Wi2Wi announces the Election of its Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board, Approval of Restricted Share Unit Plan, and Grant of Restricted Share Units
TORONTO, Ontario and Middleton, Wisconsin/June 23, 2017 / Wi2Wi Corporation ("Wi2Wi" or the "Company"), announces that Messrs. Michael Sonnenreich, Dr. Fraser C. Henderson Sr M.D., Harry Bloomfield Q.C., Michael Pesner CPA, CA and Zachariah Mathews were elected as directors of the Company at the annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 20, 2017 (the AGM). Following the AGM, Sharad Mistry and Eugene Hretzay retired from the Board of directors of the Company as they did not stand for re-election. The Company wishes to sincerely thank Messrs. Mistry and Hretzay for their contribution over the years. At the AGM the disinterested shareholders also approved, ratified and confirmed the adoption of the Restricted Share Unit Plan (the RSU Plan) of the Company.
Following the AGM, the Board of directors appointed Mr. Michael Sonnenreich as Chairman of the Board of directors. The Board of directors also granted an aggregate of 1,808,350 Restricted Share Units (the RSUs) to the directors, officers and employees of the Company. The RSUs grants follow the guidelines set out in the RSU Plan and are subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange. The RSUs issued to directors will vest on June 20, 2018 while the RSUs granted to officers and employees will vest equally over a three year period.
“We are pleased with the Company’s progress and the reception received by our clients for our new products. The Company is investing capital in new equipment and machinery to increase our manufacturing capacity and insure faster delivery to our clients.” Said Mr. Michael Sonnenreich, the Chairman of the board of directors.
“We continue to focus on releasing new best in class products from both our product lines; Frequency Control and Wireless Connectivity. We will be announcing several new best in class industry’s products in the coming months.” Said Mr. Zachariah Mathews, President and CEO of the company.
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About IoT and M2M
Essentially, IoT and M2M describe the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. Driven by several factors including the growth in the availability of Broadband Internet, which reduces the cost of connecting, and the related increase in Wi-Fi capabilities as well as sensors built into myriad technologies, this has been described as the “perfect storm” for the IoT. Almost any device with an on and off switch that can be connected to the Internet (and/or to each other) – anything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, cars, as well as machine components in the engine of a jet airplane or the drill of an oil rig. According to analyst firm Gartner, by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. Others think this figure could be too conservative by a factor of four.
About Wi2Wi Corporation
Wi2Wi is a vertically-integrated technology company which designs, manufactures and markets high performance, low power wireless connectivity solutions, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) modules, and frequency control devices. The Company's products and services address numerous applications in the markets of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), Avionics, Space, and Government Sponsored Projects. Wi2Wi's products and value-added services provide highly integrated, rugged, robust, and reliable multiprotocol wireless actuators with embedded software, along with customized timing and frequency control devices for customers, worldwide. The Company was founded in 2005 and is strategically headquartered in San Jose, California with satellite offices in Middleton, Wisconsin and Hyderabad, India. Wi2Wi's manufacturing operations, its laboratory for reliability and quality control, together with design and engineering for timing and frequency control devices are located in Middleton, WI. The branch office, located in Hyderabad, India, focuses on the development of wireless connectivity; both hardware and software. Wi2Wi's strategic objective is to service the unique needs of each customer by providing end to end wireless integration solutions and highly customizable timing and frequency control devices. Wi2Wi distinguishes itself from commodity grade products, with best in the market performance, highly reliable, low power wireless connectivity products with integrated software that supports broader temperature ranges and a longer product life cycle. Furthermore, Wi2Wi's end to end product solutions helps the customer substantially reduce their end product expense, certification cost, and overall R&D investment, in addition to substantially reducing the time to market. Wi2Wi has partnered with best in class global leaders in technology, manufacturing, and sales. The Company uses a wide network of manufacturer's representatives, worldwide, to promote its products and services, and has partnered with world class distributors for the fulfillment of orders along with direct sales.
Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including management's assessment of future plans and operations, and the timing thereof, that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with the ability to access sufficient capital, the impact of general economic conditions in Canada, the United States and overseas, industry conditions, stock market volatility. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceeds, that the Company will derive there from. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements and if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.