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Facedrive Inc. (" STEER " or " the Company ") (TSXV: FD) (OTCQX: FDVRF), an integrated ESG technology platform, is pleased to announce its electric vehicle subscription service (" STEER EV ") has added Florida, USA, as a new service area with an operational hub in Tampa. STEER EV's subscription service is available to the eligible residents of the state as of September, 2022. After successfully securing the financing necessary to facilitate further growth, STEER is actively expanding its geographical footprint throughout the second half of 2022 and growing its EV fleet to support the new regions in operation.

From its inception, the STEER EV platform has been focused on challenging the traditional car ownership model and accelerating the general public's switchover to environmentally friendly transportation through an automobile subscription service. Having transformed the platform into one of the leading providers of subscription-based EV services, the Company feels its turnkey month-to-month model which includes insurance, maintenance, vehicle swaps and concierge delivery presents an attractive alternative for customers seeking a time-efficient and hassle-free transportation solution.

The Company sees STEER EV capitalizing on two mega-trends in the personal transport industry: increasing eco-consciousness on part of individuals and governments alike, as well as a general shift away from traditional car ownership in favour of more flexible options such as per-use or subscription-based services, particularly among the younger generation. The global car subscription market was valued at $3.55 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $12.1 billion by 2027, representing a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.1%. 1 As an ESG ecosystem, STEER is confident that its commitment to working alongside responsible governments, businesses and individuals in addressing environmental, social and governance concerns positions it well to capture growth in the electric vehicle subscription services market in the years to come.

Florida represents a key market to the STEER EV platform, strengthening its leadership position in the Southern region of the USA and providing for greater fleet management efficiencies. The Company also feels this expansion strongly aligns with the commitment of the US Government to build out a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers along America's highways and in communities by 2030 as part of a shift towards cleaner fuels and a general decarbonisation of the country's transportation sector 2 .

"We are excited to bring our EV subscription services to Florida, which is our third market in the USA and fifth overall. Florida is home to diverse and vibrant communities, and we are looking forward to assisting them with their green transportation needs. This is also STEER's third consecutive month adding new operational areas to its service network, with Texas added in July and British Columbia in August. This reflects our team's hard work and dedication to delivering on its commitment to offer new sustainable personal transportation options to more communities in North America this year. Shortly after Florida, the STEER EV service should become available to the residents of California," said Suman Pushparajah, CEO of STEER.

About the Company

STEER is an integrated ESG technology platform that moves people and delivers things through subscription and on-demand services. The Company's goal is to build a one-of-a-kind system that aggregates conscientious users, through a series of connected offerings, and enables them to buy, sell, or invest with the same platform, STEER. The Company's offerings generally fall into two categories: subscription-based offerings led by its flagship electric vehicle subscription business, STEER EV, and on-demand services incorporating delivery, B2B marketplace, Delivery-as-a-Service (DaaS) and rideshare businesses. The Company's platform is also powered by EcoCRED, its big data, analytics and machine learning engine which seeks to capture, analyze, parse and report on key data points in ways that measure the Company's impact on carbon reductions and offsets.

For more about the Company, visit www.facedrive.com .

Suman Pushparajah, CEO
suman@facedrive.com
STEER
100 Consilium Pl, Unit 400
Scarborough, ON
Canada M1H 3E3
www.facedrive.com

Forward-Looking Information

Certain information in this press release contains forward-looking information, including with respect to the Company's business, operations and condition, management's objectives, strategies, beliefs and intentions, and the company's forward plans to rebrand. This information is based on management's reasonable assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us and are made as of the date of this press release. Actual results and the timing of events, such as those pertaining to the Company's planned future launches and intended fleet growth, may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors. Information regarding our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate is forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

See "Forward-Looking Information" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) for the year ended December 31, 2021 (filed on SEDAR on May 2, 2022) and its interim MD&A for the period ended March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022 (filed on SEDAR on May 30, 2022 and August 29, 2022 respectively) for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements and other risks. Readers are urged to consider the uncertainties, risks and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. We have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities legislation and regulatory requirements.

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.

1 https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/car-subscription-market-A10188#:~:text=The%20global%20car%20subscription%20market,with%20a%20CAGR%20of%2021.7%25
2 https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/06/09/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-proposes-new-standards-for-national-electric-vehicle-charging-network/

For further information:
Company Contact: Maria Verbytska, investor@facedrive.com
Media Contact: Sana Srithas, sana@facedrive.com , Tel: 1-888-300-2228

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STEER logo (CNW Group/Facedrive Inc.)

STEER reported a quarterly revenue record of $15,048 ,939 in Q2 2022, up from $4,521,548 in Q2 2021, representing 232.83% year-over-year growth. Q2 2022 revenue also represents 40.19% quarter-over-quarter growth compared to Q1 2022 revenue of $10,734,515 . All revenue growth was organic. The Company also reported a record Gross Merchandize Value i of $ 21,661,109 in Q2 2022, up from $14,304 ,750 during Q2 2021, representing 51.43% year-over-year growth. Compared to $19,465 ,604 in Q1 2022, this also represents approximately 11.28% quarter-over-quarter growth.

Net loss was $7,776,605 compared to $7,559,851 in Q2 2021, representing 2.87% year-over-year increase. Compared to $8,182,039 in Q1 2022, STEER has achieved 4.96% quarter-over-quarter net loss decrease.

As a result, the Company's Management is confident that the streamlining measures undertaken thus far in 2022 including: (i) operational realignment (with a view to centralizing and consolidating resources and focusing on selling Subscription and On-demand offerings); and (ii) continued improvements in expense management, will continue to result in increased operational efficiency. As such, STEER is experiencing revenue growth at a faster pace than the corresponding increase in operational expenses. The Company is confident this trend will further strengthen in Q3 and Q4 Fiscal 2022.

Q2 2022 Interim Financial and Operational Highlights

Revenues

For the three
months ended
June 30, 2022

Δ (YoY)

For the three
months ended
June 30, 2021

Δ(QoQ)

For the three
months ended
March 31, 2022


($'000)


($'000)


($'000)

On-Demand Offerings

Q2 2022


Q2 2021


Q1 2022

B2B Marketplace

12,730.37

476.81 %

2,207.04

52.82 %

8,330.04

Suppr APP (Foods Delivery, Rideshare, Daas, Health )

1,523.53

-6.05 %

1,621.70

-7.46 %

1,646.37

Subtotal On-Demand Offerings

14,253.90

272.29 %

3,828.75

42.88 %

9,976.41

Subscription-Based Offerings






Vehicle subscription

699.28

5.62 %

662.10

5.51 %

662.78

EcoCRED

95.76

211.87 %

30.71

0.46 %

95.32

Subtotal Subscription-Based Offerings

795.04

14.76 %

692.80

4.87 %

758.10

Total Revenue

15,048.94

232.83 %

4,521.55

40.19 %

10,734.52

"In Q2 2022, STEER continued a strong growth trajectory set in Q1 2022. This past quarter, we more than tripled revenues as compared to Q2 2021 and continue to increase our operational efficiencies while focusing on growth and expansion. Therefore, the platform we have built continues to demonstrate that we can increase revenues significantly while managing costs, which is evident in our Q2 results.

Q2 has also been remarkable for STEER in the sense that the Company significantly expanded the geographical presence of its EV subscription platform, STEER EV. Having launched the service in Texas and British Columbia , Management for the Company feels that STEER is well-positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning demand in the personal vehicle subscription sector. Moreover, we continue to enhance our ESG reporting tool suite as well as extend our ESG mandate throughout all of the Company's business processes", said Suman Pushparajah , Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Selected Financial Highlights

The following provides a summary of the Financial Results of the Company. For detailed information please refer to Facedrive's Q2 2022 Interim Financial Statements and its Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the quarter-ended June 30, 2022 (the " Q2 2022 MD&A "), filed on SEDAR at www.SEDAR.com .

For the three months ended June 30


2022


2021

REVENUE

$

15,048,939

$

4,521,548

COSTS AND OPERATING EXPENSES





Cost of revenue


15,313,179


5,346,764

General and administration


1,850,006


1,679,591

Operational support


4,189,919


3,461,044

Research and development


685,425


465,113

Sales and marketing


525,349


938,504

Amortization


286,559


695,064

Depreciation


383,417


92,004

Total costs and operating expenses


23,233,854


12,678,084

OPERATING LOSS


(8,184,915)


(8,156,536)






OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES)





Government and other grants


631,653


909,373

Foreign exchange loss


(115)


(110,245)

Interest expenses


(284,021)


(193,782)

Interest income


61


9,260

Gain from sale of equipment


-


-

Gain or Loss on termination


47,684


(17,921)

Fair value loss on investment


-


-

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

$

(7,789,653)

$

(7,559,851)

Deferred income tax recovery

13,048


-

NET LOSS


(7,776,605)


(7,559,851)

Cumulative translation adjustment


(44,864)


(39,146)

NET LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

$

(7,731,741)

$

(7,598,997)

Loss per share – basic and diluted

$

(0.06)

$

(0.08)

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted


130,929,814


93,788,556








About the Company

STEER is an integrated ESG technology platform that moves people and delivers things through subscription and on-demand services. The Company's goal is to build a one-of-a-kind system that aggregates conscientious users, through a series of connected offerings, and enables them to buy, sell, or invest with the same platform, STEER. The Company's offerings generally fall into two categories: subscription-based offerings led by its flagship electric vehicle subscription business, STEER EV, and on-demand services incorporating delivery, B2B marketplace, Delivery-as-a-Service (DaaS) and rideshare businesses. The Company's platform is also powered by EcoCRED, its big data, analytics and machine learning engine which seeks to capture, analyze, parse and report on key data points in ways that measure the Company's impact on carbon reductions and offsets.

For more about the Company, visit www.facedrive.com .
Suman Pushparajah , CEO
suman@facedrive.com
STEER
100 Consilium Pl, Unit 400
Scarborough, ON
Canada M1H 3E3
www.facedrive.com

Forward-Looking Information

Certain information in this press release contains forward-looking information, including with respect to the Company's business, operations and condition, management's objectives, strategies, beliefs and intentions, and the company's forward plans to scale up its electric vehicle subscription business. This information is based on management's reasonable assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us and are made as of the date of this press release. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors. Information regarding our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate is forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

See "Forward-Looking Information" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) for the year ended December 31, 2021 (filed on SEDAR on May 2 , 2022),its interim MD&A for the period ended March 31, 2022 (filed on SEDAR on May 30, 2022 ), and its interim MD&A for the period ended June 30, 2022 (filed on SEDAR on August 29, 2022 ) for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements and other risks. Readers are urged to consider the uncertainties, risks and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. We have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities legislation and regulatory requirements.

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.

_________________________
i " Gross Merchandise Value " (GMV) means the total value of all merchandise and services sold over a given period of time through the Company's ESG platform of product and services offerings.  Gross Merchandise Value is a metric most commonly used by e-commerce companies.  It is intended to measure the growth of the business or use of a platform to sell merchandise and services, some or all of which may be owned by others and is therefore not all revenue to the platform owner or provider (such as the Company). In the Company's case, GMV includes the value of the food, supplies and merchandise ordered and the gross fees charged by the Company to customers on account of rides and deliveries, a substantial portion of which the Company does not recognize as revenue. The most directly comparably or correlated GAAP financial measure in the context of our Company is revenue which, for Q2 2022 was $15,048,939 and $4,521,939 in Q2 2021. Note that GMV is a non-GAAP financial measure, meaning that it is not a standardized financial measure under the financial reporting framework used to prepare the Company's financial statements and it might not be comparable to similar financial measures disclosed by other issuers.

SOURCE Facedrive Inc.

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