HC2 Broadcasting Helping McAllen, Texas Communicate Critical COVID-19 Updates over its Extensive Over-the-Air Network

March 23, 2020
Offers All City, County and State Governments in its Served Communities to Broadcast Their Critical COVID-19 Programming

NEW YORK, March 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HC2 Broadcasting Holdings Inc. ("HC2 Broadcasting”), a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HCHC), a diversified holding company, today announced that it is offering its broadcast over-the-air (“OTA”) assets across the United States to provide critical information and updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 to the communities it reaches.

James E. Darling, Mayor, City of McAllen commented, “A large part of our community receives their news and entertainment via over the air television and HC2 Broadcasting is helping us share our updates and programming. The addition of this over the air outlet will help us provide timely, accurate health and safety information to the underserved population in Spanish and English.”

“After being contacted by the Emergent Management team of the City of McAllen, Texas, we quickly mobilized to enable the broadcasting of the City’s programming and critical community updates over our local station KAZH,” stated Philip Falcone, HC2’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.  “We are offering all city, county or state governments and first responders that service the communities we reach across the United States to share their programming over our vast platform.”

KAZH serves a population of over 900,000 people. KAZH also reaches multiple communities in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, including Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco and Harlingen. KAZH’s signal crosses the Mexican border and reaches the Mexican cities of Reynosa, Rio Bravo and Gustavo Diaz Ordaz.

About HC2 Holdings, Inc.

HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE: HCHC) diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across multiple reportable segments, including Construction, Energy, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Broadcasting, Insurance and Other. HC2's largest operating subsidiary is DBM Global Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated structural and steel construction services. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in New York, New York. Learn more about HC2 and its portfolio companies at www.hc2.com.

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Investor Relations
Garrett Edson
Phone: (212) 235-2691
E-mail: ir@hc2.com

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