Equities First Holdings, LLC Develops Transaction with Australian Company Environmental Clean Technologies Limited

Transaction proceeds will be used to fund research and development projects in India.

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Sydney, Australia and Indianapolis, IN, USA — Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH), a provider of alternative shareholder financing, and its Australian subsidiary, Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd (EFH/A) are pleased to announce that EFH has entered into a transaction with Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ECT) to provide funding to be used in the development of major projects in India.

ECT, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ASX: ESI, is a Melbourne-based company that specializes in engineering R&D and commercialisation of leading-edge coal beneficiation and iron-making technologies.

The funding ECT received from EFH will be used to help fund a $30 million research and development facility in India.

“ECT is an innovative company with a solid management team in place, and a well-laid-out plan for future success,” Al Christy, Jr., President and CEO of Equities First Holdings, LLC, said. “EFH is proud to be able to provide the funding necessary to help ECT meets its financial goals and continue the work of cracking the code of emerging energy and minerals technologies.”

Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd is based in Sydney and operates satellite offices in Melbourne and Perth. The company holds an Australian Financial Services License (Reference Number: 387079).

Glenn Fozard, Chairman of ECT commented, “ECT recognizes that EFH is the global leader in securities based lending and having them involved to help fund our Indian project is essential to keeping the outcomes on-track and on-time. The Australian EFH team conducted themselves with professionalism and integrity and have been a great support is setting up this transaction.”

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH) has provided clients with alternative financing by lending capital secured by publicly traded stock, to enable clients to meet their personal and professional financial goals. EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world. The company has completed more than 700 transactions since its founding, which offer customers high loan-to-value at low fixed interest rates.

EFH is a global company with offices in nine countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. For more information, visit, http://www.equitiesfirst.com.

DISCLAIMER
This release is intended for informational use only, and does not constitute an offer, stated or implied, of any type. Equities First Holdings, LLC and all of its subsidiaries work exclusively with individuals classified as sophisticated investors. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for retail investors.

Media Contact:
Brandon Russell
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Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited Receives Reconfirmation of Hong Kong Money Lenders License

The Hong Kong Money Lenders License was granted by the Hong Kong Eastern Magistrates Courts.

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Hong Kong, China — Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, the Asian subsidiary of Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH, http://www.equitiesfirst.com) a global securities-based lender and a leader in alternative shareholder financing solutions, has received reconfirmation of its Hong Kong Money Lenders License from the Hong Kong Eastern Magistrates Courts.

This license enables EFH to act as a securities based lender in accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements applicable to the conduct of its business in Hong Kong.

“This license represents EFH’s commitment to not only deliver our products and services to our clients, but to continue to meet our legal and regulatory compliance obligations in the process.” said Al Christy, President and CEO of EFH.

In order to maintain this license, EFH must continue to meet several conditions set forth by the Hong Kong Eastern Magistrates Courts, including data and privacy requirements, reporting and compliance requirements, marketing and advertising provisions, and operational and business practice standards.

EFH’s Money Lender License number is 1309/2016, and the license is valid until September 2017.

Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited is also licensed and regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, CE number BFJ407.

In addition to its Hong Kong business operations, EFH maintains locations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Switzerland, as well as the company headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH) has provided clients with alternative financing solutions, supplying capital against publicly traded stock to enable clients to meet their personal and professional goals. As a securities-based lender, EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world. The company has completed more than 700 transactions worth more than $1.4 billion to date, offering customers high loan-to-value at low fixed interest rates.

EFH is a global company with offices in nine countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. For more information, visit, http://www.equitiesfirst.com.

DISCLAIMER
This release is intended for informational use only, and does not constitute an offer, stated or implied, of any type. Equities First Holdings, LLC and all of its subsidiaries work exclusively with individuals classified as sophisticated investors. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for retail investors.

Media Contact:
Brandon Russell
+1-317-429-3500
media@equitiesfirst.com