- Daniel Engel is leaving the Company for a senior role at a private company.
- Stephan Bankosz, current CFO of the Company’s primary operating subsidiary, will take over as interim CFO and Corporate Secretary of Vext, effective immediately.
VANCOUVER, BC, June 15, 2022 – Vext Science, Inc. (“Vext”) (CSE: VEXT) (OTCQX: VEXTF) a cannabinoid brand leader based in Arizona, leveraging its core expertise in extraction, manufacturing, cultivation and marketing to build a profitable multi-state footprint, today announced that current Chief Financial Officer Daniel Engel, has decided to leave the Company to pursue an opportunity with a private equity backed company. Stephan Bankosz will take over as Vext’s interim CFO and Corporate Secretary while the Company considers internal and external candidates. Mr. Bankosz was appointed CFO of New Gen Holdings, Inc., (“New Gen”), Vext’s primary operating subsidiary, in January 2021. Additional finance resources will be recruited under Stephan to support Vext’s growth plans.
Eric Offenberger, CEO of Vext stated, “We wish Daniel well as he moves on and welcome Stephan as Vext’s interim CFO. Stephan has been a valuable addition to the team since joining as New Gen’s CFO in January last year. We expect a seamless transition, given Daniel’s very short tenure with Vext and Stephan’s deep knowledge of the Company’s current operations. We remain on track for an active and profitable 2022, as we continue to grow in Arizona, and initiate further expansion in Ohio, backed by a strong balance sheet, ongoing cash flow generation, and a team that has proven its ability to execute.”
Mr. Bankosz has over 25 years experience in financial management, operational control and risk management at leading manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the United States. His proven expertise in managing corporate profitability for growth companies has been valuable since his appointment as CFO of New Gen in January 2021, and will continue to be beneficial as Vext continues to execute its growth plans in Arizona and Ohio. Mr. Bankosz holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, with specialized certification in over 20 accounting and distribution programs.
About Vext Science, Inc.
Vext Science, Inc. is a US-based Cannabis THC and Hemp cannabinoid products company manufacturing THC cartridges, concentrates, edibles and accessories under the Vapen™ Brand, and Hemp based products under the Pure Touch Botanicals brand as well as the Vapen CBD brand. Based in Arizona, Vext Science, Inc. has one of the leading THC concentrates, edibles, and distillate cartridge brands sold in most of the state’s 100+ dispensaries. Herbal Wellness Center is one of Arizona’s leading dispensaries and we execute all aspects of the cultivation, extraction, edibles infusion and manufacturing processes which insures a product of the highest quality and purity. Product quality and purity are core to our marketing strategy. Vext Science, Inc. is executing its business growth by leveraging experience and expertise in extractions, product manufacturing, and marketing to expand in the U.S. through revenue and profit-sharing joint venture partnerships. For more information visit our website at www.VextScience.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
COVID-19 Risk Factor
Vext may be impacted by business interruptions resulting from pandemics and public health emergencies, including those related to COVID-19. An outbreak of infectious disease, a pandemic, or a similar public health threat, such as the recent outbreak of COVID-19, or a fear of any of the foregoing, could adversely impact Vext by causing operating, manufacturing, supply chain, and project development delays and disruptions, labor shortages, travel, and shipping disruption and shutdowns (including as a result of government regulation and prevention measures). It is unknown whether and how Vext may be affected if such a pandemic persists for an extended period of time, including as a result of the waiver of regulatory requirements or the implementation of emergency regulations to which Vext is subject. Although Vext has been deemed essential and/or has been permitted to continue operating its facilities in the states in which it operates during the pendency of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no assurance that the Company’s operations will continue to be deemed essential and/or will continue to be permitted to operate. Vext may incur expenses or delays relating to such events outside of its control, which could have a material adverse impact on its business, operating results, financial condition and the trading price of the Company’s Common Shares.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed here and elsewhere in Vext’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. When used in this news release, words such as “will, could, plan, estimate, expect, intend, may, potential, believe, should,” and similar expressions, are forward- looking statements.
Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements related COVID-19, to future developments and the business and operations of Vext.
Although Vext has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, but not limited to: dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; being engaged in activities currently considered illegal under U.S. Federal laws; change in laws; reliance on management; requirements for additional financing; competition; hindered market growth and state adoption due to inconsistent public opinion and perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry and; regulatory or political change.
There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management’s expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize. Because of these risks and uncertainties, the results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events.
Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward- looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. Vext disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and Vext does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company mentioned herein.
The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the content of this news release.
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