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The Ethics & Compliance Initiative is Accepting Nominations for 11th Annual Carol R. Marshall Award

Ethics & Compliance Initiative

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the global non-profit organization that empowers organizations to build and sustain cultures of integrity, has opened the nomination process to the public for the 11 th Annual Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics. Each year, the prestigious Marshall Award is presented to an ethics and compliance practitioner whose achievements exemplify the leadership and innovative practices modeled by the late ECI Fellows Chair Carol R. Marshall. Nominations will be accepted through March 21 and will be reviewed by an independent committee of practitioners who represent the ethics and compliance industry. The 2022 Carol R. Marshall Award recipient will be announced during ECI’s IMPACT 2022 Conference, which is set for April 19-21, 2022. The annual award is given to an individual who: - Serves (or who has served) as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer or the equivalent in a business or government organization and is currently employed within that organization. - Demonstrates (or has demonstrated) innovation in: Establishing an ethics and compliance program; Building on an existing program; and/or Advancing the ethics and compliance field. - Provides a role model for emerging leaders in ethics and compliance. ECI is the leading provider of independent research about workplace integrity, ethical standards and compliance practices. Every year, through this award program, the organization remembers and honors Carol R. Marshall for her innovative approach to applying ethics and compliance programs and her countless hours of service to non-profit organizations in the industry. The funding provided by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, is part of a multi-year commitment to support ECI and the Marshall Award. Nomination forms are available here. For more information about the award and past winners, visit www.ethics.org/carol-r-marshall-award-nomination/. Established in 1922, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative™ (ECI™) comprises the two oldest nonprofits in the ethics & compliance industry: the Ethics Resource Center® (d.b.a. the Ethics Research Center) and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (d.b.a. the Ethics & Compliance Association). Through its research, ECI identifies the practices that improve ethics & compliance program effectiveness and build institutional culture strength. As an association, ECI brings together ethics & compliance professionals and academics from all over the world to share techniques, resources and exciting new ideas. ECI also has an established track record of providing support to organizations seeking to transform their cultures, often in the wake of significant challenges with noncompliance. Contact Details Florence Sumaray +1 301-717-9063 florence@ethics.org Company Website https://www.ethics.org

March 08, 2022 01:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

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GET Group North America Launches GET Mobile Verify for iOS and Android Devices

GET Group North America

GET Group North America, an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, today announced the launch of GET Mobile Verify in the App Store and Google Play Store. GET Mobile Verify allows businesses to accept mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) and mobile IDs issued anywhere in the world as legal forms of age or identity verification. Using the app, merchants can contactlessly authenticate ID information to approve a purchase without relying on visual inspection. The ability to do this is becoming increasingly important as more and more states roll out plans to make mobile IDs and driver’s licenses available to citizens. GET Mobile Verify is fully compliant with the international standard (ISO 18013-5) for mobile driver licenses and was developed using best practices of security and privacy. A tap or scan of an mDL by GET Mobile Verify cryptographically proves that the ID information is real and unaltered, without the customer’s phone ever leaving their hand. Minimizing the data exchanged during transactions to only what’s relevant (such as name or age) enhances privacy and control for customers. GET Mobile Verify helps to protect the health of employees and customers by eliminating the spread of germs related to physically passing an ID. See our video to learn more. “GET Mobile Verify will allow business owners to reduce their fraud risk and increase their confidence in the validity of a patron’s identity,” said Alex Kambanis, Managing Director, GET Group North America. “It’s an incredibly trustworthy method of identity verification that can be used in a multitude of ways. From check-out at the liquor store to personalizing a diner’s experience at a restaurant with mobile check-in before they are even seated, retailers can offer a healthier and more efficient experience for both their customers and their staff.” Verifiers everywhere now have the opportunity to become part of the growing mobile ID ecosystem. In states that have mobile ID, businesses equipped with GET Mobile Verify no longer need to physically inspect an ID to attempt to authenticate it, and they never need to touch a customer’s mobile phone to check their mDL. It’s an exciting way to potentially reduce identity fraud, while enabling greater convenience for citizens and merchants alike. GET Group NA is currently offering GET Mobile Verify at no charge to verifying parties everywhere for a limited time, concurrent with their mDL pilot in Utah. GET Mobile Verify can read all mobile IDs and mobile driver’s licenses that comply with the ISO 18013-5 standard recommended by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Users are asked to provide feedback to improve the system directly to the GET Mobile team. Contact GET Group North America with product questions or for more information. Download the app today from the App Store and Google Play Store. About GET Group North America GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases. Contact Details Jordan Bouclin +1 401-490-9700 jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com Company Website https://getgroupna.com/

March 08, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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NEW XFINITY REWARDS PROGRAM UNLOCKS A WORLD OF UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES, EARLY ACCESS TO THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES, AND SPECIAL PERKS AND DISCOUNTS FOR XFINITY CUSTOMERS

Comcast Houston

Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity Rewards, a rewards program for all customers across the country. Xfinity Rewards was built around a simple idea: to give back to customers, just for being a customer, through unique and unforgettable experiences that only Comcast NBCUniversal can deliver. The multi-faceted program spans media and entertainment, sports, music, and technology. Members enjoy special perks like $1 Movie Rentals, access to free content, discounts at Universal Parks & Resorts, early access to the latest Comcast technologies, products, features like the new xFi Advanced Gateway with Supersonic WiFi, and Xfinity Mobile benefits and savings. Customers can also redeem rewards for unforgettable experiences like exclusive live stream events, have a chance for a meet and greet with Olympic gold-medalist Nathan Chen, a trip to the Latin American Music Awards in Las Vegas, or tickets to be part of the live audience at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York, just to name a few. “The entire Xfinity Rewards experience has been shaped and inspired by our customers. They told us they wanted meaningful rewards rooted in unforgettable experiences, so we’ve brought together the best of Comcast NBCUniversal to deliver just that,” said Jason Wicht, Senior Vice President of Growth Operations. “Xfinity Rewards truly speaks to our mission to connect people to more of what they love, with the most innovative technology available anywhere, while giving back and saying thanks - just for being a customer.” How Xfinity Rewards Works Joining Xfinity Rewards is free for customers. Signing up only takes a minute through the Xfinity App or online at xfinity.com/rewards. Upon enrolling, members are placed in Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond tier based on how long they’ve been a customer, with access and the types of rewards based on tenure with Comcast. Rewards are available immediately upon signing up for the program so members can start exploring and enjoying them right away with new opportunities added frequently throughout the year. Launching Xfinity Rewards with Supersonic WiFi Xfinity Rewards is all about unlocking unforgettable experiences – and what better place to start than right at home. Beginning March 4, at 12:00 p.m. EST, Xfinity Rewards Diamond members who subscribe to Gigabit Internet will receive early access to Comcast’s most innovative and powerful device to date delivering reliable, supersonic WiFi. The next generation Gateway, only from Xfinity, is capable of multi-Gig speeds and can power a house full of hundreds of connected devices all at once. It won’t be available to the public until April 2022, but eligible Xfinity Rewards members can redeem this reward beginning March 4 through the Xfinity App or online at Xfinity.com/rewards while supplies last. Save Hundreds on Xfinity Mobile, Rated #1 in Customer Satisfaction Customers who sign up for Xfinity Rewards can access even more product discounts and perks as part of the program, including up to $150 towards a new Xfinity Mobile device and up to $100 towards new or existing service for Xfinity Mobile customers. Xfinity Mobile, rated number one in customer satisfaction by ASCI two years in a row, combines the best nationwide cellular 5G with more than 20 million WiFi hotspots to deliver fast speeds and a more flexible way to pay for cellular data. Customers can mix and match between Unlimited or By-the-Gig shared data and can switch back and forth on any line at any time. Xfinity Mobile offers Unlimited data for $30 a line per month when you get 4 lines with Xfinity Mobile. Discounts to Universal Parks & Resorts and Other Comcast NBCUniversal Brands Xfinity Rewards members can experience the action, thrills, and excitement of Universal Orlando’s three amazing theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Island of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, at specially discounted prices. Enjoy a Universal Orlando Resort 3-day ticket for the price of a regular 2-day admission ticket or save on a 2 Park 1-Day VIP experience for a personally guided tour of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. There’s also a sweepstakes for a 3-night trip for four people to Universal Orlando including roundtrip airfare, accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and admission to all three theme parks. In addition, Xfinity Rewards members get instant access to exclusive discounts across many popular Comcast NBCUniversal brands – including 20% off merchandise at NBC and Bravo stores, discounts on subscriptions to premium services like GolfPass, NBC Sports Edge, and CNBC Pro, and early access to TODAY’s Steals and Deals with Jill Martin. Unforgettable Sports, Music, and Entertainment Experiences Members also have access to experiences and events made possible through Xfinity’s wide array of sports, music, and entertainment partnerships – like a VIP experience to watch all the drama unfold live at NASCAR, tickets to NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB games, exclusive virtual cooking demonstrations with award-winning celebrity chefs like Bren Herrera, host of Cleo TV’s Culture Kitchen, and Chef G. Garvin of Aspire TV's G. Garvin Live!, virtual meet and greets with Bravolebrities, tickets to top music events like the Latin American Music Awards in Las Vegas in April, and even a super VIP experience like the chance to meet Olympic gold medalist, Nathan Chen. Simple Delights like $1 Movies and Access to Free Content While there are tons of great experiences, discounts, and perks for being a member of Xfinity Rewards, sometimes the best moments are the simple everyday opportunities to connect with loved ones. In addition to offering tons of great movies for just $1, Xfinity Rewards members can also redeem rewards for movies like The Mighty Ducks, The Minions Movie, In the Heights, and It’s a Wonderful Life for free. And there are tons of games and activity kits featuring hit characters from Boss Baby, The Minions Movie, Sing 2, and more to keep the whole family entertained for hours. There’s truly something for everyone with Xfinity Rewards. For more information about Xfinity Rewards, download the Xfinity App or visit xfinity.com/rewards. About Comcast: Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Houston Foti Kallergis +1 832-986-0196 Michael_Bybee@cable.comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

March 08, 2022 08:13 AM Central Standard Time

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Kitchen Magic Discovers Trends, Products and Executes a Successful Social Media Campaign at KBIS 2022

Kitchen Magic

, NAZARETH, PA MARCH 8, 2022 – Kitchen Magic, a family-owned and operated kitchen remodeling company experienced a successful attendance at the 2022 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), at The Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, from February 8 through February 10. KBIS, held in affiliation with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is the largest trade show in North America dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. HIGHLY INFORMATIVE The show proved to be informative for Kitchen Magic attendees, Renate Sprung, a company owner, JT Norman, In House Designer/Product Development, William Childs, Creative Director, and Briana Hoffert, Marketing Communications Specialist. It was a highly motivational and interactive platform, housing the hottest industry products, trends, and technologies from hundreds of leading exhibitors. The team met and collaborated with existing and new vendors to see a treasure trove of new products they could potentially add to their existing customer offering in 2023. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Forging their ongoing relationships with industry vendors, such as XG Hausys, Rev-a-Shelf, and Kohler, these were their first visits upon arriving. Following was a list of new vendors that the team researched to see what they have to offer. Attending all the KBIS Next Stage designer sessions was JT Norman, the firm’s In-home Designer & Product Innovation Manager, who garnered insights from all the top designer forecasts. “This is the most important show for the kitchen & bath industry. I brought back various new product and trend ideas that we can cultivate and infuse into our own offering,” Norman stated. SOCIAL MEDIA CAMAPIGN Meanwhile, the team filmed content, displays and discussions with leading vendors from the industry, posting to their social media channels in real-time. Follow Kitchen Magic across social media channels to view the remodeler’s findings and more. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin & Youtube.com Contact: Linda Fennessy, Public Relations Manager ©610.217.0964 800.237.0799x 4155 Linda.fennessy@kitchenmagic.com Kitchenmagic.com ABOUT KITCHEN MAGIC Kitchen Magic is a kitchen remodeling company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Nazareth, PA. Kitchen Magic has been family-owned and operated since 1979. Kitchen Magic has transformed nearly 60,000 kitchens using an exclusive cabinet refacing process. Today, Kitchen Magic serves CT, DE, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, and R.I. Kitchen Magic is recognized by Qualified Remodeler as #1 in kitchen remodeling nationwide eight times, an 11-time Angie's List Super Service Award winner, a 10-time Best of Houzz winner for service & design, and an 8-time winner of The Morning Call's Top Workplace Award. Contact Details Kitchen Magic, Inc. LInda Fennessy +1 610-217-0964 linda.fennessy@kitchenmagic.com Company Website https://www.kitchenmagic.com

March 08, 2022 09:13 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Velocity Global Impact Award to Celebrate Inspirational LPGA, LET Players

Velocity Global

The LPGA and LET announced today that Velocity Global, the Official Global Work Platform of both Tours, will sponsor the Velocity Global Impact Award. This honor will celebrate players who have helped to grow the sport of golf and to inspire the next generation of athletes to have a positive impact on the world. Throughout each season, the LPGA and LET will celebrate players and their efforts in giving back to the world and their local communities off the golf course. Toward the end of each season, the LPGA will produce a list of nominees, and the Velocity Global Impact Award Committee will name three players as finalists for the Velocity Global Impact Award. Each finalist will be featured in a docuseries-style content piece sharing their personal story and impact on the game. The winner will be determined through a combination of a fan vote and voting by the committee. The winner will be announced annually on International Women’s Day, March 8. “The Velocity Global Impact Award provides a new avenue to not only recognize the overwhelming contributions made by female golfers in advancing the game but also offers us the opportunity to celebrate the significant positive impacts they make in their communities at home and around the world,” said Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global. “We are thrilled to partner with LPGA and LET to highlight the many amazing women in professional golf who truly personify greatness in sport.” The award criteria are based on the five values that drive the work of Velocity Global. Nominees will be judged by how well they demonstrate: Velocity – Swiftly assisting in the growth of the game at the youth or amateur level Integrity – Personifying honesty and transparency, serving as a role model to others Be Bold – Willing to forge new paths to create a better future Empowerment – Empowering others through words and actions to have an impact in their own communities Service – Contributing to their communities through their actions “The LPGA Tour and LET feature the world’s best female golfers from more than 60 countries. Through their unique platform and talent, players have the opportunity to impact and inspire people in various communities around the globe,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “We are grateful to Velocity Global for recognizing the impact our players have and for creating this award to highlight and celebrate their commitment to giving back. We are very fortunate to have so many players who value service and to have partners who share our vision to change the world through golf.” The Velocity Global Impact Award Committee comprises seven women of diverse backgrounds, all of whom are dedicated to advancing opportunities for women both professionally and athletically: Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global Erin Hamrick, Partner at Sterling James and board member of the LPGA Foundation Nancy Lopez, 48-time LPGA Tour winner and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame Nzinga Shaw, President of TurnkeyZRG Lisa Stevens, Chief People Officer and Head of Global Human Capital Solutions at Aon Reiko Takekawa, journalist for Kyodo News Ali Whitaker, broadcaster for the LPGA Tour, LET and DP World Tour LPGA Tour and LET Members are eligible to receive the Velocity Global Impact Award. The winner will receive $100,000 as well as a $100,000 donation to her charity/cause of choice. The other two finalists will each receive $25,000. In January, Velocity Global became the Official Global Work Platform of the LPGA and Ladies European Tour (LET) in a multi-year agreement. Velocity Global will work with the LPGA Tour and LET to highlight the global impact of their players, representing more than 60 countries, through enhanced storytelling opportunities and player recognition. As an Official Partner of the LPGA’s Women’s Network, Velocity Global will utilize the LPGA platform to highlight these initiatives focused on women’s leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion through additional programming. Velocity Global furthered its support of the women’s game with the announcement that LPGA Tour players Lexi Thompson and Albane Valenzuela joined six-time PGA TOUR champion Billy Horschel and four-time APGA Tour champion Kevin Hall as its global golf brand ambassadors. 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. With talent solutions in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States, the platform combines global Employer of Record and Contractor Management to onboard, manage, and pay talent worldwide. More than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global 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. About the LPGA The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive. Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the three Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries. Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone. Follow the LPGA on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel, online at www.LPGA.com and on its mobile apps. Join the social conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. About the LET The LET inspires women and girls to pursue their passion and realise their potential through the game of golf. At our core, we aim to build and deliver an extensive competitive schedule of events to enable our strong, energetic, proud, and confident players to compete at the highest level, pursue their dreams and lead by example. Our diverse and multicultural membership of 316 professional golfers represents as many as 36 countries. We are a global tour with roots in Europe. We aim to entertain and excite, but also to enhance health and quality of life, as a responsible, committed and respectful partner. Inspiring – our players are inspiring role models to follow and encourage others to pursue their own dreams. Passionate – we are driven by a passion to perform to our full potential and get better every day. It’s not just about the money or the glory, but a true love for the game. Committed – we are fiercely committed to continuous improvement and recognise the grit that it takes to achieve long-term goals. 2022 marks the 44th season of golf tournaments since the professional tour was founded in 1978 and the third edition of the Race to Costa Del Sol. This year’s schedule includes 31 events in 21 different countries and a record-breaking prize fund of €24.5 million. The LET Access Series is the official development tour of the LET, formed to give players an opportunity to compete and progress onto the LET and achieve their dreams in professional golf. Ladieseuropeantour.com #RaiseOurGame Contact Details Velocity Global Chris McGrath +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com LPGA Christina Lance christina.lance@lpga.com LET Bethan Jones bethan.jones@ladieseuropeantour.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

March 08, 2022 07:00 AM Mountain Standard Time

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SullivanCotter Partners with Paradigm for Parity® to Champion Gender Equality in Corporate Leadership Positions

SullivanCotter

SullivanCotter, the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs, workforce solutions, and technology and data products for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, is pleased to announce its commitment to achieving gender parity within the firm’s executive leadership team by 2030. “Ensuring an equitable and inclusive workforce has long been a cornerstone of SullivanCotter’s mission, vision and values. As a member of the Paradigm for Parity ® movement, we are reinforcing our commitment to actively closing the gender gap by enhancing female representation and ensuring women of all cultures, races and backgrounds are able to thrive and advance within our firm,” said Ted Chien, President and CEO, SullivanCotter. By implementing the Paradigm for Parity ® 5-Point Action Plan, SullivanCotter is part of a coalition of companies dedicated to promoting gender equality through the minimization or elimination of unconscious bias in the workplace. The plan calls for members to accelerate the pace of change by significantly increasing the number of women in senior operating roles to 30% in the near-term, measuring targets and maintaining accountability by providing regular progress reports, basing career progress on business results and performance, and providing sponsors, not just mentors, to help position women leaders for long-term success. "Paradigm for Parity ® is excited to welcome SullivanCotter to our coalition of companies working to close the corporate leadership gender gap for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds," said Sandra Quince, CEO, Paradigm for Parity ®. "Using our Paradigm for Parity ® Toolkit and 5-Point Action Plan, companies can act on their commitments to gender parity and accelerate the advancement of women into leadership positions. We applaud SullivanCotter’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion to achieve gender parity in corporate leadership." SullivanCotter’s Women’s Council, a group formed to raise awareness of women’s experiences and promote a workplace culture of balance and inclusivity, will help to identify opportunities and recommend initiatives designed to support the Paradigm for Parity ® Roadmap as the firm moves forward with its pledge. About the Paradigm for Parity ® Movement The Paradigm for Parity ® coalition is comprised of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity. The coalition created the Paradigm for Parity ® 5-Point Action Plan for corporations to accelerate the pace of gender equity in senior executive roles. This unique agenda defines bold and specific actions that, taken together and simultaneously implemented as a package, will catalyze change and enable today’s business executives to secure the best leaders of tomorrow. Visit www.paradigm4parity.com or follow us on Twitter using @p4parity to learn more about this exciting initiative. About SullivanCotter SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights, expertise, data and technology products to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision and values. About SullivanCotter SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights, expertise, data and technology products to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision and values. Contact Details Becky Lorentz +1 314-414-3719 beckylorentz@sullivancotter.com Company Website https://sullivancotter.com

March 08, 2022 07:00 AM Central Standard Time

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MISHA MCCLURE TO LEAD DIGITAL EQUITY AND COMMUNITY IMPACT PROGRAMS AS COMCAST HOUSTON’S NEW DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Comcast Houston

Misha McClure will lead the Comcast Houston region’s digital equity and community impact programs as the new Director of External Affairs. In this role, McClure will partner with community organizations to help advance Comcast Houston’s position as a digital equity leader through legacy programs that provide important resources residents and business owners need to be successful in a digital world. In 2021, Comcast invested more than $3.5M in Houston-area community organizations and local digital equity programs. “Serving others has always been a big part of who I am,” McClure said. “I’m thrilled to advance our life-changing efforts to close the digital divide and lift-up income-constrained families with affordable and reliable high-speed broadband service. I’m also looking forward to working with our non-profit partners to further our shared efforts that help so many residents and customers.” McClure is a proven public relations and community affairs leader with more than 15 years of experience. McClure joined Comcast nearly nine years ago. In her previous role as External Communications Manager, she created compelling and engaging content for a wide variety of audiences, including amplifying digital equity and community impact efforts through traditional, influencer and social media. Internally, McClure launched the Houston region’s MyAbilities Employee Resource Group and completed numerous leadership development courses. “Misha has worked tirelessly to empower our community with information and programs that have truly made a difference,” Toni Beck, Comcast Houston’s Vice President of External Affairs, said. “In her new role, Misha will continue that work while also blending in her infectious passion for building partnerships that will make the Houston region a more equitable place to live and work.” McClure received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She serves on the Board for Easter Seals of Greater Houston. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America – Houston chapter and the National Association of Black Journalists. In her free time, Misha enjoys traveling with her family. She volunteers with organizations to help them optimize and grow their brand. To learn more about Comcast’s digital equity and community impact programs, visit houston.comcast.com. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Foti Kallergis +1 832-986-0196 Foti_Kallergis@comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

March 07, 2022 07:02 AM Central Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace Makes Strategic Investment in Delta Drone to Solidify Global Drone Presence

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

(TSXV:VOL) (OTCQB:VLTTF) - Volatus Aerospace announced the signing of a definitive agreement on March 3 rd, 2022, to make a strategic investment in Delta Drone SA, a company based in Lyon, France, listed on the Euronext Growth Paris stock exchange. The maximum investment value will be C$807,679 (€576,913), representing a 20% equity position in Delta Drone SA, with an option to increase the shareholding to 45% within 30 days from the Closing date with an additional investment amount not exceeding C$1,009,599 (€721,142). The total investment will not exceed C$1.85M (€1.30M), and Volatus plans to fund this through its existing cash reserves. Delta Drone is a fast-growing drone and robotics company with operations in France, Belgium, Australia, South Africa and Ghana and unaudited annual sales in 2021 of approximately C$23 million (€16 million). Founded in 2011, business activities include the design, manufacture and sale of specialized drone and robotics equipment, the dronification of industrial and event security services, training and commercial drone services with particular expertise in mining and agriculture. The agreement provides that Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace, will become Executive Chairman of Delta Drone. Christian Viguié, currently President & CEO of Delta Drone, will assist Glen, and continue to play a role in the management of the alliance. Under the terms of the agreement, Volatus will support Delta Drone in executing an aggressive business development strategy to better leverage the company's key technologies and capabilities. The following initiatives have already been defined: Evolve from a technology-focused organization to a sales-focused organization Pursue a cost rationalization program to improve efficiencies Suspend all further use of the current Ornan dilutive financing program Build joint sales teams with Volatus to accelerate growth in Europe and expand Delta Drone offers in North America Pursue development in Africa and the southern hemisphere (Australia and South Africa) Create a new relationship of trust with all shareholders "The leveraging of Delta Drone's operations in Europe, Australia and Africa with Volatus Aerospace's operations in Canada, the United States and Latin America will create technical and commercial opportunities across five continents," said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. "This investment provides joint access to technologies and expertise that broadens the product and service portfolios of both Delta Drone and Volatus Aerospace and creates a synergistic approach to serving the key interests of customers worldwide." "Delta Drone, Delta Drone International and Volatus Aerospace are highly complementary, and this investment moves us towards creating a truly global player, capable of meeting the needs of a large account clientele around the world," said Christian Viguié, President & CEO of Delta Drone. "With technological solutions and associated services ready to be deployed, we will be able to focus on deeper commercialization and accelerating our growth." The transaction will result in the issuance of 824,162,071 Delta Drone treasury shares that, once issued, will represent 20% of total outstanding shares. The shares issued will be subject to any stock adjustments carried out by Delta Drone before Closing. Consideration will be in the form of cash with the per-share subscription price determined by the Parties, based on the volume-weighted average daily price of Delta Drone’s shares over ten (10) trading days before the Closing Date less a 35% discount, or €0.0007 whichever is lower. The investment amount to acquire 20% will not exceed C$807,679 (€576,913). The Closing for the transaction is scheduled for March 31 st, 2022. In addition to the purchase of the shares noted above, Volatus will be issued optional warrants allowing Volatus to increase its equity position in Delta Drone to 45% of the outstanding shares. The subscription price for the shares if Warrants are exercised at Volatus’ sole discretion will be €0.0007 or the volume-weighted average daily price of Delta Drone’s shares over a period of ten (10) trading days prior to the Closing Date less a 35% discount, whichever is lower. The increased investment not exceeding C$1,009,599 (€721,142), can be done before April 30 th, 2022. Volatus is also being issued with anti-dilutive warrants that will be triggered and exercised when shareholding of Volatus falls below the 45% threshold. Anti-dilutive warrants are priced in a similar way as optional warrants. This transaction is expected to close on March 31 st, 2022, or such other date as may be agreed upon, subject to due diligence, mutually agreed business plan, execution of employment contracts for the leadership team of Delta Drone, any applicable waivers, and any applicable regulatory approval by the TSX-V, AMF and foreign investor approval by the French Ministry of Economy. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, and Latin America. Operating a vast pilot network, Volatus serves commercial and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, and design, manufacturing, and R&D. Through its subsidiary Volatus Aviation, Volatus carries on the business of aircraft management, charter sales, and cargo services using piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous aircraft. 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. 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. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL About Delta Drone: Delta Drone Group is a recognized international player in the civil drone industry for professional use. It develops a range of professional solutions based on drone technology as well as all associated services that form a complete value chain. Delta Drone shares are listed on the Euronext Growth Paris market - ISIN code: FR0011522168Also listed on Euronext Growth of BSA Y – ISIN code: FR 0013400991 www.deltadrone.com Contact Details Volatus Aerospace Corp. Rob Walker +1 514-447-7986 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

March 03, 2022 05:47 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Elastos Partners with Omnicom Agency TLGG to Drive Awareness and Adoption of Tools to Help Revolutionize Web3 Development

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Elastos, the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions and developer of the first decentralized infrastructure for the Modern Internet (Web3), has retained TLGG, part of the Omnicom Group Inc., to create and execute a marketing and communication strategy to drive awareness and adoption of its suite of solutions to enable a free and open internet. TLGG is a strategic consultancy and digital marketing agency with expertise in elevating and assisting brands on the forefront on technological change. Most notably, the hiring party is Elastos’ own DAO, Cyber Republic, whose decisions are made by a 12 seat council that is democratically elected by its community of ELA holders, the project’s native token. “Elastos has always been driven by a passionate and active community, and with a number of significant core technologies launching this year, it is critical that we reach the developers, early adopters, and investors that will further enhance our ability to scale a safer, smarter, and more equitable internet with more value committed to the user,” said Fakhul Miah Co-founder Elation Studios, the Cyber Republic Council Member organization that spearheads marketing and communications for Elastos. “TLGG will be a vital partner in helping Elastos rise above the noise in the blockchain and tech spaces, enabling more users to benefit from our ecosystem of Web3 solutions.” TLGG is working with Elastos on developing and executing a variety of marketing and communications strategies to help raise awareness of a suite of Elastos solutions, including: Elastos Essentials: A Super-Wallet application that provides full management support for digital identity, contacts, decentralized storage, token spending, voting, and smart contract operations. Elastos Blockchain: A fully independent blockchain protocol that stores cryptographic proofs and provides security via Bitcoin’s (BTC) hashrate to the entire Elastos ecosystem. Smart Contract Chain (ESC): A sidechain that allows developers to code, deploy, and run their smart contracts on Ethereum Virtual Machines (EVMs). Elastos Decentralized Identification (DID 2.0): An open source, DIF- and W3C-compliant identity solution, which runs on Elastos Identity Chain (EID). Hive: A flexible, decentralized IPFS compliant storage solution with swappable storage constructs that allow for private storage and public decentralized storage. Carrier: A decentralized, fully encrypted peer-to-peer network that generates unique identifiers and transmits information on behalf of dApps. "Elastos is working hard on building an infrastructure and ecosystem to realize the promise of Web3,” said Christoph Bornschein, Founder and CEO, TLGG, and an early and avid investor in Web3 technology companies, like Animoca Brands. “Now is the time to reassert their vision and grow the community of like-minded users who can fuel a transition to tomorrow’s web. TLGG is highly capable and eager to help Elastos reach and inspire that community.” Together, Elastos and TLGG will perform strategic brand analyses that will inform a series of dynamic awareness campaigns to take place across traditional and emerging social media platforms. This work will support expanded access to ELA, the Elastos project’s main token, and the continued development of dApps on the Elastos ecosystem. About Elastos Founded in 2017, Elastos is a decentralized community building the blockchain industry's most comprehensive and interoperable open source Web3 platform. Using a hybrid consensus that combines the secure hashpower of Bitcoin and the democratic ideals of Delegated-Proof-of-Stake, the SmartWeb ecosystem of Elastos comprises a suite of software for an entirely decentralized internet. Elastos employs not only blockchain technology, but a peer-to-peer network for communication, decentralized data storage services, a decentralized ID (DID) system for all digital assets and the ability to create smart contracts and unlimited sidechains. Elastos is not only the foundation for securing truly decentralized applications that can scale; it is the foundation for true data ownership. Elastos Essentials, the flagship product of the Elastos SmartWeb, brings the entire decentralized ecosystem into a single App, currently available for Android and iOS. To learn more, visit the Elastos Info Website, Twitter, or Discord. If you are a developer, visit Elastos Developer or Github. CONTACT FOR ELASTOS: Zach Warsavage zachw@elastos.info About TLGG TLGG Consulting is a strategy consultancy for the digital age, with a growing team of 50+ digital experts, created in 2018 and spun off from the digital and creative agency TLGG and locations in Berlin and New York. TLGG accompanies organizations and companies through change with a holistic digital approach in all business processes. Their guiding principle is that unique business models require unique solutions. Companies and institutions such as Aurelis, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa, Schmitz Cargobull, dena and leading automotive and pharmaceutical companies worldwide rely on the results. CONTACT FOR TLGG: Mads Hebbelstrup madshebbelstrup@tlggconsulting.com Contact Details Kevin Pryor +1 732-233-2273 tlgg@n6a.com Company Website https://www.tlggconsulting.com/

March 03, 2022 08:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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