VERY GOOD’s common shares are expected to begin trading on Nasdaq on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 under the ticker symbol “VGFC”.
The Nasdaq listing is expected to increase VERY GOOD’s visibility in the marketplace, improve liquidity, broaden and diversify shareholder base, and enhance long-term shareholder value.
VERY GOOD’s business strategy focused on global expansion into the US and Europe is anticipated to accelerate with an US listing.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 11, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Very Good Food Company Inc. (TSXV: VERY.V) (OTCQB: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) (“VERY GOOD” or the “Company“), a leading plant-based food technology company, is pleased to announce that the Company’s application to list its common shares (“Shares“) on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq“) has been approved.
Trading on the Nasdaq is expected to commence on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 and the Shares will trade under the ticker symbol “VGFC“. The Shares will continue to be quoted on the OTCQB until trading commences on Nasdaq. VERY GOOD also will retain its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “VERY”.
“Trading on the Nasdaq is a mark of achievement and stature for qualified companies. Listed companies must meet financial and liquidity requirements and satisfy corporate governance and disclosure requirements on both an initial and continuing basis”, said Mitchell Scott, co-founder and CEO of The Very Good Food Company. “Listing our stock on the Nasdaq is an important milestone that builds on the positive momentum from our increased scale and distribution, and new product launches. Along with increasing our visibility in the marketplace, we anticipate the listing to improve the liquidity of our stock, further broaden our institutional shareholder base and ultimately enhance long-term shareholder value. Additionally, we expect this listing to further enhance our ability to implement our multi-channel growth strategy into the US and Europe and optimize the Company’s return on invested capital.”
Torys LLP advised VERY GOOD with respect to the Nasdaq listing.
The Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Steinbach to the VERY GOOD board of directors. Mr. Steinbach has been granted an aggregate of 100,000 stock options under the Company’s stock option plan, last approved by shareholders at VERY GOOD’s annual general meeting held on June 29, 2021. The options granted to Mr. Steinbach are exercisable at a price of $3.41 for a period of five years until October 7, 2026 and will vest in equal instalments every six months over a period of 24 months with the first vesting to occur on May 7, 2022.
About The Very Good Food Company Inc.
The Very Good Food Company Inc. is an emerging plant-based food technology company that produces nutritious and delicious plant-based meat and cheese products under VERY GOOD’s core brands: The Very Good Butchers and The Very Good Cheese Co. www.verygoodfood.com
OUR MISSION IS LOFTY, BADASS BUT BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE: GET MILLIONS TO RETHINK THEIR FOOD CHOICES WHILE HELPING THEM DO THE WORLD A WORLD OF GOOD. BY OFFERING PLANT‑BASED FOOD OPTIONS SO DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS, WE’RE HELPING THIS KIND OF DIET BECOME THE NORM.
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Any such forward-looking information may be identified by words such as “proposed”, “expects”, “intends”, “may”, “will”, and similar expressions. Forward-looking information contained or referred to in this news release includes statements relating but not limited to VERY GOOD’s anticipated listing date on Nasdaq and the commencement of trading on such date, VERY GOOD’s new ticker symbol on Nasdaq, the benefits to be provided to the Company by the Nasdaq listing, opportunities for VERY GOOD’s growth, VERY GOOD’s exposure to international investors and the liquidity of its securities and any regulatory or other approvals required in connection therewith. Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information, but which may prove to be incorrect including, but not limited to, material assumptions with respect to VERY GOOD’s ability to maintain a listing on Nasdaq, the condition of capital markets, the availability of sufficient financing on reasonable terms to fund VERY GOOD’s capital and operating requirements, the continued strong demand for VERY GOOD’s products, the successful placement of VERY GOOD’s products in retail stores and continued e-Commerce growth, VERY GOOD’s ability to successfully enter new markets and manage its international expansion, VERY GOOD’s ability to increase production capacity and obtain the necessary production equipment, the availability of labour as well as the accuracy of construction schedules and cost estimates for the commissioning of production lines at VERY GOOD’s Rupert and Patterson facilities and the timely receipt of required permits, VERY GOOD’s relationship with its suppliers, distributors and third-party logistics providers, and the Company’s ability to position VERY GOOD competitively. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information because VERY GOOD can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements of VERY GOOD to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information include, among others, the impact of, uncertainties and risks associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, negative cash flow and future financing requirements to sustain and grow operations, limited history of operations and revenues and no history of earnings or dividends, expansion of facilities, competition, availability of raw materials, dependence on senior management and key personnel, general business risk and liability, regulation of the food industry, change in laws, regulations and guidelines, compliance with laws, unfavourable publicity or consumer perception, product liability and product recalls, risks related to intellectual property, difficulties with forecasts, management of growth and litigation. For a more comprehensive discussion of the risks faced by VERY GOOD, please refer to VERY GOOD’s most recent Annual Information Form filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com and has also been filed with the SEC and is available at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking information in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available. Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, VERY GOOD disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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The Very Good Food Company Inc.
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