SOURCE: American First Financial, Inc.

September 24, 2013 10:14 ET

American First Financial, Inc. Acquires 7.5% Stake in World Trade Center Cologne's Networking Platform That Will Enable More Than One Million Members From Over 300 World Trade Center Locations in 100 Countries to Do Business

Company Also Gets 7.5% Equity Stake in World Trade Center Cologne, Which Is Prepping for a Q4 2013 IPO

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - American First Financial (OTC Pink: AFRS), (FRANKFURT: A0YG8L), a holding company focused in various areas of private equity and investments, announced today that the Company has acquired a 7.5% stake in a new business networking platform currently being developed by the World Trade Center Cologne AG. The fee-based platform will enable the more than one million members from over 300 World Trade Center locations in over 100 countries to network, trade, post business profiles, engage in "business matching," market products and services, and more. The business networking platform is slated to launch during the 4th Quarter of this year. The announcement was made today by Dr. Michael Rau, CEO of American First Financial.

As part of the investment, American First Financial also gets a 7.5% equity stake in the World Trade Center Cologne company. The World Trade Center Cologne is currently preparing to move forward with an IPO on a North American exchange during Q4 2013 and currently has an enterprise value calculated by an expert's report at EUR 407 million (Euros).

The World Trade Center Cologne is a US-based company formed in Delaware that operates in Delaware; Stuttgart, Germany; and Cologne, Germany. American First Financial's equity stake also includes the WTC Cologne's digital media business, which consits of online marketing of products and services.

American First Financial Inc. is an international investment company with a focus on developing and marketing its own products. The Company creates tailored solutions and financing for its projects and investments so each client's unique financial needs are met. American First Financial focuses on companies with a strong and profitable business model and includes start-ups as well as already established companies worldwide. The company's goal is the building of a portfolio of successful and profitable investments.

About American First Financial Inc.
American First Financial Inc. is an international investment company with a focus on developing and marketing its own products. Our management's network and the general orientation of the Company's investments provide a significant competitive advantage. American First Financial creates tailored solutions and financing for its projects and investments so each client's unique financial needs are met. American First Financial focuses on companies with a strong and profitable business model and includes start-ups as well as already established companies worldwide. The company's goal is the building of a portfolio of successful and profitable investments. The financial sector of American First Financial Inc. is framed by such companies as Neue Medien Gruppe GmbH., a provider of payment services; Bizzvest Holding & Investment Group Corp., which specializes in corporate and startup financing; and the Kennedy Capital Real Estate Finance Corp., which deals with Tax Deed and Tax Certificate financing as well as real estate in the United States. The company combines classic and innovative business models to create sustainable long-term profitability and success -oriented work.

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