ProStar Announces Ohio Cumberland
Gas Company Adopts PointMan to
Enhance Their Gas Line Operations
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ProStar Holdings Inc.,
(“ProStar®” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MAPS) (OTCQX: MAPPF) (FSE: 5D00), a world
leader in Precision Mapping Solutions®, is pleased to announce that Ohio Cumberland Gas
Company (“Ohio Cumberland”), has adopted ProStar’s precision mapping technology,
PointMan® to enhance the management of their gas service and distribution lines.
“Knowing the location of our assets is critical to the success of our operations and servicing our
customers,” stated Austin Stritmatter, VP of Ohio Cumberland Gas Co. “We believe PointMan
will be an ideal solution to help transition us from paper maps, which have serious limitations, to
precise digital mapping records of our entire utility infrastructure.”
Established in 1906, Ohio Cumberland is a privately owned natural gas public utility. Ohio
Cumberland currently has over 300 miles of gathering and distribution lines servicing parts of
Knox, Ashland, Coshocton, Holmes, Licking, Morrow, and Richland counties. They serve about
2400 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As a public utility, Ohio Cumberland is
subject to the supervision and jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the
United States Department of Transportation.
“PointMan is specifically designed to help transition companies like Ohio Cumberland Gas
away from paper maps to a cloud and mobile digital mapping solution, which aims to improve
operations and address safety and environmental concerns,” stated Page Tucker, CEO of
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has engaged Independent Trading Group (ITG),
Inc. (“ITG”), an arm’s length party to the Company, to provide market making services with the
objective of maintaining a reasonable market and improving the liquidity of the Company’s
Under the agreement dated April 1, 2023, ITG will trade the common shares of ProStar® on the
TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”). The engagement has an initial term of three month and
will renew for subsequent one-month terms, unless either party provides 30 days written notice
prior to the end of a term. The Company will pay ITG a $5,000 fee plus applicable taxes on the
first business day of each month, for as long as the agreement is in force. At the time the parties
entered into the agreement ITG did not own any securities of the Company; however, ITG has
since acquired a direct interest in the securities of the Company. There are no performance
factors contained in the agreement between ITG and the Company and ITG will not receive any
shares or options from the Company as compensation for services it will render. The capital used
for market making will be provided by ITG and will be done in accordance with TSXV policies
and securities laws. The agreement is subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture
Finally, the Company announces it has agreed to issue an aggregate of 241,006 common shares
of the Company (the “Settlement Shares”) at a price of C$0.34 per share in settlement (the
“Debt Settlement”) of payment owed pursuant to a production and broadcasting agreement with
New to the Street Group LLC, totaling USD$60,000 (C$81,942).
The Debt Settlement is subject to TSXV approval. The Settlement Shares will be subject to a
statutory hold period of four months from the date of issuance, in accordance with applicable
About Ohio Cumberland:
Ohio Cumberland is a privately owned natural gas public utility that was established in 1906.
Originally known as the Upham Gas Company, underwent an ownership change in 1944, and
subsequently was purchased in 1980 by the Ramser family. As a public utility, Ohio Cumberland
is subject to the supervision and jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the
United States Department of Transportation.
About Independent Trading Group (ITG), Inc.
ITG is a Toronto-based CIRO dealer-member that specializes in market making, liquidity
provision, agency execution, ultra-low latency connectivity, and bespoke algorithmic trading
solutions. Established in 1992, with a focus on market structure, execution and trading, ITG has
leveraged its own proprietary technology to deliver high quality liquidity provision and
execution services to a broad array of public issuers and institutional investors.
ProStar is a world leader in Precision Mapping Solutions and is creating a digital world by
leveraging the most modern GPS, cloud, and mobile technologies. ProStar is a software
development company specializing in developing patented cloud and mobile precision mapping
solutions focused on the critical infrastructure industry. ProStar’s flagship product, PointMan, is
designed to significantly improve the workflow processes and business practices associated with
the lifecycle management of critical infrastructure assets both above and below the Earth’s
ProStar’s PointMan is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) and seamlessly connects the
field with the office and provides the ability to precisely capture, record, display, and manage
critical infrastructure, including roads, railways, pipelines, and utilities. Some of the largest
entities in North America have adopted ProStar’s solutions, including Fortune 500 construction
firms, Subsurface Utilities Engineering (SUE) firms, utility owners, and government agencies.
ProStar has strategic business partnerships with the world’s leading geospatial technology
providers, data collection equipment manufacturers, and their dealer networks. The Company has
made a significant investment in creating a vast intellectual property portfolio that includes 18
issued patents in the United States and Canada. The patents protect the methods and systems
required to digitally capture, record, organize, manage, distribute, and display the precise
location of critical infrastructure, including buried utilities and pipelines. ProStar’s Executive
management team has extensive experience in the management of both early-stage and Fortune
500 technology companies in the private and public sectors.
For more information about ProStar, please visit www.prostarcorp.com.
On behalf of the Company,
Page Tucker on sales / corporate news releases, CEO and Director
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This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian
securities laws. Such information includes, without limitation, information regarding the terms
and conditions of the Company’s future plans. Although the Company believes that such
information is reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be
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“anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “postulate” and similar expressions, or are those which, by
their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking
information provided by the Company is not a guarantee of future results or performance and
that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking information as a result of
various factors, including, but not limited to: the state of the financial markets for the
Company’s securities; the state of the technology sector; recent market volatility; the COVID-19
pandemic; the Company’s ability to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement
its business strategies; and other risks and factors that the Company is unaware of at this time.
The reader is referred to the Company’s recent Annual Management’s Discussion & Analysis
filed on SEDAR + on April 21, 2023, for a more complete discussion of applicable risk factors
and their potential effects, copies of which