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Keeping Cognitive Health Top of Mind

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Cognitive health is an essential component of our overall well-being as we age.1 Recently, Dr. Jeffery Blumberg participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss new study results released on the large-scale, clinical trial COSMOS-Mind, which suggests that those who took Centrum Silver demonstrated improvement in cognitive function in comparison to the placebo. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Finding a way to support cognitive function in older adults is an important public health issue, as roughly two out of every three Americans experience some level of cognitive impairment around the age of 70.2 Centrum, a leader in multivitamins for nearly 50 years, has a long history of supporting research to advance the science on benefits of vitamin/mineral supplementation. It is the most clinically studied multivitamin brand in the world. In continuing with this strong heritage, Centrum Silver product, placebo, and packaging was provided in support of the Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) trial. Centrum Silver was specifically selected for the COSMOS-Mind trial which investigated the effects of multivitamin and cocoa flavonoid consumption on cognitive functioning in 2,262 women and men, 65 years and older, over the course of three years. The COSMOS-Mind team tested each participant’s cognitive function via baseline and annual cognitive assessments.3 The results of the COSMO-Mind Study show that an intervention as simple as taking Centrum Silver could help support cognitive function, memory, and executive function in older adults.4* Participants who took Centrum Silver showed significant improvement in their episodic memory – the memory that is tied to specific events or experiences, as well as their executive function as compared to placebo.5 A detailed report on the COSMOS-Mind Study published in Alzheimer & Dementia Journal can be found here. For more information on Centrum and Centrum Silver, please visit Centrum.com. * This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. About Dr. Jeffery Blumberg Health & Nutrition expert Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg is an active professor emeritus in Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, whose experience leans into the promotion of cognitive health. Dr. Blumberg is available to discuss the importance of overall health and nutrition with an emphasis on the recent COSMOS-Mind findings and the potential benefits of taking multivitamins like Centrum Silver. About Centrum Centrum has spent decades listening to the human body and learning about what it needs to thrive. The brand offers nutritional products that work in harmony with your body and help you respond to its unique needs. Innovation and research remain to be the building blocks of the brand’s foundation. For more information about Centrum, please visit www.centrum.com. About Haleon US Haleon is a leading global consumer health company with a portfolio of brands trusted daily by millions of people. In the United States, the organization employs more than 4,700 people who are united by Haleon’s powerful purpose to deliver better everyday health with humanity. Haleon’s products span five categories: Oral Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory Health, Digestive Health, and Wellness. Built on scientific expertise, innovation, and deep human understanding, Haleon’s brands include Abreva, Advil, Benefiber, Centrum, ChapStick®, Emergen-C, Excedrin, Flonase, Gas-X, Natean, Nexium, Nicorette, Parodontax, Polident, Preparation H, Pronamel, Sensodyne, Robitussin, Theraflu, TUMS, Voltaren, and more. For more information on Haleon and its brands, please visit www.haleon.com or contact USMediaRelations@haleon.com. 1 Cognitive impairment in the U.S.: Lifetime risk, age at onset, and years impaired. PMC (nih.gov). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7153285/. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study for the Mind. ClinicalTrials.gov. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT03035201. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Executive Functions | Memory and Aging Center. https://memory.ucsf.edu/symptoms/executive-functions. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Executive Functions | Memory and Aging Center. https://memory.ucsf.edu/symptoms/executive-functions. Accessed 3/24/22. 1 Perceptions of Cognitive Health Factsheet. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/perceptions_of_cog_hlth_factsheet.pdf. Accessed 3/24/22. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 27, 2022 11:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Could MySize’s Brand New Apparel Sizing Tech Be Ideally Timed, With A Boom In Fashion E-Commerce?

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While there may seem to be some indications that e-commerce growth is slowing amid the current inflation wave, however, equally strong signals suggest it may not be enough to stop U.S. retail e-commerce sales from surpassing a projected growth target of $1 trillion in 2022. Even amid the economic downturn, one sector — fashion and apparel — could fuel the e-commerce industry’s growth. A trend report by BigCommerce Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BIGC) revealed that the fashion and apparel sector has been an e-commerce powerhouse this year, outpacing overall e-commerce sales in North America. BigCommerce is not the only platform projecting growth for the industry. Statista also indicates that the e-commerce fashion industry’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is expected to reach 14.2% between 2017 and 2025, with the industry hitting a $672.71 billion valuation by 2023. Sales of apparel, footwear and accessories catapulted in 2021, hitting $180.5 billion in the U.S. alone. The sector is expected to grow by 13% this year, with consumers set to spend $204.9 billion on fashion items online. Eliminating A Challenge For Growth Even though there seem to be great prospects for the industry, growth can be hampered if people still face frustrations in buying online — imagine receiving items, like garments, that don’t fit? Receiving an ill-fitting garment can be frustrating and can leave the customer unsatisfied. Correct sizing is key to growth, building consumer confidence in the purchase and reducing costly returns. MySize Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) says its MySizeID product is the solution. But the company, an omnichannel e-commerce platform and provider of an artificial intelligence (AI) measurement solution that drives revenue growth and reduces costs for its clients, also reports pioneering a different technology that could change the hybrid shopping experience. MySize’s FirstLook Smart Mirror could be one of the first solutions for challenges with hybrid shopping — an emerging trend that combines online and in-store shopping. The company says the product is an interactive, mirrorlike touch display that offers: Personalized fit and product recommendations 3D try-it-on interactive avatar experience Speed shopping and self-checkout Integration with any third-party point-of-sales (POS) system High Valuations And Revenues MySize believes its algorithm-based technology has broad applications — that could match if not beat product offerings from competitors. Just as LivePerson Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) hit a $4 billion valuation at 10 times revenue with a chat application that transformed e-commerce by increasing conversion rates and decreasing costs, sizing technology is gaining traction to do the same, the company says. As comparable companies are acquired by major players such as Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Zalando SE (ETR: ZAL) at attractive valuations, MySize notes it could also attract the same level of attention and be an acquisition target. Luckily, a recent report of record revenues in the first half of the year could support the premise that MySize has the right product and business in a high-growth segment. Retailers Taking Notice MySize’s technology has been adopted by top brands in fashion such as Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI), Nautica, Gant and Dockers, and it doesn’t look like the company is resting on its laurels. From all indications, MySize may only be getting started as more companies are adopting its technology, which could be ideally timed with growth in the fashion e-commerce boom. The company recently announced an agreement with 7 For All Mankind (Brazil), a premium global clothing brand, to license MySizeID, and it could be going live in the third quarter of this year. MySize also has an agreement with luxury British fashion brand Temperley London to license MySizeID. MiSize kicked off the year by acquiring Orgad, an omnichannel e-commerce platform. MySize hopes the acquisition and incorporation of MySizeID into Orgad’s e-commerce solution will increase its profit by reducing costly returns. MySize, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) (TASE: MYSZ.TA) is an omnichannel e-commerce platform and provider of AI-driven measurement solutions to drive revenue growth and reduce costs for its business clients. Orgad, its online retailer platform, has expertise in e-commerce, supply chain, and technology operating as a third-party seller on Amazon.com and other sites. MySize recently launched FirstLook Smart Mirror, a mirror-like touch display that provides in-store customers an enhanced shopping experience and contactless checkout. FirstLook Smart Mirror extends MySize's reach into physical stores and is expected to contribute to revenues through unit sales and recurring service fees.MySize has developed a unique measurement technology based on sophisticated algorithms and cutting-edge technology with broad applications, including the apparel, e-commerce, DIY, shipping, and parcel delivery industries. This proprietary measurement technology is driven by several algorithms that are able to calculate and record measurements in a variety of novel ways. To learn more about MySize, please visit our website: www.mysizeid.com. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Or Kles, CFO ir@mysizeid.com Company Website https://mysizeid.com

October 27, 2022 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Logitix Becomes First U.S.-based Partner with StubHub International

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Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced a landmark partnership with StubHub International. The deal establishes Logitix as the first U.S.-based ticket distribution partner for StubHub International. As a result, customers outside of North America will be able to buy tickets to events happening in the United States and Canada. It will also mark the first time U.S. ticket sellers will have access to automated distribution solutions for international events. Effective immediately, ticket sellers across the U.S. who partner with Logitix will have a new distribution channel through StubHub International. Logitix manages millions of tickets across the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college sports, and live event properties. “Our partnership with StubHub International is significant for the global ticketing marketplace,” said Logitix CEO Stu Halberg. “From a consumer perspective, it removes a barrier for buyers worldwide to purchase a ticket to an event in the U.S. or Canada. At the same time, our ticketing partners in the U.S. now have the opportunity to expand their distribution internationally.” “Our customers are passionate fans of U.S. sports such as NFL, NBA and MLB and they love to travel the world to see their favourite artists perform at iconic venues,” said StubHub International CEO Dan Mucha. “Partnering with a leading, trusted U.S.-based ticketing technology platform like Logitix gives our customers access to the biggest live experiences in North America.” About StubHub International StubHub International is a ticket exchange and resale company providing services for buyers and sellers of tickets for live entertainment events. Backed by award-winning customer care, StubHub’s FanProtect™ Guarantee means every ticket is guaranteed valid or customers receive a replacement ticket of equal or better value, or their money back. StubHub International Background StubHub International is the newly established independent group following the CMA’s inquiry into the merger of viagogo and StubHub. It was determined that StubHub’s international entities (all entities except those in the USA and Canada) were to be divested and made independent from StubHub and viagogo. It consists of businesses in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and numerous other international markets. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its partners, including ticketing rightsholders, agencies, and other sellers. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

October 27, 2022 08:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Are You Getting Enough Physical Activity?

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Despite a wealth of research showing how even moderate amounts of physical activity can lead to better health and longer life, millions of Americans don’t get enough of it. Recently, Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the importance of staying active and how physical therapy can help. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/RlbXcIoVJ74 Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released results of a study showing that more than 1 in 5 adults in the United States are inactive. Given that lack of physical activity is associated with pain and stiffness and higher rates of chronic conditions — such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers — it’s critical that people embrace movement and seek out physical activity. A great first step is working with a health care provider, like a physical therapist, to discuss your physical activity options. APTA advocates in support of programs that increase physical activity, exercise among all individuals, and encourages active transportation. Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help people get and stay moving. They are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. Physical therapists work in various settings with all patient populations from birth to older adults; they identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems in people of all ages and abilities. Visit ChoosePT.com for more information and to find a physical therapist in your area. Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and has been a dynamic leader in clinical care and education in the areas of women’s/pelvic health and orthopedics for more than 20 years. She is founder and owner of Carrie Pagliano PT, LLC, in Virginia, and an adjunct professor at Marymount and Lynchburg universities. She received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of the Sciences and doctor of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedics and women’s health, holds manual therapy certification, and an advocate for women and mothers in leadership in the physical therapy profession. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 26, 2022 03:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sharp App Joins HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital Accelerator Program After Year of Significant Growth

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Sharp App, a sports betting app dedicated to the empowerment of bettors through AI-powered tools, analytics and educational programming, announced today its inclusion into the HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital Accelerator Program. The Accelerator Program has raised capital for Sharp App during the current 2022 NFL season to exponentially grow its subscriber base. Since its launch in August 2021, Sharp App has rapidly scaled its capabilities, expanded programming based on user demand and trends, and shown strong user growth, engagement and retention rates. Since 2021, Sharp App has: Held an 80% month-over-month premium subscriber retention rate Provided upgrades and scaled content for its Game Center, a centralized hub of news, trends, lines and betting information, and Sharp Academy, a multimedia masterclass that will teach all skill levels different aspects of sports betting, led by sports betting expert John Alessia Seen a 200% increase in daily and monthly active users in the first month of the 2022 NFL season Identified nearly half of all users engage on the Sharp App Discord add-on during NFL games “One of the most significant advances to our app is our extremely popular AI-powered props tool. In getting feedback from our users and understanding the data leveraged, we were able to quickly develop one of the most comprehensive prop tools to identify the value of player statistics across various markets,” said Sharp App co-founder and CEO Kevin Epstein. “With our inclusion into the Accelerator Program, we’ll be able to utilize the capabilities of both HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital to scale innovations, like our prop tool, faster and get our superior products and services in front of new investors, partners and potential users.” The vision behind the Accelerator Program is to help streamline a company’s access to essential tools needed for entrepreneurs to obtain capital, network in the right channels, effectively articulate their value proposition and get their products and services into the hands of the right audiences. “In today’s sports betting economy, capital is harder to raise. It’s more important than ever to not just have a vision, but a clear path for how the company will generate revenue and prove profitability,” said Ed Moed, CEO of HPL Digital Sport. “In a little over a year, Sharp App has shown its product provides exceptional service and value to its users through its stellar engagement and retention statistics. Sharp App is the exact type of company we built the company for and are looking forward to helping bring them to the next phase in their entrepreneurial journey.” For more information please visit: https://sharp.app/ To download the app: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sharp-app/id1557592668 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sharpapp ABOUT SHARP APP Founded in 2020, by sports betting and fantasy experts and executives from Win Daily and DFS Army, Sharp is a first-of-its-kind sports betting app. Sharp provides an all-in-one platform experience of multimedia content, tools and solutions developed specifically to educate and empower sports bettors to make smarter decisions and manage their actions. Follow Sharp on social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Contact Details Michael Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://sharp.app/

October 26, 2022 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife Partners with Health Resource Advisors

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Health Resource Advisors, a Baltimore-based field marketing organization (FMO). Health Resource Advisors specializes in supporting independent, licensed Medicare agents with proprietary tools, training and resources to cultivate meaningful client relationships, grow their books of business, and maximize their potential. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Health Resource Advisors has always been – and will continue to be – focused on its most important asset: our agents,” said Andrew Rosenberg, president of Health Resource Advisors. “With AmeriLife and its industry-leading resources at our side, we’re excited to create more opportunities for the incredibly talented agents within our community.” Since Health Resource Advisors’ founding in 2007, the firm has grown from a single agent and client to several hundreds of affiliated agents serving thousands of Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. The firm boasts some of the deepest carrier relationships in the markets and communities it serves, and has excelled at identifying and nurturing top producing agents that consistently set industry standards. “Partnering with AmeriLife means gaining an advocate that will champion your growth and the development of your agents,” said Mike Vietri, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer. “Health Resource Advisors is a fiercely independent firm whose approach and values are perfectly aligned with ours. We’re thrilled to welcome them to the AmeriLife family, and look forward to accelerating their success.” ### About Health Resource Advisors Health Resource Advisors is a field marketing organization (FMO) in Baltimore, Md., specializing in Medicare coverage. The company supports independent insurance agents by providing the tools and resources they need to grow their portfolio and serve their clients better. For more information, visit HealthResourceAdvisors.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. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

October 26, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Culinary Institute of America Elects John C. Metz Jr. Chairman of the Board

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Thirty-year restaurant and hospitality industry veteran and Culinary Institute of America (CIA) alumnus, John C. Metz Jr. has been elected the 22 nd chairman of the CIA’s board of trustees. He succeeds restaurateur Ralph Brennan in this role. “John Metz embodies the best of all worlds—a solid culinary and business foundation, combined with a warm and gracious personality,” said CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “He gives 110 percent to everything he does and as an alum, brings keen insight into the student experience. I look forward to continuing to work with him to help lead the Institute—and the industry—into the future.” Metz currently serves as CEO, executive chef and co-founder of the newly opened the Woodall, in Atlanta, as well as Marlow’s Tavern, and the upscale contract foodservice company Sterling Culinary Management. Through Sterling, he reimagined corporate dining through chef-driven, upscale restaurant concepts including Bistro del sol, The Grove, Market Street Café, Bistro 191, Social Kitchen, and Central Provisions as well as 55+ luxury communities. In addition, in 2018, he and his partner opened The Spinning Room in Dalton, GA, an upscale wine and beer bar, offering small plates and live music. From an early age, Metz nurtured his passion for the industry, moving up the ranks from dishwasher to running the kitchen in one of his father’s restaurants. His formal education began with The Pennsylvania State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program. From there, he went on to Switzerland—where he staged at two Michelin -starred restaurants—prior to enrolling at the CIA, from which he graduated at the top of his class in 1992. In 2020, Metz was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle ’s “Atlanta 2020 Most Admired CEO” list. An active community member and philanthropist, he serves on the boards of both national and local organizations, including The National Restaurant Association’s and Georgia Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors, The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s board. He was appointed vice chairman of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNa) in 2005 and served as their board chairman in 2007 and 2008. In addition, he is a fervent supporter of Special Olympics Georgia and Share Our Strength, and Sterling Hospitality, the parent company of the Woodall, Marlow’s Tavern, and Sterling Culinary Management, has raised more than $1.7 million for these and other community organizations. “I am humbled & honored to serve as chairman of The Culinary Institute of America,” said Metz, who joined the college’s Board of Trustees in 2014. “Today’s CIA students are truly poised to lead our industry into the future and redefine the restaurant and hospitality industries. I can’t think of a more rewarding position than to help shepherd that process.” The CIA Board of Trustees consists of 22 highly respected leaders in the foodservice industry and business world. They provide expert governance and guidance for the not-for-profit college and are not compensated for their services. About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.ciachef.edu. Contact Details Culinary Institute of America Amanda Secor +1 845-451-1457 Amanda.Secor@culinary.edu Company Website http://www.ciachef.edu/

October 26, 2022 08:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dorai Home Launches Instant-Drying Plant Saucers

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Dorai Home, a leading developer of eco-chic home products that help prevent mold with instant-drying materials, today announced it has expanded its modern essentials product line with instant-drying Plant Saucers. Created with diatomaceous earth, a natural material designed to remove moisture, the saucers help keep counters and floors clean and dry rapidly. To rid homes of moisture in unwanted places, the Plant Saucers were added to Dorai Home’s product line to replace unappealing plastic water trays that are typically found beneath plants. The product's eco-chic design is an elevated approach that enhances a home's aesthetic in addition to protecting floors and counters from water damage. Diatomaceous earth holds up to 150% of its weight in moisture, causing water to quickly dissipate. This prevents bacteria and mold through the elimination of moist environments where these organisms thrive. “Over the years, our customers have inquired about which products they could use to catch water from the plants within their home instead of the standard plastic water trays. We have typically suggested the use of our Bath Stone, but based on customer feedback, we now have our Plant Saucers that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing,” said Alicia DeFinis, CEO of Dorai Home. “It’s a great alternative that reduces water in unwanted places and fits perfectly with your home's decor. We’re continuously expanding our products into other areas of the home through customers' feedback in our journey to maintain clean and chic spaces for people to thrive.” With a natural stone feel, the saucers pair perfectly with house plants to create a nature-inspired indoor environment. The versatile saucers are made from all-natural, non-toxic materials and come in a pair of two with rubber feet to protect your surfaces and floors and promote rapid drying. The Plant Saucers are available in Dorai’s popular slate color and three bundle options: Two small plant saucers (5.5”) - $50 Two large plant saucers (11.8”) - $65 Mixed, one small (5.5”) and one large (11.8”) - $60 To purchase, visit www.doraihome.com. About Dorai Home Dorai Home, eco-chic home products that help prevent mold with instant-drying materials, is a rapidly growing D2C brand that creates thoughtfully designed housewares made of sustainable materials that dry instantly. Dorai products are made from Diomat®, Dorai’s instant-drying technology that combines the moisture-banishing properties of diatomaceous earth with recycled paper fibers—a natural, eco-friendly way to prevent mold. Dorai Home was started in 2018 by two founders, Jason Klug and Kelsey O’Callaghan, with product design and operational expertise that has enabled 300% YOY growth. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Learn more at https://doraihome.com/. Contact Details Dorai Home Sara Reister +1 215-896-3243 sjollycommunications@gmail.com Company Website https://doraihome.com/

October 25, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife’s The Senior Resource Group Acquires Secure Benefits to Accelerate Growth

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The Senior Resource Group, (SRG), a leading, national field marketing organization (FMO) for the industry’s top insurance carriers and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has acquired Secure Benefits, a Florence, Ala.-based field marketing organization (FMO). Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We met [Secure Benefits owner and CEO] Stephanie Kirk for lunch a few years ago and we connected from day one,” said Shane Souders, co-founder and managing partner of The Senior Resource Group. “She’s an exceptional leader and businessperson, who has a selfless passion – one that is perfectly aligned with SRG’s mission – to help her brokers and employees succeed in this industry. We’re excited to grow together with Secure Benefits and proud to call them our partner.” Founded in 2010 by Kirk, Secure Benefits specializes in distributing Medicare Advantage solutions to beneficiaries throughout Alabama and Tennessee. As an “agent-first” organization, Secure Benefits prides itself on nurturing longstanding, successful agents and cultivating a family-oriented culture that’s become the hallmark of its brand and business. The acquisition expands The Senior Resource Group’s geographical footprint while bringing Secure Benefits under the umbrella of AmeriLife’s all-star distribution network. The deal also provides Secure Benefits – alongside its partners Benefits Solutions Group, Senior Benefits Advisors, Silver Benefit Solutions and The Providence Group – with access to SRG’s and AmeriLife’s industry-leading technology, tools, resources and top-level contracts to help them grow and thrive. “Over the past 14 years, Secure Benefits has steadily grown to include agents in multiple states across the Southeast,” said Kirk. “We’re not your typical FMO – our agents and team members are like family, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. We’re proud of our focus on helping agents build strong businesses and ensuring they feel fully supported. We’re thrilled to partner with Shane, SRG and AmeriLife, and look forward to the many opportunities ahead of us.” “We’re excited to welcome Secure Benefits and its partners to the AmeriLife family,” added AmeriLife Chief Distribution Officer Mike Vietri. “Under Shane’s leadership, there’s no doubt that they will continue to thrive and help accelerate AmeriLife’s mission of helping people live longer, healthier lives.” Secure Benefits will continue to operate as a stand-alone organization out of its Florence headquarters and under the leadership of Kirk, who will report to Souders. ### About The Senior Resource Group The Senior Resource Group was founded in 2008 by insurance brokers who understand the needs of agents in the field. Today, The Senior Resource Group is a premier field marketing organization for an array of national insurance carriers providing Medicare Supplement policies, Medicare Advantage plans, life insurance, final expanse plans and financial products in 25 states. The team at The Senior Resource Group provides the tools, support and training necessary for success in the insurance industry. For more information, visit TheSeniorResourceGroup.com. About Secure Benefits Founded 14 years ago by Stephanie Kirk, Secure Benefits is a leading and growing Medicare Advantage solutions field marketing organization (FMO) that serves agents and their communities across the southeast United States. Based in Florence, Ala., with additional offices in Lebanon, Tenn., Secure Benefits is an “agent-first,” family-focused FMO that emphasizes education, advocacy and relationship building to help its agents deliver on their promise to their clients. 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. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

October 24, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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