SOURCE: World Moto, Inc.

January 11, 2013 16:05 ET

World Moto, Inc. Closes $1 Million Private Placing

BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwire - Jan 11, 2013) -  World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully closed a private placement for total proceeds of $1m. Changing the way the world goes around, World Moto is a global authority on the $500 billion dollar a year motorcycle taxi industry and inventor of the Moto-Meter, the world's first motorcycle taxi meter.

The placing was made to an accredited investor as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 and closed on January 8, 2013. A total of 3,703,704 shares of Common Stock were subscribed for at an aggregate purchase price of $.27. The shares of Common Stock are restricted securities on issue and will not have been registered. The Company did not engage in any general solicitation or advertising prior to concluding the placing.

The Company is delighted to have attracted and secured this level of equity funding on terms which it believes are very favorable to existing shareholders and further demonstrates the considerable potential of World Moto. Furthermore, these funds will allow the Company to continue to execute its business plan without delay.

World Moto CEO Paul Giles stated, "We are pleased with this offering and its quick conclusion, especially when considering the offering price being at a premium to the current market price of our stock. These funds will ensure the successful implementation of our marketing plan."

About World Moto

World Moto, Inc. is the global authority on the $500 billion dollar a year motorcycle taxi industry and creator of Yes, the "Need it Now!" service. World Moto has revolutionized the taxi industry by inventing the Moto-Meter, a landmark device that CNN, Newsweek, Wired, Moneylife, among others, are calling "the world's first motorcycle taxi meter" and "world's first portable taxi meter" and "first-ever black box for motorcycles," while the Times named it "one of the most significant innovations of this decade" and Fast Company declared it "The First Real Taxi Meter Innovation in 100 Years... a $3 billion dollar idea."

Watch the Moto-Meter in use on motorcycle taxis: http://www.worldmoto.com/videos.php

Watch Yes: http://www.worldmoto.com/yes.php

To find out more about World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY), visit our website at www.worldmoto.com. Details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27(a) of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, projections of worldwide sales of World Moto, Inc.'s products and global markets. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects and development stage companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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