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First Global Announces Resignation of Chairman and CEO

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Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 17, 2019) - First Global Data Limited (TSXV: FGD) (the "Company") would like to announce the resignation of its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Andre Itwaru.

Mr. Itwaru was a founder and led the Company as its Chairman and CEO since its inception. Mr. Itwaru was responsible for setting the direction and vision for the Company and securing significant strategic relationships.

"Circumstances have forced me to make this decision, and it is with a heavy heart that I resign from the Company. I am very proud of what we were able to achieve and very appreciative of the strong relationship I developed with our shareholders and other stakeholders. It is my intention to support the new management team and Board of Directors in the transition," said Mr. Itwaru.

The Company is actively sourcing a replacement CEO and will provide additional updates by way of press release.

About First Global Data Ltd. (www.firstglobaldata.com)

First Global is an international financial services technology ("FINTECH") company. The Company's two main lines of business are mobile payments and cross border payments. First Global's proprietary leading-edge technology enables the convergence of compliant domestic and cross border payments, shopping, Peer to Peer ("P2P"), Business to Consumer ("B2C"), and Business to Business ("B2B") payments. First Global enables its strategic partners and clients around the world with our leading-edge financial services technology platform.

For further information please contact:
Ruth Fraser
First Global Data Limited
Email: ir@firstglobaldata.com
Tel: 416 504-3813

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