April 5, 2023, Edmonton, Alberta – Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) (“AUSA”) (“AUDACIOUS” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that yesterday the Company appointed Robert Wilson as its new CFO, effective immediately.
Robert Wilson is a proven executive with 35 years of banking, investment management, investment banking, M&A, corporate governance and C-suite experience for cannabis, manufacturing and financial services organizations. Mr Wilson is a seasoned leader, able to bring together an array of stakeholders in support of financial goals.
Following a career in investment banking, holding senior roles at organizations such as BMO Nesbitt Burns, First Marathon Securities (National Bank Financial), Mackie Research Capital and Working Ventures Canada. Most recently, Mr. Wilson joined High Fusion, a U.S. based cannabis company, where he was instrumental in restructuring and turning the company around.
Hanoz Kapadia, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are pleased to have attracted someone of Robert’s caliber, whose skill set will be an incredible asset in taking AUDACIOUS to the next level. With the audit and our filings to be completed in the near future and the ALPS transaction bringing in important working capital, AUDACIOUS is now well positioned to capitalize on the enormous opportunity on the U.S. East Coast. We continue to focus through our two projects in New York State, as well as in New Jersey, where we anticipate receiving our final license shortly.”
Mr. Wilson commented, “I look forward to joining AUDACIOUS, a company with compelling assets in New York and New Jersey as well as with a strong portfolio of in-demand cannabis brand. The Company’s projects provide a unique and differentiated asset base to become a key player in the US northeast cannabis market. The AUDACIOUS team is strong, and has proven over the years that they are among the strongest in the cannabis industry. I look forward to making a contribution towards the future success of the Company and help bring our amazing brands to consumers across the U.S. and beyond.”
The Company continues to work closely with its new auditors towards completion of the Company’s annual filing of its financial results. Good progress is being made, and the Company is confident it will complete the filing within the coming weeks.
AUDACIOUS is a next-generation MSO growing the cannabis industry of tomorrow from the ground up, led by industry pioneer Terry Booth and an accomplished management team with proven industry track records. With operations that range from providing industry-leading sustainable cultivation design and optimization to retail storefronts, growing flower in-house, and manufacturing award-winning brands, AUDACIOUS has products and solutions for everyone. Quickly expanding through innovative partnerships and collaborations, AUDACIOUS is forging the inclusive cannabis community of tomorrow, today. Learn more about AUDACIOUS here.
Terry Booth, CEO
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