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Creatd Set to be Added to Russell Microcap® Index

June 07, 2021
- Creatd's first quarter net revenues increased 154%, year over year; projects over $1 million in net revenues in second quarter 2021 and between $5 million and $7 million for full year 2021.
- Flagship product, Vocal, recently surpassed 1 million subscribers, including 25K premium subscribers to Vocal+, with 100K Vocal+ subscribers expected by year-end 2021.
- Vocal offers a broad menu of communities, opportunities for monetization, and creative challenges in collaboration with notable brands like Moleskine, Fiskars, and the Patreon-owned Memberful.

FORT LEE, N.J., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Creatd, Inc. (Nasdaq CM: CRTD) (the "Company" or "Creatd"), the parent company of Vocal, is pleased to announce that it is set to join the Russell Microcap® Index, according to a preliminary list of additions released on June 4, 2021. The conclusion of the Russell US Index's annual reconstitution is effective after the US market opens on June 28, 2021.

Membership in the Russell Microcap® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in Russell's appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings, and style attributes.

Creatd CEO Jeremy Frommer commented, "Creatd's inclusion in the Russell Microcap® Index is a testament to the great progress we have made in accelerating expansion and engagement in our Vocal communities, optimizing our internal infrastructure and operations, and advancing toward break-even as we prepare for our next stage of growth. We are excited about our milestones ahead in 2021, and we believe the visibility that Russell index inclusion affords will be a benefit to our existing shareholders and lead to greater awareness of Creatd throughout the investment community."

Company progress, achievements and milestones:

  • In less than five years since launch, the Company's flagship platform Vocal has amassed over 1 million registered creators, including over 25,000 premium Vocal+ subscribers. The Company projects that it will hit 100,000 premium Vocal+ members by year-end 2021.
  • The Company recently launched the Vocal Ambassador Program, representing the platform's first referral feature, which is designed to help the Company achieve its projected 100,000 premium subscribers by year-end 2021. To support its freemium and premium subscriber growth, the Company intends to continue to invest across multiple areas of its business, including a series of product enhancements and infrastructure updates anticipated to be rolled out on Vocal this year.
  • At year-end 2020, Creatd introduced Creatd Partners, its new business segment focused on corporate venture opportunities, and entered into its first agreement with direct-to-consumer health food brand Plant Camp. Creatd has since increased its total ownership stake in Plant Camp to 89%.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell's US indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell Microcap® Index and the Russell indexes reconstitution, please refer to the "Russell Reconstitution" section on the FTSE Russell website.

About Creatd

Creatd, Inc. (Nasdaq CM: CRTD) is a creator-first technology company and the parent company of the Vocal platform. Our mission is to empower creators, entrepreneurs, and brands through technology and partnership. We accomplish this through Creatd's three main business pillars: Vocal Ventures, Creatd Partners and Recreatd.

For news and updates, subscribe to Creatd's newsletter: https://creatd.com/newsletter

Investor Relations Contact: ir@creatd.com

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