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The Bank of Namibia Selects SQL Power’s Supervisory Platform to Strengthen Their Commitments to Growth

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – SQL Power, the global leader in financial regulatory and advanced analytics technology is proud to announce that their supervisory platform, the SQL Power Suite, was selected by the Bank of Namibia (BON) as the technology framework to digitally transform the Bank.

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The SQL Power Suite is the most robust and compelling Financial Supervisory solution in the World. Delivering the ultimate in regulator flexibility, self-sufficiency, efficiency, and transparency; increasing the likelihood of timely successful intervention while providing all interested parties with the ultimate confidence in the regulated market.

The BON is the country’s central bank with financial supervisory authority, whose role is to promote stability and reliability of the financial system as well as to ensure sustainability, growth, and effective consumer protection.

“The Bank is automating various business processes in three supervisory departments, namely Banking Supervision Department, Payment and Settlement Systems Department and Exchange Control Division. This will assist our teams to work faster and more efficiently and effectively, saving our staff time and improving the reputation of the Bank, as we strive to improve on our service delivery and stakeholder satisfaction goals internally and externally.

The Interdepartmental Project will improve the work environment and place high-tech resources and expert digital skills at our disposal to carry-out our day-to-day activities. This change improves our work environment, improves efficiency, and improves tracking and delegating of responsibilities in our processes.” Leonie Dunn – Deputy Governor of the Bank of Namibia

As regulators struggle to keep up with the accelerating pace of regulatory change, SQL Power’s highly configurable supervisory platform automates every aspect of financial regulation from registration to data collection to on-site examination and investigations; Ultimately future-proofing the Central Bank with a unified and flexible supervisory platform that will satisfy their regulatory requirements for decades to come.

“I am confident that the Bank of Namibia’s digital transformation initiative will be a huge success and will serve as a showcase implementation for all Central Banks in Africa and around the World,” said Sam Selim, President of SQL Power.

About SQL Power

Founded in 1989, SQL Power Group Inc. is a global application software firm specializing in data collection, data integration, business intelligence, and regulatory implementations.

Since implementing the first supervisory solution in Canada in 2009, SQL Power has been at the forefront of financial regulatory software innovation – rolling out the world’s first fully-integrated XBRL-based data collection, risk management, case management, and advanced analytics solution that evolves seamlessly with evolving Global Financial Standards and customer needs.

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Highgate Systems Announces Organisational Changes

CaribPR Wire, MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 18, 2022: Highgate Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Oluwatobi (Tobi) Boshoro as the new Managing Director of Highgate Systems. Ms. Boshoro brings over 20 years of successful strategic digital transformation within the e-business, commerce and digital payments sector.

Previously, Ms. Boshoro served as the CEO of Renmoney, a leading fintech lending and wealth management company as well as the SVP – Digital Strategy, Issuing & Service Management for Standard Bank Group and various senior positions at Interswitch Group. She is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, having completed multiple Executive Management programs and holds a M.Sc. Strategic Marketing degree from Cranfield University’s School of Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from Ogun State University.

Barry Walsh, Chairman of Bevertec Group of Companies stated, “We are pleased to welcome Tobi Boshoro as the new Managing Director of Highgate Systems and look forward to her insight and guidance. Ms. Boshoro’s significant digital transformation experience across a range of international fintech companies will be invaluable to Highgate Systems. With her leadership, we will continue to elevate our client’s ability to provide a world class digital banking experience to their members and customers.”

Highgate Systems would also like to thank Kelley Gray for her dedication and leadership since joining the company in November 2019 and remaining true to our goals, including:

  • Strategic leadership implementing a process driven approach to maximise efficiencies and better support our customer base;
  • Strengthen customer and partner relationships to drive growth; and
  • Attracting world-class talent to support system portfolio stabilisation.

Ms. Gray will continue to support Highgate Systems throughout the transition to Ms. Boshoro before she moves into her new role as the Vice President of Infrastructure & Strategic Solutions at Bevertec Group of Companies. In her new capacity she will continue to spearhead the platform stabilisation initiatives and work in concert with Ms. Boshoro to continue to grow and strengthen our customer and partner relationships.

About Highgate Systems

Highgate Systems as a member of the Bevertec Group of Companies is a trusted provider of banking and lending solutions to international banking and financial institution clients. These solutions bring to market the latest innovations to increase profitability, decrease the total cost of ownership, maximize operational efficiency and ensure regulatory compliance. Founded in 1986, Highgate has grown wonderfully over the years boasting clients in many countries. Their team of experienced technology and banking professionals work with clients to provide innovative solutions and help clients grow their businesses.


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Highgate Systems anuncia cambios organizacionales

CaribPR Wire, MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 18, 2022: Highgate Systems se complace en anunciar el nombramiento de Oluwatobi (Tobi) Boshoro como nuevo Director General de Highgate Systems. La Sra. Boshoro aporta más de 20 años de transformación digital estratégica exitosa dentro del sector de comercio electrónico, comercio y pagos digitales. Anteriormente, la Sra. Boshoro se desempeñó como directora ejecutiva de Renmoney, una empresa líder en gestión de patrimonio y préstamos de tecnología financiera, así como también como vicepresidenta sénior de estrategia digital, emisión y gestión de servicios para Standard Bank Group y varios puestos de alto nivel en Interswitch Group. Es exalumna de la Escuela de Negocios de Harvard, completó múltiples programas de Administración Ejecutiva y tiene un M.Sc. Licenciatura en Marketing Estratégico de la Escuela de Administración de la Universidad de Cranfield y un B.Sc. en Economía de la Universidad Estatal de Ogun. Barry Walsh, presidente de Bevertec Group of Companies, declaró: “Nos complace dar la bienvenida a Tobi Boshoro como nueva directora general de Highgate Systems y esperamos su conocimiento y orientación. La importante experiencia de transformación digital de la Sra. Boshoro en una variedad de empresas tecnología financiera internacionales será invaluable para Highgate Systems. Con su liderazgo, continuaremos elevando la capacidad de nuestros clientes para brindar una experiencia de banca digital de clase mundial a sus miembros y clientes”. Highgate Systems también desea agradecer a Kelley Gray por su dedicación y liderazgo desde que se unió a la empresa en noviembre de 2019 y se mantuvo fiel a nuestros objetivos, que incluyen: • Liderazgo estratégico implementando un enfoque basado en procesos para maximizar la eficiencia y apoyar mejor a nuestra base de clientes; • Fortalecer las relaciones con clientes y socios para impulsar el crecimiento; y • Atraer talento de clase mundial para crear un sistema de soporte para la transformación de la cartera de clientes. La Sra. Gray continuará apoyando a Highgate Systems durante la transición a la Sra. Boshoro antes de asumir su nuevo cargo como Vicepresidenta de Infraestructura y Soluciones Estratégicas en Bevertec Group of Companies. En su nuevo puesto, continuará encabezando las iniciativas de transformación de la plataforma y trabajará en conjunto con la Sra. Boshoro para continuar creciendo y fortaleciendo nuestras relaciones con clientes y socios. Acerca de Highgate Systems Highgate Systems, como miembro del grupo de empresas Bevertec, es un proveedor de confianza de soluciones bancarias y crediticias para clientes de instituciones bancarias y financieras internacionales. Estas soluciones traen al mercado las últimas innovaciones para aumentar la rentabilidad, disminuir el costo total de propiedad, maximizar la eficiencia operativa y garantizar el cumplimiento normativo. Fundada en 1986, Highgate ha crecido continuamente y cuenta con clientes en muchos países. Su equipo de profesionales experimentados en tecnología y banca trabaja con los clientes para proporcionar soluciones innovadoras y ayudar a los clientes a hacer crecer sus negocios.
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Wazzcards Launches Free Financial Literacy Program Targeting Black, Indigenous And Low-Income Communities

The Virtual Classroom will be offered in the Caribbean and North America

For Immediate Release

CaribPR Wire, Toronto, ON, Mon. August 16, 2021: Wazzio Inc. launches its new Financial Literacy WazzCards pilot program on Monday August 16th, 2021, for students in grades 5 to 8 for a two-week period. WazzCards is a real-time virtual classroom tool with teacher certified curriculum that drives engagement, participation and learning in children while empowering parents and teachers to support students right when there is an issue.

“We want to ensure students – especially those identified as at-risk in Black, Indigenous and low-income families or situations – don’t fall further behind.  With the disruptions due to Covid-19 and now summer, it is even more critical to keep kids actively engaged in learning in a way that will bolster their education and spark their interest,” explains Wazzio CEO Cher Grant.

The Financial Literacy WazzCards classroom can be accessed via Zoom and there will be a total of 8 classes capped at 30 students each.

WazzCards is a multiple-choice deck content created by certified teachers that allows a real-time view of your virtual classroom and can also be used for in-class learning. Both ways offer a fun, engaging way for the teacher or parent to see how each child responds to and works with the selected deck’s questions without any lag time. WazzCards covers core curriculum subjects such as Math, Science, History and Language, however Cher’s push to have financial literacy at the forefront is a purposeful one.

“By including financial literacy in the WazzCard tool we have been able to provide a way for young learners to develop a foundational understanding of money and finance and for parents to practically prepare their children for a successful future by laying the groundwork for strong financial habits that will last them a lifetime,” Grant added.

Wazzio Inc. is also looking for volunteer Ontario Certified teachers to be a part of the pilot program. Click here for students or parents to book a financial literacy class.

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Wazzio Inc was founded in 2013 with a commitment to facilitate ease of access to the information and services people need and use in every facet of life, from business, social and leisure to education. Focusing on mobile technology solutions, consumer solutions and EdTech, Wazzio simplifies the process of consuming, sharing and learning anytime, anywhere.  Wazzio Inc. is certified by Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada) and conducts business in Canada and the United States.

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Parkland advances its track record of energy transition leadership in British Columbia; announces BC’s largest EV ultra-fast charging network

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, June 21, 2021: Parkland Corporation (“Parkland”, “we”, “our”, or “the Company”) (TSX:PKI) is pleased to announce plans to launch the largest network (by site count) of Electric Vehicle (“EV”) ultra-fast chargers in British Columbia (“BC”), Canada. Strategically located on major highways and in key cities and towns across Parkland’s extensive retail portfolio, this network of approximately 25 high-quality sites will stretch from Vancouver Island to Calgary and is expected to open to customers in 2022.

“Parkland’s purpose is to power journeys and energize communities and for over 50 years we have served our customers’ evolving energy and convenience needs,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Coupled with our track record of renewable fuel manufacturing, our ultra-fast charging network is one of many disciplined, focused investments we are making as part of our approach to energy transition.”

“We are committed to meeting customer demand and learning about customer preferences in emerging EV markets,” added Donna Sanker, President Parkland Canada. “While adoption is in its early phases, BC leads the way in North America, making this province a natural, scalable step for our EV charging network. Our BC retail portfolio covers major population centres and highway corridors and includes our high-quality convenience stores and exclusive Triple O’s food offering. Collectively, these create convenience destinations where customers can shop, eat and use complimentary wi-fi while they charge their vehicles.”

Helping customers make the most of every stop
We will install, own, and operate up to 100 EV ultra-fast charging ports at approximately 25 of our existing retail locations. The charging ports will be branded ON the RUN to connect with our well-established convenience store brand at our retail sites. Highlights will include:

  • Network Coverage: Strategically located on highways and in major destinations including Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Whistler, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Revelstoke and into Calgary.
  • Ultra-fast Charging: Delivering up to a 150-kilowatt charge, Parkland’s ON the RUN ultra-fast chargers will be capable of delivering up to an 80 percent charge to most EV’s in approximately 20 minutes.
  • Customer Amenities and Convenience: Vast majority of locations will feature an ON the RUN convenience store, Triple O’s restaurant and complimentary wi-fi, enabling customers to make the most of every stop.
  • Maximum Compatibility: ON the RUN ultra-fast chargers will be compatible with most popular EV models.

Advancing our track record of energy transition leadership
The addition of an EV ultra-fast charging network in BC which connects to Calgary is a natural and scalable extension to how we power our customers’ journeys. In parallel, and as part of our broader energy transition activities, we will continue to focus on our leading renewable fuel manufacturing capabilities in BC. We look forward to providing more details of our energy transition strategy through 2021 and at our November Investor Day.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things: Parkland’s plans to launch a network of EV fast chargers in BC; the expected geography of Parkland’s EV charging network; the branding of Parkland’s planned EV charging network; technical capability of the EV network, including amount of charge, time to charge and compatibility with the market of EVs; and Parkland’s focus on renewable fuel manufacturing capabilities in BC.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; Parkland’s ability to negotiate the required right of way’s in order to install the EV chargers; unexpected delays that affect Parkland’s ability to achieve its targets in this press release; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators; changes and developments in regulations; ability to obtain required government or regulatory approval; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Annual Information Form and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s quarterly and annual MD&A, each as filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

About Parkland
Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Parkland extends relationship with Triple O’s restaurants to bring fresh, high quality food options to On the Run locations in new Canadian markets

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 24, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX: PKI) announced today a multi-year agreement to strengthen its already extensive range of freshly prepared, high quality meal options by expanding its existing, long-standing relationship with Triple O’s restaurants.

This new and exclusive agreement builds on the success of Parkland’s existing network of convenience stores which feature Triple O’s in British Columbia. Importantly, it paves the way for more restaurants in British Columbia, as well as Triple O’s entry into new and densely populated markets in Alberta and Ontario.

“We look forward to working with Triple O’s to expand their presence in BC and launch their high-quality food brand and award-winning menu into Alberta and Ontario,” said Ian White, Parkland’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Innovation. “As part of our organic growth strategy, our goal is to include a high-quality food offering in every new and retrofitted On the Run convenience store.”

The combination of Parkland’s powerful network of fuel brands, accompanied by Triple O’s freshly prepared, high-quality, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options strongly complement Parkland’s already extensive food offering and is a natural, differentiated extension to its On the Run convenience store brand.

“This is an exciting day for the Triple O’s family,” said Warren Erhart, President of White Spot Hospitality. “We have a longstanding and successful partnership with Parkland in British Columbia and look forward to expanding on this success in new markets. With consumers’ evolving needs for convenience and premium quality food, it is with great pride and passion that we are now able to share our delicious and craveable taste of Triple O’s with our signature burgers, fresh-cut Kennebec fries and hand-scooped milkshakes, to so many more Canadians. Simply put, Triple O’s offers a taste like no other!”

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, strengthening the range of freshly prepared meal options, expanding Parkland’s relationship with Triple O’s; expansion of Triple O’s presence in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario; including a good offering in every new and retrofitted On the Run convenience store; statements related to operational efficiency; business objectives and growth strategies.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators; changes and developments in regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Annual Information Form and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s quarterly MD&A, each as filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

About Parkland

Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

About Triple O’s
Triple O’s Restaurants is a division of White Spot Hospitality, Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain since 1928. With over 60 premium quick service restaurants throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Asia, our guests can enjoy our signature burgers made with 100% fresh Canadian beef and Secret Triple “O” Sauce, fresh-cut Kennebec fries and hand-scooped milkshakes. Our restaurants offer a casual and authentic West Coast dining experience at Chevron gas stations, free-standing restaurants, sports arenas and on university and college campuses. White Spot Hospitality is proud to be recognized with the platinum status designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, one of Canada’s top 150 iconic brands as awarded by Interbrand Canada, awarded a gold medal for excellence in franchising by the Canadian Franchise Association and as one of BC’s Most Loved Brands as recognized by Ipsos. www.tripleos.com.

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