WonderFi Comments on Recent Promotional Activity Pursuant to OTC Markets Request
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 8, 2022) - WonderFi Technologies Inc. (TSX: WNDR) (OTCQB: WONDF) (WKN: A3C166) (FTX: WNDR) (the "Company" or "WonderFi") has received a request from OTC Markets Group Inc. ("OTC Markets") to issue a statement about recent promotional activity regarding its common shares (the "Common Shares").
On November 3, 2022, OTC Markets informed the Company that it became aware of certain promotional activities related to the Company and the Common Shares traded on the OTCQB Venture Market, including the distribution of sponsored content published by Native Ads Inc. ("Native Ads") and its associated partners (including Market Jar Media Inc.) discussing the Company, its business and operations, and other digital asset and technology companies generally, including those that are publicly traded. The publications also contained summaries of recent news releases issued by the Company. OTC Markets provided an example of the promotional material for the Company's reference.
The Company understands this promotional activity did not result in any increased or unusual trading activity in the Common Shares.
After an inquiry by management, none of the Company's executive officers or directors have sold or purchased shares of the Company within the past 90 days. To the knowledge of the Company, no third-party service providers referred to herein have sold or purchased shares of the Company within the past 90 days. There are no controlling shareholders of the Company. The Company has not issued any shares or convertible instruments allowing conversion to equity securities at prices constituting a discount to the current market rate at the time of the issuance.
Native Ads is a third-party marketing firm retained by the Company to provide communications and media services. The sponsored content produced presented factual statements regarding the Company, its business, operations and industry. The Company provided Native Ads with publicly available source information for the sponsored content and retained editorial control over the wording in the materials, including reviewing the materials for factual accuracy prior to their dissemination. The Company does not believe the statements in the sponsored content were false or misleading. The appointment of Native Ads, the nature of the relationship between the Company and Native Ads, as well as compensation to be paid to Native Ads was publicly disclosed in a Company news release on September 7, 2021, which can be found under the Company's public profile on SEDAR and on the Company's website, as well as in the sponsored content. Native Ads owns and controls securities of the Company representing less than 1% of the total issued and outstanding Common Shares.
In the last 12 months, the Company has worked with Native Ads, as well as Digital Panda Consulting Inc., Rich TV Live Inc., Hybrid Financial Ltd., The Dales Report Inc., Departure Capital Inc. and Digitonic Limited (details of which have been publicly disclosed in a news release of the Company dated April 18, 2022) to provide the Company marketing, investor relations, public relations, or other related services (the "Service Providers"). To the knowledge of the Company, none of the Service Providers own or control, directly or indirectly, any securities of the Company.
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer:
Media / Investor Relations Contact:
Binu Koshy, Communications Director
WonderFi is a leading technology company with the mission of creating better, unified access to digital assets through centralized and decentralized platforms. WonderFi's executive team and Board of Directors have an established track record in finance and crypto. WonderFi's core team of engineers and technologists believe that everyone should have equal access to finance, and are aligned in the mission to empower people around the world to access finance in a simple, smart and secure way. For more information, visit www.wonder.fi.
Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This press release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company's beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such "could", "intend", "expect", "believe", "will", "projected", "estimated", or variations of such words.
By identifying such information and statements in this manner, the Company is alerting the reader that such information and statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such information and statements. In addition, in connection with the forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release, the Company has made certain assumptions. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information and statements are the following: changes in general economic, business and political conditions. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. A more fulsome description of risk factors that may impact our business, financial condition and results of operation is set out in our management's discussion and analysis and financial statements for the for the period ended June 30, 2022, as well as our annual information form, available on SEDAR.
Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. All subsequent written and oral forward- looking information and statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice.
The Toronto Stock Exchange has not approved or disapproved of the information contained in this release.
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