TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2017 – Lingo Media Corporation (TSX-V:LM) (OTCQB:LMDCF) (“Lingo Media” or the “Company”), a global provider of digital and print-based English language learning solutions, announces that all matters were approved at the Company’s annual and special shareholders meeting held on December 8, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”).
The shareholders elected Messrs. Robert Martellacci, Hon. Jerry Grafstein, Martin Bernholtz, Tommy Weibing Gong, and Michael Kraft as directors of the Company at its annual and special meeting. Mr. Gerbrand Nijman did not stand for re-election and the Company would like to thank him for his support and contributions during his term as a director.
Robert Martellacci is the founder and president of Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events company, MindShare Learning Technology since 2002 and President and Co‑Founder, C21 Canada—Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation. He brings more than 30 years of expertise to the K-12, post-secondary and lifelong learning environments. Mr. Martellacci draws on his experience as a university administrator, where he specialized in sport marketing, public relations and business development at York University. As a passionate lifelong learner, Robert augmented his expertise as a Phi Delta Kappa graduate of Pepperdine University Master’s in Education Technology which inspired the creation of the MindShare Learning Report – Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine. His international scope includes Australia, the Middle East, South America, the United Kingdom and the United States and his board appointment to ASPIC (Applications Service Provider Industry Consortium) Americas Committee reflects his global connectiveness and leadership in the industry.
“We are very pleased to welcome Robert as a new member to the board. He has extensive experience and knowledge as a leader in the EdTech sector and will be a very strategic addition to Lingo Media,” said Michael Kraft, President & CEO of Lingo Media.
Shareholders approved the reappointment of RSM Canada, Chartered Professional Accountants (formerly Collins Barrow Toronto LLP) as auditors. Also, shareholders approved the amendment of Lingo Media’s stock option plan, to increase the number of stock options issuable under the plan by 2,997,204 common shares to 7,105,838 common shares.
The directors held a board meeting subsequent to the Annual Meeting and reappointed Michael Kraft as President & CEO, Khurram Qureshi as Chief Financial Officer and Gali Bar-Ziv as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, the board of directors has approved the grant of 2,740,000 incentive stock options to directors and officers of the Company. The options have an exercise price of $0.20 per share and are all subject to time release vesting provisions in addition to certain performance milestones for stock options issued to management. All options carry a three-year term.
The details of the matters approved at the Annual Meeting are set forth in Lingo Media’s Information Circular dated December 8, 2017 and posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About Lingo Media (TSX-V:LM) (OTCQB:LMDCF)
Lingo Media is a global provider of best-in-class digital and print-based English language learning solutions that are ‘Changing the way the world learns English.’
Developed for learners of English at every level, Lingo Media’s ELL Technologies products combine a vast content library with proprietary technology. ELL Technologies’ intuitive dashboards enable students to track and manage their progress, and allow teachers to organize and interact with students, providing ongoing support. Lingo Media’s Lingo Learning division is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China.
Lingo Media’s product and program are marketed through established sales channels to key education, government and business organizations in Latin America and China and continues to extend its global reach and expand its product offerings.
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