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PowerBand Receives Conditional Approval of Fundamental Acquisition of MUSA Auto Finance - Engages LHA to provide Investor Relations Services

Vancouver, British Columbia -- (Accesswire – February 4, 2019) - PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA) ("PowerBand", “PBX” or the "Company"), a leading online automotive auction, remarketing and sales platform in North America, is pleased to announce that it has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") in respect of the Company’s proposed Fundamental Acquisition (previously announced on January 23, 2019) of MUSA Holdings, LLC, and its subsidiaries, including MUSA Auto Finance, LLC (“MUSA”), in a transaction valued at US$15 million.

Mike Moen, President/COO of PowerBand, commented, “We would like to thank the TSX Venture Exchange for their prompt and thorough review of the Fundamental Acquisition and for providing conditional approval of the transaction.”

PowerBand would also like to announce that it has retained the services of Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc. (“LHA”) to provide investor relations services to the Company.  Services will include providing guidance on best practices for shareholder communication, drafting and reviewing of corporate disclosure and coordinating conferences and presentations with shareholders and the investment community.  LHA will be compensated at a rate of US$15,000 per month for an initial four month period.  The agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Founded in 1984 with headquarters in New York and offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, LHA is comprised of seasoned professionals working in teams who are committed to serving small-cap companies across multiple industry sectors. Market capitalizations of LHA’s clients range from under US$100 million to over US$10 billion.

About MUSA Auto Finance

MUSA Auto Finance is a technology innovator in the new and pre-owned vehicle leasing industry and originates its leases from franchised and select independent dealers. In addition, in 2018 MUSA was chosen by Tesla Motors to be a national finance partner.  The company is licensed in 33 states and is planning to be doing business in 48 states within the next two years. MUSA maintains its corporate offices in Dallas, Texas.

About PowerBand Solutions Inc.

PowerBand Solutions Inc. is a technology provider listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that is developing solutions for automotive and other industries that drive efficiency and transparency in the marketplace. PowerBand has developed and commercialized a leading-edge online auction platform that increases revenues and profit margins for its automotive dealership, Original Equipment Manufacturer, commercial fleet and rental company customers. PowerBand's remarketing platform, the PowerBand Exchange, incorporates the industry's latest auction technologies, inventory management, market intelligence, and appraisal processes. For more information, visit

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