Atrial Fibrillation Patients Diagnosed with Carotid Artery Disease Face Increased Risk of Dementia, Study Finds

Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia.”

— Victoria Jacobs, PhD, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

SALT LAKE CITY , UT, USA , May 18, 2018 / — Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Blockages in the carotid artery, which gradually build up as people age, restrict blood flow to the brain. The new study shows that a combination of the two diseases and the resulting impact on blood flow significantly increases a patient’s chances of developing dementia.

Prior research has shown the abnormal heart rhythms of atrial fibrillation produce inconsistent blood flow to the brain, which contributes to the onset of dementia or a decrease in cognitive function. Risk factors are similar for atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease and include age, weight, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Smoking can also increase risk.

“Our team of researchers has been studying links between atrial fibrillation and dementia. This new data stresses the continued need for physicians to monitor and screen patients for both carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation, especially patients who have risk factors of either disease, said Victoria Jacobs, PhD, a clinical researcher with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.”

Results of the study were presented this month during the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th annual Scientific Sessions in Boston.

More than 200,000 new patients are diagnosed each year with carotid artery disease, which is caused by plaque building up in the artery that leads from the brain to the heart. However, the disease is usually asymptomatic until the patient has a stroke. The largest age group of people affected are those over 60.

Atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world, affects more than 2.7 million American adults. The abnormal heart rhythm causes blood to pool and clot in the heart, and when those blood clots break free, they can cause a stroke.

Researchers examined 6,786 patients with carotid artery disease with no history of dementia, and compared those in the group diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to those with no diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

The average age of the patients was 71.6 years old and 55.6 percent of them were male. Twenty one percent of them had atrial fibrillation.

How can study results help providers and patients reduce the onset of dementia? Dr. Jacobs says early awareness and recognition are key.

“Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia,” said Dr. Jacobs. “Physicians should be discussing the treatment options with patients who are at risk to help educate them about what they can do to live the healthiest life possible. Patients should be engaged in their own healthcare, knowledgeable about their risks, and active in maintaining healthy lifestyles. Neither disease should be accepted passively, because both are treatable, and treatment is especially important given the benefit of helping to prevent or postpone dementia.”

Researchers will continue to analyze the data to compare it among different groups to see what patterns may exist in identifying a patient’s risk of developing dementia.

Members of the research team include: Kevin G. Graves, MHI; Heidi T. May, PhD; Victoria Jacobs, PhD; Tami L. Bair; Brian G. Crandall, MD; Michael J. Cutler, DO, PhD; Charles Mallender, MD; Jeffrey S. Osborn, MD; Peter Weiss, MD; John D. Day, MD; T. Jared Bunch, MD.

Intermountain Medical Center is the flagship facility for the Intermountain Healthcare system, which is based in Salt Lake City.


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CEO of MehraVista Health Provides Medical Keynote for the NFL Players Association

MehraVista Health announced today that its CEO, Rahul N. Mehra, M.D. provided the medical keynote for a recent event hosted by the NFL Players Association.

I am very excited to have helped educate the NFL Players Association on the importance of mental health in sports.”

— Rahul N. Mehra, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MehraVista Health.

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, May 17, 2018 / — MehraVista Health announced today that its CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Rahul N. Mehra, M.D. provided the medical keynote for a recent event hosted by the NFL Players Association. The event was entitled Beyond the Physical: A Symposium on Mental Health in Sports and intended to raise awareness about mental health and promote the inclusion of mental health as part of an overall wellness plan. The event included topics that ranged from mental health’s effects on performance and the pressures of being a professional athlete. It was held on May 14, 2018 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Convention Center in Atlanta. Sponsors of the event included the NFL, NFL Players Association, and Cigna.

A nationally recognized performance physician over the last thirty years, Dr. Mehra currently advises Major League Baseball, political leaders, physicians, C-Suite executives and lawyers on sensitive matters of stress, peak performance, relationships, family, substance abuse, business/financial pressures and workplace safety. Dr. Mehra is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MehraVista Health, LLC, a Florida based, national healthcare organization focused on improving human performance at work, home, school and in athletics. Clients include corporations, non-profits, academic institutions, athletic departments at colleges and individual families. Dr. Mehra is a dually Board-Certified physician and a former Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

“I am very excited to have helped educate the NFL Players Association on the importance of mental health in sports,” said Rahul N. Mehra, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MehraVista Health. “We started some meaningful conversations that will make significant impact.”

About MehraVista Health
MehraVista Health specializes in solving employers’ behavioral health costs and productivity problems. We offer a variety of custom designed products that allows employers to choose the program best suited to meet their company’s needs. MehraVista Health is committed to the provision of ethical, quality, responsible and affordable behavioral health services. We have over 60 years of combined experience developing and successfully operating EAPs and behavioral health programs with a proven track record of cost containment. MehraVista Health can provide a win-win situation for your employees. An EAP assures a cost-effective way to assist and retain employees.

Doug Pace
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Crime Victim Demands One Million from Wrongdoer Enterprise and National Just Before Multi-Million Settlement at Chipotle

WRONG CAR IDENTIFIED UNDER OATH -- Witness Statement full of false information

WRONG CAR IDENTIFIED UNDER OATH — Witness Statement full of false information

COVER-UP: Enterprise Holdings' National Car Rental counsel says evidence is GONE!

COVER-UP: Enterprise Holdings’ National Car Rental counsel says evidence is GONE!

In a case that has similarities to the alleged employment theft and video concealment at Chipotle, FL crime victim pursues settlement for harm, fraud, and abuse

ST. LOUIS , MISSOURI, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 17, 2018 / — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity theft, announced today the settlement demand provided to Defendant Enterprise Holdings’ counsel following the fraud and civil theft perpetrated by National Car Rental at the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport on October 29, 2016.

Read the entire one-million-dollar demand letter including the crime victim’s strategy for justice: .

The demand letter presented one day prior to the national news headlines related to the nearly 8-million-dollar jury verdict against Chipotle, ironically enough, also follows another major news headline with ride-share company Uber in which the organization used predatory arbitration clauses to conceal, in particular, violent crimes against women.

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the firm Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, P.A., counsel for Tortfeasor Enterprise Holdings and National Car Rental, respectfully rejected the demand letter from victim Howe.

Fortunately, after CNN’s Drew Griffin completed a month-long investigation ( and put a national spotlight on the disgraceful and consumer-harmful tactic, Uber publicly acknowledged it would no longer engage in such a shameful approach to justice.

At the same time, ride-share competitor Lyft announced it would no longer resort to arbitration in a desperate attempt to conceal bad behavior.

Now, SubscriberWise founder and National Car Rental crime victim David Howe intends to pursue the same change for the car rental industry, particularly after having to dismiss a previously filed federal lawsuit ( because Defendant Enterprise Holdings and its companies also employ this shameful tactic to keep the public in the dark and to further victimize individuals who have been harmed by corporate bad behavior. For example, in the state of Florida and according to the FL Attorney General, the car rental industry is the single largest source of consumer complaints filed with the organization annually.

Related: Victim to DOJ and FTC: Enterprise and National Car Rental CONCEAL Video and Direct Police to WRONG Car to Cover Theft —

Related: Uber and Chipotle Headlines Offer Stunning Similarities for Florida National Car Rental Fraud and Theft Victim —

Related: Florida Crime Victim Intends to Seek the Imposition of Sanctions for ‘Spoliated Evidence’ against Enterprise Holdings —

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Victim to DOJ and FTC: Enterprise and National Car Rental CONCEAL Video and Direct Police to WRONG Car to Cover Theft

Verizon VTEXT David Howe

Verizon VTEXT server provides law enforcement profound evidence and protects crime victim David Howe

Like Chipotle and the multi-million-dollar jury verdict, Enterprise Holdings National Rental engages in brazen cover up by failing to produce video surveillance

ST. LOUIS , MO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 17, 2018 / — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communication industry and the leasing protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the civil court docket at the Lee County Clerk of the Courts, Fort Myers, FL, and the on-the-record subpoena admission including photographic evidence of a ‘ding and dent’ concealment and cover up.

The public court docket can be viewed at the official Lee County Court website: ; CASE: 18-SC-001768.

The under-oath testimony, including the WRONG vehicle identified for law enforcement, can be obtained at the Lee Port Authority Police department located in the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport.

In addition to the brazen and outrageous video concealment proved as a direct result of the victim’s subpoena duces tecum, the docket contains images of the vehicle with subsequent damage that could not have happened at the time the victim returned the vehicle. See the vehicle condition, photographed at the crime scene and immediately emailed to the National Car Rental manger on duty. Compare the images with the photographs obtained via subpoena duces tecum and filed on the official Lee Court docket.

Related: WRONG VEHICLE and Patently False Statements Provided Under Oath to Lee Port Authority Police by Defendant Enterprise Holdings —

Related: Sheriff's Deputy SERVES SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM to NATIONAL CAR RENTAL at RSW as part of THEFT Suit, SubscriberWise Confirm —

Related: Identity fraud expert David Howe continues to expose criminal cover-up and theft while compiling a mountain of indisputable evidence for trial —

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Proper Insurance recognized by HomeAway as the premier vendor for comprehensive insurance

HomeAway is the world’s leader in vacation rentals and has recognized Proper Insurance as the premier vendor for comprehensive insurance.

Proper Insurance was founded on three principles: education in a niche market segment, industry leading customer service, and protection of the customer and their property.”

— Darren Pettyjohn, co-owner of Proper Insurance

BOZEMAN, MT, UNITED STATES, May 17, 2018 / —

Proper Insurance was founded on three principles” explains Darren Pettyjohn, the nexus and co-owner of Proper Insurance- “Education in a niche market segment, industry leading customer service, and protection of the customer and their property.” This ethos, the driving force behind Proper Insurance and their products, has helped the company grow into the leading insurer of Short Term Vacation Rentals in the United States and propelled the company to 4 record breaking years since their inception in 2014.

HomeAway, the industry leader in Vacation Rental booking, has recognized Proper Insurance as the premier vendor for comprehensive insurance. Recognizing that vacation rental owners and their properties are the core of their brand, HomeAway wants to make sure that owners and their property are protected. Nothing is more important.

HomeAway has chosen to offer this endorsement, as the companies’ ‘customer-first’ values align. Proper Insurance includes coverage enhancements that no other carrier offers, and had the vacation rental owner in mind during the development with Lloyd’s. This HomeAway endorsement is a testament to the coverage and claims service provided by Proper Insurance, and they are extremely proud to be the only insurance company endorsed by the HomeAway brand.

Designed to replace the client’s current homeowners policy, Proper Insurance offers a custom-penned product protecting the client against the unique risks that they take on when operating a short term vacation rental property. New and existing customers alike can rest assured that Proper Insurance’s policy and customer service is the best in the business, and is recognized as industry leading by the HomeAway brand.

Proper Insurance distinguishes itself by providing standard enhancements on every policy such as theft, damage to a rental caused by a guest, animal and pet liability, and more- with no standard occupancy restrictions. Their coverage is in place and undiminished regardless of who is staying at the home.

With the ever-growing popularity of vacation rentals in the United States, insurance carriers are rushing to find ways to cover their client's homes and short term vacation rental business. HomeAway understands this market segment and have turned to the nation's leading insurer of vacation rentals, underwritten by Loyd's of London, to ensure their customers are Properly protected.

Michael Grimland
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Venture Capital Investment Market 2018 Global Industry Key Players, Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2025

Venture Capital Investment Market –Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025

PUNE, INDIA, May 17, 2018 / — Venture Capital Investment Market 2018

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1.2.2 Europe 
1.2.3 China 
1.2.4 Japan 
1.2.5 Southeast Asia 
1.2.6 India 
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2.2.3 New Entrants 
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3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
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3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.9.4 Venture Capital Investment Revenue (Million USD) (2013-2018) 
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3.10.1 Company Profile 
3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
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RCM Guru joins RELMAR Technical Team

Relmar is pleased to announce Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) expert Dr Mark Horton has agreed to join the team to help bring RCM to the Maritime Industry

This is a massive coup for us and we are keen to promulgate this to the [Maritime] industry where we are gaining huge interest in our MRCM offering. ”

— Kenneth Shakesby, Relmar CEO

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 16, 2018 / — Relmar Limited is pleased to announce that Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) specialist Dr. Mark Horton has agreed to join the team to help bring RCM to the Maritime Industry.

Mark worked with RCM founder John Moubray to develop and deliver the RCM methodology as well the software to support the deployment of RCM. Today RCM is used by hundreds of enterprises around the world as the guiding philosophy in their maintenance strategy.

Aside from his wealth of experience with RCM itself, Mark brings with him knowledge of the Maritime industry, specifically the naval sector. In 1991 he began to work on Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM) with John Moubray, who pioneered the transfer of aviation maintenance techniques to general industry. Mark applied RCM in a wide range of industries including oil, gas, chemical production, food, automotive sectors.

He worked with John Moubray to integrate robust risk analysis techniques into the RCM methodology. In 1995 Mark founded ISC Ltd, which developed and distributed RCM analysis software and maintenance management systems. He was closely involved with the development of the UK Royal Navy's RCM capability, and ISC's RCM-based maintenance system is in use today by almost the entire UK Naval fleet.

Mark, who holds an MA and a PhD in Natural Sciences/Physics & Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, had this to say about his association with Relmar, “I would like to be involved with the team and help to make Relmar a significant force in marine RCM”.

Kenneth Shakesby, Relmar CEO says, “This is a massive coup for us and we are keen to promulgate this to the [Maritime] industry where we are gaining huge interest in our MRCM offering. Mark’s knowledge and experience adds to our distinguished skillset making Relmar the number 1 resource in marine RCM”.

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Rock Against Poverty: Join us in creating global impact

Australian startups Metavents and air events global are working with The Vihara Foundation, to create global impact through Rock Against Poverty initiative

It is such an honour to work with The Vihara Foundation, Metavents and all of the incredible companies and people involved in Rock Against Poverty. It is such an inspiring & talented group of people.”

— Victoria Garlick

MEBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, May 16, 2018 / — Australian event startups Metavents and air events global are working closely with The Vihara Foundation to create global impact through Rock Against Poverty initiative. 50 events. 25 countries. $1Billion.

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) via the BVI Climate Change Trust Fund (BVICCTF) is the first recipient to agree to funding and support from charity initiative, Rock Against Poverty TM (RAP). Rock Against Poverty is a global team, however two core partners are Australian startups, Metavents based in Melbourne and air events global, based in Sydney.

Rock Against Poverty is a charity initiative leveraging emerging technology such as Virtual Reality Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain to solve major problems in planning and funding humanitarian projects. Empowered by technology, we aim to raise $1 billion dollars annually for disaster mitigation, and poverty alleviation globally.

RAP will consist of 50 concerts in 25 disaster prone countries to raise a targeted $1 Billion annually for disaster mitigation, recovery, resilience, and poverty alleviation projects.

2017 was the most costly year on record for natural disasters globally at $306 billion. Almost double that of the previous year. The Caribbean was particularly hard hit with Dominica, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands and others yet to fully recover.

In early March this year, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, under the Honourable Dr. Kedrick D. Pickering, met in BVI with RAP leadership, New York based NGO, Vihara Foundation and Melbourne based Technology Start-up, Metavents.

Presented was how RAP will utilize Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Holochain (second generation Blockchain technology) to assist in the planning and funding of Disaster Risk Reduction projects slated for BVI, starting with the first rebuilding project at Paraquita Bay.

Technology partner Metavents has developed a platform that allows for remote and real-time project planning using 3D and VR visualisation, similar to the popular game, SimCity where users drag and drop buildings onto a plot of land.

This approach will be used to turn BVI into a 3D simulation that allows the international RAP team to remotely collaborate with local stakeholders without costly needing to travel there. While high end VR headsets will be used for project planning the general public can use inexpensive VR Headsets made from cardboard and their mobile phone.

In late May 2018, the Vihara Foundation and Metavents team will return to BVI to soft launch RAP. Followed by events in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles early June.

Quotes Attributable to Metavents Founder, Joel de Ross.

“2018 is dedicated to identifying projects to support, creating awareness and securing initial funding. We are actively seeking values aligned partners, sponsors and ambassadors who can contact us through our website.”

“A $1 billion target sounds ambitious, but spread across 50 events in 25 countries, it's not. We use simulation to demonstrating to government and funding entities that for every dollar spent on mitigation, saves seven dollars in response and recovery costs.”

”Rock Against Poverty is a great example of the practical application of Virtual Reality. We expect to put mobile VR in the hands of at least half a million people in 2019 which should boost adoption of the technology.”

* The Vihara Foundation (VF) is a Scientific and Educational non-for-profit chartered in 2009 with a purpose of supporting the global efforts underway for Poverty Alleviation, and Climate Mitigation.

* Metavents enables festival organisers to reach global audiences and generate new revenue streams by repurposing their festival simulation into digital time capsules.
Metavents is a visual festival planning solution that uses 2D, 3D, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Metavents empowers event producers to visually communicate their creative vision, risk, logistics and strategies to councils, emergency services, core team and other stakeholders.

* air events global is an Australian start-up, double-sided marketplace connecting clients and freelancers globally and has partnered with Rock Against Poverty to create 50 events in 25 countries.

Victoria Garlick
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New Minimally Invasive, Radiation Free Treatment for Prostate Cancer Now Available in Arizona through Vituro Health

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES, May 15, 2018 / — Vituro Health, the leading provider of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), has partnered with 2 highly skilled urologists in Arizona. Dr. Jerry Greenberg, employed by Tenet Health in Tucson and Dr. Joseph Worischeck, with Southwest Urologic Specialists in Phoenix are now offering HIFU as an option for prostate cancer patients who will be treated locally in Arizona. Additionally, with the recent launch of the Vituro Health Medicare Elite Access (MEA) program, the life changing HIFU treatment will be more accessible to Medicare patients in Arizona. Medicare has issued a code which if paid covers the facility and machine portion of the treatment, lowering the out-of-pocket cost to approximately $12,000.

HIFU is a safe, effective treatment for prostate cancer with fewer side effects compared to traditional treatments like surgery or radiation. Patients have a much greater quality of life post treatment and are able to resume normal activities in under a week. However, physicians need experience and peer to peer training to treat patients properly. "I selected Vituro Health for their focus on training physicians and embracing quality and patient outcomes," said Dr. Greenberg. "There are physicians who do this procedure with very little experience and oversight. Vituro Health has the most experienced HIFU physicians in the country and we have their direction on all cases until we are proficient ourselves."

HIFU was cleared by the FDA in October of 2015, leading the way for prostate cancer patients to have a minimally invasive treatment that allows them to retain quality of life functions. Even though the procedure has not been officially recognized by most commercial insurance companies, Medicare issued a payment code for part of the procedure and CIGNA has officially began paying for HIFU as a salvage treatment after radiation failure. Additionally, most patients have been able to successfully appeal denials and receive some reimbursement from their insurance carriers.

"Vituro Health provides patient advocates and insurance assistance to ensure every patient receives a specialized program tailored for their situation and this was very important in my decision," says Dr. Worischeck. "Patient outcomes and satisfaction and the HIFU training program allows us to offer each patient the best treatment for them."

"Many physicians and hospitals will call HIFU experimental, yet this procedure has been performed on more than 60,000 patients worldwide over the past 20 years. Every man diagnosed with prostate cancer should truly understand all options available and the side effects of those treatments. Too many men have had surgery with life changing complications when a non-invasive approach would have worked," says Clete Walker, CEO of Vituro Health. "We are very excited to partner with these experienced physicians and begin offering this procedure to the great people of Arizona."

To learn more about HIFU or to schedule a second opinion visit please contact us at 866-4-VITURO (848876) or visit

About Vituro Health
Vituro Health empowers men with comprehensive prostate care during all stages of their lives. We arm partner physicians with HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology and other patient-centric, concierge services to elevate the standard of care and patient experiences. Vituro Health serves patients worldwide and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with Centers of Excellence in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC. The Vituro Health Physicians Network are carefully selected based on their depth of experience, expertise and dedication to achieving the highest levels of patient outcomes. For more information, visit

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Smart Solution Signs Multi-year Agreement with DUCA Financial Services CU for the Universa Digital Banking Platform

DUCA is now positioned to accelerate its growth and rapid transition to fully digital channels

AURORA, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 15, 2018 / — Smart Solution is very pleased to announce that one of Canada’s top 20 Credit Unions has entered into a new contract for its Universa core banking system as it embarks on a journey to develop digitized, omni-channel member experiences. As it vigorously pursues its strategic plans to grow its membership, diversify its business, and enhance its infrastructure, DUCA simultaneously continues to invest in its employees and support the local community at large. Being a leading fintech provider of banking and financial management solutions, Smart Solution’s innovative products are a natural choice for institutions in need of a highly flexible processing platform that offers the latest in technological advances and security. As such, it continues to enhance and solidify the reputation of Universa as one of the most prominent contenders in leading-edge banking platforms in Canada, the Caribbean and Central America.

Universa’s agile, rapid-release development process enables Smart Solution to quickly translate client business needs or new technologies into customizable system functionalities. The innovative banking software is a state-of-the-art, browser-based platform that encompasses the latest in technological advances and represents an inventive solution that supports open banking with multiple application programming interfaces (APIs) and integration points.

“At DUCA, we are focused on driving fundamental changes in our technology platforms going forward. Our agreement with Smart Solution, at this stage in our evolution, is an important initial step in our digital roadmap journey,” said Doug Conick, President and CEO of DUCA.

“We are extremely excited to work with such a large and progressive institution and fully committed to partnering with DUCA to enable its growth and deliver on its mandate to do more, be more and achieve more for its members. The technology platform is the backbone of any institution and having selected Universa as its backbone is a testimony to the scalable architecture, flexibility and functionality packed into our Universa platform,” stated Iean Tait, President and CEO of Smart Solution. “Universa’s market penetration continues to accelerate with several conversions scheduled for 2018 and beyond. Many institutions are looking for ways to keep up with new and emerging market technologies; the switch to Universa will provide them with the needed tools to meet those challenges and embrace the future.”

About DUCA Financial Services Credit Union (DUCA)

DUCA was formed in 1954 and has grown from a single branch credit union in Toronto to 15 branches across
Southern Ontario and nearly 60,000 Members.

DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. (DUCA) provides innovative Co-Operative Banking as an attractive
alternative to traditional banking institutions. Designed for Ontarians who want simple, low-cost banking and who
care about their world, their community, and making a difference. With high interest savings and low-cost loans,
DUCA exists to help people do more, be more, and achieve more with their money and their lives. To find out how,

About Smart Solution

Established in 1985, Smart Solution is a Canadian corporation that provides core banking systems and financial
management solutions to a growing list of progressive financial institutions. Its diverse clientele includes some of
the top banks, credit unions and trust companies in Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. As an established
leader in delivering and integrating the most innovative financial services technologies, Smart Solution provides
cutting-edge, customer-focused products that meet the specific needs of the financial industry. The company’s
Universa enterprise banking system incorporates the industry’s best practices with the latest technologies to give
clients a state-of-the art solution that is feature-rich, scalable, and secure. We pride ourselves on our attention to
detail and on our team of qualified experts focused on providing exceptional service and support.

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