Fobi AI Announces Shares for Debt Arrangement & Strategic Private Placement

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fobi AI Inc. (FOBI:TSXV) (FOBIF:OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Fobi“), an industry leader in harnessing AI and data intelligence to enable digital transformation, advises it has completed a shares-for-debt transaction with certain arm’s length creditors to the Company. The Company has settled $209,750 in outstanding debt in exchange for the issuance of 2,996,428 common shares of the Company (“Shares”) at a price of $0.07 per Share (the “Debt Settlement”), all of which are subject to a statutory hold period of four months in accordance with applicable securities laws. No finder’s fees or commissions were paid in connection with the Debt Settlement. The Debt Settlement is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).

The Company is also pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement financing (the “Offering”) of up to 15,000,000 units of the Company (“Units”) at a price per Unit of USD$0.10 for aggregate gross proceeds of up to USD$1,500,000. Each Unit shall consist of one (1) Share and one (1) Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall be exercisable to acquire one (1) additional Share at an exercise price of USD$0.20 until thirty-six (36) months from the date of issuance of the Warrants.

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Subject to compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and in accordance with National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”), the Units issuable pursuant to the Offering will be offered for sale to purchasers resident in Canada (other than Quebec), the United States and/or other qualifying jurisdictions.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for sales and marketing, product expansion and integration, market expansion and general working capital and corporate expenses.

The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about July 3, 2024, or such other date or dates as the Company may determine, and are subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including approval from the TSXV.

The securities of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an available exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referenced in this press release, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

This press release is available on the Fobi website.

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About Fobi AI

Founded in 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, Fobi is a leading AI and data intelligence company that provides businesses with real-time applications to digitally transform and future-proof their organizations. Fobi enables businesses to action, leverage, and monetize their customer data by powering personalized and data-driven customer experiences, and drives digital sustainability by eliminating the need for paper and reducing unnecessary plastic waste at scale.

Fobi works with some of the largest global organizations across retail & CPG, insurance, sports & entertainment, casino gaming, and more. Fobi is a recognized technology and data intelligence leader across North America and Europe, and is the largest data aggregator in Canada’s hospitality & tourism industry.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company

Rob Anson
Chief Executive Officer and Director

For more information, please contact:

Fobi AI Inc.   Fobi Website: www.fobi.ai
Rob Anson, CEO   Facebook: @ Fobiinc
T : +1 877-754-5336 Ext. 3   Twitter: @ Fobi_inc
E: [email protected]   LinkedIn: @ Fobiinc


This news release contains forward looking information or statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, which may include, without limitation, statements relating to the size, terms and completion of the Offering, the use of proceeds of the Offering, the receipt of TSXV approval in respect of the Offering, the technical, financial and business prospects of the Company, its assets and other matters. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking information or statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward looking information or statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward looking information or statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions including those regarding investor interest in the Offering, timing of receipt of regulatory approvals, general market conditions, present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the price of inputs including labour costs, the ability to achieve its goals, expected costs and timelines to achieve the Company’s goals, that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, and that financing will be available if and when needed and on reasonable terms. Such forward looking information or statements reflects the Company’s views with respect to future events and is subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties relating to litigation and arbitration and the costs and timelines associated with the same, the potential for unexpected costs and expenses and those other risks filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca. While such estimates and assumptions are considered reasonable by the management of the Company, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and regulatory uncertainties and risks. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking information or statements include, but are not limited to, the ability of the Company to complete the Offering on the terms described herein, including obtaining the requisite approval of the TSXV, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions, failure to compete effectively with competitors, failure to protect the Company’s intellectual property, failure to maintain or obtain all necessary permits, approvals and authorizations, failure to comply with applicable laws, risks relating to unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of equipment or processes, cost escalation, unavailability of personnel, materials and equipment, regulatory action or delays in the receipt of regulatory approval
s, work stoppages or disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and other legal matters), decreases in demand for the Company’s products and services, the impact of COVID-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate, an inability to predict and counteract the effects of COVID-19 on the business of the Company, including but not limited to, the effects of COVID-19 on the price of inputs, capital market conditions, restriction on labour and international travel and supply chains, loss of key employees, consultants, or directors, increase in costs, delayed results, litigation, and failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations. The Company does not undertake to update forward looking statements or forward-looking information, except as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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