IOU Financial Reports on Grant of Stock Options

MONTREAL, March 20, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - IOU FINANCIAL INC. ("IOU" or "the Company"); (TSXV: IOU), a leading online lender to small businesses (, announced today the grant of options pursuant to its Stock Option Plan.

On this date, the Company granted options entitling its officers, directors, employees and consultants to acquire up to an aggregate of 2,315,000 Common Shares of the Corporation ("Shares"). Five hundred thousand options have an exercise price of $0.27 and the remainder have an exercise price of $0.22. These options have a term of five years from the date of grant with one-third (1/3) vesting immediately and one-third (1/3) vesting on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant, except that 100,000 of the options with an exercise price of $0.22 granted to Rose of Sharon Capital Corporation (a company engaged by IOU to assist it with a variety of capital markets and corporate development-related projects, including the provision of certain investor relation services) vest as follows: one-twelfth (1/12) of the options vest at each three (3) month period during the first 12 months of the date of grant, and one-third (1/3) vest on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant.

About IOU Financial Inc.

IOU Financial Inc. provides small businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada access to the capital they need to seize growth opportunities quickly.  Typical customers include medical and dental practices, grocery and retail stores, salons, gas stations, auto repair shops, and restaurants.  In a unique approach to lending, the IOU Financial advanced, automated application and approval system efficiently and accurately assesses applicants' financial profiles, with an emphasis on day-to-day cash flow trends.  It makes loans of up to US$500,000 to qualified U.S. applicants ($100,000 in Canada) within a few business days, with affordable charges favorable to cash-flow management.  Its speed and transparency make IOU Financial a trusted alternative to banks.  To learn more visit:

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties.  These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of IOU including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory and shareholder approvals, the execution of definitive documentation and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing.  Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.  IOU does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


SOURCE IOU Financial Inc.

For further information: Phil Marleau, Chief Executive Officer, +1 (514) 789-0694, ext. 225; David Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer, +1 (514) 789-0694, ext. 278
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