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UNOS applauds passage of FAA reauthorization bill

United Network for Organ Sharing

Today, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) issued its support of Congress’ passage of the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which includes a provision to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation of donor organs through the nation’s commercial aviation system. The bill now heads to the president’s desk for signature. The Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act requires the Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with the FAA, to convene a working group to develop best practices for transporting organs in the cabin of a commercial aircraft. The working group will include organ procurement organizations, transplant hospitals, commercial airlines, flight attendants and other federal agencies. DOT is required to convene the working group no later than 90 days after the bill is enacted. No later than one year after convening, the working group must present recommendations to the secretary of DOT. Before the September 11 attacks, organs – primarily kidneys – were transported within a commercial flight’s main cabin under supervision of the aircrew. The attacks prompted significant changes to airport protocols, including removing transplant professionals’ ability to accompany an organ through security without an airplane ticket. As a result, organs currently travel in the cargo hold and are subject to cargo business hours, which vary between airlines and are impacted by staffing shortages. Organs arriving when a cargo office is closed sit on ice for prolonged periods, increasing the potential for an organ not to be used. “Ensuring a donated organ gets to a patient on time and safely is absolutely critical, which is why UNOS has been working with the donation and transplant community and Congress to create a process to bring organs out of the cargo hold and back into the cabin of an airplane,” said Maureen McBride, Ph.D., CEO of UNOS. “Thank you to those working with us to advocate for change and include this provision in the FAA reauthorization package, namely Senators Ron Wyden, Maria Cantwell, Ted Cruz, and John Thune, and Reps. Bruce Westerman, Greg Stanton, Beth Van Duyne, Sam Graves, and Rick Larsen. The bill’s passage highlights the bipartisan consensus and understanding of the lifesaving importance of this issue. I appreciate the commitment to honor the gift of life and do right by patients on the waitlist, generous donors, and their families. I look forward to working with the Department of Transportation to bring organs back into the cabin of an aircraft.” Transportation is a cornerstone of the UNOS Action Agenda, a series of recommendations to strengthen the U.S. donation and transplant system. To further reduce the risk of delaying or damaging organs in transport, UNOS also recommends the next contracts for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) should require the use of physical trackers for unaccompanied donor organs recovered for transplant, and the establishment of a centralized organ tracking system. “Donations and transplants are going up across the country, and so are the number of organs traveling every hour of every day,” said McBride. “This community owes it to patients and donor families to ensure that organs travel as safely and efficiently as possible. Every viable organ ultimately not transplanted represents a profound loss.” The provision included in the FAA reauthorization bill is the result of ongoing advocacy by UNOS and other members of the nation’s organ donation and transplant community. Since 2022, UNOS has engaged with FAA leadership, the Transportation Security Administration and the House and Senate to pursue this reform. Actions to move organs back to the airplane cabin and out of cargo are widely endorsed by the donation and transplant community, including the American Association of Kidney Patients, American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation, American Kidney Fund, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Transplantation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, Donate Life America, Donate Life Virginia, Kidney Care Partners, Kidney Transplant Collaborative, National Kidney Foundation, Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance, North American Transplant Coordinators Organization, Organ Donation Advocacy Group, Renal Physicians Association, Transplant Recipients International Organization, Transplant Families, Transplant Unwrapped, and Waitlist Zero. About UNOS United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the mission-driven non-profit serving as the nation’s transplant system under contract with the federal government. We lead the network of transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to honoring the gifts of life entrusted to us and to making lifesaving transplants possible for patients in need. Working together, we leverage data and advances in science and technology to continuously strengthen the system, increase the number of organs recovered and the number of transplants performed, and ensure patients across the nation have equitable access to transplant. Contact Details United Network for Organ Sharing Anne Paschke +1 804-782-4730 anne.paschke@unos.org Company Website https://unos.org

May 15, 2024 02:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Graphite and Critical Mineral Mining Boosted by $72B Fund

Graphite One Inc

The Biden administration has clarified that mining projects focused on extracting critical minerals like graphite, lithium, and cobalt are eligible for federal loan guarantees worth $72 billion. This announcement aims to support the domestic mining sector and strengthen energy and supply chains. This is welcome news to companies like Graphite One Inc (TSX-V: GPH) (OTCQX: GPHOF) which is actively addressing the domestic graphite supply shortfall in a bid to support the technology revolution. Graphite One (G1) is advancing the development of the largest graphite deposits in the United States. It has already secured two major grants from the US Department of Defense (DoD) and aims to establish a vertically integrated enterprise that mines, processes, and produces anode materials, mainly for the US lithium-ion EV battery market. To be eligible for a loan guarantee under Title 17, a project must be energy-related and located within the United States, including its territories. It must also demonstrate the ability to significantly reduce, utilize, or sequester greenhouse gases and air pollutants. The technology used should be commercially viable, and the project should have a credible repayment plan. Additionally, the application must include a community benefits analysis. Graphite One ticks the main boxes for this type of support and obtaining a loan guarantee would be a significant catalyst for the company to accelerate its graphite project. Access to additional financial backing would enable Graphite One to quickly advance its operations, boosting its role in establishing a secure domestic graphite supply chain. The Department of Energy has emphasized the need for increased mining activity due to China's dominance in this industry and the growing demand for critical minerals. The concentration of supply chains in a few countries, particularly China, poses risks and challenges for investors, businesses, and the United States as a whole. These risks include economic vulnerability, weakened energy security, and reliance on precarious foreign sources that may not adhere to high environmental or labor standards. To address these issues, the Biden administration encourages further mining exploration and development within the United States. Graphite One Inc. (TSX-V: GPH) (OTCQX: GPHOF) is strategically positioning itself to meet the surging demand for graphite, a key component in lithium-ion batteries and various technological manufacturing processes. As the adoption of lithium-ion batteries gains momentum, the demand for graphite is expected to see a dramatic increase, with projections of a 494% growth of the graphite market by 2050. The Graphite One project, being the Graphite Creek Property, includes plans for an anticipated manufacturing plant for graphite materials and battery anodes, as well as a recycling facility to recover graphite and other battery components. These facilities will be situated in Ohio and will be integrated with the development of the Graphite Creek Property in Alaska. The United States, which currently relies entirely on imports for its graphite needs, views the Graphite Creek Property as a vital solution. G1 has received considerable funding from the DoD, and its Graphite Creek project is designed to produce large amounts of battery-grade graphite to help fill a significant gap in national defense reserves. A feasibility study is currently anticipated to be completed by the end of the year 2024. Additionally, the company is working on developing a graphite and graphene-based foam fire suppressant, positioned as a safer alternative to PFAS fire-suppressant materials, in compliance with U.S. regulations. It is believed considerable effort by Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, including legislation she authored, contributed to the availability of the $72 billion loan. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has since updated its Title 17 loan guarantee program guidelines to include eligibility for U.S. mines that produce critical minerals. This adjustment allows these projects to access low-cost financing to boost domestic production and reduce reliance on imported minerals. Furthermore, Senator Murkowski has also publicly declared her support for Graphite One’s business plan in the past. Graphite is counted among the official US Government-listed Critical Minerals that require secure supply lines, positioning Graphite One as a strong candidate for eligibility under this federal loan guarantee program. The Graphite Creek Property, managed by G1, features the largest known natural flake graphite deposit in the U.S., encompassing 176 mining claims across over 23,600 acres. Last year, the United States Geological Survey recognized it as one of the world's largest graphite deposits. The Biden administration's decision to support mining projects for critical minerals emphasizes its commitment to revitalizing the domestic mining industry. It’s expected the DOE's new stance will enhance national security and economic stability by supporting responsible mineral extraction that adheres to stringent environmental and labor standards. Investing in critical mineral mining contributes to long-term resource security for the United States. By boosting domestic mining capabilities, investors can help secure a stable supply of critical minerals, reducing dependence on foreign countries like China. This enhances national economic stability and reduces potential risks associated with supply chain disruptions. Learn all about Graphite One and its plans to solidify a US graphite supply with an all-American battery materials supply chain solution. IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER PAID ADVERTISEMENT This communication is a paid advertisement. 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May 15, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Avation advances its fleet with low emission aircraft and strategic financial moves

Avation PLC

Avation PLC executive chairman Jeff Chatfield joins Proactive's Stephen Gunnion with more on the company that that specialises in leasing modern commercial passenger aircraft to global airlines. The company's business model involves purchasing, financing, and trading aircraft, with customers including EasyJet, AirBaltic, and several others across various continents. Avation's fleet comprises three main sectors: widebody, narrowbody, and regional aircraft, with a focus on low CO2 emission models adaptable to sustainable aviation fuel. Chatfield said Avation has exercised purchase rights for ten new ATR aircraft with plans for future deliveries spread over the next ten years. This move aligns with their environmental strategy, emphasising aircraft that support reduced carbon emissions. Additionally, the company manages a young fleet, which contributes to its market strength, particularly as industry demand surges post-COVID due to supply constraints from manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus. Chatfield noted that Avation is also restructuring its capital by repurchasing bonds and reducing debt, aiming to optimise its financial leverage and benefit shareholders. Contact Details Proactive UK Proactive UK +44 20 7989 0813 UKEditorial@proactiveinvestors.com

May 15, 2024 03:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cepton, Inc. Secures Engineering Services Agreement with Automotive Giant Koito Manufacturing

Cepton, Inc.

Cepton, Inc. Chief Commercial Officer Mitch Hourtienne joined Steve Darling from Proactive to reveal a significant milestone as the company finalized an Engineering Services Agreement with KOITO MANUFACTURING, a renowned automotive Tier 1 partner and existing shareholder. With a legacy dating back to 1915, KOITO is a global leader in automotive lighting, boasting a network of 30 companies across 13 countries. Under the agreement, KOITO will extend $10 million in engineering services to Cepton to bolster the product development and execution of a major global OEM program. This collaboration will primarily focus on advancing Cepton's near-range lidar technology, essential for Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities in various on-road and off-road scenarios. The partnership underscores Cepton's commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions in the autonomous driving space, leveraging KOITO's expertise and resources to accelerate product development and meet the evolving needs of OEM customers worldwide. Contact Details Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

May 14, 2024 02:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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SRIVARU Holdings completes internal testing of its PRANA 2.0 electric motorcycle

SRIVARU Holding Ltd

SRIVARU Holdings CEO Mohan Ramasamy joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has announced that it has successfully completed the internal testing of its PRANA 2.0 electric motorcycle, resulting in a full production model being submitted for final certification by applicable road and safety authorities. Additionally, the Company reports that its complete supply network is in place for production of the PRANA 2.0 upon final certification. Ramasamy told Proactive completion of the production version of Prana 2.0 marks a major milestone for SRIVARU. Following successful internal testing this news model boasts several notable features, including an expected 20% longer driving range compared to its predecessor. As a result, the PRANA 2.0 model can cover a distance of up to 250km on a single charge. The new model also includes extended battery life with components from BYD, and advanced motor technology adopted from aerospace applications. These improvements are part of SRIVARU's strategy to ensure product reliability and efficiency. Prana 2.0 is expected to reach consumers as early as the next month. Ramasamy draws from his Tesla experience and the semiconductor industry's scale for future product development and company expansion strategies. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

May 14, 2024 01:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Setting New Standards in Trade Finance and Logistics for the Mining Industry

MarketJar

In recent years, the commodity trading industry, especially within mining and metals, has seen a remarkable uptrend, underpinned by complex supply and demand dynamics, geopolitical influences, and currency fluctuations. These elements have not only driven significant price volatility but also introduced financial intricacies that impact market participants. The inherent volatility of these markets poses a dual challenge: it subjects traders to credit risks from potential defaults and creates liquidity constraints, complicating the acquisition of financing. This volatility is further complicated by supply chain and logistical challenges unique to the mining and metals sectors. Issues such as transportation delays, documentation inaccuracies, and stringent regulatory compliance requirements can severely disrupt trade finance transactions and inflate operational costs. These complexities are magnified in an era where the industry is on the threshold of a transformative shift towards the next normal, spurred by the global energy transition. This transition, characterized by the economic and physical integration of global food, energy, and materials systems, promises to heighten structural volatility, disrupt traditional trade flows, and redefine commodities in unprecedented ways. From a trading perspective, this evolving landscape presents a mix of opportunities and challenges, fundamentally altering commercial relationships and profitability metrics. Commodity trading value pools have witnessed substantial growth, nearly doubling EBIT from $27 billion in 2018 to an estimated $52 billion in 2021, predominantly fueled by gains in oil trading. 1 This growth trajectory continued into 2022, setting an all-time high $100 billion for gross margin. However, the path to capitalizing on these opportunities is fraught with hurdles. The past few years have underscored the market's vulnerability to spikes in volatility, triggered by the pandemic, extreme weather events, geopolitical tensions, and macroeconomic shifts. These fluctuations have rippled through various sectors, affecting not just energy but also metals, where energy inputs significantly influence production economics. One company addressing these complex issues head on is MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MHUB) (OTCQB:MHUBF), an enterprise-grade digital supply-chain platform that connects buyers, sellers, labs, and financiers in a digitally integrated workflow that is usable, shareable, verifiable and unforgeable. MineHub Revolutionizes Trade Finance and Logistics in Metals and Mining MineHub 's SaaS platform eliminates old manual processes, leading to increased efficiency, cost reduction, enhanced security, optimized working capital, and greater transparency across global supply chains. Global mining giants like Capstone Copper, Sumitomo Corporation, and Codelco have already adopted MineHub 's platform for logistics, compliance, trade management, and financing operations. On May 14, MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MHUB) (OTCQB:MHUBF) announced a partnership with Surecomp Business Solutions, a leader in cloud-based trade finance solutions. This collaboration is set to revolutionize the digitization of trade finance in the commodities sector by integrating MineHub 's platform with Surecomp's RIVO. This move is poised to unlock new efficiencies, transparency, and security in trade finance within the commodities sector, providing users with enhanced capabilities such as streamlined document management, real-time visibility into trade finance processes, ESG compliance tracking and mitigation of fraud risks. MineHub has also signed several new clients this year including a services agreement with a large Canadian bank to deploy its Consignment Module for managing non-ferrous metals transactions. Announced on March 27, this will be MineHub 's first major customer in the finance sector, laying a foundation for future growth and new revenue streams. Collaborating with one of North America's largest banks not only validates MineHub ’s supply chain solutions but also expands its market reach. On March 19, the company expanded its partnership with Sumitomo, which involves integrating Sumitomo’s refined copper business onto the Minehub Platform, starting with key customers in the Asian market. Sumitomo will support sales efforts for the refined platform, highlighting its confidence in MineHub 's capabilities to deliver value in the metals market. As MineHub continues to drive innovation and expand its offerings, it is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the metals and mining sector. Click here to learn more about MineHub Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MHUB) (OTCQB:MHUBF). Footnotes: [1] https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/electric-power-and-natural-gas/our-insights/the-future-of-commodity-trading Disclosure: 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Minehub Technologies Inc. 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May 14, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ilika CEO discusses £3.4 million capital raise to fund development of Goliath solid-state batteries

Ilika PLC

Ilika PLC CEO Graeme Purdy joined Proactive's Stephen Gunnion with details of a share placing and open offer to retail investors aimed at raising up to £3.4 million. Purdy explained the capital injection is targeted at furthering the development of its Goliath technology. The company recently entered into a 12-month collaboration with Tata Group subsidiary Agratas to evaluate Goliath technology, during which Ilika intends to achieve its remaining milestones. Additionally, Ilika plans to use the funds to upgrade its dry room facilities to handle moisture-sensitive materials more effectively. This involves lowering the dew points to reduce environmental humidity, crucial for its leading-edge battery development. The capital will also help in enhancing its testing facilities to accommodate larger battery sizes, which are necessary to meet increased power requirements and customer expectations. Purdy highlighted key achievements including reaching the D4 development point and approaching the D8 milestone, which is set for Q1 2025. The advancements aim at achieving lithium-ion energy density parity and improving battery performance. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

May 13, 2024 10:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Tech Paves the Way for Faster Airport Security

MarketJar

Airport security delays and operational disruptions are becoming an increasingly common headache for travelers around the globe, often leading to missed flights and mounting frustrations. A recent incident at Birmingham Airport vividly illustrates this growing problem. Lucy Kenneally and her boyfriend Matthew experienced the chaos firsthand when they endured a staggering four-hour wait in the security line and ultimately missed their flight. 1 Days later, Gatwick Airport faced significant delays after a fire alarm in the South Terminal prompted a full evacuation, causing passengers to be stuck on the runway and leading to a cascading effect of delayed departures. 2 Of course, these are just a few examples that highlight a much bigger issue. In reality there are thousands of delayed flights every day across the US and up to 20,000 delays every single day around the world. The problem has gotten so bad that the Biden administration has developed a new rule to address one of the most pressing travel grievances: flight delays. 3 Announced in late April, the rule mandates airlines to provide automatic refunds for delays that disrupt travelers' plans significantly, reflecting a major shift towards enhancing passenger rights. Another major issue that demands an urgent solution are airport security breaches. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there have been at least 300 instances of people bypassing parts of airport security in the last year. 4 These security concerns are coming to light at a time when the TSA is working to solve airport security issues by upgrading checkpoints with more advanced technology developed by AI security company Liberty Defense Holdings (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF). Liberty Defense specializes in advanced security solutions tailored for areas with high pedestrian traffic and heightened security needs, including airports, stadiums, and educational institutions. The company's flagship product, HEXWAVE, licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offers discreet, scalable protection that detects both metallic and non-metallic weapons. Revolutionizing Airport Security with Advanced Technology Liberty Defense Holdings (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF) has successfully deployed HEXWAVE across various market verticals and signed several large contracts with airports around the globe. The company also inked a $3.8 million contract with the TSA for its High-Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) Wideband Upgrade Kit to improve detection capabilities and enhance the passenger experience. On May 13, Liberty Defense announced that its HEXWAVE system has been selected by the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to enhance the TSA’s Aviation Worker Security Screening. ROC, a vital transportation hub serving about 2.4 million passengers annually with 120 daily flights, is now the first U.S. airport to integrate HEXWAVE into its security operations. This deployment marks a notable step in using advanced technology to bolster airport security and operational efficiency. “As industry leaders, we are excited to be the first airport in the United States to acquire the HEXWAVE system to use in our broader airport security program,” said Deputy Director at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport Andrew Moore. “ We will use the HEXWAVE to provide enhanced security and an improved screening experience in non-traditional areas of the airport. We are excited to work with Liberty Defense as we are continually looking to innovate and improve the overall safety of our airport.” Unlike traditional weapon detection technologies, HEXWAVE utilizes millimeter wave technology, advanced 3D imaging, and AI to detect a wide range of concealed metallic and non-metallic threats—including liquid, powder and plastic explosives, and 3D printed ghost guns—without requiring passengers to remove common items like belts and shoes. This capability allows for a faster, more seamless screening process, enhancing the flow of traffic and reducing bottlenecks at security checkpoints. Liberty Defense is also expanding into international markets, announcing a recent shipment of its HEXWAVE™ system to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and Subic Bay Airport in the Philippines. Click here for more information about Liberty Defense (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF). 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May 13, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Boeing’s Chairman is Leaving Under a Cloud – So Why Does Exxon Want Him on Their Board?

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In a case of corporate elitists’ blindness at best, and ineptitude in governance at worst, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s directors have renominated Lawrence “Larry” Kellner, who is also the departing Chairman of the crisis-plagued Boeing Company, to their own board. Kellner, a former Continental Airlines Chairman/CEO, left the now-defunct (merged with United) company in late 2009 and joined Boeing’s board of directors in 2011. He was elevated to chairman in late 2019, and his tenure has been marked with failures both financial and reputational. As anyone who follows air travel news knows, Boeing has likely endured the worst year of any U.S.-based corporation due to numerous troubling safety incidents, with the penultimate occurrence in January, when a door plug blew off an Alaska Airlines flight at 16,000 feet, imperiling passengers and crew. In addition to that high-profile episode, Kellner has presided over a cascade of devastating headlines related to Boeing’s quality and safety record. It’s gotten so bad that now every airliner performance glitch, regardless of the responsible party, is now headlined as a “Boeing plane” incident. Yet, inexplicably, ExxonMobil wants Kellner to serve another year on its board, which he joined in 2023. As a result, National Legal and Policy Center, a shareholder in both Boeing and Exxon, is calling for fellow investors to vote against Kellner for the energy company’s annual meeting on May 29. “It’s incredible to have to even ask, but after the last five years-plus that Boeing has had, Larry Kellner is properly leaving its board – so why do Exxon directors think he deserves a seat with them?” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “Is this about strong governance to protect shareholder assets, or just keeping the social club together until something catastrophic happens – like what just happened at Boeing?” Earlier this week NLPC filed a proxy memo with the Securities and Exchange Commission which further explained why it believes Kellner has no business serving on a corporate board at this time, much less the largest U.S.-based energy company in the world. Kellner, along with exiting CEO Dave Calhoun, were supposed to be the leadership pair to improve Boeing’s performance after the firing of previous CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Instead the company’s performance only worsened, with its stock price being almost halved since Kellner took over as Chairman. NLPC also released a short video on Thursday that highlights Boeing’s mishaps under Kellner’s leadership, and questions why ExxonMobil would want to keep him on its governance team. The oil giant’s board, in exhibiting the ultimate in tone-deafness, even plans to keep Kellner on the company’s safety committee! “There’s a reason Larry Kellner is leaving Boeing’s board, and that reason is failure,” Chesser added. “Exxon is not in business so it can provide soft landings for mediocre executives. Nonetheless his colleagues put him on the proxy ballot for the board, so our fellow shareholders should do the right thing and vote against him.” ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

May 09, 2024 09:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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