Toro Announces Termination of Qualifying Transaction with First Tidal Acquisition Corp.

News Release - Montreal, Quebec – Oct 12, 2022: Toro Beverages Inc.’s (“Toro” or the "Company") announces that its previously announced definitive agreement with First Tidal Acquisition Corp,, with respect to the Company's proposed qualifying transaction, has been terminated. The Company will continue to evaluating and reviewing alternative transaction opportunities.

The transaction with First Tidal Acquisition Corp. was intended to be completed by August 31st 2022, subject to conditions being met prior to the Amalgamation taking place. As the public markets have changed due to several macro factors between announcement and present day, the agreement could not be completed as intended, nor could the parties agree on new terms and accordingly the transaction was terminated.

Oussama (Sam) Saoudi, President of the Company commented “Our priority is our shareholders value. We continuously aim for Toro’s sustainability and profit growth over time. We’re on a mission to fuel people’s lives with better-for-you and functional beverages, and we will pursue our mission as we evaluate alternative transaction opportunities. We believe there are very exciting days ahead!”

About Toro Beverages Inc

Toro is a bold, fast-growing beverage company founded in 2019, when it revolutionized the energy drink industry by introducing Canada's first matcha energy drink. The Company now markets natural energy drinks and matcha powder blends under the brand TORO Matcha, as well as innovative Hard Matcha Seltzers under the brand Matcha Colada. Toro products are carried across Canada and the United Arab Emirates through a distribution network of nearly 900 points of sale including select Loblaws, Whole Foods, Sobeys, IGA, Metro and Zoom stores. Toro plans to expand into the United States and other global markets in 2023. The company has built powerful brands that resonate with the increasing demand for better-for-you products. Toro is committed to becoming a global leader in matcha-based beverages across both non-alcoholic and alcoholic categories. For more information about Toro, visit

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Oussama (Sam) Saoudi
Chief Executive Officer and Director

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