Tucows Announces New Credit Facility for up to US$75 Million

TORONTO, August 18, 2016 – Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) today announced that it has entered into a new, syndicated five-year secured credit agreement for up to US$75 million, inclusive of a $15 million accordion facility (the “2016 Credit Facility”), with Bank of Montreal (“BMO”) and Royal Bank of Canada (collectively, the “Lenders”). The 2016 Credit Facility will be used to support share repurchases, acquisitions and capital expenditures associated with the Company’s Fiber-to-the-Home program, as well as general working capital and general corporate requirements.

“As planned, this new expanded credit facility provides us with additional financial resources and flexibility to support the ongoing build out of fiber infrastructure for Ting Internet,” said Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer.

This new facility refinanced and replaced the Company’s current US$14 million credit facility with BMO.

About Tucows

Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (https://ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages nearly 15 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

This release includes forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, without limitation, statements regarding our expected use of proceeds from borrowings under the 2016 Credit Facility. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Information about other potential factors that could affect Tucows’ business, results of operations and financial condition is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Tucows as of the date they are made. Tucows assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

TUCOWS® is a registered trademark of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Contact:
Lawrence Chamberlain
NATIONAL Equicom
(416) 848-1457
lchamberlain@national.ca

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