LEADING BRANDS, INC.: Announces that it has Retained Jesse Sutton, CEO of Majesco Entertainment Company (“Majesco”) As the Company’s Chief Technical Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBIX) (the “Company”), announces that in connection with the Definitive Arrangement Agreement with Liquid Media Group Inc. (“Liquid”) and the Support Agreement with Liquid’s subsidiary, Majesco Entertainment Company (“Majesco”) (announced February 8, 2018), the Company is pleased to announce that it has retained Majesco CEO Jesse Sutton as its Chief Technical Officer.

Jesse Sutton is a co-founder of Majesco and has over 25 years’ experience in the interactive entertainment industry, publishing hundreds of games across all platforms and genres. Mr. Sutton has been involved in all areas of the interactive entertainment business. He was acting CEO of Majesco from 2007 – 2015, when Majesco was itself a NASDAQ-listed company. During his lengthy tenure in the industry, Jesse has built an extensive network of relationships across all areas. These include, finance, development, marketing, licensing, sales and operations. His notable games include, Bloodrayne, Psychonauts, Cooking Mama, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Phineaus & Ferb and the best 3rd party fitness game of all time, Zumba Fitness.

Leading Brands CEO, Ralph McRae said: “We are pleased to have Jesse join us to start work on developing our new video game business. We are presently reviewing several exciting opportunities with him that we hope to announce shortly.”

Jesse Sutton said: “I’m excited by Liquid’s vision and the ability to now fast track my involvement in this burgeoning business while the arrangement is being finalized.”

Ralph McRae

Ralph D. McRae
Chairman & CEO

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