Canopy Rivers Appoints Former OMERS Venture Capital Specialist as President

Published by NCV Newswire

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canopy Rivers Inc. (the “Company” or “Canopy Rivers”) (TSXV: RIV) today announced that Narbe Alexandrian has been appointed as President of the Company, effective immediately. In this role, Narbe will lead the corporate development initiatives as well as manage the day-to-day business of the Company. He will report directly to Bruce Linton, Chief Executive Officer.

“I believe that the team at Canopy Rivers has developed one of the most attractive and compelling platforms in the cannabis industry today,” said Narbe Alexandrian, newly appointed President of Canopy Rivers. “With our access to deal flow, our management and advisory team of specialists and industry thought leaders, all supplemented with strategic support and insight from the industry’s global leader, Canopy Rivers has built the ideal structure to attack the market, identify best-of-breed companies and operators, and support them both financially and operationally. I’m humbled by the appointment, optimistic about our prospects, and excited to continue building on what I believe is the most exciting opportunity of our lifetime.”

Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Narbe was a Venture Capitalist at OMERS Ventures, where he sourced and lead private debt and equity investments, helped raise over half a billion dollars of capital for deployment in several of the firm’s investment funds, and acted as a board observer for several of the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to OMERS Ventures, Narbe was a Senior Strategy Manager for TELUS’s Internet of Things Group, where he helped develop and launch operational and go-to-market strategies in collaboration with TELUS’s executive leadership team. Narbe has also held roles at Firmex Inc. in corporate development and Deloitte LLP in both Financial Advisory and Consulting.

“Narbe will continue to lead the business development functions of Canopy Rivers while also managing the day-to-day operations of the Company. I will remain actively involved as Chief Executive and will continue to delegate responsibilities, supplement global marketing and lead generation initiatives, and facilitate an active and collaborative relationship with the team and Canopy Growth. I would like to congratulate Narbe on this new and exciting opportunity, and I look forward to working with him and the team to continue building value for all Canopy Rivers shareholders,” continued Linton.

In connection with his appointment, Canopy Rivers has granted Narbe incentive stock options to purchase up to 400,000 subordinate voting shares in the capital of the Company. Each option will be exercisable to acquire one subordinate voting share of Canopy Rivers at an exercise price of $4.35 and will expire on the date that is five years from the date of grant. The options granted are subject to applicable hold and vesting periods.

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