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IZEA Seeks Immediate Cessation of Trading and Delisting from the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchange

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IZEA,
Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA),
operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and
publishers with influential content creators, today announced that it
has contacted the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchange (the "BBSE") and has
demanded an immediate halt to trading in IZEA's common stock, as well as
an immediate delisting of the stock. IZEA's common stock was listed on
the BBSE without the Company's prior knowledge, consent or
authorization. IZEA did not authorize or direct any BBSE broker to act
as a market maker for the company's common stock.

IZEA is working with its attorneys to cause the immediate cessation of
trading and delisting of its common stock from the BBSE and will explore
all appropriate legal remedies available to the Company.

"We did not apply for this listing on the BBSE. We were not consulted or
contacted by anyone at the BBSE and we certainly did not request or
consent to the listing," said Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of IZEA. "We
have no interest in trading on the BBSE and from our perspective, there
is no justifiable explanation for this. The Company is now considering
its options to pursue appropriate remedies against any parties
responsible for this unauthorized listing."

About IZEA

IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects
marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer
marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies
to scale their marketing programs. IZEA influencers include everyday
creators as well as celebrities and accredited journalists. Creators are
compensated for producing unique content such as long and short form
text, videos, photos, status updates, and illustrations for marketers or
distributing such content on behalf of marketers through their personal
websites, blogs, and social media channels. Marketers receive
influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive
awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit https://izea.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These
forward-looking statements are based largely on IZEA's expectations and
are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are
beyond IZEA's control. Actual results could differ materially from these
forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors,
competitive conditions in the content and social sponsorship segment in
which IZEA operates, failure to popularize one or more of the
marketplace platforms of IZEA and changing economic conditions that are
less favorable than expected. In light of these risks and uncertainties,
there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained
in this respect will in fact occur.

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