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It’s Time to Take the Lead: AmeriLife Introduces LeadStar Marketplace

AmeriLife

Today, AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), in partnership with leading performance marketing and customer acquisition company Fluent, Inc. (“Fluent”) and insurtech leader Leadrilla, Inc. (“Leadrilla”), introduced LeadStar SM Marketplace, a proprietary, private leads platform created with and exclusively for its affiliated agents. With more lead options than any existing platform, and an intuitive, mobile-optimized design and feature set, agents can expect to go from qualified customer inquiries to closing on the same day. LeadStar Marketplace delivers exclusive, real-time leads as well as inbound and warm-transfer calls – directly to field agents – at the industry’s best prices. With the ability to customize lead volume and types against individual agents’ needs, LeadStar Marketplace empowers agents with unmatched flexibility, reliability and performance to accelerate their sales and grow their businesses. “When AmeriLife and its partners set out to build LeadStar Marketplace, we did so with one goal in mind: creating more opportunities for our agents,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “Today’s announcement is about so much more than introducing a best-in-class leads platform – it’s about delivering more qualified prospects, a requirement for any agent in today’s highly competitive landscape. LeadStar Marketplace is that comprehensive, compliant and easy-to-use solution, and we’re excited to bring it to the market.” With LeadStar Marketplace, agents will benefit from: Sign-up to sales on the same day: With an intuitive, front-end design and mobile-optimized experience to take business anywhere, agents can expect to go from sign-up to selling within the same day, guaranteed. LeadStar Marketplace also has agents covered, providing technical support and sales tips with a dedicated support team and a rich library of on-demand training. Worry-free compliance: All lead sources in the LeadStar Marketplace are CMS, TCPA and consumer-protection compliance verified before they’re delivered to agents. As the system dynamically updates with regulatory changes, agents can be sure their leads will remain compliant. Combined with seamless and fully CMS-compliant inbound call recording and storage capabilities – at no additional cost – agents can focus on what they do best: serve their customers. Leads on agents’ schedules: LeadStar Marketplace is more than leads on demand – it’s leads when agents demand them. With flexible campaign management, agents can easily select dates, times and lead types to be delivered on their schedules, with the ability to pause and resume campaigns at the click of a button. And because LeadStar Marketplace provides exclusive, real-time data leads, agents won’t miss a beat as they connect with actively shopping customers. “Fluent leverages its best-in-class digital and call solutions to verify intent and match consumers with the health and life insurance products they’re in the market for today,” said Don Patrick, CEO of Fluent. “Through this partnership, we’ve created a marketplace that can easily elevate and streamline the sales process for agents and consumers alike, driving a quality solution for all.” “Leadrilla’s proprietary customer acquisition, routing and management software allows brands with distributed sales teams to gain full control and transparency into their sales performance,” said Koby Hastings, founder and CEO of Leadrilla. “The launch of LeadStar Marketplace is a game-changer for the industry, positions AmeriLife as a leader in insurance technology, and provides their agents with the tools they need to succeed.” “The demand for Medicare and life insurance solutions are growing rapidly, as are the questions many customers have about what coverage is right for them,” added William DeCourcy, senior vice president of Growth Marketing and Customer Acquisition for AmeriLife and product lead for LeadStar Marketplace. “LeadStar Marketplace was designed to seamlessly connect customers to our agents, quickly get their questions answered, and deliver the best coverage in near real-time to help them live longer, healthier lives.” For more information on LeadStar Marketplace and to request access, visit LeadStarHub.com/Marketplace. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. About Fluent, Inc. Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLNT) is a global data-driven performance marketing company and trusted growth partner for leading brands. Experts in creating value for consumers, Fluent leverages its consumer database, digital media portfolio, and proprietary data science and technology to deliver outcome-based solutions for marketers. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in New York City. About Leadrilla, Inc. As an enterprise lead acquisition, routing and management platform for distributed sales teams across a variety of industries, Leadrilla provides the key to success for growth-oriented sales organizations. Leadrilla’s platform brings data-driven insights plainly into focus at each stage of the customer acquisition process, improving companywide performance at scale beginning with each individual agent. Founded in 2018, Leadrilla is a software company headquartered in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit Leadrilla.com or reach out to us at media@leadrilla.com. Contact Details AmeriLife Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Fluent, Inc. Media Relations marketing@fluentco.com Leadrilla, Inc. Media Relations media@leadrilla.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

October 13, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Employers turn to freelancers to fill tech skill shortages following global layoffs, reports Freelancer.com

FREELANCER.COM

Freelancer.com (ASX: FLN) (OTCQX: FLNCF), the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and jobs posted, today released its quarterly Fast 50 Index for Q3 2022 which reveals insights into the fastest growing freelance projects and most in-demand skills. The index, which is based on data from 296,000 jobs posted on Freelancer.com between July 1 to September 30, 2022, reveals a major surge in tech-related jobs in Q3 when compared to Q2 2022 and Q3 2021. Android App Development (up 80.5%, from 1,082 to 1,954) ranked as the fastest growing project type in Q3 2022 when ranking the percentage growths from all 2,000 skills available on Freelancer.com. This was followed by AJAX (up 66.4%, from 1,059 to 1,763) and API (up 59.5%, from 1,587 to 2,532) jobs which are both skilled related to website and software development. The sudden surge in tech-related freelance jobs first observed in Freelancer’s Q2 2022 index, comes off the back of global tech layoffs and hiring freezes across the so-called ‘tech winter’, that started with a ‘crypto winter’, as informed by Freelancer.com in earlier Fast 50 reports. According to a tech layoff tally, more than 42,000 workers in the U.S. tech sector lost their jobs in 2022. Tech-related jobs dominated the rankings when comparing Q3 2022 to Q3 2021 year-on-year. Software Development jobs were the fastest growing skill (up 54.7%, from 1,587 to 2,442), while jobs for Coding ranked as the second highest growing skill (up 45.5%, from 1,004 to 1,461) and Backend Development came in third (up 37.7%, from 1,111 to 1,530). “The macroeconomic environment, tech winter and nosebleed inflation has led to an almost daily string of announcements of layoffs. The most similar event was the Global Financial Crisis where we saw three trends: businesses looking to cut costs and going online to hire freelancers, people looking for work online and a lot of startup businesses formed to bridge people through hard times. However this was mostly contained to the United States. We think that heading into 2023 we could see this all over again, but on a more global scale,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive at Freelancer.com. These layoffs may also increase the amount of startups being founded, not only across the US but also in Europe, with skilled people being cut from bigger organizations, but with experience either building their own companies or working in highly successful startup environments, as described by Alan Poensgen, in his Fortune article of October 5, 2022. Fast 50 Q3 2022 vs Q2 2022 Analysis Employers look to freelancers to plug tech skill gaps Overvaluations and dropping stock prices have caused mass hiring freezes and layoffs across the tech companies globally in 2022. According to online tracker Layoffs.fyi, there have been 83,173 layoffs from 661 startups this year, as of October 2022. This is almost half of the total of 179,164 tech layoffs since the beginning of COVID-19. These layoffs, which accelerated in May 2022, have contributed to increases in tech-related jobs across the platform. While Android App Development dominated Q3 and was ranked as the fastest growing job on Freelancer.com, employers have been turning to the platform to support niche, highly specialized tech projects. AJAX, which is used to develop websites, and API, which allow software programs to communicate with each other also took second and third place, respectively. Niche skills in AngularJS, a toolset for building apps, and Codeigniter, a toolset for web development, equally rose by 22% in Q3. “Michael Milken said ‘the defining characteristic of the 21st century was the competition for intellectual capital’. There’s a chronic skill shortage in western nations, forcing businesses to go to the Internet to find talent. Freelancer.com has the largest online pool of talent in the world.” said Matt Barrie. Projects seeking experts in Amazon Web Services (AWS) grew by 27.6%, from 3,004 to 3,834 jobs in Q3, while Software Development continued its growth from Q2 with a 18% increase from 2,069 to 2,442 jobs in Q3. Artificial Intelligence jobs also grew by 15.9%, from 1,055 to 1,223. Marketing Trends - Marketers turn from SEM to SEO, YouTube & traditional This quarter, the data revealed shifting trends in marketing and advertising. Projects for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) fell by almost a third (30.4%) in Q3 - from 2,300 jobs to 1,600 from the previous quarter. On the other hand, digital marketing, traditional marketing and YouTube jobs spiked in interest. Most commonly, in Q3 employers are looking for support with SEO ranking. Blog Writing jobs, which are usually associated with businesses hiring freelancers to write SEO-friendly blog content, increased by 55% in Q3, from 1,058 to 1,642 projects. Digital Marketing also saw a 23.1% increase in Q3, jumping from 1,738 to 2,141 jobs. These jobs range from hiring business consultants supporting social media strategies to SEO managers. Notably, Q3 also saw many employers turn to the platform to hire community managers, digital marketing campaign managers and social media managers. Traditional advertising also saw an increase in Q3. Flyer Design projects increased by more than a quarter (27.5%) from 1,658 to 2,114 jobs. A similar increase was also seen for projects relating to Covers and Packaging, which increased by 27.3% from 1,253 to 1,596 jobs. Many employers turn to the platform to crowdsource ideas for packaging labels and shipping boxes designs. When comparing Q3 2022 to 2021, advertisement design is up 15.7%, from 1.516 to 1,755 jobs. “With the onset of new digital marketing channels, businesses are learning that their strategies must diversify and move away from primary channels, such as SEM. Paid advertising alone is no longer the most viable alternative. What we are witnessing is demand for freelancers with skills in social media, short video platforms, earned & owned content, SEO and a whole spectrum of marketing strategies that before were in the realm of large corporates only,” said Hector Perez-Nieto, Marketing Director at Freelancer.com. Jobs seeking YouTube skills were the fifth fastest growing skill in Q3 2022 - growing by 32.3% from 1,138 to 1,505 jobs. Many of the jobs seeking YouTube skills are related to vertical videos and Shorts content. While there was a 10% increase in TikTok related skills and projects seeking TikTok content creators, employers seek YouTube and video editing skills three times more. Companies turn to freelancers for lead generation & customer support The layoffs aren’t just affecting tech roles, but also sales and customer services roles across businesses. Over the last quarter, there was a significant increase in demand for customer service, customer support and sales-related skills on the Freelancer platform. While virtual assistance jobs have always been a popular freelancing project type, Q3 2022 saw an increase in employers hiring virtual assistants. Jobs for Customer Support grew by 30.5% in Q3, from 1,531 to 1,998 jobs. This was also closely followed by Customer Service projects which rose by 27.4% from 1,370 to 1,746. Lead generation and cold calling was also a popular project type in Q3. Jobs to generate Leads jumped by a quarter (25.3%), from 1,387 to 1,738. Sales specific jobs also increased by 18.7% from 2,544 to 3,020 total projects. One boutique recruiting agency in the US successfully hired a freelancer to manage cold calling and follow ups for only US$38 per hour, with a maximum of 40 hours available for the freelancer per week. The platform is also used by mortgage brokers to source sales virtual assistants to call realtors for loan officers. Ethereum and NFT projects continue steep decline In Q2 2022, Freelancer reported a fall from grace for jobs relating to Bitcoin, Crypto and NFTs, which were once ranked as the fastest growing freelance jobs on the platform for 2021. It’s now Ethereum’s turns as Ethereum-related jobs plunged in Q3 2022. The fastest falling job types on the Freelancer platform in Q3 were Solidity, a programming language used to implement smart contracts for mostly Ethereum based platforms, and Smart Contracts were - declining by -56%, from 1,422 to 613 jobs, and -49%, from 1,442 to 726 jobs, respectively. NFTs jobs were slashed by half (49.5%) in Q3, dropping from 1,424 to only 718 in total. This trend was closely followed by jobs for Ethereum specifically, which fell by 39.9% from 1,173 jobs to only 705. Blockchain jobs also fell by 26.7%, from 3,216 in Q2 but continue to retain interest with 2,357 jobs reported in Q3. Business cards are back in business With corporate and networking events back in action, so are business cards. In Q3 2022, Business Card design spiked by almost one third (30%) from 1,861 to 2,427 jobs. This is the first time since the start of 2020 that projects for Business Cards have grown significantly. ##### Freelancer Fast 50 The Freelancer Fast 50 index is the world’s largest forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies. The data is based on 296,000 jobs posted to the Freelancer platform between 1st July to 30th September 2022. Fast 50 Quarterly Index – Q3 2022 Fast 50 - Q3 Year-on-Year Comparison ###### About Freelancer Twelve-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 60 million registered users have posted over 20 million projects and contests to date in over 2,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns Escrow.com, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet with over US$6 billion in transactions secured. Freelancer also owns Freightlancer & Loadshift, enterprise freight marketplaces with over 550 million kilometres of freight posted since inception. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and is quoted on OTCQX Best Market under the ticker FLNCF. Contact Details Freelancer.com Marko Zitko +61 404 574 830 mzitko@freelancer.com Freelancer.com Sebastian Siseles +1 415-801-2271 sebastian@freelancer.com

October 13, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Velocity Global named a Leader in Everest Group’s global Employer of Record PEAK Matrix®

Velocity Global

Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced that it was recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 for Employer of Record (EoR) Solutions. The report evaluated 15 EoR solution providers on their vision, capability, and market impact, taking into account client references as well as an ongoing analysis of the EoR market. “Velocity Global’s extensive global coverage and cloud-based technology underpinned by in-country local expertise have been well received by the market,“ stated Priyanka Mitra, practice director at Everest Group. “Its expertise in serving clients of all sizes and its continued investments in improving its technology capabilities as well as its mobile-first approach are well appreciated by clients and have helped it emerge as a Leader on Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix® Assessment." As the largest global EoR provider, Velocity Global enables companies to compliantly hire, manage, and pay any type of worker anywhere in the world. The company’s Global Work Platform™ simplifies the employer and talent experience by combining proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, personalized expertise, and unmatched global scale. Being a Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for EoR Solutions, Velocity Global distinguishes itself by expanding its geographical presence, enhancing self-coverage, and constantly improving its EoR solutions while investing in state-of-the-art proprietary technologies and supporting integrations with the client’s existing technology stack. Specifically, the Everest Group report highlights several strengths contributing to Velocity Global’s positioning as a Leader, including: Investments enabling continued innovation and expansion. Velocity Global received multimillion-dollar investments, including a $400 million Series B earlier this year that will be used to enhance and broaden its technology and solutions, while recent acquisitions of iWorkGlobal and ShieldGeo allowed the company to further expand its capabilities and reach. Breadth of solutions and coverage. A full suite of global hiring and workforce solutions — including global EoR, Global Immigration, Contractor Payments, Contractor Management (Agent of Record), and Global Payroll — spanning over 185 countries. To ensure global regulatory compliance, Velocity Global has a network of experts and an internal compliance committee to track changes in local laws. Comprehensive, cloud-based technology. The company’s easy-to-use technology allows clients to onboard, manage, and pay employees as well as contractors worldwide. Additionally, it features a “country knowledge center” that acts as a repository of local labor law. To enhance the employee experience, the employee self-service interface and dashboard are mobile-enabled. Exceptional service. Clients referenced strong customer support and sharp focus on compliance. “We are thrilled to be recognized as a Leader in global EoR solutions by Everest Group,” says Brad Collins, chief strategy officer at Velocity Global. “For companies looking to expand geographically or hire the best possible person for a job, wherever they might reside, our global EoR solution provides an excellent opportunity to do this in a way that maximizes agility and efficiency. Our teams are constantly enhancing the user experience and adding capabilities to our Global Work Platform™ to meet the needs of our clients today and in the future.” To learn more about what sets us apart download the report here. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform™ simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. The platform offers a full suite of talent solutions, including global Employer of Record and Contractor Management, to help companies onboard, manage, and pay talent in more than 185 countries. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build international teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a "Leader" in Global Employer of Record Services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information, visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global Anja Koltes +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

October 13, 2022 07:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Volatus Aerospace Adds Over 500,000 km of Oil & Gas Pipeline Right of Way Surveillance with Acquisition of Synergy Aviation Ltd.

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") announced today that it has signed an arm's length definitive agreement dated Oct 12, 2022, to acquire Alberta-based Synergy Aviation Ltd. This acquisition will solidify Volatus’ position in Western Canada providing privileged access to much of the oil and gas industry. Synergy’s leadership in the sector combined with Volatus’ drone technology solutions will position the Company with a strong competitive advantage to introduce innovative, efficient, green, remotely operated drone solutions to fulfill regulatory and asset monitoring requirements. Founded in Alberta in 2014, Synergy Aviation is an industry leader in aerial surveillance, pipeline integrity monitoring, and specialized geomatics, patrolling and inspecting more than 500,000 KM of pipeline right of way stretching from the coast of British Columbia to the Manitoba/US border. The company provides Canada’s largest oil & gas producers and pipeline operators with uninterrupted, consistent and highly detailed right-of-way integrity data. “Pipeline inspection, much like other long linear inspection requirements, has traditionally been completed using crewed helicopters and small fixed wing aircraft,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. “Leveraging Synergy’s oil & gas presence combined with our existing pipeline operations in Ontario will allow us to introduce the power of innovative drone solutions to meet regulatory compliance and asset management requirements with improved efficiencies and a material reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.” “There are nearly 5 million kilometers of oil & gas pipeline in North America requiring annual inspections and, in many cases, weekly patrols to meet regulatory and asset management requirements,” said Todd Tkach, President of Synergy Aviation. “Becoming part of Volatus gives us the added geomatics capabilities, market reach, and the opportunity to disrupt traditional methods in this sector.” Synergy recorded unaudited revenues of $7 million with a 14% EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) during the first nine months of 2022 and is targeting year end revenues of $9 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Volatus will make an equity investment of $2.29 million in Synergy Aviation over the course of 10 months from closing in exchange for newly issued shares that will represent 51% of all outstanding shares. The investment will be used by Synergy for ongoing expansion activities. The transaction is scheduled to close on October 31 st conditional on satisfactory completion of due diligence, approval of the respective Board of Directors, and regulatory approval by the TSX Venture Exchange. Subject to operational and financial metric as defined in the definitive agreement, the Synergy investors will have an option, expiring in December 2024, to sell the remaining 49% equity to Volatus at the same valuation at Closing in exchange of Volatus shares based on 30 days VWAP (volume weighted average price) on date of Closing. This announcement marks another step in a series of interrelated technology, regulatory, and commercial milestones intended to drive and scale the commercialization of drone technologies. Recent announcements include the launch of the Aerieport drone nesting station, regulatory authority to remotely operate a drone at an airport, the remote operation of drones in Las Vegas from our operations center 3,000 km away, and most recently, a collaboration agreement with Accipiter Radar to provide for larger scale deconfliction between drones and low flying aircraft. The combination of these events with other Volatus technologies provides large scale opportunities in oil and gas, power distribution, and rail throughout the markets served by Volatus. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Statement This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Corporation with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding (i) the business plans and expectations of the Corporation; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Corporation, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information reflects the Corporation’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Corporation; meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV; and anticipated and unanticipated costs and other factors referenced in this news release and the Circular, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Circular under the caption “Risk Factors”. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 833-865-2887 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

October 13, 2022 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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85% of Workers at World’s Best Workplaces Plan to Stay in the Job

Great Place To Work

In a year with unprecedented unrest in the global labor market, the best companies stood strong. Workers reevaluated their careers and lives. Employers around the world scrambled to hold on to their top talent. For companies that made the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces™ List in 2022, building trust-based relationships with employees led to higher rates of retention and productivity. For employees at these top 25 companies, on average: 88% said they “give extra” to their organization 87% said they would recommend their workplace to friends and family 85% said they want to work for their employer long-term “For companies with a global workforce, achieving a consistent experience for every employee is exponentially more difficult — and impressive,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Despite the many challenges facing global businesses in 2022, these companies have put the well-being of their people first. Their success is proof positive that when companies do right by their employees, no problem is too great to overcome,” he says. Who made the list Great Place To Work® identified the 25 winning workplaces by surveying nearly 4.5 million employees worldwide, representing the workplace experience of nearly 15 million workers. To be eligible, companies must have made a national Best Workplaces™ list in five or more countries, and have more than 5,000 global employees. These employers stood out for their commitment to employee well-being, flexible work, and equity for all workers. DHL Express took the top spot again in 2022, followed by Hilton at No. 2 and Cisco at No. 3. All three companies ranked in the top three on last year’s World’s Best Workplaces List. Millicom, Medtronic, Nestle and Bristol-Meyers Squibb are all new members of the list for 2022. FedEx also returned to the list for the first time since 2014 and Accenture returned to a spot on the list for the first time since 2011. The top 25 companies for 2022 are: DHL Express Hilton Cisco Salesforce Millicom AbbVie Deloitte Hilti Group SC Johnson Stryker Teleperformance Medtronic EY VRIO: DIRECTV & SKY SAP SE Scotiabank Accenture Nestle Cadence Mercado Libre FedEx Concentrix Sopra Steria Adobe Bristol-Meyers Squibb What separates the World’s Best? Fifteen percent more of employees at the World’s Best Workplaces said their company offered “special and unique” benefits, compared to other surveyed companies. Popular among the offerings for the top 25 were mental health programs, such as Cisco (No. 3 on the list) and its mindfulness-based Mind Set program that builds resiliency, boosts mental stamina, unlocks creative thinking and helps individuals manage change. Flexibility was also a key component of employee experiences, even for companies that can’t readily offer remote/hybrid work. Hilton (No. 2) stressed its efforts to help workers with advanced scheduling and flexible options, including call centers where team members can set their own hours and opt-in to be paid on a daily basis. Equity was another key trait of many of the companies on the list in 2022, with leaders like DHL Express (No. 1) reporting heavy investments in diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging for a global workforce. In a survey, 94% of DHL Express employees said they believe the company promotes diversity and an inclusive environment. Visuals available: World’s Best Workplaces About the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces Great Place To Work® identified the 25 winning workplaces by surveying nearly 4.5 million employees worldwide, representing the workplace experience of nearly 15 million workers. To be eligible, companies must have made a national Best Workplaces™ list in five or more countries, and have more than 5,000 global employees. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within Great Place To Work Trust Index™ Survey. Read the full methodology to learn more. To get on this list next year, start here. About Great Place To Work Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, it has surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Its employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything it does is driven by its mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for all. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Contact Details Kim Peters +1 415-844-2574 kpeters@greatplacetowork.com

October 13, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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VOLATUS AEROSPACE CORP. ANNOUNCES LISTING OF WARRANTS

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) (“ Volatus ” or the “ Company ”) is pleased to announce that, in connection with the closing of its previously announced marketed public offering (the “ Offering ”) of 11,171,812 units of the Company (the “ Units ”) and concurrent brokered private placement of 569,222 Units on the same terms as the Offering (the “ Concurrent Private Placement ”), the TSX Venture Exchange (the “ TSXV ”) has approved the listing of an aggregate of 11,741,034 common share purchase warrants (the “ Warrants ”) partially comprising of the Units issued under the Offering and Concurrent Private Placement. The Warrants will begin trading on the TSXV as of market open on Thursday October 13, 2022 under the symbol VOL.WT.A. For further details regarding the Warrants, please see the news release of the Company dated October 6, 2022 and the Company’s (final) short form prospectus dated September 16, 2022 in connection with the Offering, each of which is available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Statement This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Corporation with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding (i) the business plans and expectations of the Corporation; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Corporation, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information reflects the Corporation’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Corporation; meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV; and anticipated and unanticipated costs and other factors referenced in this news release and the Circular, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Circular under the caption “Risk Factors”. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 833-865-2887 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

October 12, 2022 09:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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With New Study, Assembly Asks Marketers: “Do you really know Gen Z?”

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Gen Z Decoded, an all-new study packed with first-hand insights about Generation Z, curated over the course of the past year, is out from global media agency Assembly. Unlike previous studies that seek to understand this evolving and influential group as one whole audience, Assembly prompts brands and marketers to consider this: Gen Z is a series of journeys, each individual and nuanced, dependent on the experiences of Zs in their particular stage of life. Available for download here. The study taps into learnings from Assembly client campaigns [Supercuts, Diesel, and Converse], first-party research powered by Appinio across six markets (UK, US, France, Germany, China, Korea), and additional expert insights curated from Assembly’s Europe Strategy & Insights team. It additionally includes 8 essential principles for brands to build meaningful relationships with Gen Z, as well as a foundational growth plan following the agency’s “Find, Change, Grow” methodology. “As they look to discover themselves, Gen Z is going on an internal journey, often staying fluid and flexible with their own identity,” said Jennifer Brown, Strategy Manager, Europe at Assembly. “They’re in an ever-changing state of discovery across different life stages, so a one-size-fits-all approach from brands isn’t going to work.” The study identifies one of Gen Z’s 6 primary characteristics as “ shapeshifters ”, with 78% of Gen Z believing that people should be able to define their own identity instead of being labelled by society. The fluidity in their identities also extends to their relationships with brands, with 55% of Gen Z stating that they aren’t loyal to any brands. Other key characteristics that distinguish Gen Z: Globally Connected: Gen Z have experienced connectivity unlike any other generation before them. 77% of Gen Z say they have never met an online friend in person, further emphasizing the emergence of digital-only relationships Passionate Disruptors: While they aren’t the first generation with grand ambitions to change the world, Gen Z is the generation that has been armed with the Internet to help them do so. 70% of Gen Z believe they can take part in a social movement through social media Entrepreneurs: By 2025, Gen Z will make up 27% of the workforce, though they’re not necessarily only interested in conventional career paths. 42% of Gen Z say they have a “side hustle” and express wanting to disrupt the way jobs work in the future, many envisioning themselves to be their own bosses Purposeful: While living much of their lives on the internet, Gen Z are also intentional about how and where they are spending their time online, and with who. 27% of Gen Z spend less time on platforms with ads, and 55% of Gen Z in the 18-25 age group are experiencing social media fatigue Vulnerable: Despite their confidence and tenacity, Gen Z put enormous pressure on themselves to carry through on their values; and also despite being so digitally connected, 79% of Gen Z express feeling lonely. “Our advice to brands is: go on the journey with Gen Z and don’t stop learning. It’s all about continuous testing, learning, and adapting, because Gen Z will continue to evolve, so brands should do the same,” said Kristie Naha-Biswas, Head of Strategy & Planning, Europe at Assembly. Access Assembly's Gen Z Decoded here. ABOUT ASSEMBLY: Assembly is the modern global omnichannel media agency, bringing data, talent, and technology together to find the change that fuels growth for the best brands on the planet. Our approach connects big, bold brand stories with integrated, global media capabilities that deliver performance and drive large-scale business growth. Our work is powered by our proprietary, in-house technology solution, STAGE, and led by our global talent base of over 1,600 people around the world. We’re purpose-driven at our core and pioneers in social and environmental impact in the agency world. Assembly is a proud member of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing. www.assemblyglobal.com ABOUT THE REPORT: Gen Z Decoded for Brand Growth is the culmination of research and real-life experience, looking at the evolution of Gen Z behavior over the past year. This large-scale report is part of a series of thought leadership, roundtables, and research insights about Gen Z, coming exclusively from global media agency, Assembly. Assembly Custom Research Powered by Appinio: Appinio is a global market research platform that enables companies worldwide to get thousands of opinions from specific target groups in just a few minutes. Assembly surveyed a Gen Z audience size of 1,500 across the UK, US, France, Germany, China, and Korea. https://www.appinio.com Contact Details Sara Pollack, VP of Marketing +1 917-438-4922 sara.pollack@assemblyglobal.com Company Website https://www.assemblyglobal.com/

October 12, 2022 05:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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LawPay Launches Integration With LegalPRO Systems Online Bankruptcy Software, Jubilee

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LawPay, the leading online payment solution for legal professionals, announced a new integration with cloud-based bankruptcy management software, Jubilee by LegalPRO Systems Inc. This integration will allow firms to securely process payments, set up recurring billing plans, pay invoices, and run reports via the LawPay merchant services infrastructure. Credit, debit, ACH payments, and refunds are input into the JubileePro interface while the data is encrypted via LawPay’s secure tokenization service before being sent for processing. “Working with LawPay has been a pleasure as their team has been incredibly responsive and easy to work with”, said Keith Crusius, President of LegalPRO Systems Inc.”I have no doubt our clients will be happy with their service.” The integration is significant for the LegalPRO and JubileePRO teams due the high demand of clients requesting LawPay payments. LawPay has been a leader in the industry for over a decade, and is a longtime partner of the NACBA, which is important to the LegalPRO client base. “We are excited for LawPay to partner with the LegalPRO and JubileePRO teams, and to bring a combined solution to the legal market”, said Dru Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of LawPay. “LawPay will continue to enhance its footprint in the case management sector and bring convenience to legal firms in more ways than one.” The LawPay and LegalPRO Systems integration will support high-volume law firms looking for ways to be more competitive with the ability to provide efficient resolution of cases through effective collaboration. For more information please visit lawpay.com/jubilee. About LegalPro Systems LegalPRO Systems focuses on providing the best bankruptcy and case management software for law firms with superior customer service and affordable pricing options. As a closely held privately owned business we don’t answer to shareholders and can put our customers’ needs first, which has allowed us to create an extremely loyal client base over 30 years. About LawPay LawPay was developed specifically to help law firms streamline billings and collections, providing a simple, secure solution for legal clients to pay their bills. LawPay is the industry leader in legal payments, providing a cost-effective solution for more than 50,000 law firms around the country. It's available through all 50 state bars, 60+ local and specialty bars and the ABA as a vetted and approved payment solution for the legal industry. LawPay is also the ALA’s Exclusive VIP Partner for Payment Processing. Learn more at lawpay.com. LawPay was developed specifically to help law firms streamline billings and collections, providing a simple, secure solution for legal clients to pay their bills. Contact Details LawPay Keely Leonard +1 512-368-8988 kleonard@affinipay.com Company Website https://www.lawpay.com/

October 11, 2022 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Investis Digital Releases New Digital Recruiting Guide

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Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company, announced today the publication of a new guide that helps businesses use digital more intelligently to recruit talent. At a time when more than 70% of job searches begin on Google, The Guide to Successful Talent Acquisition from Investis Digital adapts best practices from digital marketing to help hiring managers target the right talent with the right message at the right time, which results in hiring loyal and successful employees. The guide draws on Investis Digital’s experience maximizing the value of digital recruitment for global businesses. Steve Kalupski, executive vice president, Client Solutions, said, “ The Guide to Successful Talent Acquisition teaches businesses how to find the right talent that aligns with a company’s values and growth goals. Businesses need a new blueprint for building a successful employer brand, and this means creating a compelling employee value proposition that permeates every aspect of their recruitment efforts online, starting with their websites and continuing throughout every stage of the candidate’s journey.” The Guide to Successful Talent Acquisition contains practical tips such as: How to develop an employee value proposition that attracts a ready-now talent pipeline. Why businesses need to create job candidate personas to target the right talent. Why businesses need a Connected Content approach to ensure their recruitment narrative is consistent with the message they share with all their stakeholders, ranging from investors to employees. How to target a company’s recruitment tactics at each stage of a job candidate’s journey through the digital world from awareness to hiring. How to turn a corporate website into a talent magnet. Key performance indicators from recruitment to retention. And much more. “Too many businesses take a scattershot approach to recruitment online, which results in an inefficient investment in talent acquisition, unacceptable costs per lead and disappointing recruitment conversion rates, ” Kalupski said. “But by borrowing proven performance marketing techniques from customer acquisition, hiring managers and recruiters can make corporate recruiting more valuable in the digital age. The Guide to Successful Talent Acquisition empowers businesses to hire more strategically.” The guide also includes case studies of successful talent acquisition. For instance, Investis Digital recently helped a logistics company improve recruitment conversions by 206% while reducing costs per lead by 74%. This and more case studies provide lessons for digital recruitment from the front lines. To read the full report, click here. Read more about Investis Digital’s work with talent acquisition here. Investis Digital is a global digital communications company. Through a proprietary approach we call Connected Content™, we unite compelling communications, intelligent digital experiences, and performance marketing to help companies build deeper connections with audiences and drive business performance. A unique blend of expertise, technology and “always on” service allow clients to trust that their digital footprint and brand reputation is secure and protected 24/7 by our dedicated team of 600 digital experts across 9 global offices. To learn more, please visit www.InvestisDigital.com. Contact Details Kristen Kalupski +1 312-933-6714 Kristen.kalupski@investisdigital.com Company Website https://www.investisdigital.com

October 11, 2022 07:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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