VANCOUVER, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQX: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced today that, effective immediately, Mr. Chuck Rifici has resigned as a Director of the Company to focus on a new venture.
"We would like to thank Chuck for his valuable contributions to the development of Aurora into one of the world's largest cannabis companies," said Michael Singer, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Aurora. "I've greatly enjoyed working with Chuck and wish him well in his new venture."
"Over my nearly two years on the Board, I was extremely impressed with how Terry and his team successfully executed on the Company's aggressive growth strategy, and transformed Aurora into a trailblazing, world-class company," said Rifici. "As a shareholder, I will continue to follow Aurora's progress with interest."
Aurora's wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., is a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"). The Company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, and is currently constructing a second 800,000 square foot production facility, known as "Aurora Sky", at the Edmonton International Airport, and has acquired, and is undertaking completion of, a third 40,000 square foot production facility in Pointe Claire, Quebec, near Montreal. In addition, the company is the cornerstone investor with a 19.9% stake in Cann Group Limited, the first Australian company licensed to conduct research on and cultivate medical cannabis. Aurora's common shares trade on the TSX-V under the symbol "ACB".
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
AURORA CANNABIS INC.
Terry Booth, CEO
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SOURCE Aurora Cannabis Inc.
For further information: For Aurora Cannabis Inc.: Cam Battley, Executive Vice President, +1.905.864.5525, [email protected], www.auroramj.com; Marc Lakmaaker, NATIONAL Equicom, [email protected], +1.416.848.1397