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Redbarn Pet Products Awarded SQF Certification

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Redbarn Pet Products, a leading manufacturer of premium pet food, treats, and chews, has been awarded SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing certification by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Initiative at their facilities in both Kansas and Paraguay. By passing the rigorous SQF Program they continue to prove their commitment to manufacturing only the most safe, nutritious, and highest quality pet products, just as they have over the last 25 years. “With this certification, Redbarn joins an elite group of manufacturers that are able to achieve and uphold the standards of SQF,” Redbarn President Jeff Sutherland said. “To accomplish SQF certification took the time and dedication of our Redbarn employees. They know how important it is at Redbarn to always work to exceed the expectations. As we embrace the SQF process, it means consistently improving in everything we do.” The SQF Initiative has been addressing food safety and quality requirements since 1994. The Program is recognized internationally by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to certify high standards of food safety and quality for food manufacturer and production companies across all sectors. SQF Certification is not a requirement in the pet product industry. This certification means a company is highly dedicated to the safety and quality of their products. Redbarn has a long history of diligent quality assurance practices. Even before SQF certification, their Quality Assurance team was exceeding industry standards by doing more than 3,500 tests a month on their products. Physical, chemical, and microbiological tests are performed daily while every batch of Redbarn is inspected and tested for safety and quality. About Redbarn Pet Products, LLC: Redbarn Pet Products is a family-owned business created in 1996 by long-time friends Jeff Baikie and Howie Bloxam. They recognized the need for healthy, wholesome pet food and treats that are developed, produced and sold with integrity, honesty and the best quality ingredients. Today, the Redbarn family includes more than 500 employees across North America that share the same focus. Redbarn offers more than 200 products for dogs and cats. The company strives to provide products and information to help pet parents make educated, nutritious decisions for their pets. To learn more about Redbarn Pet Products, visit their website at www.redbarn.com. Contact Details Redbarn Pet Products, LLC Lesley Cramer +1 562-612-7125 lcramer@redbarn.com

May 26, 2021 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sports Betting Social Platform Betsperts Acquires Fantasy Life App

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Today, Betsperts, the leading crowdsourced sports betting social media platform, announced the acquisition of Fantasy Life App, a platform dedicated to providing the fastest breaking news, updates and advice to give bettors and fantasy players a competitive edge, in an all stock transaction. The new entity will be renamed Betsperts Media and Technology Group, Inc. and form the largest social media platform dedicated to sports betting and fantasy sports worldwide. The acquisition will double the headcount of Betsperts. Fantasy Life App co-founder and ESPN fantasy sports expert, Matthew Berry will stay on with Betsperts as a board member and a significant minority shareholder of the company. Founded in 2018, by co-founders Reid Rooney and Austin Harper, Betsperts was created to allow users to share information, content and resources to create a more informed and stronger betting community. Following the closing of the acquisition, Betsperts is actively raising a multi-million Series A funding round. The round will be used to fund growth strategies including talent, adding more content and user acquisition while also making significant advancements in technology. The company is currently projecting revenue of more than 20x its 2020 full year results. “The future of sports betting is stronger social connectivity between bettors and we are leading the way in building the destinations for communities,” said Reid Rooney, CEO of Betsperts. “The acquisition of Fantasy Life App is a major stepping stone in providing our loyal users with advanced capabilities where they’ll be able to not just interact within the community but utilize Betsperts to grow, fortify and effectively monetize their sports betting following much like how influencers leverage other social media platforms.” With more than 10,000,000+ monthly visits across their properties during the 2020 football season, Betsperts Media & Technology Group will utilize content and technology from the two apps to enhance capabilities and drive deeper user engagement. Sports bettors and fantasy players will receive the fastest news alerts, information and social capabilities on the market. “Community and the social fabric of gaming has been a huge part of my life and career. I write about it extensively and it's what led to the creation of the Fantasy Life App for fantasy and DFS players. When I saw what Reid and Austin had built with the Betsperts community I was really impressed. They've done for sports betting what we have done for fantasy - used advanced technology to create a robust and highly engaged community,” said Matthew Berry. “The companies are a perfect complement to each other and as gaming in all forms keeps growing in America, I know that bettors and fantasy players alike will continue to look to Betsperts and the Fantasy Life Apps for more ways to interact, educate and entertain themselves.” Berry will be joining a Betsperts board that also includes David VanEgmond, ex-Barstool Sports and FanDuel executive and current founder & CEO of Bettor Capital. Investors in the new Betsperts entity include Parlay Capital Holdings, Velo Partners, MLB players Evan Longoria, Adam Wainwright and David Price, NBA All Star Richard Jefferson, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, Grammy winner Darius Rucker, entrepreneur and Atlanta Hawks owner Jesse Itzler and Eric Norlin of SK Ventures. For more information on Betsperts, please visit Betsperts.com. ABOUT BETSPERTS Founded in 2018 by co-founders and entrepreneurs Reid Rooney and Austin Harper, Betsperts is the leading crowdsourced sports betting social media platform created to allow users to share information, content and resources to create a more informed and stronger betting community. ABOUT FANTASY LIFE APP Fantasy Life App is a mobile sports community created to level the playing field for the fantasy sports player and sports bettor. Fantasy Life enables members to post, poll other players, get the fastest alerts, and chat about sports—providing an advantage for those depending on real-time information for sports betting and fantasy leagues. Contact Details Betsperts Mike Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.betsperts.com/content/0

May 26, 2021 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Summer 2021: Staying Safe in the Sun

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With summer just around the corner, everyone is excited to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. While this can be the best time of year for many, it’s also the time of year when people are most prone to going out without properly preparing for the sun. Recently, Lifestyle Expert Gretchen Connelie, teamed with Tommy Bahama to discuss some great tips to help you enjoy the summer while staying safe in the sun. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/VYXV95HSapg May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a good opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of daily sun protection. Tommy Bahama is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council and as a member, supports the Skin Cancer Foundation’s work to empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection, early detection and the treatment of skin cancer. Tommy Bahama is helping people enjoy the great outdoors while staying safe in the sun. Select fabrics used in Tommy Bahama apparel, swimwear and beach gear with 30-50 UPF protection have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation for effective sun protection. When getting ready to go out in the sun, clothing is your first line of defense, so it’s important to wear clothing that offers UPF protection. Tommy Bahama has 30-50 UPF protection in swimwear and sportswear. Swimwear with 50 UPF rating and styles are designed to offer extra protection like their long sleeve swimsuit. Sportswear offers 30 UPF as an added benefit to the great styling and performance features. Tommy Bahama has also created beach gear with built in sun protection. The famous Tommy Bahama beach chair that you see everywhere from the backyard to the beach now has a great accessory...a cabana top that clips on to the chair to give your own personal sun protection. It adjusts in multiple positions and is made of a UPF 50 fabric. Also check out the 7“beach umbrella with corkscrew bottom, made of UPF 50 fabric, and Maui Jim sunglasses which have double polarized lenses for ultimate protection. When entertaining outdoors, remember to stay hydrated and plan foods that travel well and are easy to eat outdoors. Individual portions continue to promote COVID safety and keeping foods bite-sized encourages snacking throughout the day. Also, instead of using gel packs, freeze drinks in pouches or bottles to keep items cold. As they melt, you can consume them throughout the day. So, in order to enjoy being outside this summer, plan ahead with your clothing, gear and food/drinks. For more information, visit TommyBahama.com About Gretchen Connelie: Gretchen Connelie is a dynamic lifestyle & trend expert specializing in-home entertaining, fashion, and travel. She has appeared on local and national TV shows with trends, tips, & tricks that keeps hosts & viewers active and engaged. Gretchen’s charisma and ability to share high concept ideas with an approachable sensibility inspires those around her to say, “I can’t wait to try that”. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 26, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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On June 19: Texas’ Largest Super Smash Bros. Esports College Invitational Tournament

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Daylong Super Smash Bros. competition kicks off at 11:00 a.m. CST and will be free to watch online as part of San Antonio Fiesta activities. Students from 10 college esports clubs across the Lone Star State will compete for scholarship prizes. Port San Antonio is building the nation’s largest dedicated esports arena to host similar events beginning in 2022. EDITOR: CONNECT WITH US TO COORDINATE INTERVIEWS WITH: Tournament players and coaches Professionals in robotic, cyber and defense industries that rely on esports technology to recruit, develop talent. Partners launching country’s largest purpose-built esports arena in 2022 On June 19, starting at 11:00 a.m. CST, audiences across the nation will be able to tune in and watch the largest Super Smash Bros. esports invitational tournament to date among Texas colleges. Fifty students representing 10 university clubs across the Lone Star State will face off in a daylong tournament of Super Smash Bros. – one of the world’s most popular multi-player video games. The event will be broadcast live on multiple platforms, including at www.esportsfiesta.com and related social media and streaming channels, such as Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. The broadcast is free of charge and no registration or passcode is required. The daylong tournament will feature play-by-play commentary from seasoned esports casters, post-game analysis and guest appearances by Smash Bros. enthusiasts. As the action unfolds, special guests will also include experts in advanced technologies that are driven by video gaming platforms, including aerospace, robotics and cybersecurity. Port San Antonio, the Esports in Education Foundation (EIEF) and the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) are organizing the event and have enlisted the participation of 10 clubs in the San Antonio region and beyond organized by students from the following universities: University of Texas at San Antonio (Roadrunner Gaming) Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMUSA Esports) Trinity University (Trinity University Gaming) University of Texas at Austin (Longhorn Smash) Texas A&M University (Texas A&M Esports) University of Houston (UH Smash Club) Schreiner University (Schreiner Esports) Rice University (Rice Esports) University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Club Esports UTRGV) Lamar University (Cardinals Esports) The Port is providing a $5,000 prize pool that will be shared among players from the winning teams. The monies will be distributed by SAMSAT to cover those students’ tuition expenses. “Our team is really looking forward to representing not only our school, but also introducing the sport to people who might be watching for the very first time. That’s a big deal,” said UTSA student Cindy Nguyen, who is also vice president and game coach of the Roadrunner Gaming club. “It’s really exciting to be in the front lines of a phenomenon that is growing so quickly. And we’re really excited that, along with other teams across Texas, we’re being given a chance to help inspire the next generation of talent.” “It’s great to see the tremendous support that our sport is being given,” said Isaiah McCants, who will be one of the casters providing play-by-play commentary and analysis. “It’s huge to be a part of the biggest tournament to date between students from ten Texas schools. And it really makes me proud that my hometown of San Antonio is really coming together to be a community for some serious esports talent development and competition.” “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring together families from across Texas and beyond as they tune in to see some top performers and up-and-comers in the world of esports,” said Will Garrett, Vice President of Cybersecurity Development for Port San Antonio. “It’s going to be great fun to watch for those who are already fans. And it is also going to be an opportunity to introduce new audiences to an exciting competitive sport that is growing at a phenomenal rate. Just like other traditional sports, it’s an avenue for young people to develop teamwork, strategy and other skills that have direct application to succeed in their future careers.” “This is an exciting time to be part of esports. It’s great fun, and it also allows young people a new way to connect with one another in competition and a shared love for the game—whether it’s with teammates and other friends from school or with players across the country and around the world,” said Esports in Education Founder Sam Elizondo. “Our organization is focused on bridging that love of the game with practical applications in advanced industries, where students can directly use the skills acquired in gaming as part of their careers or as entrepreneurs.” “The upcoming tournament will be a great opportunity for our museum and our partners to bring together the community and introduce them to our work as a place that is fun, exciting and committed to connecting people from all walks of life with a world of opportunities,” said SAMSAT President and CEO Doug King. “Esports ties in directly with so many of the activities and learning experiences we provide—from cybersecurity to the development of computer programming. We look forward to a great turnout in June and, in the months and years that follow, to have a prominent place in the esports community.” As it grows its 1,900-acre technology innovation campus, Port San Antonio’s commitment to the esports community is underscored by a $60-million facility that will launch in 2022 in partnership with SAMSAT. The Tech Port Center + Arena will span 130,000 square feet to include a 2,500-seat venue that will be the nation’s largest purpose-built facility for esports tournaments. Integrated state-of-the-art technology will allow those games to be broadcast worldwide. The arena can also be reconfigured to host other entertainment activities, including concerts and technology competitions, such as in cybersecurity and robotics. In addition to the gaming arena, the Tech Port Center + Arena will provide a new expanded home to SAMSAT, including spaces for new exhibits and activities focused around cybersecurity, coding and game design. An adjacent food hall with an array of restaurant offerings and a 24-hour LAN gaming area will make the Tech Port Center and Arena a premiere destination for esports enthusiasts from across the nation and around the world. Contact Details Paco Felici +1 210-260-3218 paco.felici@portsanantonio.us Stephanie Garcia +12102388657 stephanie.garcia@portsanantonio.us

May 26, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Osmo Announces New Retail Partnership: Families Traveling Through U.S. Airports Memorial Day Weekend Can Purchase Osmo’s STEAM Products at InMotion Stores

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According to parents, kids love playing Osmo at school, at home, and even while they are on vacation. To reach families with school-aged kids (3-10 years) who love to shop while traveling, award-winning STEAM brand Osmo announces a new exclusive partnership with the country’s largest airport-based electronics retailer, InMotion, plus its sister venues iStore and Soundbalance, which offer cutting-edge and diverse premium electronics for tech-savvy business and leisure travelers. Starting May 29, 2021, four of Osmo’s best-selling kits will be available for purchase at InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore airport and resort locations across the country. “We’re thrilled to be launching our best-selling STEM/STEAM kits for iPad at so many InMotion locations across the country, during one of the busiest and most anticipated travel holidays, and this pivotal reopening time,” says Richard Ryan, Senior Director of U.S. Omnichannel Sales at Osmo. “Today’s parents feel that traveling with technology is a must, even for their kids, who are looking for the best products and entertainment to use while on the road. And, with tablet technology being easier to operate while in flight, kids can easily play with Osmo’s engaging array of learning games.” “The travel industry’s resilience is clear, and we are ready for the pent up demand for travel. The toy industry is experiencing a 16% increase over last year and InMotion is intent on delivering gaming technology to all ages. Osmo is the ideal kids’ system for engagement and happiness while traveling and we’re elated to introduce our exclusive partnership to the traveling consumers. Families are traveling more as virtual education is more readily available. Families look to toys to help keep their children engaged, active, and delighted,” says Eden Goldberg, Divisional Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InMotion Entertainment Group, LLC. Almost half of the retail locations will feature Osmo’s STEAM kits stacked in floor displays, while over half of the locations will showcase a powered display with video, interactive display, and all four Osmo kits. Orlando, Detroit and New York City/LaGuardia airport locations will soon offer interactive displays that allow families to sit and test out products, while shopping. The four Osmo products currently offered by InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore, are: Little Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $79) Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) Creative Starter Kit for iPad (retail $69) Coding Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) InMotion, Soundbalance, and iStore airport locations currently carrying Osmo include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Windsor Locks (CT), Baltimore, Washington D.C./Dulles, Washington D.C./Reagan, and New York City/LaGuardia. InMotion casino locations carrying Osmo include: Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. About InMotion InMotion Entertainment Group is the largest airport-based electronics retailer with more than 120 locations throughout the United States. Together with Marshall Retail Group, InMotion is a part of world-renowned retailer WH Smith. InMotion operates in 44 of the top performing U.S. airports as InMotion, Soundbalance, Headphone Hub, and iStore. With access and insight into the latest technologies for business and leisure travelers, InMotion offers lifestyle products and electronics that include a wide breadth of headphones, mobile power, Bluetooth speakers and travel accessories. InMotion has been the recipient of numerous industry awards that include recognition by Airport Experience News for "Best Specialty Retailer" and "Best Concessions, Highest Regard for Customer Service" for four years running. It has been acknowledged by USA Today as one of the "10 Best" Airport Concession Stores nationwide. InMotion Entertainment Group also remains the only airport retailer to appear in the two industry indexes: Dealerscope's Top 101 Consumer Electronics Retailer List for nine consecutive years, along with ranking in the Top 50 of Twice Magazine's Top 100 CE Retailers. The award-winning, knowledgeable sales associates provide an exceptional experience, with live demonstrations of every product in the store to help travelers choose the best products for their journey. For more information and real-time updates, visit InMotion online at InMotionStores.com. Follow the conversations on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Founded in 2013 by ex-Google engineers Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler, the Osmo Play System fuses digital gameplay and physical interaction to create fun and nutritious play experiences designed for all kids. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR Carolyn Kamii carolynkpr@gmail.com Osmo Karen O'Dell karen@playosmo.com Company Website http://www.playosmo.com

May 26, 2021 04:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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The Chicken Sandwich Wars Get Cooking

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8j9695ATEXA The demand for chicken sandwiches is higher than ever before. 65% of the U.S. population ordered a breaded chicken sandwich from a restaurant in the last six months You might say that bird is the word for customers picking from their favorite menu. Look behind those numbers and popularity and you will find culinary innovation, innovative flavors, and an evolution of process and product. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have released an all-new Hand-Breaded Chicken sandwich lineup, as an evolution of Hardee’s already strong foothold in the space with their Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders that have been fan favorites for over a decade. The all-new sandwich lineup combines the best of both worlds with the Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich and the Hand-Breaded Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, a new play on a familiar combo, available at both Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., along with the Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit at Hardee’s featuring their iconic Made From Scratch Biscuits. With a crispy exterior and savory, complex interior, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken sandwiches are brought to life with 100% premium white meat breast filet that is marinated in signature seasonings, dipped in buttermilk, hand-breaded in Southern-style flour and then cooked until golden brown. As part of the new lineup, consumers will be able to enjoy the chicken morning, noon and night with menu options offered all day long. To complement the release, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will bring the fan obsession with hand-breaded to OnlyFans as the first national food chain to join the emerging platform. Looking ahead, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will continue to evolve their hand-breaded offerings with even more impossible-to-ignore flavors in the months to come. For more information visit: carlsjr.com or hardees.com About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 25, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Water Safety Tips for Kids and Families

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Jtr26YxL4E8 When summer starts to heat up, there's nothing better than heading to the pool or beach with your family and friends to cool off. However, as outings near bodies of water begin to take place, it’s crucial to keep water safety top of mind. Sadly, in 2021, drowning remains a leading cause of death for children, taking thousands of young lives every year in the United States. In fact, every day, two children fall victim to the lethal dangers that are associated with water-related accidents, leaving millions of families questioning what they could have done to prevent the unthinkable. However, if you remain vigilant and put the right steps in place, these tragedies can be prevented. To support bridging the knowledge gap around swim safety, Leslie’s is also announcing a three-year partnership with the YMCA focused on swim education. Through an annual donation of $100,000, the YMCA will extend their water-safety programming to reach children at the highest risk of drowning and provide them with water-safety skills, education, and training. Leslie’s will also be collecting donations to support the YMCA’s water safety programs in their stores through the summer. The partnership includes expanding access to swim lessons, lifeguard training and increased water safety program instruction at local YMCAs Founded in 1963, Leslie’s is the largest and most trusted pool and spa retailer in the U.S. and has everything you need to take care of your pool and spa so you can spend more time enjoying the water. Leslie’s has over 930 stores across the country, with local experts ready to help with all your pool and spa care needs. The company employs more than 5,000 associates, pool and spa care experts, and certified technicians Leslie’s is dedicated to empowering consumers with the knowledge, products, and solutions necessary to confidently maintain and enjoy their pools and spas. For more information, please visit LesliesPools.com About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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The American Legion Family Brings National Poppy Day to Your City

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ugaemVdkqyA Every year around Memorial Day it is a familiar sight. Someone wearing a red poppy. But do you know why it is worn? The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice that is worn by Americans and citizens of allied nations since World War I to honor those who served and died in all wars. Wearing the flower on National Poppy Day ®, May 28, 2021, pays tribute to the fallen and the future of living veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families. Led by the American Legion Auxiliary, each year members of The American Legion Family distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation. The funds raised are used to assist veterans who have medical needs. On the Friday before Memorial Day, May 28 th, wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and show your support for the living who have worn our nation's uniform. All donations received will be used by The American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families. Nicole Clapp, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) National President and James W. “Bill” Oxford, National Commander, The American Legion 2019-2020, partnered with YourUpdate TV and D S Simon Media on a nationwide media tour to discuss the importance of National Poppy Day and how everyone can get involved. How to Participate There are many ways individuals and groups can help bring greater awareness to this symbolic flower, honor our fallen and support the living heroes on National Poppy Day ®, May 28, 2021. EVERYONE CAN HELP Anyone can participate in National Poppy Day ®. Here are a few simple ways: Wear a red poppy all day and tell everyone why. Distribute poppies to friends, co-workers and family and tell everyone why. Collect donations at your workplace to give to the Poppy Program. CLICK TO BUY A COLLECTION CAN Tell the story on Facebook of who you are wearing your poppy to remember or support on National Poppy Day ®. Don’t forget to tag us! #PoppyDay #LegionFamily Accept a poppy and make a donation if you see a member of The American Legion Family in your neighborhood distributing poppies. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DermTech Helps Detect Skin Cancer Through a Smart Sticker Instead of a Scalpel

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/QVe6yyOnK_4 Would it surprise you to know that one in five Americans develops skin cancer during her or his lifetime? In fact, every hour of every day one American dies from melanoma. It is the deadliest of skin cancers, and one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the U.S. Because of the nation-wide closures of dermatology offices during the pandemic, the number of skin cancers diagnosed during March-May 2020 decreased by 43% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. This means there is a potential backlog of undiagnosed skin cancers. Even prior to the pandemic, only 16 percent of Americans ages 18-29 surveyed in a 2018 study stated that they visited a dermatologist’s office in the past 12 months. What if there were innovative and painless ways to get your moles checked at home via a telehealth appointment and under clinician supervision? DermTech has a proprietary innovative technology platform that identifies signs of melanoma at the genomic level and allows dermatologists to detect melanoma earlier and more accurately. The DermTech Melanoma Test analyzes’s genes in your skin sample that is collected using Smart Stickers TM, and with a 99% negative predictive value meaning there is a less than 1% probability of the test missing a melanoma when administered properly. Simply press the Smart Sticker TM on the suspicious spot or mole; the adhesive sticker safely collects your cellular material so it can be transported to DermTech’s onsite Gene Lab where laboratory scientists look at the molecular level for RNA and DNA that are linked to melanoma. Results are shared with your dermatology provider within 3-5 days. DermTech’s test can also be performed with a doctor’s order and remote sample collection (at your home) under clinician supervision. In honor of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month taking place this month, DermTech also launched its #Stickit2Melanoma campaign to urge people to get proactive about their skin exams. DermTech is pledging up to $1 million over the next four years to raise awareness about the importance of skin exams and making them accessible. For every #Stickit2Melanoma pledge to have a skin exam with a clinician, DermTech will make a $5 donation to its nonprofit partner organizations focused on skin health. To join #Stickit2Melanoma, schedule a skin exam with your doctor, take the pledge at www.DermTech.com/Pledge and encourage your community to do the same. For more information visit: https://dermtech.com/. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. About DermTech: DermTech is the leading genomics company in dermatology and is creating a new category of medicine, precision dermatology, enabled by our non-invasive skin genomics platform. DermTech’s mission is to transform dermatology with our non-invasive skin genomics platform, to democratize access to high quality dermatology care, and to improve the lives of millions. DermTech provides genomic analysis of skin samples collected non-invasively using an adhesive patch rather than a scalpel. DermTech markets and develops products that facilitate the early detection of skin cancers, and is developing products that assess inflammatory diseases and customize drug treatments. For additional information on DermTech, please visit DermTech’s investor relations site at: www.dermtech.com. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The expectations, estimates, and projections of DermTech may differ from its actual results and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations with respect to: the performance, patient benefits, cost‑effectiveness, commercialization and adoption of DermTech’s products and the market opportunity therefor. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside of the control of DermTech and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against DermTech; (2) DermTech’s ability to obtain additional funding to develop and market its products; (3) the existence of favorable or unfavorable clinical guidelines for DermTech’s tests; (4) the reimbursement of DermTech’s tests by Medicare and private payors; (5) the ability of patients or healthcare providers to obtain coverage of or sufficient reimbursement for DermTech’s products; (6) DermTech’s ability to grow, manage growth and retain its key employees; (7) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (8) the market adoption and demand for DermTech’s products and services together with the possibility that DermTech may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (9) other risks and uncertainties included in (x) the “Risk Factors” section of the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by DermTech with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and (y) other documents filed or to be filed by DermTech with the SEC. DermTech cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. You should not place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. DermTech does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Media Contact: Sophia Hatef Crowe PR 209-407-9117 shatef@crowepr.com Sarah Dion DermTech 858.450.4222 sdion@crowepr.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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