Albert Vanzeyst Resigns From Village Farms

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Village Farms International, Inc. - VFF

VANCOUVER, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Village Farms International, Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: VFF) announced today that Albert Vanzeyst has resigned, effective immediately, as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company in order to pursue other opportunities.

Michael DeGiglio, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said "Albert has been a strong contributor to our company during his more than 20 years of service.  We wish him well in his future endeavours."    

About the Company

The Company is one of the largest producers, marketers and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers in North America.  This premium product as well as premium product produced under exclusive arrangements with other greenhouse producers is grown in sophisticated, highly efficient and intensive agricultural greenhouse facilities. Product is marketed and distributed under the Village Farms® brand primarily to retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada.  The Company owns greenhouses located in Texas and British Columbia and operates distribution centres located in key markets in the United States and Canada.  Since its inception, the Company has been guided by sustainable agricultural principles which integrate three main goals; environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equality.

SOURCE Village Farms International, Inc.

For further information: For further information:

Stephen C. Ruffini, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Village Farms International, Inc., (732) 676-3008


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