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Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund Announces Self-Tender Offer for up to Five Percent of Its Shares

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PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE: DEX) (the
“Fund”) announced today that its Board of Trustees has authorized an
issuer tender offer to purchase for cash up to 631,965 of its common
shares, representing five percent of its issued and outstanding common
shares, without par value. The tender offer will commence on Friday, May
31, 2019, and will expire, unless extended, at 11:59 p.m., New York City
time, on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Subject to various terms and
conditions described in offering materials to be distributed to
shareholders: (1) purchases will be made at a price per share equal to
98% of the Fund’s net asset value per share as of the close of trading
on the first business day after the expiration of the offer; and (2) if
more shares are tendered than the amount the Board has authorized to
purchase, the Fund will purchase a number of shares equal to the offer
amount on a prorated basis.

The Fund’s common shares have recently traded at a discount to their net
asset value per share. During the pendency of the tender offer, the
current net asset value per share will be available by telephone at 888
605-8334 or on the Fund’s website at delawarefunds.com/closed-end.

The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek current income, with
a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Fund invests globally
in dividend-paying or income-generating securities across multiple asset
classes, including but not limited to: equity securities of large,
well-established companies; securities issued by real estate companies
(including real estate investment trusts and real estate industry
operating companies); debt securities (such as government bonds;
investment grade and high risk, high yield corporate bonds; and
convertible bonds); and emerging market securities. The Fund also uses
enhanced income strategies by engaging in dividend capture trading;
option overwriting; and realization of gains on the sale of securities,
dividend growth, and currency forwards. There is no assurance that the
Fund will achieve its investment objectives.

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest: (1) at most 60% of
its net assets in securities of U.S. issuers; and (2) at least 40% of
its net assets in securities of non-U.S. issuers, unless market
conditions are not deemed favorable by the Manager, in which case, the
Fund would invest at least 30% of its net assets in securities of
non-U.S. issuers; and (3) the Fund may invest up to 25% of its net
assets in securities issued by real estate companies (including real
estate investment trusts and real estate industry operating companies).
In addition, the Fund utilizes leveraging techniques in an attempt to
obtain higher return for the Fund.

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The Fund has implemented a managed distribution policy. Under the
policy, the Fund is managed with a goal of generating as much of the
distribution as possible from net investment income and short-term
capital gains. The balance of the distribution will then come from
long-term capital gains to the extent permitted, and if necessary, a
return of capital. A return of capital may occur for example, when some
or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A
return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s
investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or
‘income’. Even though the Fund may realize current year capital gains,
such gains may be offset, in whole or in part, by the Fund’s capital
loss carryovers from prior years.

Currently under the Fund’s managed distribution policy, the Fund makes
monthly distributions to common shareholders at a targeted annual
distribution rate of 10% of the Fund’s average net asset value (“NAV”)
per share. The Fund will calculate the average NAV per share from the
previous three full months immediately prior to the distribution based
on the number of business days in those three months on which the NAV is
calculated. The distribution will be calculated as 10% of the prior
three month’s average NAV per share, divided by 12. The Fund will
generally distribute amounts necessary to satisfy the Fund’s managed
distribution policy and the requirements prescribed by excise tax rules
and Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. This distribution
methodology is intended to provide shareholders with a consistent, but
not guaranteed, income stream and a targeted annual distribution rate
and is intended to narrow any discount between the market price and the
NAV of the Fund’s common shares, but there is no assurance that the
policy will be successful in doing so. The methodology for determining
monthly distributions under the Fund’s managed distribution policy will
be reviewed at least annually by the Fund’s Board of Trustees, and the
Fund will continue to evaluate its distribution in light of ongoing
market conditions.

Shareholders are advised to read the offer to purchase when it is
available, as it contains important information.

The offer to purchase and other documents filed by the Fund with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Fund’s
annual report for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2018, are or will
be available without cost at the Commission’s website (
sec.gov)
or by calling the Fund’s Information Agent.

About Macquarie Investment Management

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Macquarie Investment Management, a member of Macquarie Group, includes
the former Delaware Investments and is a global asset manager with
offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As
active managers, we prioritize autonomy and accountability at the team
level in pursuit of opportunities that matter for clients. Macquarie
Investment Management is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group
(ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management,
investment, banking, financial and advisory services.

Advisory services are provided by Macquarie Investment Management
Business Trust, a registered investment advisor. Macquarie Group refers
to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates
worldwide. For more information about Delaware Funds® by
Macquarie, visit delawarefunds.com or call 800 523-1918.

Other than Macquarie Bank Limited (MBL), none of the entities referred
to in this document are authorized deposit-taking institutions for the
purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Commonwealth of Australia). The
obligations of these entities do not represent deposits or other
liabilities of MBL, a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited and an
affiliate of Macquarie Investment Management. MBL does not guarantee or
otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of these
entities, unless noted otherwise.

© 2019 Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc.

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Contacts

Investors
Georgeson LLC (during pendency of the tender offer)
888
605-8334
delawarefunds.com/closed-end

Media contacts
Daniela Palmieri
215 255-8878

Jessica Fitzgerald
215 255-1336

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Industrial Hemp Market Soars from $6.6 Billion to $25.7 Billion by 2034, Fueled by Sustainable Innovation

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Industrial Hemp Playing Key Role in Carbon Sequestration and Soil Remediation Aligning with Sustainable Farming Practices

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Based on a new research report by Fact.MR, worldwide sales of Industrial Hemp Market are estimated to reach US$ 6.6 billion in 2024. By 2034, this market is anticipated to skyrocket to a staggering US$ 25.7 billion, driven by a steady CAGR of 14.5% from 2024 onward.

Demand for industrial hemp is skyrocketing as more and more industries recognize its versatile and sustainable properties. Once overlooked, this remarkable crop is now being embraced for its myriad uses across various sectors. From textiles and construction materials to biofuels and nutritional supplements, hemp’s applications are seemingly endless.

Environmentally conscious consumers are driving much of this demand, as hemp requires minimal pesticides and herbicides, making it an eco-friendly choice for sustainable farming. Its ability to sequester carbon dioxide and remediate contaminated soil further adds to its appeal. Moreover, hemp’s durability, lightweight nature, and renewable qualities make it an attractive alternative to traditional materials in manufacturing.

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As awareness of hemp’s benefits continues to spread, industries are investing in research and development to unlock its full potential. With its multi-faceted applications and sustainable credentials, industrial hemp is poised to become a cornerstone of the green economy, meeting the growing demand for environmentally responsible products and practices.

Key Takeaways from the Market Study:

  • Based on nature, sales of organic hemp are estimated to reach a valuation of $3.2 billion in 2024.
  • The market in Mexico is evaluated to expand at a CAGR of 13.6% from 2024 to 2034.
  • Revenue from sales of industrial hemp in East Asia is projected to reach $5.9 billion by the end of 2034.
  • The South Korean market is evaluated to reach a valuation of $1.4 billion by the end of 2034.
  • North America is analyzed to hold a global market share of 24.3% by 2034.

“Use of industrial hemp in textiles, medicines, and food, coupled with global sustainability trends, is creating opportunities for suppliers. Governments worldwide are collaborating to boost global hemp distribution,” says a Fact.MR analyst.

Increasing Awareness of Therapeutic Potential of Hemp in Medical Applications

Once relegated to the fringes, industrial hemp is rapidly emerging as a sustainable wonder crop, fueling a wave of cutting-edge innovations across diverse industries. As researchers and entrepreneurs unlock its vast potential, hemp is proving to be a versatile and eco-friendly resource, paving the way for exciting new products and applications.

The automotive industry is also exploring the use of hemp fibers as a reinforcement material for lighter, stronger, and more sustainable car parts. These natural fiber composites could reduce vehicle weight, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

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In the field of biotechnology, scientists are harnessing the unique properties of hemp to develop innovative products. For instance, researchers are exploring the use of hemp-derived compounds, such as cannabidiol (CBD), for their potential therapeutic applications in various medical conditions.

Japan’s Industrial Hemp Market Poised for Rapid Growth

The industrial hemp market in Japan is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1% from 2024 to 2034, with the country expected to hold a 29.4% market share by the end of the period.

Increased investment in research is crucial for unlocking the full potential of industrial hemp. Research efforts may focus on improving hemp genetics for higher yield and quality, optimizing cultivation practices, and exploring innovative applications such as advanced nanomaterials or pharmaceuticals. This investment fosters innovation and establishes a foundation for the hemp industry’s long-term growth and competitiveness in an ever-evolving market.

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Expanding Opportunities in the United States Industrial Hemp Market

The industrial hemp market in the United States offers abundant opportunities for stakeholders to broaden their product portfolios. Beyond traditional uses like textiles and oils, there is significant potential for hemp-based products to evolve into biodegradable polymers, eco-friendly packaging, and even biofuels. This diversification, a prominent trend in the industrial hemp market, not only targets emerging markets but also positions hemp as a versatile and sustainable resource with applications across various industries.

More Valuable Insights on Offer:

Fact.MR, in its new offering, presents an unbiased analysis of the industrial hemp market for 2019 to 2023 and forecast statistics for 2024 to 2034.

The study divulges essential insights into the market based on nature (organic, conventional), product type (fiber, seeds), and end use (food & beverages, consumer textiles, personal products, industrial applications, hemp CBD, supplements, other consumer products), across seven major regions of the world (North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, and MEA).

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Check out More Related Studies Published by Fact.MR Research:

Hemp-Based Products Market is expected to reach $1.8 billion in 2023 and jump to a size of $16.2 billion by 2033.

Cannabis Infused Drinks Market is predicted to race ahead and end up at US$ 8.7 billion by 2032.

Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food Market to surge from $459.9M in 2024 to $800.6M by 2034, driven by 5.7% CAGR, marking substantial growth.

Specialty Fat and Oil Market will hit $85.94 billion by 2034 with a 4.6% Annual Growth Rate.

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Baking Ingredient Market is set to reach $41.48 billion by 2034, Driven by 6.5% Annual Growth Rate.

Infant Milk Formula Market: From Growth Spurts to Baby Boom – Projected Surge to $22.35 Billion by 2034.

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Fact.MR is a distinguished market research company renowned for its comprehensive market reports and invaluable business insights. As a prominent player in business intelligence, we deliver deep analysis, uncovering market trends, growth paths, and competitive landscapes. Renowned for its commitment to accuracy and reliability, we empower businesses with crucial data and strategic recommendations, facilitating informed decision-making and enhancing market positioning.

With its unwavering dedication to providing reliable market intelligence, FACT.MR continues to assist companies in navigating dynamic market challenges with confidence and achieving long-term success. With a global presence and a team of experienced analysts, FACT.MR ensures its clients receive actionable insights to capitalize on emerging opportunities and stay ahead in the competitive landscape. 

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Innocan Pharma Announces Successful Preliminary Safety Evaluation of LPT-CBD in Minipigs

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HERZLIYA, Israel and CALGARY, AB, June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (OTCQB: INNPF) (“Innocan” or the “Company”), a pioneer in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, is pleased to announce the success and conclusion of a preliminary safety evaluation of Innocan’s single injection and sustained-release LPT-CBD conducted on minipigs. The animals demonstrated excellent drug tolerance and did not exhibit any drug-related adverse events.

 

 

Recognized by the FDA as an excellent model for toxicology, small breeds of miniature domestic pigs known as minipigs share strong similarities with humans in crucial aspects such as drug metabolism, skin structure, genetics, and physiological mechanisms. In this preliminary safety study, minipigs received a single subcutaneous injection of LPT-CBD and were closely monitored for pharmacokinetics and basic safety parameters over one month. Encouragingly, the animals all exhibited good drug tolerance and did not manifest any drug-related adverse reactions.

“We are thrilled with these findings, which further underpin the safety profile of LPT-CBD following a single injection,” commented Dr. Eyal Kalo, the R&D Director of Innocan Pharma. “With each new data point collected for LPT-CBD, we make significant strides in our quest to revolutionize patient care through sustained-release therapy. Our efforts to continuously gather data to fully characterize LPT-CBD are paramount in our journey towards its ultimate approval.”

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Professor Chezy Barenholz the CSO of Innocan Pharma added, “These results are immensely gratifying and hold significant promise as they highlight the characteristics of LPT-CBD in a physiological setting similar to humans.”

The study involved administering three ascending doses of LPT-CBD via subcutaneous injection in minipigs, followed by comprehensive monitoring of pharmacokinetics and safety parameters for 28 days. Throughout the study, the minipigs demonstrated excellent drug tolerance, as evidenced by blood clinical parameters whithin normal range, healthy appetite, and normal behavior. These findings are consistent with prior safety evaluations conducted with LPT-CBD on diverse animal models including goats and dogs, affirming the drug’s favorable tolerability profile following both single and repeated use.

Grant of Restricted Share Units                                                                                                 

The Company has granted an aggregate of 290,000 restricted share units (each, an “RSU“) to consultants. Each RSU entitles the recipient to receive one common share of the Company (a “Common Share“) on vesting. A total of 150,000 RSUs vest on May 30, 2024, and 140,000 RSUs vest on September 30, 2024. The RSUs and the underlying Common Shares are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day expiring on October 1, 2024.

Innocan also announces that it granted 2,380,000 stock options to employees and consultants to the Company. These options have a strike price of $0.28, with various vesting periods up to 12 months. All options expire on May 30, 2029.

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About Innocan Pharma:

Innocan is a pharmaceutical tech company that operates under two main segments: Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Wellness. In the Pharmaceuticals segment, Innocan focuses on developing innovative drug delivery platform technologies comprises with cannabinoids science, to treat various conditions to improve patients’ quality of life. This segment involves two drug delivery technologies: (i) LPT CBD-loaded liposome platform facilitating exact dosing and the prolonged and controlled release of CBD into the blood stream. The LPT delivery platform research is in the preclinical trial phase for two indications: Epilepsy and Pain Management. In the Consumer Wellness segment, Innocan develops and markets a wide portfolio of innovative and high-performance self-care products to promote a healthier lifestyle. Under this segment Innocan has established a Joint Venture by the name of BI Sky Global Ltd. that focuses developing on advanced targeted online sales. https://innocanpharma.com/

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For Innocan Pharma Corporation:
Iris Bincovich, CEO
+1 5162104025
+972-54-3012842
+442037699377
[email protected] 

NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER HAVE REVIEWED OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain information set forth in this news release, including, without limitation, the Company’s plans for human trials of its LPT-CBD platform, is forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Innocan’s control. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Innocan, including expectations and assumptions concerning the anticipated benefits of the products, satisfaction of regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions and satisfactory completion of production and distribution arrangements.

Forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed in this news release. The key risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: global and local (national) economic, political, market and business conditions; governmental and regulatory requirements and actions by governmental authorities; and potential disruption of relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, customers, business partners and competitors. There are also risks that are inherent in the nature of product distribution, including import/export matters and the failure to obtain any required regulatory and other approvals (or to do so in a timely manner). The anticipated timeline for entry to markets may change for a number of reasons, including the inability to secure necessary regulatory requirements, or the need for additional time to conclude and/or satisfy the manufacturing and distribution arrangements. As a result of the foregoing, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this news release. A comprehensive discussion of other risks that impact Innocan can be found in Innocan’s public reports and filings which are available under Innocan’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca.

Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information. Innocan does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

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