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Andrew Dougall appointed Global Head Casualty at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

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ZURICH, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Andrew Dougall as Global Head Casualty, effective 22 February 2021. In this leadership role, Mr. Dougall will be responsible for driving the success and overall profitability of the Bespoke Casualty portfolio globally. As well as leading a global team of underwriting experts, Mr. Dougall will work with the regional Casualty leads to uphold strong underwriting standards and ensure management and liability coverages are aligned to the needs of corporate customers. Additionally, Mr. Dougall will take on the role of Head Casualty & FinPro (Financial and Professional Liability) EMEA.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Andrew Dougall Global Head Casualty

Based in London, Mr. Dougall will report to Kera McDonald, Chief Underwriting Officer Bespoke.

“We're committed to the Casualty insurance market globally and I'm delighted to welcome Andrew to the team. He is a highly experienced Casualty and FinPro executive with outstanding technical underwriting knowledge, leadership skills and industry perspectives from across diverse geographies,” said Ms. McDonald. “Andrew's deep understanding of our customers' needs and extensive broker relationships will be immensely valuable in developing and refining our underwriting performance in these important lines of business. I'm looking forward to working with Andrew and I'm confident that, under his leadership, we will continue to strengthen our Casualty and FinPro presence and capability globally.”

Mr. Dougall brings with him over two decades of underwriting and leadership experience, particularly in Casualty and Financial lines. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Alliance Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customised products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while its industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients from offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group. Visit corporatesolutions.swissre.com or follow us on linkedin.com/company/swiss-re-corporate-solutions and Twitter @SwissRe_CS.

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The SPARBAR® SB1™ Collection Makes Its Debut With an Emphatic KO!

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NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SPARBAR Inc., the North American distributor and IP licensee of the U.K. created SPARBAR®-branded boxing fitness equipment, is pleased to announce the release of its SPARBAR® SB1™ Collection, including the SPARBAR® Pro 4.0 and 4X series. The boxing and fitness equipment innovator sets a new bar in boxing as a movement with this latest design-centric edition, manufactured for high stress loads.

SPARBAR® Pro 4 Series

The SPARBAR® Pro 4 series is available in 7 vibrant, eye catching designs with premium versions in gold, pink, white, yellow. Additionally, the luxurious SPARBAR® PRO 4X editions are hand crafted from 100% genuine cowhide leather and are available in Midnight Black and Vintage Brown, for the more sophisticated boxing enthusiast. 

The Official. The Original. The world-famous SPARBAR®

Re-engineered for faster, more interactive sparring experience, the SPARBAR® PRO 4X builds focus, speed and hand eye co-ordination and has had knock-out reviews from some of the best combat sports athletes in the business.

Tested via industry leading software measuring rotation speed, stress loads, and with reaction simulations performed by some of the top boxers in the world, this is the most innovative SPARBAR®-branded fitness equipment to date.

Sparbar brand founder, President, CEO and Head of Product Development, Jasvinder “Jazz” Gill, said: “In 2020, the year of the home workout, we had a record demand, and we invested in updating the SPARBAR® Pro to make it our most precision-engineered training device.”

SPARBAR® SB1 Collection

The SPARBAR® combat line is designed for a premium boxing experience. The SB1™ Collection includes a fine selection of heavy punch bags such as the SB1 Heavy Angle™. Handcrafted from 100% genuine cowhide leather, the punch bag comes in an hourglass shape simulating body curvature.

Explore striking targets, speed balls or training noodles for a dynamic sparring experience. Head guards, body protectors, gloves and accessories are also available in a kids' edition for champions in the making.

The advanced ergonomic design and artisanal finishes of premium fabrics help to develop speed, power and accuracy for signature strikes. All SPARBAR®-branded fitness products are stress tested to satisfy the world's heaviest hitters, yet are designed for anyone – no matter what age, gender or fitness level – to enjoy exceptional resistance and rhythm in a boxing workout.

Jasvinder “Jazz” Gill, said that “boxing is a lifestyle. When you decide for it, you have to commit to this sport. We want to shake up the boxing game and make it vibrant – add color and lifestyle to boxing as a workout. It is important for us to keep pioneering and to push boundaries in the boxing space, and to celebrate this sport.”

In light of the overwhelmingly positive reviews pouring in from customers old and new, Sparbar looks to continue to expand its collections in the coming months.

“We all fight for something.”

Jazz founded the SPARBAR® brand in 2012. Since then, SPARBAR® has stood for the development of highly interactive, intuitive boxing equipment. The SPARBAR® Pro device is backed by pro athletes and celebrity fitness enthusiasts such as Anthony Joshua, Roy Jones Jr., Kevin Hart and Scott Adkins – to name but a few.

With the pandemic, the importance placed upon personal fitness and mental health drastically increased. For the SPARBAR® team, it is important to empower those goals, and make boxing as a high-intensity workout accessible to anyone, no matter what age, gender or fitness level.

New, design-protected skins are part of a rebranding in order to distinguish the SPARBAR® brand visually from counterfeiters. 

The original SPARBAR® products are available at sparbar.com and at retailers listed at this website.

ABOUT SPARBAR ® – THE WORLD FAMOUS SPARRING PARTNER:

A global sports fitness brand, SPARBAR® is proud of its position as the inventors of the global combat sensation that known the world over as SPARBAR® Pro. Founded in 2013 and backed by over 20 years of real boxing experience, we have single-handedly changed the fight game with our innovative concept of training without a sparring partner.

Used by world champions, international celebrities, world-leading gyms and with over 300M+ social media video views, the SPARBAR® success ensures that we are not just pioneers, but game-changers in the combat sports training equipment market. SPARBAR® is the key to learning core fundamental boxing skills and developing hand-eye coordination as you build footwork, balance, speed, stamina, accuracy and power, simulating realistic sparring in a safe environment.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy, product development and potential success, as well as technological and/or other factors and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, and financial. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; our dependence on third-party suppliers and partners; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks. Important factors that may cause the actual results to differ from those expressed within may include but are not limited to: the success or failure of SparBar's efforts to successfully market its fitness and sports brand products and services; SparBar's ability to attract and retain quality employees; the effect of changing economic conditions; increased competition; the ability of Sparbar to obtain adequate equity financing. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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Company contact:
SPARBAR Inc.
7 Penn Plaza Suite 420
New York, NY 10001
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 800-803-6645

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First National Realty Partners Completes the Acquisition of a Single Tenant, Free Standing Pick 'N Save Grocery Store in Sun Prairie, WI.

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RED BANK, N.J., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — First National Realty Partners (FNRP) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a single tenant, Pick 'N Save (Kroger) Grocery Store located at 640 East Main Street in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin which is a fast-growing and affluent suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Pick 'N Save is an essential operating tenant and is Kroger's banner in the Wisconsin market. The property is in a prime location with excellent visibility and adds a secure and stable income stream to FNRP's growing portfolio of premier real estate assets throughout the United States.

Christopher Palermo, Co-Founder and Managing Principal at First National Realty Partners said, “We are very excited to be adding this phenomenal property to our growing portfolio.  Pick 'N Save is a staple in the Wisconsin area and we are looking forward to the property's success.”

First National Realty Partners, LLC (FNRP) is a leading vertically integrated real estate investment firm focused on acquiring institutional quality commercial real estate throughout the United States. The firm is an active, opportunistic, and value-add investment firm that is equipped to operate in all facets of the real estate acquisition process as an investor, developer, and asset manager of commercial real estate.  FNRP enhances the value of properties through hands-on management and targeted investments that result in superior, risk-adjusted returns for its investors.

Contact Information

Sam Perrelli

[email protected]

First National Realty Partners

125 Half Mile Road Suite 207

Red Bank, New Jersey 07747

800-605-4966

https://fnrpusa.com/property/pick-n-save

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Results of Joint Special Meeting of Shareholders of Eaton Vance Mutual Funds

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BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In connection with the proposed acquisition of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced on October 8, 2020, shareholders of certain Eaton Vance mutual funds (each, a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”) were asked to approve new investment advisory agreements and, where applicable, new investment sub-advisory agreements for the Funds at a joint special meeting of shareholders held on February 18, 2021 (the “Meeting”).

At the Meeting, shareholders of the below-listed Funds approved new investment advisory agreements and, where applicable, new investment sub-advisory agreements: 

Eaton Vance Growth Trust

Eaton Vance Mutual Funds Trust

Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital Select Equity Fund

Eaton Vance AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Focused Global Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Core Plus Bond Fund

Eaton Vance Focused Growth Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Emerging and Frontier Countries Equity Fund

Eaton Vance Focused Value Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Emerging Markets Debt Fund

Eaton Vance Hexavest International Equity Fund

Eaton Vance Emerging Markets Local Income Fund

Eaton Vance International Small-Cap Fund

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Advantage Fund

Eaton Vance Richard Bernstein All Asset Strategy Fund

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Fund

Eaton Vance Richard Bernstein Equity Strategy Fund

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate & High Income Fund

Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund

Eaton Vance Global Bond Fund

Eaton Vance Global Income Builder Fund

Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Advantage Fund

Eaton Vance Investment Trust

Eaton Vance Global Macro Absolute Return Fund

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Global Small-Cap Equity Fund

Eaton Vance National Limited Maturity Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Government Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance New York Municipal Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance High Income Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Short Duration Municipal Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Multi-Asset Credit Fund

Eaton Vance Short Duration Government Income Fund

Eaton Vance Municipals Trust

Eaton Vance Short Duration High Income Fund

Eaton Vance Arizona Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Short Duration Strategic Income Fund

Eaton Vance California Municipal Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Stock Fund

Eaton Vance Connecticut Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Equity Asset Allocation Fund

Eaton Vance Georgia Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Dividend Income Fund

Eaton Vance Maryland Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Growth Fund 1.1

Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Growth Fund 1.2

Eaton Vance Minnesota Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Multi-Cap Growth Fund

Eaton Vance Missouri Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Small-Cap Fund

Eaton Vance Municipal Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Value Fund

Eaton Vance National Municipal Income Fund

Parametric Commodity Strategy Fund

Eaton Vance New Jersey Municipal Income Fund

Parametric Dividend Income Fund

Eaton Vance New York Municipal Income Fund

Parametric Emerging Markets Fund

Eaton Vance North Carolina Municipal Income Fund

Parametric International Equity Fund

Eaton Vance Ohio Municipal Income Fund

Parametric Tax-Managed International Equity Fund

Eaton Vance Oregon Municipal Income Fund

Parametric Volatility Risk Premium – Defensive Fund

Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance South Carolina Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Series Fund, Inc.

Eaton Vance Virginia Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities Fund

Eaton Vance Municipals Trust II

Eaton Vance Series Trust

Eaton Vance High Yield Municipal Income Fund

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Growth Fund 1.0

Parametric TABS Intermediate-Term Municipal Bond Fund

Parametric TABS Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund

Eaton Vance Series Trust II

Parametric TABS 1-to-10 Year Laddered Municipal Bond Fund

Eaton Vance Income Fund of Boston

Parametric TABS 5-to-15 Year Laddered Municipal Bond Fund

Parametric Tax-Managed Emerging Markets Fund

Parametric TABS 10-to-20 Year Laddered Municipal Bond Fund

Eaton Vance Special Investment Trust

Eaton Vance Variable Trust

Eaton Vance Balanced Fund

Eaton Vance VT Floating-Rate Income Fund

Eaton Vance Core Bond Fund

Eaton Vance Dividend Builder Fund

Eaton Vance NextShares Trust

Eaton Vance Growth Fund

Eaton Vance Global Income Builder NextShares

Eaton Vance Real Estate Fund

Eaton Vance Stock NextShares

Eaton Vance Short Duration Inflation-Protected Income Fund

Eaton Vance Small-Cap Fund

Eaton Vance NextShares Trust II

Eaton Vance Special Equities Fund

Eaton Vance TABS 5-to-15 Year Laddered Municipal Bond NextShares

The Meeting of the below-listed Funds (the “Adjourned Funds”) was adjourned to February 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time to allow more time for shareholders to vote:

Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund
Eaton Vance Large-Cap Value Fund
Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital Focused Growth Fund
Eaton Vance Greater China Growth Fund
Eaton Vance Greater India Fund
Eaton Vance Hexavest Global Equity Fund

For the Adjourned Funds, the record date for the Meeting remains unchanged, and is fixed as of the close of business on December 11, 2020.  Shareholders of the Adjourned Funds who have already voted do not need to take further action

If, as of December 11, 2020, you were a holder of record of an Adjourned Fund's shares (i.e., you held Fund shares in your own name directly with the Fund) and you wish to participate in and vote at the adjourned Meeting, you must email your full name and address to Computershare Fund Services (“Computershare”) at [email protected]  You will then be provided with credentials to participate in the Meeting.  You will be able to vote during the Meeting by entering the control number found on the proxy card you previously received.  Requests to participate in and vote at the Meeting must be received by Computershare no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 24, 2021.

If, as of December 11, 2020, you held an Adjourned Fund's shares through an intermediary (such as a broker-dealer) and you wish to participate in and vote at the adjourned Meeting, you will need to obtain a legal proxy from your intermediary reflecting the Fund's name, the number of Fund shares held and your name and email address.  You may forward an email from your intermediary containing the legal proxy or attach an image of the legal proxy to an email and send it to Computershare at [email protected] with “Legal Proxy” in the subject line.  You will then be provided with credentials to participate in the Meeting, as well as a unique control number to vote your shares at the Meeting.  If you would like to participate in, but NOT vote at, the Meeting, please send an email to Computershare at [email protected] with proof of ownership of Fund shares.  A statement, letter or the Vote Instruction Form from your intermediary will be sufficient proof of ownership.  You will then be provided with credentials to participate in the Meeting.  All requests to participate in the Meeting must be received by Computershare by no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 24, 2021.

If you are the owner of a variable annuity or life insurance contract invested in a Fund as of December 11, 2020, you may attend the Meeting as a guest. Log onto www.meetingcenter.io/255567976 on the date and time of the Meeting, select the “I am a Guest” option and follow the onscreen prompts. 

The Adjourned Funds and their Boards of Trustees are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and, if circumstances warrant, the Funds will issue one or more additional notices updating shareholders regarding the Meeting. Whether or not you plan to participate in the Meeting, the Funds urge you to submit your vote in advance of the Meeting by one of the methods described in the Funds' proxy materials. The Funds' proxy statement is available online at https://funds.eatonvance.com/open-end-mutual-fund-documents.php. Please contact Computershare at [email protected] with any questions regarding access to the Meeting, and a Computershare representative will contact you to answer your questions.

The vote tabulations, as certified by the Funds' proxy tabulator, Computershare Fund Services, will be published in each Fund's next report to shareholders.

About Eaton Vance Corp.
Eaton Vance Management or Boston Management and Research, each a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp., serves as investment adviser to each Fund. Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) provides advanced investment strategies and wealth management solutions to forward-thinking investors around the world. Through principal investment affiliates Eaton Vance Management, Parametric, Atlanta Capital, Calvert and Hexavest, the Company offers a diversity of investment approaches, encompassing bottom-up and top-down fundamental active management, responsible investing, systematic investing and customized implementation of client-specified portfolio exposures. As of December 31, 2020, Eaton Vance had consolidated assets under management of $583.1 billion. Exemplary service, timely innovation and attractive returns across market cycles have been hallmarks of Eaton Vance since 1924. For more information, visit eatonvance.com.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of a Fund. Additional information about the Funds, including performance and portfolio characteristic information, is available at www.eatonvance.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, as defined by the U.S. securities laws. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to uncertainties and other factors that may be beyond a Fund's control and could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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