LAS VEGAS, NV, September 28, 2020 – Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) (“AUSA” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of cannabis industry veteran Sameer Kumar as an independent member of its Board of Directors.
“AUSA continues to take decisive action to position the Company for growth,” said Harry DeMott, Director. “As a new independent Director, Sameer brings valuable external skills and perspectives, which enhance the depth and breadth of the Board. On behalf of AUSA and the other Directors, I welcome Sameer and look forward to working with him as the Company breaks with its recent past, focuses on the US cannabis market, and moves along the path to value creation. Far from entrenching or self-aggrandizing itself, the Board will continue to add independent US cannabis experts. The refreshed Board is well positioned to represent the interests of all shareholders moving forward.”
Sameer was the former President and Chief Operating Officer of VIOLA Brands, a lifestyle-based cannabis MSO that was founded by former NBA player Al Harrington and is purposefully driven to increase minority ownership in the space. From his arrival and oversight of all aspects of the business, he expanded the brand into five markets, drove operational and sales efficiencies resulting in doubling of production, a double digit increase in sales and an expansion of margins, propelling VIOLA to become one of the largest live resin concentrate brands in Colorado and Oregon, by market share. In July 2020, Sameer transitioned into an advisory role in order to allow him time to focus on other projects. Prior to joining VIOLA Brands, Sameer developed and sold a tech company as well as served as an investor in a variety of startups. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and BA from The University of Southern California.
About Australis Capital Inc.
AUSA invests in, operates and builds differentiated companies primarily in the cannabis industry. AUSA focuses on significant near and mid-term opportunities with strong return potentials. AUSA’s assets include Cocoon Technology, a cloud-based, self-service point of sale kiosk designed for cannabis dispensaries and other highly-regulated industries. The purpose-built platform features data analytics, privacy, security and regulatory compliance to drive enhanced consumer experience and generate incremental revenue for dispensary owners. AUSA’s assets also include Body and Mind Inc., Quality Green, and Folium Biosciences.
The Company’s Common shares trade on the CSE under the symbol “AUSA” and on the OTCQB under the symbol “AUSAF”.
For further information about AUSA, please visit the website at ausa-corp.com or contact the Company by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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