March 14, 2023, Vancouver, British Columbia – Syniad Innovations Inc (“Syniad”) is proud to announce that one of its portfolio companies Patronus Technologies Inc (“Patronus”), has appointed Scott Shepherd as Independent Director.

Mr. Shepherd is a highly experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of success in the international trade and development industry. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in business planning, negotiation, customer relationship management, and team building.

“We are thrilled to have Scott join us as an advisor,” said Martin Cronin, CEO of Patronus. “His expertise in international finance and trade will be a valuable asset to our team as we continue to grow and expand our business.”

Scott holds an MBA in International Finance from Dalhousie University and has served as the CEO of NorthStar Trade Finance Inc. for 23 years. He is also the Chairman of the Board of MDS Aero Support Corporation, a world leader in engine and propulsion solutions.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Scott is also a committed philanthropist. He is the Chairman of the Memorial Ribbon Society, helping Canada’s families of fallen peace officers, and an Honorary President of St. Johns Ambulance of BC. He is also a National Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council.

Patronus is confident that Scott’s experience and expertise will be a valuable asset to the company and its continued success.

About Patronus Technologies Inc

Patronus is a protective materials company that engages in the research, development, and commercialization of advanced, adaptive materials. The company is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.

The mission is to produce novel protective products based on adaptive, lightweight composite materials. These materials change their “soft” properties upon impact, becoming ballistic resistant with superior weight-to-protection characteristics. The first applications are in the protection of military personnel. Additional applications cover sports and

recreation, healthcare — especially fall protection — and industrial health and safety.

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