Kelowna, BC – April 20th, 2018 – GreenTec Holdings Ltd. (“GTEC”) is pleased to announce the commencement of cultivation and rebranding of its wholly owned Licensed Producer subsidiary in Edmonton, Alberta. Subsequently, GrenEx Pharms Inc. will hereafter operate as Alberta Craft Cannabis Inc., in order to foster a further alignment with GreenTec’s focus on producing premium quality craft cannabis. Alberta Craft Cannabis recently received its initial shipment of genetics earlier this month, and has since then commenced cultivation at the facility, with a view to acquiring a Sales License, from the Office of Medical Cannabis in a timely manner.

“We are proud to have commenced cultivation at Alberta Craft Cannabis” said Norton Singhavon, Chairman & CEO of GreenTec Holdings.  “This is an important milestone on our mission to produce and market premium quality craft cannabis for the Canadian marketplace. We will continue working diligently to complete the construction and licensing of our other facilities, in our quest to become one of Canada’s leading vertically integrated cannabis companies”.

Director of Quality Assurance – Stefan Sarachie

GreenTec is pleased welcome Stefan Sarachie as Director of Quality Assurance. Stefan is a quality management specialist with 17 years of experience in the food & beverage industry. His areas of expertise include the development and implementation of food safety, quality assurance, quality control and quality system programs. Stefan has extensive knowledge of Health Canada, CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and EU regulations.

Prior to joining GreenTec, Stefan worked at Sun-Rype Products, where he developed, implemented and maintained food safety and quality programs as required by government regulations, customer requirements and SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Certification for GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

Director of Strategic Operations – Chris Williams

GreenTec is pleased welcome Christopher Williams as Director of Strategic Operations. Chris is a former police officer and supervisor with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with over 25 years of policing experience.  He has a broad range of police experience spanning drug enforcement, intelligence operations, organized crime, criminal apprehension, human smuggling and K9 management.  Chris has worked with partner law enforcement agencies across Canada and internationally.

Chris has extensive experience in operational leadership, project management and strategic planning.  He has a passion for supporting the development of programs to assist with the opioid epidemic and in assisting police and military veteran’s, particularly those suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   Chris was also nominated for a federal government award for his work with aboriginal youth.

Black Birch Amalgamation

As previously announced on March 13, 2018, GreenTec and Black Birch Capital Acquisition III Corp. (TSXV: BBC.H) (“Black Birch”) have entered into a definitive amalgamation agreement with respect to the proposed acquisition by Black Birch of all of the issued and outstanding shares of GreenTec by way of a three cornered amalgamation. Listing is conditional on GreenTec meeting all regulatory and listing requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange. Subject to meeting all of these necessary requirements, the company anticipates to be listed under symbol “GTEC” in Q2 of 2018

Tumbleweed Farms

Tumbleweed farms has received its building permit from the Thompson Okanagan Regional District and has commenced construction on it’s purpose built 10,000 square foot building. The exterior building has been delivered on site and the building foundation is in the process of being completed.

On behalf of the board (and Happy 420!),

Norton Singhavon
Chairman & CEO

Michael Blady
Co-Founder & Vice President

 

About GreenTec

GreenTec is a private corporation based out of Kelowna, British Columbia. GreenTec’s mission is to identify and consolidate licensed producers of craft cannabis brands, which GreenTec believes will be the purveyor to the retail market in Canada and internationally. The Company currently holds over 23,000,000 square feet of expansion capabilities throughout Canada and holds a 100% interest in each of GreenTec Bio-Pharmaceuticals Corp., Grey Bruce Farms Incorporated, Zenalytic Laboratories Ltd., Falcon Ridge Naturals Ltd., Tumbleweed Farms Corp., and Alberta Craft Cannabis Inc. (formerly Grenex Pharms Inc.). Additional information concerning GreenTec is available on the Company’s website at www.gtec.co.

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