First Global Announces Receipt of Application

TSX Venture Exchange: FGD
Frankfurt Stock Exchange: 1G5

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - First Global Data Limited ("First Global" or, the "Company") announces that it was recently served with an application by Fountain Asset Corp. ("Fountain"). The application has been commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

In the application, Fountain is seeking an order that the Company deliver to Fountain options to subscribe for and purchase 3,375,000 common shares of the Company at $0.10 per share pursuant to the terms of a Financial Advisor Agreement dated August 29, 2015. The Company maintains that Fountain is not eligible to receive these options for a variety of reasons. Fountain is also seeking a declaration that Fountain is entitled to subscribe for and purchase 3,500,000 common shares of the Company at $0.11 per share pursuant to a warrant certificate, dated August 31, 2015. First Global maintains that Fountain is not eligible to exercise the warrants.

The Company further notes, as it would like to ensure that its shareholders understand, that Fountain played an active role in forcing the Company to release 26 million common shares in 2015 in what was supposedly an unrelated transaction. The Company has noted in the past and is currently considering appropriate avenues of recourse in order to recover these shares.

The Company is in the process of investigating Fountain's allegations. Management believes that the legal proceeding commenced against the Company is without merit and intends to vigorously defend it.

About First Global

First Global is an international financial services technology ("FINTECH") company. The Company's two main lines of business are mobile payments and cross border payments. First Global's proprietary leading edge technology enables the convergence of compliant domestic and cross border payments, shopping, Peer to Peer ("P2P"), Business to Consumer ("B2C"), and Business to Business ("B2B") payments. First Global enables its strategic partners and clients around the world with our leading edge financial services technology platform.

Forward Looking Information:
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Although First Global believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate, that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because First Global can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this release. First Global undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of First Global, its securities, or financial or operating results (as applicable). First Global disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

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

SOURCE First Global Data Limited

For further information: please contact: Andre Itwaru, Chief Executive Officer, t: (416) 504-7092, e: ir@firstglobaldata.com

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