TORONTO, ON, (Thursday, June 4, 2020) – Torque Esports Corp. (TSX-V: GAME) (OTCQB: MLLLF) (“Torque”) today announced that it has submitted an application to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) and plans to file a Form 40-F Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in advance of the listing on NASDAQ.
The listing of Torque’s shares on NASDAQ will be subject to a number of regulatory requirements, including registration of its common shares with the SEC and a determination by the NASDAQ that Torque has satisfied all applicable listing requirements. Subject to approval for listing, the common shares will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) under the ticker symbol “GAME” and in the US OTC-QB under the ticker symbol “MLLLF”.
A NASDAQ trading date will be made public once all regulatory formalities are satisfied. In connection with the NASDAQ application, at its July 15, 2020 annual general and special shareholder meeting, Torque plans to seek shareholder approval to change its name to “Engine Media Holdings, Inc.” Torque also plans to seek shareholder approval for a consolidation of its shares, in the event that consolidation is needed to meet NASDAQ’s minimum bid condition for listing on NASDAQ.
Torque is proposing to consolidate its issued and outstanding common shares on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation common share for up to a maximum of fifteen (15) pre-consolidation common shares or such other consolidation ratio that the board of directors of Torque deems appropriate provided that such ratio shall not be greater than one (1) post-consolidation common share for up to a maximum of fifteen (15) pre-consolidation common shares.
Additional information relating to the proposed name change and consolidation will be included in the management information circular of Torque to be mailed out to shareholders and which will be made available on Torque’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Approval by Torque’s shareholders of the consolidation resolution does not mean that a consolidation will happen. Rather it affords Torque’s board of directors the right to implement one should they feel that it is in the best interest of Torque and of its shareholders with respect to Torque’s application for listing of its common shares on the NASDAQ market.
There are currently 112,632,323 Common Shares issued and outstanding. Should a full 15 for 1 Consolidation be approved by Shareholders and ultimately implemented by the Company’s board of directors, it is expected there will be approximately 7,508,820 post-consolidation common shares in the capital of Torque issued and outstanding.
The consolidation and name change are both subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
“In the past 12 months, Torque has experienced exponential growth in the scope and geographic footprint of its operations. Given our continued plans for expansion, we wanted to make sure that our access to investors keeps pace with the underlying growth of our business,” said Lou Schwartz, Torque’s Co-CEO.
“In this regard, we see a NASDAQ listing as a natural and important next step in growing our capital base and supporting our current and future investors. Finally, we believe the ‘Engine’ name will better reflect the dynamic nature of our operations.”
About Torque Esports
Torque is focused on accelerating new, live, immersive esports and interactive gaming experiences for consumers through its partnerships with traditional and emerging media companies and providing online interactive technology platforms and monetization services. To date, Torque’s combined companies have clients comprising more than 1,200 television, print and radio brands including CNN, ESPN, Discovery / Eurosport, Fox, Vice, Newsweek and Cumulus; dozens of gaming and technology companies including EA, Activision, Blizzard, Take2Interactive, Microsoft, Google, Twitch and Ubisoft; and have connectivity into hundreds of millions of homes around the world through their content, distribution and technology.
Torque Esports brands and businesses include UMG, Stream Hatchet, Eden Games, IDEAS + CARS, The-Race.com, WTF1, and Allinsports - for more information visit: www.enginegaming.com; Frankly and its wholly-owned subsidiary Frankly Media LLC, which provides a complete suite of online content and monetization solutions - for more information visit: www.franklymedia.com; and WinView, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company, a pioneer in mobile gaming and interactive second screen viewing and the owner of a portfolio of foundational patents in the field of interactive media - for more information visit: www.winview.tv.
For more information, visit www.enginegaming.com
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