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HC2 Announces That Genovel Orthopedics, Inc. Enters Into a Research and License Agreement With New York University

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/14 -- HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2") (OTCQB: HCHC) announced today that Genovel Orthopedics, Inc. ("Genovel") signed a research and license agreement with New York University for the development and commercialization of a new technology for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Genovel is a Delaware company founded by Pansend, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc.

The technology was designed by Peter S. Walker, PhD; Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NYU-Polytechnic and Joseph Bosco, MD, Associate Professor; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine. They have designed a next-generation treatment for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee that seeks to improve their quality of life and lower costs.

David A. Present M.D., President and Senior Managing Director of Pansend, LLC, stated, "We are excited to enter into an agreement with NYU and Drs. Walker and Bosco in the development of innovative products to treat early osteoarthritis of the knee."

About HC2

HC2 operates as a holding company of operating subsidiaries primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. HC2's indirectly wholly owned subsidiary PTGi International Carrier Services, Inc. ("PTGi ICS") is one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi ICS owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches and media gateways. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. For more information, visit: www.HC2.com.

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