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Nine ProShares ETFs Added to TD Ameritrade’s ETF Market Center’s Commission-Free Menu

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BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, today announced the inclusion of
nine more of its ETFs to the TD Ameritrade ETF Market Center’s menu of
commission-free funds.

The new ProShares ETFs include dividend growth, fixed income and funds
focusing on global trends. They also include the first geared (inverse)
ETF offering on the platform.

“Commission-free ETF trading is becoming more critical as investors of
all types prioritize cost efficiency. Advisors and investors can now
access some of our largest and most popular ETFs without transaction
fees,” said Steve Cohen, managing director at ProShares. “We’re
delighted to expand our relationship with TD Ameritrade, and to improve
the accessibility of these funds to one of the largest and
fastest-growing custodians in the marketplace serving registered
investment advisors (RIAs) and individual investors.”

The nine additional funds offered commission free in the TD Ameritrade
ETF Market Center as of June 3 are:

 
Fund Name   Ticker
ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF   REGL
ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF   SMDV
ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF   EFAD
ProShares S&P 500® Bond ETF   SPXB
ProShares Online Retail ETF   ONLN
ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF   CLIX
ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF   EMTY
ProShares Pet Care ETF   PAWZ
ProShares Short 7-10 Year Treasury   TBX
 

They join the following ProShares already available without commissions
in the TD Ameritrade ETF Market Center:

 
Fund Name   Ticker
ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF   EMDV
ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF   TOLZ
ProShares Hedge Replication ETF   HDG
ProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF   OILK
ProShares Global Listed Private Equity ETF   PEX
ProShares RAFI® Long/Short   RALS
ProShares Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF   ALTS
ProShares Merger ETF   MRGR
ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF   VIXM
 

About ProShares

ProShares has been at the forefront of the ETF revolution since 2006.
ProShares now offers one of the largest lineups of ETFs, with more than
$30 billion in assets. The company is the leader in strategies such as
dividend growth, interest rate-hedged bond and geared (leveraged and
inverse) ETF investing. ProShares continues to innovate with products
that provide strategic and tactical opportunities for investors to
manage risk and enhance returns.

Disclosures

ProShares Geared (leveraged or short) ETFs seek returns that are a
multiple of (e.g., 2x or -2x) the return of a benchmark (target) for
a single day
, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next.
Due to the compounding
of daily returns, ProShares’ returns over periods other than one day
will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target
return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in
funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile
benchmarks. Investors should monitor their holdings as frequently as
daily. For more on risks, please read the prospectus.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
ProShares ETFs are generally non-diversified and each entails certain
risks, which may include risks associated with the use of derivatives
(swap agreements, futures contracts and similar instruments), imperfect
benchmark correlation, leverage and market price variance, all of which
can increase volatility and decrease performance. Short ProShares ETFs
should lose money when their benchmarks or indexes rise. Please see
their summary and full prospectuses
for a more complete description of risks. There is no guarantee any
ProShares ETF will achieve its investment objective.

Shares of any ETF are generally bought and sold at market price (not
NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage
commissions will reduce returns.

Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and
expenses of ProShares before investing. This and other information can
be found in their summary and full
prospectuses.
Read them carefully before investing. Obtain them from your financial
advisor or broker-dealer representative or visit ProShares.com.

ProShares are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is
not affiliated with the funds’ advisor. ©2019 PSA PR-2019-3890

Contacts

Media:
Tucker Hewes, Hewes Communications, Inc., 212.207.9451, tucker@hewescomm.com

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IMCC Appoints Yaron Berger as CEO of IMC Holdings

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IM Cannabis Corp. (the “Company” or “IMCC”) (CSE: IMCC), one of the world’s pioneering medical cannabis companies with operations across Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yaron Berger as Chief Executive Officer of I.M.C. Holdings Ltd. (“IMC“), the Company’s wholly-owned operating subsidiary in IsraelOren Shuster will remain the Chief Executive Officer of IM Cannabis Corp.

Mr. Berger brings more than 10 years of experience in various senior roles both in public and private sectors, leading large-scale operations. Most recently, Mr. Berger was the Chief Executive Officer of Telepharma Ltd. (“Telepharma,” doing business as epharma), a leading wholesaler, direct marketer of prescription drugs and chain of pharmacies in Israel. At Telepharma, among other accomplishments, Mr. Berger re-branded its digital platform and transformed the customer experience. As an early entrant into the medical cannabis sector, Mr. Berger also established Greenpharma under Telepharma, a full-service distributor, patient counselling service provider and online resource for medical cannabis patients in Israel. Prior to his experience in the pharmaceutical sector, Mr. Berger served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Police Academy and spent over 20 years in the Israeli Air Force, most recently as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Oren Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of IMCC said “Yaron is uniquely qualified to lead our Israeli operations under the new medical cannabis regulatory regime, which requires a high level of engagement and education for the country’s pharmacists on the benefits of medical cannabis. Yaron was an early mover in identifying the opportunity in medical cannabis and we are very excited to benefit from his expertise in the pharmacy channel to maintain IMC’s status as a leading medical cannabis brand in Israel.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the IMC team, who I have known as a leader in the medical cannabis market in Israel over the past ten years,” said Mr. Berger. “The IMC brand is synonymous with quality and innovation. The new medical cannabis reform in Israel presents a significant opportunity for the Company and the IMC brand to further elevate its market position as the preferred medical cannabis brand for physicians, pharmacists and patients.”

 

SOURCE IM Cannabis Corp.

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LCBO’s bottom line proves privatized alcohol sales a bad idea: OPSEU’s Thomas

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The LCBO’s latest profits show the Crown corporation’s value to the people of Ontario, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said Friday.

In its 2018/2019 annual report released Thursday, the LCBO is reporting earnings of $2.37 billion on total revenue of $6.39 billion.

Thomas said those profits go to the provincial government and pay for vital public services like health, education and highways.

“This is why the Ford government should rethink allowing corner stores and grocery stores to sell more alcohol,” said Thomas.  “Is saving folks a 10 minute drive in some cases worth jeopardizing their health care?”

OPSEU represents LCBO workers and Thomas says these frontline professionals deserve the credit for the corporation’s continued success.

“The reason the LCBO is the gold standard in selling alcohol responsibly is because of OPSEU members who make sure alcohol isn’t sold to minors or intoxicated people,” said Thomas.

“They also provide customer service that is second to none and they’re the ones who have made the LCBO a success story.”

As he read the LCBO report, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida reflected on the Ford government’s decision to take the sale of legalized cannabis away from the Crown Corporation.

“Think of what the LCBO’s profits would have been if Premier Ford hadn’t scrapped the plan of the former Liberal government?” said Almeida.   “I’ve put together a lot of budgets and I know how tough an exercise it is.”

“It still makes me shake my head that a government that claimed it had catastrophic financial problems would turn down massive amounts of revenue and go on the misguided course that the Conservatives took. Really? Wow.”

Almeida says municipalities who voted to opt out of Doug Ford’s foolish cannabis privatization plan should stand firm and demand a responsible plan.

“The LCBO continues to prove it’s the best option to keep controlled substances out of the hands of minors,” said Almeida.  “Municipalities and Ontarians in general should continue to demand a responsible plan and just say no to Doug’s. After all, a little competition wouldn’t be a bad thing would it?”

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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Base Oil Market Worth $39.6 Billion by 2024 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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According to the new market research report Base Oil Market by Group (Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, Group V), Application (Automotive Oil, Industrial Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Grease, Metalworking Fluid), Region (North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificSouth America, MEA) – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets, the Base Oil Market is projected to grow from USD 33.7 billion in 2019 to USD 39.6 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2019 to 2024. The growing demand for high-grade oils in the automotive industry, as well as the increasing GDP in Asia Pacific driven by increasing industrial activities are key factors fuelling the growth of the base oil market across the globe.

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Group II segment to lead the base oil industry from 2019 to 2024

Based on group, the base oil market has been segmented into Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V. The Group II segment accounted for the major share of the market in 2018. Group II base oil can be employed in a multitude of applications, such as marine and gas engines, in trunk piston engine oils, and other applications in the base oil industry. The high consumption of Group II base oil is mainly attributed to its higher performance and affordability in comparison to the other groups of base oil. Thus, the Group II segment is likely to lead the market during the forecast period.

Automotive oil application segment to lead the base oil market during the forecast period

Based on application, the automotive oil segment led the base oil industry in 2018. This segment is also expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to the rise of the automotive sector in developing countries, such as India and China. Population growth in the Asia Pacific region is increasing the demand for automobiles, which is, in turn, driving the market for automotive oils.

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Asia Pacific base oil market projected to witness the highest CAGR

Among regions, the Asia Pacific base oil market is projected to register the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2024. IndiaChinaIndonesia, and Japan are key countries contributing to the increased demand for lubricants, and in effect base oil, in this region. Increasing GDP led by the rising industrial activities in Asia Pacific has increased the demand for base oil in the region. The growth of transportation, power generation, mining, and other sectors is also responsible for the rise in demand for base oil in the Asia Pacific region.

Chevron Corporation (US), Exxon Mobil Corporation (US), S-OIL Corporation (South Korea), Motiva Enterprises LLC (US), SK innovation Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Royal Dutch Shell plc (Netherlands), Neste Oyj (Finland), AVISTA OIL AG (Germany), Nynas AB (Sweden), Repsol S.A. (Spain), Ergon, Inc. (US), Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (US), H&R Group (Germany), Sinopec Corp. (China), PetroChina Company Limited (China), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) (UAE), PT Pertamina (Persero) (Indonesia), Phillips 66 (US), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (Malaysia), GRUPA LOTOS S.A. (Poland), Sepahan Oil (Iran), GS Caltex Corporation (South Korea), and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited or HPCL (India) are some of the leading players operating in the Base Oil Market. These players have adopted the strategies of agreements, expansions, new product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, contracts, investments, and divestments to enhance their position in the market.

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