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Legal & General’s new report on Women in the U.S. Gig Economy finds income disparity, multiple roles, worry about financial future

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- Lowest pay bracket: 58% are women; Highest pay bracket: 68% are men - Earning over $100K a year in gig work: 18% are female, 28% are male - 71% of female gig workers say their biggest worry is their financial futue - Just 8% of women surveyed have a pension plan A special International Women’s Day report in a broad new study sponsored by Legal & General Group ( LGEN, LGNNY ), U.S. Gig Economy Special Report: Tasked With Both Childcare and Earning, Women Fall Behind Their Male Counterparts, was released today. The report continues narrating original research on the changing U.S. workforce and the reluctance of so many to enter into traditional employment. The study looks into the diversity and differences as well as the shared traits of this group of workers, along with the tradeoffs they make in favor of flexibility. This special report in the data-rich U.S. Gig Economy study, Tasked With Both Childcare and Earning, Women Fall Behind Their Male Counterparts, explores several areas of gender disparity between the male and female freelance workers who were surveyed. The sample comprised 47 percent women, who largely make their living in lower-paid sectors such as Beauty & Heath, Media/Writing and Online/App Services—this, in contrast to the highest paid, mostly male sector, IT. Across all categories of respondents, whether paid per project, per hour, per week or per month, the pay gap between men and women was 32 percent on average, and as much as 45 percent in median average pay per month. The study found that female gig workers are far more likely than males to prioritize their children and other family caregiving responsibilities ahead of the stability and future financial security offered by the full-time, office-based work model. They also worry far more than men do about the long-term financial outlook their choice entails. Verbatim responses received ahead of the survey from female gig workers show a more realistic and stoic outlook on their financial prospects than their male counterparts, including their projected income at retirement and their ability to weather unforeseen financial crises such as a loss of income or a major home or car repair. “The value of women in the workforce becomes increasingly obvious, even as more and more American women find themselves turning to working independently as the only way to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities in their lives. This study shines the light on some key areas that are ripe for reparation in the U.S. labor space, notably more equitable pay and better social and financial safety nets for women. Employers looking to get this hard-working contingent back to the office should additionally address women’s evident need for flexibility, as they pick up many other family and householder duties. The private sector can and should lead the way in improving their lot.” Sir Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive, Legal & General Group Female gig workers’ biggest concern is their long-term financial future Legal & General’s study looks at the complex and multifaceted societal and financial factors behind independent work, including what is missing for many to feel secure in life and society. Seven out of 10 women in this study worried about a lack of job security and predictability of income, as well as not having access to group retirement plans and other benefits. “Globally, women are at far greater risk of poverty in their old age than are men, and U.S. policymakers are taking notice of this fact. We’re seeing proposed legislation, for example, that would tie federal funding for business growth to the provision of affordable childcare and other benefits meant to empower the workforce. Still, there is a substantial bridge for employers to cross when considering the critical reasons that female workers, in particular, are choosing flexibility over financial security. We hope our research goes some way toward creating a basis for positive change.” John Godfrey, Director of Levelling-Up, Legal & General Group Future segments of this research will look in depth at gig workers’ outlook and financial situation around retirement planning; what it would take to get gig workers to go back to the traditional workplace; and a closer look at the pandemic fallout for gig workers. To receive a pdf of any of these reports, please email Meir Kahtan/MKPR at mkahtan@rcn.com. About the Study Legal & General undertook proprietary research into the attitudes and changes U.S. gig workers are experiencing in relation to their work situations and financial outlook. The U.S. Gig Economy research was compiled using original survey data from 1044 U.S.-based workers aged 18 to 60 who are neither students nor retired, and who earn at least 60% of their income from gig work. The data was collected via online survey fielded to individuals sample sourced from YouGov’s US panel. The Legal & General-designed survey was scripted and hosted on Gryphon, YouGov’s proprietary survey scripting platform, and the field work took place between August 19 and 31, 2022. Key demographics such as age, gender and region were allowed to fall out naturally. 20 questions were designed to understand facts about earnings, drivers of and barriers to gig working, financial product ownership & financial capacity when coming across adverse situations, and future expectations of being involved in the gig economy. Verbatim comments were captured by Legal & General in research carried out in June 2022. About Legal & General Group Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion ($1.7 trillion) in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone. *as of December 31, 2021 The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions. Contact Details Meir Kahtan Public Relations, LLC Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/

March 08, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Ayala Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC:ADXS) Announces Continuation of RINGSIDE Phase 2/3 Study in Desmoid Tumors

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Clinical-stage oncology firm Ayala Pharmaceuticals Inc (OTC:ADXS) is a company that has been making significant strides in its industry and has caught the attention of many investors in recent times. The company is involved in the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics for patients who may be suffering from aggressive variants of cancer or rare tumors. Additionally, the company is also working on the development of Lm-based antigen delivery products for people who may be suffering from the common variants of cancer. One of the lead candidates being developed by Ayala at this point is AL 102 which is meant for desmoid tumors and another one is ADXS 504, an LM-based early-stage prostate cancer therapy. In this context, it is perhaps necessary to keep in mind that AL 102 had also been awarded the coveted fast-track designation by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and at this point, it is in Phase 3 of a vital study. Last week on March 3 the company was in the news after it made a key new announcement with regards to its product AL 102. The company announced that the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) for its Phase 2/3 RINGSIDE study into the investigational new drug had completed a prespecified review of the data produced by the study. After studying the data, the IDMC concluded that the study could continue without any modifications. It was a significant development for the company and one that must have come as a major boost for investors who may have been following the news. Ken Berlin, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the company spoke about the development as well. He thanked the IDMC for its work and recommendation about the matter. However, more importantly, he went on to add that the product AL 102 had the potential to be the best product in its class and everyone at the company was excited about the prospect of it in helping with desmoid tumors. Berlin noted that if the product was approved by the regulators then it could prove to be a major new addition to an indication that was largely underserved. The company had been in focus last month when it announced its financial results for the fiscal year ending on October 31, 2022, back on February 10, 2023. The company announced that at the end of the fiscal year, it had cash and cash equivalents to the tune of $25.2 million. The revenues generated by the company for the 2022 fiscal year stood at $250,000 and that reflected a large drop from the revenues of $3.2 million in the previous year. The expenses related to research and development came in at $7.6 million but in the previous year that had been $10.6 million. The general and administrative expenses for the fiscal year actually dropped year on year to $8.9 million from $11.5 million in 2021. The net losses for the fiscal year actually dropped to $14.4 million from $17.9 million in 2021. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

March 08, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Armanino Foods of Distinction Inc. (OTC:AMNF) Issues Q4 Earnings

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Despite recent economic downturns, the market for frozen food products is still strong, and many of the companies operating in that industry are currently working extremely hard to expand their operations. One of the companies that could well be worth tracking at this point is Armanino Foods of Distinction Inc. (OTCMKTS:AMNF), which is involved in the production and marketing of frozen food products in the United States. The company is well known for offering a wide range of goods, such as gourmet beef, Italian-style beef, Italian-style pork, smoked turkey meatballs, different kinds of pesto, cheeses, and many other essentials. The company offers all these products under the Armanino brand, and the products are marketed through a number of food brokers. The products are sold to retail distributors, food service distributors, industrial accounts, and also to club-like stores. The company, which is based out of Hayward, California, was established in 1978 and is currently one of the major players in its industry. The company has performed strongly for a long time, and last week, on March 3, Armanino Foods of Distinction announced that it had managed to generate the highest-ever fourth-quarter net sales, highest-ever annual net sales, and highest-ever annual pre-tax profits in the periods that ended on December 31, 2022. That being said, it should also be noted that it was also the 78 th straight quarter in which the company had managed to stay profitable. The company managed to generate net sales to the tune of $13,717,899 in the fourth quarter, which reflected a year-on-year rise of 15% from the $11,924,678 it had generated in net sales in the prior-year quarter. The pre-tax income in the fourth quarter stood at $2,045,138, and that remained largely unchanged given the pre-tax income in the prior year period was $2,040,241. The net income for the fiscal year was $1,446,209, reflecting a drop of 20% year over year from the $1,796,842 that had been generated in the previous year. The net sales for the year came in at a strong $57,873,545; that reflected a year-on-year rise of 21% from the $43,824,030 generated in the previous year. Analysts and investors alike have taken notice of the company's strong performance. It is also important to note that Armanino Foods of Distinction is a company that pays out dividends, which may be another factor for many investors. Last year, on December 19, 2022, the company announced that it was going to pay out a regular quarterly cash dividend to the tune of as much as $0.03 per share. All shareholders of record as of January 3, 2023, were entitled to the dividends, which were going to be paid out on January 23, 2023. It was also noted at the time that Armanino Foods of Distinction had also paid out special dividends on ten occasions to its loyal shareholders. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

March 08, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Fine Hygienic Holding continues to roll out a progressive female-friendly approach with its latest Menopause and Fertility Treatment Policy

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Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), a world-leading wellness group and manufacturer of hygienic paper products and long-term germ protection solutions, has recently recommitted to its ongoing mission to make the workplace environment more inclusive and inviting for all its employees. The company has rolled out additional reforms in terms of its female-friendly policies to ensure everyone operates in a supportive environment. A step towards establishing positive change has been made, as the company is introducing the Fine Flourish Policy, which includes provisions for Menstrual, Menopause, and Fertility Treatment leaves, across all its locations. All female personnel - both full-time and probationary - are eligible to take advantage of the generous Fine Flourish policy. Employees are granted up to 12 days of leave annually in the event of any illness, symptoms, or complications related to menopause, menstruation, or fertility treatment. Moreover, flexible work arrangements can be made to ensure their comfort and convenience. All these provisions can be availed without a medical certificate and are granted separately from vacations or other leave policies. FHH is regarded as a pioneer in the region with its employee-friendly leave policies that offer time to recover both physically and emotionally. Kirsty Koen, FHH CHRO, said, “At Fine Hygienic Holding, we believe that a successful business must always prioritize its people. That’s why one of our core values has always been - if we take care of our people, the business will take care of itself. We are constantly exploring new methods and practices that will help ensure our employees are supported in every aspect, especially during times when they need it the most. Every policy we announce is tailored to embody our values and to provide support, and we will continue to be dedicated to looking after the wellbeing of our people and pave the way for woman employment across the Middle East.” Fine Hygienic Holding has already set the bar high in this field when it previously introduced a series of progressive leaves on top of which is its menstrual leave, which the company launched more than 10 years ago. For mothers to be, FHH provides up to 16 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, which is far more than the recommendations of the International Labour Organization. Furthermore, the company has amended its parental leave policy, allowing three weeks of paid paternity leave, and has also set a benchmark in global and regional companies by introducing a compassionate leave wherein a female employee or the spouse of an employee is granted a paid leave in cases of miscarriages or stillbirths. Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and MENA’s leading manufacturer of hygienic products, serves consumers in more than 80 countries around the world. Originally established as a paper manufacturer, FHH has transformed into a wellness company dedicated to enhancing global health and wellbeing. Committed to becoming “the shining star of the Arab FMCG business world,” the Group focuses on wellness, sustainability, pioneering CSR programs, and state-of-the-art production processes. Fine Hygienic Holding offers a diverse array of award-winning products including sterilized facial tissues, napkins, kitchen towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, adult briefs, jumbo rolls, as well as away-from-home products to accommodate all types of private and public institutions, in addition to its advanced range of personal protective equipment (PPE) and long-lasting germ protection solutions, it also brings Nai natural iced teas and innovative nutritional supplements, Motiva, to the market. Along with multiple awards over the years, particularly for its products and CSR initiatives, the company was recognized as a Top Employer Middle East 2022 by the prestigious Top Employers Institute in every country it operates. Contact Details Rana Kawalit | │ Corporate Communication & PR Director +971 54 531 5575 Rkawalit@finehh.com Company Website https://www.finehh.com/

March 08, 2023 01:40 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Family Entertainment Live and Mattel Announce 2023 Expansion of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™

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To meet growing demand from fans and venues, Family Entertainment Live and Mattel today announced a major expansion of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party North American tour, coming in the second half of 2023. Following record breaking sales in 2022 and the beginning of 2023, Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party has added 23 markets to its expanding schedule, including some of the country’s most preeminent arenas such as the Barclays Center (Brooklyn), Chase Center (San Francisco), Target Center (Minneapolis), and Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia). The newly announced tour dates will begin in July, filling the 2023 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live schedule with more events than ever. Presale tickets will be available on March 8, with public sale beginning on March 10, in most markets. Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live is produced by Family Entertainment Live, and brings fans’ favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life including Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Boneshaker™, Bigfoot®, and the all-new Gunkster™, to name just a few. The Glow Party production features a laser light show, spectacular theatrical effects, dance parties, and lots of Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Fans can also witness a special appearance from the car-eating, fire-breathing, transforming robot MEGASAURUS™, plus the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Freestyle Motocross. "After a record-breaking season in 2022, the tour’s expansion to more cities and renowned venues across the United States ensures that Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live can build upon the incredible momentum that began with Glow Party,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director of Global Location Based Entertainment at Mattel. “Our exhilarating tour theme, coupled with a robust second half schedule, means even more families will be able to connect and engage with their favorite real-life Hot Wheels Monster Trucks like never before.” “After so much early success with Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, we thought this was the perfect time to take it to another gear across the U.S.,” said Ken Hudgens, CEO of Family Entertainment Live. “The fans’ response has been incredible both domestically and overseas. Families will now have even more opportunities to experience the party at some of the most well-known venues throughout the major metros of North America.” Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ 2023 extended tour* dates are as follows. Matinee and evening performances are available across all dates. July 29-30 INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS August 5-6 Chase Center San Francisco, CA August 5-6 Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY August 12-13 XL Center Hartford, CT August 12-13 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR August 19-20 Desert Diamond Arena Glendale, AZ August 26-27 Toyota Arena Ontario, CA August 26-27 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA September 2-3 Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV September 9-10 Acrisure Arena Coachella Valley, CA September 23-24 Pechanga Arena San Diego, CA September 23-24 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY Sept 30 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY October 7-8 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, MO October 7-8 Scope Arena Norfolk, VA October 14-15 DCU Arena Worcester, MA October 14-15 Cross Insurance Arena Portland, ME October 20-22 Cross Insurance Center Bangor, ME November 4-5 FedExForum Memphis, TN November 4-5 Family Arena St. Charles, MO November 11-12 Dickies Arena Ft. Worth, TX November 18 Target Center Minneapolis, MN November 18-19 Paycom Center Oklahoma City, OK *Additional dates to be announced. Hot Wheels fans also have the opportunity to participate in the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party, held two and a half hours prior to every performance. The unique experience provides fans access to the competition floor where they can see the outrageous designs and epic size of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks along with autograph signings from their favorite drivers and performers. Each Crash Zone ticket includes an autograph card, souvenir pass, and a lanyard exclusive to Crash Zone attendees. Passes will be available to purchase while supplies last. Fans can go to HotWheelsMonsterTrucksLive.com for more information. The Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live tour is a partnership between Mattel and Raycom-Legacy Content Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC. About Mattel Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO®, Masters of the Universe®, Monster High® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com. About Family Entertainment Live Family Entertainment Holdings, LLC is a diversified, entertainment holding company that develops family-oriented live events including Monster High® Live, Magic of Lights ®, an outdoor holiday lights drive-through experience produced at venues throughout North America and Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Live, showcasing a toys-to-life show of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels Monster Trucks show presented across North America, Europe and elsewhere internationally. The Company is headquartered in Medina, Ohio. For more information visit familyentertainmentlive.com. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com

March 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Small Cap Gaming Company ESE Entertainment (TSXV: ESE) Beats Expectations with 417% Annual Revenue Increase and Record Gross Profit

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By Kenneth Adams, Benzinga Small-cap gaming technology company ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: ESE)(OTCQX: ENTEF) has published its audited annual consolidated financial statements for the 2022 year. The report reveals significant financial growth in revenue and gross profit for the period, demonstrating the company's continued success in the fast growing video game technology sector. For the three months ended October 31, 2022, the company reported revenue of $19.86 million, representing an impressive 218% increase from the same period in 2021. Meanwhile, the company's annual consolidated revenue for fiscal 2022 was $58.82 million, an outstanding increase of 417% from fiscal 2021. ESE also reported an annual gross profit in Fiscal 2022 of $7.70 million, a significant 569% increase from the previous year's gross profit of $1.15 million. Furthermore,it showed a decrease in its adjusted EBITDA loss, from $3.50 million in fiscal 2021 to a much-improved $0.18 million in fiscal 2022. The company currently trades at an approximately $30 million market cap on the Canadian and US markets. In Q4 2022, ESE Entertainment also appointed Andrea Lieuwen as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Lieuwen's extensive experience includes leadership and operations of gaming properties, contributing to a market capitalization of over $3 billion and operating 25 properties across Canada at the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. ESE also entered into a $5 million contract to deliver technology and user acquisition services to a European video game developer and publisher. "After a period of significant acquisition growth, I am very excited that ESE is now well positioned to focus all efforts on organic growth opportunities. With the successful integration of our portfolio assets, we have set a fundamental base for the company. Our core focus is on profitability and delivering shareholder value, and I look forward to leading ESE's financial strategy to ensure that we are financially sound and positioned for sustained success." said Andrea Lieuwen, ESE's Chief Financial Officer. "We are thrilled to announce our 2022 audited financial results, which showcase our strongest performance to date with record-breaking revenue, gross profit, and improvement in adjusted EBITDA." said Konrad Wasiela, CEO of ESE. "We set out many corporate goals in 2022, and I am proud to say we accomplished every single one of them. This is a testament to the relentless dedication and hard work from our world class team. Further, our financial discipline, technology, strategic investments and intellectual property will help us to further hone our operations and set the foundation for strong, sustainable organic growth going forward.” With a recent analyst price target of $0.95 per share, ESE Entertainment is a company worth keeping an eye on. Their financial results and operational highlights in 2022 demonstrate the potential for strong, sustainable organic growth in the future. We will continue to monitor the company's performance and look forward to seeing their growth. To read more, see the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. The company was founded in 2019 by Konrad Wasiela, a former professional football player. Today, ESE has grown to consist of multiple assets and world-class operators in the gaming and esports industries. Our core expertise is in bringing new users and players to video game developers, and increasing game publicity. Through our process and technology, we become a key part of your team in order to make your game a success. This news release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results, developments, performance or achievements that ESE anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking information. Such information may involve, but is not limited to, statements with respect to: the details of the W3GA event, and the success and impact thereof; and the growth of, and opportunities in, the web3 gaming market. 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 forgoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. 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 ESE 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 ESE, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs regarding future growth, results of operations, future capital (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof) and expenditures. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Trading in the securities of ESE should be considered highly speculative. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice Contact Details Daniel Mogil investors@esegaming.com Company Website http://esegaming.com

March 07, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Golden Grail Technology (OTC:GOGY) Reaches Full Circle Distribution Agreement

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There are very few industries that have managed to grow at such an impressive pace in recent years as the beverage industry and there are some companies that are doing stellar work in that sector. One of the companies to fit the bill in that regard is Golden Grail Technology (OTCMKTS:GOGY). The company is largely involved in building, growing, and streamlining its portfolio of beverages through responsible investments. Golden Grail is best known for going for brands with a proven track record of sales and loyal consumer following. In addition to that, the company also looks into the retail presence of the brand and the overall value proposition. In essence, Golden Grail is essentially interested in such beverage brands which want to graduate to the next level of growth. For a company like Golden Grail, which depends heavily on retail presence in a big way, distribution is one of the key elements of its business and in recent times the company has been making rapid strides on that front. This past Friday, the company was in the news after it announced that it had inked a distribution agreement for distributing Sway Energy with Full Circle Distributors. The agreement is with regard to the distribution of the product in Pennsylvania. Full Circle has been in business since as far back as 2010 and during that time it partnered with some of the biggest retailers in order to bring some of the highest quality products to the Pittsburgh market. The company has built up a strong distribution network which includes gas stations, grocery stores, convenience stores, gyms, universities, colleges, and hotels. The Chief Executive Officer of Golden Grail Steve Hoffman spoke about the latest development as well. He noted that everyone at the company was pleased with the prospect of having teamed up with Full Circle. He went on to add that it was one of the biggest distributors in Pittsburg and more importantly, the market lay within 500 miles of more than 50% of the population of the United States. Hence, it could be argued that the distribution partner for this area alone could open up a massive new market for Golden Grail’s product. Hoffman stated that the partnership could help the company in expanding the presence of the Sway Brand in the Northeastern region of the United States. On the same day, the company announced the signing of another distribution agreement. The distribution agreement signed by Golden Grail was with Olympic Eagle Distributing and it was for the distribution of Sway Energy products in Washington State. Olympic Eagle is one of the biggest distributors in the Pacific Northwest and deals in a range of products including, non-alcoholic beverages, cider, craft beer, wine, spirits, and imported beer among others. The company had signed distribution partnerships for the Pacific Northwest region not too long ago and the one with Olympic Eagle would only help it in strengthening its presence even further. Hoffman stated at the time that he was pleased with the development. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

March 07, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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InnerScope Hearing Technologies (OTC: INND): Latest News & Developments

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The over-the-counter hearing aids space is quite a niche sector and one of the more important players in that space is InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. (OTC: INND). The company not only manufactures OTC Hearing aids but also hearing aid accessories and products related to hearing health. The company seeks to address the worldwide demand for hearing solutions that are affordable. The company has managed to come up with a business-to-customer and business-to-business model that has managed to overcome the barriers that make it difficult for customers to get access to effective and affordable hearing solutions. It should be noted that long ago, the company made a key acquisition in the form of iHear Medical Inc., a cloud powered hearing solutions provider. Perhaps more importantly, it was an acquisition that gave the company access to more than 40 patents and a research and development facility. The acquisition of HearingAssist could also prove to be an inspiring one given the company has been in the OTC hearing aid market since 2008 and commands a customer base of 400,000. Last week, InnerScope was in the news on March 2 after it announced that it was going to participate in the World Hearing Day of the World Health Organization on March 3, 2023. The company announced at the time that it was going to join in the celebrations through the promotion of the OTC Hearing Aids from HearingAssist. The hearing aids, which are registered with the United States Food and Drug Administration, are available in more than 1500 Walmart Vision Centers and also on Walmart.com. World Hearing Day is an annual event that looks to advocate for raising global awareness with regard to hearing loss, hearing care, and ear well-being. InnerScope and its subsidiary HearingAssist were looking to participate in the event by raising as much awareness as possible about their Free Hearing Screenings and timely treatment of any kind of hearing loss. In the press release that was published by the company back on March 2, InnerScope noted that as many as 48 million people in the United States suffer from some degree of hearing loss, and around 50% of those are younger than 65. It went on to note that hearing loss was the third most common health problem among older adults in America. At the end of the day, companies like InnerScope need strong distribution networks and a presence in leading stores. Last year, on December 22, 2022, the company was in the spotlight after it announced that the OTC Rechargeable Hearing Aids from HearingAssist had been launched on CVS.com. However, that was not all. The OTC Hearing Aids from HearingAssist had also been launched in eight select CVC pharmacy outlets in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The company had previously launched many of its products on CVS and CVS.com and the launch of the OTC Rechargeable Hearing Aids was the latest at the time. The presence of the product in CVS outlets and on the online platform would give it a much bigger customer base to address. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. 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March 07, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Naples, FL Shares Growth Strategies, Overcomes Hurricane Ian

Minuteman Press International Inc

David Ogden purchased the Minuteman Press franchise in Naples, Florida, in January 2021. In the two years since the purchase, David has successfully grown the business by expanding high-demand products and services as well as the key acquisition of independent printing business Sunbelt Printing in September 2022. David says, “The resulting sales growth in business after bringing Minuteman Press and Sunbelt Printing together is over 400% year-over-year.” Around the same time as the acquisition and planned relocation to a new 4,100 sq. ft. facility, Hurricane Ian hit Florida on September 28, 2022. David shares, “What an experience. I purchased Sunbelt Printing and found a new building to move into. The movers were scheduled to get us moved on September 28, 2022. It turns out it was the same day Hurricane Ian hit the Naples/Ft. Meyers area. Needless to say, the move was postponed, and all of our original planning was out the window. Finding contractors to get the electricity where we needed it and all the other moving parts involved had to be reorganized and rescheduled.” David continues, “We did it, and it took more time and patience than I expected, but we finally succeeded and are now in our 4,100-square-foot facility. We have grown really fast since the move and the acquisition, so it’s a good thing we were able to overcome Hurricane Ian and complete the move.” Today, Minuteman Press in Naples is located at 771 Airport Rd. N., Units 4 & 5, Naples, FL 34104. Journey from Cairo, Egypt to Naples, FL David Ogden first moved to Naples in 2013. He shares, “I owned a printing company in Cairo, Egypt, while my family and I lived there. When we left in 2013 and moved to Naples, I still owned the printing company in Egypt, and my brother-in-law took over day-to-day management. Today, I own Minuteman Press in Naples as well as two other companies not in the printing industry.” As someone with experience in the printing industry and as a business owner, David explains why he chose to join the Minuteman Press franchise family: “I chose Minuteman for several reasons. First, it was an existing franchise and a ‘fixer-upper.’ I also liked the company's history, the clear and present franchise support, and of course, their capped royalty structure. Finally, I knew from the day I started the training program for new owners with Mike Jutt and Pete Taglino that I had made the right decision and Minuteman Press was the right franchise brand for me.” David continues, “I did my homework before buying Minuteman Press in Naples, and I talked to many existing owners. All of them agreed the support received from Minuteman Press International was outstanding. After purchasing the business and when the paper supply chain issues occurred, it shook me at first. But then I had a great conversation with our Regional VP Larry Trimble, who helped put it in perspective and provided guidance. From that day forward, I have taken the ‘failure is not an option’ approach, and it has worked out great. I have fantastic support from our regional rep Mark Geller, and Larry Trimble. They are part of our team, know my business well, and are part of our success.” 3 Keys to Growing the Business David highlights the following three key ways he has grown the business over the past two years: Providing high-demand products and services, including direct mail. “ We have a large direct mail customer that does 6-10K pieces of first-class mail per day with us. We also have many smaller customers that do various-size mailings and Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) postcards. Mailing is about 20% of our business and a fast growth area, and so we are investing in direct mail even further with new equipment.” Listening to clients and meeting their needs. “I make time to meet and talk to customers at our front desk. I always ask new customers, ‘What other kind of printing do you use?’ About 70% of the time, I discover new potential business. For example, our very large direct mail customer came from asking that one simple question, which added $30K per month in new revenue.” Learning from other owners by attending the Minuteman Press World Expo. “I learned a great deal at the Minuteman Press World Expo last year and took those ideas back to my team. As a result, we have increased a lot of central facility work, which has benefited our business's overall mix. One of the best takeaways from the Expo was the President’s Million-Dollar Owners panel, where successful owners from all across Minuteman Press answer questions from other franchisees. I sat and listened to every one of them talking about buying independent printers and merging them into their own businesses. I decided then and there to go home and buy another printer. Six weeks later, I purchased Sunbelt Printing.” Acquisition of Sunbelt Printing The acquisition of Sunbelt Printing certainly proved to be a huge boost for Minuteman Press in Naples. David shares, “Minuteman Press sends out regular mailings to independent printers asking them if they have a plan to retire or have an exit strategy, and they explain the benefits of selling their business with the help of Minuteman Press International. The owner of Sunbelt Printing was looking to sell and was ready to retire. After many meetings with that owner and weeks of negotiating, I bought Sunbelt Printing and merged that business into my existing business. Both were about equal in revenue per month at the time of the merger, and as I said previously, the resulting growth in business after bringing the two together is over 400% year-over-year.” David continues, “Our regional rep Mark Geller helped coordinate and execute the merger of the two businesses. He also helped us with specialty contractors to get equipment like large cutters moved and re-installed. In addition, Mark regularly helps me train new employees.” What’s next for David Ogden and Minuteman Press in Naples? David answers, “We are excited to keep serving our clients with high quality printing, marketing, and mailing services. I love building relationships with our customers and look forward to continuing to grow together. I’m also in talks with another independent printer about buying their business. We will see where that leads us.” Minuteman Press in Naples is located at 771 Airport Rd. N., Units 4 & 5, Naples, FL 34104. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/fl/naples/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

March 06, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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