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Esports Fantasy Platform, World Champion Fantasy, Seeks Experienced Gamers to Beta Upcoming PlayerX Product

World Championship Fantasy

World Champion Fantasy, the world’s first online fantasy esports platform, is looking for experienced esports gamers to beta test its new groundbreaking product, PlayerX. PlayerX is set to be released in Q4 2022. Users can sign-up to beta PlayerX for free directly at WorldChampionFantasy.com with code: PlayerX. “Traditional fantasy sports allow fans to engage with their favorite teams, players and games. Beyond watching your favorite streamers and purchasing their energy drink flavor, there has never been an immersive experience for the massively growing esports and gaming market, until now,” said Mike Vela, CEO of World Champion Fantasy. “We’re looking for gamers to test our PlayerX platform and help create the ultimate esports fan experience.” Player X is an innovative platform combining the elements of traditional fantasy sports with esports, enabling users to assemble a dream team of esport athletes to compete and watch live streams, while also offering stats on the matches. Player X has elevated the traditional fantasy sports experience by providing users the ability to customize interactive avatars, theme music, expansive chat capabilities and more. Beyond the fantasy sports application, PlayerX subscribers will also no longer have to search across multiple platforms for the most up-to-date information and highlights of their favorite streamers & athletes – it will all be housed on one non-gambling focused platform that is suitable for all ages - PlayerX. “PlayerX, our flagship platform, will become the nucleus and future hub for how esports fans and gamers learn, interact and engage with their favorite professional gamers, teams and tournaments moving forward,” said Vela. Player X will come to market with multiple seasoned investors and professional athletes, global exclusive partnerships with some of the world's best known brands in gaming, telecom, tech providers, and more, which will be announced over the coming months. All of which will result in a never-before-seen experience in fantasy or esports." PlayerX has a number of industry professionals and athletes serving on its board and as advisors, including 5-year NFL QB and professional esports athlete Kurt Benkert. “Having been involved in professional esports for some time, I’ve been searching for an opportunity to lend my unique knowledge and skill set to a company with a revolutionary vision to expand, elevate and mainstream esports. I’ve found that company and vision within WCF and its passionate team, who is building a truly first-of-its-kind fantasy experience for esports that is non-gambling and family friendly,” said Benkert. “I love the world of esports, its quick pace, its passionate fans, and their intense loyalty to particular games. I can’t wait to help influence and shift the way the next generation of fans and gamers experience esports.” The company will have fantasy games for Valorant, CSGO and in 2023, League of Legends and Call of Duty. For more information or to exclusively sign up for the PlayerX beta, please visit: WorldChampionFantasy.com. About World Champion Fantasy World Champion Fantasy is the next generation of fantasy sports as the first platform of its kind pairing best-in-class technology and UX with the most exclusive content in esports. We are at the future of fantasy and at the forefront of the evolving esports industry creating an immersive real-time interactive competitive experience, live data and video feeds all on one platform. For more information on World Champion Fantasy, please visit: https://worldchampionfantasy.com Contact Details Sterling Randle +1 801-319-6153 srandle@hotpaperlantern.com

September 14, 2022 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) Fall Edition Returns October 20 & 21 to Hudson Yards: Welcomes the World’s Top Cannabis & CBD Beauty, Wellness, Food & Beverage Brands

LMCC Ventures LLC

Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) today announced its first wave of showcasing brands and headline speakers scheduled for October 20 & 21 in Hudson yards, NYC. Launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind B2B trade event, LMCC has grown into the go-to resource and venue for product discovery and extensive category education, connecting visionary CBD and cannabis brands across the beauty/wellness, food/beverage, and technology/lifestyle accessory categories to mainstream retailer buyers, luxury dispensaries, media, and investors. Up to 1,000 attendees from around the world will return to the heart of Hudson Yards, NYC for the LMCC Official Brand Showcase — a pre-vetted, store-ready exhibition — paired with a full schedule of keynote talks, brand presentations, and business matchmaking. Buyer Registration at Highest Rate Ever for LMCC Fall 2022 As an indication of the excitement around NYC and the brand showcase mix at LMCC, 100+ A-tier retail outlets have already registered to attend the show including KITH, Standard Dose, Bloomingdale’s, Rise Cannabis, Etain, The Vitamin Shoppe, and many others. LMCC Fall 2022: INFUSED FOOD & BEVERAGE HALL The first-ever infused LMCC Food & Beverage Hall will make its debut and feature the finest CBD, botanical, and cannabis food/culinary, beverage, consumables, and confectionery brands in the space — especially timely as alcohol sales in the U.S. continue to decline. LMCC’s Food & Beverage Hall is a Harrods-esque, immersive (and delectable) experience and will spotlight leading brands such Cann, Kiva Confections, oHHo, Maison Bloom, Leune, and many more. “We are excited to participate in LMCC with our peers and share how we built a brand that says something about those who consume it — right as we launch Cann in New Jersey and New York,” said Cann Co-founder Jake Bullock." As the number one, best-selling THC-infused beverage brand in the world (10 million cans and counting!), Bullock will be joined by Cann co-founder Luke Anderson for a headline talk on Day 1. LMCC is also pleased to welcome back Chala June from Bon Appétit who will host a series of talks on the infused food and beverage phenomenon, and conduct real-time interviews with participating brand founders on-site. LMCC FALL 2022 OFFICIAL BRAND SHOWCASE SNEAK PEEK Every LMCC edition receives more than 200 applications for a highly-coveted spot in the Official Brand Showcase — an extremely selective edit of just 40 exhibitor booths that will be announced in full during the first week of October. Until then, here are the highlights: Cann: the #1 best-selling THC-infused beverage in the world Cardiff: a collection of single-dose, plant-based superfoods making its debut at LMCC Drew Martin: visionary California cannabis-meets-botanicals brand, returning to LMCC Franny’s Farmacy: best-in-class sustainably-farmed CBD & hemp health and wellness from Asheville, NC Function Botanicals: official in-room CBD wellness partner of Equinox Hotels K'Dara: impeccably-branded all-natural luxury CBD skincare plus shea butter skincare, oils, botanicals Kiva Confections: The world’s finest Cannabis edibles, including chocolate bars, mints, and much more Leune: a very fast-growing diverse-led premium brand rooted in incredible products and purpose. Maison Bloom: elevated, perfectly-dosed infused seltzers transforming wellness and recreation Mind Naturals award-winning CBD and non-CBD skincare products, moisturizers, masks, serums et al. oHHo: cannabis and botanicals wellness company with hemp & CBD chocolates, topicals, oils, and balms returning to LMCC Reunion: certified farm-grown, organic CBD + synergistic botanical blends Sackville & Co: women-led contemporary Cannabis accessories, home essentials, and fashion Stone Road: California-based, superstar queer-led Cannabis brand returns to LMCC Vessel: the world’s leading producer of consumer technology and design-forward accessories WALALA: LMCC’s first-ever Official Brand Showcase exhibitor from Japan, luxury CBD skincare and cosmetics MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS: Beauty Independent, Women’s Health, Drew Magazine, Business Insider As a longtime supporter of LMCC, Beauty Independent returns in the form of an official partnership. Claire McCormack, editor of this leading trade publication, will conduct on-site trend-spotting to feature in future coverage as well as moderate a headline panel highlighting select brand founders participating in the LMCC Official Brand Showcase. “I look forward to digging into what’s happening now in CBD by highlighting the trends and brands I discover during LMCC’s fall show,” said McCormack. Further underscoring the parallels between the beauty and cannabis industries, LMCC is thrilled to present Brian Underwood in his new role (formerly O, The Oprah Magazine) as beauty director of Women’s Health Magazine, who will helm a series of one-on-one executive chats with the top wellness and lifestyle retailers in the U.S. Award-winning beauty journalist Emily Dougherty returns as well — this time as beauty editor of Drew Barrymore’s new magazine DREW and co-author of “The 2022 ELLE Green Beauty Stars,” who will moderate a headline panel featuring a personally curated selection of breakout beauty brand founders participating in the LMCC Official Brand Showcase. The always-at-capacity “Business Insider Live at LMCC” segment will be back on the main stage featuring Business Insider senior reporter Jeremy Berke, who will headline a one-on-one conversation with Tremaine Wright, Chair of the New York State Cannabis Control Board. INVESTOR INSIGHT Merida Capital Holdings, the leading private equity firm in the cannabis space that’s invested in more than 75 companies and manages over $400 million across four funds and co-investments — is now in its 5th year as an official partner and lead sponsor of LMCC. “LMCC is the perfect platform for us to present the next generation of investment themes and highlight how cannabis is emerging as a massive CPG category,” said Merida Capital Holdings managing partner Mitch Baruchowitz, who will also lend his expert insight during a headline panel. “As the luxury and specialty categories evolve, we are excited to grow our partnership with LMCC, the premier showcase in the cannabis space.” Flora Growth, another returning official partner of LMCC, continues to carry out its mission of building a global house of design-led, plant-based wellness brands with the launch of Cardiff (an Official Brand Showcase exhibitor) the return of Vessel (its technology/lifestyle accessory brand), and Mind Naturals (beauty brand) along with its C-suite as headline speakers. EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION Anchin, a premier accounting firm in the cannabis industry, will present its lead tax advisor Elana Tamas to provide key insights and actionable takeaways specific to the fast growing food & beverage category. Fyllo, a software company powered by the largest database of U.S. cannabis laws and regulations will present its CCO Jeff Ragovin to provide guidance on advertising and regulatory solutions in the space. The complete LMCC program will be announced during the first week of October; For the most up-to-date information on partners, exhibiting brands, and speakers, visit lmccshow.com. Brand Application: A limited number of spots remain for the LMCC Official Brand Showcase (juried by the selection committee). Standard exhibitor fees apply. Brands can apply here. Attendee Tickets: Two-day, all-access passes to LMCC 2022 are $695 (receive 25% off through September 30, 2022 with the code LMCCFALL). Purchase passes here. Retail Buyer Registration: Admission is complimentary for qualified retail buyers and their teams. Stores, dispensaries, and e-tailers only can register here. Sponsors: LMCC is proud to partner with Flora Growth and Merida Capital Holdings About LMCC: Founded in 2018, LMCC Ventures LLC is the parent company of the annual Luxury Meets Cannabis* Conference (LMCC) in New York City. LMCC is the premier B2B event connecting A-tier retailers, media, investors, leading dispensaries, and CPG executives to premium CBD, hemp, and cannabis brands — with a keen focus on beauty, wellness, food & beverage. Past participants include retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, Credo Beauty, and Bloomingdale’s; media including The New York Times, Glossy, Travel & Leisure, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Robb Report; and speakers from Mitch Baruchowitz (Merida Capital Holdings) and Cindy Capobianco (Lord Jones) to Bobbi Brown and Frederic Fekkai. For more information on LMCC 2022, visit lmccshow.com. Find LMCC socially on LinkedIn and Instagram. * Disclosure: “Cannabis” in name only. Illegal products are NOT allowed or sold on-site. Local laws strictly apply. Contact Details LMCC Ventures LLC Katie Shapiro +1 303-882-5596 katie@katieshapiromedia.com Company Website https://www.lmccshow.com/

September 14, 2022 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Microban Launches Refresh™: A Patent-Pending Odor Capture Technology that is Completely Metal Free

Microban International

Microban International is pleased to introduce Refresh ™ – its newest, patent-pending, sustainable odor capture technology that is completely metal free. This innovative technology is proven to reduce odors by up to 93% on polyester and polyester-rich blends, even after 30 home launderings. Microban is the global leader in antimicrobial and odor control technology, and has developed Refresh as part of its ongoing dedication to sustainable textiles manufacturing. This patent-pending formula is designed to address the needs of both manufacturers and consumers, by providing an effective solution to tackle permastink without relying on traditional heavy metal chemistries. Refresh is proven to effectively reduce odors on polyester and polyester-rich blends, including activewear, hunting gear and other apparel. By keeping garments fresher for longer, this technology will allow end-users to enjoy the benefits of washing items less frequently and therefore reduce water consumption and fiber pollution, preventing premature disposal and decreasing landfill loading. It also allows manufacturers to reduce their use of pesticidal chemistries. Michael Ruby, President at Microban International, explained the importance of this innovation: “Microban is focused on sustainable solutions, and is proud to have developed Refresh, a more environmentally-friendly technology designed to combat the issue of persistent odors on clothing without using any metal-based chemistries. With Refresh, apparel brands and manufacturers across the world can deliver smart textiles that stay fresher for longer, extending their usable lifetime and reducing the mountains of textile waste that end up in landfill each year. Refresh complements Microban’s Scentry ® and Scentry Revive ® technologies perfectly, now providing three world-class bluesign ® -listed technologies for apparel brands to specify at the mill level for odor control applications.” Refresh can be incorporated during the manufacturing processes for polyester and polyester-rich blends products as an easy-to-use and particle-free one-part liquid solution, avoiding any concerns about settlement during storage and mixing. It is fully water soluble and will not negatively impact fabric properties. Dr. Yihong Li, Senior Technical Manager for Textiles at Microban International, elaborated: “Refresh has been meticulously designed to provide effective odor protection that not only contributes to sustainable initiatives, but also seamlessly integrates into polyester textile manufacturing processes. Microban has applied its expertise and extensive technical knowledge to develop this technology to meet industry demands for smarter textile products.” Refresh is available to apparel brands and manufacturers globally, along with Microban’s support and expertise. Find out more at https://www.microban.com/odor-control/technologies/refresh and get in touch with a representative today! About Microban International Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is home to the most trusted and well-known global brands in the antimicrobial, odor control, and sanitization / disinfection markets – Microban ® and Ultra-Fresh ®. Our organization has experienced over 100 collective years of growth and has revolutionized the industry. As the global leader, our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban International drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban and Ultra-Fresh brands and our technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.microban.com. © 2022 kdm communications limited Contact Details Sarah Khan on behalf of kdm communications limited Fax: +44 (0) 1480 477833 +44 1480 405333 ideas@kdm-communications.com Audrey Jestin on behalf of kdm communications limited Fax: +44 (0) 1480 477833 +44 1480 405333 ideas@kdm-communications.com Company Website https://www.microban.com/

September 14, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Karma Launches New Brand Identity, Introduces the Future of Online Shopping

Karma

Karma, the app that helps shoppers get what they want at the lowest price, unveiled its new corporate brand today. The new brand and visual identity highlight Karma’s mission to change the way people shop, putting them in control of what they want. The company also announced it had reached a savings milestone, helping its four million plus users save more than $300 million. Karma’s app and browser extension use AI to alert shoppers to price and stock changes while also applying coupons automatically to their carts. The new branding is rooted in Karma’s relentless focus on an effortless online shopping experience, from inspiration to purchase. “Karma is on a mission to help online shoppers shop smarter and without the FOMO baggage,” said Jonathan Friedman, co-founder and CEO of Karma. “If you want it, we’re on it - no judgment, no agenda. We do the heavy lifting using the best technology to empower shoppers in unbelievable ways. We have some of the largest retailers in the world as partners, helping consumers make the stuff they want theirs. As we enter the holiday season, our new brand and features will help Karma reach more shoppers, giving them choices over how and when they buy, and confidence they’re doing things the smart way.” Research shows that Gen Z shoppers tend to be more price-conscious and prefer to shop from brands they can identify with. Karma addresses these preferences and highlights its ability to deliver value, personal choice, and authentic brands through advanced technology with the new identity. The Karma rebrand includes a new logo designed to be lifestyle chic with fine clean lines to represent the company’s techie side. Karma will be promoting the rebrand with a multi-channel, multi-market advertising and influencer campaign. The campaign will run across digital, social media, influencer marketing, and affiliate marketing channels. “Our new branding highlights our passion for creative and storytelling and having a unique personality in a very noisy consumer environment. Karma’s purpose is to make online shopping way better - if you want something, we will make it yours. We will even tell you to wait and NOT shop now,” said Mor Pesso Eblagon, Chief Marketing Officer at Karma. “Karma’s new look and feel is all part of a strategy - we are 100% focused on turning the shoppers of the world to professionally savvy online shoppers.” Karma has more than 100,000 retail partners on its platform, including some of the world’s leading brands, which receive massive boosts in site traffic from Karma’s users to their eCommerce platforms. Freidman added, “We have more exciting plans in the works, including unique new features to further improve the online shopping experience.” About Karma Karma is an easy-to-use AI shopping tool that powers an automated smart shopping experience on users' laptops or smartphones to save them time and money. Following a simple free download, users start their online shopping journey. Karma lets you save items from any brand to one wishlist and get real-time back/out of stock and price drops alerts. It also automatically integrates and applies valid discount offers, coupons, and cash-back rebates from its 100K+ retail partners. For more information and to download Karma, visit www.karmanow.com. Contact Details LoBello Communications Sivan Ron Sivan@LoBelloCommunications.com Company Website https://www.karmanow.com/

September 14, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie™ Campaign is Back

Tim Hortons

Every year, Tim Hortons restaurant owners show their dedication to supporting their communities through the annual week-long Smile Cookie campaign. The annual campaign sees 100% of purchases* from each Smile Cookie – a chocolate chunk cookie topped with pink and blue icing drawing out a smile – donated to local charities. Last year, over $230k was raised to support 18 charities and hospitals across the US. Back again for its 26th year, Tim Hortons Smile Cookie week is a much-anticipated event in communities across the U.S. and Canada. “At Tim Hortons, we take pride in being part of and serving our local communities,” said Axel Schwan, President of Tim Hortons. “As we enter our 26 th year of the Smile Cookie campaign, we continue to be inspired to see Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners come together to give back to their neighbors.” To participate in this year’s Smile Cookie campaign, visit your local Tim Hortons restaurant or place a digital order through the Tim Hortons app and/or website. The Smile Cookie sells for $1.00, excluding taxes. For a full list of local charities benefiting from Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign, visit timhortons.com/smile-cookie. Guests can also show how they are supporting the annual campaign by using #SmileCookie hashtag on social media. Smile Cookie Campaign Facts For over 25 years, Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests across North America have been spreading smiles. The Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons Restaurants in Canada and US. Nationally, Tim Hortons Restaurant owners support more than 21 local US charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie campaign. Last year, the Smile Cookie campaign raised over $230k across the US. Join the conversation online and share your smiles on social media using the hashtag #SmileCookie. *$1 per cookie, excluding taxes. About TIM HORTONS® Tim Hortons® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capp® beverages), fresh baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at www.timhortons.com. Contact Details Alison Brod Marketing + Communications Adrianna Lauricella +1 212-230-1800 tims@abmc-us.com Company Website https://www.timhortons.com/

September 14, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NEW TREND: WELLNESS VACATIONS

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

September 14, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Next Big Innovation by Bear Quartz has arrived

Bear Quartz

With the Introduction of an all new Lowrider, Bear Quartz has brought another moment to raise the standard of the industry, further solidifying their status with another game changer. The Lowrider The All-new Lowrider has a unique design unlike any other banger. Opposed to sitting Level to the bucket, The Lowrider descends at approximately 45 degrees at the neck where the bucket is fully pulled. The Sleek, elongated, Hourglass design is combined with quadruple auto function.The Lowrider not only brings a beautiful aesthetic with its Descended Bucket, it delivers optimal functionality, with increased consumer comfort. Problems and Solutions: Traditionally angled bangers sit higher and closer to the consumer, and rig, allowing an easier path for reclaim to enter the neck of the banger and glass. However, with The Lowrider, the descended bucket allows gravity to work with you, to help reduce the amount of concentrate pulled into the neck of the banger. The difficult, and unique, angle at which the full weld is pulled on the Lowrider, requires a lot more effort for the material to travel upwards and then down into consumer glass. Not only does the Descending bucket bring added thermal shock protection from heat related stress fractures. This Revolutionary design allows increased user comfort and consumption through the distance provided. Functionality is key Of course, what is every great innovation without exquisite functionality. And we expected the Lowrider to be nothing short of it. The Bucket on the all-new Lowrider is extremely unique. The Bear Quartz Creation, the Hourglass, was elongated and turned into a diameter of 22mm at the base and dish, tapering in the middle. Combined with a thick 4mm Base, The Lowrider delivers a new level of optimal heat retention, effortless pull, and improved protection.This Stylish design is equipped with quadruple auto function, which provides multiple purposes. With 1 to 2 pearls inside the Lowrider, the added circulation gives you a seamless rotation, and distribution of airflow and concentrate. The added force generated by this design then helps create a small field in the bucket, which helps keep the concentrate down, and in the base, significantly reducing the amount of reclaim lost upwards.It is safe to say this innovation is unlike anything in the market today. About Bear Quartz Bear Quartz is literally taking it to a whole new level. Crafting Industry game changers like the Highbrid, the Bear Slurper, the Hourglass, and now the Lowrider. Bear Quartz continues to bring us the newest innovations in the quartz industry, all while still maintaining the company foundations of supreme customer service, superior quality, and phenomenal value. Bear Quartz continues to show us why they are the # 1 sold quartz brand in the world. Website | Instagram Contact Details Bear Quartz Roman Bejarano Roman@BearQuartz.com

September 14, 2022 02:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE PR NET ANNOUNCES ‘THE PR NET 100’ 2022 LIST

The PR Net

The PR Net, the premier network for marketing and communications professionals, announced today ‘The PR Net 100’ 2022 list, an annual program that recognizes talent, innovation and influence in the PR agency industry. “We are thrilled to announce this year’s The PR Net 100 list. This extraordinary line up of agencies ( link here ) is an exciting and diverse group from across the US and beyond, that is moving the industry forward with intelligence, innovation and purpose” said The PR Net founder, Lisa Smith. New this year was the addition of the ‘Next Gen’ sublist which recognizes the next generation of PR agencies - a small group of exemplary agencies established in recent years, whose performance and innovation belies their short time in business. The PR Net appointed a judging committee of esteemed industry professionals to evaluate this year’s applications, including Lynn Tesoro, founding partner, HL Group, Jessica Stacey, Senior Vice President, External Communications, Event + Experiential Marketing, Sephora, Noora Raj Brown, EVP Brand, goop, Anu Rao, Vice President Communications, LVMH Moet Hennessy, Deidrea Miller, head of communications, Christie’s Americas, Eneuri Acosta, Chief Brand Officer, Hodinkee, Aziza Johnson, Vice President Corporate Affairs & Communications, American Express and Andrew Taylor, head of brand PR, Neiman Marcus. The PR Net will celebrate the recipients at a cocktail reception on September 20 th, 2022 at The Ned Nomad in New York City. ABOUT THE PR NET: The PR Net is the premier global network for marketing and communications professionals. It is a modern take on the classic networking club and an "industry insider favorite” for executives looking for a central platform for industry intelligence and connections. Founded by industry veteran Lisa Smith in 2015, The PR Net consists of online content that reads like a magazine, member-only services, and highly sought-after digital and in-person member events. Contact Details The PR Net Alex Delgado adelgado@theprnet.com Company Website https://theprnet.com/

September 13, 2022 01:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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A-CAP and AmeriLife Enhance APP Annuity with Addition of ESG Macro 5 Index from Credit Suisse

AmeriLife

A-CAP and AmeriLife today announced the addition of the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index (Bloomberg: CSEAGESG) to their industry-leading Accumulation Protector Plus SM (“APP”) Annuity, a 10-year fixed indexed annuity, offered through A-CAP’s subsidiaries, Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company and Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company. The Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index will add an innovative, multi-asset approach, with a focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) standards. The index also offers exposure to components across regions and asset classes in an attempt to mitigate market unpredictability as well as benefit from opportunities across different market cycles and geographies. “Two years ago, this month, we launched the APP Annuity offering exclusive access to the Credit Suisse Momentum Index and guaranteed participation rates for ten years. With a bespoke index designed to perform well in all market conditions, and a revolutionary, 10-year guaranteed participation rate product design, the APP Annuity was the first of its kind in our industry,” said Doug George, head of Life and Annuity for A-CAP. “Today, we are proud to further enhance the APP Annuity’s value by adding exclusive access to the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index with similar 10-year guaranteed participation rates.” The fully rules-based Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index provides a global equity component that offers exposure to a risk-weighted basket of four regional indices from leading ESG index provider MSCI, designed to maximize exposure to positive environmental, social and governance scores, as identified by MSCI. A basket of macro components, comprised of sub-strategies across fixed income, commodities and currencies components, further seeks to identify trend patterns in the markets and to benefit from the difference in yields between different instruments. Combined with a daily adjustment to target index volatility a 5% to generate consistent returns over time, the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 index seeks to combine stable growth with sustainably focused and impact investment. “We are thrilled that A-CAP and AmeriLife have collaborated with Credit Suisse again,” said Andrew Ip Ping Wah, head of Insurance Solutions for Credit Suisse. “The Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index provides a new option to policyholders wanting exposure to companies filtered through MSCI’s Environmental, Social and Governance criteria.” “Since its launch in 2020, the APP Annuity has proven to be a differentiator for AmeriLife’s distribution and a key offering of our holistic product portfolio,” added Denny Southern, president of Annuity & Retirement Planning for AmeriLife. “The addition of the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index will only make this incredible product better by delivering the diversity, flexibility and performance that today’s discerning investors are craving.” The product and indices described above are a summary only. All benefits and features are subject to the actual terms and conditions of the annuity contract. To learn more about the Accumulation Protector Plus℠ (“APP”) Annuity and the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 index, licensed agents and financial advisors can visit www.sslco.com/app, www.aclico.com/app, indices.credit-suisse.com/CSEAGESG, or contact Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company’s sales team at 800-247-1423 and Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company’s sales team at 844-442-3847. Attributions and Disclaimers with Respect to Credit Suisse The Credit Suisse Momentum Index and the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index (the “Indices”) and “Credit Suisse”, and any trademarks, service marks and logos related thereto are service marks of Credit Suisse Group AG, Credit Suisse International, or one of their affiliates (collectively, “ Credit Suisse ”). Credit Suisse has no relationship to Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company or Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company, other than the licensing of the Credit Suisse Momentum Index and the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index and its service marks for use in connection with the Accumulation Protector Plus SM Annuity and certain hedging arrangements and is not a party to any transaction contemplated hereby. Credit Suisse shall not be liable for the results obtained by using, investing in, or trading the Accumulation Protector Plus SM Annuity. Credit Suisse has not created, published or approved this document and accepts no responsibility or liability for its contents or use. Obligations to make payments under the Accumulation Protector Plus SM Annuity are solely the obligation of Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company or Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company and are not the responsibility of Credit Suisse. There is currently no universal definition or exhaustive list defining the issues or factors that are covered by the concept of “ESG” (Environmental, Social, Governance). Credit Suisse’s view of ESG is based solely on Credit Suisse’s current opinions, assumptions, and interpretations, which may evolve over time and are subject to change. MSCI Indices are the exclusive property of MSCI Inc. (“MSCI”). MSCI and the MSCI index names are service mark(s) of MSCI or its affiliates and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Credit Suisse. The financial product referred to herein is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to such financial product. The annuity contract or other governing disclosure document contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with Credit Suisse and any related financial product. No purchaser, seller or holder of this financial product, or any other person or entity, should use or refer to any MSCI trade name, trademark or service mark to sponsor, endorse, market or promote this financial product without first contacting MSCI to determine whether MSCI’s permission is required. Under no circumstances may any person or entity claim any affiliation with MSCI without the prior written permission of MSCI. ### About A-CAP A-CAP is a holding company owning multiple insurance and financial businesses on its unique and synergistic platform. These businesses include primary insurance carriers, an SEC registered investment adviser, reinsurance vehicles, and marketing organizations. With broad knowledge across the insurance and investment sectors, A-CAP’s management team has diverse experience and provides comprehensive services to policyholders, insurance company clients and capital partners. Launched in 2013, A-CAP is a privately held company with offices located in New York, Charleston, Chicago, and Salt Lake City. For more information, visit www.acap.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 more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. About Credit Suisse Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading financial services providers. The bank’s strategy builds on its core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking and asset management capabilities and its strong presence in its home market of Switzerland. Credit Suisse seeks to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. The bank employs more than 50,000 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com. Contact Details AmeriLife Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com A-CAP Kristen Jensen +1 914-393-5472 kjensen@acap.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

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