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HomeRoots Partners with Kuehne+Nagel to streamline Transportation and Fulfilment Options for Customers

Homeroots

FEB 27, 2022 – HomeRoots, a B2B e-commerce furniture and home decor platform, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Kuehne+Nagel, one of the world’s largest freight forwarding company. This partnership will allow HomeRoots’ customers to purchase competitive container and air freight services that include a comprehensive one-stop solution to quoting, booking, and tracking freight services. This partnership will help facilitate HomeRoots need for speed in getting goods to market, but also helps HomeRoots offer low carbon shipment options for a more sustainable future. “Our customers, especially mid-size independent hoteliers expect more efficient ways to purchase Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment. They want a B2B online experience that is just like shopping for their own homes. Collaborating with HomeRoots allows Kuehne+Nagel to take a boutique logistics service offering to next level, while increasing opportunities for HomeRoots beyond the typical retail business.” says Holger Altvater; Global Head of Hospitality Logistics. Gil Bar-Lev, CEO of HomeRoots said that “HomeRoots' partnership with Kuehne-Nagel puts the two companies ahead of the competition. There are very few selling platforms that provide logistics solutions on such a scale. The opportunity to work with Kuehne-Nagel is exciting for multiple reasons. HomeRoots' partners will be able to benefit from efficient logistics solutions via Kuehne+Nagel solid network, its leading market position and sustainable product portfolio.” This also allows manufacturers and factories that did not have the capabilities or the know-how, to enter the U.S. market. Conversely, Kuehne+Nagel existing customers who are currently importing furniture and home décor items will can collaborate with an even larger sector of customers that includes HomeRoots ever growing U.S. based sales channel of customers. According to Reuters, 70% of U.S. economic activity results in merchandise derived from ocean container shipments. Many of these shipments are plagued with difficulties, delays, and lack of transparency that make international exchange difficult. Bar-Lev said “Our goal is for our customers who order containers to be able to do so by adding items to their cart on the HomeRoots platform and completing checkout like the end consumer ordering grocery items. The existing process which is highly complex and high touch will be completely transformed. This is a real game-changer.” “Kuehne+Nagel allows us to bring direct access to the next evolution of premier freight service and options to our customers and suppliers” said Diane Narwid, VP of Merchandising from HomeRoots. We relish the opportunity to help ease the pain points our customers and factories might be experiencing in terms of getting goods safely, quickly, and competitively into the US. This partnership will play a valuable role in allowing HomeRoots to be the ultimate one-stop-shop for B2B online sales of furniture and home decor products, but also open doors to additional industry and logistics brokering opportunities. About Kuehne+Nagel With over 80,000 employees at almost 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions. About HomeRoots HomeRoots is the market leader in B2B sales of Furniture, Home Decor, Rugs, & Lighting products. HomeRoots offers an ever-growing e-catalog of products IN STOCK and ready to ship to your location or direct to your customer. HomeRoots customers range from interior designers and hospitality projects to small and large e-commerce/brick and mortar retailers. HomeRoots mission is to offer an unparalleled breadth of assortment at competitive pricing and to make the B2B online shopping experience as easy as the B2C online shopping experience. For more information, please visit https://www.homeroots.co/ Contact Details HomeRoots Diane Narwid +1 862-203-8249 contactus@homeroots.co Company Website https://www.homeroots.co/

February 27, 2023 11:38 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Borealis Foods Inc. to Go Public Through Business Combination with Oxus Acquisition Corp., Advancing the Mission to Develop Global Food Solutions

Borealis Food Inc

~Borealis Foods Inc. is a food technology company with a mission to address global food security challenges by developing highly nutritious and functional food products that are both affordable and sustainable. The company's focus on affordability and sustainability reflects its commitment to making a positive impact on both human life and the planet. With its unique approach, Borealis has a significant opportunity to create a meaningful and profound impact on the world. ~ ~Palmetto Gourmet Foods, Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Borealis, is a world class food grade manufacturing facility with an annual capacity to produce 600 million highly nutritious, ready-to-eat ramen meals, sold in the US, Canada and soon Europe~ ~ Borealis’ Leadership will continue to lead the Newly Combined Company with Reza Soltanzadeh, MD as CEO and Barthelemy Helg as Chairman ~ ~ The Transaction values Borealis at an equity value of $150 million ~ ~ Transaction expected to close during the third quarter of 2023 ~ Borealis Foods Inc., an innovative food technology company (“Borealis”), and Oxus Acquisition Corp. (“Oxus”) (Nasdaq: OXUSU, OXUS, OXUSW), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement on February 23, 2023, that is expected to result in a newly-combined company (the “Company”) under the name Borealis Foods Inc. Upon closing of the proposed transaction, the Company will continue to be led by Borealis’ CEO and Co-Founder Reza Soltanzadeh, and Chairman and Co-Founder Barthelemy Helg. The boards of directors of Borealis and Oxus have each unanimously approved the proposed transaction. Borealis is a food technology company that has developed a high quality, affordable, sustainable and highly nutritious range of plant-based, ready-to-eat meals, which are sold in the US, Canada, and are expected to be soon sold in Europe. Borealis Foods has developed and launched the world’s first mass-produced plant-based ramen meal with 20 grams of complete protein per serving. This achievement in the plant-based protein industry underscores Borealis' commitment to developing cutting-edge solutions to tackle global food challenges. Through continuous research and development, and partnerships with other advanced food-tech companies, Borealis has created ramen meals that are organic, vegan, vegetarian, Halal, Kosher, plant-based, egg and dairy free, non-GMO, MSG free, and TBHQ free, and are manufactured with recyclable packaging. The ramen category represents an estimated $40 billion market and plays an essential role in feeding billions of people worldwide. Reza Soltanzadeh, CEO of Borealis, shared “We are thrilled about the next stage of Borealis and our alignment with Oxus on our shared vision of making healthy and sustainable food accessible to all. By closing a business combination with Oxus, we can fully realize our mission of developing food technology solutions to address global food challenges. This new company represents a significant step forward for us.” Kanat Mynzhanov, CEO of Oxus, said "We, at Oxus Acquisition Corp., have been looking for companies and technologies that have a positive, sustainable, environmental impact on a global basis. Our team has been working hard to find an optimal partner to join us in this quest; we have evaluated many potential candidates and we believe that we have found an excellent partner in Borealis, as a leading platform in food tech, and Palmetto as their first successful application of such innovation on a commercial scale. We believe Borealis is uniquely positioned to revolutionize the global basic food industry.” Oxus raised approximately $172,500,000 million in gross proceeds in its initial public offering, including the proceeds of the exercise of the over-allotment option. It was listed on the NASDAQ on September 21, 2021, to identify and consummate an initial business combination with a target that can benefit from the investment, operating, and innovating experience of Oxus’s management team and sponsor. Transaction Summary Under the proposed transaction terms, Borealis will combine with Oxus and become a publicly traded entity under its existing name. The transaction values Borealis at $150 million equity value. Oxus Capital PTE. Ltd., the sponsor of Oxus, invested $20 million into Borealis as a convertible note in December 2022. In addition, an additional $20 million convertible note from a third-party investor which is expected to fund in April 2023 has been secured. The Company’s board is expected to be comprised of seven directors, five of whom will be independent, consistent with the applicable NASDAQ listing rules. The proposed transaction will require approval of the shareholders of Oxus and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Advisors Oxus: Torys LLP (Canada), Travers Thorp Alberga (Cayman Islands), and Greenberg Traurig, LLP are acting as legal counsel to Oxus (US). EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. is serving as financial advisor and Scalar LLC provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Oxus. Borealis: Nixon Peabody LLP (US) and Bennett Jones LLP (Canada) are acting as legal counsel to Borealis. Additional Information and Where to Find It This communication relates to the proposed transaction but does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed transaction and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the proposed transaction. Oxus intends to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the proposed transaction that will include a proxy statement of Oxus and a prospectus of Oxus. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials will be sent to all Oxus shareholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed transaction. Oxus also will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, investors and securities holders of Oxus are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about Oxus, Borealis and the proposed transaction. Investors and securities holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by Oxus through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, the documents filed by Oxus may be obtained free of charge from Oxus’s website at https://www.oxusacquisition.com/or by written request to Oxus at Oxus Acquisition Corp., 300/26 Dostyk Avenue, Almaty, Kazakhstan 050020. Participants in Solicitation Oxus and Borealis and their respective directors and officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Oxus’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about Oxus’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of Oxus’s securities is set forth in Oxus’s filings with the SEC, including Oxus’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. To the extent that such persons’ holdings of Oxus’s securities have changed since the amounts disclosed in Oxus’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the names and interests in the proposed transaction of Oxus’s and Borealis’ respective directors and officers and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph. Forward-Looking Statements This communication contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between Borealis and Oxus, including statements regarding the benefits of the proposed transaction, the anticipated timing of the completion of the proposed transaction, the products offered by Borealis and the markets in which it operates, the expected total addressable market for the products offered by Borealis, the sufficiency of the net proceeds of the proposed transaction to fund Borealis’ operations and business plan and Borealis’ projected future results. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to material risks and uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Borealis. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including, but not limited to: (i) the risk that the proposed transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; (ii) the risk that the proposed transaction may not be completed by Oxus’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline sought by Oxus; (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction, including the adoption of the business combination agreement by the shareholders of Oxus and Borealis, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by Oxus’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, among other closing conditions; (iv) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement; (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed transaction on Borealis’ business relationships, performance, and business generally; (vii) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Borealis; (viii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Borealis, Oxus or others related to the business combination agreement or the proposed transaction; (ix) the ability to meet NASDAQ listing standards at or following the consummation of the proposed transaction; (x) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, which may be affected by a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Borealis operates, variations in performance across competitors and partners, changes in laws and regulations affecting Borealis’ business, the ability of Borealis and the post-combination company to retain its management and key employees and general economic and financial market trends, disruptions and risks; (xi) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed transaction; (xii) the risk that Borealis will need to raise additional capital to execute its business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all; (xiii) the risk that the post-combination company experiences difficulties in managing its growth and expanding operations; (xiv) the risk of product liability or regulatory lawsuits or proceedings relating to Borealis’ business; (xv) the risk that Borealis is unable to secure or protect its intellectual property; (xvi) the effects of COVID-19 or other public health crises on Borealis’ business and results of operations and the global economy and geopolitical climate generally; and (xvii) costs related to the proposed transaction. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of Oxus’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, the registration statement on Form S-4 and proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by Oxus from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially adversely from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Borealis and Oxus assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Borealis nor Oxus gives or can give any assurance that either Borealis or Oxus will achieve its expectations. No Offer or Solicitation This communication is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Oxus or Borealis, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, or exemptions therefrom. Contact Details Oxus Acquisition Corp. media@oxusacquisition.com VYOO Henry Wong henry@vyoobrand.com Company Website https://borealisfoods.ca/

February 24, 2023 05:23 PM Eastern Standard Time

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OYO Saw 20% Jump in Bookings on Presidents’ Day Weekend

OYO

Global travel technology company, OYO’s US operations saw a 23% increase in per available room (RevPar) for the 3-day long Presidents’ Day weekend (18 th – 20 th February 2023) vs Presidents’ Day weekend in 2022 (19 th – 21 st 2022). Nearly 20% more bookings were made for this weekend in OYO hotels across the country vs same period in 2022. Most bookings for this weekend came from New York, Chicago, Atlanta as well as from popular leisure markets like Nashville and Phoenix. Bookings from OYO’s own platform (website & app) grew by 41% as compared to popular OTAs (Online Travel Agents) vs 2022. Presidents Day is observed annually on the third Monday of February. It is a federal holiday celebrated in the honor of George Washington and all those who served as presidents of the United States. Talking about the weekend, Gautam Swaroop, CEO OYO International said, “Presidents’ Day weekend is a very popular mid-winter break across the United States. OYO witnessed a surge in online traffic by ~33% indicating a strong intent to travel. We have also seen a 15% jump in local travel during this period vs 2022. Travel and tourism across the country is on the road to revival and continued uplift in occupancy and RevPar are important indicators of its growth.” OYO offers hotels access to a large base of regular customers through its app and website, and also lists hotels on multiple Online Travel Agents (OTAs) to boost booking demand and, therefore, revenue. OYO’s best-in-class Artificial Intelligence-enabled pricing software automatically drives the best booking prices across all channels, based on room type, seasonality and other factors, therefore, enabling such doubling of revenues. The company also helps ensure great experience for customers, with ease of search and quick booking experience, highly competitive room prices, automated tools such as Artificial Intelligence powered chatbots to quickly resolve customer queries, loyalty programmes and easy refund, if needed. OYO’s USA operation had recently disclosed that it has outpaced the budget hotel segment’s growth in per available room revenue (RevPar) with an 18% rise in 2022 vs pre-COVID year, 2019. The budget hotel segment in the meanwhile, grew by only 6% in the US, according to STR reports. It also witnessed a 46% increase in per room revenue (RevPar) for its hotels since Covid (2020) with the strongest uplift at 64%, recorded during the peak season months of June, July, August vs the same period in 2020. Coastal Oregon, Miami, Myrtle beach, Houston and San Antonio emerged as the destinations with highest RevPar in 2022. Travel recovery was largely led by domestic travel in the US. Disclaimer: Oravel Stays Limited is proposing, subject to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offering of its equity shares (the “Equity Shares”) and has filed the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (“DRHP”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). The DRHP is available on the website of SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in, websites of the Stock Exchanges, i.e., BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited at www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively, and is available on the websites of the Global Coordinators and Book Running Lead Managers, i.e., Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited at www.investmentbank.kotak.com, www.jpmipl.com and www.online.citibank.co.in/rhtm/citigroupglobalscreen1.htm; the websites of the Book Running Lead Managers, i.e., ICICI Securities Limited, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited, JM Financial Limited and Deutsche Equities India Private Limited at www.icicisecurities.com, www.nomuraholdings.com/company/group/asia/india/index.html, www.jmfl.com and www.db.com/India, respectively. Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk and for details relating to the same, refer to the Red Herring Prospectus which may be filed with the Registrar of Companies in the future, including the section titled “Risk Factors”. Potential investors should not rely on the DRHP filed with SEBI for making any investment decision. The Equity Shares offered in the Fresh Issue (as defined in the DRHP) and the Offer for Sale (as defined in the DRHP) have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and, may not be offered or sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the Equity Shares are only being offered and sold (i) within the United States only to “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) in transactions exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements under the Securities Act, and (ii) outside the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act and pursuant to the applicable laws of the jurisdictions where those offers and sales are made. There will be no public offering of the Equity Shares in the United States. Contact Details Anupriya +91 97911 63065 anupriya.d@oyorooms.com Company Website https://www.oyorooms.com/

February 24, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Freedom Holdings Gives Insight of the New Corporate Focus

FREEDOM HLDG INC.

MCapMediaWire -- Freedom Holdings, Inc. aka Freedom Acquisition Corp (OTC: FHLD ) (“FHLD” or the "Company”), is pleased to announce the new management’s long-term goal in the cannabis arena which completes our plan to re-structuring the company with a productive reorganization in the Cannabis arena. With MEDcann, Inc. as our new majority owned shareholder, the Company is a Medical Cannabis Company focusing on Beverage manufacturing under 420 Beverages which is partners with a 420 - 215 licensed company called the Medical Cannabis, Inc. a subsidiary of MedCann. We are focusing on Research, in medical beverages, overseeing product manufacturing and sales. Our divisions in the cannabis industry, along with their associated products in the medical and health industries plans to Grow, Cultivate, Research and Manufacture CBD and THC beer and soft drinks in the medical marijuana industry with products that help a variety of maladies. Our intent is to conduct and pass Clinical Trials pursuant to offer the credibility needed so we can obtain FDA and Patient Recognition. Since there are over 1000 chemicals in each strain of cannabis it maybe next to impossible to get approval, but we plan to set a precedence and mark the new beginning of history by opening the doors to recognition of the potential future for patient curiosity and satisfaction in treating cancer and the associated pain that accompanies the devastating condition. FDA approval will afford us the ability to pursue Insurance company acceptable to support patient access to our VCO (Visita Care Oil) a remake of the RSO (Rick Simpson Oil). RSO is a cannabis concentrate used for many different medical benefits, including relieving cancer symptoms. Press Release Contact: John Vivian CEO Freedom Holdings, Inc. 260-490-9990 Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements, which may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of the Company, members of its management, and assumptions on which such statements are based. We caution prospective investors that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Contact Details Freedom Holdings, Inc. +1 260-490-9990

February 24, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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RIPKEN BASEBALL TO DEBUT ALL-RIPKEN GAMES IN 2023

Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball today announced it will host the inaugural All-Ripken Games, a platform that will attract the top youth players from across the country to compete at The Ripken Experience® world-class facilities. Players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken Way, compete against elite young athletes, and receive the ultimate Big League Experience. Ripken Baseball is partnering with YTH Sports, a youth sports organization known for its Soccer Youth® brand and All-American Series, to launch the inaugural All-Ripken Games. “Cal and I started Ripken Baseball with a focus on player development,” said Ripken Baseball Co-Founder Bill Ripken. “Over the years, we saw an opportunity to provide a Big League Experience for teams to travel to our world-class facilities, and we’ll continue to excel in that area. With the All-Ripken Games, we are returning to our roots this summer. Our approach to player development is more than just skill. The Ripken Way also focuses on hard work, respect, and sportsmanship.” To be eligible, players must be in high school graduation classes between the Class of 2026 and the Class of 2033 and exhibit an elevated level of baseball knowledge, dedication, sportsmanship, and skill. Participating players will receive All-Ripken uniforms, compete in skills challenges, and play for the ultimate team goal - the All-Ripken Games Tournament Championship. Starting July 27 and continuing through Sept 3, the following complexes will host one series of All-Ripken Games in 2023: July 27-30: The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky) Aug. 3-6: The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Aug. 10-13: The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) Aug. 31 - Sept. 3:The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland) To nominate and register a player for the All-Ripken Games, parents, coaches, and leagues can visit www.AllRipken.com or email questions to scout@allripken.com. Any participants of The Ripken Experience who are nominated will automatically be selected for the All-Ripken Games. Details about the All-Ripken Softball Games will be announced soon. Families, players, teams, and fans can follow @AllRipken on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information. About Ripken Baseball Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big League Experiences while teaching children how to play sports the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky), and Cooperstown All Star Village (New York). Ripken Baseball also brings its youth sports experience to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments. Learn more at ripkenbaseball.com. About YTH Sports YTH Sports is the leading marketing agency that focuses on developing new brands that help shape the youth sports industry. YTH Sports is the expert in event creation, branding, social media engagement, and activation. Global brands included on company’s portfolio are Soccer Youth®, All-American Series, All-American Golden Cup, All-American Super Cup, and Summer Nationals. Learn more at ythsports.com. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://ripkenbaseball.com/

February 23, 2023 09:34 AM Eastern Standard Time

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KOREA’S #1 SHEET MASK BRAND MEDIHEAL ANNOUNCES BRAND TRANSFORMATION

Mediheal

Mediheal announces the relaunch of two core sheet mask collections featuring new fabrics (including Bamboo-derived hypoallergenic biodegradable vegan sheets) and enhanced proprietary active ingredient complexes to boost efficacy. The brand’s Essential Mask Collection now features a new hypoallergenic fabric and treats skin concerns with a boost of new, more powerful active ingredients and the brand’s Ampoule Mask Collection combines scientific skin complexes with new tailored sheets. The new collections are currently available on MedihealUS.com and Amazon, for $2-$30 / 1-10 masks. Mediheal re-developed both legacy collections with consumer feedback as an integral part of the process, while staying true to the brand’s founding principles of dermocosmetics which fuses sophisticated active ingredients with skin health. “We have maintained our number one position in the sheet mask category, globally, since 2015, and are currently available in 25+ countries,” explains Jay Kim, Director of Overseas Business. “To reinforce our role as a global brand and establish our long-term vision, we renewed our brand identity and iconic mask collections to align with the rapidly changing world and to reflect what is most important to today’s beauty consumer. In fact, we engaged with our customers throughout the development process to ensure each collection exceeds expectations.” By optimizing the formulas with upgraded ingredients and sheet mask materials, Mediheal delivers more effective solutions to treat various skin concerns. The brand has also reworked its packaging design to reflect how each mask works for specific skin concerns and its key characteristics, making it easy to understand for the customer. The new collections include products with vegan and biodegradable fiber and packaging made with FSC certified paper and soy ink. The Ampoule Mask Collection comprises of masks that emphasize the functional aspects of scientific complexes: The N.M.F Ampoule Mask (Hydrating & Moisturizing – 8 types of Hyaluronic and 7 Amino Acids), The I.P.I Ampoule Mask (Brightening & Radiant – Niacinamide & Glutathione), The H.P.A Ampoule Mask (Exfoliating & Glowing – Hydra Peel Activator™) and The E.G.T Ampoule Mask (Nourishing & Tightening). The Essential Collection emphasizes ingredients and their efficacious properties, and is comprise of Tea Tree, Collagen, Phyto-Placenta, Vita, Watermide and Madecassoside masks. The new Mediheal relaunch is available on MedihealUS.com and Amazon. ABOUT MEDIHEAL MEDIHEAL, a brand founded on the principles of dermocosmetics, merges science and beauty to provide solutions for your skin concerns. With a legacy of exclusive ingredients and advanced technologies, our research backed treatments deliver effortless results. MEDIHEAL combines the best of beauty and science with convenience for skincare that fits into your daily life. Contact Details Linsey Tilbor Rubin +1 732-991-5294 ltilbor@rellmc.com Company Website https://medihealus.com/

February 23, 2023 09:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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VLASIC PICKLES NAMED OFFICIAL PICKLE OF THE APP AND TITLE SPONSOR OF 2023 CINCINNATI TOURNAMENT

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The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) has announced a title sponsorship with Vlasic Pickles, the leading American pickle brand 1, to become the Official Pickle of the APP. The agreement makes Vlasic® Pickles the first-ever pickle brand to sponsor an official pro pickleball tour. Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport, now played by over 36.5 million people across America. As part of Vlasic’s title sponsorship of the 2023 APP tour, pickleball players will compete this season in The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic™. The event will take place on the beautiful riverfront at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati, Ohio, from May 9-14. The tournament will be televised on CBS Sports Network and livestreamed on APPTV. "We are thrilled to partner with the APP to support the pickleball community," says Lucy Brady, President, Grocery and Snacks at Conagra Brands. "Pickleball has grown significantly over the past few years, and we’re excited that Vlasic can be part of it.” The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic™ will be the third USA Pickleball Golden Ticket event of the 2023 APP Tour, granting winners direct passage to the 2023 USA Nationals. The 2023 APP Vlasic Classic™ will feature several of the best pro pickleball players in the world, competing alongside hundreds of amateurs, senior and super senior pros. “We are proud to welcome Vlasic Pickles into the APP family,” commented Tom Webb, APP Chief Marketing Officer. “This is a truly groundbreaking partnership. We are honored the team at Vlasic shares our vision for the sport’s growth and how it can benefit people across America. Not only is Vlasic investing in the APP Tour, it is helping us share our love for the sport with communities far and wide. Pickleball has so many positive attributes, from its fitness and community benefits, to its ability to be a platform for learning. We’re excited to have a partner like Vlasic Pickles to help us bring the sport to audiences across the country." To stay updated on the APP, visit apptour.org, follow the APP via APPTour.org, on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube. Explore the flavors and varieties of Vlasic Pickles at vlasic.com. 1 Source: IRI US Total MULO 2022 About Conagra Brands Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company's portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Conagra's iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com. About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) elevates the sport of pickleball by providing elite platforms for the best players in the world, right through to the millions of people picking up a paddle for the first time. Serving professional pickleball players, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA, the APP is the first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 tournament stops planned, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. Follow the APP via APPTour.org, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@intersportnet.com Company Website https://apptour.org/

February 23, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How to Calculate Savings Withdrawals for a Long, Successful Retirement

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Planning for a successful retirement can feel overwhelming. You’ll want to make sure you have enough retirement income to cover your expenses, while also preserving your savings for years to come. The key to a successful retirement is being prepared and understanding how to use your savings. If you’re wondering how much you should withdraw from your retirement fund, you may want to use a savings withdrawal calculator. It’s also a good idea to talk to a retirement adviser on a platform like Retirable to ensure you have a solid plan in place for your retirement. When Can You Start Making Withdrawals? Withdrawals from retirement accounts such as a 401(k) or individual retirement account (IRA) are allowed when the account owner turns 59½. Withdrawals made before that age will result in a heavy tax penalty. It’s a good idea to wait as long as possible before starting to make withdrawals. The longer your retirement account has time to grow, the more successful you’ll be in retirement. For example, many people retire at age 65 or later. Those extra five years of contributing and growing your retirement account can be instrumental in ensuring you have enough saved. Calculating a Successful Retirement Every retiree has different lifestyle expectations, financial situations and expenses, so each retiree should have a personalized financial plan. Here are some tips and considerations to help guide you toward creating your own retirement plan. The 4% Rule Many financial advisers and retirement professionals recommend following the 4% rule. The 4% rule advises retirees to withdraw only 4% of their retirement income every year. This rule helps ensure that your retirement savings will continue to last well into retirement. If you only take out 4% of your savings per year, your retirement savings should last about 25 years. So if you start taking withdrawals at 65, you’ll be covered by your savings until you’re about 90 years old. Use a Savings Withdrawal Calculator Using a savings withdrawal calculator can help plan for how much you take in monthly withdrawals. For example, say a retiree has $500,000 saved in their retirement fund. Following the 4% rule, they can see how much they could take in annual distributions. 0.04 x $500,000 = $20,000 So a retiree with $500,000 saved could take $20,000 annually in withdrawals. Now see how much that is in monthly income. $20,000/12 = $1,666.67 If this retiree was sticking to the 4% rule, they could take about $1,666 every month in a distribution. Again, it’s important to remember every retiree is different, and talking with a personal adviser can help find the plan that’s best for you. You can also use Retirable’s retirement income calculator for more guidance. Consider Social Security Income Retirement accounts aren’t the only source of retirement income. In retirement, you’ll also get Social Security payments to help round out your income. You should be strategic about when you begin taking Social Security. You can begin to receive benefits as young as 62, but the amount you receive will be lower than if you wait. After 62, your benefits will increase with every year you wait until you reach full retirement age at 70. At 70, you’ll be getting the maximum benefits possible. Talk to a Retirement Adviser Using these calculators is a great way to start planning for your retirement. For a custom solution based on your unique situation, you should talk to a financial adviser. Retirement advisers can consider your income and expenses to let you know how much you should be saving each month, where to invest and at what age you can retire successfully. Once you retire, they can help you construct a withdrawal plan that suits your lifestyle and financial situation. Calculate Your Way to a Successful Retirement Retirement can be some of the best years in a person’s life. But it can be overwhelming and difficult to plan for. Retirable offers an intuitive retirement platform that helps you grow your savings and access a personal retirement adviser. With the help of your adviser, you’ll be able to create a plan that works for you and have the peace of mind that you’re headed to a successful retirement. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Retirable +1 833-222-1807 info@retirable.com Company Website https://retirable.com/

February 23, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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U.S. Army Rapper Takes Center Stage

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/cr-uqJDUPfk Most people don't know that there are more than 200 different careers in the Army, including musicians. Endless opportunities await Soldiers who are seeking an opportunity to serve the country while pursuing their passions and finding their purpose. There is no better example of the unexpected career paths for Soldiers than Staff Sergeant Lamar Riddick. As one of the first hip-hop artists in the Army, Staff Sergeant Riddick is an example of how the Army supports the dreams of Soldiers in and out of uniform. “Find out what your passion is. What do you love to do? See if that is available to you in the Army and you can still serve your country doing what you love” Staff Sgt. Riddick told an interviewer with Greensboro, NC station WGHP (Fox). If music is not your passion, the Army also has careers in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering, cyber and more. Soldiers also enjoy competitive benefits to help them continue to advance their careers and personal lives, including everything from healthcare, tuition assistance, home buying benefits, and so much more. “The Army has provided a great opportunity to have stability in my life through health coverage, to mental and physical therapy, to my finances. A great thing about the Army is being supported by an organization that also encourages travel and provides the resources. I had the opportunity to spend 26 days in Scotland preforming with the Army Field Band in front of thousands of people, that blew my mind and felt like a dream and I was able to do that through the support of the Army” Riddick added in an interview on WTTG TV in Washington, D.C. “The possibilities are endless” Riddick shared with the audience on Chicago’s WFLD TV. For more information on life in the Army, www.GoArmy.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 22, 2023 02:28 PM Eastern Standard Time

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