CORRECTION – ID.me

MCLEAN, VA—(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) – In the news release, “ID.me Becomes the First Identity Proofing Solution to be FedRAMP Ready,” issued earlier today by ID.me, we are advised by the company that the headline should read “ID.me's Identity Proofing Solution is FedRAMP Ready” rather than “ID.me Becomes the First Identity Proofing Solution to be FedRAMP Ready” as originally issued. We are also advised by the company that the second sentence in the second paragraph should read “Vendors like ID.me can obtain” rather than “Vendors like ID.me must obtain” as originally issued. Furthermore, there were revisions to the entire third paragraph and seventh paragraph. Complete corrected text follows.

ID.me's Identity Proofing Solution is FedRAMP Ready

ID.me's FICAM accredited remote identity proofing solution is now listed in the FedRAMP marketplace

MCLEAN, VA — October 05, 2017 — ID.me, the next–generation digital identity platform that provides for trusted and convenient interactions between individuals and organizations, today announced that its identity verification platform is officially FedRAMP Ready. FedRAMP Ready certification extends ID.me's leadership as the next–generation identity platform for the public and private sectors. The ID.me platform already meets or exceeds the highest industry standards: NIST 800–63 –2(–3), EO 13681, HSPD–12, and FIDO alliance standards.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a security assessment and authorization process the federal government uses to ensure cloud technologies meet the strictest of security standards. Vendors like ID.me can obtain FedRAMP Ready status as a first step to be considered by federal agencies looking to procure new cloud technology that will store government data.

As a FedRAMP Ready vendor, ID.me is now available on the FedRAMP marketplace for government agencies and contractors to review for initiating a full security authorization. In addition to being FedRAMP Ready, ID.me is also FICAM accredited and recently became FIDO U2F certified.

“As federal agencies strive to enable digital access to high–value services, online identity proofing is a high priority. Agencies are looking for solutions to protect citizens and their platforms from fraud and identity theft,” said Blake Hall, Founder and CEO of ID.me. “Including FICAM, FIDO U2F, and FedRAMP Ready standards, ID.me consistently tests our technology against the industry's most stringent security standards to ensure our product is secure and hardened. FedRAMP Ready status is particularly exciting because it is a very difficult security milestone to reach as a team, and because it enables us to work with government on more complex transactions.”

ID.me's digital identity platform allows convenient, trusted interactions between individuals and organizations. ID.me currently supports four federal agencies for online identity proofing, attribute validation and authentication. The ID.me platform meets NIST 800–63–2 guidelines, and is forward–aligned to meet NIST 800–63–3. It uses a combination of remote verification of physical IDs, mobile network operator data, fraud algorithms, and FIDO U2F multi–factor authentication capabilities to securely verify a user's identity for high–risk transactions.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 49% of information stolen from data breaches is used for government and benefit fraud.

FedRAMP Ready status gives ID.me partners the assurance that it has the key technical components necessary to achieve a FedRAMP authorization related to data security, privacy and confidentiality. Federal clients demand transparency and rigorous adherence to security controls to protect identity data. Successfully completing the FedRAMP Ready status provides an objective, third party evaluation that ID.me is Ready to undergo a full FedRAMP assessment and authorization and is dedicated to the protection of identity data.

About ID.me

ID.me is the next–generation digital identity platform that provides for trusted and convenient interactions between individuals and organizations. Government agencies and commercial partners use ID.me for online identity proofing and authentication to ensure their platforms and users are protected from fraud and identity theft.

ID.me's identity platform meets the highest standards for online identity proofing and authentication, without compromising access for hard–to–identify groups. The federally–accredited platform uses a combination of remote verification of physical IDs, mobile network operator data, fraud algorithms, and FIDO U2F capabilities to securely verify a user's identity.

ID.me currently empowers more than 200 partners, including federal and state agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, nonprofits, and retailers. These partners rely on ID.me to protect exclusive benefits and services, streamline the onboarding process for new users, and stay ahead of the latest identity proofing innovations.

In March 2017, ID.me secured $19 million in Series B funding from FTV Capital. For more information, visit www.id.me.

DELSEY reveales PILOT 4.0, for the ultra-connected road warrior

PARIS, FRANCE—(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) – DELSEY, the iconic luggage brand with over 70 years of innovation, timeless quality and audacious design, has just launched a new collection for the ultra–connected road warrior. DELSEY PILOT 4.0 empowers travelers with all the extras they need to get through any journey.

Road warriors. We may be one or we may know one. Those who are rough, rugged, and ready for anything. The adventurous types, looking for luggage that can keep up with their incessant demand for anything. Whether they are business travelers frequently navigating through airports, or families that hit the road at the drop of a hat, DELSEY PILOT 4.0 is the collection they have been waiting for.

Both the DELSEY PILOT 4.0 carry–on size and mobile office are designed for travelers that want to stay connected on the go. A USB port and dedicated power bank sleeve can conveniently charge electronics, while the built in padded, zipped exterior pocket can fit anything from a tablet to a 15.6 inch laptop. This is crucial for road warriors that never want to run out of power, and they can organize, store and access electronics without opening their case.

The 25 inch and 29 inch spinner uprights are equally as sophisticated. These fully featured bags include the DELSEY patent Overweight Indicator, integrated on the top handle, which alerts travelers when their bags exceed the 50 pound limit enforced by most airlines. This means travelers can breeze through check–in with confidence, avoiding overweight luggage fees and getting on with their adventure.

And the interior of DELSEY PILOT 4.0 is carefully created for maximum capacity, ease and flexibility. The interior soft–touch lining is complete with several organizational options including zipped pockets. The uprights also include a removable, tri–fold garment sleeve to facilitate packing of formal wear.

Durable DELSEY PILOT 4.0 is made from strong DuraTec fabric while protection repels water, oil and dust to ensure belongings are well preserved. The intrusion–proof DELSEY patent zip SECURITECH® is 41 times stronger than standard zippers for added protection, while a built–in TSA accepted lock provides additional reassurance. A kick plate and corner protectors finish off this collection ensuring it is built to last.

Unmistakably French, the sleek design makes DELSEY PILOT 4.0 an accent to any travel ensemble. Available in emerald green or black, faux leather accents and elegant stitching give each case a polished look.

For more information please contact Dalyce at d.suanez@open2america.com.

ABOUT DELSEY: An iconic brand, DELSEY is a French company and a creator of baggage since 1946. For more than 70 years DELSEY has offered consumers cases which bring together quality and audacious design. DELSEY creates ingenious baggage designed to accompany travellers wherever they go and to adapt to all types of journey, both professional and personal. Its strength grounded in its expertise, the brand is behind numerous innovations recognised by important prizes in the design world. DELSEY brings together style and functionality to create products that reflects the personality of each consumer. Today DELSEY is present on five continents and in more than 110 countries. A DELSEY bag is sold every 10 seconds. Find Delsey on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DelseyUSA

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Vivakor Appoints New Member to Team

LAS VEGAS, NV —(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) – Vivakor Inc. (OTC PINK: VIVK) appointed today a new member to its VivaVentures Energy Group (VVEG) subsidiary.

Vivakor an asset acquisition company focused on Natural Resources, specifically Energy related projects across the globe, today announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Hashimas acting Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and to its Advisory Board effective October 1, 2017.

Dr. Daniel P. Hashim received a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Nano Engineering from Rice University (Houston, TX) with focus on carbon–based nanomaterials synthesis, characterization, and applications. He also obtained a B.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) with a minor in Technology Management.

In 2010, he was a recipient of the highly sought–after NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award and has co–authored over 20 publications by respected scientific journals. He has over 1,080 citations credited to his work. Dr. Hashim is the inventor of three–dimensional carbon nanotube synthesis and was honorably recognized by the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list under the category of Science & HealthCare. He has worked on a number of R&D projects focused on using nanomaterials for Oil & Gas applications funded by Shell GameChanger — a program within Shell Oil Company that works with businesses on early–stage ideas with the potential to impact the future of energy.

Vivakor will call upon Dr. Hashim's scientific expertise as the Company further positions its distinctive technologies in the Energy space. Vivakor's intellectual properties are proprietary and proving industry disruptive with a low–cost basis in their operational model in their respective natural resources sector. The Company focus has primarily been in metals and oil extraction from the abundant oil sands area in Utah. The Company is also utilizing its technologies to work with companies across the globe for remediation and reclamation of oil.

ABOUT VIVAKOR, INC.

For additional information please visit www.vivakor.com.

FORWARD–LOOKING STATEMENTS

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Horace Mann to Announce Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results on October 24th

SPRINGFIELD, IL—(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) – Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE: HMN) will release its third quarter 2017 earnings on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 after the market closes. The earnings press release and investor financial supplement will be available shortly thereafter within the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at investors.horacemann.com. Management will host a conference call to discuss the financial results on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The call will be simulcast over the Internet. Please log on to the call 15 minutes in advance to register for access to the call and download any required audio software. On–demand replay will be available via the Internet or telephone for those unable to listen to the call live.

   
What: Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call
When: October 25, 2017
  10:00 a.m. ET
Access Live: investors.horacemann.com
  Toll–Free – 877–269–7756 ID Number: 13672000
Other – 201–689–7817
   
Access Replay: Internet replay will be available through October 25, 2018
  Telephone replay will be available through November 25, 2017
  Toll–Free – 877–660–6853 ID Number: 13672000
Other – 201–612–7415

Horace Mann — the largest financial services company focusing on educators' financial needs — provides auto, homeowners and life insurance, retirement products and other financial solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the Company is headquartered in Springfield, IL. For more information, visit www.horacemann.com.

Statements included in this news release that are not historical in nature are forward–looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Horace Mann is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or revise any forward–looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please refer to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10–Q for the period ended June 30, 2017 and the Company's past and future filings and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information concerning the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward–looking statements. Information contained in this press release includes measures which are based on methodologies other than accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). Reconciliations of non–GAAP measures to the closest GAAP measures are contained in the supplemental numerical pages of this release and additional descriptions of the non–GAAP measures are contained in the Glossary of Selected Terms included as an exhibit to the Company's SEC filings.

Changing the thinking from YouTube, to EveryoneTube

PROVIDENCE, RI—(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) – Though a number of YouTube channels still do not accommodate the substantial percentage of users with disabilities, establishing your own YouTube channel responsibly means taking steps to ensure that it is universally accessible. In a review of several model channels that offer such universal accessibility (some of which are administered by disabled individuals), several aspects emerge as essential inclusions for an accessible YouTube channel. In addition to components such as closed captions or sign language that can allow the hearing impaired to access and enjoy your channel's content, some channels have also added a straightforward statement that helps to normalize disability for their channel visitors. This small gesture of acknowledgement and inclusion can go a long way in reassuring your audience that accessibility is a central concern.

Read more on this on the Bureau of Internet Accessibility's website https://www.boia.org/blog/making–your–youtube–channel–accessible–to–all–users

About the Bureau of Internet Accessibility:

Mobile and Web accessibility compliance is a requirement, but trying to understand the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and how they relate to ADA, ACAA, OCR, AODA, Section 508 and other compliance requirements, can be confusing. The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) has been helping eliminate the accessibility digital divide since 2001. The organization's reports, tools, and services have assisted businesses in improving, maintaining, and proving the accessibility of their websites. With services that include self–help tools, audits, training, remediation and implementation support, BoIA has the experience and expertise to ensure that accessibility efforts are worthwhile and successful. For more information, visit www.BoIA.org.

Wylie Hui Appointed UEX Interim CFO

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) – UEX Corporation (TSX: UEX) (“UEX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Mr. Wylie Hui, CPA, CA, has been appointed the Company's Interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) effective October 4, 2017.

Wylie Hui has over 20 years of professional experience in various sectors. He is the Founder & Principal of Altastra Office Systems Inc., which provides finance and accounting services to private and public companies. Wylie was formerly CFO of Tintina Resources Inc. and SolidusGold Inc. and worked in the Transaction Support practice of Ernst & Young LLP in San Francisco, CA, advising private equity and corporate clients and in the Risk Advisory practice in Vancouver, BC, performing internal control compliance, enterprise and project risk management, and process improvement engagements primarily for mining and telecommunication companies. Wylie received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Western University and holds CPA (CA — BC and Ontario) and CPA (Illinois) designations. He lives in Vancouver, BC, and is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker.

About UEX

UEX (TSX: UEX) (OTC PINK: UEXCF) (FRANKFURT: UXO) is a Canadian uranium exploration and development company involved in fourteen uranium projects, including three that are 100% owned and operated by UEX, one joint venture with AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (“AREVA”) that is 90.1% owned by UEX and is under option to and operated by ALX Uranium, as well as eight joint ventures with AREVA, one joint venture with AREVA and JCU (Canada) Exploration Company Limited, which are operated by AREVA, and one project (Christie Lake) under option from JCU (Canada) Exploration Company Limited and operated by UEX. The fourteen projects are located in the eastern, western and northern perimeters of the Athabasca Basin, the world's richest uranium belt, which in 2015 accounted for approximately 22% of the global primary uranium production. UEX is currently advancing several uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin which include the Christie Lake deposits, the Kianna, Anne, Colette and 58B deposits at its currently 49.1%–owned Shea Creek Project (located 50 km north of Fission's Triple R Deposit and Patterson Lake South Project, and NexGen's Arrow Deposit) the Horseshoe and Raven deposits located on its 100%–owned Horseshoe–Raven Development Project and the West Bear Deposit located at its 100%–owned Hidden Bay Project.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. Increases Financing to $30,000,000 Due to Demand

HAMILTON, ON—(Marketwired – October 05, 2017) –

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The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD“) is pleased to announce that due to increased demand, it will increase its previously announced brokered unit offering (the “Brokered Unit Offering“) and non–brokered offering (the “Non–Brokered Offering“) (see press release dated September 11th, 2017) of 12,121,500 Units of the Company for aggregate gross cash proceeds of C$20,000,475. The Company will issue an additional 6,060,700 Units of the Company at $1.65 for aggregate gross cash proceeds of C$30,000,630.

The previously announced Non–Brokered Offering will increase from C$13,000,350 to $20,000,475 and the Brokered Unit Offering will increase from C$7,000,125 to $10,000,155.

The terms remain unchanged with each Unit consisting of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share“) and one–half common share purchase warrant of the Company (a “Warrant“). Each whole Warrant is exercisable into one Common Share (the “Warrant Share“) at the exercise price of $3.00 per share and has an expiry date that is the earlier of (a) 36 months from the date the Common Shares commence trading on a recognized stock exchange (the “Listing Date“), and (b) February 28, 2021. The Company will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the Warrants are listed on the same exchange on which the Common Shares are listed.

The Common Shares comprising part of the Units will be subject to a six (6) month contractual escrow period from the Listing Date. The Common Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants will be subject to a twelve (12) month contractual escrow period from the Listing Date.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Unit Offering and the Non–Brokered Offering to advance the Company's cannabis facilities in Ontario and Quebec, and for general working capital purposes.

Investors looking to learn more about TGOD may visit the Company's Investor Centre at https://tgod.ca/investor–centre/ or contact the Company at invest@tgod.ca; and patients may now register for the Company's beta patient program at https://tgod.ca/patients/

ABOUT THE GREEN ORGANIC DUTCHMAN HOLDINGS LTD.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. produces Farm Grown, Pharma Grade Organic Cannabis.

The Company grows high quality, pesticide–free organic medical cannabis with sustainable, all natural principles. The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. products are laboratory tested to ensure patients have access to a standardized, safe and consistent product.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. has a funded capacity of 14,000 kg and is situated on 175 acres of land between two of the most populated areas of Canada; Ontario & Quebec. TGOD owns one of the largest land packages in Canada with some of the lowest power rates in the country. The Company will have a combined 970,000 sq. ft. facility capable of producing 116,000 kg of pesticide free, premium quality, organic cannabis. To date, the Company has raised $41.5 million dollars and has over 2,400 shareholders.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. is licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) to cultivate medical cannabis. The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. carries out its principal activities producing cannabis from its facilities in Ancaster, Ont., pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) and its regulations.

This news release contains forward–looking information, which includes known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations. Important factors — including the availability of funds, the results of financing efforts and the parties' due diligence reviews, and general market conditions — that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward–looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward–looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.