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Sono Group: Driving the Future with Solar-Powered Commercial Vehicles

Sono Group N.V.

Sono Group Managing Director George O’Leary joined Steve Darling from Proactive to discuss the company's strategic focus on integrating solar technology into commercial vehicles, particularly their flagship product, the Solar Bus Kit. This innovative product underscores the company's commitment to the concept of "solar essence," utilizing efficient, scalable, and low-cost solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Sono Group's business model is primarily B2B, targeting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), bus manufacturers, and bus suppliers. Recent funding will sustain the company through June 2025, enabling them to concentrate on enhancing personnel, product development, and maintaining transparency. O'Leary highlighted the company's ambitious vision for the next three to five years, which aims to create a world free from fossil fuels by installing solar technology on all commercial vehicles globally. Sono Group plans to expand its solar solutions across various types of buses, whether diesel or electric. Furthermore, the company intends to move to a major stock exchange to enhance shareholder value, following their recent listing on the OTCQB market. This forward-thinking approach not only aligns with global sustainability goals but also positions Sono Group at the forefront of the solar technology integration in the commercial vehicle sector, driving innovation and fostering a greener future. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

July 10, 2024 11:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ryvid offers Power Controller Upgrade to boost performance of its Anthem and Outset Electric Motorcycles

Ryvid, Inc

Ryvid – the California-based Electric Motorcycle manufacturer – is offering customers the opportunity to transform their riding experience by ordering the Power Controller Upgrade by Accelerated Systems Inc for their Anthem or Outset Electric Motorcycles. New customers are able to configure their order for a new Ryvid Anthem or Outset to have the ASI Controller fitted at Ryvid’s Californian assembly facility. Alternatively, existing owners are able to install the ASI Controller to their Anthem as a DIY project or by requesting a visit from a Ryvid technician. Testing by Ryvid engineers found that the ASI Controller provided faster acceleration thanks to a significant increase in power and torque delivery. Peak torque at the wheel using the stock 4.7:1 final drive saw output rise from 250 ft-lb for the stock controller to 334 ft-lb using the Power Controller Upgrade by ASI. Similarly, peak horsepower jumped from 20hp to 27hp. And the best part: no negative effect to the battery range. In fact, the Power Controller Upgrade by ASI not only makes the Ryvid Anthem and Outset models more entertaining to ride, but also more highway capable thanks to the improved acceleration and torque. It's worth noting that, given the performance increase, the Power Controller Upgrade by ASI is recommended for experienced riders. However, both the Ryvid Anthem and Outset models retain their selectable riding modes, allowing riders to choose either Sport or Eco modes. When set to Eco, the power delivery is softened somewhat and regenerative braking is provided. In Sport mode, the rider can experience the full performance of the 72V air-cooled, brushless DC motor and removable 4.3kWh battery with integrated charger. In Sport mode, regenerative braking is stronger and can be further increased by a rider selected trigger. To create the “ultimate urban slayer,” the Power Controller Upgrade by ASI can be fitted to any new Ryvid Anthem or Outset ordered directly from the company website. As a limited time promotional offer, Outset orders placed before July 31, 2024 will receive the ASI Controller for free. New or current owners of the Ryvid Anthem can order the $800 controller via the website’s Shop tab at ryvid.com/collections/bike-accessories. For full disclosure: DIY installation is not for beginners. Owners will need to install the supplied secondary wiring harness to power the Power Controller Upgrade by ASI. It isn’t a simple plug 'n play installation but there is a video to guide owners at ryvid.com. Installation is estimated at approximately three hours. Alternatively, contact the Ryvid support team to request installation by a Ryvid technician for a service fee. Riders and media who have been able to experience and review the Ryvid Anthem with ASI Controller have all reported very positively on the available performance, elevating their positive impressions of the highly affordable electric motorcycle, which is available at $6,495 for the Anthem or $5,995 for the new Outset. AMERICAN BUILT The Ryvid Anthem Electric and Ryvid Outset Electric are available to order now from ryvid.com. The $6,495 Anthem is available for immediate delivery in a choice of five colors, while deliveries of the $5,995 Outset will begin in the Summer. It can be specified in either Sector Red or Vapor Grey. Please note, riders must have a motorcycle license to ride the Anthem or Outset. The Anthem and Outset share a rigid steel backbone frame, instrument display, removable 4.3kWh battery with integrated charger, 72V air-cooled, brushless DC motor, controller, and sealed belt drive. Both machines are capable of 75mph+ top speed and will provide up to 75 miles range*. The battery can be charged quickly from both 110V and 220V power supplies. Outset has an 33” seat height but its compliant suspension and narrow cushion mean it will comfortably accommodate a range of riders. The Anthem seat is adjustable from 31-34” to accommodate an even wider range of riders. Weighing just 313 and 315 lb, respectively, the Anthem and Outset share featherweight architecture and a low center of gravity. With the major components positioned at axle level, both bikes exhibit extraordinary handling characteristics, making them extremely easy to change direction at high speed or maneuver at low speed. Another benefit of electric power is the Ryvid Reverse Drive. At the push of a button when stopped, the rider is able to move the motorcycle backwards at walking speed to extricate it from perhaps a tight parking position or awkward slope. *Quoted range was established using the recognized Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule. Battery range may vary and can depend on conditions such as rider weight, cargo weight, speed, temperature, wind, tire pressure, terrain, incline, etc. ABOUT RYVID Ryvid is a cutting-edge manufacturing corporation in the high-growth field of Electric Light Vehicles. Founded by enthusiasts, engineered by innovators, and designed by aerospace industry gearheads, the Ryvid mission is to create more sustainable and enjoyable personal mobility. The company name was derived by merging Rhythm and Avid; elements of motion and emotion that define the experience of using our products. Ryvid produces revolutionary, lightweight, affordable electric motorcycles with a significantly lower carbon footprint than its competitors. With the same innovation applied to all models, Ryvid is poised to revolutionize urban commuting. Ryvid products are designed and assembled in California. For further information, please visit ryvid.com The Ryvid Anthem is available for delivery now at $6,495. The new Ryvid Outset is available at $5,995, with deliveries beginning Summer 2024. Contact Details Greg Emmerson greg@theidagency.com Company Website https://ryvid.com/

July 09, 2024 06:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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NAFA to Host Fleet Policy Workshop Focused on Comprehensive Fundamentals and Best Practices in Fleet Management

NAFA Fleet Management Association

In the evolving landscape of fleet management, effective and well-structured policies are critical to ensuring compliance, efficiency and overall success. To address these needs, NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the development of a Fleet Policy Workshop event for fleet professionals from October 7-9, 2024, in Indianapolis, IN. This interactive workshop is designed to empower fleet professionals with the knowledge and tools to develop, implement and manage comprehensive fleet policies effectively. “Well-crafted fleet policies are the backbone of successful fleet operations. This workshop is tailored to provide fleet managers with a detailed understanding of policy creation and application, ensuring they are equipped to handle the complexities of modern fleet management,” said Bill Schankel, CAE, CEO of NAFA. “We are thrilled to bring this dynamic program to Indianapolis, providing a platform for learning, collaboration and practical skill development.” The Fleet Policy Workshop will offer a deep dive into the full cycle of policy strategy, development, implementation and assessment. Participants will gain valuable insights from industry experts and engage in hands-on activities designed to provide practical experience and immediate takeaways. Sessions at the workshop will cover a range of critical topics, including: Fundamentals and Strategies of Policy Writing Policy Needs Assessment and Implementation Customizing Fleet Policies Conducting Policy Audits and Assessments Registration for the Fleet Policy Workshop is currently open, with early bird pricing available through August 9, 2024. To learn more about the workshop and register, please visit https://www.nafa.org/events/fleet-policy-workshop/. NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements of vehicle fleets that include commercial, public safety, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.8 million vehicles that drive an estimated 84 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $122 billion each year. For more information, please visit www.nafa.org, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X. Contact Details Keaveny Hewitt +1 919-622-5276 khewitt@onwrdupwrd.com Company Website https://www.nafa.org/

July 08, 2024 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between MTS Transportation, Inc. and High Desert Management Group, LLC

Benchmark International

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between MTS Transportation, Inc. and High Desert Management Group, LLC. The transaction represents a strategic expansion for High Desert Management Group, LLC, as it works to achieve scale through acquisitions and service diversification. MTS Transportation, a company with a rich history, was established in Amarillo, Texas, in 1982 and incorporated in 1990. It all began with a single tractor and refrigerated trailer to take on servicing the 3PL needs of the Texas Panhandle market. For over four decades, the company has continued to provide 3 PL services, full truck load transportation of refrigerated products, dry freight, flat bed, bulk carbon black, and bulk milk transportation on long or short hauls nationwide. “Thank you for everything you have contributed to, the timely and knowledgeable direction and for always having the time to help where and when needed. It was so appreciated.” – Tim Merrill, CEO of MTS Transportation. High Desert Management Group, LLC, a newly formed holding company in Texas, is looking to continue expanding its footprint in the Texas market with its experience in the trucking industry. High Desert Management Group, LLC intends to continue working to streamline its service operations related to dry freight products and refrigerated products in the Texas market. “It was exciting to get to the finish line with our client and even more exciting to help our client continue onto their next chapter in life, which we hope is filled with even more quality time with their friends and family. The Benchmark team has enjoyed working with MTS Transportation and High Desert Management Group, LLC through this process, and we wish both parties the best of luck in their future endeavors.” – Jeffrey Garza, Deal Associate, Benchmark International. Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350/ Smoot@BenchmarkIntl.com Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 / Lawrie@BenchmarkIntl.com Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com ABOUT BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL: Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $11 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Exclusive Privately-held M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook and Refinitiv's Global League Tables. Contact Details Brittney Zoeller +1 813-898-2350 zoeller@benchmarkintl.com Company Website https://www.benchmarkintl.com/

July 08, 2024 10:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Spring Bird Celebrates Significant Growth and Expands Reach Across the U.S.

Spring Bird

Spring Bird, a leading provider of heavy-duty transit solutions, is proud to announce its remarkable growth and expansion over the past six months. As a company deeply rooted in the Carson family's longstanding legacy in the transit industry, Spring Bird continues to set new standards in quality, customer satisfaction, and innovation. In the last six months, Spring Bird has successfully delivered transit buses for sale or lease to various key locations, including Texas, Chicago, New York, Idaho, Northern California, and an airport in Southern California. This expansion demonstrates our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of transit operators nationwide and highlights the trust and confidence our clients place in our products and services. "Our available fleet has seen significant growth, now boasting over 100 heavy-duty transit buses with fleet likeness. This uniformity not only provides a cohesive appearance for transit systems but also enhances maintenance efficiency, allowing for smoother operations and reduced downtime. Our dedication to quality and reliability ensures that each vehicle in our fleet meets the highest standards of safety and performance," said Elliott Carson, CEO of Spring Bird. This growth has propelled Spring Bird to become the second-largest supplier of certified pre-owned heavy-duty transit vehicles in North America. Our extensive inventory and comprehensive rehabilitation services, including minor repairs, major overhauls, and retrofitting with advanced technology such as low-emission engines and GPS systems, make us the preferred choice for transit operators seeking dependable and cost-effective solutions. "Our recent achievements are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the trust of our clients," Carson added. "We are committed to continuing our legacy of excellence and innovation, providing top-quality transit solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers." Spring Bird's success is built on a rich history of the Carson family's contributions to the transit industry, dating back to 1943. From the founding of Cross Town Lines to the establishment of Spring Bird by Elliott Carson, the company's journey reflects a deep-seated commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and industry leadership. As we look to the future, Spring Bird remains focused on expanding our reach, enhancing our services, and delivering exceptional value to our customers. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence in the transit industry. About Spring BirdSpring Bird is a premier provider of transportation solutions specializing in the sale, leasing, and service of heavy-duty transit buses and motor coaches. Drawing from the rich Carson family legacy in the transportation industry, Spring Bird offers an inventory of high-quality buses from leading manufacturers and provides customized rehabilitation services, including minor repairs, major overhauls, and technological retrofitting. Dedicated to safety, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Spring Bird addresses the unique needs of cities, transit agencies, and private operators, ensuring reliable and efficient transportation solutions. Contact Details Media Contact press@springbirdbus.com Company Website https://springbirdbus.com

July 02, 2024 11:17 AM Central Daylight Time

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Flash Appoints Chris Donus as President

Flash Parking

Flash, the leading end-to-end parking technology platform, today announced that Chris Donus, the current CFO, has been appointed president of the organization. In the newly established role, Donus will expand his focus on day-to-day operations, working closely with the leadership team to execute transformative strategies that include the expansion of Flash’s burgeoning digital demand network, EV charging and parking platform scale, and driving the company’s regionalized branch organization to deliver unmatched partner experiences. Dan Sharplin will continue in his role as Chairman and CEO, focusing on international growth, strategic transactions, and ecosystem partnerships. “This promotion reflects Chris’s exceptional leadership and expertise at this time of tremendous momentum for Flash as we rapidly scale our industry-leading parking and EV charging digital ecosystem," said Flash CEO Dan Sharplin. “In the next 24 months, we anticipate more transformation in the parking industry than we’ve seen in several decades prior. Chris has the relevant experience to ensure we execute on our priorities that allow us to drive this industry transformation.” “We are building a parking and EV charging ecosystem where a seamless driver experience benefits everyone,” said Donus. “There is an incredible amount of innovation and hard work being done across Flash to build the platform and partnerships that further our position as the leader in parking and EV Charging technology. I look forward to ensuring the value we create is incomparable in my role as President of Flash.” Before Flash, Donus served as COO and CFO at Wheel Health, a venture-backed telehealth platform developer designed to connect companies and clinicians to deliver virtual care. He also served in senior leadership roles at Lyft as VP and Business Unit leader of Express Drive, the customer-facing fleet line of business, generating over $400 million in rental revenue and over $2 billion in Lyft rides. Prior to that, he was president of Silvercar from 2015 to 2018 alongside roles as COO, from 2017 to 2018, and CFO from 2012 to 2015. He has also served in leadership roles at Freescale Semiconductor, Hertz Global Holding, and Lucent Technologies. About Flash Flash is a pioneering technology company bringing seamless parking and EV charging experiences to drivers through a first-of-its-kind digital ecosystem. Flash’s platform connects reservable parking and charging in the apps drivers use every day with garage, surface lot, event, and valet parking locations—connected and controlled via a cloud-based operating system with unrivaled intelligence. Customer-obsessed brands partner with Flash to deliver digital, easy-to-use, reliable, and increasingly frictionless experiences to drivers eager to pay for a solution that eliminates wasted time, excess emissions, and stress. The solution has arrived. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.flashparking.com/

June 27, 2024 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Ocean Power Technologies Selected as Preferred Supplier for PowerBuoy with Merrows in Middle East

Ocean Power Technologies Inc

Ocean Power Technologies CEO Philipp Stratmann joined Steve Darling from Proactive to announce that the company has been selected as a preferred supplier for a PowerBuoy equipped with Merrows, its Artificial Intelligence-capable Maritime Domain Awareness Solution. This selection is for an immediate delivery opportunity in the Middle East. The contract, once finalized, is expected to generate revenues in the current quarter. The company had previously announced the completion of engineering for Merrows to operate in hot climates. Stratmann highlighted that this development is another example of the company's growth in its PowerBuoy business. He emphasized that the Middle East presents significant opportunities for Merrows and the potential to integrate additional Wave Adaptive Modular Vessels (WAM-Vs) into their operations. This strategic move underscores Ocean Power Technologies' commitment to expanding its market presence and leveraging its advanced maritime technologies to meet the growing demand in the Middle East. Contact Details Proactive North America +1 604-688-8158 NA-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

June 26, 2024 10:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LOBO Technologies Wants To Have It All With Line Of Electric Mobility Products, And Investors Seem To Be Taking Notice Of Its Expansion Plans

Benzinga

By Meg Flippin, Benzinga From bikes to scooters, the electric vehicle market is taking off, driven by greater awareness around the benefits of EVs, demand for better mobility solutions in dense urban settings and supportive government policies. As a result, the global e-bike, e-trike and e-scooter industry is forecast to reach $77.6 billion by the end of 2028, growing at a CAGR of 11.6%. LOBO Has It All For players in this market, going after just one area of the EV industry can be a big opportunity, but operating in it all including e-bicycles, e-mopeds, e-tricycles and electric off-highway four-wheeled shuttles, plus offering automobile information and entertainment software on top of that, can be game-changing. That is exactly what LOBO Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: LOBO) is doing. The Chinese EV manufacturer has a multi-pronged approach to dominate the market with its wide range of electric mobility vehicles. LOBO, which already has an established track record, is aiming to be an OEM and ODM leader in the intelligent urban e-bike, e-trike and off-highway four-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) market over the next decade by making EVs tailored for various demographics, including mobility solutions for the elderly and disabled. The company follows an asset-light business model through which it leverages its just-in-time production model to align supply and demand trends and minimize excess inventory. To keep margins high, the company outsources the production of some models that are more costly to make in-house. Innovating In The Marketplace LOBO is an innovator in the industry, leveraging advanced technologies in connectivity, multimedia, interactive systems and artificial intelligence to enhance users’ experiences and stand out from its rivals. Take its recently launched solar-powered electric tricycle for one example. It is equipped with high-quality solar panels designed to capture and convert the sun's energy, providing continuous power to the tricycle's electric motor. This environmentally friendly tricycle helps reduce carbon emissions, is cost-effective and is easy to maintain, reports LOBO. Then there is its “King of the Load” e-trike, which is a special-purpose vehicle designed for commuters and delivery services. These e-trikes are not just vehicles but also powerful tools that empower users by providing a means of livelihood, which LOBO says is especially critical in developing countries for increasing income and improving quality of life. Overseas Expansion LOBO is also focusing on growing its footprint, going after emerging markets seeing increased interest in EVs. That includes ASEAN countries, Eastern Europe – including Serbia, Bulgaria and Ukraine – and Latin America. That cushions the blow from any slowdown in China. All of those markets are growing for LOBO, particularly in Latin America. Earlier this month, LOBO announced it received its largest single order for e-bikes this year, including electric tricycles, electric bicycles and its newly introduced solar-powered electric tricycles, from Ecuadorian resellers. “Latin America is one of several global markets we’ve targeted for rapid expansion, and this latest order from Ecuador is a testament to our growing footprint and the strong demand for our products in this region,” said CEO Huajian Xu. So far in 2024, LOBO says it has consistently received orders for e-bikes and e-trikes from Latin American dealers in Brazil, Chile, Suriname and other countries. This week LOBO hosted one of Brazil’s top ten electric mobility dealers, which it had been doing business with for about a year. Following the visit, which included a site inspection, the dealer, which generates more than $8 million a year in sales of short-distance electric vehicles, has determined it will consolidate its production and procurement with LOBO. Up until now, it had used several Chinese manufactures. “The Brazilian team was particularly impressed with our new model electric tricycles and small four-wheeled elderly mobility vehicle samples. They closely examined the detailed design and craftsmanship, praising our R&D and manufacturing capabilities. The on-the-spot discussions about specific vehicle orders indicate their strong intent to form a close cooperative partnership,” said Xu. LOBO has been steadily gaining share over the past few years in Latin America and elsewhere, which it credits to its ongoing investment in R&D. That enables LOBO to develop products that resonate with the masses and provide a greener alternative. That is particularly important in the new markets LOBO is going after. Not only are its EVs cheaper than gas-powered vehicles, they can have a huge positive impact on global warming. They don’t add to emissions and can replace cars in many instances. In the U.S., three-fourths of all trips are ten miles or less, highlighting the utility of EVs. Manufacturing Might Beyond expanding its footprint, LOBO is beefing up its manufacturing so that it can quickly and affordably churn out innovative e-bikes, e-scooters and other green mobility vehicles. Case in point: proceeds from its $5.5 million IPO in March went to expand capacity in a new factory in Wuxi by 20%. That is the equivalent of $27 million in product, LOBO reports. Investors seem to have been taking notice of all these positive developments, with shares of LOBO recently jumping 16.4% over its order from Ecuador and overall growth. At last check, LOBO has 150 distributors in China and 60 spread out around the result of the world. LOBO plans to expand into two to five more countries this year and strike more partnerships. Given its expansion plans, LOBO’s recent run may not be over yet. Featured photo by Maixent Viau on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

June 26, 2024 08:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Focused Approach for Sector-Specific Portfolio Management

Select Sector SPDR

In the ever-changing landscape of the financial markets, Select Sector SPDR ETFs present a method for investors looking to engage in sector-specific investments. By breaking down the S&P 500 into distinct sectors, these ETFs provide a pathway for both individual and institutional investors to craft more targeted and strategic investment portfolios. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs encompass a range of sectors, each represented by a dedicated ETF. This structure allows investors to focus their investments on specific areas of the economy, depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and market outlook. Overview of Select Sector SPDR ETFs: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC): Focuses on telecommunications and media companies. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY): Targets companies focused on non-essential goods and services such as luxury items, travel, and leisure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP): Concentrates on essential consumer goods and services like food, clothing, and personal products. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE): Dedicated to the energy sector, focused on oil and natural gas. Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF): Encompasses banking, investment, and insurance industries. Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV): Focuses on pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, and services. Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI): Includes manufacturing, construction, and logistics firms. Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB): Covers the chemicals, construction materials, and packaging industries. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE): Targets commercial real estate services and REITs. Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK): Concentrates on the information technology, semiconductor, and electronics sectors. Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU): Dedicated to electric and gas utility companies. By offering a straightforward and transparent approach to investing in specific sectors, Select Sector SPDR ETFs enable investors to adapt their investment strategies in response to changing market conditions. The Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to investment, allowing for detailed sector analysis and strategic portfolio management. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, these ETFs provide a valuable tool for investors looking to refine their investment strategies through sector-specific allocations. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007597 EXP 8/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

June 24, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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