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Retiree Shareowners Seek to Limit Verizon Executive Golden Parachutes & Enhance Clawback Policy

The Association of BellTel Retirees

Members of the non-profit Association of BellTel Retirees, Inc. have two shareholder proposals for the 2023 Verizon (NYSE:VZ) shareowner meeting, aimed at strengthening the senior executive clawback policy while limiting executive golden parachutes. The annual meeting will be in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 11. The BellTel Retirees have a long and successful history of shareowner advocacy at Verizon, acting as an integral check for better governance practices. Since 2003, they have achieved 12 changes to corporate governance, including three by majority vote (2013, 2007, 2003). The Association of BellTel Retirees is proposing Item #8, a Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity Awards policy (Aka: “Golden Parachute”) which recommends shareowner approval of any new and renewed senior executive compensation packages that would include severance or termination payments exceeding 2.99 times base salary plus target short-term bonus. A nearly identical retiree proposal achieved a 44% vote in 2022. This measure seeks to strengthen the current policy, which Verizon adopted following a successful 2003 BellTel-backed proposal that achieved 59% of shares voted. Retirees believe much more scrutiny is needed over exit packages, reflective of the one currently available to CEO Hans Vestberg. As disclosed in the 2023 Proxy, Mr. Vestberg could receive $31.6 million, or more than six (6) times his 2022 base salary plus a short-term bonus, upon termination following any change in company control. The second retiree proposal, by BellTel Chairman Thomas M. Steed, which achieved 37% in 2022, would amend Verizon’s Senior Executive Compensation Clawback Policy (Item #7). The current policy allows cancellation or recoupment of cash and equity compensation when executives engage only in “willful misconduct” resulting in a material restatement of the corporation’s financial results. BellTel believes the company’s current policy wording is too vague and lenient to ever be effective. Proposal #7 urges enhancing the standard from “willful misconduct” to “conduct” that can cause financial or reputational risk to the company. “The executive clawback policy governing senior executives, should reflect the same expectations that all other employees of Verizon are duty-bound to follow. There should not be a double standard,” said Steed, who submitted the proposal. “Since employees can be disciplined or dismissed for failing to execute their duties, senior executives should certainly not be rewarded for harm they cause to the company’s brand or reputation, or actions that result in Verizon needing to pay penalties or restitution.” Retiree and employee shareowners whose shares are held within a Verizon savings/401k plan are required to vote by no later than May 8, 2023. Contact Details Sabrina Petrafesa +1 646-213-1366 SPetrafesa@ButlerPR.com Tom Butler +1 646-213-1802 TButler@ButlerPR.com Company Website https://belltelretirees.org/

March 29, 2023 12:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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One Media iP Group "very pleased" after "year of consolidation"

One Media iP Group PLC

One Media iP Group (AIM:OMIP) chief executive Michael Infante speaks to Proactive after releasing the company's annual financial report. Infante says he's "very pleased" after a "year of consolidation", and highlights the growing importance of the company's SaaS platform TCAT, which can help reduce the losses incurred by music rights holders in unpaid or fraudulently claimed royalties. Here's the story from earlier: One Media Digital media saw a 17% year-on-year revenue uplift with underlying earnings (EBITDA) increasing 9% to £1.8mln, according to the music rights and copyright protection company’s 2022 financial results. Operating profits declined from £1.1mln to £900,000 resulting in an earnings-per-share distribution of 0.2p compared to 0.24p in 2021, partially due to group-level investments into its anti-piracy software subsidiary TCAT. The group also allocated £1.2mln into new rights of artists including José Carreras, Jo Jo Adams, Irish Tenor Trio and Alexander O'Neal. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

March 29, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Macon, GA Moves to New Location & Has Grand Opening

Minuteman Press International Inc

Richie Moore and his family have owned the Minuteman Press franchise in Macon, Georgia since June of 2017. As they approach six years in business, Richie, along with his father and his wife Elle, have moved to a brand new facility at 4341 Interstate DR, Suite B, Macon GA 31210. To celebrate the move, Minuteman Press in Macon held a grand opening on February 21, 2023, that was sponsored by the Greater Macon-Bibb Chamber of Commerce, the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce. Richie shares, “We have needed more space for the last 3 years. We wanted to get the equipment needed to do the things our customers have been asking us to do and now we have the space and a lot of the equipment needed! We want to show Middle Georgia that the big jobs don’t need to be sent out of our local area, and that Minuteman Press in Macon can produce and deliver for them.” Richie further explains the benefits of the new facility: “We now have a lobby that we can show off our larger jobs and spark ideas in our customers. If that doesn’t do it we want to set up tours of our facility to show the machines’ capabilities for prints. We have just upgraded our main production systems on all of our paper products so that we can print even faster and deliver higher quality. We are able to get longer lasting, higher quality signage done at a fraction of the time it would take a typical sign shop to print.” When it comes to marketing the business, Richie has followed the Minuteman Press system and reached out to his local business community through networking groups. He also focuses on education potential and established customers on the product capabilities that Minuteman Press in Macon has to offer. Richie shares: “We have participated in a lot of networking groups in the last 6 years and that has been some of the main drivers behind our growth. We’ve worked hard on getting out into the community and talking about our vision at Minuteman Press Macon to our customers. Our message is simple: We are showing Middle Georgia that having a quick turnaround doesn’t have to sacrifice quality. We educate them on the fact that having quality doesn’t have to come with the highest price tag. And above all, we make it a point to let our clients know that growing larger doesn’t sacrifice the customer care that our customers receive on a daily basis. “There is a big market for the medium-size niche jobs that sadly is getting left by the wayside. We have customers that want 500 boxes or direct printed bags. They are a small-to-medium sized companies and they don’t necessarily need 5,000 bags that are all the same. They want 500 of 10 different bags so they can sell more products. We want to offer an option to those people who need help with all of their printing needs and don’t want to go to 5 different places to get them all done.” -Richie Moore, co-owner, Minuteman Press, Macon, GA Franchise Support from Minuteman Press International Before franchising, Richie shares, “My wife Elle and I come from the insurance world and before that I worked with computers everywhere. My dad called me up one day and asked if I’d be interested in a printing franchise. One of our computer customers was Minuteman Press Macon and the owner called us and asked if we would be interested in buying the computers back from him. We offered to let us try running the business for a few months and see if it was for us.” He continues, “We did it and we loved helping out the customers. We loved that every day was something new to do. You definitely have to stay on your toes in a print shop! So, my wife and I cashed in our insurance bonuses and bought into a new business with my dad. From there, we have grown it dramatically and want to continue to grow with our customers.” Richie shares his thoughts on the support he and his family have received since joining the Minuteman Press franchise family. He says, “The Minuteman Press franchise has been around a long time and will be around a lot longer. If you have seen it printed, they have had experience with it. Our corporate office has been a great support to us when we had questions on how to help our customers. They have always been supportive in helping us reach our goals. This move to our new building has been the top goal for us for at least 3 years now, and we couldn’t have done it without the help and guidance of our local RVP Dave Walton and the local support team.” Richie adds, “We took over in 2017 but this Minuteman Press franchise has been in Macon for 35 years! We have a lot of experience and knowledge about the products that our clients want and possibly some that you don’t even know about that can help!” When asked about his final thoughts on the move and being business owner, Richie says, “I like to remind all of our clients that WE ARE LOCAL and that we can help. We would love to show prospects what we can do and invite them to tour our facility!” Richie concludes, “For business owners, I would say you need to s urround yourself with smart people that have done it all and are successful. This way, you will end up driving yourself to reach their level. That’s yet another reason franchising and Minuteman Press was right for us.” Minuteman Press in Macon is located at 4341 Interstate DR, Suite B, Macon GA 31210. For more information, call 478-474-6263 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ga/macon/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

March 29, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Retirees Fight to Strengthen Clawback Policy, Limit Executive Golden Parachutes at Verizon

The Association of BellTel Retirees

Members of the non-profit Association of BellTel Retirees, Inc. have two shareholder proposals for the 2023 Verizon (NYSE:VZ) shareowner meeting, aimed at strengthening the senior executive clawback policy while limiting executive golden parachutes. The annual meeting will be in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 11. The BellTel Retirees have a long and successful history of shareowner advocacy at Verizon, acting as an integral check for better governance practices. Since 2003, they have achieved 12 changes to corporate governance, including three by majority vote (2013, 2007, 2003). The Association of BellTel Retirees is proposing Item #8, a Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity Awards policy (Aka: “Golden Parachute”) which recommends shareowner approval of any new and renewed senior executive compensation packages that would include severance or termination payments exceeding 2.99 times base salary plus target short-term bonus. A nearly identical retiree proposal achieved a 44% vote in 2022. This measure seeks to strengthen the current policy, which Verizon adopted following a successful 2003 BellTel-backed proposal that achieved 59% of shares voted. Retirees believe much more scrutiny is needed over exit packages, reflective of the one currently available to CEO Hans Vestberg. As disclosed in the 2023 Proxy, Mr. Vestberg could receive $31.6 million, or more than six (6) times his 2022 base salary plus a short-term bonus, upon termination following any change in company control. The second retiree proposal, by BellTel Chairman Thomas M. Steed, which achieved 37% in 2022, would amend Verizon’s Senior Executive Compensation Clawback Policy (Item #7). The current policy allows cancellation or recoupment of cash and equity compensation when executives engage only in “willful misconduct” resulting in a material restatement of the corporation’s financial results. BellTel believes the company’s current policy wording is too vague and lenient to ever be effective. Proposal #7 urges enhancing the standard from “willful misconduct” to “conduct” that can cause financial or reputational risk to the company. “The executive clawback policy governing senior executives, should reflect the same expectations that all other employees of Verizon are duty-bound to follow. There should not be a double standard,” said Steed, who submitted the proposal. “Since employees can be disciplined or dismissed for failing to execute their duties, senior executives should certainly not be rewarded for harm they cause to the company’s brand or reputation, or actions that result in Verizon needing to pay penalties or restitution.” Retiree and employee shareowners whose shares are held within a Verizon savings/401k plan are required to vote by no later than May 8, 2023. Contact Details Butler Associates Sabrina Petrafesa +1 646-213-1366 spetrafesa@butlerpr.com Butler Associates Thomas Butler +1 646-213-1802 TButler@ButlerPR.com Company Website https://belltelretirees.org/

March 29, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Liteboxer Announces Transformative Rebrand to Litesport

Litesport

Litesport, formerly known as Liteboxer, the leading trainer-led VR fitness company, announces its rebrand to reflect the brand’s evolution and continued expansion into workout modes beyond boxing. The new visual identity and name demonstrates the company's growth and marks a significant milestone, as the brand releases a monumental update to their popular VR-fitness app, including Strength Training. With the addition of the strength modality, Litesport creates an accessible, inviting and convenient environment for any and all fitness enthusiasts by bringing real trainers to your home. Litesport continues to disrupt the VR fitness industry with their new Strength Training mode which uses cutting-edge VR features, such as passthrough, hand-tracking, and mixed-reality to enable trainers to appear in the user's own space and provide effective dumbbell-based workouts. This addition to the app provides a first-of-its-kind experience with tried-and-true exercises, ensuring correct form while lifting weights as well as showcases Litesport's commitment to helping at-home fitness enthusiasts build strength, while increasing the app's appeal to a wider audience. The Liteboxer VR fitness app launched just over one year ago and now with the rebrand it includes Boxing, Total Body, and Strength workouts. The app has over 940,000 installs to date, and CEO and Founder, Jeff Morin, is delighted with the progress. Reflecting on the app's evolution since the original release in March 2022, Morin said, "The app has changed so much in the past 12 months. We added full body workouts with the launch of Total Body 6 months ago, and it became obvious that this made-for-VR, trainer-led experience is really something special. People love it, and it's a huge differentiator for us." Litesport's unique offering provides a workout experience that is personalized, interactive and is led by world class trainers. Members enjoy the one-on-one coaching experience, which they might not have access to otherwise due to time, cost, or location. Morin explains, "We are unique in the space where the trainer is in front of you, showing what you do for the entire workout. Not just an intro, not a voiceover, but right in front of you - showing you good form, sweating, and doing the work. Now take that, add the interactivity and the feedback made possible by working out in the headset, and we have something pretty addictive. That's what we're all about." The new Strength Training mode differs from the other workouts in the app, as it does not provide a 'score,' 'leaderboard,' or 'match' results. Instead, trainers provide guidance throughout the workout, targeting 16 key muscles, which are showcased on the interactive muscle map. Members have the ability to filter content by specific muscle groups to change the focus of each workout to reach their goals. The mode is intended to motivate members to compete with themselves, improving their muscle map and getting stronger with each workout. Morin concludes, "Building strength is essential, and we want to make it accessible to everyone. With Strength Training, we hope to give people who may have never sought out a strength workout - a starting point. They can find a workout to help strengthen their lower back so they might more easily pick up their toddler, whatever it might be. Our muscle map makes it simple to pick a target area, and the tracking and accountability will, we hope, make them come back to it and feel the result, but as a side effect of having fun in the app and doing something they enjoy." Litesport's app is available to download in the Oculus Store for $18.99/month, with a 7-day free trial. There is also an option to sign up for a free membership, which provides limited access to content. The app is compatible with Meta Quest, Quest 2, and Quest Pro headsets, providing immersive and fun workouts in the comfort of your own home. To learn more about Litesport, please visit www.litesport.com and @ LitesportVR on TikTok. About Litesport Litesport, formally Liteboxer, combines hit music, game dynamics, and expert training to create the world's most immersive workouts. By combining innovative boxing, full body, and strength training workouts, Litesport creates the ultimate virtual reality fitness experience placing real, certified trainers in the convenience of your own home. Litesport is designed to make your at-home workouts accessible and teach form accuracy while also keeping your goals at the forefront. Contact Details Powers PR Courtney Stewart courtney@powers-pr.com Company Website https://litesport.com/

March 29, 2023 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NEW APP RESEARCH REVEALS NEARLY 50 MILLION ADULT AMERICANS HAVE PLAYED PICKLEBALL IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS; AVERAGE AGE DROPS TO 35

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America’s fastest growing sport continues its meteoric rise; Updated 2023 Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) research highlights include 19% of Americans 18+ have played pickleball in the last 12 months, a 35% increase since August 2022 The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) has unveiled updated pickleball participation research which reveals that 48.3 million adult Americans – nearly 19% of the total adult population – have played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months. This represents an increase of 35% since the APP’s last research was concluded in August 2022, when the adult participation number reached 36.5 million. The updated study also revealed that the average age of pickleball players is 34.8 years, considerably younger than previously assumed, highlighting the growth of the game, in particular, among people between 18 and 44. The new research reveals additional data points for demographics and geographics of the pickleball-playing population in the United States. Demographics – Who is Playing Pickleball the Most? Avid pickleball players (those playing at least once per month) are much younger than ever stated or assumed. The latest research reveals that the average age of avid pickleball players is 34.8. More than 70% of avid pickleball players are between the ages of 18 and 44; 40% are between 25 and 34; and 18% are between 18 and 24. Additionally, since August 2022 there has been an 86% growth in players aged 35-44, and a 32% growth in casual players (those playing at least once per year). Pickleball is an inclusive sport by nature, appealing to all demographics, but the highest concentration of avid players are male – 62%. Among casual players, 57% are male and 43% are female. Geographics – Where Are People Playing Pickleball? The APP’s latest research also shows the hotspots of where pickleball is being played throughout the United States. The research revealed the top 10 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) account for 45% of all pickleball participation, with New York City and Los Angeles accounting for more than 21%. The top 10 DMAs for pickleball participation are: New York: 11.3% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (5.5m) LA: 9.6% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (4.7m) Dallas-Fort Worth: 5.2% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (2.5m) Miami-Fort Lauderdale: 3.1% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.5m) San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose: 2.9% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.4m) Washington DC: 2.9% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.4m) Houston: 2.5% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.2m) Chicago: 2.5% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.2m) Atlanta: 2.3% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.1m) Seattle - Tacoma: 2.2% of the DMA population has played pickleball at least once in the past 12 months (1.1m) “The APP’s latest research proves that the rapid growth of pickleball continues unabated,” commented Tom Webb, Chief Marketing Officer of the APP. “We revealed in January just how fast participation numbers have increased in the last two years, and now we now are able to answer the question, ‘who is playing pickleball?’. Those people are younger than anyone thought, and there are many more people playing pickleball than has ever been seen before. “Over the past few years, we have seen this sport spread at an unprecedented rate – from recreational play in driveways, schools and clubs, to competitive leagues and tournaments, to the elite players at the professional level. That growth has brought a remarkable influx of players nationwide - they are younger, more diverse, and can be found in more places than anyone ever thought. Every day we hear stories across the nation of a new pickleball facility breaking ground, courts being built, and local communities gathering together to take part in the sport for the first time – and falling in love with pickleball. As stewards of the sport, the APP is honored to represent the nearly 50 million players who are now finding so much enjoyment from the game every day. Through the APP’s research, we are proud to be at the forefront of understanding the pickleball revolution – not only learning the metrics of how popular pickleball is becoming in the USA, and around the world, but solidifying our understanding of just how far the game has come, and leading where it goes.” 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 Tom Webb +1 512-952-9369 twebb@theapp.global Company Website https://apptour.org/

March 29, 2023 08:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Orange Tree Employment Screening Accelerates Momentum with Expansion of Senior Leadership Team

Orange Tree Employment Screening

Orange Tree Employment Screening, a technology-driven services company in the background screening industry, today announced that it has expanded its leadership team to include three new senior roles. Justin Jovle will serve as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), while Bridget George will be the new Vice President of Client Services, and Brooke Boeser will help guide company expansion as the new Vice President of Marketing. The new hires will help the company continue to accelerate its strong growth while delivering unparalleled client service. “Over the past 18 months, Orange Tree has grown significantly, both organically and through acquisition. To continue this growth, it is important to strategically expand our leadership team,” said Renee Ernste, CEO of Orange Tree. “We are not stopping here. We have expansion plans which require expertise to enable the successful integration of the companies we’ve purchased and to support future acquisitions.” In addition to growing via acquisition and new sales, Orange Tree recently released an innovative online buying experience which provides buyers new levels of choice and pricing transparency. Available to all businesses, the online platform is targeted to the midmarket and small business customer who wants help in choosing the best solution with full visibility to pricing previously reserved for only enterprise businesses. “The buyers’ preferences have changed, and we are delivering what today’s customer expects and deserves,” said Jeff Ernste, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “Customers want to buy solutions tailored to their needs, in a way and at a time that is convenient for them, and with full transparency to the pricing and terms of their program. We are delivering a solution which aligns precisely with their needs. “The strategic decision to bring in tested leadership and launch a game-changing online buying platform means that Orange Tree’s growth momentum is just beginning,” concluded Ernste. About Orange Tree Employment Screening For more than 30 years, Orange Tree has provided technology-enabled background screening, drug testing, and occupational health services that are fast, easy to use, and can be tailored to the unique needs of each employer. Orange Tree streamlines hiring decisions, integrates with HCM and ATS platforms, and empowers employers in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Staffing, and other major industries to quickly fill open positions while delivering an engaging candidate experience. Learn more at www.orangetreescreening.com. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.orangetreescreening.com/

March 28, 2023 08:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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Luna Daily Partners Exclusively With Sephora For U.S. Launch, Becoming The First Exclusive UK Intimate Care Brand Available at Sephora

Luna Daily

New York, NY (March 28, 2023) - Revolutionary intimate care brand Luna Daily announced today that it will be partnering exclusively with beauty retailer Sephora for the brand’s U.S. launch. Luna Daily will become the first exclusive UK intimate care brand to launch at Sephora, as the retailer newly enters the category. Previously only available in the UK, this retail expansion marks the brand’s entry into the U.S. market. Luna Daily will be available in over 260 Sephora stores across the U.S. in May 2023, and on Sephora.com beginning on April 4, 2023. Luna Daily will also be featured on Sephora’s “Next Big Thing” wall, which features trending and high-potential brands. Luna Daily is a female-founded, microbiome balancing body care brand for all skin, even your most intimate. Founded by beauty-industry veteran Katy Cottam and formulated with dermatologists and gynecologists, the products are powered by Luna Daily ’s unique complex [THERMA-BIOME+™] made up of Thermal Water, Prebiotics & Vitamins to strengthen, nourish, and protect the skin’s microbiome. All Luna Daily products are pH perfect, natural and vegan, free from soap, allergens, sulfates and parabens, sustainable, and thoughtfully designed. Luna Daily has three core ranges, carefully curated to consider the changes women go through daily, weekly, and monthly - from getting your period, through motherhood, to menopause. These are comprised of Original (for daily care), Fragrance-Free (for sensitive or allergy-prone skin, including pregnancy and post-birth), and Hydrating (for dry, dehydrated or hormonally changing skin, including, perimenopause and menopause). Luna Daily will launch all three of its ranges for women of ‘all ages & stages’ exclusively at Sephora U.S. on their “Next Big Thing” wall with their best-selling hero The Everywhere Spray-To-Wipe, the World's first natural, eco alternative to single-use wipes (1 bottle = 300 wipes), The Everywhere Wash, a natural, gentle cleansing wash, and The Everything Oil, a lightweight, deeply moisturizing, multi-tasking oil clinically proven to visibly reduce ingrown hairs, dark spots, redness, and bumps for smooth, soft skin. Each product has been tested on all skin types, including sensitive skin, and was created based on the brand’s mission to revolutionize the outdated 'feminine hygiene' category by providing a simplified, thoughtfully created regimen that can be used by anyone, anywhere. The Everywhere Spray-To-Wipe will also be featured in Sephora’s “Minis and More” across 60+ stores. Multi-use, it’s perfect for instant cleansing, on-the-go, post-gym, or on your period. The Everywhere Spray-To-Wipe is the must-have companion in your handbag, gym bag, or at home. Spray directly onto skin or onto a tissue to create a refreshing, skin-friendly eco-wipe for all skin, even your most intimate. One recyclable bottle is the equivalent of 300 single-use wipes. In 2022 alone, sales of the product saved 2 million single-use wipes. “ Luna Daily was born out of personal experience of not being able to use traditional body care products for my intimate skin, frustrated at the outdated feminine hygiene products available with all of the ‘what’s wrong with her’ associations. With the help of medical experts including dermatologists and gynecologists, I created Luna Daily – microbiome balancing body care for all your skin, even your most intimate. And revolutionizing a new category of products is only part of our mission – with Luna Daily, I want to help normalize conversations and change education, connecting women to each other and their entire bodies,” said Katy Cottam, Founder of Luna Daily. “I am so thrilled to be partnering with Sephora as the leading global beauty retailer driving forward this movement. The retail environment is integral to helping us redefine the category and consumer shopping behavior and it’s a huge moment to be the first ever brand of our kind in a Sephora store alongside established beauty categories.” “Sephora is thrilled to partner with Luna Daily and continue bringing our clients best-in-class products that support all their beauty and wellness needs,” said Cindy Deily, VP Skincare Merchandising at Sephora. “With its inclusive approach and effective, clean formulations, Luna Daily offers products that support the unique needs of women at all stages of life and helps reinforce Sephora’s commitment to this important, growing category of intimate care. We look forward to introducing Luna Daily to our Sephora community and know it will be a wonderful addition to our assortment.” Luna Daily products are formulated with The Luna Daily Collective, composed of expert dermatologists, gynecologists and experts. The Luna Daily Collective is newly joined by Dr. Cheruba Prabakar, a U.S.-based board certified OBGYN who specializes in supporting women across a range of conditions, and is also a nationally certified menopause practitioner. “ Luna Daily’ s mission to provide education and dispel myths about intimate care is perfectly aligned with my own values. As an OBGYN, intimate care is one of the most common topics I address in my practice, and infections due to product use are the most frequent reason why patients come in to visit me. I am thrilled to be working with Luna Daily to continue helping people choose products that are safe, effective, and can be used from head to toe,” said Dr. Prabakar, OBGYN & medical advisor for The Luna Daily Collective. Venture capital has also taken notice of the rapid rise in consumer demand for these emerging wellness categories. In order to fuel the new market entry into the U.S. and expansion into brick and mortar retail, Luna Daily has closed a $3.7MM investment from UK firms Redrice, Joyance, and Velocity Juice, as well as angel investors. Luna Daily is over 70% female owned and has a 70% female senior leadership team. For more information on Luna Daily, visit luna-daily.com. ABOUT LUNA DAILY Say hello to Luna Daily - for all skin, even your most intimate. Founded by Katy Cottam (former Global Head of Brand Marketing at Charlotte Tilbury) and formulated with dermatologists and gynecologists, Luna Daily products are powered by the brand’s unique complex [THERMA-BIOME+™] to strengthen, nourish, and protect the skin’s microbiome. All Luna Daily products are pH perfect, natural and vegan, free from soap, allergens, sulfates and parabens, sustainable, and thoughtfully designed. They have three ranges to cater for all ages & stages. Through Luna Daily ’s pioneering research with 1,000 women of all ages, stages and ethnicities, it has been found that: 80% of women cannot accurately label the vulva; 1 in 3 women are still washing inside their vagina (despite it being self-cleaning); 43% of women's washing routines have caused a gynecological issue; and 65% of women admitted to thinking 'something was wrong' when seeing a feminine care product in a friend’s bathroom. Luna Daily aims to build education and awareness around these commonly misunderstood topics and normalize conversations around intimate care. Luna Daily is also proud to be partners with The Lady Garden Foundation, with the shared mission to destigmatize conversations around gynecological health, whilst raising funds to support the foundation’s ongoing work in reducing the devastating impact of gynecological cancers. ABOUT SEPHORA AMERICAS Since its debut in North America more than 20 years ago, Sephora has been a leader in prestige omni-retail with the mission of creating an inviting beauty shopping experience and inspiring fearlessness in our community. With the goal of delivering unbiased shopping support and a personalized experience, Sephora invites clients to discover thousands of products from more than 360 carefully curated brands, explore online and through our mobile app, enjoy services at the Beauty Studio and engage with expertly trained Beauty Advisors in more than 600 stores across the Americas. And with its new long-term retail strategic partnership, clients can now shop Sephora at Kohl’s, a fully immersive, premium beauty destination, with 600 locations nationwide by year-end, and 850 locations by 2023. Clients can access the free-to-join Beauty Insider program and digital community, which together enhance the experience of Sephora’s passionate clients. Sephora has been an industry-leading champion of diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment, guided by our longstanding company values. In 2019, Sephora announced a new tagline and manifesto, “We Belong to Something Beautiful,” to reinforce its dedication to fostering belonging amongst all clients and employees and to publicly strive for a more inclusive vision for retail in the Americas. Sephora continues to give back to our communities and advance inclusion in our industry through its social impact and equity programming, called the Sephora D&I Heart Journey. For more information, visit: https://www.sephora.com/about-us and @Sephora on social media. For media inquiries, please visit our Sephora newsroom or email ExternalComms@sephora.com. # # # LUNA DAILY PR CONTACT: OGAKI Digital Hallie Sawyer hsawyer@ogakidigital.com Contact Details OGAKI Hallie Sawyer hsawyer@ogakidigital.com Company Website https://luna-daily.com

March 28, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Why Are People So Afraid of Root Canals?

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Root canals tend to strike fear in people. Just thinking of the words are enough to terrify most of us. Root canal symptoms can be a pain. Choosing your root canal option doesn’t have to be. According to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2020, many people actually avoid root canals and further deteriorate the state of their teeth purely because they have misconceptions about the pain and treatment time associated with the procedure. However, root canal treatment can be extremely important – in fact, dental research shows that losing teeth can result in psychological distress due to lowered self-confidence, especially if the lost teeth are highly visible. To combat these fears and misconceptions, the GentleWave Procedure is a less invasive and less painful alternative to conventional root canal treatment. It is redefining standard treatment with a minimally invasive process that preserves tooth structure and promotes early healing. Focused on saving teeth, Sonendo is a commercial-stage medical technology company and the developer of the GentleWave System. According to a recent clinical trial, 99.5% of patients experienced minimal to no pain during the GentleWave Procedure with the addition of CleanFlow Technology. More than one million patients have received the GentleWave Procedure to date. Sonendo is leveraging its innovative technology to transform root canal therapy, making it simpler for clinicians and less invasive and almost pain-free for patients. For more information on the GentleWave System visit: GENTLEWAVE.COM Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 27, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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