BBX Capital Corporation to Participate at the Sidoti & Company Spring 2018 Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—(Marketwired – March 12, 2018) – BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTB) (“BBX Capital” or the “Company”) announced today that it will participate in the Sidoti & Company Spring 2018 Conference in New York City on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Jarett S. Levan, President of BBX Capital, and Seth M. Wise, President of BBX Capital Real Estate, will represent the Company in a presentation session currently scheduled to begin at 9:10 a.m., and will also be available for one–on–one meetings with investors throughout the conference session.

Investors interested in attending should contact their Sidoti & Company, LLC representative and/or visit the on–line registration link: Sidoti & Company Spring 2018 Conference.

Alternatively, please contact Caitlin Adams, cadams@sidoti.com, 212–894–3341.

About BBX Capital Corporation: BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTB), is a Florida–based diversified holding company whose activities include its 90 percent ownership interest in Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) as well as its real estate and middle market divisions. For additional information, please visit www.BBXCapital.com.

About Bluegreen Vacations Corporation: Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG), founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests (VOIs) and manages resorts in top leisure and urban destinations. Bluegreen's resort network includes 43 Club Resorts (resorts in which owners in the Bluegreen Vacation Club (“Vacation Club”) have the right to use most of the units in connection with their VOI ownership) and 24 Club Associate Resorts (resorts in which owners in its Vacation Club have the right to use a limited number of units in connection with their VOI ownership). Through Bluegreen's points–based system, the approximately 213,000 owners in its Vacation Club have the flexibility to stay at units available at any of its resorts and have access to almost 11,000 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. Bluegreen Vacations also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, fee–based resort management, financial, and sales and marketing services, to or on behalf of third parties. Bluegreen is 90% owned by BBX Capital Corporation. For further information, visit www.BluegreenVacations.com.

Avaya Unveils New Mobile Cloud Service for Contact Centers

ORLANDO, FL—(Marketwired – March 12, 2018) – Enterprise Connect 2018 — Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) today announced a unique service that will enable contact centers to accelerate digital transformation, reduce toll–free carrier costs, increase the accuracy of contextual information, and enhance the customer experience for the ever–growing number of mobile callers. Avaya Mobile Experience, a consumption–based cloud offering, identifies when an incoming call originates from a mobile device, transports contextual information on the caller to the contact center, and enables selected calls to be deflected to the mobile web for a mobile application–enriching digital customer service experience.

Avaya and Post–Quantum also announced today that they are collaborating on Identity–as–a Service (“IDaaS”) using blockchain and other emerging technologies to improve contact center security. IDaaS will initially be incorporated into the Avaya Mobile Experience (see separate announcement here).

Toll–free numbers remain a central customer contact point for most organizations, with up to 70 percent of calls to contact centers coming from mobile devices.(1) Contact centers pay carriers for each call arriving over a toll–free line regardless of whether the call originates on a mobile device or a non–mobile device, adding substantially to operational expenses. In addition, the confluence of mobile callers with the limitations of legacy toll–free solutions often leaves additional challenges for businesses operating toll–free lines. For example, the area code of many cell phone numbers does not reflect the actual location of the caller, which can affect routing accuracy to an appropriate contact center resource.

Owned and operated by Avaya, Avaya Mobile Experience will help enterprises bridge this technology gap. Avaya Mobile Experience will identify mobile callers and collect high–fidelity caller–identification information. A mobile user calling a toll–free number will be given an option to deflect the call to the web. When the caller selects this option, the toll–free call ends–along with the associated per–minute costs–and they receive a message with a link for personalized access to the required information on the company website. Website interactions can be augmented with additional self–service solutions such as chatbots or re–escalate to voice, video and co–browsing for an enhanced, omnichannel customer experience. If the mobile caller chooses to interact via voice, the customer information collected by Avaya Mobile Experience will be passed along to help the agent handle the call more efficiently, reducing toll–free line costs and increasing agent productivity.

Avaya Mobile Experience will provide contact centers with flexibility, agility and simplicity which will improve customer responsiveness under changing business requirements. The service will easily integrate with any vendor's technology, enabling contact centers to maintain their existing infrastructure. Organizations with Avaya technology–based contact centers can also take advantage of Avaya Breeze Snap–ins to add differentiating service enhancements, such as webRTC and co–browsing.

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As part of the Avaya Mobile Experience, IDaaS will reduce the risk of identity fraud by using biometrics to authenticate mobile callers and unlock sensitive data, and blockchain to allow contact centers to verify the customer's validity.

Avaya Mobile Experience will be offered with simplified pricing and no annual contracts or minimum spend requirements. Initially, this service will be sold directly to U.S. companies, and will be applied to mobile calls originating from U.S. or Canadian–based phone numbers.

Avaya Mobile Experience is an integral component of the Smart Banking Demo presented in Avaya Innovation Lounge and can also be seen in the Avaya Booth (1918) at Enterprise Connect, a premier industry conference held March 11–15 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

More information can be found at http://www.avaya.com/mobile–experience, including a form where customers can submit their contact information to receive future updates.

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“The number of mobile calls coming to contact centers over toll–free lines is far outpacing those that come from landlines. With a service unlike anything else available today, Avaya transforms this growing number from a challenge into an opportunity. Avaya Mobile Experience is another example of our mobile–first approach to UC and CC innovation that aims to enhance customer experience by delivering contextual information between customers and contact centers in a way that represents how customers interact with companies today, and to do so in a more cost–effective manner.”

David Chavez, vice president, Architecture & Innovation, Avaya

“While companies today could identify callers and attempt to route for them with more fidelity, few do because of the additional integration and complexity. With Avaya Mobile Experience, the mobile network identifies and differentially treats mobile callers providing expanded experiential options to the caller. In addition, utilizing an Avaya Breeze snap–in, companies can build routing logic to easily improve personalized service.”

Sheila McGee–Smith, president & principal analyst, McGee–Smith Analytics, L.L.C.

Sidebar: What Identity–as–a–Service will bring to Avaya Mobile Experience

Although Avaya Mobile Experience makes use of mobile subscriber data to identify a caller, it is often necessary to fully authenticate a mobile caller prior to the start of confidential interactions with a contact center or mobile web. Whereas the demarcation point for Avaya Mobile Experience extends to the smartphone, Identity–as–a–Service (IDaaS) delivers a next–generation multi–factor authentication (MFA) service to the user. IDaaS is mobile–centric and relies upon establishing a binding between the caller and their smartphone. In addition to using the possession of a smartphone as the first factor of authentication, IDaaS makes use of leading multi–modal biometric technologies (e.g. fingerprint, voice print, facial recognition) as additional factors. IDaaS brings all of this together with the use of distributed ledger (blockchain) technology in order to permanently record proofs–of–identity for mobile callers. In this way, different parties can fully authenticate a mobile caller in a consistent and highly confident manner. For the contact center, this can potentially reduce agent talk time up to 45 seconds. It can also eliminate considerable user “friction” for the mobile caller and result in a far better customer experience. IDaaS is expected to go live in late CY2018, at which point it will seamlessly ride on top of Avaya Mobile Experience.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications offer the flexibility of Cloud, on–premises and hybrid deployments. Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions, for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Statements

This document contains certain “forward–looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward–looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the timing and features of new cloud services and offerings. The Company has based these forward–looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward–looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward–looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company's SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward–looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward–looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

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(1) Figure based on actual Avaya customers' internal analytics.

Avaya and Post-Quantum to Team on Identity-as-a-Service

ORLANDO, FL —(Marketwired – March 12, 2018) – Enterprise Connect 2018 — Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), and Post–Quantum, an identity and cyber security specialist, today announced the two companies will collaborate on Identity–as–a–Service (IDaaS) aimed at transforming and improving data security in contact centers. IDaaS will initially be offered as the identity and authentication service for Avaya Mobile Experience, which is being announced today in a separate release.

IDaaS uses emerging technologies to reduce the risk of identity fraud, which costs US consumers $16 billion in 2016.(i) The threat to contact centers is twofold: they are targeted to extract personal data that can be exploited elsewhere and are subject to fraudulent account access attempts.

The Avaya–Post–Quantum collaboration focuses on creating a self–sovereign identity system, whereby individuals maintain direct control of their own identity attributes and credentials. The 'mobile–first' IDaaS incorporates industry–leading biometrics to authenticate mobile callers; it unlocks sensitive data and uses blockchain to allow contact centers to authenticate the customer's identity and data.

Since data security is central to this collaboration, all data in the system will be protected by quantum–resistant encryption to ensure the highest level of cybersecurity. Sensitive data is stored in a vault protected by full tokenization and encryption that can withstand attacks from quantum computers, securing data stored today against future threats. This vault can only be accessed when multiple parties give their approval, preventing unauthorized access by data center staff. The product also uses blockchain technology to record contact center interactions, increasing transparency and auditability.

IDaaS will subsequently be available independent of Avaya Mobile Experience, as a standalone service for both current and new customers.

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“Securing personal data and verifying identity are two primary challenges for contact centers. As a key focus for Avaya, we see this as a great use of emerging technologies like blockchain to address a genuine business need. We now have the ability to take verified identities and bind them to the actions they conduct. Incorporating this into Avaya Mobile Experience is just the beginning of what we can do with trusted identities, and see broader relevance for a plethora of business applications.”

Laurent Philonenko, SVP and GM, Solutions and Technology, Avaya

“We are delighted to partner with Avaya, who share our vision of future–proofing solutions. Confidence in identity has become central to conducting business, and since this means handling sensitive personal data — which has a long lifespan — it is essential to protect it against current and future threats.”

Andersen Cheng, CEO, Post–Quantum

About Post–Quantum

Post–Quantum protects the world's information against today's threats and tomorrow's challenges. We ensure our clients can carry out their operations safely and securely, with trust and confidence in all their activities. Specialising in innovative identity, cyber–security and blockchain solutions, PQ brings its expertise in cryptography and data protection to solve access, approval, and oversight challenges for clients across sectors. www.post–quantum.com

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications offer the flexibility of Cloud, on–premises and hybrid deployments. Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions, for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com

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This document contains certain “forward–looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward–looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward–looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward–looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward–looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company's SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward–looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward–looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

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(i) Javelin Strategy & Research, 2017 Identity Fraud Study https://www.javelinstrategy.com/coverage–area/2017–identity–fraud

Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Acceptance of Abstract at 2018 Pre-IID Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Symposium

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ—(Marketwired – March 12, 2018) – Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(NASDAQ: IMNP) (“Immune” or the “Company”) a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, announced today the acceptance of an abstract for a poster presentation at the 2018 Pre–IID Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Symposium: “A New Era of Translation and Clinical Science,” being held May 15–16, 2018 in Orlando, FL. The poster, entitled “A Pilot Phase 2a Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Bertilimumab, an Anti–Eotaxin–1 Antibody, in Bullous Pemphigoid,” detailing interim results from the Company's ongoing phase 2a trial, will be available for viewing during the poster sessions.

In addition, results of the study will be presented by Neil Korman, MD, PhD, Director Clinical Trials Unit and the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Professor of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in an oral presentation entitled “Targeting eosinophils in bullous pemphigoid,” on Tuesday, May 16, at 2:45 p.m. ET. Dr. Korman is a member of the Company's Scientific Advisory Board.

Tony Fiorino, MD, PhD, Immune's Chief Medical and Operating Officer, noted, “We are gratified to have the opportunity to present these results in a forum devoted exclusively to the care of patients with autoimmune blistering diseases, following the well–received late–breaker presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting last month. We expect to conclude enrollment of this study in the near future, allowing us to proceed with our plans for an end of phase 2 meeting with the FDA.”

About Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases. Immune's lead program, bertilimumab, is a first–in–class, fully human monoclonal antibody that targets and lowers levels of eotaxin–1, a chemokine that plays a role in immune responses and attracts eosinophils to the site of inflammation. By neutralizing eotaxin–1, bertilimumab may prevent the migration of eosinophils and other cells, thus helping to relieve associated inflammatory conditions. Currently, Immune is conducting two phase 2 clinical trials to test bertilimumab in patients suffering from bullous pemphigoid and ulcerative colitis, respectively. Bertilimumab may have application in other diseases, including atopic dermatitis, immune and inflammatory hepatitis, and asthma.

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Avaya Completes Acquisition of Spoken Communications

SANTA CLARA, CA—(Marketwired – March 12, 2018) – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Spoken Communications (“Spoken”), a leading innovator in Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions and customer experience management applications built on conversational artificial intelligence. The Spoken platform accelerates Avaya's growth in cloud–based solutions and provides a reliable and highly scalable cloud platform for customers of all sizes. Customers around the world can confidently move to the benefits of cloud at their pace and in the way that best meets their needs, building upon the robust functionality of their existing solutions.

Continuing to invest in innovation for the future, Spoken brings a transformative platform with many built–in features that today require third–party tools. This greatly simplified model will make it easier for customers and partners to do business with Avaya. With over 170 patents and patent applications, Spoken's intellectual property will supercharge Avaya's move into Big Data, Machine Learning and AI, as well.

Spoken's cloud–native, multitenant architecture is already fully integrated with Avaya customer experience technologies, providing a robust cloud architecture for Avaya's omnichannel offerings. And because Avaya and Spoken have been working in a co–development partnership for more than a year, several flexible cloud solutions are market–ready today. Customers will also benefit from Spoken's specialized agent quality software applications and services, and Spoken's IntelligentWire contact center automation solutions. IntelligentWire uses AI and deep learning technologies on live voice conversations to reduce after–call work, drive more intelligent responses and gain deeper insight into customer sentiment and experience.

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“This acquisition is the latest example of how Avaya is now moving at cloud speed and investing for the future to provide our customers and partners with the innovative cloud solutions they need. We welcome the members of the Spoken team to the Avaya family, and look forward to building great success together,” said Jim Chirico, President and CEO of Avaya.

About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications offer the flexibility of Cloud, on–premises and hybrid deployments. Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions, for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Statements
This document contains certain “forward–looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward–looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the delivery of a cloud platform, the availability of features such as agent quality software applications and Intelligent Wire services, and the Company's move to Big Data, Machine Learning and AI. The Company has based these forward–looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward–looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward–looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company's SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward–looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward–looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

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