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GES and Smartmatic Further Relationship With Second Election

Global Arena Holding's Subsidiary and Leading Voting Technology Provider Team Up a Second Time for Major Union Election

/ -- Global Arena Holding, Inc. (OTC PINK: GAHC), (the "Company") announced today that the Company's subsidiary, Global Election Services, Inc. ("GES"), has furthered it relationship with Smartmatic, completing another major labor union election, with the industry's leading voting technology provider.

"I am really excited to see this relationship between GES and Smartmatic begin to take shape," said Mr. John Matthews, CEO of Global Arena Holding, Inc. "It's not every day you get the opportunity to collaborate with one of the world's leading election technology providers. Given that this is the second time Smartmatic has accepted the engagement, I'm pleased to know that GES is not only meeting our expectations, but those of industry leaders."

The first time GES worked with Smartmatic, was at a major election for a Hawaiian Union [July 2016] -- where GES successfully used Smartmatic's tabulation and scanning software. Management indicated that the system worked flawlessly and that the Hawaiian Union was pleased with the services GES provided. This second time, GES and Smartmatic worked together to run an election for a major Florida Labor Union.

In this election, GES utilized Smartmatic's Registration Process to ensure that all of the members who voted, were eligible to vote. The hardware and software for the registration system provided by Smartmatic, enabled GES' team to accurately -- in real time -- identify potential non-eligible envelopes quickly. The process worked seamlessly and provided all candidates and observers the transparency needed to feel confident that GES ran a fair and orderly election.

Mr. Matthew's concluded, "It goes without saying that once again, Smartmatic's hardware and software, along with the professionalism exhibited the Smartmatic team, substantiates their being a leader in election technologies worldwide. Smartmatic's system provided immediate and accurate data to GES, enabling the election to proceed seamlessly. I am certainly excited to see what tremendous opportunities evolve from a continuing relationship between GES and Smartmatic."

The election results will be filed with the International Union and the United States Department of Labor.

About Smartmatic

Founded in the US in 2000, Smartmatic is the leading provider of voting technologies and solutions worldwide. Today, out of the eight countries pioneering election automation, Smartmatic provides technology and services to six of them: Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, the Philippines, US and Venezuela.

The company has managed elections across five continents, processing over 3.7 billion votes. It serves customers through an organization comprising over 600 employees across 12 offices around the world. Smartmatic is headquartered in London, UK.

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About Global Arena Holding

The Company trades on the OTC Pink Sheets under the ticker symbol GAHC. The Company has been publicly traded since 2011 and holds a number of interests, including Global Elections Services, Inc., GAHI Acquisition Corp and Blockchain Technologies Corporation Inc. The Company focuses on acquiring technologies, patents and companies having the ability to leverage the blockchain crypto technology.

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