Zaio Corporation Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire U.S. Appraisal Management Company

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CALGARY, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Zaio Corporation (TSXV: ZAO) ("Zaio" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent (the "LOI") to acquire a U.S. national Appraisal Management Company (AMC). The transaction is expected to close within 45 days of submission and will not require any additional capital to be raised.

Purchase price will consist of both shares of Zaio and cash for which financing has been arranged. Existing AMC management will remain in place.  Closing is subject to definitive documentation and applicable regulatory approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

"We are thrilled to be acquiring a national Appraisal Management Company to meet demand from our current client base using our existing Valuation Vision technology and immediately bolster our top line. Through this acquisition, we become licensed in all 50 states to perform a wider scope of appraisal services, as well as retain the top tier management team of an industry leading AMC," said Shane Copeland, CEO of Zaio Corporation. "This proposed acquisition will significantly broaden our operational bandwidth, revenue and market penetration with the rapid expansion into the next generation of appraisal products such as MVPro. Through acquisition rather than building we are better able to take advantage of pending appraisal opportunities at a much faster pace."

There is no assurance the acquisition will close.

About Zaio Corporation

Zaio Corporation provides real estate valuation technologies to deal with today's dynamic housing market through its proprietary valuation solutions.  Every day GSE, banking, and investor clients rely on our proprietary solutions to fund loans and value assets. At Zaio, our mission is to ensure that our solutions provide businesses and consumers unparalleled insight into their real estate assets. For more information, visit www.zaio.com.

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

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy and of the securities in the United States.  The securities of the Company will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended the U.S. Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking statements which may include financial and business prospects, as well as statements regarding the Company's future plans, objectives or economic performance and financial outlooks. Such statements are subject to risk factors associated with the real estate industry, the overall economy in both Canada and the United States. Forward-looking information in this press release, includes, among other things, information relating to any applicable approvals required in order to complete the transaction, which may include, but is not limited to, the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.  The Company believes that the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable but actual results may be affected by a variety of variables and may be materially different from the results or events predicted in the forward-looking statements. Readers are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In evaluating forward-looking statements readers should consider the risk factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities of the Company will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act

SOURCE Zaio Corporation

For further information: visit www.zaio.com or contact: Shane Copeland, CEO, Zaio Corporation, 760-208-6460, scopeland@zaio.com; Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc., 416-644-5081, bpedram@virtusadvisory.com


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