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TORONTO, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — POCML 4 Inc. (TSXV:POCM.P) (“POCML“) and MediPharm Labs Inc. (“MediPharm” or the “Company“) are pleased to announce the addition by MediPharm of Sybil Taylor, as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, and Michael Perron, CPA (USA), MAcc as the Director of Global Business Development. Ms. Taylor was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Nuuvera Canada. Mr. Perron was most recently a Senior Manager and Cannabis Advisory Lead at MNP LLP.
“Our business is driven by a commitment to quality. The quality of our products, the quality of our facility and, most of all, the quality of our leadership team,” said Patrick McCutcheon, President and CEO of MediPharm. “The addition of Sybil and Mike will bring our leadership to a new level of competitive positioning within the industry.”
Prior to joining MediPharm, Ms. Taylor has enjoyed a 25-year career bringing premium consumer brands to life by developing innovative customer-focused marketing strategies. She launched Steam Whistle Pilsner in 2000 as a pioneering upstart and helped it grow to the largest craft beer brand in Canada. As Chief Marketing Officer at Nuuvera Canada, Sybil was a senior contributor to this Canadian Cannabis start-up via strategic planning and brand development for medical and recreational brands.
Sybil has been part of c-suite teams in two of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and through CSR initiatives, she has brought numerous awards and public profile to her managed brands. Sybil received her Honours Bachelor Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mr. Perron brings more than 10 years of professional business advisory experience to the MediPharm leadership team. While at MNP, Mr. Perron has held leadership roles within the firm’s management consulting, enterprise risk, and corporate finance practice areas. Mr. Perron most recently served as the advisory lead within MNPs national cannabis practice.
Mr. Perron earned his Masters of Accounting (MAcc) from the University of Southern California, holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Jamestown, and is a Certified Public Accountant in California.
POCML has entered into a definitive agreement with MediPharm that will govern the previously announced proposed business combination between POCML and MediPharm (the “Transaction“). As previously announced, the Transaction will result in a reverse take-over of POCML by the shareholders of MediPharm and is intended to constitute the “Qualifying Transaction” of POCML as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About MediPharm Labs Inc.
Founded in 2015, MediPharm is a pioneer in the cannabis industry and has the distinction of being the first company in Canada to become a licensed producer for cannabis oil production under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) without first receiving a cannabis cultivation licence. This expert focus on cannabis concentrates from MediPharm’s cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and ISO standard clean rooms and critical environments laboratory, allows MediPharm to work with its established, Health Canada-approved cultivation partners to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil with a competitive advantage. MediPharm is research-driven and focused on downstream secondary extraction methodology, distillation, and cannabinoid isolation and purification. MediPharm provides B2B contract processing of cannabis to Canadian authorized licensed producers and appropriate international growers, supplying integrity-assured cannabis oil to qualified companies for sale under their own brand. In addition, MediPharm will supply raw materials, formulations, processing and packaging for the creation of ready-to-sell advanced derivative products. Through its subsidiary, MediPharm Labs Australia Pty. Ltd., MediPharm has also completed its application process with the federal Office of Drug Control to extract and import medical cannabis products in Australia.
For additional information about MediPharm, please see MediPharm’s website: www.medipharmlabs.com
For Additional Information:
Pat McCutcheon, President and CEO, MediPharm Labs Inc.
David D’Onofrio, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Director, POCML 4 Inc.
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