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Volatus Aerospace Chairman Joins The Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is proud to announce that Ian McDougall, Chairman of the Volatus Aerospace Board of Directors, has accepted the invitation of The Hague Court of Arbitration to join their Aviation Advisory Board. Located in The Hague, Netherlands and administered by the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, THE HAGUE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR AVIATION is a non-profit and modern specialized court of arbitration and centre for mediation for the global aviation industry. Its mandate is to provide practical and flexible arbitration and mediation solutions in accordance with international best practices, tailored to the needs of the commercial and private aviation sectors and focused on ensuring enforceability in over 160 countries pursuant to the New York Convention. “Ian will contribute deep aviation expertise and market awareness in both traditional aviation and the rapidly emerging drone sector,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. “We’re proud of his involvement in this important and prestigious legal initiative.” “It’s an honour to be invited to participate on the Aviation Advisory Board for The Hague Court of Arbitration,” said Ian McDougall. “I look forward to the important work ahead.” About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, Latin America and most recently in Europe. 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 Rob Walker +1 514-447-7986 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

July 07, 2022 11:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New report finds US hybrid heating could cut national heating costs by $13.6 billion

CLASP

A new report from CLASP and the Regulatory Assistance Project ( RAP ) finds that the US could reduce national heating bills by $13.6 billion and cut annual CO 2 emissions by 67 MT, the equivalent of removing 14.4 million passenger cars for an entire year, by swapping air conditioners for heat pumps. The report, “ Combating High Fuel Prices with Hybrid Heating: The Case for Swapping Air Conditioners for Heat Pumps ”, advocates for households to replace existing air conditioning units at the end of their useful life with look-alike electric heat pumps - a technology that can both heat and cool indoor spaces. In this proposal, households would keep their legacy heat systems in place, using them to supplement the heat pump at lower temperatures. “AC retirements are a low-cost opportunity to bring super-efficient heat pumps into US homes,” said Matt Malinowski, report author and Director of Climate Research at CLASP. “Our report offers a robust argument in favor of making the swap, including huge cost savings for households and meaningful mitigation impacts.” Every six seconds a new residential furnace or air conditioner starts up in the US, meaning these households miss out on the opportunity to begin home decarbonization until that equipment is retired in 2035-2040. In contrast, 1.7 million oil, 3.1 million propane, 16 million electric resistance, and 33 million methane gas households across the country can benefit right now from swapping one-way ACs for hybrid heat pumps. Households will also reduce their heating bills by $77-$555 per year, while reducing CO 2 emissions by 11%-20%, depending on fuel. "The transition away from fossil heating in the US requires millions of new electric heat pumps to be installed in the next few decades,” said Steve Pantano, Chief of Research at Rewiring America. “But the opportunity is clear. We can tackle a big part of this challenge at a very low cost, save consumers money on their energy bills, and accelerate progress toward our nation's climate goals." The report, which extends the research in CLASP’s 2021 3H report, offers an analysis of the feasibility and benefits of household transition from oil, propane, methane gas, and electric resistance heating to hybrid heating systems in light of rising fuel costs and a desire to reduce fossil fuel dependence. The authors also recommend proven state and local policy tools to accelerate the adoption and overall availability of heat pumps. “Rerunning the numbers, the Hybrid Heat Homes idea makes even more sense this year than last,” said Nate Adams, founder of HVAC 2.0 and co-author of the 3H paper. “All fuel prices are up substantially, so savings amounts got higher. Particularly for rural areas with expensive fuels and lower income, it’s a boon for equity. And, of course, being able to run on renewables helps deliver true energy independence so we’re less prone to price shocks like those caused by events like Russia invading Ukraine.” Pushing for a swap from air conditioners to heat pumps over the next 5-10 years will smooth the way for full-building electrification and advance the United States towards its ambitious goal of achieving net zero by 2050. “Electrification of the existing housing stock is a big mountain to climb,” said Max Dupuy, coauthor of the report and Principal at RAP. “Every home is different. Our proposal to swap AC to heat pumps opens a clear path to get rolling.” CLASP improves the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. Contact Details CLASP Alexia Ross +1 339-222-4311 aross@clasp.ngo Company Website http://www.clasp.ngo/

July 07, 2022 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Provana Announces RMAi Support to Benefit the Credit & Collections Industry

Provana

Provana, provider of the industry’s first unified platform for compliance and performance management, today announced a significant contribution to the Receivables Management Association International (RMAi) Legislative Fund. With its growth and maturity in the Receivables industry, Provana has taken a more active stance in support of overall industry initiatives. Provana recently invested in a significant partnership with The iA Institute and in the NCBA Subcontractor Oversight Program. Provana also continues a multi-year active investment as a provider of RMAi Compliance Audits. “Provana is an important industry participant in credit and collections, providing solutions to many Receivables Management services businesses,” said Brian K. Williams, CEO of Crown Asset Management, LLC and member of the RMAi Board of Directors. “As Provana continues to grow and expand their services provided across the credit and collections industry, we appreciate their willingness and desire to give back to the overall ARM community.” “Our business has significantly grown within the credit and collections space,” said Sandeep Bhargava, CEO of Provana. “Whether it’s by providing reliable and cost-effective services to our clients, or world-class platforms to improve compliance, we are committed to the betterment of our industry. It’s only fitting that with our continued growth we should become more involved in advocacy initiatives.” “In everything we do, the more we help the credit and collections industry succeed, the better it is for our company,” said Karen Powell, COO and Co-founder of Provana. “Especially with today’s regulatory pressure and macroeconomic climate, we need to support our industry’s strongest champions, such as RMAi.” About Receivables Management Association International Receivables Management Association International (RMAi) is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 590 businesses that support the purchase, sale, and collection of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The RMAi Receivables Management Certification Program and Code of Ethics set the global standard within the receivables industry due to the rigorous uniform standards of best practice which focus on protecting consumers. More information about RMAi is available at www.rmaintl.org. About Provana Provana’s compliance and performance management solutions are the first of their kind, providing effortless control over process-intensive and regulated operations. Available to large and midsize enterprises in the consumer finance, legal and healthcare markets, Provana technology is based on a decade of business process management (BPM), AI, RPA, regulatory compliance and secure data operation expertise. Provana BPM services operate in hundreds of client back offices. The Provana platform can be enabled with managed services and has modules for call analytics, consumer self-service, policies, procedures, disputes, complaints, internal & external audits, noncompliance resolution, licensing & insurance and BI for operational control. Learn more at www.provana.com. Contact Details Britney Schaeffer +1 469-774-2409 britney.schaeffer@provana.com Company Website https://www.provana.com/

July 07, 2022 07:50 AM Central Daylight Time

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The Customer Experience Software and Services Market Will Reach $120 Billion Worldwide by 2026, According to Dash Research

Dash Network

Customer experience (CX) is typically defined as the sum of a customer’s experience with a product, brand, or service, encompassing all interactions before, during, and after a transaction. Providing a positive and pleasant CX is important to every business and organization, as few customers will continue a business relationship if they are treated poorly or with indifference. Moreover, according to a new report from Dash Research, CX has become the key differentiator between competitors, particularly as price and product selection have become somewhat irrelevant, due to the expansion and ubiquity of e-commerce. “Although improvements to the overall customer experience are largely driven by organizational change management, software is increasingly being used to support these initiatives by managing and making available the plethora of customer data that is captured or aggregated from a variety of sources,” says principal analyst Keith Kirkpatrick. Dash Research forecasts that the global market for CX and customer engagement (CE) software and services will expand to $119.7 billion by 2026, up from $78.3 billion in 2019, reflecting a 2019-2026 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. This forecast represents an upgrade to Dash Research’s previous CX/CE forecast, published in 3Q 2021, due to increased estimates for market participants’ revenue, in addition to greater growth in Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. The CX market intelligence firm projects that five industry sectors will constitute approximately 55% of total revenue during the forecast period: Telecommunications Healthcare Financial Services & Insurance Retail/eTail Government/Public Sector Other industries with high growth rates between 2019 and 2026 include Media & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, and Consumer Products. Key drivers for market growth, according to the report, are as follows: The reopening and refocusing of businesses in the post-COVID era Demand for true omnichannel communications Data privacy and security issues The increasing focus on employees Predictions and next-best-actions become CX drivers An ongoing demand to create deeper and longer-lasting customer relationships Dash Research’s report, “CX Market Forecasts”, has been updated for 2022, and discusses the drivers and barriers of spending on CX software and services, as well as illustrating which segments and industries are likely to see the most investment over the next several years. It also includes insights into four industries that are driving the market spending (telecommunications, healthcare, financial services, and retail). A segmented list of notable software vendors is included in the report, as well as best-practice recommendations for market participants. 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

July 07, 2022 05:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise Owners André and Cindie Nel Grow Business in Costa Mesa, CA

Minuteman Press International Inc

In January 2020, André and Cindie Nel realized their dream of owning a business in the US by purchasing their Minuteman Press franchise located at 2930 College Ave., Unit C in Costa Mesa. “We have both always been entrepreneurs at heart,” says Cindie. As a dynamic husband and wife duo, André and Cindie have combined their strengths to create a highly successful Minuteman Press business in Costa Mesa, California, with strong growth since buying the business during the pandemic and through to today. Journey from South Africa to Costa Mesa Hailing from South Africa, André, as part of an owner run business, built a significant multi temperature logistics and distribution company for several large US fast food franchise brands. Cindie, through her strong sales and account management skills, built an innovative telecommunications brand. Cindie shares, “André, recognizing the value in investing in leading US Franchise organizations, set about purchasing a franchise in the US. Minuteman Press International, with its solid track record and stellar reputation not only in the US but in other global markets including South Africa, made the Minuteman Press franchise opportunity a front runner. This, combined with André being a college marketing major and me being a public relations major, meant there was an obvious synergy in the commercial print world, and this made Minuteman Press the perfect business opportunity for us.” Now operating in Costa Mesa for over two and a half years, André and Cindie have fully integrated themselves and Minuteman Press into their community. André says, “Costa Mesa is an inclusive community with businesses choosing to shop and support local and we have seen huge benefits in both supporting and receiving local support. Support includes not only business but also sharing facilities and neighborhood responsibilities.” “With so much being ‘virtual’ in today’s society, print is still something tangible that people can touch and feel and use to connect more personally with potential and existing clients. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of connecting with one another at every opportunity, be it postcards, brochures, apparel, signage, customized mailings, etc. Print is highly personal and society is craving more and not less of it.” -Cindie Nel, co-owner, Minuteman Press, Costa Mesa Building the Business in Costa Mesa To grow the business, André and Cindie have successfully differentiated themselves from the competition. André explains, “Earning our clients’ trust through personal service, quick turnarounds and over delivering on expectations sets us apart from our competitors. We’ve learned to understand each client’s specific requirements and tailor our solutions accordingly. Rather than be a ‘Jack of all Trades’ we strive to become an expert for their essential needs and grow into their requirements from there.” For Minuteman Press in Costa Mesa, key product growth areas include customized labels, stickers, books, and custom branded apparel. André says, “We’ve invested and skilled up in the label/sticker and book capabilities. We’ve realized the key is in-house, quick turnaround service. We are price competitive, however, not the cheapest in town. Our clients love our personal service, with pre-production samples and our ability to meet tight in-hand deadlines setting us apart from our larger competitors.” He continues, “We have also managed to grow our customized apparel business through a great partnership with a decorator with whom we work closely in understanding the balance between exceptional quality and meeting customer in hand dates.” When it comes to marketing the business, Cindie shares, “Our biggest growth initiatives have been online marketing through Google optimization, with our five-star Google Reviews being a massive contributing success factor. The Minuteman Press pedigree is also key in clients locating us through Internet search filters. Other major growth contributing factors have been personal networking and client referrals. One of our largest clients, a realty company, is a friend of ours and it’s rewarding to be a part of their marketing and business development success.” She adds, “When you’ve invested in paid Internet optimization and client referrals, it’s critical you answer the phone and email as quickly and as professionally as possible to ensure these opportunities are secured.” Why Minuteman Press? For André and Cindie, joining the Minuteman Press franchise family enabled them to realize their dream of owning a business while also providing additional resources and support. Cindie says, “Becoming integrated into the Minuteman Press franchise system has been seamless and successful due to the informative training at World HQ and the ongoing solid local support from our Regional VP Dan Byers and the local field team. Minuteman Press checks all the right boxes in terms of onboarding, operational and financial training, and franchise support.” She continues, “Additionally, where Minuteman Press hits the ball out the park is in the inclusive ‘Minuteman Press family’ culture where everyone supports each other in challenging times and cheers each other on and celebrates sincerely in each other’s achievements. This is what makes Minuteman Press the unique and special place that it is. During these unprecedented times we’ve all been facing, the kindness and generosity shown by our Minuteman Press family has been remarkable.” When asked about the rewards of business ownership, Cindie states, “Our biggest personal reward for owning our own business is that we get to remain connected with our children through time flexibility and the ability to support them financially. Our son, Ethan, is a Computer Science Engineering Major at UCSC. We love that we get to visit him and the beautiful campus and town of Santa Cruz. Our daughter, Madison, a Junior at San Clemente High School, is an aspiring actress and we love having the time and ability to share her dreams and passions.” Cindie adds, “Our professional rewards are how our clients have become our partners and friends resulting in doubling the turnover of our business in the brief two and a half years we’ve owned our shop. This has been achieved with the mindset that every project is about how we can add value to our clients’ businesses or employees. Without our strategic relationships with our suppliers and service providers this would be impossible, so we therefore value, support and deeply invest in these companies who are an extension of our family.” Advice to Others For others who are looking into owning a business, Cindie shares, “Our advice to business owners is to do as we did; learn from the best. The key to success is to know your local market and client base and to let them dictate what and how much to invest in in-house capabilities.” She concludes, “Become experts in your field. Never hand over a job that is anything less than exceptional and also package and label your orders in the manner that you as a client would like to receive them. Always be excited and enthusiastic about every job you do for your client and rewards will follow!” Minuteman Press in Costa Mesa is located at 2930 College Ave., Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ca/costa-mesa/ 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

July 06, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Volatus Aerospace Introduces Finance Program for Enterprise and Industrial Drone Solutions

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") today announced the introduction of a full-service financing program for enterprise and industrial drone equipment to help drone service providers, public safety agencies and industrial clients leverage the rapid evolution of related technologies. The program includes rental, usage contracts, and customized funding arrangements for the sale of its Drone Solutions and will generally target transactions valued from $25,000 to over $2,000,000 with limits based on the creditworthiness of the client. “According to a 2021 report by Markets&Markets, the global drone industry is experiencing strong growth with an overall 16.4% CAGR. Enterprise and industrial drones are leading the segment growing at 26%. We recognize that facilitating the rapid adoption of disruptive drone technologies for commercial, public safety and industrial clients requires access to reasonable financing options. However, many traditional lenders are simply unfamiliar with this evolving sector,” explained Abhinav Singhvi, Volatus CFO. “By offering full-service financing options with terms from 24 to 60 months, we are making it easier for our clients to invest in higher value assets and solutions.” Glen Lynch, Volatus CEO added, “In addition to equipment and solution sales, Volatus is able to leverage our new programs to offer managed services using the most sophisticated drone solutions available. I consider this to be an important step to scaling the use of drone technology.” "We are proud to partner with Volatus Aerospace to introduce this new financing program for enterprise and industrial drone equipment," said François Nantel, President of Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada. "We understand that the right financing structure can be an important catalyst for project success. Therefore, this financing program will provide the necessary support to facilitate the accessibility of this evolving technology." More information on the program is available at volatusaerospace.com/equipment About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, Latin America and most recently in Europe. 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. About Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada brings our consultative approach and expertise to customers of all sizes to help their businesses grow every day. Serving as a collaborative partner, we provide customized financing solutions for a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, work trucks/transportation, IT, staffing, healthcare and clean technology/mobility. We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to improve the communities where we operate. Visit https://www.mhccna.com/en-ca 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 Rob Walker +1 514-447-7986 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

July 06, 2022 07:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Appier COO Winnie Lee named "Woman of the Year" at the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022

Appier

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 5 July 2022 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced today that its co-founder and COO Winnie Lee has been selected as "Woman of the Year" at the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022, held on June 28th. Woman of the Year Award is awarded to a woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership over the last 2 years and shone a light on the significant achievements women in IT can achieve. Recipients of the award not only demonstrate outstanding business and/or technology focused achievements, but also provide examples on how they have actively sought to bring more diversity into the technology industry. Winnie Lee commented as follows “I believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the health and growth of the company. Appier has a team of very diversified talent from various backgrounds around the world. I will continue to make sure that Appier is a place where all people feel welcomed and valued, regardless of gender, nationality, or race or from any kind of background and identities, and that we provide an environment where one can work comfortably and perform at their best.” The IT industry has now transcended international borders and digital transformation is progressing at an accelerated rate. This is precisely the time when the industry needs more women and people of diverse backgrounds to help drive innovation. The Women in IT Asia Awards, co-presented by DiversityQ under Bonhill Group, the global leading media that advocates for diversity and inclusion and Information Age, the technology industry media, supports the technology industry in its mission to move the dial on diversity and inclusion. By providing a global platform to showcase role models and advocates, the awards share knowledge, break down digital boundaries, and promote the importance of inclusion in the technology sector. Now in its fourth year, the awards recognize women, alliances, and organizations across Asia that have made significant contributions to the technology industry. A total of 16 contributions were recognized this year, such as Diversity Lead of the Year and Next Generation Leader of the Year, honoring exceptional female leaders in a wide range of industries, from leading global companies to governments to non-profit organizations. About Appier Appier (TSE: 4180) is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to power business decision-making. Founded in 2012 with a vision of democratizing AI, Appier now has 17 offices across APAC, Europe and the U.S., and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Contact Details Appier Media Contact pr@appier.com

July 05, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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BDO PARTNERS WITH ENTIGRITY TO HELP MEMBER ACCOUNTING FIRMS

Entigrity Solutions

Entigrity has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals. As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Entigrity can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, and other Alliance members. BDO USA currently serves clients through more than 65 offices and over 800 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. BDO Alliance USA enhances member firm capabilities through the availability of supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, focused industry knowledge, and internal training programs. “ We believe that the professionals from Entigrity share the BDO’s commitment to exemplary client service, and we want to welcome them into the BDO Alliance USA. We strive to establish relationships with service providers that can offer the kind of forward-looking capabilities that our Alliance members and their clients need. ” said Rob Merl, Practice Leader for the BDO Alliance USA’s Business Resource Network. “ Partnership with BDO, is a big leap for us, and also augurs well for all of their member firms, as they can now have access to global staffing solutions. Both partners have a common goal of making accounting firms more successful and efficient, and hence, it brings a lot of synergies together. We are already successfully working with 25+ BDO Alliance firms and have helped them in building offshore teams," said Shalin (Shawn) Parikh, CEO and Founder Entigrity. As staffing is the No. 1 challenge faced by accounting firms today, Offshore staffing, post pandemic, has been a strategy for many firms. And many firms are progressively looking at offshore staffing as an alternative to mitigate their staffing challenges. Indiana based firm Somerset CPAs, is one of the BDO Alliance member firms that has been using Entigrity’s services to fulfill their staffing needs. It currently has a team of 17 offshore professionals through Entigrity. Kim Dollin, a Principal Partner at Somerset CPAs, said, “ We looked at Entigrity as we needed more staff to help us out. We were getting business left and right. What we loved about this program was that we got to interview these individuals and have a say in the hiring and the stipulations of the agreement.. Initially, we hired auditors and today we have 7 full time Auditors.. We went on to hire 9 Full Time Tax professionals as well and 2 Virtual Assistants” Watch this video for more. It goes without saying that one of the main issues facing accounting businesses in the US and Canada is staffing challenges. The Big 4 and larger firms have opened their offshore offices in India. They have established numerous offices spread over India with a sizable offshore workforce. Entigrity is trying to help mid-size and regional firms in building their offshore teams without them having to come to India and undergo all the challenges of setting up infrastructure, doing compliance, data security, recruitment, IT set up, etc. Entigrity is democratizing access to global staffing for mid-size and regional firms. And Entigrity’s partnership with BDO will further help them in achieving this goal of helping mid-size and regional firms. About Entigrity Entigrity is a global leader in providing offshore staffing to accounting firms. It currently provides services to 600+ CPA and accounting firms globally, its clientele includes accounting and tax firms of all sizes, from small, sole practitioners to large, multi-employer accounting firms. It has offices in Toronto, Ontario, Houston, Texas, and 8 offices in India. Entigrity is the preferred offshoring partner to 30 of the top 100 Accounting firms across the country. Entigrity has been exclusively working with accounting firms for about a decade now. It has staffed a team of over 2000+ people who operate from their 8 secure offices in India for all positions. About the BDO Alliance USA The BDO Alliance USA is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for these firms, by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members, to expand services to their clients without jeopardizing their existing relationships or their autonomy. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. About BDO USA, LLP BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of skilled and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 65 offices and over 800 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent member firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multinational clients through a global network of more than 95,000 people working in over 1,700 offices across 164 countries. BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information, please visit: www.bdo.com The primary contact is Chris Rivera, Director Client Relations at chris@entigritysolutions.com (Feel free to schedule a quick introduction call ) or 646-827-4348 or The Business Resource Network Liaison is Brenda Sleeper at bsleeper@bdo.com Feel free to contact Chris or Brenda regarding Entigrity’s solutions and capabilities to help your accounting firm grow. Contact Details Entigrity Chris Rivera +1 646-827-4348 chris@entigritysolutions.com Company Website https://www.entigrity.com/

July 01, 2022 12:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Velocity Global Expands Operations in Croatia

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Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced its expanded operations in Croatia to meet rising demand for its business solutions. The company’s leading-edge Global Work Platform TM provides a solution for businesses and talent to work with anyone, anywhere, anyhow. “Croatia is rich in talent and equipped to meet the needs of the growing remote workforce, which is why this expansion of our presence is a perfect fit,” said Laura Isaza, Velocity Global vice president of international PEO growth strategy. “Croatia will offer us the opportunity to expand the global talent pool for companies eager to recruit the very best employees.” Figures recently released by the European Union credit young people in Croatia (ages 16-24) with having the best digital skills in Europe, and the country boasts the highest English proficiency in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The expansion into Croatia comes after Velocity Global recently raised $400 million in Series B funding and announced that the company’s workforce will double in size in 2022. With Croatia, Velocity Global now operates 29 entities in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Velocity Global’s solutions allow businesses to hire talent regardless of where either one is located, including in Croatia. The company’s Global Work Platform TM allows businesses to seamlessly manage their contracts with employees in a way that fully complies with local laws and regulations. The expanded presence and establishment of a new entity in Croatia enables Velocity Global to meet the growing client demand for these solutions in the country. Learn more about Velocity Global’s solutions at www.velocityglobal.com. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform TM simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. With talent solutions in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States, the platform combines global Employer of Record and Contractor Management to onboard, manage, and pay talent worldwide. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information, visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global Erick Sanchez +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

July 01, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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