Verano Commences Trading on Cboe Canada
Verano Holdings Corp. (NEO: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) (“Verano” or the “Company”), a leading multi-state cannabis company, announced that its Class A subordinate voting shares (the “Shares”) begin trading today on Canada’s Neo Exchange Inc., operating as Cboe Canada (“Cboe Canada”). The Shares will trade in Canada on Cboe Canada under the same symbol “VRNO” and in the U.S. on the OTCQX under the same symbol “VRNOF.”
“In light of recent news and movement within the U.S. cannabis space, today’s listing on Cboe Canada, which is part of a global network of exchanges across 26 marketplaces, is an intentional and strategic decision,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that this move positions Verano for continued growth and expansion as we evolve in tandem with the rapidly changing industry. We see this as a winning combination for Verano and our shareholders.”
“This uplisting reflects the bold strategic plan at the heart of Verano’s operations. Graduating to a senior exchange positions Verano on a launch pad, at the ready for legislative progress on a federal level in the U.S.,” commented Jos Schmitt, President and CEO of Cboe Canada. “We expect that Verano’s decision to list on Cboe Canada will provide them with the liquidity, investor exposure, and international benchmark eligibility needed to sharpen their competitive edge and continue to execute on their plans for growth. We are honoured to share this milestone achievement with Verano and look forward to supporting them in the years to come.”
Trading of the Company’s securities is not expected to be disrupted in any way and current shareholders do not need to take any action.
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Verano Holdings Corp. (NEO: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF), one of the U.S. cannabis industry’s leading companies based on historical revenue, geographic scope and brand performance, is a vertically integrated, multi-state operator embracing a mission of saying Yes to plant progress and the bold exploration of cannabis. Verano offers a superior cannabis shopping experience in medical and adult use markets under the Zen Leaf™ and MÜV™ dispensary banners and produces a comprehensive suite of high-quality, regulated cannabis products sold under its diverse portfolio of trusted consumer brands including Verano™, MÜV™, Savvy™, BITS™, Encore™, and Avexia™. Verano’s active operations span 13 U.S. states, comprised of 14 production facilities with over 1,000,000 square feet of cultivation capacity. Learn more at www.verano.com.
About Cboe Canada
Cboe Canada, the new business name of the NEO Exchange, is Canada’s Tier 1 stock exchange for the purpose-driven Innovation Economy, providing a best-in-class listing experience for issuers that are shaping the economies of tomorrow. Fully operational since 2015, Cboe Canada lists companies and investment products seeking an internationally recognized stock exchange that enables investor trust, quality liquidity, and broad awareness including unfettered access to market data.
Cboe Canada is part of the Cboe Global Markets network, leveraging deep international expertise, industry-leading market intelligence and technology, and unparalleled service to deliver what stakeholders and the world need now, and for the future. Cboe Canada is an affiliate of Cboe MATCHNow.
Julianna Paterra, CFA
VP, Investor Relations
Forward Looking Statements
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