Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 21, 2022) – Wellfield Technologies, Inc. (TSXV: WFLD) (OTCQB: WFLDF) (FSE: K8D) (the “Company” or “Wellfield“), today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (the “LOI“) to enter into an agreement to acquire a North American business that operates a blockchain-based, digital platform to manage title, custody, trade and settlement of physical precious metals for institutional clients (the “Proposed Acquisition Target“). Wellfield expects to reach a definitive agreement to acquire the Proposed Acquisition Target within 30 days of the signing of the LOI (the “Transaction“).
Levy Cohen, CEO of Wellfield, commented, “Wellfield’s proprietary decentralized blockchain technologies are set to bring needed innovation to our existing client base, but they also have broad applicability beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum. This LOI reflects the Company’s intent to go beyond cryptocurrency by entering and supporting traditional financial markets and established institutions. We see the large, liquid global precious metals market as a perfect opportunity to showcase the value that Wellfield can bring to commodity market participants, institutional and retail alike. The Proposed Acquisition Target has built a robust platform that uses blockchain to digitize physical precious metal ownership in a way that is safeguarded and legally recognized by a sovereign custodian. The founders and management team have partnered with highly reputable investors and customers in the capital markets and precious metals industry, and we look forward to proceeding with due diligence with a view to reach a definitive agreement.”
The Letter of Intent
Under the terms of the LOI, the Company and the Proposed Acquisition Target will exclusively negotiate the entering into of a definitive agreement with respect to the Transaction. Negotiations with, and a due diligence review of, the Proposed Acquisition Target are in the preliminary stages and if acceptable to the Company, it is anticipated that the Company will acquire all issued and outstanding securities of the Proposed Acquisition Target in exchange for an aggregate of approximately 15,000,000 securities of the Company. The Company expects to announce additional details regarding the Transaction when a definitive agreement is executed.
No assurances can be made that the parties will successfully negotiate and enter into a definitive agreement, or that the Transaction will be consummated on the terms or timeframe currently contemplated, or at all. Any transaction would be subject to customary approvals and conditions.
Other Corporate Updates
The Company has also announced that it has changed its auditor from MNP LLP (“MNP“) to Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP (“KRP“). The change of auditor has been made in connection with the resignation of MNP as the Company’s auditor and the Company has subsequently appointed KRP as the Company’s auditor, until the next annual general meeting of the Company.
There are no reservations or modified opinions in MNP’s reports on the Company’s financial statements for the “relevant period” nor are there any “reportable events”, each as defined in National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations (“NI 51-102“).
In connection with the change of auditor the Company has changed its financial year-end from December 31 to March 31. The change in financial year-end has been made in connection with the resignation of MNP in order to provide KRP sufficient time to review and audit the Company’s requisite financial filings.
For details regarding the change of auditor, and change in year-end, reference is made to the Notice of Change of Auditor and Notice of Change in Year-End, pursuant to NI 51-102, filed by the Company on SEDAR. and available at www.sedar.com.
About Wellfield Technologies (TSXV: WFLD) (OTCQB: WFLDF) (FSE: K8D)
Wellfield is an R&D focused Fintech company that operates on public blockchains including Bitcoin and Ethereum. The Company operates a regulated platform that onboards customers globally at scale, leveraging its proprietary decentralized technology to offer highly disruptive on-chain self-custody solutions. Wellfield operates through two brands: Coinmama, which with a growing base of more than 3.5 million registered users, is one of the most trusted and enduring global brands operating in the crypto space; and Wellfield Capital, which the Company announced in late 2022 to meet the needs of institutional users and professional investors.
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