Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) is pleased to celebrate International Women’s Day and honor Louisa Mojela, the Chairman of Bophelo Bioscience & Wellness (Pty) Ltd. (“Bophelo”) and anticipated Chairman of Halo. The Company also honors Katie Field, the President of Halo.
In 1994 Ms. Mojela, an African woman living through racial segregation, founded WIPHOLD in South Africa. Starting with a capitol of just $30,000 she listed it on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Today the investment portfolio is worth several billion rand and continues to be predominantly managed by black women.
Her accomplishments are mirrored in the success of numerous women in directorial and board positions of other companies such as Sasol Mining (NYSE: SSL), Ixia Coal, South African Airways, Ericsson SA, Adcorp (SJ: ADR) and Sun International (SJ: SUI). Ms. Mojela plans to personally lead a debt funding of Halo principally to continue Bophelo’s expansion.
Ms. Field, President of Halo, is a strategy consultant and executive with a career spanning both the private and public sectors. Ms. Field’s resume includes notable companies and institutions such as The White House, The Brookings Institution, and Bain & Company.
In 2014 she entered the cannabis industry and led the procurement, build out, and sale of one of five original vertically integrated state licenses in Florida, Costa Farms. Subsequently, Ms. Field operated a strategy consulting practice focused on cannabis and also spent time at MariMed in 2018 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA with honors from Stanford University.
Halo is one of the few public cannabis companies that is led by women. Today and every day we celebrate women, who shaped many countries and companies as we know them.
Halo is a leading cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution company that grows and extracts and processes quality cannabis flower, oils, and concentrates and has sold over 5 million grams of oils and concentrates since inception. Additionally, Halo has continued to evolve its business through delivering value with its products and now via verticalization in key markets in the United States and Africa with planned expansion into European and Canadian markets. With a consumer-centric focus, Halo markets innovative, branded, and private label products across multiple product categories.
Recently, the Company entered into binding agreements to acquire a dispensary in Los Angeles, 3 KushBar branded dispensaries, 5 development permits in Alberta Canada, and Canmart Limited which holds wholesale distribution and special licenses allowing the import and distribution of cannabis based products for medicinal use (CBPM’s) in the United Kingdom. Halo is led by a strong, diverse management team with deep industry knowledge and blue-chip experience. The Company is currently operating in the United States in California, Oregon, and Nevada while having an international presence in Lesotho within a planned 205-hectare cultivation zone via Bophelo as well as planned importation and distribution in the United Kingdom via Canmart.
For further information regarding Halo, see Halo’s disclosure documents on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only Halo’s beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Halo’s control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or may contain statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “will continue”, “will occur” or “will be achieved”. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained herein may include, but is not limited to, statements regarding a potential debt financing lead by Louisa Mojela, and the biographies of Louisa Mojela and Katie Field.
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