Guardforce AI Accelerates U.S. Market Entry

Announces Strategic Partnership with SBC and Establishes Wholly Owned U.S. Subsidiary

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRWE / March 1, 2022 / Guardforce AI Co., Limited ("Guardforce AI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:GFAI)(NASDAQ:GFAIW), an integrated security solutions provider, announced that the Company has established a strategic partnership with SBC Global Holdings Inc. ("SBC"). The strategic partnership is in lieu of the previously proposed acquisition. Guardforce AI and SBC have mutually agreed to establish the strategic partnership to enable Guardforce AI a swifter entry into the desired U.S. markets with its robotic and technology solutions.

As part of the partnership the Company will establish a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary and will commit additional resources to develop the business to meet growing demand while working closely with SBC to accelerate overall market penetration. As part of the agreement, SBC will refer all clients to Guardforce AI on an exclusive basis.

Lei Wang, CEO of Guardforce AI stated, "We are pleased to include the SBC team as part of Guardforce AI's growing network of international partnerships. By establishing this strategic partnership, the crucial U.S. market is now also included in our portfolio. As stated previously, this partnership is part of our commitment to work closely with the right businesses around the world with the goal of expanding the reach of our services and solutions."

Robert Shiver, Chairman and CEO of SBC, commented, "I am honored to be part of Guardforce AI's journey as they develop strategic initiatives in the United States. This partnership will allow customers in the United States to have access to autonomous robotics solutions that will result in operational efficiencies and improved environmental safety standards."

According to Gartner, U.S. Internet of Things ("IOT") Robots Revenues and Communications spending is expected to reach approximately $6.5 billion with an installation base of approximately 1.7 million units by 2028. With sizeable robotic innovation centers emerging globally, the opportunity for partnerships continues to expand rapidly.

About Guardforce AI Co., Ltd.

Guardforce AI Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:GFAI, GFAIW) is a leading integrated security solutions provider that is trusted to protect and transport the high-value assets of public and private sector organizations. Developing and introducing innovative technologies that enhance safety and protection, Guardforce AI helps clients adopt new technologies and operate safely as the Asia Pacific business landscape evolves.

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About SBC Holdings

SBC Holdings provides autonomous robotics solutions that drive business continuity and community health - enabling healthier, safer, and more efficient offices, communities' commercial real estate, schools, airports, and many other sectors. Leveraging decades of combined management experience developing smart buildings, campuses, and cities around the world, SBC is committed to increasing the asset value of commercial properties while attracting and maintaining valuable tenant share in this competitive market. For more information, please visit

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