(someone/some company) announced (clause)

To "announce" something means to let people know about it publically. Companies often "announce" things like new products, changes in their policies, good news about their sales, and so on:

The company announced plans to close factories and drop unprofitable product lines.

Companies can "announce" things in writing (with a "press release") or in a public presentation (a "press conference")

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