VersaPay Announces Closing of Sale of Merchant Services Business

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions, is pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced sale of all of the assets and property related to the Company's Merchant Services business (the "Transaction") to BluePay Canada, ULC ("BluePay"). In connection with closing of the Transaction, VersaPay has received $10,000,000 in cash, of which $500,000 has been placed in an escrow account for 12 months to cover potential purchase price adjustments and other potential liabilities for which BluePay is indemnified. An additional $1,000,000 will be payable to VersaPay 12 months following closing of the Transaction, conditional upon achievement of 5% growth in VersaPay's Merchant Service portfolio from newly acquired merchants over such 12-month period.

"We are very pleased to have completed this process in a timely manner, allowing us to focus on our ARCTM business in 2017," commented Craig O'Neill, CEO of VersaPay. "We are now well positioned from a working capital standpoint as we pursue the tremendous opportunity that exists in providing an innovative accounts receivable solution across a wide spectrum of industries. We are one month into the year and now have 50 sales reps trained and in-market from our two Canadian partners.  Our focus on launching these partners in Canada while adding new channel partners in the US to augment our growing direct sales pipeline should lead to strong revenue growth this year."

In addition, the Company announces that President Patrick McDonald, who previously led the Company's Merchant Services business, has resigned in order to pursue other opportunities.  

"We would like to thank Patrick for his tremendous contribution to our organization and helping lead the Merchant Services business over the last 9 years," stated Craig O'Neill. "We wish Patrick much success in his future endeavors."

About VersaPay

VersaPay is a leading cloud-based invoice presentment and payment provider for businesses of all sizes. VersaPay's ARC software-as-a-service offering allows businesses to easily deliver customized electronic invoices to their customers, to accept credit card and EFT payments and automatically reconcile payments to their ERP and accounting software. VersaPay is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and also has operations in Montreal.

More information about VersaPay can be found on the Company's website at www.versapay.com or under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Forward Looking and Other Cautionary Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future. Such forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words and phrases such as "plans," "expects," "is expected," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would," "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.

These forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect the Company's current judgment regarding the direction of the business. Management believes that these assumptions are reasonable. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Company.

Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with Canadian securities regulators and available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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SOURCE VersaPay Corporation

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For further information: John McLeod, Vice President, Marketing, VersaPay Corporation, 647-258-9406, john.mcleod@versapay.com; Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc., 416-644-5081, bpedram@virtusadvisory.com

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