Vancouver, British Columbia – November 29, 2022 – Principal Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) (TSXV: PTEC.P), which is building a diverse portfolio of investments in healthcare technologies companies, is pleased to provide this corporate update to shareholders.

The Company is pleased to announce that it has initiated proceedings of a potential $500,000 private placement financing that will be finalized as soon as the delayed financial filings are delivered, which is expected by December 15, 2022 or earlier, and the CTO is removed. The funds will be used in parts to secure options for participations in targets that will increase the intrinsic value of the company. Details about the financing will follow in due course.

The company is also pleased to announce it has expanded its advisory board by adding high profile individuals from the fields of business & finance as well as technology.

Dr. Gerald (Geri) Rainer, former CEO of one of the largest Swiss Private Banks and trustee on several international multi billion dollar trusts (among other experience), and Dr. Ivo Ivanovski, former Information Technology Minister of the Republic of Macedonia.

Besides from Dr. Rainer‘s business acumen and his generally extensive international network, the Company expects benefitting in particular from his institutional investor contacts and their financial backing of larger transactions and participations we plan on conducting in the new year.

Dr. Ivanovski, who is currently among others member of the Advisory Committee of the prestigious World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), will be instrumental in the appraisal of international technology trends, especially with regard to cloud-related healthcare technologies solutions for hospitals where large telecommunication companies hold strong footholds.

His Serene Highness Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein, Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), as well as the rest of the Board, warmly welcome Geri and Ivo to the company. Dr. Rainer, will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

In the meantime, the Company’s portfolio companies, E&E CRO Consulting and Vision Surgery AI (VSAI), are performing very well. These investments are further described in the news releases dated July, 8, 2021 and March 10, 2022.

VSAI is currently marketing a placement based on a substantially higher valuation than the one used when we participated earlier this year (at the time valuation was USD$20 million) as they have advanced their development accordingly.

The Company earned a dividend of approx. EUR 97k compared to the EUR 100k paid in cash purchase consideration the year prior from E&E CRO.

The Company will provide more in depth information, especially on acquisition targets for 2023, after the closing of the proposed financing.

About Principal Technologies Inc.

Principal Technologies Inc. (TSXV: PTEC.P), is building a diverse portfolio of investments in healthcare technology companies with a focus on those with global distribution potential, that have achieved regional success. Principal Technologies will also focus on companies that have IP capable of enhancing medical treatment quality and efficiency, cost efficiency, optimization of the patient pathway, and implementation of point of care technologies. In addition to providing growth capital, the company also aims to support the growth of its portfolio with the expertise of its management team, board, and advisers.
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Jerry Trent, Chief Executive Officer
Principal Technologies Inc.

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