Rubicon Organics Prepares for Growth, Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

BELLINGHAM, Wash., April 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rubicon Organics—a Washington State corporation focused on the United States adult use and medical marijuana markets—continues to strengthen its team with three new appointments to its Board of Directors, who collectively bring with them top-level experience in agricultural, manufacturing, retail, financial and corporate governance.

Rubicon Organics Welcomes Board of Directors

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“Rubicon is focused on building next generation supply chain infrastructure and mainstream cannabis brands to drive shareholder value and capture market share,” according to Jesse McConnell, CEO. “The rapid growth that we are experiencing is tremendously exciting but it also demands that we draw on the experience and wisdom of a strong Board that is capable of providing the sort of corporate governance and leadership required to manage and sustain that growth.”

David Donnan, P.Eng., MBA is a leader in the global food and agriculture sector with over 30 years of experience working in consumer products, technology and retail industries. A partner with A.T. Kearney who leads their global food and beverage team, Donnan’s expertise in leading transformation projects in business and growth strategy has propelled him to the forefront of his industry, and made him a recognized expert in global food supply, advanced technologies, supply chain design, and economic trends in the food industry.

Bryan Disher, CPA, CA, ICD.D is a retired partner with PwC Canada and has 38 years of experience with the firm’s practices in Canada, Australia and Ukraine. He has assisted companies with public offerings in Canada and the United States, acquisitions, financial reporting, regulatory compliance and governance. He’s also served on the Board of PwC Canada for eight years, including a term as Chair, and is currently on the Boards of Balmoral Resources Ltd. and Lexington Biosciences Inc.

John Pigott is the CEO of Club Coffee, a leading Canadian roaster, contract manufacturer and distributor of packaged coffees. He is also the President and CEO of Morrison Lamothe Inc., an independent Canadian Food & Beverage processor. Pigott is committed to creating eco-friendly products and Club Coffee was recently awarded the Loblaw Companies Limited Corporate Social Responsibility Supplier of the Year honor for the breakthrough technology behind the new President’s Choice® certified 100% compostable coffee pods. Pigott has been an active force in his community for almost 30 years and has served on numerous private company and industry boards, task forces, and associations including the Canadian Association of Family Business, the University of Ottawa—Faculty of Administration and the Young Presidents Organization.

Praising these key additions to the Rubicon Board of Directors, CEO Jesse McConnell stated that, “Diversity of experience on the board, in fields that are analogous, is crucial to the success of any business looking to lead in the emerging cannabis industry. We’ve been fortunate to attract best-in-class talent that also shares our values around innovation, authenticity and sustainability. This is why someone like Pigott is such an asset to help us realize our vision.”

About Rubicon

Rubicon Holdings, Inc. (“Rubicon Organics”), a Washington State corporation, is a cannabis company focused on the United States adult use and medical marijuana markets. Rubicon has an established extraction lab, an order fulfillment center and, with a licensed processor, has commenced sales under the Doctor & Crook Co.™ brand in Washington State. Rubicon is also currently constructing a two-phase, high-tech, licensed greenhouse in Washington State totaling 100,000 square-feet to produce high-quality, low-cost marijuana using certified organic inputs. The greenhouses are designed to be modular for expansion capability.

Rubicon further plans to build its business in California with an 80,000 square-foot, high-tech greenhouse, extraction and manufacturing facility and order fulfillment center in 2017. Rubicon also expects to also launch its premium Supplied by 1964™ brand in California this year, while seeking to continue its expansion with new brand launches, product development and opportunities in other states and countries as well.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact Information: Jesse McConnell Rubicon Holdings, Inc. Investor Relations +1 360 306 5924

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