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Provana Partners with The iA Institute to Address Needs of Credit & Collections Industry

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The iA Institute, publisher of insideARM, the premier publication for the credit & collections industry, and Provana, provider of the industry’s first unified platform for compliance and performance management, today announced a broad partnership to enhance the support both firms deliver to industry participants. As part of the partnership, Provana is making significant investments into iA Institute programs, including Research Assistant, Innovation Council, Consumer Relations Consortium, and Women in Consumer Finance, with a goal of bringing additional value to its members and expanding the membership. “Provana is a predominant industry player in credit and collections when it comes to its breadth and depth of products and global delivery model for businesses operating in these markets,” said Stephanie Eidelman, CEO of The iA Institute. “We are pleased to collaborate with the Provana team to extend the charter of our programs and better serve industry players.” “The iA Institute is a leading voice in the consumer finance market, especially pertaining to the regulatory hurdles of the full debt lifecycle,” said Sandeep Bhargava, CEO of Provana. “This partnership reinforces our mission to become a one-stop compliance and performance solution, providing digital capabilities, global delivery and thought leadership that raises the bar of competition in a way that benefits consumer finance industry participants.” There are a number of ways The iA Institute and Provana plan to create value for the industry. One way in particular is through the Research Assistant program, which provides a forum for compliance practitioners to solve challenges together as a peer group. The group not only includes practical compliance tools and regular analysis, but it also develops meaningful peer-built content based on tangible experience, which Provana will make available to subscribers though its own compliance management platform. “We look forward to taking an active part in the forums managed by The iA Institute,” said Britney Schaeffer, Director of Content Programs at Provana. “Provana has a rich heritage of thought leadership in solving compliance and performance issues for credit & collections businesses. We believe we can bring valuable new thinking to the Innovation Council and to compliance-related discussions.” “With Provana’s knowledgebase of industry processes and data, we anticipate Provana’s contribution in our Research Assistant program to help our subscribers a great deal,” said Aaron Steinberg, Chief Growth Officer of The iA Institute. “Provana brings a passion for leadership that puts women at the decision-making table, which means they will also have a lot to contribute in the Women in Consumer Finance forum.” Overall, the goal of the partnership is not only to create value for current iA Institute and Provana subscribers, but to deliver that same value to a broader base of industry constituents, including banks, fintechs, specialty finance players, and other enterprises that provide financing of their products and services to consumers. Many longtime industry participants have expressed positive sentiment about the partnership and its long-term implications for the consumer finance industry. “I have worked productively with both organizations for multiple years,” said Marian Sangalang, Vice President at The Bureaus, Inc. “With the changes in the regulatory and economic environment around our industry, I can think of no better time for these key players in our space to take their collaboration to the next level.” “The consumer finance industry is long overdue for a partnership of this nature,” said LaDonna Bohling, Chief Compliance Officer at Contract Callers, Inc.. “The lines between traditional creditors, their collections networks, and new tech-first creditors are blurring in the eyes of industry regulators. A thoughtful collaboration between two leading content and tech providers will help our industry raise the game for everyone involved.” About The iA Institute The iA Institute is a media company that specializes in providing context, insight, and practical information to the complex debt industry. With its long history as an innovator, the company has grown from its inception as a publisher of a daily newsletter to one that influences the industry at the highest level. Our initiatives bring a range of stakeholders to the table in a candid environment to inform, to build a culture of compliance, to address industry challenges, and to make profitable connections. Our initiatives cover three areas: Legal & Compliance, Strategy & Tech, and Women & Diversity. Learn more at www.theiAinstitute.com. About Provana Provana’s interaction management and compliance solutions are the first of their kind, providing effortless control over process-intensive operations. Available for consumer lending, legal, ARM, insurance and other industries that handle heavily regulated consumer interactions. Provana technology is based on over a decade of business process management, AI, RPA, regulatory compliance and secure data operation experience. Solutions include speech analytics, a compliance suite, omnichannel payments, legal tech, and business analytics, comprising a one stop digital transformation platform for small and medium enterprises. Provana is backed by a NYC-based Fintech PE, with a presence across the US and in India. Learn more at www.provana.com. Contact Details Britney Schaeffer +1 469-774-2409 britney.schaeffer@provana.com The iA Institute Aaron Steinberg aaron@theiainstitute.com Company Website https://www.provana.com/

May 25, 2022 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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EnvisionWell® Announces B Corp Certification

EnvisionWell

Envisi on2b Well® Inc., DBA EnvisionWell®, is a mission-driven Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that provides unique healthcare solutions in the workplace and the community at large. This passionate group of innovators is striving to advance Social Health Empowerment® and health equity through their digital health and wellness platform, community events, multi-cultural health programs, and the EnvisionWell® app, an all-in-one, whole-person consumer mobile wellness app. Today, we are pleased to announce that EnvisionWell® is a certified B Corporation (B Corp). Empowering WELLth for Humankind ® The B Corp certification process is administered by the nonprofit, B Lab, and measures a company’s social and environmental impact. To become a certified B Corporation, companies must meet rigorous standards of “performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.” Tammy Williams, founder and CEO of EnvisionWell®, has long been focused on finding a solution for the gaps in both corporate wellness and public health. Attaining B Corp certification is a prestigious achievement and helps to further the company’s commitment to social responsibility and Empowering WELLth for Humankind®. “We believe that everyone deserves an equal shot at a healthy, joyful life. As a certified B Corp, we are committed to Social Health Empowerment® and health equity. We are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives and the communities that we touch. As we continue to grow and evolve as a company, our goal is to deepen our impact and widen our reach, so that we can help more and more people live sustainably healthier lives.‌” About EnvisionWell® Recognizing that everybody is different and every BODY is different, EnvisionWell® delivers technology, health initiatives, products, and services with diversity, inclusion, and equity in mind.‌ As a certified B Corp, accountability, transparency, and purpose play an essential role in driving this philosophy. With every service, technology, and solution they offer, EnvisionWell® looks to build a bridge from the societal conditions that hold people back to more empowered, healthier living. Following the tenets of their proprietary engagement model—Knowledge, Support, Access and Autonomy (or KSAA®), the four foundational elements of Social Health Empowerement®—EnvisionWell® takes a unified, personalized, whole-person approach to assessing and improving health and wellness outcomes. EnvisionWell® is the digital front door to your own personal and professional health and wellness ecosystem. In addition to customized corporate wellness solutions, EnvisionWell® also partners with schools and educational institutions, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations to increase engagement, improve outcomes, and advance a stronger and healthier future for all. 360° Well-Being® The EnvisionWell® app offers a personalized health profile in one centralized location that fits in the palm of your hand. In 30 seconds, using just the camera in their phone, users receive contactless vitals such as blood pressure, heart attack risk, stress index, and more. They can easily track their workouts, water intake, and food to help them better understand their progress and areas for improvement. They can also join challenges, read relevant articles, listen to podcasts and other edutainment, and join discussion groups across all 10 Pillars of 360° Well-Being®. The EnvisionWell® app for consumers is free to download and use as part of the company’s commitment to health equity and Social Health Empowerment®. Congratulations to EnvisionWell® for achieving B Corp certification! Contact Details EnvisionWell® Helena Duzenski +1 844-473-4748 pr@envisionwell.co Company Website https://envisionwell.co/

May 25, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Global Affairs Canada Arranges High Level Meetings for Volatus at CANSEC 2022

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") announces high-level meetings with military attaches from LATAM and Europe during CANSEC 2022. Several visiting delegations, including Lieutenant General Carlos Chávez Cateriano, Chief of Staff for the Peruvian Air Force, have requested meetings with Volatus during Canada’s largest global defence and security event being hosted at the EY Center in Ottawa on June 1-2, 2022. "We are honoured to have Lieutenant General Cateriano visit us at CANSEC as Peru and other sovereign entities look to add high-end military ISR and ISTAR drones to their capabilities" said Glen Lynch, Volatus CEO. "The Global Affairs Canada team has done an outstanding job helping us expand our business globally." During the show, Volatus will showcase a wide range of products including its mobile command vehicles, cargo & resupply drones, packable ISR drones, versatile land and sea ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) and long-range surveillance drones. In addition, the company will debut its Task Force ISR service—a fully equipped team of Veteran UAV operators deployable globally to provide ISR services in times of crisis or natural disaster. The company will be showcasing products and services at CANSEC 2022 in Booths #801, #1911 and #3036. 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. 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. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Volatus Aerospace Corp. Rob Walker +1 514-447-7986 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

May 25, 2022 07:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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TRUST & WILL ACQUIRES EZ-PROBATE TO FURTHER ENHANCE ESTATE PLANNING EXPERIENCE

Trust & Will

Trust & Will, the leading digital estate planning platform, today announced the acquisition of EZ-Probate, the nation’s leading digital probate settlement provider. This acquisition will provide a more comprehensive estate planning experience for Trust & Will members, advisors, and partners by adding estate settlement and probate assistance benefits to the holistic portfolio of estate planning documents. EZ-Probate is an affordable and alternative approach to the traditional attorney probate process, helping families settle estates and navigate the probate legal procedure. Since its launch in 2016, EZ-Probate has resolved more than 3,500 cases and saved customers more than $30M in legal fees related to probate. On average, estates are settled within six months and for as little as $600 using EZ-Probate’s service. Probate is the legal process a person’s estate goes through after they pass away to distribute their assets to the proper heirs. There are estimated to be more than one million new probate cases in the U.S. each year. The average time to settle an estate using a traditional attorney takes up to 14 months and roughly $10,000 in legal fees. This is Trust & Will’s first acquisition to support its mission to help every family leave their legacy, accelerating its increased focus on digital asset and estate management and wealth distribution. “We are humbled to work directly alongside EZ-Probate, a brand and team that I’ve admired in the end-of-life planning space for years,” said Cody Barbo, Founder & CEO of Trust & Will. “By integrating EZ-Probate into our estate planning platform, we can better serve families with customized and affordable solutions to fit their needs and help build generational wealth.” Both Trust & Will and EZ-Probate were created from their founders’ desires to modernize an antiquated industry that caused families financial and mental stress to carry out the wishes of their loved ones through estate planning and settlement. EZ-Probate was founded by Byron Batres, CFP ®, who serves as the company’s CEO. He will transition into a new role at Trust & Will as General Manager of Probate. “We are excited to join the growing Trust & Will team and help more families tackle the process of settling estates,” said Byron Batres, CEO of EZ-Probate. “I founded EZ-Probate after my own experience of acting as an executor for my family’s estate. Even with years as a Certified Financial Professional under my belt, I was extremely frustrated by the slow and expensive legal process. By merging with Trust & Will, we can help more families navigate the complex processes involved with estate settlement by providing much-needed access to affordable legal services that are a fraction of the cost of a typical attorney.” The existing EZ-Probate team will be joining the newly formed Probate team within Trust & Will, bringing the company’s remote workforce to more than 90 employees across 19 states. To learn more, visit http://trustandwill.com/probate-acquisition. ##### ABOUT TRUST & WILL Trust & Will is a modern approach to digital estate planning, offering legally valid documents designed and approved by estate planning attorneys to adhere to individual state guidelines. Since 2017, more than 300,000 Trust & Will members have created an online estate plan to set up their family legacy. We make estate planning simple, affordable, and accessible by providing a secure way to set up a plan online in minutes, using bank-level encryption that protects customer data and complies with the highest security standards, including SOC2. Trust & Will is the official estate planning benefit provider for AARP members and is a proud partner of several leading financial institutions, including Northwestern Mutual and Haven Life. To learn more, visit trustandwill.com. ABOUT EZ-PROBATE EZ-Probate is the easiest and most cost-effective way to probate an estate in the U.S. Our proprietary software prepares ready-to-sign documents vetted by probate attorneys with easy-to-follow instructions, empowering customers to expedite the process conveniently, and either avoid probate or probate an estate on their own, significantly reducing costs, time and stress. For more information, visit ez-probate.com. Contact Details Trust & Will Danielle Nuzzo +1 631-807-7772 danielle@trustandwill.com Company Website https://trustandwill.com

May 25, 2022 07:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Grassroots Leaders ‘Ready for Ron’ Launch Draft DeSantis for President Committee

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Today, grassroots leaders and political activists launched an official committee to encourage Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President of the United States. ‘Ready for Ron’, led by senior strategist Ed Rollins – Reagan ’84 Campaign Chairman and Chairman of the leading pro-trump group in 2016, and appellate attorney and conservative activist Lilian Rodríguez-Baz, started a petition for DeSantis supporters to sign demonstrating the growing support for his candidacy nationwide. The online petition located at: ReadyForRon.com provides information about the Committee and encourages supporters to get involved with the movement to draft DeSantis for President. “Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, the United States enjoyed record unemployment, economic stability, and safety. Many are yearning for a return to these policies and the prosperity good leadership can bring,” stated Ed Rollins. “The era of President Trump was wonderful, but now, since he isn’t currently running, we must get ready for a new leader, we must be Ready for Ron. “We are undertaking a comprehensive campaign to draft Governor DeSantis to run for President of the United States,” explained Rodríguez-Baz. “We need his proven leadership to bring safety and prosperity back. With the current political and economic, crises, the American values that provided the courage for my mother and four-year-old me to get on a boat that we didn’t even know was seaworthy, are eroding. We risked everything to make it to the United States and refuse to see our country fail.” In addition to the draft petition, the ‘Ready for Ron’ campaign announced a significant advertising effort to attract more supporters to encourage Governor DeSantis to announce his candidacy. “We are hoping to build one of the biggest grassroots movements ever, Rodríguez-Baz continued. “The radical left is risking our future. We must change course immediately. While with the economy, inflation, crime, and erosion parental rights and the American way of life, we need confident, dependable, and proven leadership like only Ron DeSantis can deliver.” ‘Ready for Ron” has registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), whose regulations provide that “…a draft committee is a political committee that is established solely to draft an individual or to encourage him or her to become a candidate for federal office…” While ‘Ready for Ron’ is completely unaffiliated with the DeSantis campaign per federal regulations, it has taken the novel step of submitting a formal Advisory Opinion Request to the FEC seeking to share its supporter list with Governor DeSantis if the Draft succeeds and he announces his candidacy. “We hope the FEC will not stand in the way of political speech and freedom of association. Millions of Americans want Ron DeSantis to run. Signing their names to this draft petition is the ultimate act of political speech, and we should be able to give those names to the Governor if – and when – he heeds their call and runs.” Rodríguez-Baz said. “In the meantime, we remain completely unconnected entity dedicated to encouraging his candidacy. American needs his leadership now more than ever." ### Contact Details Ready for Ron Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

May 24, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Proteus Ocean Group Ltd. Engages DRASS Group To Build PROTEUS™, the International Space Station of the Ocean

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Proteus Ocean Group Ltd., the social enterprise building and operating PROTEUS™, the world's most advanced underwater research station, has selected Italy-based engineering firm DRASS Group as its Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) partner. DRASS Group is a world leader in subsea and hyperbaric technologies and will partner and consult on the design, construction, and onsite installation of PROTEUS™. "From Fabien Cousteau’s lifelong commitment to the understanding, appreciation, and protection of our oceans and Drass Group’s rich history of reliable subsea technology, this partnership brings over 200 years of legacy and experience to create what will be the future of ocean conservation and exploration," said Lisa Marrocchino, CEO at Proteus Ocean Group Ltd. "We look forward to seeing how DRASS Group blends its expertise with our vision to deliver a global collaborative platform capable of aiding in the advancement of research, development, and solutions addressing some of the world’s largest challenges." The partnership marks the first time in its history that DRASS Group has partnered with and invested in a project, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Proteus Ocean Group Ltd., providing the company with equity compensation in place of the standard profit margin. As part of its agreement, DRASS Group will be committing their top engineers to design, develop, and construct PROTEUS™. “This partnership is a historic milestone in over a century of business for DRASS Group. We've been captivated by the PROTEUS™ team's vision for subsea research and the use of technology as a tool to safeguard our oceans and unlock its immense potential," said Sergio Cappelletti, Managing Director of DRASS Group. "We're confident in this mission and have chosen to invest directly in PROTEUS™ as we progress toward a sustainable interaction between mankind and the ocean." PROTEUS™ will feature state-of-the-art research labs for onsite experimentation, full-scale video production facility for media and continuous live stream educational programming, and a moon pool to provide researchers with seamless access to the ocean. It will also include the first underwater greenhouse and social areas, workspaces, and sleeping quarters for up to 20+ occupants. “Inspired by the work of the explorers and builders before us, PROTEUS™ will play a vital role in the conservation and understanding of our oceans, furthering ocean science, enabling exploration and establishing the human ocean connection needed to inspire future generations to protect humanity’s source of life,” commented Fabien Cousteau, Founder, Executive and Board Member at Proteus Ocean Group Ltd. “We are thrilled to partner with the DRASS Group team, who are equally invested in the future of the ocean and move another step closer to seeing our vision for PROTEUS™ come to life.” Located in richly biodiverse marine-protected water off the coast of Curaçao, PROTEUS™ aims to enable researchers, academics, government and private industries, media, and private aquanauts to spend more time at-depth, and leverage storytelling, immersive experiences, adventure, and education to bring ocean science to life for global audiences. Proteus Ocean Group is currently working alongside DRASS Group to outline the project's scope, deliverables, and schedule, to align on Founder, Board Member and aquanaut, Fabien Cousteau's final vision for the final design slated to be unveiled later this year. The installation of PROTEUS™ is anticipated to begin in 2025. About PROTEUS™ Proteus Ocean Group Ltd. is developing PROTEUS™, the world's most advanced underwater station, built to enable research seeking to address the most pressing issues the Earth faces. The multi-purpose marine platform will feature an onsite observatory, state-of-the-art research lab and habitat to facilitate life and work at depth. Accessible to academia, government, private industry, media and visitors, PROTEUS™ will also be essential to education and the advancement of marine research and development to drive disruptive scientific breakthroughs across areas including medicine, genetics, sustainable energy and food cultivation. For additional information visit: https://www.proteusoceangroup.com. About DRASS Group Drass is a historic Italian company excelling in the high-tech diving and hyperbaric sector, providing specialized solutions and products in the military, industrial and medical fields. Combining solid experience and a continuous drive for innovation, it is active with recognized leadership in a highly competitive international market. There are 200 highly specialized professionals working in the offices in Rome, Livorno, Dubai and Timisoara (Romania) locations. For additional information visit: https://www.drass.tech. Contact Details Kite Hill PR Patrice Gamble +1 918-845-2359 patrice@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.proteusoceangroup.com/

May 24, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Volatus Aerospace to showcase leading Tactical ISTAR Drone at CANSEC as part of its Strategic Partnership with Aerovel

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Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Aerovel, manufacturer of the Flexrotor. The Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted Volatus to seek an industry-leading UAV solution with exceptional military accuracy, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance ("ISTAR") capabilities. "We have been supplying small ISR drones to Ukrainian forces, and our team is in regular contact with Ukrainian defenders on the frontline. Aerorozvidka leadership tell us that the small drones are becoming less effective because of their low altitude and short endurance combined with Russian jamming. Lt. Col. Yaroslav Honchar shared that Russian forces have dug in and are indiscriminately bombarding Ukraine's civilian populations from concealed places, with no regard for the death and destruction inflicted on non-military targets. Ukraine needs dynamic situational awareness and accurate targeting," said Glen Lynch, Volatus CEO. "The Aerovel Flexrotor is capable of altitudes of up to 6.5 km, airspeeds of up to 170 kph and staying aloft for up to 30 hours, making it the ideal solution. We look forward to broadening our relationship with Aerovel as we work to supply Ukraine with the capabilities they need to protect civilian populations targetted by Russia.” Volatus will showcase the Flexrotor at CANSEC 2022, Canada's largest global defence and security trade show. The company has indoor (#801 and #1911) and outdoor (#3036) booths. Ali Dian, Aerovel CEO, stated: "We are hopeful that we can support Ukraine and its courageous defence fighters. Volatus and Aerovel have a shared vision of the enormous market potential for the Flexrotor as global defence ministries realize how critical it is to have these UAV-enabled ISR and ISTAR capabilities. Our relationship with Volatus also provides the capability to expand our manufacturing to Canada. We’re looking forward to standing together at CANSEC 2022.” 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. 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. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Volatus Aerospace Corp. Rob Walker +1 514-447-7986 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

May 24, 2022 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Hudson Valley Duck Farms File Lawsuit Challenging NYC’s Controversial Foie Gras Sales Ban

Catskill Foie Gras Collective

Hudson Valley duck farmers, organized as the Catskill Foie Gras Collective, filed suit today against New York City challenging its ban on the sale of the delicacy, foie gras, which will go into effect on November 25, 2022. The Collective asserts that the sales ban violates a state law, Agriculture and Markets Law § 305-a, which prohibits municipalities, like the City, from adopting local laws that unreasonably restrict farming operations in certified agricultural districts. As a practical matter, the sales ban will wipe-out millions of dollars in revenue for the State, New York City, restaurants, wholesale distributors, retail store owners, and transportation companies. The Collective predicts that over 100 farm workers in Sullivan County will lose their jobs. The Collective also notes that, if allowed to stand, the NYC law will set a dangerous precedent allowing local legislative bodies to effectively control or eliminate other farming practices in agricultural districts. “Today, it’s foie gras, a gourmet delicacy thousands of New York City residents enjoy,” said Marcus Henley, a spokesperson for the Foie Gras Collective. “Tomorrow it could be chicken eggs that aren’t raised cage-free. Or milk-fed veal or non-organic fruit. Do you really want a small group of special-interest lobbyists controlling what you can and can’t have for dinner? This ban creates a nightmarish precedent for farmers and consumers alike.” The Collective is also seeking a preliminary injunction to postpone the ban until the courts can determine its legality. Otherwise, the Collective may be forced to halt its weekly shipments of duck products into the City. “This is the kind of law that puts people out of work, and farmers out of business, and we are asking the court to maintain the status quo until the lawsuit is resolved.” said Henley. “The sales ban is not only groundless and unconstitutional, it also clearly violates a state law which was enacted to protect farmers from local acts like this,” said Henley. “We’re confident that the courts will see it this way and that the city’s top chefs and their guests will continue to enjoy our foie gras products.” Advocates for the sales ban included animal rights groups, who notoriously misrepresented how foie gras is produced and claimed that ducks are treated inhumanely during the production process. Hudson Valley Foie Gras and La Belle Farms maintain that their ducks are well cared for, are allowed to roam freely, and are processed in a government-inspected facility, strictly adhering to animal welfare and federal regulations. Both farms produce foie gras using a special hand-feeding method, like no other farm in the world, so as not to harm the ducks. “We invite everyone who cares about freedom to make some noise. Write their legislators, write their newspaper editors, voice their concern to restaurant owners,” urges Henley. “Don’t allow a small group of well-funded lobbyists dictate what you can and can’t chose to eat. If we don’t win this case, who knows what the next food ban will entail.” To view a copy of the lawsuit, click here or visit www.LawsuitPressRelease.com. For more information about foie gras production visit: https://foiegrasfacts.org. About Catskill Foie Gras Collective: The Catskill Foie Gras Collective is comprised of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and La Belle Farm, the main producers of foie gras to restaurants and retail food stores. The collective serves as a resource for factual information and independent articles about our farming. For more information, visit: https://foiegrasfacts.org/ Contact Details Catskill Foie Gras Collective Lynn Munroe +1 845-548-1211 lynn@maracaibomedia.com Company Website https://foiegrasfacts.org/

May 23, 2022 02:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Second-Generation Minuteman Press Franchisees in Cupey and San Juan, Puerto Rico Continue Family Legacies for 27 Years and Counting

Minuteman Press International Inc

For Frances Torruellas and Tere Quiñones, owning a business runs in the family. Frances is the co-owner of her Minuteman Press franchise in Cupey, working alongside her father Juan A. Torruellas. Tere is the owner of Minuteman Press located in Hato Rey, San Juan. Both family-run franchises opened in 1995, and both Frances and Tere are proud to carry on their family legacies for 27 years and counting. Father & Daughter Team Juan Arturo & Frances Torruellas Make a Dynamic Team for Minuteman Press in Cupey Minuteman Press in Cupey, Puerto Rico, first opened in July of 1995. Juan A. Torruellas originally began looking to own a business in 1994, and he found the right fit with Minuteman Press. Juan reflects, “I was very determined to have my own business but had not defined what it would be. The year 1994 was the beginning of my journey seeking what type of business I would like to operate; I was sure that it would not be a food business but I did want a service-based business. For the past twenty years prior, I held managerial positions in finance and administration which helped me in that process. I was convinced after my participation in a franchise show in Miami, Florida, that my business would be Minuteman Press.” After several meetings with Minuteman Press representatives in Puerto Rico, Juan officially signed his agreement and entered training. Juan says, “On July 1, 1995, our presses started running. Like all beginnings, we went out day by day to present our innovative services in the printing business. By following the training and advice from Minuteman Press, we raised a bank of loyal customers, many of whom continue with us after 27 years.” In order to sustain their success and longevity, Juan talks about the need to adapt. He says, “We have recognized the need to evolve according to the needs of our customers, which is why in recent years the ‘printing on demand’ concept has been a priority in our operation, as well as offering a range of promotional products that meet the market needs.” He proudly adds, “Over the years, we have been recognized by Minuteman Press International for reaching monthly sales volumes of $250,000, as well as receiving their Customer Service Award, Top Quality Award and Top Appearance Award.” “Our philosophy has always been to treat the client honestly, to offer guidance on the best alternatives in terms of cost without affecting the quality of the product, and to have integrated services available to improve the image of each client.” -Juan A. Torruellas, owner, Minuteman Press, Cupey, Puerto Rico Second Generation in Sight Frances Torruellas first joined the team of Minuteman Press in Cupey in 2005, worked her way up from customer service to manager, and then became owner in 2018. Juan shares, “My daughter Frances Ivette joined the Minuteman Press team in the customer service area in the year 2005, a year after she attended the training in Farmingdale, where she was able to gain a broader perspective about our business. In a short time, Frances dominated the operation and became our manager. As her interest for the business kept growing, she became owner in 2018.” He adds, “I am so proud of the job she has done, and this truly is a family business.” When asked for his final reflections on operating his business, Juan says, “We must give an important and warm mention to now-retired RVP Jeff Robey, who supported us for many years. Jeff is truly special and was instrumental to our growth.” Juan concludes, “We are proud to represent a franchise in Minuteman Press International that has maintained its relevance and prestigious name throughout all of our years in this exciting and ever-changing industry.” Tere Quiñones Shares Insights on Running the Family Business and Carrying On Her Father’s Legacy as Owner of Minuteman Press in Hato Rey, San Juan Minuteman Press in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico first opened in April of 1995. At that time, Tere Quiñones was in college and her father ran the family business. Tere says, “After I graduated from college and began to work on my Master’s degree, I helped my father out at the shop. Little by little, I learned every aspect of the business and fell in love with it. Never did I think that I would continue his legacy, and in some ways, I believe that Minuteman Press chose me.” As Tere reflects on her family’s 27 years in business, she shares the following three keys to the success and longevity of Minuteman Press in San Juan: “ 1. It’s very important to maintain an excellent group of employees, where we all feel like family. A comfortable working environment is important. If there is a good and happy staff, the daily workload feels easier. 2. Honesty. Always be honest to clients about the job request, whether it’s possible or not to meet their deadlines. That way they will always know that what you are telling them about any specifics of the job will be the truth. 3. Quality. Maintain the same printing quality, go that extra mile and make sure that even with changes in technology/machinery the quality remains the same. If there is a slight change in the quality, always contact the client beforehand let them know. Avoid surprises to your clients.” When asked about the various ways Minuteman Press in San Juan has grown, Tere shares, “Three ways we have grown over the years are by adding promotional products, doing email marketing campaigns targeting specific industries, and direct referrals from happy clients.” She continues, “Our key growth areas right now are wide format printing, hotel collaterals, and parking signage for companies. We also do a lot of Every Door Direct Mail as well as printing for schools. There is always going to be a need for printing; you just have to find what your customers are looking for.” “Our community is mixed between small businesses, schools, and seniors. We have a potpourri of walk-ins that makes every day different. Our clients have different needs and degrees of knowledge. Being able to assist them all and provide products and solutions is very satisfying.” - Tere Quiñones, Minuteman Press, San Juan, Puerto Rico Speaking of community, Minuteman Press in San Juan also stands out by making their center a place of learning. Tere says, “We have a copy center that is open to teachers and students, with special prices and offerings. It’s a nice resource for them and a great way to educate them about what we do.” Tere also appreciates the support she has received over the years. She says, “Minuteman Press International has always been present in assisting in all situations. Having a group of people that are always willing to advise us and help is definitely an advantage.” As she reflects further on the rewards of owning a business, Tere says, “The biggest reward of owning a business is having the ability to do something that you love. I also appreciate the flexibility because it’s much easier to be there for family activities and events than if you were working for someone else.” She concludes, “If you love what you do and work hard, the rest just seems to fall into place.” Minuteman Press in Cupey is located at Winston Churchill Avenue #138, Crown Hill, Cupey, PR 00926. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/pr/cupey/ Minuteman Press in San Juan is located at Ave. Americo Miranda #1503, San Juan, PR 00921. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/pr/san-juan20/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

May 23, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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