FOBI Completes Acquisition of Qples – A Leading Coupon Platform Company
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Further to the Company’s press release of September 27th, 2021, FOBI AI Inc. (TSXV: FOBI, OTCQB: FOBIF) (the “Company” or “Fobi”), a leader in providing real-time data analytics through artificial intelligence to drive operational efficiencies and profitability, is pleased to announce the receipt of TSXV approval and completion, on October 13, 2021, of the acquisition of Qples.
TERMS OF THE TRANSACTION
In consideration for the acquisition of certain assets and certain specified liabilities of Qples, FOBI will pay to Qples the aggregate purchase price of US$3,151,385 (the “Purchase Price”) paid as follows: (i) US$2,120, payable in cash; and (ii) the remainder of the Purchase Price will be satisfied by the issuance of 1,222,551 common shares of FOBI (the “Shares”), being the remainder of the Purchase Price converted into Canadian funds using the Bank of Canada daily exchange rate on the date that is five (5) TSX Venture Exchange trading days prior to the closing date of the Acquisition (the “Closing Date”) at a price per share equal to $3.24 CAD. Qples also has the opportunity to earn up to a US$1,000,000 earn out (the “Earn-Out”). The Earn-Out will be calculated based on the revenue derived from the assets purchased from Qples (the “Asset Derived Revenue”) over the period from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022 (the “Earn-Out Period”). Pursuant to the Earn-Out, Qples can earn US$500,000 in Shares if the Asset Derived Revenue meets or exceeds US$1,600,000 during the Earn-Out Period or can earn US$1,000,000 in Shares if the Asset Derived Revenue meets or exceeds US$3,200,000 during the Earn-Out Period. The price per share for the issuance of Shares in payment of the Earn-Out will be a fraction, the numerator of which is the applicable Earn-Out amount, if any, at the end of the Earn-Out Period converted into Canadian funds at the Bank of Canada daily exchange rate on the date that is five (5) Exchange trading days prior to the date notice is given by FOBI to Qples of the calculation of the Asset Derived Revenue (the “Earn-Out Notice”), and the denominator of which is the ten (10) day VWAP for the period ending five (5) Exchange trading days prior to the date of the Earn-Out Notice. Any Shares issued in connection with the Acquisition will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance, as well as restrictions pursuant to applicable US securities laws. Pursuant to the APA, FOBI will also loan US$294,405.28 to Qples (the “Qples Loan”) in order for it to repay an outstanding loan with the United States Small Business Administration. The Qples Loan will be repaid to FOBI, in whole or in part, pursuant to the terms of the APA.
Qples is a next generation provider of digital coupons and the first-ever coupon platform that natively integrates with Facebook, while still functioning in other mediums or channels: website, blog, banner ads, QR codes, Twitter and more. For the first time, brands are able to deliver manufacturer-level digital coupons, including unprecedented fraud prevention features, into any digital platform and track the performance via detailed data and analytics.
Through our proprietary coupon delivery platform, Qples provides brands with data about the offers and the consumers such as name, gender, location, point of origin and much more. Qples provides a disruptive and cost-effective way for brands and businesses to accurately market to consumers across social, local and mobile channels. Qples recently announced the launch of the Grocery Coupon Network mobile application, the first IOS and Android app to allow consumers to discover, save and redeem both print@home and universal digital coupons in one place. Additionally with the ability to bundle all digital coupons into one master barcode, lane time is preserved, and consumers can take advantage of a truly contact-less redemption of coupons.
Fobi is a cutting-edge data intelligence company that helps our clients turn real-time data into actionable insights and personalized customer engagement to generate increased profits. Fobi's unique IoT device has the ability to integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure to enable data connectivity across online and on-premise platforms creating highly scalable solutions for our global clients. Fobi partners with some of the largest companies in the world to deliver best-in-class solutions and operates globally in the retail, telecom, sports & entertainment, casino gaming, and hospitality & tourism industries.
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