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12/20/2018

SURGE HOLDINGS AND PLAYER’S NETWORK ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE TO MARKET AND SELL CBD PRODUCTS TO CONVENIENCE STORES NATIONWIDE

SURG and PNTV to stake a claim to the projected $22 Billion CBD industry to distribute Green Leaf PURE CBD products into over 40,000 retail locations.

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 20, 2018) Surge Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SURG), Las Vegas-based Telecom and Blockchain FinTech software company, and Player’s Network, Inc. (OTCQB: PNTV), a rapidly growing company in legal marijuana industry announce today a joint venture to distribute Green Leaf PURE CBD products to a network of approx. 40,000 retail stores throughout the United States.

The relationship allows PNTV to focus on continual development of high-quality CBD products and brands while SURG utilizes their SurgePays Blockchain B2B distribution platform and outbound call center to introduce, sell and manage the ongoing replenishment of these products.

CBD continues to be one of the fastest growing markets in the United States with sales expecting to reach $22 billion by 2022. Additionally, the passing of the Farm Bill 2018 which included the Hemp Act of 2018 removed the barriers associated with growing hemp due to federal prohibition to include restricted access to banking, water rights, and crop insurance. The signing of this bill will define hemp as a federally legal agricultural product; subsequently removing all of the restricting legislation and opening the door for PNTV and SURG to capitalize early on this multi-billion dollar industry.

Through the JV, the initial order kit for new stores will range from approximately $399 to $1,500 or more. Anticipated monthly orders will be of similar value based on location and the size of the retailer.

Currently, the market for CBD is on track to generate more than $600 Million in 2018. Analysts project that CBD sales will reach over $1 Billion by 2020 and is expected to exceed $22 Billion by 2022.

SURG has recently signed contracts to grow their distribution network of convenience stores and bodegas to 40,000+ retail locations throughout the United States. The joint venture with PNTV creates an immediate distribution channel for Green Leaf PURE to capture a share of nationwide brick and mortar CBD sales while both companies expect to realize significant revenue increases as the CBD market grows.

“The bulk of the first to market CBD product sales will not be through big box retailers, but through the 100ks of corner stores, convenience stores and bodegas nationwide.” said Brian Cox, Surge Holdings CEO. “With the passing of the Farm Bill, we expect CBD products to be in high demand and first to market usually wins. We will leverage all of our relationships, call center and software platform to blitz the market nationwide to claim our stake and shelf space.”

Brett H. Pojunis, Director of PNTV, said “now that the Farm Bill of 2018 which includes the Hemp Act of 2018 has passed, this opens up the entire United States as potential customers for our CBD products. The relationship with SURG couldn’t have come at a better time! Brian (SURG CEO) and I have been working on developing the best products for the targeted demographics of their retail stores and we feel this will be a huge success.”

About Surge Holdings:

Surge Holdings a publicly traded company that wholly owns subsidiaries that utilize emerging technology to improve the quality of life for the unbanked, under-banked, and the overlooked. Current holdings include Telecommunications, Blockchain Fintech Software as a Service (SaaS), Cryptocurrency Asset Mining and Social Media Digital Marketing. Surge Holdings, Inc is traded under the stock ticker symbol: SURG.

For the latest news alerts for Surge Holdings, sign up at https://surgeholdings.com

Follow Surge Holdings and CEO, Brian Cox, on Twitter: @surgeholdings and @kbriancox.

About Player’s Network (PNTV)
Player’s Network is a rapidly growing company in the marijuana industry as the owner of Green Leaf Farms Holdings with licensed grow operations in Nevada and California that trades on the OTC Market – stock symbol PNTV. Over the last 12 months, the Company has gone from a development stage company to a fully operational cannabis business. Owner of its media network WeedTV.com The Cannabis Network. The Company believes this trend of legalizing marijuana will continue and create tremendous growth opportunities for their shareholders as it continues its business strategy growth by acquisitions, joint ventures, and investments new emerging market opportunities.

The Green Leaf PURE CBD brand is made from the highest quality CBD, developed with strong dosage as well as superior ingredients in their formulations. All Green Leaf PURE CBD products are tested to ensure safety and the highest quality CBD. Green Leaf PURE is currently accepting pre-orders on the company’s website https://greenleafpure.com.

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Information about Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by which, that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in, or suggested by, the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: inability to gain or maintain licenses, reliance on unaudited statements, the Company’s need for additional funding, governmental regulation of the cannabis industry, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the demand for the Company’s products, and other risks that are detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting Players Network, please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Surge Holdings Contacts:

Investor Relations Email: [email protected]
Investor Relations Main Number: 901-247-8095

Investor Inquiries:
David Klepinger, Investor Relations Manager
Email: [email protected]
Office: 702.840.3283

Interview Requests & Media Inquiries (General):
Brett H. Pojunis, Director
Email: [email protected]
Office: 702.840.3272

Player’s Network Contacts:

Investor Inquiries:
David Klepinger, Investor Relations Manager
Email: [email protected]
Office: 702.840.3283

Interview Requests & Media Inquiries (General):
Brett H. Pojunis, Director
Email: [email protected]
Office: 702.840.3272

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11/28/2018

SURGEPAYS 2.0 RELEASE

Secure Blockchain Infrastructure is the Foundation for Accelerated Expansion of Retail Network Locations and FinTech Growth.

Las Vegas, November 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Surge Blockchain, the wholly owned subsidiary of Surge Holdings, Inc. (Surge) (OTCQB: SURG) announces the December 15th launch of the significantly updated SurgePays FinTech software platform and portal.

Surge Holdings CEO, Brian Cox, stated, “This infrastructure development and milestone will allow us to keep up with our side of the agreements that we have made for store acquisitions and network growth over the next 12 months. I believe it’s even more significant when considering our team was able to accomplish these long-term, shareholder value-driven goals while posting Q3 revenues of $4,051,027.” 

SurgePays 2.0 Highlights:

  • Surge completed development of a fully electronic and secure onboarding software that replaces time-consuming document management. The SurgeSetup software facilitates filling out and processing multiple licenses, contractual, banking and tax forms, which enables same day store sign-up launches. This is a critical step for onboarding multiple stores simultaneously per day to support growth bursts and eliminates any processing or data management bottlenecks during store enrollments.

 

  • Stores that have an Internet-connected computer at the register will be able to utilize the new image-driven navigation portal. In addition to all of the traditional wireless and FinTech products, convenience store owners will now have the ability to utilize seamless and simple one-click ordering from several wholesale categories including smartphones, electronics, snacks, CBD products, auto parts, t-shirts and more. Stores can also choose monthly auto-ship while taking advantage of flash specials.

 

  • Stores that do not have a computer at the register will be able to process SurgePays 2.0 transactions on the updated and more robust Verifone VX 520. This new terminal is over 35% less expensive per unit while delivering faster transactions, market-leading security, PCI compliance and the ability for SurgePays to additionally offer credit card processing to merchants on the same unit.

Cox further added, “The progress our operations and development team has made continues to demonstrate Surge’s strategy to expand business sectors while leveraging existing infrastructure and human capital. The successes are also reflective of the significant investment into a foundation to position the company for multiple streams of accelerated revenue growth in 2019.”

The SurgePays 2.0 live beta testing began November 25th which fits in the time frame for the December 15 release.

An updated comprehensive Surge Holdings Inc. Shareholder Guide was released and is available on the Companies Corporate Website www.surgeholdings.com

Make sure to follow CEO Brian Cox on Twitter for thoughts, insight, and progress of not only the short-term goals prioritized in this update, but relevant and material news for Surge: @kbriancox.

ABOUT SURGE HOLDINGS, INC.
Surge Holdings a publicly traded company that wholly owns subsidiaries that utilize emerging technology to improve the quality of life for the unbanked, under-banked, and the overlooked. Current holdings include Telecommunications, Blockchain Fintech Software as a Service (SaaS), Cryptocurrency Asset Mining and Social Media Digital Marketing. Surge Holdings, Inc is traded under the stock ticker symbol: SURG.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results described by the forward-looking statements. Risk factors that could contribute to such differences include those matters more fully disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company’s estimates as of the date of the press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s estimates to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, this forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s estimates of its future financial performance as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

[email protected]

901-229-7205

 

11/19/2018

Surge Holdings CEO Brian Cox Discusses Centercom Global on Money TV

Watch below to see Surge Holdings, Inc’s CEO, Brian Cox, interviewed on Money TV where he explains the importance of Centercom Global to Surge Holding’s operations, strategy, and in servicing clients.

11/14/2018

SURGE BLOCKCHAIN TO LAUNCH SURGE UTILITY TOKEN ON ETHEREUM NETWORK 

Las Vegas, November 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Surge Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:SURG), announced today that its wholly-owned software and technology subsidiary, Surge Blockchain, has completed development of the ERC-20 Surge Utility Token and has made available free tokens to all who sign up at www.surgetoken.com before the December 15 launch.  

The Surge Token is an ERC20 compliant blockchain asset that can have value, be stored in a wallet, used for transactions and can be sent and received, like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, or any other digital asset.  

“The technology we’ve developed is soup to nuts, from the issuance of the reward tokens to requests for redemption to transmitting our ERC-20 token to Ethereum.” Stated Chief Technology Officer, John Mott. 

Tokens will be earned through purchases of Surge products and services or through incentivized activities such as automatic paycheck deposits to the SurgePays Debit Card or paying certain SurgePhone Wireless combo specials. Tokens can be redeemed for rewards and or stored in digital wallets. 

The difference between Surge Tokens and standalone currencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin is that the Surge Token will piggyback on the Ethereum network, hosted by Ethereum addresses and sent using Ethereum transactions from a smart contract. 

Surge Holdings Inc. CEO Brian Cox said “The underlying principle to the Surge business model is to drive revenue by bringing products and services to those who might otherwise not have access to them. This fits perfectly into our overall strategic plan for customer loyalty, enhancing the Surge ecosystem and overall corporate valuation.”  

Cox further stated, “By using the Surge Utility Token for loyalty rewards, we will be enabling the 51% of the subprime market to participate in Digital Assets – the future.” 

Additionally, the software system has been designed as a white label token/rewards system so that Surge can offer this technology and software to other companies seeking a turnkey solution for ERC-20 tokens. 

The Surge Utility Token rewards system is slated to launch December 15, 2018. 

Rewards will be redeemed at www.surgerewards.com 

ABOUT SURGE HOLDINGS: 

Surge Holdings Inc. is a rapidly growing publicly traded company with holdings in subsidiaries that utilize emerging technology to deliver high growth, reoccurring revenue products, and services. The Team at Surge Holdings Inc. intends to become the country’s leading provider of technology products to the unbanked, the under-banked and the overlooked by selling through its SurgePays network of convenient stores and through online digital marketing. 

For the latest news alerts for Surge Holdings, sign up at SurgeHoldings.com 

Follow Surge Holdings and CEO, Brian Cox, on Twitter: @surgeholdings and @kbriancox.
 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: 

This press release contains information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results described by the forward-looking statements. Risk factors that could contribute to such differences include those matters more fully disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company’s estimates as of the date of the press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s estimates to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, this forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s estimates of its future financial performance as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. 

Surge Holdings Corporate Communication: 

[email protected] 

901-247-8095 

 

11/06/2018

Updated 2018 Surge Holdings Inc. ShareHolders Guide

To view / download the updated 2018 Surge Holdings Inc. shareholders guide, please click here.

Thanks,

Team Surge

10/25/2018

Surge Expands Wireless Market To Serve Active Military and U.S. Veterans

Over 20 Million Veterans, Plus Family Members, Qualify For Free Smartphone

Las Vegas, October 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surge Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:SURG), the Las Vegas-based Telecom and Fintech software company, announced it’s latest market expansion to the over 20 million active U.S. military, veterans, and immediate family members.

Those eligible for SurgePhone’s Heroes Promotion incentives can request a complimentary Android smartphone, along with steeply discounted unlimited talk, text, and LTE data for only $25 a month.

“We will be rolling out more Heroes incentives, savings and loyalty rewards on other Surge products in the near future,” said Brian Cox, Surge Holdings CEO, “with the major sacrifices that servicemen and women, and especially their families, make, this is how we can do our part to say thanks for their commitment.”

The Surge Heroes Program is solely funded and supported by Surge Holdings Inc with no federal financial support or subsidy.

Cox added, “We have built Surge to scale quickly while being agile enough to create value-driven offers and programs like the Heroes Promotion.”

Eligible military customers can take advantage of this exclusive offer at www.vetsmartphone.com.

ABOUT SURGE HOLDINGS:

Surge Holdings Inc., publicly traded under the stock symbol SURG, is a rapidly growing company that utilizes emerging technology to deliver products and services to convenience stores, bodegas and corner markets with the intent to improve the quality of life for the unbanked, under-banked, and the overlooked. Surge offers a complete suite of Telecom and Fintech products through wholly owned subsidiaries.

For the latest news alerts for Surge Holdings, sign up at SurgeHoldings.com

Follow Surge Holdings and CEO, Brian Cox, on Twitter: @surgeholdings and @kbriancox.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

This press release contains information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results described by the forward-looking statements. Risk factors that could contribute to such differences include those matters more fully disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company’s estimates as of the date of the press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s estimates to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, this forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s estimates of its future financial performance as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Surge Holdings Corporate Communication

[email protected]

901-247-8095