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VCI Global Further Expands Its Tech Consulting Footprint Into AI and Big Data

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - (NewMediaWire) - June 28, 2023 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - (NewMediaWire) - June 28, 2023 - VCI Global Limited (NASDAQ: VCIG) ("VCI Global" or "the Company"), a multi-disciplinary consulting group focusing on business and technology, has recently announced an expansion of its tech consulting business into artificial intelligence (“AI”), after proposing to acquire a 51% in Cogia GmbH, a Germany-based company that offers AI-based, fully privacy-compliant solutions within communications, cybersecurity, Big Data Analytics, and web monitoring.

"We at VCI Global feel that AI is the way of the future. This proposed acquisition will further entrench VCI Global’s footprint on global AI-related industries and services with the offering of unprecedented AI-enhanced technologies and consultancy services. We also considered Cogia as an ideal partner given the exceptional business opportunities and synergies, fuelled by our common visions. The strong positive feedback from capital markets merely endorse our decision to expedite this partnership now through a merger. This merger represents a pivotal moment, propelling us to greater heights,” stated Dato’ Victor Hoo, Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VCI Global.

The Company had just recently announced a distribution agreement with Cogia GmbH for its AI-based communication application called "Socializer Messenger." The app provides a complete suite of communication services that are further upgraded by military-grade privacy, security, business, and administration features. This allows "Socializer Messenger" users access to an all-in-one communication app that features full encryption and privacy protection.

"We are excited to leverage on VCI Global's expertise and extensive network to establish a strong presence, and provide tailored AI and secure communication solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Southeast Asian markets," noted Pascal Lauria, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cogia GmbH.

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About VCI Global Limited

VCI Global is a multi-disciplinary consulting group with key advisory practices in the areas of business and technology. The Company provides business and boardroom strategy services, investor relation services, and technology consultancy services. Its clients range from small-medium enterprises and government-linked agencies to publicly traded companies across a broad array of industries. VCI Global operates solely in Malaysia, with clients predominantly from Malaysia, but also serves some clients from China, Singapore, and the US.

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