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Village Farms’ Subsidiary Taps Alejandro de Gortari As CFO

Village Farms International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF) announced Monday that its

subsidiary Balanced Health Botanicals has appointed consumer products and finance veteran, Alejandro "Alex" de Gortari as Chief Financial OfficerDe Gortari succeeds Brandon Townsley who has left Balanced Health to pursue other career interests.

Prior to joining Balanced Health Botanicals, de Gortari held various senior roles in consumer products and cannabis industries; he also spent more than 15 years working at Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP).

"On the heels of the acquisition of Balanced Health by Village Farms, I am thrilled to welcome a finance and commercial professional of Alex's caliber to the Balanced Health team," Chase Terwilliger, president and CEO of Balanced Health Botanicals stated. "Alex brings nearly two decades of experience, in both large and small regulated consumer product sectors to Balanced Health, as we embark on this new chapter of our growth story as part of the Village Farms family."

Hollister Biosciences Appoints Former Aphria President Jakob Ripshtein And Original Shark Tank Participant Kevin Harrington To Its Board Of Directors 

Hollister Biosciences Inc. (CSE: HOLL) (OTCPK: HSTRF) (FRANKFURT: HOB) confirmed Tuesday the appointment of two new members to its board of directors – Kevin Harrington and  

Jakob Ripshtein.

Harrington became famous as one of the original "sharks" on the 4x Emmy-winning ABC series Shark Tank. His many landmark achievements include inventing the infomercial and co-founding the Electronic Retailers Association. Around 20 of his companies have surpassed $100 million in revenue. He is also known for launching popular products like The Food Saver, Ginsu Nives, and The Great Wok of China. Harrington was a member of Celsius Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CELHboard of directors for nine years, helping the company reach the value of $72 per share, …

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