Further Expands Commercial Development Resources
VANCOUVER, BC and BREDA, the NETHERLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2020 / Organto Foods Inc. (TSXV:OGO)(OTC:OGOFF)(FSE:OGF) ("Organto" or "the Company"), an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables is pleased to announce the appointment of Willem Fiering as Business Development Manager.
Mr. Fiering brings over 35 years of hands-on fresh fruits and vegetables experience to Organto, serving an extensive European customer base with healthy foods products sourced from around the globe. Prior to joining Organto, Mr. Fiering spent 18 years with a Holland based provider of internationally sourced fruits and vegetables, focusing primarily on the citrus and avocado categories. Mr. Fiering also spent 12 years with a Spanish based provider of internationally sourced fruits and vegetables, where he focused on lemons, limes, avocado and mango. Mr. Fiering speaks five languages including Dutch, English, German, French & Hebrew and will work from the Company's commercial office located in Breda, the Netherlands.
"We are pleased to have Willem join our team at this very exciting time as we continue to build-out our platform in fast-growing healthy eating categories." commented Rients van der Wal, Co-CEO of Organto and CEO of Organto Europe, B.V. "We have been making solid progress in our integrated organic fruits and vegetables business, and Willem adds further depth to our commercial team from procurement through logistics, selling and account management. We are anxious to leverage his deep knowledge base and entrepreneurial drive as we continue to accelerate our growth in existing categories and expand into others."
Shares for Debt Settlements
Organto also announced that the TSX-V has accepted the shares for debt settlements as detailed in the Company's news releases dated August 19, 2020 and June 24, 2020 and Organto has issued 990,795 common shares to service providers to convert CDN $84,079.50 of debt into equity. These shares are subject to hold periods expiring February 16, 2021 (472,698 shares), April 16, 2021 (172,699 shares), July 16, 2021 (172,699 shares) and October 16, 2021 (172,699 shares).
Exercise of Warrants
Organto also announced today that certain insiders have exercised warrants to purchase 704,872 common shares of the Company. The warrants were issued as part of the Company's bridge financing that was announced on March 13, 2020.
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Chair and Co-Chief Executive Officer
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Organto's business model is rooted in its commitment to sustainable business practices focused on environmental responsibility and a commitment to the communities where it operates, its people and its shareholders. Organtois an integrated provider of branded, private label and bulk distributed organic and non-GMO fruit and vegetable products using an asset-light business model to serve a growing socially responsible and health conscious consumer around the globe.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release may include certain forward-looking information and statements, as defined by law including without limitation Canadian securities laws and the "safe harbor" provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("forward-looking statements"). In particular, and without limitation, this news release contains forward-looking statements respecting Organto's business model and markets; Organto's belief that Mr. Fiering's deep industry experience will be a valuable addition to Organto; Organto's belief that Mr.Fiering's addition will help accelerate growth in existing categories and expand into others; management's beliefs, assumptions and expectations; and general business and economic conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, including without limitation assumptions about the following: the ability and time frame within which Organto's business model will be implemented and product supply will be increased; cost increases; dependence on suppliers, partners and contractual counter-parties; changes in the business or prospects of Organto; unforeseen circumstances; risks associated with the organic produce business generally, including inclement weather, unfavorable growing conditions, low crop yields, variations in crop quality, spoilage, import and export laws and similar risks; transportation costs and risks; general business and economic conditions; and ongoing relations with distributors, customers, employees, suppliers, consultants, contractors and partners. The foregoing list is not exhaustive and Organto undertakes no obligation to update any of the foregoing except as required by law.
SOURCE: Organto Foods Inc.
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