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“Ready for Ron” Team Growing, Generating Tremendous Support, Amplifying Pro-DeSantis Message

Ready for Ron

Ready for Ron, a draft committee encouraging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President is seeing growing momentum as the only credible organization working to draft, and elect, Ron DeSantis President in 2024. Ready for Ron launched an advertising and grassroots mobilization effort in late May to convince Ron DeSantis he has the support to win the Presidency in 2024. The PAC also filed a formal Advisory Opinion Request with the Federal Election Commission to defend their right to share the names of Draft petition signers with Governor DeSantis to convince him to run –an act of Constitutionally protected political speech. A new draft advisory opinion from the FEC is expected in the coming days. In addition to the progress at the FEC, a series of recent op-eds and news coverage show the significant and growing support DeSantis has throughout the country among political veterans and grassroots activists alike: Ed Rollins, Ready for Ron Senior Strategist wrote for FoxNews.com “…An alternative is clearly needed, and worthy up-and-comers like Gov. Ron DeSantis exhibit many of the same leadership qualities that made Reagan so successful. Americans are ready for a leader like DeSantis to reclaim Reagan’s vision for America, follow in Donald Trump’s footsteps, and lead from the front… Vanessa Porras, a Venezuelan immigrant, software engineer, cybersecurity consultant, and advocate for Ready for Ron PAC wrote for TownHall.com, “…Americans don’t need politicians who experiment with socialist policies, such as student load cancellation. In 2024, we need an actual leader who is willing to call out the radical Left…Ron DeSantis is that leader. We as ‘Ready for Ron’ because we’re ready to defeat socialism – before it’s too late..." Business executive, author, commentator, and Ready for Ron advocate, Joseph Semprevivo wrote in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, “Ron’s results speak for themselves. Florida-based employers have added jobs for 27 consecutive months, exceeding the national rate for 16 consecutive months since April 2021…Business expansion. Job creation. Economic growth. Those are the staples of the DeSantis platform, and Floridians are ready to see it go national. All Americans should be ready for Ron’s resurgence…” Lilian Rodrigues Baz, Ready for Ron’s Chief Legal Counsel wrote in The Washington Times, “…From Florida to the blue states north and west, America is ready for Mr. DeSantis. He will make America great again, carrying on the Trump tradition and inspiring hope in our country yet again. It can’t come soon enough…” “Americans want more Florida-style freedom and prosperity, not more inflation, crime, and out of control spending we get from the Biden Administration, stated Lilian Rodríguez-Baz. “We are building the biggest grassroots movements ever, and with support for DeSantis growing like this, it will happen even quicker than anticipated.” “We are 100 percent committed to drafting and electing Ron DeSantis in 2024. Ron DeSantis is the best choice to carry the America-First agenda forward,” Ed Rollins said. “In record time, Joe Biden has undone so much of what was gained, and is poised to do more harm to our country. In this time of crisis, we need a new kind of young, energetic, charismatic leadership to stand up for America.” Ready for Ron continues its TV and online advertising efforts to engage with the tens of thousands of Americans who already signed the petition at www.ReadyForRon.com to Draft Ron DeSantis to run in 2024. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a ‘Ready for Ron’ spokesperson or advocate, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or dan@readyforron.com Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

September 22, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Velocity Global joins RSM US Alliance to achieve unparalleled global HR outcomes for clients

Velocity Global

Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced a game-changing strategic relationship with RSM US Alliance, a premier affiliation of independent accounting, consulting, and professional services firms. Under this arrangement, RSM and RSM Alliance members and their clients will have access to Velocity Global’s full suite of HR solutions — including global Employer of Record, Contractor Management (Agent of Record), and Contractor Payments — allowing RSM teams to execute clients’ global HR objectives. Velocity Global’s focus on compliance and operational diligence makes the company an ideal member in RSM US Alliance. “Joining RSM US Alliance is a win for both organizations as Velocity Global continues to chart a path of rapid growth,” said Wade Burgess, chief revenue officer at Velocity Global. “We look forward to the value this symbiotic relationship can bring to the global workforce by connecting great companies with exceptional talent without geographical limitations." RSM is one of the largest audit, tax, and consulting firms in the U.S. and a top choice for middle markets. As a trusted member of the RSM US Alliance community, Velocity Global can streamline workflows with its leading-edge Global Work Platform ™ to further deliver global expertise and execution to distributed workforces spanning industries, including consumer products, financial services, health care, energy, life sciences, professional services, and more. “We are excited for Velocity Global to become part of our RSM US Alliance community,” said Dean Sengstock, partner and national RSM Alliance leader. “Velocity Global and RSM will benefit from this alliance by enhancing our capabilities around our global services. We look forward to collaborating with Velocity Global to deliver a more compelling and innovative solution to our respective clients.” Membership in RSM US Alliance aims to generate new opportunities and create the best and most customizable experience for clients and prospects, increasing value for stakeholders and meeting ever-changing business needs. 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, the platform combines global Employer of Record and Contractor Management (Agent of Record) to onboard, manage, and pay talent worldwide. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build distributed 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 RSM US Alliance RSM US Alliance (www.rsmus.com/alliance) is a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, with more than 90 members in over 40 states, Canada, the Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico. RSM US Alliance provides its members with access to resources of RSM US LLP, the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 13,000 people in 83 offices in the U.S. and 4 locations in Canada. RSM US Alliance member firms are separate and independent businesses and legal entities that are responsible for their own acts and omissions, and each are separate and independent from RSM US LLP. Members of RSM US Alliance have access to RSM International resources through RSM US LLP but are not member firms of RSM International. For more information visit rsmus.com/alliance. Contact Details Velocity Global Janessa Rivera +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

September 22, 2022 09:31 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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This Japanese Tech Company Just Boosted Its Capabilities As It Expands Into The US Market

HeartCore Enterprises

Learn More about HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. by gaining access to the latest research report Technology solutions company HeartCore Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: HTCR) recently agreed to acquire a majority stake in information technology (IT) solutions provider Sigmaways. An aspiring leader in its industry, HeartCore offers software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions to businesses, primarily through its platform that facilitates marketing, sales and customer service. Under the terms of the agreement, HeartCore will acquire a 51% share in California-based Sigmaways in an effort to expand its offerings — particularly in the United States. HeartCore will most likely integrate Sigmaways as its software solutions provider with the goal of improving customer experience and satisfaction. The deal is expected to reduce HeartCore’s outsourcing costs, as the company will now be able to use Sigmaways’s in-house IT specialists. Both companies anticipate an expansion in their customer bases through upselling and cross-selling to their complementary markets. HeartCore says it was drawn to acquiring Sigmaways because of the company’s similar workplace philosophy and ethos. Both companies pride themselves on premier customer service. This acquisition represents what HeartCore hopes will be its strong entry into the U.S. market. HeartCore also collaborates with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), distributing its myInvenio mining process technology in Japan. The vertical integration of technology services gained through acquiring Sigmaways will allow HeartCore to enter the same markets as Seattle-based software engineering companies like Qualtrics International Inc. (NASDAQ: XM) and Infobird Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: IFBD). At The Heart Of An Industry “Sigmaways is a well-respected organization that has successfully proven its ability to utilize technology to help customers reach their business goals, which is on brand with our corporate philosophy and culture,” HeartCore CEO Sumitaka Kanno Yamamoto said. “Our team is thrilled to continue its work at the intersection of machine learning, language and sales, and we look forward to the closing of this acquisition, as we intend to fully capitalize on all the synergies hand in hand with the Sigmaways team.” Sigmaways Founder and CEO Prakash Sadasivam said, “Our deep expertise as a system integrator in product engineering and technology solutions has helped clients turn IT into strategic assets through our digital advisory services. This collaboration will bring a network of IT professionals to clients across multiple industries.” HeartCore recently closed an initial public offering in the U.S. at $15 million. As the industry continues to grow, with its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) predicted to be 11.3% per year, HeartCore hopes to become a leader in the field. Meanwhile, Sigmaways generated almost $9 million in revenue in 2021. Learn more about HeartCore at its website. Learn more about Sigmaways at its website. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, HeartCore Enterprises, Inc. is a leading software development company offering Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprise customers in Japan and worldwide. The Company also provides data analytics to create tailored web experiences for their enterprise clients. HeartCore’s customer experience management platform (CXM Platform) includes marketing, sales, service, and content management systems, as well as other tools and integrations, which enable companies to enhance the customer experience and drive engagement. HeartCore also operates a digital transformation business that provides customers with robotics process automation, process mining, and task mining to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details TraDigital IR - Malaika Temu malaika@tradigitalir.com Company Website https://heartcore-enterprises.com/

September 21, 2022 02:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Group Recommends Nominee for ExxonMobil Board Who Supports Fossil Fuel Extraction

National Legal & Policy Center

As the Securities and Exchange Commission enters the first month under a new rule that eases proxy access for shareholders’ corporate director nominations, National Legal and Policy Center is announcing its first recommendation for a seat on a corporate board. The government and corporate ethics watchdog, which owns shares in dozens of major companies, has proposed the nomination of Donald van der Vaart to the board of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. NLPC delivered its recommendation to the multinational energy giant in mid-August, detailing Dr. van der Vaart’s outstanding qualifications in a five-page letter to the company’s Board Affairs Committee. Should the three-member panel vote favorably for him, his candidacy would be in the hands of the full board, which would then decide whether to endorse Dr. van der Vaart for a shareholder vote at the 2023 Annual Meeting. “Don van der Vaart’s professional accomplishments and experience meet all the criteria articulated by Exxon’s board for what they seek in directors,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “He is an eminently qualified scientist, engineer and lawyer. His candidacy should be a no-brainer.” Dr. van der Vaart is the former Secretary for the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of North Carolina, serving in that role from 2015 to 2017. He rose to that position after serving in several roles under various permutations of the agency through multiple gubernatorial administrations, starting in 1993 – with a brief two-year detour to serve in environmental compliance in the mid-1990s for a large investor-owned utility in the Tar Heel State. He currently is Chief Administrative Law Judge and Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings for North Carolina. Dr. van der Vaart holds a Ph.D in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge in England, and a law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. “Don checks all the boxes for desired qualities in an Exxon board member: He’s a scientist, a lawyer, a top judge, a former energy and environment regulator, a leader, and a manager of large administrative agencies,” Chesser added. “The company has no one like him, with his deep and broad expertise, that can advise on the many areas of policy and operations where it is involved.” Dr. van der Vaart was also North Carolina’s Energy Policy Director, and served on the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board. A principled and practical environmentalist, he has written articles that address pollution from solar panels and from electric vehicles; Russian collusion with environmental groups to protect its natural gas industry; and the risks of ESG investment priorities for pensioners. He recognizes the need for responsible fossil fuel development to sustain and expand the economic flourishing of the human race, while protecting the environment and its resources. NLPC’s board recommendation comes just as the SEC implemented a new rule on Sept. 1 that dramatically eases the process by which shareholders can nominate candidates for corporate boards on proxy voting cards. This would hypothetically increase activity at annual meetings in which slates of director nominees are proposed by shareholders, in competition with companies’ recommended candidates. NLPC, with its proposal of Dr. van der Vaart, seeks to have him placed on the proxy card with the endorsement of Exxon’s board of directors. NLPC sponsored shareholder resolutions at more than two dozen annual meetings during the most recent proxy season, which ended in the spring. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

September 21, 2022 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Axiom Consulting Partners Rebrands as Lotis Blue Consulting

Lotis Blue Consulting

Lotis Blue Consulting, formerly known as Axiom Consulting Partners, is pleased to announce that it has undergone a comprehensive rebranding to better reflect the firm’s identity 17 years after it was founded. As part of an extensive review of its existing brand and value proposition, the firm reached out to clients, firm leadership, and colleagues to obtain perspectives on what they find distinctive and valuable about the firm’s people, approach, differentiators, and impact on client success. Together, these inputs helped to shape the Lotis Blue Consulting brand messaging and visual identity. “On September 19, we gathered together for the firm’s annual Americas-wide meeting,” noted Lotis Blue Consulting CEO Garrett Sheridan. “When we went into that day, we were Axiom — but we emerged from that wonderful event with new purpose and energy under the Lotis Blue Consulting brand.” “As Lotis Blue Consulting, we are truly at the forefront of growth and transformation,” Sheridan continued. “We're excited to help our clients grow and transform their businesses as we work side by side with leaders committed to achieving their most far-reaching ambitions. The Lotis Blue Consulting brand puts a newfound emphasis on the firm’s people and their bold personalities. The firm has long been known for its boldness, for pushing both clients and itself to think differently and accept hard truths. Boldness is one of Lotis Blue Consulting’s eight foundational values, alongside Transparency, Wholeness, Stewardship, Community, Inclusion, Partnership, and Insight. Collectively, these values truly shape how the firm serves clients and further strengthens its culture and working environment. Lotis Blue Consulting employs an unparalleled and unique combination of data science and behavioral science to develop and implement the best path forward for clients. This powerful blend of these two disciplines results in tangible action, complementing quantitative analysis with a deep understanding of how to drive behavioral change. Maximizing data’s value is critical to business transformation in the digital-age, and combining data with behavioral science makes Lotis Blue Consulting true experts at directly engaging clients around the change needed to grow and transform. “All of us at Lotis Blue Consulting are beyond excited about the launch of our new brand,” Sheridan concluded. “We look forward to continuing to deepen our many strong client relationships and working with new companies as well.” At the intersection of growth and transformation, you’ll find Lotis Blue Consulting. We dig deep with personal attention and analytical rigor to uncover, define, and implement the smartest path forward for your organization. In doing so, we transform your most ambitious visions into a clear and sustainable reality. For more information, please visit www.lotisblueconsulting.com Contact Details Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.lotisblueconsulting.com

September 21, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Homebuilder’s Profit Margins Tighten as Housing Market Slows

Association of Professional Builders

The Association of Professional Builders (APB), today announced new guidelines to maintain profitability for small home builders, given 75% operate on a net profit margin of 3% or less 1. As a leading business coaching service for custom home builders, with members in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, these profit margin guidelines are even more important now, given the slowing housing market, difficult supply chain, and labor shortage issues. Additionally, APB’s State of the Residential Construction Industry (SORCI) report finds that smaller residential building companies are failing to charge the correct margin because they do not have the demand. Some of the guidelines that APB recommends include: Understanding the difference between a builders net profit margin and a builder's markup The importance of investing in marketing in order to increase margins Creating a business plan A 2022 report by New York University Stern School of Business 2 revealed that the average builder’s margin amongst the larger building companies was almost 25%, which enabled those businesses to enjoy a net margin of 12.73%. However, while most residential building companies do not currently add 25% to their projects, those that do will still not get close to clearing a double-digit net profit margin. “The reason the companies in the NYU Report are clearing double-digit net profit margins is simple; they’re adding a 25% builders margin to the cost of their labor and materials,” said Russ Stephens, Co-Founder of APB. “However, simply adding 25% to the cost of labor and materials does not equate to a 25% builders margin; it’s a builders markup and that will result in a 20% builders margin. A typical residential building company operates on a fixed expense ratio, which includes the operating costs such as rent, wages and administration, of around 15%. When builders make the simple mistake of adding a 25% markup instead of a 25% margin, it effectively cuts the builders' net profit margin in half. And when a building company trims their margin to win a job, they can quite easily end up with no net profit at all.” APB has identified that allocating 3% of a building company’s total revenue to marketing and advertising is what enables successful businesses to enjoy 10% net margin due to a fundamental law in business. “There is clear proof that margins are linked to marketing because of the fundamental law of supply and demand,” said Stephens. “When demand outstrips supply, prices rise and when prices rise, margins rise and businesses become more profitable.” APB advises that building companies that use paid advertising to increase demand for their services are able to continually increase their markup until they reach the industry benchmark of 33.3% for new homes resting in a 10%-15% net profit margin. When it comes to profitability, it is imperative for builders to understand their financials and to document a repeatable sales process while generating more opportunities than they actually need. THE IMPACT ON THE CONSUMER The current market is being compounded by rising mortgage rates and competitive pricing on homes which is more quickly weeding out buyers, especially where housing inventory levels are lower. Additionally, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 3, the start of construction on new residential homes fell to 1.45 million in July, a 9.6 percent decline from the month before. As a result, homebuilders have an ever-important task ahead of ensuring they are pricing for profit by carefully calculating their net profit margins. Therefore, it is important for consumers to understand that the only building companies that will be around to complete their home are the ones that are making a net profit. Choosing a builder with the lowest price will simply pair them with the building companies that are most likely to fail in the months ahead. APB advises that the time is still now if a homeowner is considering building a home. The company notes that the biggest factor to understand is that construction costs are not going to be reduced anytime soon. In fact, it’s more likely that they will continue to increase for another few years. Therefore, delaying a project now will only mean having to find more cash in the future. APB also notes that homeowners must understand the actual pricing based on the quote at the time of receipt. If a homeowners’ project was quoted more than 30 days prior to the contract being signed, then be prepared for the builder to revise the contract price in line with weekly price increases that are occurring in the industry. If the builder does not reprice a quote that was provided more than three months prior to your contract signing, they could enter into a loss-making contract. The building companies that will still be operating in 2023 are the professional operators who are recalculating their costs every 30 days. For more information and to access APB’s resources, visit: https://associationofprofessionalbuilders.com/resources. # # # 1 https://associationofprofessionalbuilders.com/sorci/ 2 https://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/datafile/margin.html 3 https://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst.pdf ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS The Association of Professional Builders is a leading business coaching service for custom home builders in the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. It provides tested and proven systems for builders to scale and succeed, based on data, experience, and results. For more information, visit: https://associationofprofessionalbuilders.com. Contact Details The Hoyt Organization Alyson Campbell +1 310-373-0103 acampbell@hoytorg.com The Hoyt Organization Alana Van Slovis +1 310-373-0103 avanslovis@hoytorg.com Company Website https://associationofprofessionalbuilders.com/

September 21, 2022 08:35 AM Central Daylight Time

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Working Toward a Carbon Neutral Future, Volatus Aerospace Teams with Accipiter Radar Technologies to Commercialize Beyond Visual Line of Sight Missions

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") today announced a Collaboration Agreement with Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. signed on 20 September, 2022 to facilitate and commercialize drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). This will allow Volatus to introduce clean energy drone solutions for a variety of aerial inspections in oil and gas pipeline, energy, railway, and arctic surveillance using remotely piloted aircraft (drones) operating beyond visual line of sight. “Deconflicting drone operations with low-flying, crewed aircraft is an essential element for long range flight operations beyond visual line of sight. The use of Accipiter’s proven radar solutions will provide detect-and-alert / detect-and-avoid information needed to commercialize at scale,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. "Teaming with Accipiter enables us to introduce innovative green solutions for our customers in our journey toward a carbon neutral future.” “We are delighted to be collaborating with Volatus, furthering our mission of Targeting A Safer World®. The safe deployment of drones leveraging our well-established radar surveillance solutions will make a real difference both for industrial customers and our environment alike,” said Dr. Tim J. Nohara. President & CEO at Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. “We are excited by the opportunities ahead.” “Every 1,000 miles of pipeline or right of way we inspect using a drone in place of a helicopter or light airplane, reduces the carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere by as much as 2,400 pounds, according to 8 Billion Trees, a company dedicated to offsetting carbon emissions,” says Danielle Gagne, Corporate Communications and Chief Storyteller for Volatus. “Considering that there are approximately three-million miles of pipeline in North America that need to be inspected as often as once a week from the air to comply with regulation, the environmental impact is staggering. These initiatives are essential for our future.” About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through its subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, the company is introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. About Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. Accipiter Radar is a North American company that develops, sells, and operates high-performance radar and sensor intelligence networks engineered to monitor the environment and characterize the behavior of targets such as small vessels, low flying aircraft, vehicles and birds, as well as distributed phenomenon such as weather, waves and snow/ice. The result is enhanced wide-area safety and security through unprecedented domain awareness for 21st century applications in homeland security, aviation safety and security and environmental protection. Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. of Niagara, Ontario Canada and Accipiter Radar Corporation of Niagara, New York, USA are Targeting a Safer World® and have won business from of all levels of government in North America, as well as major corporations and governments in various parts of the world. Forward-Looking Statement This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Corporation with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding (i) the business plans and expectations of the Corporation; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Corporation, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information reflects the Corporation’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Corporation; meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV; and anticipated and unanticipated costs and other factors referenced in this news release and the Circular, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Circular under the caption “Risk Factors”. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Volatus Aerospace Rob Walker +1 579-977-5066 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

September 21, 2022 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ACCELERATE MARYLAND PARTNERS SELECTS TUTOR PERINI LED TEAM AS THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR FOR PHASE 1 SOUTH OF THE NEW AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE I-270 TRAFFIC RELIEF PLAN

AM Partners

After a competitive procurement process, Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC (AM Partners) selected Tutor Perini (NYSE: TPC) as the design and construction (D&C) contractor for Phase 1 South of Maryland’s New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan. The Tutor Perini team includes O&G Industries, Lunda Construction and Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN). Together with AM Partners, these joint venture teams bring 50 years of combined experience delivering complex transportation projects across the National Capital Region with more than one billion dollars subcontracted to small, disadvantaged, minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses in the region alone. The Tutor Perini team will work alongside AM Partners to drive value and efficiencies in the project's design, pricing, and delivery prior to submission of a committed section proposal and execution of the D&C Contract. “A project of this scale demands a strong team with the track record to collaborate and innovate,” said Pierce Coffee, president of Transurban North America. “We are confident the Tutor Perini team is the right partner to optimize the project as we work together to continue designing one of the largest public-private transportation projects in the nation to keep Maryland’s travelers and its economy moving.” The New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan is expected to deliver critical congestion relief by replacing and expanding the American Legion Bridge connecting Maryland and Virginia while providing opportunities for new multi-modal travel options on two of the nation’s busiest interstate highways. Phase 1 South is expected to reduce system wide delays by up to 38% during peak travel periods and reduce congestion-related delays on local roads by 4.8% daily. The Public-Private Partnership provides new investments in transportation options for transit, car-poolers, and bicycles and pedestrians which do not exist today. The New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan is estimated to generate $12.6 billion in construction-related economic activity, support 43,400 job-years of employment (a job-year is one job lasting for one year) and boost regional labor income by more than $3.3 billion, based on a 2022 assessment report conducted by the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. “Tutor Perini is proud to partner with AM Partners and the Maryland Department of Transportation to advance a project that maximizes travel benefits and long-term economic value, while minimizing impacts to the communities of the I-495 and I-270 corridors,” said Ronald Tutor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tutor Perini. “We bring a strong record of meeting or exceeding project participation goals for disadvantaged businesses and bring to bear the strength of our union and non-union contracting partners to put people to work.” The approval of the Record of Decision (ROD) by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the selection of a D&C contractor, are important milestones along the approvals pathway to advance this critical transportation project for Maryland. Tutor Perini was selected by AM Partners to advance work for Phase 1 South A and Phase 1 South B. Phase 1 South A consists of I-495 from the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-270. Phase 1 South B extends from I-270 at I-495 to I-370. Tutor Perini’s team includes O&G Industries (for Phase 1 South A), Lunda Construction (for Phase 1 South B), as well as Parsons Corporation as the lead designer for both Phase 1 South A and B components. Commenting on behalf of Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA), Michael Sakata, President, and CEO said, “MTBMA supports the infrastructure improvements associated with this project that will deliver much-needed congestion relief and a new American Legion Bridge to travelers across the region. Boosting Maryland’s economic competitiveness in the region is imperative as is ensuring a fair, open, and competitive procurement process that is inclusive of all our members (union, open shop, veteran, small, woman, disadvantaged, and minority-owned businesses.)” Commenting on behalf of Laborers Union LU11, Dennis L. Martire, LIUNA Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager said, “We are proud of our partnership with Tutor Perini, and we are excited to continue our partnership on the American Legion Bridge. I attribute the longevity of our partnership to our shared commitment to quality and safety. Together with Tutor Perini, we have created good, local jobs that bring workers into the middle class, and we look forward to doing that again on this critical project.” About AM Partners The AM Partners consortium is led by Transurban and Macquarie Capital, whose collective experience spans more than 90 successful P3 projects globally, including Virginia’s 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes network – the largest urban P3 toll network in the U.S. with all segments delivered on time and on budget. The consortium seeks to extend the benefits of Virginia’s neighboring Express Lanes network that has saved more than seven million drivers a total of 17 million hours of time, while generating an estimated $7 billion in economic impact and 46,000 jobs in the National Capital Region through its development and construction since 2012. AM Partners was selected in February 2021 as Maryland’s preferred developer for the New American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70 Traffic Relief Plan. Learn more about AM Partners at: AccelerateMarylandPartners.com About Transurban North America Transurban is one of the world’s largest toll-road operators and developers, working to get people where they want to go, as quickly and safely as possible. By embracing collaboration with government, our public-private partnerships are delivering transformative infrastructure solutions across five markets. In fiscal year 2022, our global customers saved 376,000 hours on average each workday across two million trips on our roads with faster, more reliable travel options. We are pioneering travel solutions like dynamically tolled Express Lanes and are partnering with government to think about the policies, technology and infrastructure that will get you home today and ten years from now. Learn more about Transurban North America at: Transurban.com | Expresslanes.com | A25.com About Macquarie Capital Macquarie Capital is the corporate advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group. Macquarie Capital has been a pioneer and global market leader in the infrastructure sector for over three decades. Its extensive global expertise includes raising debt capital for and investing in a broad range of infrastructure projects covering traditional core sectors such as transport and accommodation as well as emerging sectors such as digital infrastructure. Macquarie Capital currently has over $25 billion of infrastructure projects currently under construction or development. Learn more about Macquarie at: Macquarie.com About Tutor Perini Tutor Perini is one of America’s premier general contractors and has established a strong reputation by successfully executing numerous large, complex projects on time and within budget. With a particular expertise in large transportation and mass-transit projects, Tutor Perini works collaboratively with customers to optimize project designs that further minimize and reduce impacts. Learn more about Tutor Perini at: TutorPerini.com Contact Details Karyn Le Blanc +1 202-497-4572 karyn.leblanc@kglcommunications.com Company Website https://www.acceleratemarylandpartners.com/

September 21, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Patient Experience Is Rapidly Becoming a Strategic Priority for Healthcare Providers, According to Dash Research

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Patient engagement and patient experience (PX) are areas of significant interest, focus, and concern in the US healthcare system and globally. Healthcare consumers’ expectations today require providers to be more customer centric. According to a new report from Dash Research, healthcare consumers expect to be treated as whole persons with individualized needs, not as problems to be solved, and they demand greater convenience, better access to care, and more seamless experiences. Dash Research forecasts that global CX software and services revenue in the healthcare industry will increase from $8.8 billion in 2021 to $13.5 billion annually by 2026. During that forecast period, the functional areas with the highest levels of investment will include customer relationship management (CRM), customer data & analytics, and contact center solutions. Other notable areas of investment, according to the CX market intelligence firm, will include personalization & optimization, customer data platforms (CDPs), customer feedback, and employee experience (EX). “As the experience economy becomes the new currency among healthcare consumers, improving the healthcare customer experience has become a strategic priority for healthcare providers in their efforts to build brand loyalty, retain customers, and drive profitability,” says senior analyst Andrew Broderick. “Although the market environment is driving organizations to act, the healthcare industry’s capacity to use technology and data to operationalize a consumer-centric patient experience models currently lags that in other industries. However, it is only a matter of time before their capacity will advance to transform the industry.” Broderick adds that as consumer loyalty and retention become key drivers of profitability for healthcare providers, patients increasingly have more choices as to where and when they access and receive care. In a market where brand loyalty and customer retention are increasingly important competitive differentiators, patients want: Access and convenience (e.g., affordable care, ease of navigation, and frictionless continuity) To be seen as an individual and treated with respect To be engaged, consulted, and involved in decisions To trust, feel safe, and cared for by their healthcare providers Dash Research’s analysis indicates that there are reasons for optimism when it comes to the market opportunities for improving patient experience. Healthcare organizations that prioritize PX understand that it signals their commitment to the patient, and also has the potential to establish the foundations for building deeper relationships that will contribute to improving care outcomes. From an operational perspective, healthcare organizations also recognize that provider behaviors play a role in PX management through the impact that their interactions with patients can have. Underscoring this recognition is their dual commitment to better support and address workforce experience as critical for delivering superior patient experience. The net result is that PX improvement efforts play a critical role in helping organizations establish competitive advantage in the battle for customer and workforce loyalty and retention. Dash Research’s report, “CX in the Healthcare Industry”, forecasts the global market for CX/CE software and services to monitor a patient’s overall healthcare experience or their experiences with specific provider staff and service facilities. Dash Research calculated the current and future market potential for software and services, taking 2019 as the base year, and forecasting revenue growth through 2026. The primary product or service is broken into platforms, applications, and services. Vendor offerings are classified further into functional categories on the basis of whether the application focus is on employee experiences, customer experiences, or relationship management from a customer-facing or back-office perspective. Finally, market segmentation provides localized insights into the same industry segments across five world regions. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the firm’s website. Dash Research, the market intelligence arm of Dash Network, provides in-depth research and insights on the worldwide CX market including a comprehensive assessment of technology solutions, business issues, market drivers, and end-user dynamics across industry sectors. Dash Research’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a complete view of emerging business opportunities surrounding contact center technologies, customer data & analytics, customer data platforms, customer insights & feedback, customer relationship management, personalization & optimization, and employee experience. For more information, visit www.dashresearch.com or call +1.720.603.1700. Contact Details Clint Wheelock +1 720-603-1700 press@dashnetwork.com Company Website http://www.dashnetwork.com

September 20, 2022 05:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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