November 28, 2016 – Vancouver, B.C. – Alliance Growers Corp. (CSE: ACG; FWB: 1LA) (“Alliance Growers” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the listing of its common shares for trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the Symbol 1LA (WKN: A2DFYX: ISIN: CA01861C1095).
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the world’s 10th largest stock exchange by market capitalization and largest of Germany’s seven stock exchanges. The Company anticipates the Frankfurt listing will increase trading liquidity and facilitate investment in the Company by investors across Europe. This increased exposure to worldwide markets enables Europeans to trade the Company’s common shares in Euros.
Commenting on the agreement, Dennis Petke, Alliance Grower’s President and CEO stated, “As our Company continues to grow, we realize that reaching a larger global audience is an important component to our future success. Alliance is entertaining requests by various firms in Europe who want to tell our story”.
Mr. Petke continued, “This listing is a direct response to the interest generated over the past few months from European financiers and investors towards the Company and its Four Pillars Business Organization. Being listed on Frankfurt will now aid in the maturation of those relationships and assist in our capital raising and expanding our shareholder base”.
As previously announced in news releases on October 26, 2016 and November 7, 2016, Alliance Growers has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Botanical Research In Motion International Inc. (“B.R.I.M.”) whereby B.R.I.M. will grant a license that will allow Alliance Growers to jointly develop and operate multiple cannabis focused Botany Centres in Canada and will include the following:
1 – B.R.I.M.’s proprietary “Chibafreen Invitro Plant Production System”
Utilizing its proprietary state of art clean tissue culture lab room designed to produce over one million Tissue Culture Plantlets per year. The design is scalable and designed for all flora to serve the entire agriculture industry.
2 – B.R.I.M.’s proprietary Cryotissue Cold Storage
Utilizing the one-of-a-kind Cryotissue Cold Storage technology for tissue culture preservation and regeneration as needed on long term basis.
3 – Extraction Lab
Provide custom profiles for extraction for botanicals oils for retail market.
Provide extraction services as retail services to cultivators.
4 – Botanical DNA Services Laboratory
Certifying plant tissue as the genetic level.
Additional DNA mapping services.
5 – B.R.I.M’s proprietary research for cannabis for large commercial scale micro propagation production when permitted.
To finance the development of the initial cannabis focused Botany Centre, the Company has engaged DGWA, the German Institute for Asset and Equity Allocation and Valuation, known and respected as one of the leading German Corporate Boutiques for global small and mid-cap consulting and investments. As reported on August 18, 2016, Alliance applied for a listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange which has now been accepted, as the beginning of a European partnership with DGWA.
About Alliance Growers
Alliance Growers Corp (ACG: CSE) is a diversified cannabis company driven by the Company’s ‘Four Pillars’ Organization Plan – MMPR cannabis production facilities, distribution network, consumer products, and research and development.
Alliance Growers is finalizing an agreement with Botanical Research In Motion International Inc., for a Canada Exclusive License to jointly develop and operate a 40,000 square foot facility to be the first of its kind in Western Canada to house a DNA Botany lab, extraction facility and Tissue Culture Plantlet Production facility to service the Cannabis market and agriculture market in general. The proposed facility will grow Cannabis plantlets using proprietary tissue culture propagation, specifically the “Chibafreen Invitro Plant Production System”, which assures consistent composition and purity of each plantlet for the growers.
Further, Alliance Growers has announced an agreement to a strategic investment arrangement with PharmaGreen and Canna Companion with offtake rights and agreements with both entities. As well, Alliance Growers has been negotiating to obtain other exclusive Canadian distribution agreements for certain proprietary products for support of the Cannabis growing industry in addition to possible partnerships with existing MMPR licensed and soon-to-be licensed facilities. For further information please visit the Company’s corporate website at www.alliancegrowers.com or the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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WFS PharmaGreen Inc. is a private company located in Mission, B.C. that is in the business of manufacturing and marketing cannabis-hemp based products for animals and owns the exclusive international rights to all present and future Canna Companion formulations and products. The Company’s executive management team and its advisory committee are composed of a significant mix of professionals that have been carefully gleaned from the fields of private and public company management; veterinary science; human medical science; marketing, branding and business development capped with unparalleled academic endorsement. The Company’s animal products are developed under its 100% owned subsidiary Canna Companion Products, Inc. based in Washington State, U.S.A. Canna operates a 5,000 sq. ft. facility for product formulation, fulfillment and customer care center in Monroe, Washington in support of its U.S. based sales for all levels, distributors, dealers, and e-commerce of the Canna Companion products, www.cannacompanionusa.com.
DGWA, the German Institute for Asset and Equity Allocation and Valuation, is a partner for the European Financial Markets – known and respected as one of the leading German Investment Banking Boutiques for providing global small and mid-cap Financial Advisory Services.
They build solid, substantial and comprehensive bridges for listed and non-listed companies to investors, financial institutions and multipliers like press and media and offer finest financial engineering solutions, tailor made for their clients.
DGWA’s management team runs a 25-year track record in trading, investing and analyzing SME’s around the world. It has been so far involved in over 250 IPO’s, financings, bond issues, dual listings and corporate finance transactions, as well as corresponding road shows and awareness campaigns.
DGWA is based in Frankfurt, home of the European Central Bank, centre of Europe’s financial activities and neighbours with various leading and specialized financial institutions – located in the heart of Europe and easily accessible via one of the largest airports in the world.
About the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse: FWB):
According to the FWB website, an estimated 45 percent of Europe’s top 300 companies have their primary listing on the London or Frankfurt exchanges. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is an international trading centre with more than 215 market participants, 50% of which are from countries other than Germany. The FWB is one of the world’s largest stock exchange for securities trading and ranks 10th in the “Trillion Dollar Club”. With 90 per cent of its turnover generated in Germany, namely at the two trading venues Xetra® and Börse Frankfurt, it is the largest of the seven regional securities exchanges in Germany. Besides the specialist trading at Frankfurt Stock Exchange, its fully electronic trading system Xetra® is one of the leading electronic trading platforms in the world. With the launch of Xetra in 1997, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange strengthened its competitive position and created attractive framework conditions for foreign investors and market participants. The FWB was founded over four hundred years ago in 1685 and is operated by Deutsche Borse AG.
On behalf of the board of directors of
ALLIANCE GROWERS CORP.
President and CEO
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