NASDAQ-listed, AGBA Group Holding Limited (“AGBA” or “the Company” or “the Group”) together with Triller Corp ("Triller") announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement") to combine AGBA, the leading one-stop financial supermarket in Hong Kong, with Triller, the leading Artificial Intelligence-driven (“AI”) social video platform. The proposed business combination (the "Business Combination") will result in a valuation of the combined company at approximately $4 billion on a pro-forma basis.

This groundbreaking merger combines AGBA's financial expertise with Triller's cutting-edge AI-driven content creation and SaaS capabilities, aiming to transform global digital ecosystems.

Triller is a leading global AI-powered technology platform that facilitates the interaction between “Creators” including influencers, artists, and athletes, top global brands and users. With its Amplify.AI technology, Triller seamlessly integrates across major social media platforms, generating over 500 million interactions quarterly across 436 million consumer accounts. Triller serves as a bridge between users and Fortune 500 companies like Meta, Verizon, Nike, Disney, and Pepsi, helping enhance user engagement and bolster their digital presence.

AGBA is a leading Asia-based financial services company that serves over 400,000+ individual and corporate customers in Hong Kong. With access to a diverse range of 1,800+ financial products, comprehensive training, and integrated operational support, AGBA empowers its clients to enhance productivity and compliance while delivering a seamless customer experience.

By strategically integrating AGBA's financial services expertise with Triller's innovative suite of AI-driven digital content and SaaS offerings, this merger establishes new benchmarks in the convergence of technology, finance, and media. The combination of the two entities is expected to supercharge growth, enabling Triller to capitalize on its large user base, accelerate revenue and earnings growth, and maximize synergies between AGBA's customer base and Triller's offerings. Triller's AI and Natural Language Processing technology, along with its experience in working with creators, celebrities, and brands to generate marketing awareness through digital, live, and virtual content, will further solidify AGBA's position as Asia's leading investment advisor, comparable to a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in the U.S.

The Business Combination will also effectively result in the combined entity having one of the largest creator shareholder bases globally, including notable artists, influencers, and institutions such as the D’Amilio Family, Wiz Kalifa, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Christina Aguilera, Marshmello, Ty Dolla $, Falcon, David Grutman, Shawn Gee, Des Bryant, Snoop Dogg, Tim Draper, Swizz Beats, Timbaland, Pegasus, Superbrands, Top Dawg, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull, TI, and Jake Paul.

Leadership The leadership for the combined entity post-merger will include Bobby Sarnevesht as Triller CEO, Bob Diamond as Group Chairman, and Wing-Fai Ng as Group CEO.

Mr. Bobby Sarnevesht, Chief Executive Officer of Triller Inc. said “Through this merger, we are poised to accelerate our innovation trajectory and significantly expand our market presence, creating unparalleled value for our users and stakeholders globally. In addition, with the transaction approved by both company boards and majority shareholders, we believe this is the most efficient route for Triller to access public capital markets and secure the liquidity needed for rapid growth. Triller's Digital Media, Social Selling, AI, Combat Sports, and SaaS businesses have experienced tremendous growth, and this merger positions Triller to achieve new milestones.”

Mr. Wing-Fai Ng, Group President of AGBA Group Holding Limited stated, “With a rich history of setting records and making bold moves, we believe Triller is now on the brink of an exciting future. Its groundbreaking technology, coupled with an aggressive and strategic business model, positions it not just as a formidable competitor to tech giants but as a potential game-changer in the industry. AGBA's expertise in capitalizing on financial value from complex developments and rapid growth will provide the fuel for Triller’s rocket ships. Together, we have a lot to accomplish.”

The boards of both AGBA and Triller have approved the proposed Business Combination. The Closing is subject to regulatory and stockholder approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Transaction Overview At closing of the Business Combination, Triller will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGBA. The pro forma valuation of the combined company will be $4 billion, with the stockholders of Triller and the holders of Triller’s RSUs owning 80% of the post-Merger Group, and AGBA shareholders owning 20% of the post-Merger Group.

For more details, please refer to the Company's Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 18 April 2024. The latest press release is available on the company’s website, please visit www.agba.com/ir

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About AGBA Group:Established in 1993, AGBA Group Holding Limited (NASDAQ: “AGBA”) is a leading one-stop financial supermarket based in Hong Kong offering the broadest set of financial services and healthcare products in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) through a tech-led ecosystem, enabling clients to unlock the choices that best suit their needs. Trusted by over 400,000 individual and corporate customers, the Group is organized into four market-leading businesses: Platform Business, Distribution Business, Healthcare Business, and Fintech Business.

For more information, please visit www.agba.com

About Triller Corp:Triller is the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators. Pairing music culture with sports, fashion, entertainment, and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology, Triller uses proprietary AI technology to push and track content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, enabling them to reach millions of additional users. Triller additionally owns Triller Sports, Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship; Amplify.ai, a leading generative AI platform; FITE, a premier global PPV, AVOD, and SVOD streaming service; and Thuzio, a leader in B2B premium influencer events and experiences.

For more information, visit www.triller.co

Investor Relations and Media Contact:

Ms. Bethany Laimedia@agba.com/ ir@agba.com+852 5529 4500
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Important Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find ItIn connection with the Merger Agreement and the proposed Business Combination, AGBA intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a proxy statement on Schedule 14A, which will be mailed or otherwise disseminated to the shareholders of AGBA as of the record date established for voting on the proposed transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. The Company may also file other relevant documents regarding the proposed business combination with the SEC. THIS PRESS RELEASE DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL THE INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED CONCERNING THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND IS NOT INTENDED TO FORM THE BASIS OF ANY INVESTMENT DECISION OR ANY OTHER DECISION IN RESPECT OF THE BUSINESS COMBINATION. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AGBA ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION.

Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement (if and when available) and other documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC by AGBA through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AGBA will be available free of charge at: AGBA Group Holding Limited, AGBA Tower, 68 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong SAR, attention: Mr. Ng Wing Fai, Chief Executive Officer.

Participants in Solicitation AGBA and Triller, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from AGBA’s shareholders in respect of the proposed Business Combination. AGBA’s shareholders and other interested persons may obtain more detailed information about the names and interests of these directors and officers in AGBA’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A, when it is filed with the SEC. Information about AGBA’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of AGBA ordinary shares is set forth in AGBA’s annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 28, 2024. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources specified above and at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.

This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Business Combination. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders are urged to read AGBA’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed Business Combination as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed Business Combination.

No Offer or SolicitationThis press release will not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This press release will also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.

Forward-Looking StatementsThe information in this press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the proposed business combination. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result” and similar expressions, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the proposed transaction, including the anticipated initial enterprise value, the benefits of the proposed transaction, integration plans, anticipated future financial and operating performance and results, including estimates for growth, and the expected timing of the transactions. Consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of AGBA’s securities; (ii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination, including the approval of the Merger Agreement by the shareholders of AGBA; (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; (iv) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against any of the parties to the Merger Agreement following the announcement of the entry into the Merger Agreement and proposed Business Combination; (v) the ability of the parties to recognize the benefits of the Merger Agreement and the proposed Business Combination; (vi) the lack of useful financial information for an accurate estimate of future capital expenditures and future revenue; (vii) statements regarding Triller’s industry and market size; (viii) financial condition and performance of Triller, including the anticipated benefits, the implied enterprise value, the expected financial impacts of the Business Combination, the financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, the products, the expected future performance and market opportunities of Triller; (ix) the impact from future regulatory, judicial, and legislative changes in Triller’s industry; (x) competition from larger technology companies that have greater resources, technology, relationships and/or expertise; and (xi) those factors discussed in AGBA’s filings with the SEC and those that will be contained in the definitive proxy statement relating to the Business Combination. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that will be described in the “Risk Factors” section of the definitive proxy statement and other documents to be filed by AGBA from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and while AGBA and Triller may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, they assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, subject to applicable law. Neither AGBA nor Triller gives any assurance that AGBA, or Triller, or the combined company, will achieve its expectations.

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