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Valens Company Announces Results Of Annual And Special Meeting Of Shareholders and Change to Board of Directors

May 26, 2021 GMT
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KELOWNA, BC, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (OTCQX: VLNCF) (the “Company,” “The Valens Company” or “Valens”), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, today announced the voting results from its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”), held by way of live audio webcast on May 25, 2021, in addition to a change to its Board of Directors (“Board”).

The total number of common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) represented by shareholders present during the live audio webcast and by proxy at the Meeting was 44,391,588 Common Shares, representing 27.85% of the total issued and outstanding Common Shares as of the record date.

All of the matters put forward before shareholders for consideration and approval as set out in Valens’ notice of meeting and management information circular, dated April 19, 2021, were approved by the shareholders. In particular, shareholders approved the election of all director nominees to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected or appointed. Results of the vote for the election of directors at the Meeting are set out as follows:

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Nominee

Votes For

%

Votes Withheld

%

Deepak Anand

44,304,305

99.80

87,283

0.20

Guy Beaudin

44,308,657

99.81

82,931

0.19

Andrew Cockwell

44,282,359

99.75

109,229

0.25

Karin A. McCaskill

43,410,318

97.79

981,270

2.21

Ashley McGrath

37,745,711

85.03

6,645,877

14.97

Tyler Robson

44,313,140

99.82

78,448

0.18

Drew Wolff

44,315,107

99.83

76,481

0.17

Full details of the foregoing and results of the Meeting are contained in the Report of Voting Results for the Meeting which is filed under Valens’ profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Company also announced that following his re-election, Independent Director Deepak Anand advised Valens that he had to step down from the Board for personal reasons, effective immediately.

Tyler Robson, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chair of The Valens Company, said: “Since joining Valens’ Board, Deepak has been instrumental to the growth and success of our business in Canada and globally with his strong industry knowledge and belief in our corporate vision. On behalf of Valens’ Management team and Board, I would like to sincerely thank Deepak for his impactful contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Robson continued: “I would also like to formally welcome Guy Beaudin and Drew Wolff to Valens’ Board, whose combined expertise and guidance will undoubtedly strengthen our corporate governance and further our ability to continue to execute on our aggressive growth plans.”

The Board Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will continue to consider new independent Board nominations as candidates are presented.

About The Valens Company

The Valens Company is a leading manufacturer of cannabis products with a mission to bring the benefits of cannabis to the world. The Company provides proprietary cannabis processing services across five core technologies, in addition to best-in-class product development, formulation and manufacturing of cannabis consumer packaged goods. The Valens Company’s high-quality products are exclusively formulated for the medical, therapeutic, health and wellness, and recreational consumer segments, and are offered across numerous product formats, including oils, vapes, concentrates, edibles and topicals, as well as pre-rolls, with a focus on next-generation product development and innovation. Its breakthrough patented emulsification technology, SōRSE™ by Valens, converts cannabis oil into water-soluble emulsions for seamless integration into a variety of product formats, allowing for near-perfect dosing, stability, and taste. In partnership with brand houses, consumer packaged goods companies and licensed cannabis producers around the globe, the Company continues to grow its diverse product portfolio in alignment with evolving cannabis consumer preferences in key markets. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Valens Labs Ltd., the Company is setting the standard in cannabis testing and research and development with Canada’s only ISO17025 accredited analytical services lab, named The Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science by partner and scientific world leader Thermo Fisher Scientific. Discover more on The Valens Company and its subsidiaries at http://www.thevalenscompany.com.

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