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TSX-V:LM

Lingo Media Corporation

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Key to our success is an unwavering commitment to innovation and quality throughout every aspect of our business. To that end, we take the time to build strong relationships with leading government and industry organizations, as well as corporations that recognize the value and importance of helping their respective constituencies learn English, the global language of business.

As a result, we’re able to deliver market-leading English language learning solutions that address every stage in the learning spectrum.  From the elementary school student learning to count, to college co-eds studying online, to young professionals preparing for a job − Lingo Media is there.

We are continuously developing our resources and expanding our global reach to support a lifetime of English language learning which transcends global barriers and regional geographies. Correspondingly, we have developed a new learning management system and have acquired the rights to market and distribute “Connecting Doors”, the best-selling Canadian general English program, in order to expand the Company’s digital content library and online English Language Learning portfolio as the Company ‘Changes the way the world learns English.’

Lingo Media is an EdTech industry acquisition company that is ‘Changing the way the world learns English ’ combining education with technology. The Company is focused on online and print-based technologies and solutions through its two distinct business units: ELL Technologies and Lingo Learning. ELL Technologies is an emerging international English language learning multi-media, online training and assessment company creating new learning platforms (www.elltechnologies.com). Lingo Learning is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China. Lingo Media has formed successful relationships with key government and industry organizations, establishing a strong presence in China’s education market of more than 300 million students. The Company is extending its global reach, with an initial market expansion into Latin America and continues to expand its product offerings and technology applications.

Our goal is to develop and support state-of-the-art English language learning opportunities and solutions for students at every stage of development – from classroom to boardroom. We leverage our proven pedagogy along with innovative learning technologies to deliver a comprehensive offering that derives revenue through its two core businesses: ELL Technologies (expansive digital EdTech English learning solutions) and Lingo Learning (legacy textbook publishing business).

Our brand new, proprietary learning management system allows us to market and sell our products to academic institutions, governments, corporations. Educators who acquire the program will be able to easily create, convert, edit, and arrange lessons and courses as they see fit. We will retain all rights to user generated content to continuously expand our digital library. Formative assessments and data gathering functionality will further allow us to adapt and improve content and program iterations to address any specific problem areas to make learning more accessible, efficient and measurable.

We’ve already helped millions learn English, and now with our high-tech, easy to implement learning solutions we are even better positioned to teach the world English. Our technology is powered by a Software-as-a-Service eLearning platform with more than 2,000 hours of material and thousands of modules, for people of all ages and skill sets. Built for learners by learners, we are ‘Changing the way the world learns English,’ empowering educators and allowing them to easily transition from pure classroom paper-based teaching to the online world.

Canada & China

Gali Bar-Ziv – President & CEO

Gali Bar-Ziv brings more than 15 years of management and entrepreneurial experience, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, channel development and corporate development. Mr. Bar-Ziv profitably grew a sales, marketing and distribution start-up to sales growth of more than 700% year over year.   Prior to that, he successfully turned around the largest service division of a $300 Million financial services company.   Mr. Bar-Ziv holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the University of London and an MBA in Strategic and Entrepreneurial studies from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

Khurram Qureshi – Chief Financial Officer

Khurram Qureshi brings over 25 years’ experience in the field of accounting and corporate finance. Mr. Qureshi qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and has held senior positions with several small to medium size public companies. He has been a key member on several merger and acquisition teams.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Kraft – Chairman

Michael Kraft is a visionary and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and corporate management, with a strong record of success in both public and private companies. He is the Chairman of Buckingham Group Limited, a privately-owned merchant bank that has played a significant role in the capital formation strategy and financing as a principal of various emerging and growth enterprises. Mr. Kraft is also President of MPK Inc., a management services and consulting business providing strategic planning, business development, corporate development and capital raising services. He is the Founder and Chairman of Lingo Media Corporation, Co-Founder, Chairman and Director of WeedMD Inc, a Director of Blockstrain Technology Corp, Pioneering Technology Corp., JM Capital II Corp. and several private companies. Mr. Kraft received his BA (Economics) from York University (Toronto) in 1985 and under his stewardship, Lingo Media established itself as a trusted leader in English language learning textbook publishing market in China and expanded its market reach through a series of strategic acquisitions that transitioned the company from beyond print-based publishing into eLearning and online training in Latin America and Asia.

Jerry Grafstein

The Hon. Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto and has taught the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall. Mr. Grafstein has wide-ranging legal and business experience in all aspects of media. He was a co-founder of a range of media companies, focusing on broadcasting, cable, communications, and publication enterprises in Canada, the USA, the UK and South America. Mr. Grafstein recently co-founded on-line news sites from Canada, USA, Brazil, China, Russia, Africa, UK, Europe and the Mideast. He advised several key government ministries, including Transportation, External Affairs, Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Justice. Mr. Grafstein was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1984 by then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He has served on all Senate Committees, including the Foreign Affairs and the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committees.

Mr. Grafstein served as Chairman of the Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee. While in the Senate, he was a long serving Co-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, and a long serving senior officer of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA). Mr. Grafstein retired from the Senate on January 1, 2010. He continues his law practice in corporate finance and communication law and as counsel emeritus to Minden Gross LLP in Toronto and remains active in the local affairs in Toronto. Mr. Grafstein is a director of TeraGo Inc., a company listed on TSX and Multivision Communications Corp., a TSX Venture listed company.

Robert Martellacci

Robert Martellacci (MA EdTech) is president of MindShare Learning Technology, Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news & events company he founded in 2001. Mr. Martellacci is also president & co-founder of C21 Canada—Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation.

Mr. Martellacci is a lifelong learner who is committed to connecting business and education to transform learning in the 21st century to support student success. He completed a transformational learning journey as a mature student earning a master’s in educational technology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Mr. Martellacci has over 25 years of expertise and thought leadership in education as a former university administrator at York University; he also launched The Learning Company School Division (Kevin O’Leary) which inspired his start-up MindShare Learning Technology following the Mattel acquisition.

One of Martellacci’s signature slogans, “until next time, keep the learning curve steep.”

Tommy Weibing Gong

Tommy Weibing Gong holds an Engineering degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, and IT certifications through his North American education and started his IT career in 1996 in Silicon Valley. Mr. Gong is founder of Polar Bear Energy Inc., a business in the Cleantech and Greentech sector. He is now a leading commercial property developer in Shanghai. Mr. Gong serves as Chairman of Shanghai Green Town Plaza Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, Shanghai Zhetie Green Town Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, Zysteq North America Corporation, Shanghai Tommy Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, Shanghai Tommy & Jane Property Investment and Management Co., Ltd., and Canada & China Real Estate Management Co., Ltd. He was appointed as Economy Advisor by Shanghai Yangpu District Government in 2010. Mr. Gong is the recipient of “2009: China’s Top 10 Intelligent and Financial Person”; “2010: Person of the Year in Overseas Business”, “2013: China’s Top 10 Outstanding Business Leaders”.

Gali Bar-Ziv – Director

Gali Bar-Ziv brings more than 15 years of management and entrepreneurial experience, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, channel development and corporate development. Mr. Bar-Ziv profitably grew a sales, marketing and distribution start-up to sales growth of more than 700% year over year.   Prior to that, he successfully turned around the largest service division of a $300 Million financial services company.   Mr. Bar-Ziv holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the University of London and an MBA in Strategic and Entrepreneurial studies from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

TORONTO OFFICE
151 Bloor Street West
Suite 703
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1S4
Tel: (+1) 416.927.7000
Toll Free Tel: 1.866.927.7011
Fax: (+1) 416.927.1222
Toll Free Fax: 1.866.927.1222

INVESTOR RELATIONS
Khurram Qureshi, CFO
[email protected]
Tel: (+1) 416.927.7000 ext.21