Hunter Technology Elects New Director Ben McQuhae And Announces AGM & Q1 Results

May 28, 2021

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 28, 2021 – Hunter Technology Corp. (TSX-V: HOC; OTCQB: HOILF; WKN: A2QEYH, FSE: RWPM, ISIN: CA4457371090) (“Hunter” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the election of its new directors and its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and Q1 results.  

Newly Elected Director

Hunter was pleased to have newly nominated director, Ben McQuhae, elected to the board of directors. Ben McQuhae is an industry leading transactional lawyer and an active expert in energy and sustainable finance. He is the founder of Ben McQuhae & Co, a law firm dedicated to contributing to a sustainable future. He is a co-founder and executive committee member of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and a steering committee member of the United Nations Network of International Financial Centres for Sustainability.  

Having been previously a partner at Jones Day and leading member of the firm’s energy practice in APAC, he brings a deep network and expertise in energy to Hunter, specifically connecting long-standing experience in natural resources with his engagement in energy transition and sustainability.

AGM Voting Results

Election of Directors  
Shareholders holding 26,051,503 shares or 57.46% of the outstanding shares of the Company participated directly or were represented by proxy at the AGM. The meeting voting results are as follows.

The number of directors was fixed at four (4) and the following directors were elected to the board:

Appointment of Auditors
Dale Matheson Carr-Hilton LaBonte LLP, were re-appointed as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year with their remuneration to be set by the Board.

Approval of Stock Option Plan
The Company’s Stock Option Plan was approved and renewed for the ensuing year.

FISCAL Q1 Results

In Q1, the Company ramped up development of its OilEx and OilExchange platforms and completed the integration of its recently acquired (Q4 2020) FinFabrik subsidiary. Significant operational highlights included:

Q1 2021 Highlights:  
  • Integration of FinFabrik and establishment of Hong Kong office with focus on operations and product R&D
  • Reorientation and build-out of in-house software development and product management teams
  • Consolidation of FinFabrik technology stack for application in energy trading and data analytics
  • Development of Hunter technology platform with focus on OilEx marketplace and launch of pilot
  • Start of business development, market engagement and partnership activities

Hunter CEO Florian M. Spiegl commented: “In the first quarter of 2021 Hunter was focused on completing the transition of the business from oil exploration and production into building and operating digital marketplaces and data analytics solutions for the energy sector. We followed our roadmap with establishing an expert team, delivering an initial version of OilEx and connecting to the market, including forming key partnerships. This formed a solid foundation to further engage with potential clients and develop market relationships.”    

Select Financial Highlights*:

* Complete unaudited interim condensed financial statements as available on the Company’s website and www.sedar.com  

** Adjusted loss for the period represents loss before taxes $1,103,195 adjusted for non-cash expense charges of $476,576  

Operational Update

With the acquisition of FinFabrik completed, the Company has shifted its focus on the development of OilEx, a digital marketplace for connecting independent producers with international buyers of physical oil, with a private test version of the platform brought live in Q1. It will continue its path towards deployment of its platform in Q3 and public go-live in Q4.

About Hunter Technology Corp.

Hunter Technology Corp. develops interactive software platforms powered by blockchain technology that digitalize and streamline physical oil trading throughout the transaction lifecycle. With its solutions, Hunter delivers more favorable economics and fair market access for all and promotes the transition towards a more environmentally and ethically responsible ecosystem. Its flagship product OilEx will connect independent oil producers, buyers, and traders in a trusted digital marketplace to optimize prices, simplify processes, improve transparency, and support a reduced carbon footprint. Through its data analytics capabilities, Hunter will offer real time supply chain management tools for tracking the origin, transhipment, and processing of hydrocarbons and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance during their life cycle.

On behalf of the board of directors
Florian M Spiegl
Chief Executive Officer
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