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Steve Weber Reflects on 30 Years in Business As Minuteman Press Franchise Owner in Norwich, CT

Minuteman Press International Inc

Located at 595 W. Main Street, Minuteman Press in Norwich, Connecticut first opened in August 1992. Owner Steve Weber shares the following insights and advice as he reflects on celebrating 30 years in business: “I guess looking at it from the outside 30 years is quite an accomplishment, especially when you realize I was 40 years old when we started. I think that this milestone means it is almost time to retire. Our success can be attributed to a number of things. For the first 25 years, my wife and partner Gail helped grow the business and keep me on track. Since she has retired, I think our continued success can be attributed to surrounding myself with the best people as well as giving excellent customer service and evolving our business to meet the times. Our equipment and services have definitely evolved. Several years ago, we became an all-digital shop. We have invested in the equipment needed to provide excellent quality with the quick turnaround time our customers expect. We also have great suppliers who can provide old school offset printing when the job calls for it. We have expanded into the ad specialty market and learned the specifics of selling clothing. We have also invested in mailing equipment. This has been an excellent complement to our printing. We never sell a large printing job without asking, ‘What are you doing with this printing?’ Often, the answer has been we are mailing it. Providing mailing has earned us many new customers. Our community is relatively rural. We do not have any trade binderies to help support our business. To that end we have invested in our own bindery. We have a collator / booklet maker, as well as a perfect binder and a small die cutting unit. To complement the mailing services, we also have a folder inserter. We do over 100,000 business cards per month so we added a slitter cutter to automate that service. The machine is relatively slow but we have nicknamed it ‘set it and forget it.’ The person in bindery can set it up and do another job while it is running. We are proof that ‘print is dead’ is not truthful. Our customers still want business cards to hand out and annual reports to distribute. We also work with many nonprofits who have learned that the best return on fundraising is by mailing the information. Email just does not work to this end. Minuteman Press International has guided us every step of the way. From our first meeting with Roy Titus to now working with Nick Titus, we always feel comfortable. We have been fortunate to have Ron Rubin as our New England Regional Vice President. His wisdom and guidance have kept me focused on the goal of success. The proprietary software we used originally developed by Minuteman Press has also evolved. The current FLEX management software has been a great help especially when training employees in our company. We have been fortunate over the years to introduce more than a few other people into the Minuteman Press system. Our son Michael and his wife Lindsey now have 3 Minuteman Press locations of their own in Enfield, CT, Springfield, MA, and Brattleboro, VT. We did a mailing a number of years ago to the printers in our area. We have been able to acquire four different independent businesses who were competitors. It creates a win/win because the owners are typically retiring and they know their clients will be left in good hands. Lastly, this is not a business for an absentee owner. You must work in your business to succeed. After 30 years, I no longer work 50 hours/week, but I am still involved. My staff now does the heavy lifting but when we are bidding a large project, I appreciate them reaching out to me to utilize my years of experience.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Norwich, CT, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ct/norwich/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

May 16, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AppYea expands its SleepX patent commercialization portfolio with a non-diluting agreement.

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AppYea (OTC: APYP) announced that its subsidiary SleepX, which focuses on the development of accurate wearable monitoring solutions to treat sleep apnea and snoring – has signed new commercialization agreement for two additional patents by Ben-Gurion University. The new patented technology enables the innovative detection of sleep apnea and hypopnea through speech analysis using only a smartphone and with no physical contact. This is compared to traditional technologies that use physical sensors to detect apnea in overnight sleep labs. "In recent years we see a growing number of major players taking development efforts in the field of sleep monitoring and sleep apnea”, said Boris (Bary) Molchadsky, chairman & CEO of AppYea. “We are developing our own products that cater to this market while increasing our patent portfolio and examining synergistic technologies as part of our strategy to become a leading player in the sleep health market while also offering licensing agreements for leading smartphone manufacturers.” SleepX is a research and development company recently acquired by AppYea. The company had developed a unique product for monitoring and treating sleep apnea and snoring. The technology is protected by several international patents and the company plans to start serial production in 2022. SleepX focuses its activities on the development and commercialization of its flagship product SleepX PRO solution which is designed to diagnose sleep apnea using only a smartphone and with no physical contact. The company recently announced that it has applied to the Helsinki Committee for approval to begin its planned clinical trial on the SleepX PRO application. This trial is intended to take place at a hospital sleep lab as the first step toward applying for an FDA approval under the first-of-its-kind medical device category for “contactless detection of sleep apnea to be performed through the Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis of breathing during sleep”. As far as SleepX is aware, the global sleep apnea devices market size is valued at USD 3.7 billion as of 2020 with a 6.2% CAGR, reaching USD 6.1 billion by 2028, according to Grand View Research’s report. Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Statements This release includes forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth herein. No statement herein should be considered an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities. Although APYP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements in this report are reasonable, we cannot assure stockholders and potential investors that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to our ability to raise capital needed to develop and market our products, the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, our ability to manage the business post acquisition, economic conditions, intense competition, entry of new competitors and products, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, inadequate capital, unexpected costs and operating deficits, increases in general and administrative costs, unanticipated losses, financial condition and stock price, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans and other specific risks. APYP does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement. Neither APYP nor SLEEPX are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact Details Asaf Porat +1 800-674-3561 info@appyea.com Company Website http://www.appyea.com

May 16, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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DHL and Mykke Hofmann Launch Sustainable Fashion Capsule: Forever Pieces

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Six (6) winning designs from an international competition with 2,375 entries from 80 countries available as a limited collection as of May 16, 2022. Clothing designed to be timeless, with an NFT warrantee certificate on a the blockchain to extend the garment’s wearability and lifespan. Arjan Sissing, Global Head of Brand Marketing at DHL: “Our vision of positive fashion unites sustainable logistics, circularity and fair production conditions with long-lasting quality”. All profits from the sale of the Forever Pieces collection will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages. DHL and Mykke Hofmann (the socioecological fashion label based in Munich) are jointly launching a fashion capsule entitled Forever Pieces, where the design boasts a span of a lifetime. The unique collection will be available from May 16, 2022, on www.MykkeHofmann.com. The Forever Pieces collection was created from a design competition announced last fall on social media by DHL and Mykke Hofmann. A total of 848 fashion enthusiasts from 80 countries entered, and 2,375 designs were submitted. Of the submissions, six designs were selected to create the collection which includes a trench coat, a blouse, a pair of trousers, a dress, and a top and bottom as a co-ord set. Forever Pieces represents everything we associate with our vision of positive fashion,” explains Arjan Sissing, Global Head of Brand Marketing at DHL. “This competition stands for sustainability and thus unites themes such as sustainable production, circularity and fair production conditions with long-lasting fashion.” Participating in the competition were many up-and-coming designers and fashion enthusiasts who welcomed the opportunity to bring their sustainable fashion ideas to life. “The feedback from the competition exceeded all our expectations in terms of both quantity and quality,” explains Jelena Hofmann, founder and CEO of Mykke Hofmann. “The response shows how deeply the concept of sustainability is anchored in the up-and-coming fashion community.” The main prize awarded to competition winners was 1000EUR in prize money, and the opportunity to bring to life the garment as a Forever Piece. “It is important to design fashion in an environmentally friendly way, and this competition offered me a way to do that,” says winner Marta Soloducha, explaining why she decided to take part. The fashion student from Warsaw designed a trench coat whose versatility makes it a Forever Piece. The garment can be worn not only as a coat, but also as a blazer or skirt separately when detached. Micaela Clubourg, an up-and-coming designer from Argentina, now living in Spain, submitted a co-ord set like no other to the Forever Pieces collection. The pair of trousers features a non-waste design, with no fabric wasted in production, while the top represents an eternal design. The other winners are Gaia Stollo from Italy who contributed a classic pair of trouser, Yolanda Patricia Cabarcas, a native of Colombia now working as a freelancer in Milan, who submitted a timeless blouse, and Camilla Pane from Italy who designed a transitional little black dress. Like the rest of Mykke Hofmann’s collection, the entire Forever Pieces collection is produced at a factory in Serbia in which women are given a stable job with fair conditions. All workers are paid 50 per cent above regulated wages and are provided with professional equipment – with health and safety as top priorities. The Forever Pieces are designed to be timeless pieces that go beyond trends and accompany their wearers for a long time. When customers purchase the product, they receive a warranty certificate in the form of a climate neutral NFT to extend the wearability of the clothing through certain repairs. The NFT is stored in a digital wallet on the blockchain, which means the warranty certificate cannot get lost or be inadvertently. All proceeds from the sale of the collection will go to SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest non-profit organization focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, who has been a partner to SOS Children Village since 2010. DHL is the fashion and retail industry’s leading global logistics partner. For decades, DHL has pioneered solutions to meet the requirements of designers, retailers and some of the world’s most glamorous fashion events, while supporting the sustainable fashion movement with environmentally friendly shipping solutions. The Forever Pieces collaboration is DHL’s latest undertaking to support talented young designers and champion sustainability in fashion. “Our tailored global logistics solutions allow our fashion partners to optimize their production and sales processes, further helping their business’ success and growth,” says Mirella Muller-Wuellenweber, President Global eRetail and Fashion at DHL Customer Solution & Innovation. “We offer a unique delivery experience with maximum speed and flexibility while keeping carbon footprint at a minimum, especially in the fast-growing e-commerce sector.” Note to editors: You can find more information about the competition, the winners, and designs at: inmotion.dhl/foreverpieces You can find the press release for download as well as further information on dpdhl.com/pressreleases For additional images please download here - https://we.tl/t-33rI2OIeph Press contact: The Atentive Agency Kehinde Akinnawo Email: kehinde@theatentive.com Phone: 07477682886 On the Internet: dpdhl.com/press Follow us at: twitter.com/DeutschePostDHL DHL – The logistics company for the world DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 81 billion euros in 2021. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050. About Mykke Hoffmann Mykke Hofmann is a female collective rooted in the Balkan, based in Germany, and cosmopolitan at heart. The company runs a contemporary womenswear label and their own production site in Pančevo, Serbia. Mykke Hofmann embraces flowing materials, an alluringly feminine style, intricate details, and women with attitude. Mykke Hofmann is 100 per cent committed to fair production and sustainable in great parts, but still on a journey. Contact Details DHL Kehinde Akinnawo (The Atentive Agency) +44 7477 682886 kehinde@theatentive.com Company Website https://www.dpdhl.com/

May 16, 2022 03:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cookie Co. Announces Opening of New Location in Riverside, California

Cookie Co.

Celebrated as a pandemic success story, Cookie Co. has opened its second location in California, located at 195 E. Alessandro Blvd Suite 8C Riverside, CA, 92508. The brand is committed to bringing their gourmet cookies made locally to raving fans across the USA, and is carefully vetting corporate locations and franchise partners. Cookie Co. is rapidly expanding under strict guidelines to maintain the integrity of their beloved cookies with both new corporate and franchise locations. With franchise requests coming in from across the USA, Cookie Co. is working closely with qualified, interested parties to determine the right partnerships during the company’s current growth phase. Riverside, California was a smart next location for the state, as there is a built up demand from patrons in the city, which is neighboring to the original location in Redlands. “We’re excited to see this location in our home state open! There has been significant demand in the area, and now Riverside locals will have our cookies at an even closer proximity to their homes, making a quick stop easy and accessible any day of the week so they can grab their favorites. ” -Elise Thomas, Co-Founder, Cookie Co. About Cookie Co: Gourmet cookies, made locally. Founded in 2020 during the height of the pandemic, Cookie Co. began as a labor of love, offering the simplest of comfort foods – fresh baked cookies. Baked right at home with curbside pick-up in their driveway, Founders Elise and Matt Thomas discovered peace in providing an experience that reminded them of hopeful childhood memories. Opening the first location in August 2020 in Redlands, California, Cookie Co. is known for its signature cookies which are proprietary to the company. Cookie Co. has thrived thanks to raving fans across the community and is now available as a franchise. Interested franchise partners can learn more here. Contact Details Sterling Public Relations Paula Steurer +1 949-200-6566 concierge@sterlingpublicrelationsoc.com Company Website https://www.cookieco.com

May 12, 2022 04:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Headline: Uno Pizzeria and Grill introduces new Virtual Brand, Detroit Pizza Works

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

Uno Pizzeria and Grill, the inventor of deep dish pizza in Chicago in 1943, has introduced a Virtual Brand called Detroit Pizza Works which features Detroit-style pizza. Detroit-style pizza has grown in popularity over the last few years and has expanded outside of the Detroit area across the U.S. There are distinct characteristics of Detroit-style pizza that make it unique – rectangular in shape, a thick but light and airy dough, a cheese-baked edge, and tomato sauce that is spread like a racing stripe across the top of the pizza. Uno Pizzeria and Grill has developed a recipe that stays true to all of the hallmark details that make Detroit-style pizza unique. Detroit Pizza Works was launched in November of last year on major Delivery apps – Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grubhub. Uno Pizzeria and Grill CEO Erik Frederick enthusiastically stated “The feedback we’ve received from our guests is that we’ve absolutely ‘nailed it.” Frederick continued, “Even though UNO’s is the birthplace of, and is known for deep dish pizza, we also make a spectacular Chicago-style thin crust pizza. Our customers have grown to trust us to provide quality pizza varieties. And if a new great style comes along we will always explore the possibilities to expand our product offerings. With Detroit Pizza Works, we wanted to stay true to the classic Detroit-style pizza and think we have a top-of-the-line pizza to offer. The Virtual Kitchen marketplace gives us the opportunity to open up to entirely new guests and markets.” Based on the overwhelming success of the Detroit Pizza Works virtual brand, UNO is now offering Detroit-style pizza in select restaurants as an LTO for takeout and delivery only. It will be offered for dine in at many UNO restaurants in June. “Everyone loves pizza and we want to give our guests a variety of options to appeal to their individual tastes and occasions. As long as it is awesome pizza, we will always look to expand our horizons.” Frederick concluded. About UNO Pizzeria & Grill Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. The Company also operates Uno Foods, a consumer packaged-foods business which supplies supermarkets, airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, and schools, with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.detroitpizzaworks.com

May 12, 2022 02:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE MORRIS HOUSE HOTEL INDUCTED INTO HISTORIC HOTELS OF AMERICA®

The Morris House Hotel

The Morris House Hotel in the City of Philadelphia is pleased to announce it has been inducted into Historic Hotels of America ®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Morris House Hotel, along with other iconic and legendary historic hotels and resorts from across the United States of America, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C., has been recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance. “We are delighted to induct The Morris House Hotel, a Federal-style historic house and garden built in 1787, to Historic Hotels of America.” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We welcome The Morris House Hotel, its owners Michael and Tracey DiPaolo, Eugene and Deborah Lefevre, and their leadership team into Historic Hotels of America.” To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. Julio Ugarte, the General Manager said, “I am very proud of our team and staff to have brought the hotel up to such an extraordinary level of service and comfort, and that we are now included in this prestigious list with other phenomenal iconic hotels.” Designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark, the Morris House Hotelis rich in history and architectural integrity. It was built by the Reynolds Family in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The signers included two very important members of the Morris family who became the next owners of the house. Many generations of the Morris family have lived in the house for over 150 years. The current owners acquired the property in 2000 and immediately began turning the home and the two ancillary buildings into a first-class hotel. They endeavored to preserve the building’s historic details, while also bringing its facilities up to 21st century standards. About Historic Hotels of America ® Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the finest historic hotels in the United States of America. To be nominated and selected for membership in this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historical significance. Of the more than 300 historic hotels inducted into Historic Hotels of America from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, all historic hotels faithfully preserve their sense of authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity. To view the Morris House Hotel’s weblink on The Historic Hotels website, see incredible photos, and review its rich history, click on the link below: https://www.historichotels.org/us/hotels-resorts/morris-house-hotel/ For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org/US. Contact Details Historic Hotels of America | Historic Hotels Worldwide Julio Ugarte, GM +1 215-922-2446 julio@morrishousehotel.com Michael and Tracey DiPaolo, Owner +1 215-922-2446 info@morrishousehotel.com Eugene and Deborah Lefevre, Owner +1 215-922-2446 deborah@morrishousehotel.com Katherine Orr - Manager, Marketing Communications +1 202-772-8337 korr@historichotels.org Company Website https://www.historichotels.org/us/hotels-resorts/morris-house-hotel/

May 12, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Funding update: Marquee tech founders and investors join Ultrahuman’s Series A

Ultrahuman

Several prolific tech investors and founders have come together to invest in Ultrahuman, a leading metabolic fitness platform that uses glucose biomarkers to help people optimize their lifestyle. Balaji Srinivasan (ex-Coinbase), Nithin Kamath (founder of Zerodha via Rainmatter) and Preethi Kasireddy (ex-a16z) along with several others have invested in Ultrahuman, the world’s most advanced metabolic fitness platform, in an undisclosed funding amount which will be in addition to their recent series A round. Others influential leaders include Groww founders (Harsh Jain, Lalit Keshre, Neeraj Singh and Ishan Bansal), Razorpay founder, Harshil Mathur and RazorpayX GM - Shashank Mehta, Akshay BD (founding team Uber India) and Tanmay Bhat (celebrity content creator and investor) as they support Ultrahuman, a metabolic fitness platform that helps people optimize their metabolism via real-time biomarkers like glucose in combination with HRV, sleep and activity insights. The metabolic health crisis is unarguably one of the largest healthcare crises that exist today. Over a billion people in the world suffer from a metabolic health disorder which contributes to almost 85% of all chronic diseases in the world. By helping people understand how food and exercise affect their metabolic health, people would be able to make informed choices about what they eat and their activity levels. The approach is a geography/diet agnostic way to help people eat and exercise better. Measuring a powerful biomarker like glucose can reveal so much about how a particular food item affects the user’s metabolic health by measuring the glucose response. This response is unique to an individual and it depends on various factors like their gut microbiome, stress levels, time of the day, food ingredient quality, etc. Ultrahuman launched with Ultrahuman M1 - a metabolic health tracking platform that provides intelligent nudges based on glucose biomarkers. This helps people optimize their exercise, sleep and nutrition based on deep insights from the platform. The M1 tracks the wearer’s metabolism as they go about their day using a continuous glucose monitoring device. It triggers timely personalized nudges to the user such as alerts to high glucose variability events leading to oxidative stress and suggestions to optimize it via lifestyle interventions. Nithin Kamath, founder of Zerodha, added: “A big part of living healthier is tracking your diet and eating right, but the problem is doing this accurately is tricky. The approach that Ultrahuman is taking to tackle this problem of improving metabolic fitness by using biomarkers is really interesting. We're excited to join Mohit and Vatsal on their journey.” Ultrahuman has raised over $25M to date. Existing investors include Alpha Wave, Steadview Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Blume Ventures and Utsav Somani’s iSeed fund, and a range of other angel investors including Tiger Global’s Scott Schleifer. “We’re super excited to welcome some of the world’s foremost founders, investors and biohackers to join our Series A round. The most inspiring aspect of this investment is that most of them are long term users of the platform as well and that strengthens our mission holistically”. said Mohit Kumar, Founder and CEO, Ultrahuman. Ultrahuman was started by Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal who were also co-founders at Runnr which later merged with India’s largest food delivery service Zomato. Mohit is an avid cyclist, biohacker and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast. Vatsal is a cross-fit enthusiast and a biohacker. Mohit was training at one of the largest MMA Camps in the world (Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand). During his training, he observed athletes train smartly via the usage of data, recovery tools and protocols. About Ultrahuman Ultrahuman is the world's most advanced metabolic fitness platform. By using glucose and other biomarkers, Ultrahuman is helping people improve their energy levels, lose fat and avoid metabolic disorders. For more information and updates on Ultrahuman, please visit ultrahuman.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Contact Details Ultrahuman Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://ultrahuman.com/

May 12, 2022 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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StreamLayer Announces Strategic Investment from Las Vegas Sands

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StreamLayer, an audience engagement technology company focused on transforming the live sports viewing experience across mobile and other streaming devices, announced today it has received an investment from Las Vegas Sands, the world’s leading developer and operator of integrated resorts. StreamLayer’s next-generation video engagement operating system (VEOS) gives rights holders – ranging from large enterprise media companies to individual teams and leagues who control their streaming rights – the ability to transform video content into highly-engaging interactive viewing experiences on their own native app platforms. With StreamLayer’s VEOS, clients can offer their users a limitless world of hyper-personalized features and viewing options, including watch parties, real-time statistics, and innovative e-commerce and sports betting opportunities, all from within the main video experience. “StreamLayer’s mission is to change the way we watch video,” said StreamLayer CEO John Ganschow, “making it more fun and engaging for consumers, and more profitable for rights owners and their media distribution partners. At a time when the global streaming industry is seeking solutions to attract, retain and monetize their audiences in the face of spiraling content costs, the strategic investment from Sands will allow us to accelerate our development efforts and capitalize on this growing demand.” About StreamLayer StreamLayer is the revolutionary audience engagement platform that redefines the way viewers experience live video. The Company’s proprietary Video Engagement Operating System (VEOS) enables content programmers and broadcast rights holders to transform linear streaming video feeds into highly personalized interactive viewing experiences, seamlessly integrated into their own native app environments. StreamLayer is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Contact Details StreamLayer John Ganschow +1 312-543-0488 john@streamlayer.io Company Website http://www.streamlayer.io/

May 11, 2022 02:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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City Produce Joins FreshEdge

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INDIANAPOLIS – FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, acquired City Produce, a fresh food distributor headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For many years, City Produce has been serving North Central Florida, the Florida Panhandle, and central to southern Alabama distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, including an array of fresh-cut offerings, dairy, meats, seafoods, specialty foods, and more. City Produce operates out of two facilities, one in Fort Walton Beach, and a second in Foley, Alabama. The addition expands FreshEdge’s footprint into the southern United States and provides space and logistical support to better serve its customer base as it spreads farther south. City Produce joins Piazza Produce & Specialty Foods, Indianapolis Fruit, Get Fresh Produce, McCartney Produce, Monteverde’s, Valley Produce, Vine Line, Garden Cut, CIBUS Fresh and Papania’s. FreshEdge now operates with more than 2,000 employees, approximately 808,500 square feet of warehouse space, and a fleet of more than 720 trucks. “We welcome Tommy Sundy and his amazing team to the FreshEdge family of companies,” said Steve Grinstead, CEO of FreshEdge. “We are excited for this great company to join FreshEdge as we expand farther into the Southeast.” Terms of the deal, which closed on May 10, 2022, were not disclosed. The transaction strengthens the combined business’s presence in Florida and southern Alabama. “City Produce will be a great addition to our expanding group of ‘best in class’ fresh food distribution companies,” said Greg Corsaro, president and COO of FreshEdge. “We look forward to Tommy’s continued leadership at City Produce.” “Our City Produce team is excited to join the FreshEdge family - knowing we’ll be ‘better together’,” said Tommy Sundy, president. “This is the next step in increasing our footprint, serving customers with expanded offerings and growing for our future.” FreshEdge is backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm focused on investments in founder and family held companies. Rotunda seeks to provide opportunities for management teams to reach strategic, financial, and operational objectives. Rotunda entered the food business in 2017 with the acquisition of Indianapolis Fruit and Piazza Produce. FreshEdge was created in 2019 when Get Fresh Produce joined the platform. City Produce represents FreshEdge’s seventh acquisition since Rotunda’s initial investment. Together, Rotunda and FreshEdge intend to continue expanding FreshEdge by welcoming more companies into the group—all focused on high quality produce and specialty food products, along with exceptional service—to create a unique group of complementary entities. About FreshEdge FreshEdge was formed in 2019 through the combination of Get Fresh Produce (founded 1982) and the IF&P Foods family of companies, primarily composed of Indianapolis Fruit (founded 1947) and Piazza Produce (founded 1970). McCartney Produce (Paris, TN) joined the FreshEdge family in November 2020 followed by Valley Produce (Knoxville, TN) in June 2021, Vine Line (Grand Rapids, MI) in October 2021, and Monteverde's (Pittsburgh, PA) in November 2021. Collectively, these leading fresh food distribution companies have nearly 500 years of combined experience serving the grocery and food service industries. FreshEdge includes two Garden Cut branded fresh-cut processing facilities, a tomato re-packer, a USDA fresh kitchen (CIBUS Fresh), and two transportation companies. FreshEdge's fleet resource includes more than 720 trucks servicing the Midwest and beyond from 12 facilities totaling approximately 808,500 square feet of warehouse space. Today, FreshEdge is one of the largest independent fresh food distributors in the United States and a category leader in providing both the foodservice and retail industries with fruit, vegetables, proteins, fresh grab-n-go offerings, dairy, floral, and specialty products. For more information, visit www.freshedgefoods.com. About Rotunda Capital Partners Rotunda Capital Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm focused on transforming family-founder owned companies into dynamic, data-driven platforms able to achieve and manage significant growth. Since its founding in 2009, Rotunda has partnered with management teams to build great businesses within three primary sectors: value-added distribution, asset-light logistics and industrial & business services. Rotunda strives to achieve replicable results by implementing its Rotunda Performance System to create strategic alignment, develop lean processes and create robust, data-driven infrastructures. For more information, visit www.rotundacapital.com. Contact Details FreshEdge Greg Corsaro +1 317-981-3440 gcorsaro@freshedgefoods.com Rotunda Capital Partners Jill Lafferty +1 847-280-1295 jill@rotundacapital.com Company Website https://www.freshedgefoods.com/

May 11, 2022 07:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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