AGBA/TRILLER Merger Valued at $4 Billion: Enhancing Shareholder Value for the Present and Future

April 19, 2024 by No Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2024 — NASDAQ-listed, AGBA Group Holding Limited (“AGBA”), has previously announced that on April 16, 2024, it had entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) to combine AGBA with Triller Corp. (“Triller”), a leading Artificial Intelligence-driven social video platform (together, the “Merger” or the “Transaction”). Upon completion of the Transaction, AGBA will become a Delaware corporation that wholly owns Triller, and AGBA itself will be majority-owned (80%) by current Triller stockholders and restricted stock unit (“RSU”) holders. The Boards of Directors of Triller and AGBA have agreed to value the Combined Group (i.e. AGBA + Triller) at US$4.0 billion. Triller shareholders (including holders of Triller RSUs) will own 80% of the pro forma Combined Group representing a valuation of US$3,200 million (80% of US$4,000 million). AGBA has 74.4 million shares outstanding today, and current AGBA shareholders will own 20% of the pro forma Combined Group; the implied value of AGBA’s current outstanding shares at US$800 million (20% of US$4,000 million) is US$10.75 per share. The Merger Agreement provides that, prior to the effective date of the Merger, AGBA will domesticate to the United States as a Delaware corporation (the “Domestication”) and will, for all purposes of the laws of the State of Delaware, be deemed to be the same entity as AGBA   (AGBA, when domesticated as a Delaware corporation, “Delaware Parent”). Upon the Domestication, among other things, all AGBA ordinary shares, par value $0.001 per share will automatically convert into the same number of shares of common stock of Delaware Parent. For more details, please refer to the Company’s Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 18 April 2024. The latest press release is available on the company’s website, please visit # # # About AGBA Group:Established in 1993, AGBA Group Holding Limited (NASDAQ: “AGBA”) is a leading one-stop financial supermarket based in Hong Kong offering the broadest set of financial services and healthcare products in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) through a tech-led ecosystem, enabling clients to unlock the choices that best suit their needs. Trusted by over 400,000 individual and corporate customers, the Group is organized into four market-leading businesses: Platform Business, Distribution Business, Healthcare Business, and Fintech Business. For more information, please visit About Triller Corp:Triller is the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators. Pairing music culture with sports, fashion, entertainment, and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology, Triller uses proprietary AI technology to push and track content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, enabling them to reach millions of additional users. Triller additionally owns Triller Sports, Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship;, a leading generative AI platform; FITE, a premier global PPV, AVOD, and SVOD streaming service; and Thuzio, a leader in B2B premium influencer events and experiences. For more information, visit Investor Relations and Media Contact: Ms. Bethany Lai +852 5529 4500Social Media Channels: agbagroup |  |  |  |  Important Information About the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It In connection with the Merger Agreement and the proposed Merger, AGBA intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a proxy statement on Schedule 14A, which will be mailed or otherwise disseminated to the shareholders of AGBA as of the record date established for voting on the proposed transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. The Company may also file other relevant documents regarding the proposed Merger with the SEC. THIS PRESS RELEASE DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL THE INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED CONCERNING THE PROPOSED MERGER AND IS NOT INTENDED TO FORM THE BASIS OF ANY INVESTMENT DECISION OR ANY OTHER DECISION IN RESPECT OF THE MERGER. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AGBA ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement (if and when available) and other documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC by AGBA through the website maintained by the SEC at . Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AGBA will be available free of charge at: AGBA Group Holding Limited, AGBA Tower, 68 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong SAR, attention: Mr. Ng Wing Fai, Chief Executive Officer. Participants in Solicitation AGBA and Triller, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from AGBA’s shareholders in respect of the proposed Merger. AGBA’s shareholders and other interested persons may obtain more detailed information about the names and interests of these directors and officers in AGBA’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A, when it is filed with the SEC. Information about AGBA’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of AGBA ordinary shares is set forth in AGBA’s annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 28, 2024. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources specified above and at the SEC’s web site at . This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the Merger and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Merger. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders are urged to read AGBA’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed Merger as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed Merger. No Offer or Solicitation This press release will not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Merger. This press release will also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, as amended, or an exemption therefrom. Forward-Loo