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  • Pippa Partners with OrthoIndy

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    On February 6, 2017 • By

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    Pippa Mann is excited to announce a new partnership with Indianapolis orthopedic care provider OrthoIndy.

    “As a former patient of OrthoIndy, I was thrilled with the idea of partnering with them,” said Pippa. “OrthoIndy is the place the pro-athletes trust. Whatever sport we play, when we have broken bones, or orthopedic issues, getting them resolved not only so we can live our lives comfortably, but so we can perform again at the highest levels of our abilities after surgery or treatment is exceptionally important to us. The OrthoIndy staff are not only the best in the business in terms of clinical care, but after treating and work with so many pro-athletes, they understand the physchology of not only wanting to get better, but wanting to be able to return to competition as quickly as possible too.”

    OrthoIndy has provided orthopedic care for the racing community for years. Statistics show that women are the primary healthcare decision makers in a household; therefore, it was important to OrthoIndy to align with a female athlete in the Indianapolis community. Pippa Mann is a strong female athlete in a male-dominated profession, who has proved you can do anything you set your mind to.

    “The physicians, nurses and employees of OrthoIndy are excited to partner with Pippa,” said Jane Keller, CEO of OrthoIndy. “Pippa is passionate about giving back to the Indianapolis community we serve. We are proud to partner with her.”

    To stay up to date with OrthoIndy, and to find out first about any public appearances Pippa has as part of her partnership, connect with OrthoIndy on Facebook, or @OrthoIndy on Twitter and Instagram and Pippa Mann on Facebook, or @PippaMann on Twitter or Instagram.

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    About OrthoIndy and the OrthoIndy Hospital

    Founded over 50 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopedic practices in the Midwest. With over 70 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents from more than 10 convenient locations, OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Indians and Dance Kaleidoscope, as well as local colleges and high schools.

    Owned and operated by OrthoIndy physicians, OrthoIndy Hospital is central Indiana’s first specialty hospital with a direct focus on bone, joint, spine and muscle care and the most technologically advanced facility available for orthopedics in the Midwest. As a physician-owned hospital model, OrthoIndy Hospital’s top priorities are patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.

    Quality patient care serves as the foundation for the physician-owned and operated hospital, which is evident in the ratings received from Press Ganey Associates, Inc. From 2013 to 2016 OrthoIndy Hospital was named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for consistently achieving the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction. From 2009 to 2012, OrthoIndy Hospital was named the Summit Award Winner for sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years.

    For more information on OrthoIndy, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at OrthoIndy.com.

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  • Pippa Mann to join forces with Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart USA to form Team Empower

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    On December 8, 2016 • By

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    Pippa Mann is joining forces with karting standout Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart, and Top Kart USA to form Team Empower, an Indianapolis based karting team focused on showcasing and developing young female talent in karting. Team Empower’s goal will be to provide a platform and resources to empower young female racers, and help equip them with the skill-sets require both on and off the track, that will allow them to pursue their motorsports dreams.

    Pippa, a former European and World Championship Formula A karting competitor, previously raced under the Top Kart banner in her late teens competing in the Italian Open Championship, the European Championships, and the Karting World Cup in Japan. She has since climbed the motorsport ladder to compete in 5 Indianapolis 500 races, and is currently the second fastest female qualifier at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in history.

    “It’s amazing how sometimes in life things come full circle,” said Pippa. “I had so much fun in my teens when I was living in Italy, and competing on the factory Top Kart team, but at the same time, I was the only female driver on the team, often the only one competing at many of the events we were at. I never had a female mentor to help guide me, and there was never any female solidarity from the few other female racers there were. Since moving to the US in 2009 to race in Indy Lights, becoming more connected to the female racing scene has been increasingly important to me, and over the past few years I have been trying to find an opportunity where I would be able to help, give back, and hopefully be the person I wished I had had when I was growing up.”

    Abby began racing competitively at the age of 5 and has continued to advance towards her goal of becoming a professional race car driver. She has begun testing the McLaughlin Motorsports F1000, F2000 race cars and has shown very completive speed in her first outings. She currently is the highest ranked female in the IAME Sr. class and will begin racing the gear box classes offered in the Rok Cup and SKUSA.

    “This program, and the shared passion Pippa and I have for this team, and its goals, is very exciting to me,” said Abby McLaughlin. “We want to use this opportunity to help young female drivers focus not only on developing their race craft on track, but also to help teach them the skill-sets off track that will help them build their brands. With sponsorship being such a crucial element to being able to take the next steps in motorsport, we want to make sure that we focus on all angles of helping these young drivers develop in Team Empower, to give them the best possible opportunities to move up the ladder in the motorsport world.”

    “It’s refreshing to see the passion Abby and Pippa have to help promote and support other young female drivers,” said William McLaughlin Sr, advisor to Top Kart USA. “Usually drivers have a habit of being very self-focused, so it’s exciting to see two female drivers so willing to give back, and so invested in creating an entire female driving team. Having served as our test driver on many of the prototype chassis, Abby’s knowledge base will provide a huge source of information, and Pippa will be able to bring not only her coaching skills, but also her deep knowledge base on the business side of racing. Together, we believe they will make quite the leading combination.”

    Team Empower will utilize the latest World Championship Top Kart chassis in each of the senior, junior and cadet classes with support from Top Kart, and Top Kart USA. Pippa is expected to attend as many of the races as possible with her 2017 schedule, and is also expected to be found back behind the wheel of a Top Kart herself as 2017 progresses.

    To learn more about Team Empower, or to inquire about becoming part of the team, contact Abby at Top Kart USA, or by visiting the website at www.topkartusa.net.

    Top Kart USA located in Indianapolis Indiana is the largest distributer for Top Kart in North America.

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  • Pippa named to Susan G. Komen More Than Pink List

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    On October 3, 2016 • By

    Verizon IndyCar driver Pippa Mann has been named to Susan G. Komen’s “ The List“. The List is a group of individuals who are being honored for their contributions and impact in working for women and men facing breast cancer in conjunction with the launch of their new More Than Pink™ movement.

    Every year 40,000 women and men pass away from breast cancer, and while there is plenty of pink visible every October (National Breast Cancer Awareness month), More Than Pink serves to remind us that pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against the most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide.

    With the launch of a Bold Goal to reduce the number of current breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% in the next decade, Susan G. Komen is now rallying supporters to take an extra step, to help build on awareness and make an even bigger, bolder impact. “The List” is composed of individuals who embody the More Than Pink movement, including everyday heroes, scientists, clinicians, advocates, community leaders, athletes, musicians, and public leaders.

    “The past three years partnering with Susan G. Komen at the Indianapolis 500, to bring a pink car, and pink racing program, that serves as a fundraising beacon around our biggest event of the year, has been an incredible experience,” said Mann. “It started with the idea of simply changing my helmet colors, and allowing it to be auctioned off after the race, but with the support of Dale Coyne Racing, and the IndyCar fans, we’ve created something that is truly special to be a part of.“

    “I’ve met many friends on this journey so far, and sadly, I have lost friends who I have met in this community too. 40,000 is not just a number, these are real people, with families, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, parents, and friends. These are the people whose names have ridden with me, in the cockpit of my car, at the past two Indianapolis 500s, and these are the people who we are continuing to fight for.”

    To accomplish the Bold Gold, Susan G. Komen will focus on improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.

    “We’ve all witnessed the struggle of someone we love fighting breast cancer: a friend or co-worker, someone in our family, even ourselves,” said SVP of Marketing Miguel Perez. “More Than Pink is our rallying cry to encourage everyone to step up to the plate – in ways big and small – and become a hero.”

    Whether it’s a doctor who won’t give up on a patient, a volunteer who gives their time to ensure the Race for the Cure goes off without a hitch, a friend driving a breast cancer patient to chemo, or a child who sells lemonade in honor of his or her mother, More Than Pink provides a national platform on which to share stories, and to encourage others to join the movement. Learn more about how to donate, act, and get involved by visiting: komen.org/more-than-pink.

    To view the full List visit: komen.org/TheList

     

    About Susan G. Komen®

    Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

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  • Mann Perseveres in the Poconos

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    On August 24, 2016 • By

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    Last weekend at Pocono Raceway, Pippa Mann returned to the driver’s seat in the Verizon IndyCar Series for a second time this season. Having only competed at the Indianapolis 500 in May, Dale Coyne Racing asked Mann to return for the second 500 mile race on the 2016 schedule at the Pennsylvania track dubbed the “Tricky Triangle.” Without prior testing at the track, the weekend proved to not be without its issues, but the Dale Coyne Racing team persevered, proudly representing the names and legacies of deceased DCR drivers Justin Wilson and Bryan Clauson. Mann finished the event in 17th place, one position behind teammate Conor Daly in 16th.

    “It has definitely been a challenging weekend here at Pocono Raceway for many reasons,” said Mann. “I was much happier with the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car in the race than I had been all weekend, I feel like we made progress. However we were still struggling outright for speed, and we were unlucky with a mechanical issue where my anti-roll bar got stuck in the stiffest position. This wasn’t a huge impact at Turn 1, but with the wind direction, and the nature of the low banked Turn 3, it meant I had my hands full at that end of the track for a lot of the afternoon. After two stints, we decided we had to try and address the problem on pit-lane, and the crew did a great got getting the bar moving again, while losing minimal on track time. Unfortunately we were also unlucky all afternoon with when the yellows fell, just never allowing us to get any laps back.”

    It was also an emotional weekend for at all in the Dale Coyne Racing team as the event marked the one year anniversary since the passing of former Dale Coyne Racing driver Justin Wilson, and was the first race back for IndyCar since the passing of another driver to grace the DCR banner, Bryan Clauson. Clauson was on a mission to make 200 starts this year in his sprint car, midget, and winged sprint schedule, and was teammate to both Mann and Daly at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

    “It was a tough weekend, but I am very grateful to Dale Coyne Racing for choosing to put me in the car this weekend. Drivers from all over the sport have been helping get Bryan get to his 200 starts, and I know he was one day looking forward to racing at Pocono Raceway. It’s not the finish he would have wanted, but I hope he got to enjoy starting, and running this race with Conor and I today.”

    Mann’s finish of 17th at the end of the ABC Supply 500 makes her one of only three drivers in the IndyCar field to be running at the end of the past three 500 mile IndyCar races alongside Carlos Munoz, and Scott Dixon.

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  • Pippa returns to Pocono; Daly to drive the #88 BC Forever car in honor of Clauson

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    On August 16, 2016 • By

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    The entire Dale Coyne Racing team enters the race weekend at Pocono Raceway with heavy hearts following the loss of their Indianapolis 500 teammate Bryan Clauson over a week ago. To honor his memory Conor Daly will be driving the #88 BC Forever entry at the ABC Supply 500, and Pippa will be racing with a special ‘BC Still Chasing 200’ decal on her helmet.

    Clauson, who passed away from injuries sustained in a race incident at the Belleville Midget Nationals on August 6th, was on a mission this year, by ‘Chasing 200’ race starts in his ‘Circular Insanity’ tour. His teammates from May are now looking to help him reach that goal while paying tribute to him at Pocono Raceway this weekend.

    “This past week has been incredibly tough for everyone in the racing family, and I am amongst those who have been feeling the loss of a friend, and a teammate. When I heard from Dale (Coyne) last week that he had decided I would drive the #19 car this weekend, it meant so much to me, because it gives me the opportunity to be one of the drivers helping Bryan reach his 200 starts this year,” said Mann.

    “I’m adding a modified version of the BC Still Chasing 200 logo that Dale Coyne Racing have created for all of the IndyCar drivers to my helmet ahead of this weekend so I can carry him with me for the race. He told me in May he wanted to race an IndyCar here, so I hope between Conor and I, he sees this as us helping make those starts for him.”

    This weekend’s event marks Mann’s third visit to the 2.5 mile triangular oval, where she has finished in the top 15 on both her previous starts. She will have 90 minutes of practice on Saturday morning ahead of the 1.30 ET qualifying session.

    The ABC Supply 500 will be broadcast live on NBCSN starting at 3.00pm ET on Sunday, August 21st.

    Live timing and scoring will be available for all sessions on racecontrol.indycar.com.

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  • Pippa Recognized in Autocar’s Top 100 British Women

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    On July 12, 2016 • By

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    Last week in London, Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann was among 100 women to be recognized as the most influential British women in the global car industry. Celebrating women in the automotive industry, women from all branches of the field were celebrated for their success in and contributions to motorsport, product development, manufacturing, human resources, marketing, and more.

    Pippa began her racing career in Europe, becoming the first ever female driver to score points in the World Series by Renault. In 2009, she moved to the United States to compete in IndyCar’s Indy Lights series, becoming the first woman to win pole position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2011, Pippa joined the ranks of IndyCar, competing in her first Indianapolis 500, being only the eighth woman to do so. In 2016, she competed in her fifth 500, starting 25th and finishing 18th at the 100th running of the legendary event. As the only woman competing in the 33 car field, Pippa used the event to promote awareness for breast cancer, proudly supporting returning partner Susan G. Komen. The joint effort raised over $70,000 for the fight against breast cancer, bettering the previous year’s efforts by over $10,000.

    “It was an honor to be on Autocar’s list as one of the top 100 most influential British Women in the Automotive Industry,” said Pippa. “Meeting and listening to other notable women on the list speak last week at their event in London was both informative and inspirational. I was thrilled to be included, honored to be the only active racing driver on the list, and proud to represent IndyCar back in my home country.”

    While Pippa did not win in the motorsports category for Autocar’s Top 100 British Women, she was nominated alongside impressive names in racing including race engineer Leena Gade, former Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff, and winner, Williams F1 Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams.

    Click here for the full list of nominations.

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  • Pippa Mann Shows Career Best Indianapolis 500 Performance at 100th Running

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    On May 29, 2016 • By

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    Sunday at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Pippa Mann showed one of the strongest runs of her career at the famed event, running as high as eighth, and ultimately finishing 18th. Mann, the only woman competing in the 33 car field ran the 200 lap race in the No. 63 Honda with Dale Coyne Racing, her third year under the banner of Susan G Komen. Mann’s Indianapolis 500 campaign promoted breast cancer awareness and included a crowdfunding effort with a goal of raising $100,000 for the cause.

    Mann started the race in 25th, and with the help of her spotters, avoided several on track incidents to show a clean and consistent performance. With each pit stop, Mann praised the performance of her car to the Dale Coyne Racing crew, repeatedly asking that little on the car be changed.

    “As the race went on, we were able really keep improving the car at the stops,” said Mann. “As the track got hotter and more difficult to drive for the other people out there, our car kept getting better and better. That’s a great thing to have happen during a race like this.”

    A full course caution came out with less than 40 laps to go, and the Dale Coyne Racing crew brought Pippa into pit lane under yellow for a full service stop. She restarted in 16th, and with 21 laps to go, she cracked her way into the top 15. The rest of the field showed their hand, running low on fuel, with cars pitting one by one. As laps wound down and tension increased, Mann cleanly climbed her way to 8th position, hoping for a late race caution to allow for fuel conservation. With four laps to go, the crew of the No. 63 Susan G. Komen Honda called Pippa in for a splash of fuel, rejoining in 18th position. The 18th place finish marks an Indianapolis 500 career high for Mann, boosted by running in eighth position in the final laps. Although that late race caution the team so eagerly hoped for never came, Mann expressed satisfaction in her performance.

    “At the end there, we were really hoping for that lucky yellow, and we’d have come away with an incredible result,” remarked Mann. “I still have to be happy we had such a strong run here, especially seeing how hard the guys worked all day and all month long.”

    “I want to thank BREVAGenplus for believing in me and this car. I’m grateful they came on board to partner with us to make this year’s Indianapolis 500 possible. It’s really great to be able to represent a brand that has so many ties in the breast cancer space and whose mission is so similar to that of ours: to end breast cancer forever.”

    At the time of the checker flag, Mann and Susan G. Komen’s crowdfunding efforts raised $68,500, almost $10,000 more than the year before. The fundraiser ends tonight, and participants can take part until midnight via the official Get Involved Campaign on Indiegogo.

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  • Lyft and Pippa Mann to Partner at 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

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    On May 26, 2016 • By

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (May 26th, 2016) – Lyft, the online app based ride sharing transportation network that matches you with local drivers in minutes, is partnering up with Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

    With over 200 drivers scheduled to be working in Indianapolis over Memorial Day weekend, party goers and race fans who sign up for Lyft and choose to ride instead of drive can use the code PIPPA to earn a $50 credit.

    “With all of the amazing celebrations going on in Indianapolis for the 100th Running of the race this year, we wanted everyone to have a solution to help them get home safely at the end of the night,” said Mann. “We wanted to take this opportunity to help Lyft activate their “Lyft for Good” program in our community, to help ensure no one feels the need to drive home impaired.”

    Working in conjunction with the Speedway Police Department, Lyft will be available for fans as a transportation method to and from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race day. With sold out grandstands, sold out parking, and 400,000 people expected to be in attendance in the Speedway area, fans are encouraged to seek alternative methods of transportation to minimize delays. Lyft riders will be able to bypass the traffic, and be dropped off and picked up at a set location on Main Street in Speedway as part of a protocol in place with the Speedway Police Department.

    Not limited to race fans, the PIPPA code and $50 credit will also be available nationwide for Lyft riders. Mann will race in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with a Lyft logo on the #63 Dale Coyne Racing car. The race will air Sunday, May 29th at 12:00PM Eastern on ABC.

    The partnership between Mann, and Lyft was facilitated by Berle Smith, and G-Speed Race Management. G-Speed Race Management is proud to bring Pippa Mann and Lyft together to help make the fan’s experience of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 safer and easier.

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  • Pippa Qualifies 25th for 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

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    On May 23, 2016 • By

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    Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pippa Mann qualified 25th for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, entering herself into the legendary event for the fifth time in her motorsports career. Racing in the No. 63 Susan G. Komen car, Mann completed her four qualifying laps with an average speed of 226.006 miles per hour on the 2.5 mile circuit.

    “I’m just so proud of the whole Dale Coyne Racing team, and of my guys on the 63 car,” said Mann. “From the way we bounced back from yesterday, and a tough situation this morning in warm-up. It feels fantastic to go out there, and be back up to speed when it mattered in our qualifying run. We’ve had such a great car all week, that in different circumstances we would have liked to have gone faster today, but I’m really pleased with our effort, and now we can get back to focusing on our car for the race next weekend.”

    A delamination resulted in a rear wing end fence failure in turn two during her first qualifying lap, causing Mann to spin. Despite being able to prevent the car from making heavy contact, the Dale Coyne Racing crew was still faced with overnight repairs to ready the car for day two of qualifying to set the final race starting grid. Continuing issues from the day before resulted in Mann being unable to complete any flying laps in practice. However, after the session the team diagnosed and solved the remaining problems in time for Mann’s car to make it to the front of qualifying line. With no previous time from Saturday, Mann was scheduled to be the first qualifier of the day, and took to the track on schedule at 2:45PM. Her first series of flying laps since Friday saw her qualify the Dale Coyne Racing car supporting Susan G. Komen in 25th for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

    Mann’s 2016 effort will mark her fourth Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing, and her second representing Susan G. Komen. The partnership is part of a greater cause to raise $100,000 for Susan G. Komen, joining in the fight against breast cancer. Funds raised in this year’s efforts via the official Indiegogo campaign page will be used for breast cancer care and research.

    The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday May 29th, and will be broadcasted live on ABC at noon eastern on ABC. For more information, visit indycar.com.

     

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  • Pippa to Ring Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

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    On May 5, 2016 • By

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    Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG; Nasdaq: GENE, “Company”), a molecular diagnostics company specializing in women’s health, and provider of BREVAGenplus®, a first-in-class, clinically validated risk assessment test for sporadic breast cancer, announced today that it will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square and ring the Closing Bell on Friday, May 6th, 2016. Eutillio Buccilli, Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Technologies, will be joined by international race car driver and BREVAGenplus spokesperson, Pippa Mann, to perform the honorary ringing of the bell. The Closing Bell will ring at 4.00pm ET and will be televised on major U.S. finance and business networks or can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/nasdaq/live and https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live.

    “We are extremely pleased to be invited to the Nasdaq MarketSite for the ceremonial bell ringing at this exciting time for the Company as we ramp-up commercial activities for BREVAGenplus,” commented Eutillio Buccilli, Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Technologies. “The event has additional meaning to us as it ceremoniously marks, in earnest, the beginning of our partnership with Pippa Mann, a next generation athlete who has demonstrated true conviction and commitment to promoting women’s health and in particular, breast cancer awareness.”

    This past February, Genetic Technologies announced a partnership with Pippa Mann as part of a marketing program to raise the profile of BREVAGenplus. Mann is one of only nine female athletes to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the only female driver to start in the race over the past three consecutive years. The BREVAGenplus logo will feature on Mann’s racing and promotional apparel as well as the Dale Coyne Racing car supporting Susan G. Komen. In addition to Mann’s participation in key BREVAGenplus oriented events, her messaging and images will also appear in the Company’s promotional print, video and social media platforms. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016 will serve as the first event under the partnership program.

    The Indianapolis 500 is the largest single day sporting event in the world, in terms of on-site attendance, and offers significant promotional opportunities throughout the month of May leading up to race day on Sunday May 29th, Memorial Day weekend.

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    About Genetic Technologies Limited

    Genetic Technologies is a molecular diagnostics company that offers predictive testing and assessment tools to help physicians proactively manage women’s health. The Company’s lead product, BREVAGenplus®, is a clinically validated risk assessment test for non-hereditary breast cancer and is first in its class. BREVAGenplus improves upon the predictive power of the first generation BREVAGen test and is designed to facilitate better informed decisions about breast cancer screening and preventive treatment plans. BREVAGenplus expands the application of BREVAGen from Caucasian women to include African-Americans and Hispanics, and is directed towards women aged 35 years or above, who have not had breast cancer and have one or more risk factors for developing breast cancer. The Company has successfully launched the first generation BREVAGen test across the U.S. via its U.S. subsidiary Phenogen Sciences Inc. and the addition of BREVAGenplus, launched in October 2014, significantly expands the applicable market. The Company markets BREVAGenplus to healthcare professionals in comprehensive breast health care and imaging centres, as well as to obstetricians/gynaecologists (OBGYNs) and breast cancer risk assessment specialists (such as breast surgeons). For more information, please visit www.brevagenplus.com and www.phenogensciences.com.

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