POP Kicks Off Collaboration with Sports Performance Platform from Microsoft

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – June 27, 2017) – Today at the Hashtag Sports conference, POP announced its designation as an Implementation Partner for Sports Performance Platform, a Microsoft Garage project. Seattle Reign FC, an American professional women's soccer team that plays in the National Women's Soccer League, is the first team working with POP to implement the platform.

“We make a lasting impact on our clients' businesses every day through data–driven insights,” said Erin West, GVP, Client Partner at POP. “The opportunity to do the same for sports teams is no different, which is why we partnered with Microsoft to tackle the sports vertical.”

Within Sports Performance Platform, POP delivered an application to bring Reign FC player and performance data to life. Through custom Microsoft Power BI reports, coaches gain insights into player readiness and wellness so they perform at their highest levels.

“Improvement of our players' fitness and team's performance is goal number one,” said Laura Harvey, Seattle Reign FC head coach and general manager. “POP and Sports Performance Platform provide the tools and technology to centralize our data and leverage it for real–time access and insights to maximize readiness and help prevent injury.”

In addition to Reign FC, POP is beginning work with it second sports team, one of the leading club's in the English Premier League. Details on that partnership are planned to be announced in the future.

“POP has been an instrumental partner from the beginning with the Sports Performance Platform project,” said Steve Fox, principal software engineer at Microsoft Corp. “Not only were they engaged in designing our Surface App for coaches, but they're a true champion of enabling sports teams to take their games to the next level.”

To learn more about POP's capabilities for sports teams with Sports Performance Platform, contact POP, at: spp@wearepop.com or 206.224.0507.

About POP

POP combines expertise found across the spectrum of marketing and technology consultancies to make a lasting impact on our clients' business. We handpick multi–disciplinary teams of thinkers, storytellers, innovators and makers, with an obsession for quality and craft, aesthetics and engineering. With a consultative and collaborative approach, we deliver unexpected solutions and undeniable results. Headquartered in Seattle, with an office in San José, Costa Rica, POP's clients include Microsoft, Target, F5 Networks and Adobe. For more information, visit: www.wearepop.com.

About Sports Performance Platform

Sports Performance Platform enables sports teams to understand team and player performance to drive actionable insights that can impact performance on the field. The platform empowers sports scientists to use machine–learning and predictive modeling to uncover insights around athlete readiness, injury prevention, practice design and management, longitudinal player reports, and talent watch. In addition, teams can leverage Sports Performance Platform to relay key insights to team personnel — coaches, players, and management — to inform decision–making that ultimately leads to better performance.

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DSG Global Continues Rapid Expansion in Europe with New Resort Installations

VANCOUVER, BC and LOS ANGELES, CA—(Marketwired – June 27, 2017) – DSG GLOBAL INC. (OTCQB: DSGT), the world's leading provider of the patented GPS golf tag management and on–course media system, is pleased to announce that Sotenas Golfklubb in Hunnebostrand, Sweden and the Bokskogens GolfKlubb in Bara, Sweden have selected DSG Tag® systems for installation on their entire fleet of golf carts.

Sotenas features a 27 hole resort while Bokskogens features a 36 hole system. The company anticipates revenue of $3+ MM for the remaining three quarters of the year with these installs contributing to the company's previously mentioned sizable pipeline and backlog of installations that is being fulfilled during the remainder of 2017.

Pat Parenti, Senior VP of Sales for DSG Global noted, “We are very pleased to have a partner like Sotenas, they are an upscale golf resort in Sweden with 27 holes of challenging golf. The staff is great and they take a lot of pride in their property. We are very pleased to have been selected by Sotenas and look forward to a very close relationship with the entire team. Bokskogens has an impeccable reputation and therefore choose their partners and suppliers very carefully. We are excited to assist the Bokskogens team with the management of their two courses.”

DSG Global President and CEO, Robert Silzer Sr., commented, “We have built an exceptional array of products to maximize efficiencies in the golf business. We've enjoyed a tremendous start to 2017 and I'm very pleased to add these two top rated properties in Sweden to our list of premiere partners. These great additions really strengthen our position in the European market. DSG has recently installed four courses in Sweden, ten in the UK and two in Spain.”

DSG Global Inc. manufactures and markets a range of proprietary technology solutions specifically tailored to golf course operations. Learn more about DSGT at http://www.dsgtag.com.

About DSG Global Inc.

DSG Global Inc. (DSGT) provides patented electronic tracking systems and fleet management solutions to golf courses that allow for remote management of the course's fleet of golf carts, turf equipment and utility vehicles. Their clients use DSGT's unique technology to significantly reduce operational costs, increase safety, and enhance customer satisfaction. DSGT has grown to become a leader in the category of Fleet Management in the golf industry, with their technology installed in over 15,000 vehicles on more than 250 courses worldwide. DSGT is now aggressively branching into several new streams of revenue, through programmatic advertising, licensing and distribution. DSGT is also expanding into Commercial Fleet Management, RAPTOR SINGLE RIDER GOLF CAR, 100E FULLY LOADED MULLEN GOLF CARS, 2 and 4 seaters and Agricultural applications.

Safe Harbor for Forward–Looking Statements

This press release contains forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements in this press release include statements relating to the Company's corporate finance and other strategic initiatives, and the Company's expansion into markets outside of the golf industry. Forward–looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward–looking statements, including, without limitation, the following: the timing and nature of any capital raising transactions; our ability to offer products and services for use by customers in new markets outside of the golf industry; the risk of competition; our ability to find, recruit and retain personnel with knowledge and experience in selling products and services in these new markets; our ability to manage growth; and general market, economic and business conditions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward–looking statements are under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Current Report on Form 8–K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 12, 2015. Forward–looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and we expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update forward–looking statements.

Gaming Nation Inc. to Be Acquired by Orange Capital

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – June 26, 2017) – Gaming Nation Inc. (“Gaming Nation” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: FAN), announced today that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with OC Special Opportunities Fund, LP, a private investment fund, managed by Orange Capital Ventures GP, LLC (collectively, “Orange Capital'). Under the Arrangement Agreement, and with the unanimous support from Gaming Nation's board of directors (the “Board”), Orange Capital will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Gaming Nation, other than certain shares held by members of management and the Board, for CAD$0.95 in cash per share. The purchase price represents a 90% premium to the unaffected closing share price of CAD$0.50 on February 22, 2017, the day prior to the announcement of the Company's strategic review process. The price per share implies an aggregate fully‐diluted equity value for Gaming Nation of approximately CAD$44 million.

Peter Luukko, Chairman of the Board of Gaming Nation, said, “After a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, and with the support from shareholders representing 45% of Gaming Nation's outstanding shares, we believe Orange Capital's offer is in the best interests of the Company. In addition to the significant premium, we believe there are other benefits to privatization and we look forward to working closely with Orange Capital to complete this transaction.”

“Gaming Nation represents an exciting investment opportunity for our investment partnership, and we look forward to working with Gaming Nation's management and employees,” said Daniel Lewis, Managing Partner of Orange Capital.

Transaction Highlights

  • The cash purchase price represents a 90% premium to the unaffected closing share price of CAD $0.50 on February 22, 2017, the day prior to the announcement of the strategic review process.
  • The Arrangement is not subject to a financing or due diligence condition.
  • At the request of Orange Capital, to reinforce Gaming Nation's senior management team's full commitment to the Company's long–term success, Gaming Nation's CEO, Scott Secord, together with certain members of Gaming Nation's senior management team and Board (Blair McGibbon, Richard Crowe, Peter Luukko and Patrick Burke) (collectively, the “Rollover Shareholders”) have agreed to exchange an aggregate of 2.3 million shares (representing the majority of their shareholdings) for units of Orange Capital or an affiliate thereof.
  • In addition, certain significant shareholders of Gaming Nation have entered into voting agreements with Orange Capital and have agreed to vote all of their shares (including shares issuable upon the exercise of options and warrants) in favour of the transaction. Together with the Rollover Shareholders, 20.8 million shares representing 45% of the fully diluted shares outstanding are subject to the voting agreements, including shares held by the Company's largest shareholder.
  • Gaming Nation's Board formed a special committee (the “Special Committee”) to negotiate and review the transaction. The Special Committee and the Board have unanimously recommended that the shareholders vote in favour of the transaction.
  • The Arrangement Agreement provides for a termination fee of CAD $2,000,000 payable by the Company if the Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances and a reverse termination fee of CAD $4,000,000 or CAD $2,500,000 payable by Orange Capital if the Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances. Orange Capital has placed CAD $4,000,000 into escrow with an escrow agent.
  • Following closing, Gaming Nation's shares will be de–listed from the TSX–V and no longer traded publicly.

Transaction Details

The transaction will be implemented by way of a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). The implementation of the Arrangement will be subject to shareholder approval at a special meeting of shareholders of Gaming Nation (the “Special Meeting”). The Arrangement will constitute a “business combination” for the purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61–101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. The Arrangement will therefore require the approval of the holders of a majority of the shares cast at the Special Meeting excluding those shares held by the Rollover Shareholders, in addition to approval by 66 2/3% of all votes cast at the Special Meeting. The transaction is also subject to the approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the TSX Venture Exchange, in addition to certain regulatory approvals and closing conditions customary for a transaction of this nature.

The Board's recommendation of the transaction is the result of the Special Committee's strategic review process that began in February 2017. The Board, based on the recommendation of the Special Committee and after receiving legal and financial advice, unanimously recommends that the shareholders vote in favour of the transaction.


Canaccord Genuity is serving as financial advisor to Gaming Nation and provided a fairness opinion to the Board. Stikeman Elliott LLP is acting as legal counsel to Gaming Nation. Trimaven Captial Advisors was the financial advisor to Orange Capital. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is acting as legal counsel to Orange Capital.

Additional Information About the Proposed Transaction

A description of the various factors considered by the Board in its determination to approve the transaction, as well as other relevant background information, will be included in the management information circular to be sent to the Company's shareholders in advance of the Special Meeting. The management information circular, the Arrangement Agreement, the plan of arrangement and certain related documents will be filed with the Canadian securities regulators and will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Company also advises that its normal course issuer bid and associated automatic share purchase plan has concluded.

About Orange Capital

Orange Capital Ventures GP, LP is a New York based investment manager in private and public equity and debt. Mr. Daniel Lewis, founder and Managing Partner, was the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Orange Capital, LLC, from 2005–2016. Orange Capital, LLC was an event driven investment fund with over $1 billion in assets under management. Mr. Lewis also served as a Director Trustee of InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust. Other principals of Orange Capital include Ankur Dharia and Rhea Persaud, who were both previously employed by Orange Capital, LLC.

About Gaming Nation Inc.:

Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The Company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real–time raffle system, BD Sport Group, providing in–stadium betting in the UK football market, and sports information websites Fantasy Guru, Fantasy Guru Elite and Pick Nation.

For more information visit, www.gamingnationinc.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release contains forward–looking statements or information (“forward–looking statements”). By their nature, forward–looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Gaming Nation Inc.'s control. The completion of the proposed transaction is subject to a number of terms and conditions, including, without limitation: (i) required shareholder approval, (ii) necessary court approvals, (iii) certain regulatory approvals and (iv) certain termination rights available to the parties under the Arrangement Agreement. These approvals may not be obtained, the other conditions to the transaction may not be satisfied in accordance with their terms, and/or the parties to the Arrangement Agreement may exercise their termination rights, in which case the proposed transaction could be modified or terminated, as applicable. Important risks and uncertainties include global, economic, market and business conditions, the failure to obtain regulatory and other approvals in connection with the transaction or to do so in a timely manner and the failure of any of the parties to satisfy the other conditions to closing of the transaction. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward–looking statements, as actual results and developments may differ from those contemplated by the statements. Gaming Nation does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward–looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward–looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein and in Gaming Nation's other documents filed with Canadian securities regulators.

Yamaha Factory-Supported and bLU cRU ATV & SxS Racers Topping Podiums

KENNESAW, GA—(Marketwired – June 23, 2017) – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, factory–supported and bLU cRU racers are dominating the 2017 season piloting Yamaha's pure–sport YXZ1000R Side–by–Side (SxS) and unrivaled YFZ450R ATV. Both built in the USA vehicles are frequenting the podium and topping point–standings in multiple major off–road racing series across the nation.

Yamaha continues to be the preeminent SxS manufacturer competing in The Off–Road Championship (TORC) series, currently sweeping the podium in the industry's only pure–sport SxS, the YXZ1000R, featuring a Yamaha–exclusive manual–transmission. Undefeated so far in the 2017 TORC series, Yamaha factory–supported racer CJ Greaves leads the Pro Stock UTV class with 76 points after going three–for–three in his #933 Monster Energy / Maxxis / Greaves Motorsports / Yamaha YXZ1000R. Additional Yamaha bLU cRU racers Kenny Masch and Zachary Martin round out the pack in second and third overall, respectively, each driving the YXZ1000R.

Following Yamaha's domination during the 2016 season, the Lucas Oil Regional Off–Road Racing Series' (LORORS) field of vehicles in both Southern California (So Cal) and Arizona has predominantly shifted, with the majority of racers in the Pro Production 1000 class now driving the unmatched YXZ1000R, offering a vehicle–to–driver direct–connection only available from Yamaha. In the So Cal series, bLU cRU racer Brandon Arthur stands second overall with 246 points, thanks to four of five podium finishes in his #906 Toyo Tires / MAVTV / Yamaha YXZ1000R. He also has back–to–back first place finishes in the LORORS of Arizona. Third overall in the So Cal Series is bLU cRU racer Keith Brooks with his #942 Chaparral Motorsports / Kartek Off–Road / Yamaha YXZ1000R. In five rounds, Brooks secured three podium finishes, including one so far in the top spot.

Leading the LORORS Arizona circuit for the 2017 season is 2016 LORORS AZ runner–up, Pro Stock UTV TORC champion and bLU cRU racer Corry Weller in her #948 Dragonfire Racing / Lucas Oil Racing TV / Yamaha YXZ1000R. So far, Weller landed on the podium in five of six Production 1000 UTV class races in Arizona – three of which were first place finishes.

In the World Off–Road Championship Series (WORCS), bLU cRU racer Nic Granlund captured back–to–back victories over the weekend, winning the SxS Pro Production and Pro Stock classes in round nine while driving his #68 STV Motorsports / Fox / DWT / Weller Racing / Yamaha YXZ1000R. Granlund is currently fourth in the SxS Pro Stock class standings with five podium finishes, and has three podium finishes in the Pro Production class.

For yet another year, Yamaha ATV racers continue to lead aboard the Proven Off–Road YFZ450R, the best–selling 450–class sport ATV in America*. Currently leading the AMA ATV MX National Championship series Pro class for the sixth year in a row is long–time ATV MX champion Chad Wienen with his #1 Wienen Motorsports / Yamaha YFZ450R. Wienen finished on the podium in all six rounds of the 2017 season so far, with four overall wins to date. He is also the only racer in the series to podium in every race, making it 56 consecutively since joining Yamaha, along with securing a total of 34 overall wins.

Furthering Yamaha as the best–selling Sport ATV brand in America** and dominating the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC1 Pro ATV class for his third year in a row is reigning champion Walker Fowler onboard his Walker Fowler Racing / Maxxis / Moto–Xperts / Yamaha YFZ450R. In seven races, Fowler has earned 205 points, with a 56 point lead over the competition thanks to six first place wins, placing no lower than second throughout the series.

The Yamaha YXZ1000R and YFZ450R, along with every Yamaha SxS and full–size ATV, are proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha's state–of–the–art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

Yamaha's newly launched ATV / SxS bLU cRU Racing Support Program for 2017 offers a potential total payout of $100,000 in championship bonuses for ATV and SxS racers competing in select classes and series aboard Yamaha's 2016 or newer YXZ1000R and YFZ450R models. To register or view more information on Yamaha's bLU cRU program, including all guidelines and requirements, visit www.YamahabLUcRU.com.

Follow Yamaha racing at www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorUSA, www.twitter.com/YamahaMotorUSA and www.Instagram.com/YamahaMotorUSA #Yamaha #YamahaRacing #bLUcRU #YXZ1000R #YFZ450R #AssembledinUSA #ProvenOffRoad

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side–by–Side vehicles. The company's ever–expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

SxS vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.
ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
*Based on IHS Markit Total new U.S. ATV registrations in the Yamaha defined 450cc class Sport ATV category for Calendar Year 2016.
** Based on IHS Markit Total new U.S. ATV registrations in the Yamaha defined Sport ATV category for Calendar Year 2016.

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Function(x) to Begin Trading Over-the-Counter

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – Jun 21, 2017) – Function(x) Inc. (NASDAQ: FNCX) (the “Company”) today announced that it has determined to accept the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff's determination to delist the Company's securities from Nasdaq. As a result, trading in the Company's common stock will be suspended on Nasdaq effective with the open of business on Thursday, June 22, 2017, and the Company will be formally delisted from Nasdaq following Nasdaq's filing of the requisite Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which will serve to complete the delisting process.

Immediately following the suspension of trading on Nasdaq, the Company expects its common stock to be quoted on the OTC Pink market electronic quotation service operated by OTC Markets Group Inc. The Company's common stock will continue to trade under the symbol FNCX. (OTC PINK: FNCX) For quotes or additional information on the OTC Pink market, please visit http://www.otcmarkets.com.

For complete details, please see the Form 8–K the Company filed this same date.

Robert F X Sillerman, Executive Chairman and CEO, commented, “The Company came to the conclusion that the overhang of uncertainty and the continuing expense related to these issues were an unnecessary cost and distraction as we execute on our vision. Nothing has changed in our stated goals to become the preeminent digital media/publisher. We intend to file our 10–Q in the near term, and follow all necessary steps to both be a responsible and productive public company and accelerate our growth trajectory.”