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GenTech’s SINFIT Nutrition Brand Qualifies for Mass Retail Status with Top Five Global Distributor Bringing Access to Millions of New Consumers at over 14,000 New Retail Outlets

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New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – July 22, 2020) –  GenTech Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: GTEH) (“GenTech” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the high-end Premium Coffee and Functional Foods marketplaces, is very excited to announce that the Company’s Sinfit Nutrition (Sinfitnutrition.com) (“SINFIT”) functional foods brand, has now officially qualified for “Mass Market Retail”, FDM and Military status at Europa Sports (“Europa”), one of the largest supplement distributors in the world.

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Europa Sports has been a leader in the nutrition and performance space for 30 years. This distributor brings a large US network to the table, with more than 14,000 active wholesale customers receiving products from six (6) major distribution centers, aggregating over a quarter million square feet of total warehouse space, producing a two-day fulfillment rate of 96% on new orders.

“Mass Market Retail status with Europa opens up an enormous new marketplace for SINFIT products,” commented David Lovatt, CEO of GenTech. “We have access to mass retailers and general goods outlets across the country – ie, Costco, BJ’s, Sam’s Club, and many more. As well as with Military Status achievement now, we will be able to sell directly into the Military based stores. This directly opens the door for us to gain access to millions and millions of new browsing end-market customers through Europa.”

The Company’s now completed contract with Europa provides access to its entire mass market footprint, which includes large retailers, general goods outlets, military exchange stores, gyms (Golds Gyms, Crunch Fitness, LA Fitness, Dicks Sporting Goods, Academy), FDM accounts (Harris Teeter, HEB, Akins & Chamberlin’s, United Super Market, Kroger, Costco), and grab-n-go food and beverage outlets along 36 major trucking routes across the US.

The contract also provides access to a top-tier distribution infrastructure, including over 250,000 square feet of warehouse space, 26 strategically placed outside territory reps from coast to coast, Cooler Programs, Europa Data Feed programs, Web Fulfilment, gym programs, and a healthy lifestyle catalog catering to natural and organic products for health-conscious stores.

SINFIT branded products registered over $2.2 million in global sales in 2019, and are now approved for sale and available for purchase on the Walmart.com and Amazon.com e-commerce platforms as well as in over 2,500 GNC locations in North America, and over 10,000 global physical and e-commerce stores across more than 10 countries around the world. This latest upgraded status with Europa now sharply increases that exposure footprint. SINFIT products are also actively distributed by True North Nutrition, one of the largest sports and nutrition distributors servicing the Canadian market.

SINFIT products are well-positioned relative to their peers and to the long-term macro tailwind defining the functional foods market, which saw sales top $267 billion in February of this year on a global basis, with sales in the US reaching $63 billion, according to Euromonitor 2020. This trend is part of a larger supportive momentum in the general category, with global sales of organic food and drink topping $105 billion in 2018 (Ecovia 2019). U.S. organic food sales also reached $47.9 billion, up 5.9% in 2018 (OTA 2019). In 2019, 77% of U.S. adults used dietary supplements, an all-time high (CRN 2019). U.S. supplement sales are estimated to have reached $49.3 billion in 2019, up 6.2% (NBJ 2019).

About GenTech Holdings, Inc.:

GenTech Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company under the symbol GTEH. The Company launched a high-end Coffee Subscription service in early 2020 called Secret Javas and has recently closed on its acquisition of SINFIT Nutrition, which offers a range of high-end Functional Foods.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of GenTech, Inc.’s future expectations, plans and prospects. In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” or “may,” and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Any statements made in this news release other than those of historical fact, about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the results of GenTech, its subsidiaries and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on GenTech’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. GenTech cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, GenTech undertakes no obligation to update these statements after the date of this release, except as required by law, and also takes no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by GenTech.

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www.gentechholdings.com

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Benchmark Provides Update on Financial Condition of Potanicals

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2020) – Benchmark Botanics, Inc. (CSE: BBT) (“Benchmark” or the “Company”) Benchmark announces that the ongoing working capital deficiency of Potanicals Green Growers Inc. (“Potanicals“), the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, may result in Potanicals being unable to meet all of its accounts payable at October 31, 2020, including its October 31, 2020 payroll obligations for all 39 of Potanicals’ employees, which will cause material uncertainty about Potanicals’ ability to continue as a going concern. During the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Potanicals had a net loss of approximately $1,736,000. As at October 22, 2020, Potanicals had cash of $102,493, and a working capital deficiency of $134,605.

The Company is actively exploring various options to address the financial difficulty issues of Potanicals, including increasing its sales from inventory, cutting its costs, restructuring its operations, and undertaking an equity or debt financing. To meet such funding requirements, if the Company closes an additional equity financing, it would be dilutive to existing shareholders. Debt financing, if available, may also involve restrictions on financing and operating activities. There is no assurance that such additional financing will be available on terms acceptable to the Company or at all. If the Company is unable to obtain additional financing as needed, it may be required to reduce the scope of the operations of Potanicals or any planned expansion. No assurances can be given that the Company will be able to raise the additional funding that may be required for such activities. The Company will provide further updates on this matter as it develops.

About Benchmark

Benchmark is a diversified multi-licensed cannabis producer focused on a three-way vertical business model targeting the medical and recreational markets in Canada. The Company’s business plan also includes a strategy to become a Canadian licensed producer to pioneer selling medical cannabis and hemp throughout Asia, in countries where it is legal to do so.

Benchmark is focused on producing the highest-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company’s global footprint.

Benchmark’s 100% owned subsidiary, Potanicals Green Growers Inc. (“Potanicals) is a Health Canada licensed producer under the Cannabis Act and its regulations. The Company is producing at its indoor Peachland, BC Cannabis Complex and is constructing a Phase II expansion of an additional 10,000 square foot extraction facility there. Along with cultivation and production, the company’s Peachland BC facility also provides propagation, cultivation, cloning, storage, research and development, genetic improvements.

As part of its expansion strategy, the company and a joint venture partner completed a second facility, a 4-acre Greenhouse Operation in Pitt Meadows, BC. The Company, through Potanicals, has received its second cultivation license, effective November 29, 2019, from Health Canada for the Pitt Meadow greenhouse.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.benchmarkbotanics.com or the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.

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“William Ying”

William Ying
Chief Executive Officer

The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this release.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including the risk factors discussed in this news release and in the Company’s disclosure documents, which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com and on the CSE website. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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PURA Addresses Next Steps to Issue Dividend of PAOG Stock

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Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2020) – Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) today announced that PURA management and PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) management have scheduled combined efforts next week to complete the joint documentation and submission requirements necessary to execute the planned dividend of PAOG stock to PURA shareholders. A joint PURA and PAOG announcement is scheduled for next Friday, October 30, 2020. The dividend update announcement comes today in conjunction with the overall corporate update scheduled for release today and included in its entirety below:

Corporate Update

Last month, PURA introduced Farmersville Brands and announced a major juncture in the company’s growth and development as the company pivots from its hemp derived CBD beverage industry foundation to launch a Texas flavored, holistic lifestyle branded approach into a broader, but still niche, $20 billion sector within an overall market worth at least $2 trillion.

January of this year, PURA launched an acquisition campaign as a forerunner initiative to the Farmersville Brands transition.

Since launching the acquisition campaign in January, the company has acquired a CBD confections business, a CBD pet products business and CBD sun care business. Combined with its existing beverage industry product line, PURA’s combined horizontal market opportunity ranges across over $2 trillion in market value:

Sexual wellness $39 Billion Projected Market Value

Confections $232 Billion Projected Market Value

Pet Products $202 Billion Projected Market Value

Sun Care $12.6 Billion Projected Market Value

Non-Alcoholic Beverage $1.6 Trillion Projected Market Value

Central to the Farmersville Brands transition is the construction of a lifestyle brand that embodies the values, interests, attitudes, and opinions of the population where CBD and hemp products are an ideal fit.

Farmersville Brands holistic lifestyle approach will include a certain Texas personality component built on a targeted 72-acre property in Farmersville, Texas, just north of Dallas, expected to soon be acquired by PURA.

The location is intended to be a hemp mecca were visitors can participate in and learn about the reintroduction of hemp into the American market. Visitors can engage on a recreational weekend sojourn, or engage in a professional capacity to explore the best agricultural and processing practices, and new innovative methods for utilizing hemp to construct homes or to power cars.

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, PURA announced executing a contract to purchase the 72-acre farmland parcel located in Farmersville, TX, for a consideration of $1.3 million. This is a key step in the Farmersville Brand strategy transition.

PURA also has a planned $100 million investment strategy developing to fund the Farmersville transition. The company is keeping details under wraps at the moment but anticipates making the plan pubic before year end.

PAOG Dividend Next Steps

PAO Group, inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) recently acquired a hemp cultivation business from PURA. PAOG is building a partnership with PURA in conjunction with PAOG’s new hemp cultivation business. PAOG has announced working with PURA’s new hemp processing facility in Farmersville, Texas where the two companies will partner on the construction of a greenhouse for cultivating pharmaceutical grade hemp and a lab for CBD extraction.

PAOG’s partnership includes making PURA shareholders, shareholders of PAOG. PAOG’s purchase of PURA included a PAOG stock issued to PURA shareholders in a dividend distribution. The timing of the execution of the dividend has been impacted by PAOG’s overall large volume of work surrounding the integration of its recently acquired RespRx CBD treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its newly acquired hemp cultivation operations. PAOG and PURA management have committed time together next week to get the dividend process over the speed bump. A joint progress announcement is planned for a week from today, next Friday, October 30, 2020.

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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Brian Shibley,
info@aciconglomerated.com
(800) 861-1350

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PAOG Signs Clinical Research Organization (CRO) to Advance Respiratory Cannabis Treatment Through Regulatory Approval

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Sandusky, Ohio–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2020) – PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) today announced executing a master services agreement with a clinical research organization in the U.S. to prepare PAOG for initiating an investigational New Drug application (IND) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PAOG signed the agreement yesterday, prior to the comprehensive corporate update scheduled for publication today and included in its entirety below.

Corporate Update

Less than 90 days ago, PAOG acquired RespRx from Kali-Extracts, Inc. (OTC Pink: KALY) and began to transform the company into a cannabis biopharmaceutical development operation. The company has come a long way very quickly and management believes the rapid progress has been possible based on the merits of the research backing RespRx.

RespRx is a cannabis treatment under development for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (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 affecting 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.

The CRO agreement signed yesterday is a year long agreement and a major step forward to advancing RespRx through the regulatory approval process. PAOG plans to make a joint announcement next week with the CRO company.

As previously announced, and in addition to the CRO agreement announced today, PAOG continues to develop pharmaceutical research and development relationships in Puerto Rico’s burgeoning, recently reinvigorated pharmaceutical industry. An announcement of an anticipated key contract in Puerto Rico is expected soon.

Part of PAOG’s pharmaceutical development strategy includes the development of a proprietary hemp cultivar. In addition to acquiring RespRx from KALY, PAOG recently acquired a hemp cultivation business from Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA). PAOG is building a partnership with PURA in conjunction with PAOG’s new hemp cultivation business. PAOG has announced working with PURA’s new hemp processing facility in Farmersville, Texas where the two companies will partner on the construction of a greenhouse for cultivating pharmaceutical grade hemp and a lab for CBD extraction.

PAOG’s partnership includes making PURA shareholders, shareholders of PAOG. PAOG’s purchase of PURA included a PAOG stock issued to PURA shareholders in a dividend distribution. The timing of the execution of the dividend has been impacted by the overall large volume of work surrounding the integration of the RespRx and hemp cultivation operations and the prioritization of establishing a CRO contract. PAOG and PURA management have committed time together next week to get the dividend process over the speed bump. A joint progress announcement is planned for a week from today, next Friday, October 30, 2020.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jim DiPrima
888-272-6472
info@pao.group

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