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HIT Technologies Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results

Sales Grow 109% Driven by a 427% Increase in HITCASE Sales, and Reduced Operating Expenses

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(businesspress24) - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/16 -- HIT Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE: HIT) ("HIT" or the "Company"), which designs, develops, manufactures and distributes the world''s most advanced adventure products for iPhone, today reported its third quarter (Q3 F2016) and year-to-date (YTD F2016) fiscal 2016 financial and operating results for the periods ended March 31, 2016, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). All results are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Selected Quarter and Nine-Month Information

"We are pleased with our Q3 and year-to-date sales momentum and progress against our strategic plan," said Brooks Bergreen, CEO of HIT Technologies. "Our HITCASE sales were up 427%, offsetting declining legacy sales for an overall 109% increase in sales, and gross margins remained strong. In addition, the momentum in our business and foundation we have developed over the past year has enabled us to significantly reduce operating costs. The majority of our sales were driven by our online marketing activities and fan base conversion with our HITCASE products providing 89% of revenues, and were complemented by repeat business from our boutique retailers."

Bergreen continued: "We remain confident in the mass appeal of our HITCASE product suite and the continued sales growth it will translate into. We continue to have positive feedback on our products which underscore the competitive advantages of our offering. Q3 and Q4 include the softer retail season, and we also expect Q4 sales to be dampened by inventory constraints during the quarter. Even so, I believe that we have established great momentum for HITCASE, and we are focused on translating this into shareholder value. To address our current cash position, subsequent to quarter end, we completed a non-brokered private placement raising gross proceeds of $1,180,000. In addition, we scaled back the workforce during the quarter, reduced salaries across the Company and haves significantly lowered overall cash operating expenses. For the third fiscal quarter, operating expenses declined by 32% compared to Q2 F2016. The Company expects to realize a further 30-40% reduction in operating expenses in Q4 F2016 compared to Q3 F2016. Demand for our offerings remains strong and we are now well positioned to build inventory for our seasonally strong September and December quarters."

Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial and Operational Highlights

Non-IFRS Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and management defines this metric as the loss and comprehensive loss under IFRS, adjusted by adding back interest, taxes, amortization, and other non-cash expenses. Please review the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) in the Company''s MD&A for the corresponding period.

This press release should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2016 and the accompanying Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at and on the Company''s website .

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws that are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this release about the Company''s anticipated use of available funds, and the future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking information.

Any statements that involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts", "estimates", "believes" or "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results "may" or "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information.

This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time it was made, and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, global economic climate; dilution; the Company''s limited operating history; future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing; the competitive nature of the industry; currency exchange risks; the need for the Company to manage its planned growth and expansion; the effects of product development and need for continued technology change; protection of proprietary rights; the effect of government regulation and compliance on the Company and the industry; network security risks; the ability of the Company to maintain properly working systems; theft and risk of physical harm to personnel; reliance on key personnel; global economic and financial market deterioration impeding access to capital or increasing the cost of capital; and volatile securities markets impacting security pricing unrelated to operating performance. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking information other than as required by law.

About HIT Technologies Inc.

HIT Technologies, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: HIT) develops and markets a portfolio of products that transform Apple iPhones into high-performing, weather- and shock-resistant video cameras. Both its, flagship product, HITCASE PRO and its newer SNAP allows users to easily capture action photo and video content hands-free, using a variety of HIT Technologies'' patented Railslide™ mounts that attach to virtually any surface. Swappable lenses and accessories provide a variety of perspectives otherwise unattainable while participating in adventure sports. HIT Technologies is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information about HITCASE, visit . Search #hitcase on Instagram to see some of the amazing images created by HITCASE customers.

Cautionary Statement

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. Neither the TSX-V nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

Hit Technologies Inc. (Formerly Friday Capital Inc.)

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Quarters and nine months ended March 31, 2016 & 2015

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Brooks Bergreen
CEO
HIT Technologies Inc.
+1 416 815 0700



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Date: 05/30/2016 - 22:17
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