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Market Cap £47.3m
Enterprise Value £15.7m
Revenue £19.0m
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Currency Exchange International Announces Financial Results for the Three- and Nine-Month Period Ended July 31, 2021

Mon 13th September, 2021 10:00pm
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TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Currency Exchange International,
Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX: CXI; OTCBB: CURN), announces its financial
results and management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three and
nine-months ended July 31, 2021 (all figures are in U.S. dollars except where
otherwise indicated). The complete financial statements and MD&A can be found
on the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (“WHO”) officially
declared COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, a pandemic.  
Measures enacted to curtail COVID-19 by various governments have significantly
impacted travel and tourism, and therefore the demand for foreign currencies.
The Company has experienced a material decline in revenue as a result. While
the Company continues to operate, it is not possible to reliably estimate the
duration and severity of these consequences as well as their impact on the
financial position and results of future periods.

Randolph Pinna, CEO of the Company, stated, “We are pleased with the
progress that CXI made in Q3 in spite of continued restrictions on
international mobility due to the protracted pandemic. We were able to
generate positive operating leverage and cash flow in the quarter despite
revenue being 30% below the pre-pandemic peak. This reflects our persistent
focus on executing against our strategy of increased penetration in the
banknote market and significantly growing our group’s payments businesses
while ensuring a more efficient operating environment. We are also honored
that Exchange Bank of Canada now has a formal relationship with the Federal
Reserve Bank of New York and its foreign bank international cash services
program. It is a strategic advantage to be accepted into this program, and it
is a key pillar to our Bank’s strategy of growing our global banknote
business.”

Corporate and Operational Highlights:
* The Company had a net operating cash flow, excluding the impact of working
capital changes in the quarter of approximately $0.6 million, which marks the
first quarter of positive cash flow since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The
liquidity position is strong, with $57.7 million in unrestricted cash holdings
at July 31, 2021.
* Since July 31, 2020, the Company has added 959 new customer relationships
comprising 1,649 locations, of which 579 relationships representing 1,223
locations were added in the United States and 380 relationships representing
426 locations were added in Canada. In addition, 222 clients acquired pursuant
to the business acquisition completed on July 29, 2020 as announced on June
30, 2020, have transacted during the year.
* The Company has continued its growth in the international payments segment
in Canada, initiating trades with 66 new corporate clients in the quarter (307
in fiscal 2021). The Company nearly tripled its payments revenue in the
three-months ending July 31, 2021 versus the same period in the prior year as
the acquisition completed on July 29, 2020 provided a platform to build from.
* In the three-months ending July 31, 2021, the Company has further increased
its penetration of the financial institution market in the United States with
the addition of 56 new clients (162 for fiscal year 2021), representing 122
locations (355 for fiscal year 2021). The Company has capacity to onboard 20
– 30 new clients each month and the anticipated integration of its
proprietary solution with the Jack Henry platform by year’s end will
increase the addressable market by some 1,100 financial institutions in the
United States.
* Exchange Bank of Canada, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has signed
an agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) to become the
second participant in the FRBNY’s Foreign Bank International Cash Services
program, the approval of which was announced on August 16, 2021.
Financial Highlights for the Three-month Period Ended July 31, 2021 compared
to the Three-month Period Ended July 31, 2020:
* Revenue increased 123% or $4.8 million to $8.6 million for the three-month
period ended July 31, 2021. This was driven by strong growth in both the
banknote and payments segments. The three-month period ended July 31, 2020
represented the nadir for demand since the declaration of the COVID-19
pandemic due to widespread restrictions on international travel;  
* The Company generated net operating income of $1.0 million for the
three-month period ended July 31, 2021 as compared to a net operating loss of
$2.0 million in the same period in the prior year. This represents the first
quarter of positive operating leverage since the declaration of the COVID-19
pandemic;  
* Reliance on government assistance declined significantly as the Bank’s
revenue has largely recovered. Other income included less than $0.1 million in
government grants for the three-month period ended July 31, 2021 versus $0.4
million in the same period in the prior year; 
* A net loss of $0.1 million in the three-month period ended July 31, 2021
compared to a net loss of $2.3 million for the three-month period ended July
31, 2020;
* A net loss per share of ($0.02) on a basic and fully diluted basis for the
three-month period ended July 31, 2021, compared to net loss per share of
($0.35) in the three-month period ended July 31, 2020; and
* The Company had $79.6 million in current assets and $56.3 million in net
equity at July 31, 2021.
Financial Highlights for the Nine-month Period Ended July 31, 2021 compared to
the Nine-month Period Ended July 31, 2020:
* Revenue for the nine-month period ended July 31, 2021 increased by 1%, or
$0.2 million over the same period in the prior year. While the result is
coincidentally consistent, it isn’t directly comparable as the COVID-19
pandemic was declared 132 days into the previous fiscal year, such that it
contains approximately an equal mix of pre- and post-pandemic revenue at July
31, 2020;
* A net operating loss of $0.8 million in the nine-month period ended July 31,
2021 compared to a net operating loss of $2.1 million for the nine-month
period ended July 31, 2020. This is reflective of a reduction in both fixed
and variable operating expenses in part due to certain restructuring actions
taken in the year ending October 31, 2020;
* Other income and expenses in the nine months ended July 31, 2021 included
$0.1 million for a loss provision related to a client bankruptcy, $0.9 million
lower than the same period in the prior year;
* A net loss of $2.8 million in the nine-month period ended July 31, 2021
compared to a net loss of $5.1 million for the nine-month period ended July
31, 2020;
* A net loss per share of ($0.43) on a basic and fully diluted basis for the
nine-month period ended July 31, 2021, compared to net loss per share of
($0.79) in the nine-month period ended July 31, 2020.
As demonstrated in the table below, seasonality is reflected in the timing of
when foreign currencies are in greater or lower demand. In a normal operating
year there is seasonality to the Company's operations with higher revenues
generated from March until September and lower revenues from October to
February. This coincides with peak tourism seasons in North America when there
are generally more travelers entering and leaving the United States and
Canada. The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted the ability for
people to travel, and therefore the three-month periods ending April 30, 2020,
July 31, 2020, October 31, 2020, January 31, 2021, April 30, 2021, and July
31, 2021 are not indicative of typical seasonality.

Selected Financial Data

 Three-months   Revenue     Net operating   Net income   Total assets  Total equity  Earnings (loss)   
 ending                     income (loss)   (loss)                                   per share         
                                                                                     (diluted)         
                $           $               $            $             $             $                 
 7/31/2021      8,633,413   1,047,889       (120,246)    92,962,398    56,319,701    ($0.02)           
 4/30/2021      6,573,570   (558,010)       (924,691)    79,856,635    56,520,124    ($0.14)           
 1/31/2020      5,089,429   (1,315,151)     (1,721,104)  82,354,069    57,039,436    (0.27)            
 10/31/2020     4,935,917   (1,852,195)     (3,465,632)  85,758,517    58,229,735    (0.54)            
 7/31/2020      3,879,873   (1,993,117)     (2,274,719)  96,105,961    61,462,798    (0.35)            
 4/30/2020      6,323,344   (1,303,410)     (2,942,948)  99,263,039    62,965,874    (0.43)            
 01/31/2020     9,874,289   1,162,930       159,274      108,319,219   66,323,630    0.02              
 10/31/2019     11,469,079  1,863,442       769,393      82,729,714    66,329,035    0.13              

Conference Call

The Company plans to host a conference call on September 14, 2021 at 8:30 AM
(EDT). To participate in or listen to the call, please dial the appropriate
number:
* Toll Free: 1-855-336-7594
* Conference ID Number: 4035795
About Currency Exchange International, Corp.

The Company is in the business of providing a range of foreign exchange
technology and processing services in North America. Primary products and
services include the exchange of foreign currencies, wire transfer payments,
Global EFTs, purchase and sale of foreign bank drafts and international
travelers’ cheques, and foreign cheque clearing. Related services include
the licensing of proprietary FX software applications delivered on its
web-based interface, www.ceifx.com (“CXIFX”), and licensing retail
foreign currency operations to select companies in agreed locations.

The Company’s wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Exchange Bank of Canada,
based in Toronto, Canada, provides foreign exchange and international payment
services to financial institutions and select corporate clients in Canada
through the use of its proprietary software – www.ebcfx.com.

Contact Information
For further information please contact: 
Bill Mitoulas
Investor Relations
(416) 479-9547
Email: bill.mitoulas@cxifx.com
Website: www.ceifx.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes forward-looking information within the meaning of
applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information includes, or may
be based upon, estimates, forecasts, and statements as to management’s
expectations with respect to, among other things, demand and market outlook
for wholesale and retail foreign currency exchange products and services,
proposed entry into the Canadian financial services industry, future growth,
the timing and scale of future business plans, results of operations,
performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking
statements are identified by the use of terms and phrases such as
“anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”,
“intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “preliminary”,
“project”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases,
including references to assumptions.

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of
management at the date such information is provided, and on information
available to management at such time. Forward-looking information involves
significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the
Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially
from the results discussed or implied in such forward-looking information.
Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in forward-looking
information due to a number of factors including, without limitation, the
competitive nature of the foreign exchange industry, the impact of COVID-19
coronavirus on factors relevant to the Company’s business, currency exchange
risks, the need for the Company to manage its planned growth, the effects of
product development and the need for continued technological change,
protection of the Company’s proprietary rights, the effect of government
regulation and compliance on the Company and the industry in which it
operates, network security risks, the ability of the Company to maintain
properly working systems, theft and risk of physical harm to personnel,
reliance on key management personnel, global economic deterioration negatively
impacting tourism, volatile securities markets impacting security pricing in a
manner unrelated to operating performance and impeding access to capital or
increasing the cost of capital as well as the factors identified throughout
this press release and in the section entitled “Risks and Uncertainties”
of the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for Year Ended
October 31, 2020. The forward-looking information contained in this press
release represents management’s expectations as of the date hereof (or as of
the date such information is otherwise stated to be presented) and is subject
to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable
securities laws.

The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this press release. No stock exchange, securities commission or
other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information
contained in this press release.



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