Collective Audience Issues Shares to Logiq for Special Dividend Distribution of Shares
Both Companies Caution Logiq Stockholders Regarding Brokerage Firms Prematurely or Erroneously Crediting Collective Audience Dividend Shares to Their Accounts; Sale of Stock May Result in Failure to Deliver
NEW YORK, Nov. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Collective Audience, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAUD), a leading provider of digital consumer acquisition solutions, announced it has issued 3,762,000 of its common stock to Logiq, Inc. (OTCQX: LGIQ) in connection with the business combination involving Logiq’s now former subsidiary, DLQ, Inc., and Abri SPAC I, Inc. (Abri). The newly combined company was renamed Collective Audience, Inc.
Abri, which as previously traded on Nasdaq as ASPA, ASPAW and ASPAU, announced the completion of the business combination on November 2, 2023. On the same day, Logiq declared a special dividend distribution of the 3,762,000 shares of Collective Audience common stock to Logiq stockholders of record as of the dividend record date (October 24, 2023). The dividend will be distributed at a ratio of 0.027 shares of Collective Audience common stock per each one share of Logiq common stock.
Logiq reports that the dividend distribution process has begun, but no dividend of Collective Audience common stock has been issued or delivered to Logiq shareholders as of today’s date. Logiq has indicated that the actual delivery date and receipt of the dividend by shareholders may be delayed in some instances due to administrative factors and timing may vary depending upon the number of Logiq shares held on the record date, where they were being held, as well as other factors.
Important Caution to Stockholders Who Believe They Have Already Received the Shares
Logiq announced that it has received reports that certain brokerage firms have prematurely or erroneously credited their client’s accounts with the dividend distribution of the Collective Audience shares. Further, some of these firms have facilitated the sale of the shares without having the actual shares in their possession, to the potential detriment of all shareholders including those at other brokerage firms who are adhering to well established regulatory policies and procedures.
Logiq expects any such sales of Collective Audience shares could result in a failure to deliver upon the trade settlement date. Logiq states it is investigating the matter and that it plans to pursue all corrective measures and remedies, legal or otherwise, as appropriate.
To be clear, according to Logiq, no dividend shares have yet been delivered to any holders of record of Logiq that are entitled to receive such dividend distribution of shares as described in Logiq’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Additional details regarding the business combination and the issuance of the dividend of shares is available in a Form 8-K as filed with the SEC and available on www.sec.gov under Logiq, Inc.
About Collective Audience
Collective Audience is a U.S.-based provider of e-commerce and digital customer acquisition solutions that simplifies digital advertising. It provides data-driven, end-to-end marketing through its results solutions or access to data for activating campaigns across multiple channels.
The company’s digital marketing business includes a holistic, self-serve AdTech platform, a proprietary data-driven, AI-powered system that enables brands and agencies to advertise across thousands of the world’s leading digital media and connected TV platforms.
To learn more, visit collectiveaudience.co.
Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this press release, regarding Abri’s Merger with DLQ, the benefits of the transaction and the combined company’s future financial performance, as well as the combined company’s strategy, future operations, estimated financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of the respective managements of Collective Audience and DLQ and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Collective Audience or DLQ. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the Merger; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Merger; risk relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information; the overall level of consumer demand for Collective Audience’s products/services; general economic conditions and other factors affecting consumer confidence, preferences, and behavior; disruption and volatility in the global currency, capital, and credit markets; the financial strength of Collective Audience’s customers; Collective Audience’s ability to implement its business strategy; changes in governmental regulation, Collective Audience’s exposure to litigation claims and other loss contingencies; disruptions and other impacts to Collective Audience’s business, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and government actions and restrictive measures implemented in response; stability of Collective Audience’s suppliers, as well as consumer demand for its products, in light of disease epidemics and health-related concerns such as the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact that global climate change trends may have on Collective Audience and its suppliers and customers; Collective Audience’s ability to protect patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights; any breaches of, or interruptions in, Collective Audience’s information systems; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of electricity and other raw materials and contracted products as well as foreign currency fluctuations; changes in tax laws and liabilities, tariffs, legal, regulatory, political and economic risks. More information on potential factors that could affect Collective Audience’s financial results is included from time to time in Collective Audience’s public reports filed with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or Collective Audience’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that Collective Audience presently knows, or that Collective Audience currently believes are immaterial, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Collective Audience’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. Nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. Collective Audience anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause their assessments to change. However, while Collective Audience may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Collective Audience specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Collective Audience‘s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.