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Carry-on Getaway: Packing for Vacation 101

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The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and everybody is busy daydreaming about their next vacation getaway. But before all of that fun in the sun or adventure in a new place, we need to set ourselves up for success with the perfect outfits. More importantly, we need to make sure all of our great outfits fit into that convenient carry-on suitcase. And that means knowing what to bring, how to style it, and how to pack it. Recently, Lifestyle Expert Christine Bibbo Herr teamed with Tommy Bahama on a nationwide satellite media tour to share helpful tips on styling your vacation wardrobe and packing the perfect carry-on bag. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/OLIB44TUyls According to Christine, pre-planning for vacation is key so that when you arrive at your destination, there’s no guesswork. When deciding on what to pack, always start with the color story and think about how many ways you can wear each piece. Colors should be interchangeable, and styles should be multi-purpose, allowing you to layer and make endless outfit combinations. Tommy Bahama, the masters of relaxation, are the perfect source for vacation-ready, multi-purposes pieces. Their swimsuits are not only reversible, but work great with shorts, allowing you to go seamlessly from pool to party or around town. It’s also a good idea to pack an active piece, like this skort made from performance fabric. It’s lightweight and moisture-wicking, making it a great piece for walking, pickleball or other fun activities. When packing your carry-on bag, planning is important. Try using packing cubes to stay organized so that when you get to your destination you know where everything is and you save space. They are also great to use for your dirty laundry on the way home. Don't overpack accessories. Pick one shoe that can get wet (like a flip-flop), a sandal to dress up or down, a sneaker for walking and staying active and a great pair of Maui Jim sunglasses for sun protection. Plus a packable hat and a roomy tote that you can carry on the plane. For more great options for your next vacation, visit TommyBahama.com About Christine Bibbo Herr Christine Bibbo Herr, aka @NYCPretty is a former magazine fashion director, and currently an on-air TV lifestyle expert and influencer, stylist, fitness enthusiast & on-air guest for QVC. She’s worked for various national glossies including Health, Real Simple, SHAPE en Espanol, Life & Style, Women’s Day, Today.com and more! Her passion for her work and a healthy lifestyle have her covering the hottest fashion, beauty and wellness trends from her uniquely VIBRANT point of view. The power of positivity is her life’s mission, and her brand is about color, energy, & joy. She is a living example that when you insist on making life fun, fit and fabulous, you become truly ageless. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 25, 2023 02:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DRYWORLD BRANDS INC. ANNOUNCES INTENT TO ACQUIRE BRIO HOLDING GROUP INC. PROVIDING ACCESS TO CONTRACTED LATAM RETAIL DISTRIBUTION

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DRYWORLD Brands Inc. (OTC: IBGR) (“ Dryworld ”, or the “ Company ”) is pleased to announce that it has entered a binding Letter of Intent (the “ LOI ”) with Brio Holding Group inc. (“ Brio ”), to acquire 100% of Brio. Brio will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dryworld. About Brio Holding Group Inc. Brio is a Delaware company having the exclusive global license to Brio Soul Brands. Brio’s sales and distribution strategy is focused on Latin and Central America having distribution agreements providing access to more than 9,000 + retail locations and best-in-class apparel manufacturing supply chain solutions located in Colombia. For further information about Brio, please see: Brio Soul brands Transaction Purpose Dryworld’s goal is to immediately place the O Bruxo Ronaldinho collection into select retail locations across Latin America that are already under contract with Brio, and where Ronaldinho has significant brand recognition. Dryworld will complement the market launch with its existing HauteD and CoreD branded collections, and CBD-based health products (where federally permissible). Finally bringing the full DRYWORLD suite of products, including SignatureD and premium Ronaldinho My Global Collection to the masses in LATAM through targeted premium retail partnerships. DRYWORLD will support and build-out the brand with targeted partnerships with high-profile athletes, teams, and leagues. As part of the transaction, DRYWORLD will build out the Brío Soul collection, under the DRYWORLD banner, which has produced proprietary fabrics with exceptional, multifunctional performance for its eco-conscious collections. Matt Weingart, Co-CEO of Dryworld, commented: “ This transaction has the potential to be transformative for Dryworld, providing immediate expansion into Central and South America with an initial focus on placing our DRYWORLD products throughout Brio’s existing retail distribution agreements in Colombia, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. That is why I traveled to Colombia, to meet the partners and hit the ground running on due diligence, so we can get to work immediately.” Jorge Diaz, Brio’s Chairman, stated: "We’re very pleased to strengthen Dryworld's presence in LATAM, a region with outstanding per capita consumption in the fashion and apparel industry. The timing of this transaction will serve as a catalyst to accelerate Dryworld's operations both in LATAM and globally. Also, Dryworld will be able to leverage the expertise, know-how, and distribution experience that Brio’s developed in order to expedite the combined and expanded go-to-market strategy." Terms of Proposed Transaction Under the terms of the LOI, and subject to requisite approvals, Dryworld shall issue up to 5,000,000 shares to the shareholders of Brio to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Brio. Following close of the Transaction, Brio will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dryworld. Terms of the transaction include 3,000,000 shares to be paid at closing, with the remaining 2,000,000 subjects to performance milestones connected directly to revenue growth of the Latin/Central American market. All properties, assets, and contracts of Brio shall continue to be the property of Brio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dryworld; and all sales contracts entered into by Brio shall be assigned to Dryworld. Expanding the Dryworld Team with Brio’s Experience On closing of the transaction, Dryworld’s Board will remain unchanged, however, Chayle Beaudoin (Brio’s Founder, Director and CEO) and Jorge Diaz (Brio’s Chairman) will become Officers of Dryworld: Chayle Beaudoin: Founder, Director & CEO of Brio Chayle Beaudoin is the CEO and Founder of Brío Soul Apparel and brings 15+ years of business experience from the insurance and retail fashion industries across North America, both Canada and the US. Chayle brings a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has a deep passion for unlocking and building disruptive new ventures. Having dedicated 20 years to the practice of Yoga, Chayle has a solid understanding of the needs of practitioners along with a keen eye for fashion and art as well as a love of languages; she is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Jorge Díaz: Chairman of Brio Mr. Diaz is the founder and CEO of Domäne Investment Group Inc (DIG) a private equity fund that has been the first-round investor in several companies that have been listed on recognized securities exchanges. (DIG) and associates have funded projects located in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy, Canada and USA to name a few. The capital raised by Mr. Diaz and his associates over the last 15 years has exceeded $200 Million. For further information on the Company, please visit: Dryworld Investor Relations DRYWORLD Shop | DRYWORLD Instagram | DRYWORLD Facebook | DRYWORLD Twitter For more information, contact: info@thedryworld.com Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the company's acquisition integration and market sectors, COVID-19, and the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the company. Contact Details Dryworld Brands Inc. info@thedryworld.com Company Website https://thedryworld.com/

April 25, 2023 01:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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How AmeriLife is Unlocking the Power of Data to Drive Increased, Accelerated Growth

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If the fervor around ChatGPT and similar emerging technologies have taught us anything, it’s that technology is only as good as the data upon which it’s built – and the real, business-driving insights it can generate. Over the past two years, AmeriLife’s Enterprise Data & Analytics team has been assembling an industry-leading group of data scientists and business strategists who are working to fundamentally change the game for predictive analytics in insurance distribution. Leveraging the latest in machine learning and predictive modeling, the team’s efforts culminated late last year with the launch of Atlas for the 2023 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). Atlas is a best-in-class data platform that leverages proprietary internal and third-party external data to predict the most popular Medicare Advantage plans down to the county level, allowing AmeriLife affiliates to identify coverage gaps in their areas, build more performative and sustainable sales and marketing strategies, as well as support agent recruitment and carrier relations. “The incredible potential of a platform such as Atlas demands an intentional approach that brings together the right people, data and technology at the right time, all combined with continuous feedback we receive from our distribution partners,” said Tim Calvert, Chief Operating Officer for AmeriLife. “The success of Atlas proved that a true, cutting-edge data platform requires more than a ‘field of dreams’ strategy; it’s about delivering a bespoke experience with real value to our partners whose insights can also benefit all of our companies collectively.” “Data and our data scientists are at the core of Atlas. THL partnered with Tim, Mark Springett, and their team, along with our Chief Architect, Jagjit Singh, to create a model that drives insights across the full value chain, driving benefits previously unavailable,” added Mark Benaquista, Managing Director in THL’s Strategic Resource Group. “In its inaugural year, we have seen the impact and are excited for the next set of advancements.” As the team looks ahead to balance of 2023, it anticipates a number of new enhancements, dashboard expansions, and other forecasting tools will be added to its solutions suite for agency owners, marketers and agents to optimize their sales and marketing activities and grow their client bases. Most critically, though, will be the continued expansion of its proprietary dataset, which will arguably be the industry’s most comprehensive dataset of both proprietary internal and external third-party data for an unparalleled view of the evolving Medicare market. “Partnering with our agents, advisors and marketers, along with leveraging data, technology and data science, has allowed us – in a short amount of time – to provide the highest level of actionable insights to help them grow and sustain their businesses,” said Mark Springett, senior vice president of Enterprise Data & Analytics for AmeriLife. “We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the transformative impact of these insights, and look forward to rolling out more resources in the coming months." ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

April 25, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. Acquires H2O and Solar Energy Solutions

Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc.

Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. (OTC: CAFI) is a company that operates in the sports supplement, fitness equipment, and health and wellness industries. As part of its expansion strategy, the company seeks to acquire revenue-generating companies that complement its portfolio and enhance its position in these sectors. As part of its ongoing expansion strategy, Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. is pleased to announce it acquired H2O and Solar Energy Solutions from Branded Legacy, Inc. (OTC: BLEG) for Twenty Million (20,000,000) restricted common stock. This acquisition perfectly complements its existing portfolio and reinforces its position in the market. This strategic move enables CAFI to offer sustainable solutions that prioritize consumer health and wellbeing while reducing their environmental impact. With hydration being a key factor in performance and overall health, having access to purified water is crucial. This new acquisition will provide consumers with high-quality, purified water that meets their needs, supporting their fitness and wellness goals. H2O and Solar Energy Solutions is a provider of water purification and solar energy systems based in central Florida. H2O and Solar Energy Solutions is a provider of water purification and solar energy systems based in central Florida, with over $430,000 in revenue generated in 2022. H2O and Solar Energy Solutions provide customized solutions for residential and commercial customers, offering free quotations and home testing to ensure customer satisfaction. With a strong focus on expanding its sales team, H2O and Solar Energy Solutions aims to generate over One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) in revenue in 2023. Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. is confident that this acquisition will help H2O and Solar Energy Solutions obtain the necessary funding to achieve its projected growth. The company believes that the acquisition aligns with its own mission to offer innovative and dependable solutions to its customers, while also broadening its offerings and delivering even greater value to customers. "We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of H2O and Solar Energy Solutions," said Brandon Spikes, CEO of Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. "As a company that values innovation and customer satisfaction, we believe that H2O and Solar Energy Solutions is an excellent fit for us. This acquisition will enable us to expand our product offerings and provide our customers with even more value." Previously announced the company has also enlisted legal counsel to effectuate a name and ticker symbol change that aligns with its evolving business objectives. About Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc.: Innate Global, Inc. (formerly Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc.) is a company with three subsidiaries that operate in the sports supplement, fitness equipment, and health and wellness industries, respectively. Its subsidiaries are 51, LLC, a sports supplement brand, The Quickness, which holds a patent for innovative sports training equipment designed to improve linebacker training, and Astound NMN, a brand of anti-aging DNA repairing supplements. The company is dedicated to providing innovative products and cutting-edge technology that help people achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Additionally, Innate Global, Inc. is actively seeking to acquire revenue-generating companies to further expand its portfolio. Safe Harbor Statement: The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing various engineering and manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations, shortages in components, production delays due to performance quality issues with outsourced components, and various other factors beyond the Company's control. Contact: Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. spikes41@gmail.com Contact Details Consumer Automotive Finance, Inc. spikes41@gmail.com

April 25, 2023 10:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Accesso Technology Group has "so much opportunity ahead" after acquisition

Accesso Technology Group PLC

Accesso Technology Group PLC (AIM:ACSO, OTC:LOQPF) (AIM:ACSO, OTC:LOQPF) CEO Steve Brown speaks to Proactive after announcing the acquisition of Paradocs Mountain Software, a Canada-based ski software solutions provider. Brown said that the acquisition is representative of the kind of deal he hopes to continues making, highlighting that Accesso will carefully consider any opportunities that present themselves. He adds that there is "so much opportunity ahead" following the announcement. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

April 25, 2023 06:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Ally survey reveals “Bucket Lists” and affordability top-of-mind for Americans

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On this National Bucket List Day, a new survey from Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) reveals that even amid high-inflation and lending rates, nearly 90% of Americans are still dreaming big with their bucket lists – with many looking forward to everything from trips to Fiji to purchasing their dream home. However, more than one-third of people with a bucket list haven’t crossed off a single goal in the last 12 months, and nearly 75% say finances are what’s holding them back. Helping make those “bucket list” goals and experiences achievable for more Americans, Ally Bank has launched a new money management tool that is designed to enhance and complement the benefits of its most popular tool, Savings buckets. Spending buckets help people set and stick to a budget, add more to their savings and get to their bucket lists even faster. “We see our customers, who have created millions of Savings buckets, are much more successful ticking off their bucket list items and they accomplish them two times faster,” said Anand Talwar, Head of Deposits & Invest at Ally. “It has been incredible to hear stories from customers who have been able to experience a bucket list moment, like going to their first Beyonce concert, with the help of a Savings bucket. We believe Spending buckets are a great addition to these tools, which are all designed to help people worry less, save more and reach their goals sooner.” Like digital envelopes, Spending buckets allow customers to automatically set money aside for recurring bills and common expenses – such as rent and groceries – and track their spending across customized categories in real-time. While similar to Savings buckets as far as functionality, Spending buckets are designed to manage money within Ally Bank’s Interest Checking Account, such as monthly and recurring expenses. The digital bank will continue to enhance Spending buckets based on customer feedback. “Spending buckets take the guesswork out of budgeting so consumers can be confident that an unplanned expense, or impulse splurge, will not impact their ability to pay the bills or add to their savings,” said Talwar. “Similar to our Savings buckets, Spending buckets are designed to motivate real behavior change. They give you a clearer picture of your spending habits – and an opportunity to create better ones, helping you afford what matters most to you in life.” The Ally survey found that pen and paper are still the primary budgeting tools for Americans. Yet almost a quarter of those surveyed say that even with a budget, they have trouble tracking and estimating their household’s monthly spending. Being able to visualize money goals and automate money management were cited as being the most helpful features a budgeting tool could have. Additional survey findings include: Travel reigns supreme on consumers’ bucket lists ● Traveling to a specific destination is on 85% of consumer bucket lists – with Italy, the United Kingdom, and Australia coming in as the top three international destinations. ● One in five say a spot in the US is the top destination on their bucket list, with nearly a third (32%) of Gen Zers saying so. ● The top international destination varies by age. Gen Xers chose Australia, while millennials and Gen Zers went with European destinations, choosing the United Kingdom and France, respectively. Gen Zers lead the bucket list game with the most items on their bucket lists ● Beyond travel, Americans also crave quality time with loved ones (58%), financial stability (50%), and want to learn new skills or hobbies (49%). ● Nearly one in four (23%) Americans dream of leaving their day jobs to pursue their passions. ● Gen Zers have hefty goals, with over seven items on their bucket lists on average - significantly more than their older counterparts. ● Out-of-the-box bucket list goals were accounted for, too: buying a luxury car and getting a tattoo (25%), skydiving (22%) and overcoming fear of heights (20%). Nearly 90% of US adults have a bucket list, but money and time are top obstacles ● 50% of adults cite finances as the ultimate hurdle to crossing off bucket list goals, with 75% ranking it among their top three barriers. Lack of time is another key barrier. ● Gen Xers are especially likely to say finances are the number one barrier (61%). ● Sticking to a budget is the top hurdle for both budgeters and non-budgeters, with 31% of non-budgeters citing it as the reason they don’t have one. ● While 81% of consumers are confident in their budgeting skills, half report feeling stressed when they go over budget. ● Gen Zers (38%) and Millennials (52%) are especially likely to struggle sticking to their budget. ● One in 10 of Gen Zers have no idea how much they spend monthly. You can learn more about Ally Bank’s Savings and Spending buckets at www.ally.com/bucketlist. Savings Buckets are a feature of Ally Bank’s Savings Account. Spending Buckets are a feature of Ally Bank’s Interest Checking Account. Ally Bank, Member FDIC. This online survey was conducted by CITE Research on behalf of Ally Financial between March 21 and 31, 2023, among 1,000 U.S. adults. About Ally Financial Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a financial services company with the nation’s largest all- digital bank and an industry-leading auto financing business, driven by a mission to “Do It Right” and be a relentless ally for customers and communities. The company serves more than 11 million customers through a full range of online banking services (including deposits, mortgage, point-of-sale personal lending, and credit card products) and securities brokerage and investment advisory services. The company also includes a robust corporate finance business that offers capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies, as well as auto financing and insurance offerings. For more information, please visit www.ally.com and follow @allyfinancial. For more information and disclosures about Ally, visit https://www.ally.com/#disclosures. For further images and news on Ally, please visit http://media.ally.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 24, 2023 03:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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yourDigitalLab Announces Inaugural Digital Growth Summit Featuring Celebrated Economist & Retirement Guru Tom Hegna

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yourDigitalLab (YDL) – a nationally recognized digital marketing agency specifically servicing wealth advisors, insurance agents and independent marketing organizations (IMOs) – announced today the agenda for its highly anticipated Digital Growth Summit. Its focus: charting the course to navigate the complex digital marketing ecosystem. The summit is taking place virtually on Wednesday, July 26, and will feature a special guest appearance by noted economist, author and retirement expert Tom Hegna, who will also help introduce YDL’s newest digital marketing offerings for wealth advisors, all with one goal in mind: helping attendees drive real growth. “YDL is excited to host our first virtual summit showcasing how the various digital channels can be used by agents and advisors to strengthen their current sales strategies and introduce new tactics to grow their book of business” said JoAnna Barker, head of strategy and business development for yourDigitalLab. “This summit is for every agent and advisor in the life, health, annuities and financial services space who is interested in dominating their results from the previous year.” “I’m really excited about what yourDigitalLab is doing with its digital offerings, especially to help agents sell a broader suite of products such as annuities,” added Hegna. “One of the biggest reasons they often don’t is a lack of confidence and understanding of the products. Together with yourDigitalLab, I look forward to helping them fix that. We’ll show them the ‘math and science’ behind the selling and how adding these products – supported by the right digital marketing strategies – can increase their clients’ success in retirement.” Over the course of the day, attendees will have access to a variety of educational and thought-provoking sessions that will leave them with practical knowledge and a greater understand of the digital landscape that they must navigate today. Sessions will include: Tom Hegna on “10 Ways to Stand Out in 2023” Building Your Personal Brand Bringing Your Brand to Life – Website, Podcast and Radio, and More All About Email Marketing Driving Leads with Social and Video Launched in January 2023, yourDigitalLab has been at the forefront of digital marketing for the modern health and wealth agent and advisor, offering bespoke and pre-packaged services designed to drive more qualified leads and elevate its clients’ online brand presence. A full-service agency – created in partnership with AmeriLife for its national distribution network of more than 70 companies and their agents and advisors – YDL is a one-of-kind solution that combines deep expertise in modern marketing practices with extensive knowledge of the Medicare and wealth business, recruitment and regulatory landscape. “The Digital Growth Summit is an incredible opportunity to bring together Tom’s expertise and prestige in the retirement space with the proven capabilities of a premier agency such as yourDigitalLab,” said Ovi Vitas, Chief Marketing Officer for AmeriLife. “This event will undoubtedly be a gamechanger for attendees and help further cement AmeriLife and its family of companies as the partner of choice for agents and advisors nationwide.” To register for the Digital Growth Summit, click here. ### About yourDigitalLab yourDigitalLab (YDL) is a leading full-service digital marketing agency that was created exclusively for insurance agents and financial advisors with a focus on speed, cost and quality. For five years, YDL have been working to optimize various marketing campaigns designed to deliver the results agents and advisors want. YDL is the trusted choice for agents and advisors looking to drive sales and leads with modern, proven online marketing strategies. For more information about YDL or to schedule a consultation, visit yourDigitalLab.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

April 24, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Super League announces company has agreed to a strategic partnership with LandVault

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Super League President Matt Edelman joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news about the company that is a publisher and creator of games and experiences with such platforms as Roblox, Minecraft, and Fortnite. The company allows users to play, explore, collaborate, shop, learn, and create. Edelman also told Proactive the company has announced a partnership with the largest construction company in the metaverse, LandVault. Super League says it has appointed LandVault as the official builder for Web3 platforms in the GCC region, with a particular focus on the UAE. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

April 24, 2023 12:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder to Urge Warren Buffett to Relinquish Some Power at Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

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Ahead of the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on May 6 in Omaha, National Legal and Policy Center is sponsoring a shareholder proposal and will again call for a separation of powers between the Chairman and CEO – with both roles presently held by legendary nonagenarian investor Warren Buffett – to proceed on what the company says is inevitable, and to smooth the oncoming leadership transition. NLPC presented a similar proposal at last year’s meeting, where the organization’s Chairman, Peter Flaherty, said in a speech that since Mr. Buffett is “the face of capitalism, why don’t you do something to save it?” Flaherty will again present this year’s proposal, and plans to address the company’s flawed reasoning for delaying the preordained outcome. NLPC filed a proxy memorandum with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, which explains why the transition from Mr. Buffett’s concentrated leadership and power should start now instead of waiting until he leaves. The Berkshire Hathaway board of directors oppose NLPC’s proposal in the company’s proxy statement, but state that “once Mr. Buffett is no longer Berkshire’s CEO, a non-management director should be named Board Chair.” “Warren Buffett turns 93 this year and his top advisor, Charlie Munger, is 99 years old,” said Flaherty. “We are not ageists, but Berkshire Hathaway has already designated who the next CEO and likely Chairman will be, so what are they waiting for?” Berkshire Hathaway has identified Gregory Abel, Chairman and CEO of subsidiary Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, as Mr. Buffett’s future successor as CEO. NLPC argues in its report to the SEC that the company’s identity is inextricably linked with Mr. Buffett’s, and if there is not an immediate transition or “handoff” to the next generation of leadership, it will only be more difficult for Berkshire Hathaway to shift from its personality-driven image to a performance-based one. Also, NLPC calls into question Mr. Buffett’s reticence to provide guidance to CEOs of companies in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio, such as American Express, Apple, and Coca-Cola. All three companies have suffered a backlash over their involvement in divisive political issues, a practice the celebrated investor has warned against in the past. NLPC argues that Mr. Buffett’s influence could improve the performance of the companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway. “Warren Buffett clearly still has his mental faculties and his acumen,” Flaherty added, “but Berkshire Hathaway’s loyal investors need to see how the succession plan will work for the long-term interests of the company. He has been different from every other Chairman and CEO in history, he needs to recognize that, and he should give his successor Greg Abel a running start for the future.” Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 24, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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