Currency Exchange International, Corp

TSX : CXI
OTCBB : CURN


March 20, 2014 11:02 ET

Currency Exchange International Announces Asset Purchase Agreement with U.S. Exchange House

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 20, 2014) - Currency Exchange International, Corp. (the "Company") (TSX:CXI) (OTCBB:CURN) announces today that its subsidiaries, Currency Exchange International America Corp. and Currency Exchange International of Canada Corp. ("CXIC"), have entered into a binding Letter of Intent with U.S. Exchange House, Inc. ("USEH"), for the purchase of its assets pertaining to the wholesale banknote operations that are currently located in the United States of America and Canada. The asset purchase is expected to be completed by the end of March with completion being subject to normal course due diligence activities and satisfaction of the usual terms and conditions of a transaction of this nature. The USEH banknote business will be merged and integrated into the Company's current banknote business and continue to use the Currency Exchange International, Corp. brand name. Operational efficiencies are expected by Company management due to the very similar business operations and overlap of back office functions. CXI expects to continue to grow its banknote business due to the increased customer base.

About U.S. Exchange House, Inc.

USEH operates its wholesale banknote and related businesses in Los Angeles and Toronto. Its quality service has led to a portfolio of many loyal clients. USEH traders include a team of professionals with complementary skills and strength.

About Currency Exchange International, Corp.

The Company is in the business of providing a range of foreign currency exchange and related products and services in North America, including the Hawaiian Islands. Primary products and services include the exchange of foreign currencies, wire transfer payments, purchase and sale of foreign bank drafts and international traveler cheques, and foreign cheque clearing. Related services include the licensing of proprietary FX software applications delivered on its web-based interface, www.ceifx.com ("CEIFX") and licensing retail foreign currency operations to select companies in agreed locations.

The Company's services are provided in Canada by its wholly owned subsidiary, CXIC, based in Toronto, Canada through the use of CEIFX.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information includes, or may be based upon, estimates, forecasts and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, successful completion of the asset acquisition, continued growth of the Company's banknote business, increase in net revenues based on the acquisition, demand and market outlook for wholesale and retail foreign currency exchange products and services, proposed entry into the Canadian financial services industry, future growth, the timing and scale of future business plans, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements are identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "plan", "predict", "preliminary", "project", "will", "would", and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions.

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date such information is provided, and on information available to management at such time. Forward-looking information involves significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in such forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in forward-looking information due to a number of factors including, without limitation, the competitive nature of the foreign exchange industry, currency exchange risks, the need for the Company to manage its planned growth, the effects of product development and the need for continued technological change, protection of the Company's proprietary rights, the effect of government regulation and compliance on the Company and the industry in which it operates, network security risks, the ability of the Company to maintain properly working systems, theft and risk of physical harm to personnel, reliance on key management personnel, global economic deterioration negatively impacting tourism, volatile securities markets impacting security pricing in a manner unrelated to operating performance and impeding access to capital or increasing the cost of capital, and the regulatory approval process for a new Canadian Schedule I bank, as well as the factors identified throughout this press release and in the section entitled "Risks and Uncertainties" of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for Three-Month Period Ended January 31, 2014. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents management's expectations as of the date hereof (or as of the date such information is otherwise stated to be presented), and is subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

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