Body and Mind Appoints Michael Mills as Chief Executive Officer
VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA (April 30, 2020) – Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM, OTCQB: BMMJ) (the “Company” or “BaM”), a multi-state cannabis operator, announced today that it has appointed Michael Mills as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and no longer acting as interim CEO.
“Michael and the team he leads at Body and Mind have diligently executed on the strategy of debt-free, strategic expansion of the Company,” stated David Wenger, a director at BaM. “Opening three new revenue-producing facilities in the past three months in three states during challenging conditions is a testament to the Company’s dedicated personnel and tenacity to move forward with our growth plan, add revenue, and expand the Body and Mind brand presence, production capacity, and dispensary footprint.”
“I appreciate the support moving to a permanent CEO role and look forward to working with our team expanding our cultivation, production, and dispensary operations across four states,” stated Michael Mills, CEO of BaM. “Our years of operational experience, combined with strong leadership and great employees, allows us to develop and optimize facilities rapidly and assess opportunities. Our new revenue streams and balance sheet with no serviceable debt is a result of our focus on efficiency and measured growth as we continue to build scale.”
In the last three months Body and Mind has completed several new revenue-producing opportunities:
- Nevada Production Facility – Opened a new production facility in located within a 7,500 square foot building to produce edibles and extracts at scale (see news release February 24, 2020);
- San Diego Dispensary – Opened the ShowGrow San Diego dispensary in limited license jurisdiction of San Diego and closed transaction (see news releases April 16, 2020 and April 28, 2020); and
- Arkansas Dispensary – Opened the dispensary in limited license state of Arkansas with licensee Comprehensive Care Group and completed construction of cultivation facility (see news release April 28, 2020).
The Company has granted an aggregate of 1,375,000 stock options (the “Options”) in accordance with the Company’s incentive stock option plan at an exercise price of CDN$0.67 per share for a term of five years expiring on April 30, 2025. The Options were granted to current directors, officers and consultants of the Company.
The Options are subject to vesting provisions such that 25% of the Options vest six (6) months from the date of grant, 25% of the Options vest twelve (12) months from the date of grant, 25% of the Options vest eighteen (18) months from the date of grant and 25% of the Options vest twenty-four (24) months from the date of grant.
About Body and Mind Inc.
BaM is a publicly traded company investing in high quality medical and recreational cannabis cultivation, production and retail. BaM’s wholly owned Nevada subsidiary was awarded one of the first medical marijuana cultivation licenses and holds cultivation and production licenses. BaM products include dried flower, edibles, oils and extracts as well as GPEN Gio cartridges. BaM cannabis strains have won numerous awards including the 2019 Las Vegas Weekly Bud Bracket, Las Vegas Hempfest Cup 2016, High Times Top Ten, the NorCal Secret Cup and the Emerald Cup.
BaM continues to expand operations in Nevada, California, Arkansas and Ohio and is dedicated to increasing shareholder value by focusing time and resources on improving operational efficiencies, facility expansions, pursuing state licensing opportunities and mergers and acquisitions.
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