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Next Green Wave Revenue Exceeds US$3Million In Q2

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 8, 2020) – Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. (CSE: NGW) (OTCQX: NXGWF) (“Next Green Wave”, “NGW” or the “Company”) as a follow up to our last press release on June 4, 2020, the Company is pleased to confirm the following operational and financial milestones:

  • In the months of March, April, May and June 2020, the Company operated with positive cash flow, and achieved both positive EBITDA and positive Net Income.*

  • In the months of April, May and June 2020, the Company surpassed US$1Million of revenues in each month and as a result, exceeded US$3Million in revenues for Q2 2020.* The total costs incurred to generate this revenue was approximately US$1.8Million.

Next Green Wave is continuing to advance the completion of our extraction facility (the “Facility C“) working with the state utility company and the Coalinga engineering division. We are nearing the final stages of both licensing and construction related to Facility C and are working towards this being fully operational in late Q3 2020.

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As part of the growing demand for Next Green Wave premium flower, the company has launched a new lineup of products under the NGW brand and continuing to conduct R&D on several edible and vape cartridge formulations for future release.

The Next Green Wave branded flower and concentrates can be found in premium dispensaries in cities across California including San Diego, Los Angeles and Oakland. The new flower was released first locally in Coalinga at Have A Heart and quickly expanded through our other retail partners and distributors, including some of Los Angeles most well-known and respected dispensaries like DTPG and Dr. Greenthumb.

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“Considering the start-up challenges and obstacles this Company has had to overcome over the last few years we are extremely proud to announce the accomplishments above. Now that we have set baselines for production and revenue over the last two quarters, our objectives are threefold. First, continue to optimize operations and improve production metrics to maximize overall flower output at our production facility. Second, continue to grow revenue by increasing branded product sales volume and increasing downline product sales such as extracts, pre-rolls, vape cartridges and edibles. Finally, get our extraction facility online this year which will add revenue through tolling and decrease internal production costs for downline products.”

“The entire NGW team has been working tirelessly to meet our continued growing customer’s demand as we are sold out of product week over week. The rapid expansion into retail is in full bloom across California including Oakland, Los Angeles, San Joaquin Valley and San Diego areas,” stated Mike Jennings, CEO.

On June 07, 2020, the Company granted 3,000,000 stock options under its Stock Option Plan, exercisable at a price of CDN$0.15 per share for two directors. The stock options are five-year options which will vest 25% every six months for a period of two years.

Michael Jennings

Chief Executive Officer, Director
Next Green Wave Holdings Inc.

About Next Green Wave

Next Green Wave is a fully integrated premium seed to shelf craft cannabis producer offering products through its in-house brand portfolio and wholesale flower for other large cannabis manufacturers. The Company owns and operates a 35,000 sf indoor facility in Coalinga, CA which is home to our nursery, cultivation, distribution, and future extraction business. NGW has an exclusive seed library consisting of 120 cannabis strains and hybrids including award-winning cultivars and is nearing completion of developing tissue culture cloning technology with bio-tech leader Precigen. Marketing, product design and formulation are produced in-house, please follow along us at www.nextgreenwave.com or on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

For more information regarding Next Green Wave please contact:

Paul Chow
Director
Tel: +1 (604) 609.6167
IR@nextgreenwave.com

*Forecasts assume no meaningful impacts or disruptions to our operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic beyond the new protocols and safeguards already implemented throughout the Company.

**All financial information is provided in U.S. dollars. The Company provides financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses non-IFRS financial measures, in addition to IFRS financial measures, to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for financial and operational decision making, for planning and forecasting purposes and to evaluate the Company’s financial performance. Management believes that these non-IFRS financial measures reflect the Company’s ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful comparisons and analysis of trends in the business, as they facilitate comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies. Management also believes that these non-IFRS financial measures enable investors to evaluate the Company’s operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management. These non-IFRS financial measures may also exclude expenses and gains that may be unusual in nature, non-cash, infrequent or not reflective of the Company’s ongoing operating results. As there are no standardized methods of calculating these non-IFRS measures, the Company’s methods may differ from those used by others, and accordingly, the use of these measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures used by others. Accordingly, these non-IFRS measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The quarterly information disclosed above is not audited.

Neither Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) nor its Regulation Services Providers (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Next Green Wave Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations or beliefs of future performance, are “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, dependence on obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals, including acquiring and renewing state, local or other licenses and any inability to obtain all necessary governmental approvals licenses and permits to complete construction of its proposed facilities in a timely manner; engaging in activities which currently are illegal under US federal law and the uncertainty of existing protection from U.S. federal or other prosecution; regulatory or political change such as changes in applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. state-law legalization, particularly in California, due to inconsistent public opinion, perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry, bureaucratic delays or inefficiencies or any other reasons; any other factors or developments which may hinder market growth; NGW’s limited operating history and lack of historical profits; reliance on management; NGW’s requirements for additional financing, and the effect of capital market conditions and other factors on capital availability, competition, including from more established or better financed competitors; and the need to secure and maintain corporate alliances and partnerships, including with customers and suppliers. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Although NGW has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other risk factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements. NGW no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, even if new information becomes available as a result of future events, new information or for any other reason except as required by law.

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PURA Plows Forward With Farmersville Brands And Stock Dividend

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Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) management today communicated assurance that the company’s Farmersville Brands strategy to include the acquisition of 72-acre property in Farmersville, Texas and infused with a $100 million planned investment is moving forward. Management also confirms intentions to promptly execute on the distribution of a previously announced stock dividend. With both coming at the end of the third quarter, management decided to close the quarter before the definitive execution of the property acquisition and the dividend. PURA expects to make prompt definitive moves on both next week. Management is also pleased to highlight the impending initiation of a third production run this year of its EVERx CBD Sports Water in conjunction with ongoing consistent sales in the face of this year’s pandemic challenges.

For more information on Puration, visit http://www.purationinc.com

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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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The Top Reasons Lithium Prices Will Soon Spike Higher Again

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Houston, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – The world could run into a massive lithium supply crunch.

Thanks in part to the electric vehicle boom that doesn’t look to cool off any time soon.

In fact, “A global push for EV adoption, helped by government subsidies and incentives, means that demand for lithium is not going away. Companies like Volkswagen, Ford, Mercedes and Amazon having started shifting their focus to electric vehicles,” reports Bloomberg.

According to the Boston Consulting Group, by 2025, EVs could account for a third of all auto sales. By 2030, EVs could surpass combustion engine vehicles with a market share of 51%.

Helping to fuel the boom, Tesla just signed a lithium ore supply deal with Piedmont Lithium.

“The initial five-year agreement implies that Piedmont will supply about a third of its planned 160,000-tonnes-per-year spodumene concentrate produce from its deposits in North Carolina. Both companies have an option to extend the deal for another five years,” added Reuters.

With demand increasing, it’s only a matter of time before lithium prices spike again.

E3 Metals Corp. (TSXV: ETMC) (OTC Pink: EEMMF) Could Be a Big Part of the Lithium Boom

E3 Metals Corp. just hosted the Energy Minister, Sonya Savage, from the Government of Alberta at the Company’s offices in Calgary.

During this visit, the government announced it has assembled a five-member panel of experts from the metals and mining industry whose strategic advice will help government unlock the province’s vast mineral potential, including lithium. The panel will support the province in its efforts to diversify its economy and become a world leader in mineral resource production.

“We are very happy to host the Minister of Energy at our offices today. This announcement solidifies the province’s commitment for the development of critical minerals. E3 Metals is on the forefront of lithium development in Alberta, a critical mineral that can be produced on the backbone of the oil industry. Alberta has a skilled energy labour force already in place that is well positioned to support an emerging minerals sector,” said Chris Doornbos, President and Chief Executive Officer of E3 Metals.

“As E3 Metals works to commercialize lithium production in Alberta, we are excited to participate in this broader effort to position Alberta as an international player in a world increasingly focused on battery materials,” he added.

In addition, according to Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta, “We (the Alberta government) need to take bold action to diversify our economy by exploring… minerals. Our government’s efforts will support the development… of the mineral sector including the ground breaking work that is being done by Alberta companies such as E3 (Metals). Our ultimate goal (is to become) a global destination for mineral investment exploration and development.”

The announcement by the province complements the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration, which focuses on securing and developing critical mineral supply chains. Lithium, graphite, cobalt and rare earth elements, all of which play an important role in the production of lithium-ion batteries and the energy storage sector, are listed as critical minerals. To date, many other developed economies have put in place a critical minerals strategy including the European Union, Japan, Korea and Australia.

For more information, visit the company’s website at https://www.e3metalscorp.com

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PAOG Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research Initiative Gains New Traction

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Sandusky, Ohio–(Newsfile Corp. – September 30, 2020) – PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) today indicated plans to reveal new information on the Company’s initiative to expand its cannabis pharmaceutical treatment research beyond its current focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

In a media interview scheduled for release on Friday, October 2nd, PAOG Jim DiPrima will highlight a new pharmaceutical cannabis research expert resource engaged by the company to bring new industry recognized expertise to move PAOG’s cannabis pharmaceutical asset forward.

On July 30, 2020, PAOG acquired RespRx from Kali-Extracts, Inc. (OTC Pink: KALY). RespRx is a cannabis treatment under development for COPD derived from a patented cannabis extraction method – U.S. Patent No. 9,199,960 entitled “METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS INCLUDING THE CANNABIS PLANT.”

In an initial scientific evaluation as a treatment for COPD, RespRx has demonstrated effecting significant increases in respiration rate, tidal volume and inspiratory air flow rate. Overall data from the evaluation demonstrated that RespRx can significantly improve inspiratory lung functions in instances of moderate pulmonary fibrosis.

With RespRx now in house, PAOG has engaged multiple new experts from both the university and commercial medical research community to evaluate the RespRx formula, the formulation process and the test results.

The expert evaluation has reviewed RespRx in conjunction with other publicly available cannabis treatment research. Two studies in particular, both of which highlight the research behind GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabinoid treatments, shed light on PAOG’s wider opportunity stemming from RespRx, the process to derive RespRx and the clinical trials to date behind RespRx.

One of the two studies is focused on CBD and the other on THC. The research seems to indicate CBD has both an impact on hyper-immune responses that might result in conditions like a cytokine storm which impacts many COVID-19 patients, and positive stimulation of immune responses that fight bad cells. The THC report seems to validate its ability to relieve pain, but it also indicates immune response manipulation capabilities to include anti-inflammatory reactions and the stimulation of immune responses to fight bad cells.

CBD Research – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7173676/

THC Research – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6219460/

In summary, existing publicly available cannabis treatment research further supports the research findings behind RespRx, and at the same time, the publicly available research sheds light on the expanded potential of PAOG’s RespRx overall technology.

The growing body of cannabis research is building convincing evidence behind how specific cannabinoids can beneficially impact specific immune responses. The research behind RespRx demonstrates how the process to derive RespRx can be manipulated to target specific cannabinoid extractions. Accordingly, as advancing cannabis research unveils further evidence behind how specific cannabinoids beneficially impact specific immune responses, PAOG is optimistic that it can utilize its overall cannabis extraction process to effectively derive formals with high concentrations of target cannabinoids. Hence, PAOG sees a more broad future of developing cannabis treatments beyond COPD.

In conjunction with PAOG’s acquisition of RespRx, the company also recently acquired a hemp cultivation business from Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) to develop a proprietary cultivar to support PAOG’s cannabis pharmaceutical treatment objectives.

PAOG has announced plans with PURA to expand upon PAOG’s hemp cultivation business to develop a proprietary hemp cultivar. PAOG and PURA are partnering on PURA’s Farmersville Brands initiative.

PAOG’s Farmersville cultivar development operation will include a lab and an environmentally controlled indoor growing facility. PAOG is working with current cultivars to evolve and produce an ideal plant with full spectrum, high CBD yields to support ongoing RespRx development and to support future CBD pharmaceutical developments.

PAOG is exploring opportunities to engage with university research in partnership with its hemp cultivar development initiative.

PURA recently announced a year long initiative to transition PURA from a CBD sports beverage manufacturer into a hemp conglomerate built on lifestyle brand with a broad CBD consumer products reach, and a leading industrial hemp initiative. The brand name is Farmersville Brands and as part of their strategy, PURA has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) agreement to acquire 72 acers of agricultural property in Farmersville, Texas. PURA’s year long initiative includes plans to see the Farmersville Brand strategy infused with a $100 million investment.

www.paogroupinc.com

Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The Company undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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Brian Shibley,
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