Snipp Interactive, Inc.
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Snipp Interactive, Inc.

January 05, 2015 08:00 ET

Snipp Interactive Inc. Executes Share Purchase Agreement to Acquire Customer Loyalty Management Subsidiary of Swiss Post Solutions

BETHESDA, MARYLAND--(Marketwired - Jan. 5, 2015) - Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SPN) ("Snipp"), an international provider of mobile marketing solutions listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (Trading Symbol: SPN), announces that it has entered into a share purchase agreement (the "Purchase Agreement") with Post CH Ltd. ("Swiss Post") dated January 2nd, 2015, pursuant to which Snipp has agreed to acquire (the "Acquisition") all of the issued and outstanding shares of Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited ("Swiss Post Ireland").

The Acquisition is expected to close on or about January 31, 2015 and will be financed from Snipp's current cash reserves. The acquisition is expected to contribute upwards of $1.5MM in revenue for FY 2015 and generate positive Net Income. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price publicly.

Swiss Post Solutions ("SPS"), a subsidiary of Swiss Post, manages paper-based business processes with document processing solutions for its business customers, and provides support for the transition from the physical to the digital world. With approximately 6,400 full-time employees, Swiss Post Solutions operates internationally in all major economic regions. Swiss Post Ireland is SPS's Customer Loyalty Management (CLM) business unit based in Ireland, Europe.

Swiss Post Ireland's Catalyst CLM platform is a multi-currency, multi-lingual, cloud-based platform which offers real-time benefits and rewards management, an advanced analytics platform for both reporting and predicting consumer behavior which has sophisticated capabilities for integrating into enterprise customer database and billing systems.

Current customers of Swiss Post Ireland's Catalyst CLM solution include a leading fashion retailer, a major shoe retailer and a chain of petrol station forecourt stores. The platform has been successfully implemented across hundreds of stores and in over ten languages.

The acquisition adds an enterprise-class loyalty management platform to Snipp's expanding shopper marketing, receipt processing and rebate solutions portfolio. In addition to expanding its portfolio, the acquisition gives Snipp an immediate presence in Europe and a talented development team based in Ireland to complement its existing development teams in India and the US. Snipp will quickly integrate its receipt and image validation capabilities to further enhance the value of the platform.

According to Atul Sabharwal, CEO of Snipp, "This acquisition is the perfect strategic fit because it gives us a very strong enterprise class offering in the loyalty market and simultaneously expands our geographic footprint. Not only can we bring the technology to our existing clients but this also gives us a new proposition in the retail and retail-related markets which have not been a focus to date."

"There is a big opportunity for us to expand our work with consumer brands from offers, promotions and rebates into a new breed of evergreen/ongoing loyalty programs. At present, the majority of loyalty solutions in the market require cumbersome point-of-sale integration or printed codes on pack or custom app-based solutions. With this acquisition Snipp will pioneer a new generation of loyalty programs by leveraging our receipt-processing solution to deploy turnkey loyalty programs without costly and time-consuming implementations. Brands can now deploy sophisticated loyalty programs simply by asking users to snap and send a picture of their purchase receipt without the need of building costly web infrastructure or integrating with retailer POS systems. In addition they can add social media elements, retailer customizations and location-based activations to their programs to drive engagement and sales," added Sabharwal.

The Purchase Agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange as well as certain other conditions customary for a transaction of this nature.

About Snipp:

Snipp Interactive Inc. (www.snipp.com) builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. We provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. We have four main solution sets:

• Mobile Promotions and Contests: A turnkey contesting platform that provides a full range of mobile-based contests, from simple sweepstakes to instant win programs to tiered, multi-level games.

• Purchase Promotions / Receipt Processing: Snipp's unique SnippCheck mobile receipt processing solution allows brands to execute customized purchase-based promotions. We support any qualification criteria, work across all retailers and all devices.

• Loyalty Programs: Snipp's white-label loyalty engine allows clients to deploy anything from simple punch-card programs to sophisticated, full-fledged points-based loyalty programs with rewards stores attached.

• Augmented Reality and Apps: Snipp produces cutting edge augmented reality campaigns and apps for leading brands around the world.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward looking information includes but is not limited to statements with respect to the closing of the Acquisition and the revenue contributions expected from the Acquisition. In particular, there can be no assurance that the Acquisition will close. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such as changes in demand for and prices for the products of the company or the materials required to produce those products, labour relations problems, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

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