SOURCE: iTalk, Inc.

iTalk, Inc.

July 26, 2016 08:30 ET

iTalk, Inc. 2016 Letter to Shareholders

DELRAY BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2016) - iTalk, Inc. (OTC PINK: TALK) ("iTalk").

Dear Shareholders,

Management wishes to clarify and explain to the iTalk shareholders its decision to file Chapter 11 reorganization of its indirect subsidiary, United Mobile Solutions, LLC. I understand the concerns expressed by our shareholders regarding this action. I want to assure the Company's shareholders that this tactical maneuver, in this context, is a legitimate strategy to recapitalize debt. Chapter 11 is often inaccurately equated to Chapter 7, which administers the liquidation and demise of failed enterprises. On the contrary, Chapter 11 is a reorganization process that permits otherwise viable companies, overburdened with debt and other liabilities, to streamline their operations and continue forward. It is an efficient interim process that provides a period of time for the company to maintain normal operations and, with the assistance of creditors, guide management in decisions to maximize future value.

Our objective, from the outset, was to reinforce the infrastructure of the Company's master dealer business division. This initiative sets the stage for virtually unlimited growth potential and delivery of rapid and tangible results to our carrier partners on a long-term basis; a move that translates directly into value for the Company and investment appreciation for shareholders. To achieve this objective, two hurdles had to be cleared; first, a corporate restructuring to assure adequate and continuing financial resources needed to build our distribution network, and second, deleveraging of the Company's balance sheet by reducing or eliminating debt and liabilities to attract needed equity investment.

iTalk's situation is not unique. The telecommunications industry has experienced a dramatic shakeout within the last decade. Massive investments in network infrastructure, intended to meet a projected demand that never materialized, left many companies with crushing debt and insufficient operating revenues. A wave of bankruptcy reorganizations cleaned up the balance sheets of many companies in the industry, including some of its largest players. Among these are names like Charter Communications, Hawaiian Telecom, Integra Telecom, Teligent, and Cable & Wireless USA. Similar successes have occurred in other industries like manufacturing (General Motors and Chrysler Corporation), transportation (Delta Airlines and US Airways) and entertainment and publishing (Trump Entertainment Resorts and Tribune Group). Over the course of 5 years, a trillion dollars in debt was recapitalized into equity, cash or simply wiped out.

From its inception just a few years ago, United Mobile Solutions LLC ("UMS") experienced remarkable growth and clearly demonstrated its ability to successfully establish and build a thriving wireless distribution network. However, diversification into wholesale device distribution and cellular telephone refurbishment distracted the Company from the focus of doing what it does best. Subsequent closure of these unprofitable divisions refocused the Company in the right direction but left it burdened with debt; frustrating its ability to obtain needed financing to fund high margin retail distribution opportunities.

Unable to obtain adequate debt financing, management decided that it was in the best interest of iTalk's shareholders to pursue a course that would enable the Company to get back on track through equity financing; a far more efficient and economical stratagem. Earlier this year, the iTalk/UMS merger opened the door to access significant equity investment capital through the sale of stock to fund its new retail development strategy as a master dealer working in concert with its carrier partners.

Over the past several months, the merger has been implemented and the Company has constructed a corporate framework to achieve management's vision of building a successful national distribution network. A final step in setting the stage for the remodeled financial platform is the reorganization of the UMS subsidiary under Chapter 11. This exercise will deleverage the Company's balance sheet and secure capital investment to realize its aggressive growth plan. We are confident that this model will prove to be a win-win for all shareholders, partners and stakeholders.

Sincerely,
David F. Levy
Chief Executive Officer
iTalk, Inc.

About iTalk
iTalk is a full service solutions provider for the mobility industry, specializing in retail and wholesale distribution, master agent services, as well as providing turnkey dealer portal and logistic solutions to our customers and dealers. We have positioned ourselves to stay ahead of the evolving mobile technology curve through our focus on creative value added services. Through our extensive offerings, iTalk has set itself apart by implementing innovative solutions to the customers and dealers of the carriers it serves. iTalk is a proud preferred distribution partner with the fastest growing Post Paid carrier in the nation as well as the number 1 fastest growing Prepaid Carrier in the nation. Through its extensive portfolio of capabilities and talent, iTalk is able to provide turnkey solutions to meet the demands of today's wireless industry and provide value added solutions to its growing network of resellers and eCommerce driven consumers. Our foundation is built on a solid distribution network, comprised of various channels enabling us to continue to source and develop innovative products and services while quickly deploying new emerging mobile technologies and brands into the marketplace. iTalk currently employs 30 people and is based in Norcross, GA with operations in San Antonio, TX, Dallas TX, the Carolinas, Georgia and Miami, FL, with planned expansion to growth markets throughout the United States.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date hereof and iTalk, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such statements. The above information contains information relating to the Company that is based on the beliefs of the Company and/or its management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company or its management. When used in this document, the words "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "projects," and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company regarding future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties noted. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of the accompanying meaningful cautionary statements herein. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic risks, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of these uncertainties.

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