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Esposito Securities Provides Initial Seed Capital for Successful Launch of the Aptus Defined Risk ETF (DRSK)


Fund follows Aptus Defined Risk Index

Securities, LLC
("Esposito"), a leading provider of ETF seed capital
and other key services to both the asset management industry and
institutional investors, is celebrating this month's successful launch
of the Aptus Defined Risk ETF (NYSE:DRSK), for which Esposito provided
initial seed capital.

DRSK launched on August 8, 2018, and traded 228,176 shares on its first
day. It has since continued to see strong volume, trading on average
more than 329,374 shares.

"With DRSK, Aptus ETFs is continuing their mission to bring new and
improved ETFs to market," said Mark Esposito, CEO of Esposito
Securities, LLC. "This is another great example of the kind of
creativity that continues to drive ETF industry growth and we are
excited about the opportunity to continue to work with Aptus over the
long term. The team at Aptus is a group of professionals we are very
fond of."

"Our ultimate objective is to enhance outcomes through innovative
offerings. The Aptus Defined Risk ETF was built to solve dampened return
expectations and duration risk in the fixed income space. We are
providing a different perspective for fixed income allocation and are
excited for advisors to kick the tires as to why that is. So far, the
demand has been exciting," said JD Gardner, Founder and Managing Member,
Aptus Capital Advisors.

Esposito Securities has played a major role in helping its ETF sponsor
clients prosper during the recent, unprecedented growth in the ETF
industry. Throughout its 10-year history in ETFs, Esposito has assisted
funds in seeding, the creation and redemption of ETF shares, and
executing trades in the underlying securities.

Esposito offers custom and standard basket trading for ETFs as well as
seed capital, rebalance work-up and assistance, and superior execution
with the option of Post Trade and Best Execution analytical reporting
for all funds. Esposito also trades all listed equity and index options.

"Through our best-in-class technology, operations and trading services,
we've helped numerous ETF sponsors come to market and grow their
footprints. At the same time, we've helped investors of all types and
sizes find opportunities and express their investment ideas," added
Esposito. "We're always developing new ways to deliver value to both the
fund sponsor and investor communities."

About Esposito Securities LLC

Our broker/dealer (
is a financial firm trading various types of securities for
institutions. Committed to excellence, we contend with some of the
world's largest securities firms, but when you trade with Esposito, you
are not just another number, you are part of the family. Our approach is
personal, intelligent, and thorough. We tailor our dynamic platform to
the specific needs of our clients.

The cornerstone of our success is a unique blend of advanced trading
technologies and extensive human networks which we combine to provide
our clients with premium, high-touch execution services.

About Aptus Capital Advisors

Aptus is an innovative investment manager located in Fairhope, Alabama
focused on behavioral finance. There is a gap between what the market
gives and what the typical investor gets. Our aim is to minimize that
gap. We deliver an investing experience that's rules-based,
risk-managed, and designed for long term success.

Equity trading and ETF services are offered through Esposito Securities
LLC, a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, The information contained
within is not a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any securities.

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