e-commerce, travel, SNS, and online video. According to independent statistics, calculated according to the number of users, Qihoo 360 Technology is now one of China’s top three Internet companies.

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Resonant Inc. (RESN) Set to Disrupt RF Front-End Market

Resonant, based in Santa Barbara, California, is set to overturn one of the key elements of RF (Radio Frequency) technology application. RF filters, used as a front-end in mobile devices to select desired RF signals while rejecting unwanted signals, are currently based upon technology that has changed little over the past century. The current approach to RF transmit filter development is to incrementally improve a fundamental design patented in 1931. Resonant is using a new technology, called Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN), as a basis for superior RF filter design, addressing previously intractable problems in RF filters.

The recent rapid growth in wireless data, requiring an increase in the number of wireless channels or frequency bands, calls for a new approach to filter design. ISN is a process that starts from the ground up, unconstrained by conventional design limitations, and it is expected to disrupt the RF front-end market by offering the following advantages:

• Significant Cost Reductions
• Reduced Size
• Fewer Components
• Superior Performance

Resonant’s immediate focus is the design of single-band and tunable filters for the RF front-end, designs that have the greatest near-term potential for commercialization of this new technology. The goal of a tunable filter is to replace multiple filters with a single tunable filter, saving both cost and valuable space. Licensing the designs is the most direct and effective means of getting the technology to market, targeting customers that produce part or all of the RF front-end and who sell directly to cell phone and mobile device manufacturers. The company has key advantages representing barriers to potential competitors:

• Large and growing patent portfolio
• Suite of proprietary software design tools
• Highly experienced design team
• Multi-year technology lead

Resonant is a client of MZ Group, the largest investor relations group in the world.

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Digital Power Corp. (DPW) Attains $2 Million Defense Export Order

Today, Digital Power reported its wholly owned subsidiary, Digital Power Ltd. has been rewarded a $2 million defense export order from the Republic of Korea. The order calls for providing the Republic of Korea with uninterruptible power systems for installation on Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability tankers being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

These tankers are being built to deliver logistical support, ammunition and other supplies to Type 45 destroyers while they are at sea. Digital Power already has provided an extensive suite of power conversion and distribution equipment for this destroyer fleet.

Jake Moir, Managing Director of Digital Power Limited, commented, “After nine months of hard work by our Republic of Korea partner, C&A Electric, and us, we are pleased to have secured this important contract. This order will be a major part of our forward order book for the next two years and provides us with a platform to develop additional new products for customers worldwide. Our defense business continues to grow with customers in markets that include Spain, France, Australia, India, and now South Korea.”

Amos Kohn, president and CEO of Digital Power Corporation, commented, “We continue to search for new products and markets and are very pleased to have penetrated this important market segment as part of our ongoing expansion into the international defense industries. The recent award of the Republic of Korea naval defense project to our subsidiary, Digital Power Limited, follows the award of the LVPS project by the Israel Aerospace Industries and demonstrates our expansion of power technologies to the worldwide defense market,” Mr. Kohn continued. “In this increasingly unstable world, we are proud to do our part to support our strategic allies.”

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Equisolve to Co-Host ‘Uplisting BootCamp’ August 8, 2014 at NYSE

Equisolve, a leading provider of website development and street communication management to public companies, along with stock transfer agent, Cleartrust, is co-hosting an “Uplisting Bootcamp,” Friday, August 8, 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange, New York, NY. Uplisting Bootcamps provide attendees with valuable information regarding the application process, listing criteria, financial and corporate governance requirements, and ‘a day in the life’ running an exchange-listed company. Featured will be expert panels seating members of the NYSE, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Investment Banks, Legal Counsel, D&O Insurance Specialists, and CEOs of recently ‘uplisted’ companies.

Lead sponsors are the New York Stock Exchange and the Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

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Events will include an expert panel, gourmet meal and networking opportunities. Notably, guests can look forward to NYSE trading floor tours before and after the event.

Equisolve takes the online presence of a public company and turns it into a tool to retain and attract new investors and boost sales. Its proprietary CMS platform uses the corporate website, IR website, newswires, social media, webcasting and teleconferencing and gives Equisolve the ability to market, manage and measure a successful online presence. With servers in over 51 datacenters in 19 countries worldwide, Equisolve’s technical backbone delivers a secure, fast and reliable platform to meet the needs of its customers. If a public company is looking to launch a new web presence, have professionals manage its existing website, or add an Investor Relations page, Equisolve is positioned to assist.

If interested parties are unable to attend the August 8th ‘Uplisting Bootcamp,’ the Los Angeles Athletic Club, Los Angeles, CA, will be the host of the next camp on September 19, 2014.

Other highlights of the August 8th boot camp include the benefits of ‘uplisting’ to a higher exchange, timing and strategies, exchange-listing requirements, understanding the application process and compliance issues and requirements. Confirmed panelists are NYSE, AHT Insurance, law firm EGS, Lippert Heilshorn Investor Relations and Roth Capital Partners. There will be an open forum between 1:30-2:30 highlighted by Q & A and networking.

With a focus on public companies, Equisolve combines design, technology, and expert service to offer the industry’s only self-updating online IR platform. The company has been in the business of helping public companies communicate with investors since 2006.

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SAGE Therapeutics, Inc. (SAGE) Uses Fast-Tracked SAGE 547 as Springboard in Successful Public Offering

This week, SAGE Therapeutics announced the closing of its initial public offering of 5,750,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $18.00 per share. Before underwriting discounts, the offering includes the exercise in full by the underwriters of an option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock.

Acting as joint book-running managers for the offering were J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Leerink Partners LLC acted as lead manager and Canaccord Genuity Inc. acted as co-manager.

The Food and Drug Administration recently granted fast track designation to development program, SAGE-547. The program is an allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors in development for the treatment of adult patients with refractory status epilepticus who previously have not responded to standard procedures. SAGE is currently evaluating SAGE-547 in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE). Early data shows the first four patients enrolled in the clinical trial met the key effective endpoint, leading to each being successfully weaned off his or her anesthetic agent while SAGE-547 was being administered. There have been no serious drug-related, adverse events in these four patients reported to date.

“The fast track designation for SAGE-547 recognizes the significant unmet need that exists in the treatment of super-refractory status epilepticus,” commented Jeff Jonas, MD, CEO of SAGE Therapeutics. “The receipt of orphan drug designation earlier this year for status epilepticus and the fast track designation are both significant regulatory milestones for SAGE-547, and we will continue to work closely with the FDA to advance our lead compound and the additional programs in our pipeline for the treatment of life-threatening CNS disorders.”

SAGE Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and marketing novel medicines to treat life-threatening, rare CNS disorders. Its core program, SAGE-547, is in clinical development for super-refractory status epilepticus and is the first of several compounds the company is developing in its portfolio of potential seizure medicines.

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Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (SKKY) Secure Cloud Service™ to Be Featured at Smart Energy Show in Japan

Today before the opening bell, Skkynet, a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, reported its Secure Cloud Service™ will be featured at the upcoming Smart Energy Show later this month in Japan. There, the Thundercloud™ Alliance will be presenting the service to 10,000-plus embedded system designers and builders. The presentation will include interactive displays to showcase the service’s functionality, real-time performance, and ease-of-use.

Smart Energy Japan is a two-day event in which the public is introduced to different equipment and systems available for controlling energy consumption for consumer, commercial, and industrial user applications. This year’s event will be taking place at the Grand Front Osaka in Osaka, Japan on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30, 2014.

The Thundercloud™ Alliance is a group formed in December 2013 by between TOA Musendenki, Nissin Systems, BellChild, NiC, KOBATA Gauge, and Skkynet. It was founded to develop a turnkey, real-time sensor-to-cloud service for the industrial machine-to-machine market.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those at the forefront of embedded systems development in the smart energy sector to see and interact with a fully functional, end-to-end, cloud-based system firsthand,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “We are looking forward to some engaging questions and serious conversations.”

The Secure Cloud Service™ is expected to be released on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. It will also be featured at the upcoming M2M Conference on August 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VSTA) Announces New Agreement with Largest Shareholder

In an 8-K filed with the SEC today, VistaGen Therapeutics announced that Platinum Long Term Growth VII, LLC, the company’s largest investor, has entered into an Amended and Restated Note Conversion Agreement and Warrant Amendment.

According the SEC filing, Platinum has agreed to convert all senior secured convertible promissory notes currently held into unregistered equity securities upon the consummation on or before August 31, 2014, of either a private equity financing resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of at least $36.0 million, or a registered equity financing resulting in gross proceeds of $10.0 million or more. The deal would significantly improve VistaGen’s balance sheet.

Additionally, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the amendment and consummation of a qualified financing on or before August 31, 2014, the exercise price of all warrants issued by VistaGen to Platinum in connection with the notes, and warrants that still may be issued pursuant to the note exchange and purchase agreement dated October 11, 2012, if any, will be fixed at $0.50 per share or the purchase price of common stock sold in the qualified financing, whichever is lower. Finally, the anti-dilutive provisions contained in the warrants, other than typical adjustments for stock splits, combinations and dividends, will be terminated.

Platinum also agreed to terminate the amended and restated security agreement, intellectual property security and stock pledge agreement and negative covenant agreement, each dated October 11, 2012, related to the Notes, and release all of its security interests in the assets of VistaGen and its subsidiaries in connection with the company’s completion of a Qualified Financing and conversion of the Notes.

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What You Need to Know about Canada’s New Anti-Spamming Legislation

In an effort to beef-up the Canadian online marketplace, Canada recently passed new anti-spam legislation (CASL). Changes in Canadian e-communication laws were unfurled July 1, 2014, and whether you’re based in Canada, the United States or Dubai, if you haven’t noticed the change just yet, you may soon feel the ripples in the way you receive and share email communication with recipients up north.

In short, the CASL runs counter to the traditional opt-out or unsubscribe models to stop receiving unwanted email, and instead includes a strict opt-in model for B2B email messaging whereby recipients must proactively agree to receive email from businesses.

Per the legislation, if you are sending a commercial electronic message (CEM) to a Canadian recipient, you need to comply with three requirements: obtain oral or written consent; provide identification information; and provide an unsubscribe mechanism.

CEMs are emails inclusive of the promotion of a product or service that encourages the recipient to purchase the item or services. This includes the promotion of people, public image, goods, land or even a business, investment or gaming opportunity. There is an exemption for persons sending CEMs to other persons within their organization, as well as for communication between two organizations that have a business relationship.

Think twice before you consider toeing the line with CASL. Committing a violation under CASL can carry a hefty fine – up to $1 million for an individual and up to $10 million for a business.

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Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company Answers Your Questions

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company’s commitment to accessibility and service, focused on small to medium emerging and growth companies, has always been a cornerstone of their stated mission, differentiating them in the marketplace. They go out of their way to make it easy for clients and shareholders to get answers, and they know the most common questions, some of which are shown below.

• What are the best ways for shareholders to contact Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company?

• How should a shareholder change their mailing address?

• How can you replace a lost stock certificate?

• How can shares be sold?

• How can you tell if an old security still has value?

• How can you replace a dividend check?

• Why was tax withheld from a dividend payment?

• How to obtain a copy or a corrected Form 1099?

• How to exchange certificates for DRS shares?

• What’s the best way to mail shares for transfer to Continental?

• How to transfer (change ownership) of shares?

• What are the most common types of security registrations?

• How are shares transferred out of a decedent’s name?

• How is a deceased joint tenant removed as a registered holder?

• What is a beneficial shareholder, versus registered shareholder?

• What is a guarantor?

• What is a Medallion Guarantee?

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