Ideanomics MEG Announces the Official Launch of Its Energy Services Unit Through Deal with New Infrastructure Service Provider Giant, Zhongsen Tower
- Under the term the deal, MEG will own 30% of the venture which will establish Zhongsen Tower in Qingdao, making MEG its largest co-shareholder
- Entry into the 5G base station and energy infrastructure markets will generate reoccurring energy sales for MEG
- Deal positions MEG to derive both rental and energy sales revenue

NEW YORK, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) ("Ideanomics" or the "Company") MEG is pleased to announce that it has entered into a deal with Zhongsen Tower whereby both parties will establish Zhongsen Tower in Qingdao. Under the terms of the deal, MEG will own 30% of the venture making MEG the largest co-shareholder. The Deal represents the official launch of MEG's Energy Services Unit and paves the path for MEG to grow its most potentially lucrative division. Additionally, as a significant shareholder of Zhongsen Tower, MEG will be able to capture both reoccurring rental sales revenue as well as energy sales from powering the base stations.

As a reminder, MEG's business model is based on sales to financing to charging (SFC). While the market opportunities for electric vehicle (EV) sales and financing are substantial, the charging-based energy sales or energy services market opportunity is larger and has reoccurring revenues. According to Zhongsen Tower, there is an estimated six million base stations needed for China's 5G nationwide network deployment. Through MEG's deal with Zhongsen Tower, MEG has taken a significant step to monetize its energy sales by powering Zhongsen's base stations. Base stations are critical components to new energy infrastructure as they are the heart of enabling all things technology-driven such as smart cities, smart shipping ports, IoT, IoV, etc.

Zhongsen Tower is the leading 5G and IoT infrastructure service provider, offering a broad array of services including the build-out of 5G tower infrastructure, as well as leasing and financing of supporting infrastructure. It is affiliated with a division of China Tower Holdings which was ranked 71st in the Forbes Top 100 Digital Companies List and 22nd in the Fortune Future 50 in 2019. Zhongsen's partners include prominent companies such as China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, China Power Construction, China Railway Construction, State Development Bank, CITIC, China Life, China Agriculture Bank, China Merchant Bank, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), and China Electric.

About Ideanomics

Ideanomics is a global company focused on facilitating the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and developing next generation financial services and Fintech products. Its electric vehicle division, Mobile Energy Global (MEG) provides group purchasing discounts on commercial electric vehicles, EV batteries and electricity as well as financing and charging solutions. Ideanomics Capital includes DBOT ATS and Intelligenta which provide innovative financial services solutions powered by AI and blockchain. MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide our global customers and partners with better efficiencies and technologies and greater access to global markets.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, and has offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Qingdao, China.

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