Espial Group Inc. Annual General and Special Meeting Information

OTTAWA, Ontario--()--Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company") advises that it will hold its annual general and special meeting of shareholders on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10am (Ottawa Time), in Ottawa, Ontario. Materials for the meeting, including the Company's notice of meeting and management information circular, have been filed under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and will also be available on the Company's website at www.espial.com/Investors.

In the management information circular, the Company provides details of its proposal to elect six directors, comprised of five of the directors elected at Espial’s last annual general meeting (Peter Seeligsohn, Michael Lee, Michael Hayashi, Kumanan Yogaratnam and Jaison Dolvane), and one new nominee, Aamir Hussain. The Company also proposes to reappoint KPMG LLP as auditors. Three ordinary resolutions are also included in this year’s agenda. The first ordinary resolution ratifies the Company’s shareholder rights plan, as amended. The second ordinary resolution approves certain unallocated options under the Company’s stock option plan for the ensuing three-year period, and the third ordinary resolution ratifies the Company’s By-Law 1A. Such matters are described in detail in the Company’s management information circular.

Shareholder Questions:

Shareholders who have any questions or require assistance with voting may contact Espial’s Proxy Solicitation Agent:

Laurel Hill Advisory Group
Toll Free: 1-877-452-7184
International: +1 416-304-0211 outside Canada and the US
By Email: assistance@laurelhill.com

About Espial (www.espial.com)

With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating powerful content discovery and intuitive navigation. Service providers achieve ‘Web-speed’ innovation with Espial’s flexible, open software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with R&D centers in Seattle, Montreal, Silicon Valley, Cambridge and Lisbon, and with sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains information that is forward looking information with respect to Espial within the meaning of Section 138.4(9) of the Ontario Securities Act (forward looking statements) and other applicable securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In particular, statements or assumptions about, economic conditions, ongoing or future benefits of existing and new customer, and partner relationships or new board nominees, our position or ability to capitalize on the move to more open systems by service providers, existing or future opportunities for the company and products (including our ability to successfully execute on market opportunities and secure new customer wins) and any other statements regarding Espial's objectives (and strategies to achieve such objectives), future expectations, beliefs, goals or prospects are or involve forward-looking information.

Forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions. While the company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking information, by its nature necessarily involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements or could cause our current objectives and strategies to change, including but not limited to changing conditions and other risks associated with the on-demand TV software industry and the market segments in which Espial operates, competition, Espial’s ability to continue to supply existing customers and partners with its products and services and avoid being displaced by competitive offerings, effectively grow its integration and support capabilities, execute on market opportunities, develop its distribution channels and generate increased demand for its products, economic conditions, technological change, unanticipated changes in our costs, regulatory changes, litigation, the emergence of new opportunities, many of which are beyond our control and current expectation or knowledge.

Additional risks and uncertainties affecting Espial can be found in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition and its Annual Information Form for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. If any of these risks or uncertainties were to materialize, or if the factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking information were to prove incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those that are expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein and our current objectives or strategies may change. Espial assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

Contacts

Espial Group Inc.
Carl Smith, +1 613-230-4770
Chief Financial Officer
csmith@espial.com

Release Summary

Espial Group Inc. Annual General and Special Meeting Information

Contacts

Espial Group Inc.
Carl Smith, +1 613-230-4770
Chief Financial Officer
csmith@espial.com