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VTS NAMED TO THE 2021 FORBES CLOUD 100 FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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VTS, the commercial real estate industry’s (CRE) leading leasing, marketing, and asset management platform, today announced it has been named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. VTS is changing the way that commercial real estate (CRE) does business — disrupting a $15 trillion industry by becoming the modern operating system for CRE— one of the world’s largest and least tech-enabled asset classes, offering solutions for office, retail and industrial owners and driving the industry-wide shift towards using real-time data to make portfolio decisions. “We’re honored to once again be named to the Forbes Cloud 100 at a time when technology has proved to be essential for commercial real estate to navigate the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has presented,” said Nick Romito, CEO of VTS. “Now more than ever, tech has earned its place within CRE, and we’re proud that our products have provided the technology, support, and guidance they’ve needed to weather the storm. A special thank you to our team who have continued to innovate, develop, and deliver. This recognition is a true testament to their hard work and tenacity.” Following what was one of the most challenging years for the CRE industry in recent history, VTS continued to be a valuable resource for its customer base, which includes more than 45,000 commercial real estate professionals including respected industry leaders Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE. In June 2020, VTS launched VTS Market & Marketplace, the CRE industry’s first integrated, online marketing platform that enables landlords and their agency teams to market and lease their available spaces remotely for the first time. In October 2020, VTS released VTS Data, the industry’s only pulse on what’s happening in the market today, capturing active tenant demand and projecting future supply fluctuations. In December 2020, VTS launched its free monthly VTS Office Demand Index (VODI), the earliest available indicator of forthcoming office leases and tenant sentiments, locally and nationally, representing up to 99-percent of new demand for office spaces within the core seven markets, including New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle. In addition to the numerous, highly-anticipated product launches announced throughout the pandemic to help landlords weather the storm and navigate their portfolios, in March 2021, VTS entered into an agreement to acquire Rise Buildings, a property operations and tenant experience technology company used by top landlords including Blackstone, Hines, and CIM Group. In July 2021, VTS announced that the newly acquired product, now branded as VTS Rise, has become the most adopted tenant experience technology in proptech as VTS customers chose VTS Rise for their portfolios. As of July 1, 2021, over 300 million square feet in 161 cities and over 500 buildings worldwide are managed on VTS Rise. For the sixth straight year, the Cloud 100 reviews submissions from hundreds of cloud startups and private companies each year. The Cloud 100 evaluation process involved ranking companies across four factors: market leadership (35-percent), estimated valuation (30-percent), operating metrics (20-percent), and people & culture (15-percent). For market leadership, the Cloud 100 enlists the help of a judging panel of 34 public cloud company CEOs who assist in evaluating and ranking their private company peers. “The companies of the Cloud 100 list represent the best and brightest emerging companies in the cloud sector,” said Alex Konrad, senior editor at Forbes. “Every year, it gets more difficult to make this list — meaning even more elite company for those who do. Congratulations to each of the 2021 Cloud 100 honorees and to our 20 Rising Stars up-and-comers poised to join their ranks.” “The private cloud ecosystem continues to see historic rates of digital transformation,” said Byron Deeter, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Private cloud valuations are getting bigger as the market’s appetite for cloud continues to grow. These founders represent the absolute best in cloud computing today, and they appear likely to follow in the footsteps of our esteemed Cloud 100 alumni. Congratulations to these cloud leaders!” "How we work has undergone a paradigm shift and businesses of all shapes and sizes are reimagining the tools that are needed to ensure working from anywhere is a sustainable, long-lasting solution," said Alex Kayyal, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures. “The last 18 months have made digital transformation an urgent imperative and the cloud has never been more pivotal in powering our new digital economy. The companies on this list represent the leaders and businesses shaping the future of the cloud ecosystem and we are excited to partner with Bessemer Venture Partners and Forbes to honor these trailblazers of the industry.” The Forbes 2021 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100. Highlights of the list appear in the September 2021 issue of Forbes magazine. The Cloud 100 and the 20 Rising Stars companies are publicly recognized at this year’s virtual Cloud 100 experience, hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Forbes on August 10th at thecloud100.com. A special thank you to virtual event sponsors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bank of America, Cooley, FuelxMcKinsey, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, Qatalyst Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, and WisdomTree. About VTS VTS is commercial real estate’s leading leasing, marketing, asset management, and tenant experience platform where the industry comes to make deals happen and real-time data comes to life. The VTS Platform captures the largest first-party data source in the industry, which delivers real-time insights that fuel faster, more informed decision making and connections throughout the deal and asset lifecycle. VTS Data, the industry’s only forward-looking market dataset, and VTS Market and Marketplace, the industry’s first integrated online marketing solution, give landlords, brokers, and tenants unparalleled visibility into real-time market information and the direct connectivity to execute deals with greater speed and intelligence at every point in the planning, marketing, leasing, and asset management cycle. VTS Rise is the industry’s most comprehensive tenant experience solution, offering occupiers, building operators, and visitors an immersive, tech-enabled experience. More than 60% of Class A office space in the US and 12B square feet of office, retail, and industrial real estate globally is managed on the VTS platform. VTS’ user base includes over 45,000 CRE professionals including respected industry leaders like Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE. To learn more about VTS, and to see our open roles, visit www.vts.com. Contact Details Elise Szwajkowski +1 212-402-3495 eszwajkowski@marinopr.com Company Website https://www.vts.com/

August 19, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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PCMA Private Client Is Presenting At The 2021 Western Secondary Market Conference

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PCMA, the pioneer and leading voice in Non-Bank Private Client Lending, will be presenting at the 2021 Western Secondary Market Conference; Thursday August 26 th at 10:45am PT. CEO and Founder of PCMA, John R. Lynch, will be speaking on the “Non-QM Roundtable” panel addressing the growing need for the industry to understand the plethora of categories that make up the Non-QM. Mr. Lynch will focus on Non-Agency Expanded Prime Credit for High-Net-Worth Estates. “I am honored to be speaking at the 2021 Western Secondary Market Conference with a distinguished group of industry experts to take on the challenge of properly shaping the red hot NQM market opportunities” said John Lynch, CEO and Founder of PCMA. “Wrapping all aspects of Non-Agency RMBS into NQM designation is creating confusion within the broader credit market and I am looking forward to imparting our interpretation of the market opportunity to the contemporaries in our space.” John R. Lynch will contribute to the discussion on the “ Non-QM Roundtable ” alongside fellow industry expert panelists: Tom Hutchens, EVP, Production, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions; John Keratsis, President & CEO, Deephaven; Jeffrey Lemieux, Managing Director, Correspondent Lending, Acra Lending; Shea Pallante, President, Sprout Mortgage; and Jeff Schaefer, EVP, National Sales, Verus Mortgage Capital. “PCMA understands the complexities that surround the Non-QM vertical, especially as it pertains to high capacity, Private Clients,” said Lynch. “To gain market share in this highly competitive market, it is paramount to commit and specialize in an area of credit that will allow for scale and dominance.” About PCMA: PCMA is the nation’s leading Non-Bank Private Client Lender serving the complex credit needs of their High-Net-Worth clientele. PCMA offers qualified individuals and institutions bespoke lending solutions across all major residential asset classes. PCMA is a diversified financial enterprise offering private client solutions through a direct to consumer and distributed retail business model. PCMA strives to build trusting and enduring relationships by putting clients and professional partners at the center of all they do. PCMA is headquartered in Orange County, CA. Additional information is available at:www.pcma.us.com Contact Details Jason Jepson +1 949-394-7033 jason.jepson@pcma.us.com Company Website https://pcma.mortgage/

August 19, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Airbnb.org Program Offers Free, Temporary Housing to Disaster Victims

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Communities across the US are in the midst of hurricane and wildfire season. When disasters like this strike, many people find themselves in need of temporary housing and space to figure out what’s next. Airbnb.org’s emergency response program helps connect people to temporary places to stay in times of need. Recently, Kristen Berlacher, the Head of Airbnb.org Programs, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to discuss this initiative and share tips on how to be better prepared for disasters and how to help impacted communities. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/OD7JPciKRbE The inspiration for Airbnb.org began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This sparked a movement and marked the beginning of a program that allows hosts on Airbnb to provide stays for people in times of need. Since 2012, the program has responded to hundreds of disasters and helped find temporary housing for evacuees and relief workers around the world. Airbnb helped people in times of crisis through the Open Homes initiative. Airbnb.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the next chapter. The program has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays to evacuees, relief workers, refugees and asylum seekers, and most recently, frontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. How it Works: Airbnb.org will allow hosts on Airbnb to provide free and discounted stays to people impacted by emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters. These stays, which provide alternative accommodation and shelter options, are especially helpful to government and nonprofit partners in a year where the COVID-19 pandemic has made housing vulnerable people in traditional congregate shelters extremely challenging. Hosts who support Airbnb.org by offering free stays or making recurring donations will receive a special badge on their profile to recognize their generosity and commitment to communities in need. Anyone who finds joy in helping others, who believes in kindness and is interested in helping by opening their homes or donating to this cause, can learn more at airbnb.org/join About KRISTEN BERLACHER: As Head of Airbnb.org Programs, Kristen leads a global team that supports Airbnb.org’s efforts to help people impacted by natural disasters, refugees and frontline responders fighting the spread of COVID- 19. With a background in tech-enabled social impact, philanthropy and nonprofit management, Kristen, as an employee of Airbnb, oversees strategic partnerships, government relations, response operations and community engagement for Airbnb.org with the goal of leveraging Airbnb’s unique assets to provide innovative housing solutions and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable populations around the globe. Prior to Airbnb, Kristen led Hyatt Hotel Corporation’s global philanthropy programs focused on economic empowerment, disaster response and employee volunteerism. Before Hyatt, Kristen served as Deputy Director for Working in the Schools, a nonprofit focused on literacy programming for vulnerable youth. Kristen holds a BA in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond, VA About Airbnb.org: Airbnb.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world. Airbnb.org operates independently and leverages Airbnb, Inc.’s technology, services, and other resources at no charge to carry out Airbnb.org’s charitable purpose. The inspiration for Airbnb.org began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This sparked a movement and marked the beginning of a programme that allows Hosts on Airbnb to provide stays for people in times of need. Since then, the programme has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, asylum seekers, and most recently, frontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Hosts have offered to open up their homes and helped provide accommodations to 75,000 people in times of need. Airbnb.org is a separate and independent entity from Airbnb, Inc. Airbnb, Inc. does not charge service fees for Airbnb.org supported stays on its platform. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 17, 2021 05:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Behr Paint Company Partners With HomeSphere to Offer Exclusive Rebates

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Behr Paint Company, one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains and surface preparation products, today announced a partnership with HomeSphere, a marketplace connecting building product manufacturers with the largest homebuilder network in the industry. Homebuilders in HomeSphere’s network can now access significant rebates on all BEHR® and KILZ® Products, including the entire line of BEHR® Paints, Stains and Primers. The partnership increases builder savings without valuable time wasted on additional paperwork or calculations – HomeSphere’s platform calculates rebates automatically, and payments are made directly. “With material costs on the rise, HomeSphere is working to lighten the burden by partnering with high-quality brands like Behr,” said HomeSphere President Greg Schwarzer. “More savings for homebuilders means we can help keep production going and help boost an industry still feeling the effects of the pandemic.” HomeSphere understands the unique challenges that are currently impacting residential builders, including product sourcing and trade availability. Its platform connects builders to the product’s source, so they can construct and close homes on schedule. “We look forward to bringing our innovative and high-quality products to HomeSphere’s network of homebuilders as an extension of our commitment to the Pro community,” said Behr Senior Vice President of Sales Jason Weeks. “HomeSphere’s advanced rebate platform will help us provide even more exclusive savings to new and existing customers.” More than 2,600 single-family and multifamily home builders use HomeSphere’s technology and services to access incentives from leading building product manufacturers, resulting in millions of dollars claimed every year. About HomeSphere Established in 1999, HomeSphere connects America’s local and regional homebuilders to exclusive product incentives through My HomeSphere®, its award-winning rebate management platform. Previously only available to the largest national homebuilders, more than 2,600 single-family and multifamily builders trust My HomeSphere® to grow their returns by quickly capitalizing on product incentives available through HomeSphere’s network of 80+ manufacturers and brands. For more information about HomeSphere’s products and solutions for homebuilders and manufacturers, visit www.homesphere.com. About Behr Paint Company Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, California-based company and maker of the BEHR®, KILZ®, WHIZZ® and E&J® brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value. For more information, visit BEHRPRO.com to learn about BEHR products and BEHR PRO® services. Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS). Contact Details HomeSphere Liz Polson, Director of Marketing lpolson@homesphere.com Center Reach Communications Tracy Henderson +1 720-989-3530 tracy@centerreachcommunication.com

August 17, 2021 07:12 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Cyvatar’s Stephanie Simpson Named a Finalist for the Top 10 Women in Cybersecurity at the 2021 Black Unicorn Awards

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Cyvatar today announced the selection of another member of its senior executive team as a finalist for outstanding achievement at this year’s Cyber Defense Magazine Black Unicorn awards, announced during the 2021 Black Hat USA conference. Stephanie Simpson, vice president of platform management, was chosen as a finalist for the Top 10 Women in Cybersecurity; she competed against the industry’s leading cybersecurity experts for this prestigious award. “We’re pleased to name Stephanie Simpson as a finalist for the Top 10 Women in Cybersecurity among an elite group of female information security professionals at the third annual Black Unicorn awards,” said judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr., David DeWalt, Dr. Peter Stephenson, and Gary Miliefsky. “This year’s competition was fierce, and she should be proud of her achievement.” Stephanie was selected from women around the world who vied for top honors. She has two decades of software product leadership, from ideation to launch, to fill gaps in the industry and meet customer needs. She has brought many award-winning innovations to market including Cyvatar’s cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) platform, developed with fellow Black Unicorn winner Craig Goodwin. As an engineer, Stephanie is no stranger to disruptive technologies, and customers and colleagues alike benefit from her passionate, transformative leadership style. “Female technical talent in cybersecurity is hard to find, and we’re fortunate to have such an accomplished practitioner as Stephanie on the executive team at Cyvatar,” said Corey White, Cyvatar co-founder and chief executive. “Diversity and inclusion are foundational to our success, which makes Stephanie’s vision, energy, and leadership vital as we recruit top talent across the organization.” Only Cyvatar offers subscription-based CSaaS designed to provide outcomes, continuous remediation, ongoing solution maintenance, and the ability for all of its customers to execute their security strategies at speed and scale. Find out how CSaaS can work for your business at cyvatar.ai. About Cyber Defense Awards This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 9th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Dr. Peter Stephenson of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group. To see the complete list of finalists for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2021 please visit https://cyberdefenseawards.com/black-unicorn-awards-finalists-2021/ About Cyvatar Cyvatar is committed to making cybersecurity effortless for everyone. As the industry’s first subscription-based, cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) company, it’s our mission to transform the way the security industry builds, sells, and supports cyber solutions. We empower our members to achieve successful outcomes by providing expert advisors, proven technologies, and a strategic process roadmap to guarantee results that map to their business drivers. Our approach is rooted in proprietary ICARM (installation, configuration, assessment, remediation, maintenance) methodology that delivers smarter, measurable security solutions for superior compliance and cyber-attack protection faster and more efficiently, all at a fixed monthly price. And because we’re a subscription, members can cancel anytime. Cyvatar is headquartered in Irvine, California with locations around the world. Begin your journey to security confidence at https://cyvatar.ai/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Contact Details Cyvatar KC Higgins +1 303-434-8163 kc@cyvatar.ai Company Website https://cyvatar.ai/

August 16, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Expiration of Rights Offering

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WHLR) today announced that its previously announced rights offering to stockholders (the “Rights Offering”) expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 13, 2021. Pursuant to the Rights Offering, the Company distributed to holders of its common stock, as of 5:00 p.m. New York City time on June 1, 2021 (the “Record Date”), non-transferable subscription rights to purchase up to $30 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.00% senior subordinated convertible notes due 2031 (the “Notes”). Each holder of the Company’s common stock as of the Record Date received one right for each eight shares of the Company’s common stock owned, and each right entitled a holder to purchase $25.00 principal amount of Notes. The Rights Offering was made pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Rights Offering was backstopped by Magnetar Structured Credit Fund, LP, Magnetar Longhorn Fund LP, Magnetar Lake Credit Fund LLC, Purpose Alternative Credit Fund – F LLC, Purposes Alternative Credit Fund – T LLC, and AY2 Capital LLC (each individually, a “Backstop Party” and, collectively, the “Backstop Parties”). $30 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes was issued in the Rights Offering. Of that amount, $6,264,025 in aggregate principal amount of Notes was issued pursuant to the basic subscription privilege; $21,543,500 in aggregate principal amount of Notes was issued pursuant to the over-subscription privilege; and $2,192,475 in aggregate principal amount of Notes will be issued to the Backstop Parties, collectively, pursuant to their backstop commitment. The Notes subscribed for in the Rights Offering are expected to be delivered through the clearing systems of the Depository Trust Company on or about August 19, 2021 and, once delivered, will be available for trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “WHLRL” (CUSIP Number 963025 804). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities of the Company in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-managed commercial real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning and operating income-producing retail properties with a primary focus on grocery-anchored centers. Please visit: www.whlr.us This press release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Contact Details Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Mary Jensen | Investor Relations +1 310-526-1707 mjensen@whlr.us

August 16, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Schedules Live Conference Call

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Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (“the Trust”), announced today that it will be hosting a live conference call to discuss its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2021 (“Quarterly Report”), its Monthly Report for the period ended July 31, 2021 (“Monthly Report”) as well as the Trust’s sales progress and strategy. The Trust’s Monthly Report and Quarterly Report, as well as other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) can be accessed via the Trust’s website at www.ctltrust.net. The conference call will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time and will include a Question and Answer (Q&A) session. Conference Call Details: U.S. & Canada Toll Free: (877) 841-2983 or International (215) 268-9893 Webcast: www.ctltrust.net via the Investor Relations Section or click here to access Replay: U.S. & Canada Toll Free: (877) 660-6853 / International: (201) 612-7415 Conference ID#: 13722483 Available August 16, 2021 (one hour after the end of the conference call) through September 16, 2021. About Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (the “Trust”) was established to acquire 160 retail properties and 6 warehouse distribution centers (the “Properties”) from J.C. Penney as part of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The Trust’s operations consist solely of owning, leasing and selling the Properties. The Trust’s objective is to sell the Properties to third-party purchasers as promptly as practicable. The Trustee of the trust is GLAS Trust Company LLC. The Trust is externally managed by an affiliate of Hilco Real Estate LLC. The Trust is intended to be treated, for tax purposes, as a liquidating trust within the meaning of United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-4(d). For more information, please visit www.ctltrust.net. About Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (the “Trust”) was established to acquire 160 retail properties and 6 warehouse distribution centers (the “Properties”) from J.C. Penney as part of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The Trust’s operations consist solely of owning, leasing and selling the Properties. The Trust’s objective is to sell the Properties to third-party purchasers as promptly as practicable. The Trustee of the trust is GLAS Trust Company LLC. The Trust is externally managed by an affiliate of Hilco Real Estate LLC. The Trust is intended to be treated, for tax purposes, as a liquidating trust within the meaning of United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-4(d). For more information, please visit www.ctltrust.net. https://www.ctltrust.net/ Contact Details Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Larry Finger | Principal Financial Officer +1 310-526-1707 lfinger@ctltrust.net IRRealized LLC Mary Jensen | Investor Relations +1 310-526-1707 mary@irrealized.com Company Website https://ctltrust.net/about/default.aspx

August 12, 2021 05:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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VBox ATSC 3.0 TestBed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jonathan Rind VBox Communications Ltd +972-9-9502821 Marketing@vboxcomm.com VBOX ATSC 3.0 Testbed New Enhanced Version of TV Gateway for NextGenTV Developers & System Integrators HERZLIYA, ISRAEL August 11 th 2021 – VBox Communications, a pioneering specialist in broadcast TV streaming, recording and digital datacasting, announced the availability of its new ATSC 3.0 Testbed – an enhanced version of the company’s original ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway product released earlier this year. The VBox ATSC 3.0 Testbed is designed for TV stations, broadcast engineers, video system integrators, digital app developers, and others in the emerging NextGenTV technology development ecosystem looking to test “real-world” ATSC 3.0 features and functionality. As US deployments of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard approach 50% market penetration later this summer – and more than 70% by the end of 2021 – a priority shift towards commercial productization and monetization of potential NextGenTV capabilities is quickly coming into focus. VBox’s ATSC 3.0 Testbed provides an ideal, ready-made toolkit for monitoring service performance and ascertaining technical viability for product field trials and market launches. The VBox ATSC 3.0 Testbed offers the ability to analyze both linear and “beyond-TV” ATSC 3.0 signal provision through features such as: ATSC 3.0 Signal Reception: Ensuring signals arrive as expected, via ROUTE and DASH protocols; Advanced Emergency Alerts Reception: Enabling AEA-standard weather and storm information as well as localized emergency messaging; Electronic Service Guide Reception and Visualization: Monitoring of broadcaster/3 rd -party programming information for accuracy and timeliness; SDK Provision and Testing Documentation: Enabling oversight of 3 rd -party application development, deployment and compliance testing. AEA Advanced Emergency Alerts example: As an official member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee VBox Communications is committed to implementing ATSC 3.0 VBox’s ATSC 3.0 Testbed offers a unique approach to addressing the advanced features and benefits of the new ATSC 3.0 standard in addition to the video and audio features enhancements it provides. ESG Electronic Service Guide in ATSC 3.0 example: About VBox Communications: VBox Communications ( https://vboxcomm.com/ ) is an expert in Digital TV, offering products that deliver live TV broadcasts (e.g., DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, ISDB-T/ATSC) to IP combined with OTT video streaming services, for home and business use. VBox’s innovative, end-to-end firmware, software, and hardware solutions empower telcos, STB/streamer OEMs, and integrators to harness the benefits of converged live broadcast and IP- based TV – while helping grow revenues, streamlining communications and reducing costs. The company is also an active contributor and participant in the evolving 5G Broadcast standard, with planned products in the pipeline. For more details about the ATSC 3.0 Testbed, please contact us at: marketing@vboxcomm.com. More information about the VBox ATSC 3.0 TV Gateway can be found at: https://vboxcomm.com/landing/landing-atsc3/ About VBox: VBox Communications is an expert in digital TV and new media, combining Live TV broadcast to IP and OTT. Our solutions empower Telco's, STB/streamer OEMs and integrators to harness the benefits of converged live broadcast TV and OTT services. VBox enables outstanding viewing experience (watch, stream and record at home and on the go) encompassing Live TV broadcast with OTT, supporting a variety of worldwide TV Sources. Contact Details VBox Communications Jonathan Rind +972 9-950-2821 jonathanr@vboxcomm.com Company Website https://vboxcomm.com/

August 11, 2021 09:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Purify Fuel’s nanO2 ESG Combustion Catalyst Provides Immediate Reduction of GHG Emissions Addressing “Code Red for Humanity” Declared by IPCC Report

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In a report issued this week, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued a “Code Red for Humanity” citing that impacts from human activity are exceeding the limits set in 2015 for temperature increases. “Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades” cited the report. In a world looking for solutions, the report recognized that “from a physical science perspective, limiting human-induced global warming to a specific level requires limiting cumulative CO2 emissions, reaching at least net zero CO2 emissions, along with strong reductions in other greenhouse gas emissions.” It further stated “Our report shows that we need to be prepared for going into that level of warming in the coming decades. But we can avoid further levels of warming by acting on greenhouse gas emissions,” said report co-chair Valerie Masson-Delmotte, a climate scientist at France’s Laboratory of Climate and Environment Sciences at the University of Paris-Saclay. Calling for immediate action, the report stated, “It is unequivocal that the increase of CO2, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in the atmosphere over the industrial era is the result of human 10 activities and that human influence is the principal driver of many changes observed across the 11 atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere.” Propelled by this sense of urgency, major industrial companies are turning to Purify Fuel’s nanO2 tm family of Combustion Catalysts to provide an immediate reduction in greenhouse gases. “With the world’s focus on developing immediate fossil fuel alternatives, we cannot lose sight of the reality that the majority of industries are still dependent on heavy duty diesel fuel applications and searching for ways to reduce emissions” stated John Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of Purify Fuel. “We are pleased that the immediate benefits of our nanO2 ESG Catalyst to help diesel and biodiesel fuel burn cleaner is being embraced by these industries to reduce GHG levels immediately”. Purify Fuel has been identified as one of the world’s most innovative sustainable technology companies. Its nanO2 Combustion Catalysts provide a transitional solution that will help fight climate change until alternatives are invented. It successfully reduces CO2, methane and nitrous oxide, which together represent 98% of all greenhouse gases. The product has been extensively tested since the middle of last year and has been aggressively launched across multiple industries (rail, marine, oil and gas, and mining). Since 2018 it has treated 75MM gallons of diesel removing the equivalent emissions produced by more than 200,000 automobiles. Purify Fuel uses patented nanotechnology-based rare earth oxides to help large diesel operators save money and reduce emissions. Purify Fuel’s nanO2 ESG Catalyst® are custom blended to optimize diesel fuel, biodiesel and dual-fuel blends for marine, fracking, military, mining, power generation, and rail markets. The combustion catalysts increase energy harvested from each gram of fuel while reducing particulate matter emissions and soot created by incomplete combustion. Purify Fuel works directly with large consumers of diesel and biodiesel fuel to help them save money, increase power, and reduce emissions. Contact Details Purify Fuel Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-260-0480 c.walker@purifyfuel.com

August 11, 2021 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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