VANCOUVER, BC, December 28, 2023 - Fobi AI Inc. (FOBI:TSXV)(FOBIF:OTCQB) (the "Company" or "Fobi"), an industry leader in harnessing AI and data intelligence to enable digital transformation, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), Jason Tong, has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. Mr. Tong will continue to support the Company as a consultant until January 31, 2024, assisting in the completion of the Company's audited annual financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2023, the related management's discussion and analysis (the “Annual Filings”), and the Q1 2024 interim financial statements and related disclosures (the “Q1 Filings”). Mr. Tong’s services have been provided to Fobi through a third-party CFO firm, of which Mr. Tong is a principal, that provides fractional CFO services to various organizations. The Company also announced that its Annual General and Special Meeting scheduled for 10am PST (Vancouver time) on December 29, 2023 (“AGM”) has been postponed.
Jason Tong, Fobi’s outgoing CFO stated, “The demand for our company’s fractional accounting and business services is growing rapidly, in line with the organic growth and expansion of the Fobi business. To ensure a successful and sustainable growth period for both organizations and to best ensure maximum success for the Fobi business, a more dedicated and focused approach is best suited, which unfortunately we are unable to commit to at this time. However, our team remains fully committed to supporting the Company through the completion of the Annual Filings and Q1 Filings.”
Fobi CEO, Rob Anson, expressed his gratitude for Jason and his team's contributions, stating, "It has been a pleasure to work with Jason and his team. However, given the current market conditions, organizations are striving to streamline their operations and increase agility. The fractional business service model is experiencing rapid growth. Jason and his team have provided exceptional service, and I wish them all the best in their current and future endeavours."
To fill the role of CFO, the Company has appointed Mark Lotz, a highly experienced senior CFO with over three decades of leadership and corporate finance experience. Mr. Lotz has successfully worked with growth-stage publicly listed companies across various industries, including SaaS, manufacturing, mining, technology, and financial services. He will assume the position immediately.
The Company also announces the postponement of its AGM as the Company continues to finalize and file its Annual Filings, which must be receipted by shareholders at the AGM. The Company will update shareholders with particulars of the new AGM date and time in due course.
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About Fobi AI
Founded in 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, Fobi is a leading AI and data intelligence company that provides businesses with real-time applications to digitally transform and future-proof their organizations. Fobi enables businesses to action, leverage, and monetize their customer data by powering personalized and data-driven customer experiences, and drives digital sustainability by eliminating the need for paper and reducing unnecessary plastic waste at scale.
Fobi works with some of the largest global organizations across retail & CPG, insurance, sports & entertainment, casino gaming, and more. Fobi is a recognized technology and data intelligence leader across North America and Europe, and is the largest data aggregator in Canada's hospitality & tourism industry.
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