LEAMINGTON, ON, Oct. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APH or USOTCQB: APHQF) is pleased to announce that Renah Persofsky and Shawn Dym were elected as new directors at the Company's annual general and special meeting held on October 25, 2017.
Ms. Persofsky is an executive consultant in the Innovation Group at CIBC. She is a widely-respected entrepreneur and strategist with a successful track record of creating 27 start-up companies and a rich history of investing in early stage companies. Ms. Persofsky serves as Board Chair for mobile on-demand senior care and child care start-up BookJane, advises award winning payment card and platform technology firm Dynamics Inc., and is a board member for retail/QSR automation software specialty firm MeazureUp Inc.
Mr. Dym is a managing director at York Plains Investment Corp., a private investment vehicle focused on maximizing absolute returns by investing in a wide array of asset classes, including successful cannabis related investments. He currently serves on the board of advisors for Green Acre Capital, Canada's first private investment fund focused on the cannabis industry, as well as the board of directors at Wellpoint Health and Totally Green.
"We are pleased to welcome Renah and Shawn to Aphria's Board of Directors. Together, they bring valuable capital markets and cannabis industry expertise that will be instrumental in driving Aphria's strategic direction as a global leader in the cannabis industry. Their passion for success in growing dynamic companies will be a tremendous asset to the board," said Vic Neufeld, Chief Executive Officer of Aphria.
Aphria Inc., one of Canada's lowest cost producers, produces, supplies and sells medical cannabis. Located in Leamington, Ontario, the greenhouse capital of Canada. Aphria is truly powered by sunlight, allowing for the most natural growing conditions available. We are committed to providing pharma-grade medical cannabis, superior patient care while balancing patient economics and returns to shareholders.
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