WKND!’S PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRIS BACKUS HAS CONTRACT EXTENDED FOR TWO YEARS
Board Recognizes Leadership Role as The Company is Aligned to Maximize Revenues From its Core Assets
Vancouver, BC (February 7th, 2019) - Weekend Unlimited Industries Inc. ("Weekend" or the "Company") (CSE: POT - FSE: 0OS1 - OTCQB: WKULF)) is excited to announce the Company’s Board of Directors has extended the contract for President and CEO, Mr. Chris Backus, for two years as the Company continues to build momentum and execute on its highly focused business plan.
“Initially, Chris was brought on board as Interim President and CEO with the task of bringing this Company into alignment, developing assets that can grow and deliver results to shareholders, and doing so in a way that is sustainable and highly achievable in a rapidly changing sector,” said Mr. Brian Keane, Director. “Over the last 6 months Chris has demonstrated a clarity of purpose and ability to execute that the Board recognizes as exemplary and we felt it was essential to confirm his ongoing role as President & CEO so that the Company can build on its momentum and send the right message to our partners and our shareholders.”
Weekend is poised for continued growth in a growing number of select US states, developing robust branded product lines including the flagship WKND! brand and the Orchard Heights brand - with more on the way. The Company’s Northern Lights Organics certified organic hemp farm in Northern BC is poised for its first commercial growing season in 2020. All the key partnerships, including that with True North Cannabis are in place to maximize the quality, quantity and revenue from the farm’s output.
“Weekend’s prospects are strong and I am totally committed to the effort required to maximize shareholder value now and in the future,” said Mr. Backus. “The Board has recognized the overall opportunity we have and it’s a real honour to be in this position. I am excited to continue to lead the Weekend team and grow this business to the benefit of our shareholders and partners.”
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Chris Backus, President & CEO, Director
Telephone: 1(236) 317-2812
About Weekend Unlimited Industries Inc.
Weekend Unlimited is a lifestyle-based recreational cannabis company. The Company is developing premium products designed to deliver life’s highs, anytime, anywhere. With a presence in both the U.S. and Canada, Weekend Unlimited is well-positioned to launch and scale the brands that will define recreational cannabis. Learn more at www.weekendunlimited.com
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