TAOP Announces Agreement with Asia Taoping to Develop South East Asia and Oceania Market,and Announces A New Revenue Stream for 2020

11/21, 2:30 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taoping Inc. (NASDAQ: TAOP, the “Company”), a leading provider of internet-based smart display screens, and a new-media ecosystem that enable targeted advertising and online retails, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) with Asia Taoping Pte. Ltd. (“Asia Taoping”) for the Company to become a 10% equity owner of Asia Taoping. Incorporated in 2018, Asia Taoping is a company based in Singapore. On December 7, 2018, the Company entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Asia Taoping to develop South Asia and Southeast Asia market.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company granted Asia Taoping a license to Taoping’s software, patents and trademarks to develop Taoping’s new media ecosystem in South East Asia and Oceania countries, including, among others, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia, and Asia Taoping will be a regional partner to physically roll out Taoping Network of smart display screens in these countries. As is practiced in China, the Company will provide its local partners like Asia Taoping with smart display screens, software, online media operations, technical support and system upgrade services, while Asia Taoping will be in charge of local media operations.

Separately, Taoping’s new media ecosystem in China has expanded to over 160 cities. Over the last few years, TAOP has provided technical support services for its local city partners for free to encourage healthy growth of Taoping Network and Taoping Alliance. Now with the majority of city partners being profitable, the Company announces its plan to start to collect a technical service fee beginning in year 2020. The technical service fee is a daily fee for each advertisement published on each Taoping smart screen. With healthy growth of the new media ecosystem, the Company expects the fee will be a recurring and growing revenue stream for TAOP in operating this new media ecosystem.

 “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Asia Taoping, our local partner for South East Asia and Oceania countries. The Agreement signals our first step for international expansion of our new media ecosystem. We thank our investors for their patience and understanding that allowed us to develop a healthy new media ecosystem first and to collect recurring revenue streams in future years," said Mr. Jianghuai Lin, Chairman and CEO of TAOP.

About Taoping Inc.

Taoping Inc. (formerly known as China Information Technology, Inc.) (TAOP), is a leading provider of smart display terminals for targeted advertising and online retails. The Company provides the integrated end-to-end digital advertising solutions enabling customers to distribute and manage ads on cloud-based ad display screens. Connecting owners of Taoping screens, advertisers and consumers, it builds up a resource sharing "Smart IoT Screen Network- Taoping App - Taoping Go (e-Store)" media ecosystem to ultimately achieve the mission "our technology makes advertising and branding affordable and effective for everyone." To learn more, please visit http://www.taop.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of Taoping Inc., and its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein, are "forward-looking statements" in nature within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, often identified by the use of forward-looking terminologies such as "believes", "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company’s periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company and its subsidiaries and other consolidated entities or persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

For further information, please contact:

Taoping Inc.

Chang Qiu

Email: chang_qiu@taoping.cn

http://www.taop.com/

or

Dragon Gate Investment Partners LLC

Tel: +1(646)-801-2803

Email: taop@dgipl.com

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