First Global Announces New Private Placement and Provides Corporate Update


TSX Venture Exchange: FGD
Frankfurt Stock Exchange: 1G5

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 /CNW/ - First Global Data ("First Global" or the "Company") would like to advise that it has filed a price protection toward a new private placement offering.

The Company is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of up to 14,285,714 units of the Company (the "Units") at a price of $0.70 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $10,000,000. Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share in the capital of the Company (a "Common Share") and one (1) Common Share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one (1) Common Share at an exercise price of $0.90 per share for a period of three (3) years from the Closing Date (the "Warrant Expiry Date").

In the event that, during the period following 12 months from the Closing Date, the volume-weighted average trading price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange exceeds $1.80 per Common Share for any period of 20 consecutive trading days, the Company may, at its option, within five business days following such 20-day period, accelerate the Warrant Expiry Date by delivery of notice to the registered holders (an "Acceleration Notice") thereof and issuing a press release (a "Warrant Acceleration Press Release", and, in such case, the Warrant Expiry Date shall be deemed to be 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the 30th day following the later of (i) the date on which the Acceleration Notice is sent to Warrant holders, and (ii) the date of issuance of the Warrant Acceleration Press Release.

The Units and the underlying securities issuable in connection with the Offering are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period.

Closing of the Offering is anticipated to be on or about March 10, 2017, and is subject to receipt of the TSX Venture Exchange, and other applicable regulatory approvals.

First Global is requesting of IIROC the continuation of the halt trade until the close of its private placement.

First Global would also like to advise that it is embarking on its North American launch strategy which has been accelerated due to significant global interest by large enterprise international payment organizations to partner with First Global for FINTECH payment services both domestically and for cross border payments to and from North America. Part of the use of proceeds from the private placement noted above is to accelerate the Company's deployment in North America which includes increasing staffing to deploy the significant opportunities.

The Company would also like to update that in reference to its January 25, 2017 news release regarding a Joint Venture ("JV") with Selectcore Limited ("Selectcore" TSX Venture Exchange: SCG), both companies are moving quickly to finalize a definitive agreement.

The Company intends to provide updates on all of the above matters as updates become available.

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.

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.

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

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.

SOURCE First Global Data Limited

For further information: Andre Itwaru, Chief Executive Officer, t: (416) 504-3813, e:


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