PCG Advisory Group and 8020 Connect of Canada Sign Letter of Intent for Joint Venture to Launch the First Regulatory Compliant Social Media Investor Platform in the U.S.

September 28, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, and Calgary, Canada, Sept. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE — PCG Advisory Group, a leading New York City-based investor relations and digital strategies firm, and 8020 Connect Inc. (“8020”) today announced that that they have entered into an LOI to complete a 50/50 Joint Partnership Agreement which would launch the first regulatory compliant social media investor platform (www.8020connect.com) for U.S. listed issuers and the global investment community.

The joint venture brings together a leading disruptive technology, over 100 years of combined industry experience and a base of U.S. clients and investors. This new partnership will launch the same successful 8020 platform as in Canada, now dedicated to a U.S. audience of listed issuers, shareholders, investors and industry professionals.

8020 is a Canadian based, regulatory-compliant and monitored interactive investor communication platform connecting a global audience of small-cap investors to a network of active micro-cap to mid-cap corporations and industry influencers. 8020 allows corporate clients (issuers) to host corporately-controlled investor/shareholder groups, allowing a company’s management and communications teams to engage interested parties in a corporate educational dialogue; and providing users (current and prospective shareholders) with a curated forum within which to exchange views.

“We believe that the 8020 platform is uniquely positioned to offer our clients and all other U.S. listed issuers a powerful tool to engage with their shareholders, stakeholders and other interested parties. Our experience has always been that improved communication is a path to improving cost of capital and increasing trading liquidity,” noted PCG’s Founder and CEO, Jeff Ramson.

Darren Stewart, 8020 CEO and Co-Founder, stated, “Canada is a great community to build and develop technologies like 8020, but the U.S. provides us an economy of scale not available in Canada. Finding a strong partner like PCG will help us to navigate the U.S. markets and establish operations quickly.”

“For our part,” commented D’Arcy Funfer, 8020’s President and Co-Founder, “we are extremely excited to align ourselves with a capital markets advisory firm like PCG, which has the capabilities to assist 8020 in effectively launching this dedicated 8020 platform to the American and International investment communities.”

About 8020 Connect

8020 Connect is the Canadian investment industry’s social media platform for the interactive sharing of knowledge and ideas between industry professionals, public companies and individual investors, with the goal of increasing communication and participation in the Canadian investment industry. For more information, go to: www.8020connect.com

About PCG Advisory Group

Founded in 2008, PCG Advisory is dedicated to the delivery of top-tier strategic advisory services that encompass investor and stakeholder relations, capital markets navigation, corporate communications and social media management for emerging growth companies. The team at PCG has extensive experience with life science, fintech and blockchain technology and works with innovative and emerging companies from around the globe. As an aggregation, distribution, and engagement platform, PCG reaches thousands of individual, retail and institutional investors and stakeholders in its proprietary and extensive distribution network, and through the use of unique digital marketing and audience development techniques. For more information, go to: www.pcgadvisory.com

For Further Information Contact:  PCG Advisory Group: Jeff Ramson, CEO T: 646. 863.6341 E: jramson@pcgadvisory.com Gregory Barton, Digital Services & Social Media T: 646.863.6341 E: gbarton@pcgadvisory.com 8020 Connect Inc. Darren Stewart, CEO T: 403.835.1810 E: darren@8020connect.com D’Arcy Funfer, President T: 403.214.0218 E: darcy@8020connect.com

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