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GetSwift Appoints Stan Pierre-Louis to Board of Directors as Non-Executive, Independent Chair

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  • Brings Extensive Commercial and Governance Experience

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24GSW&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$GSWlt;/agt; lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/delivery?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#deliverylt;/agt;–GetSwift Limited (ASX: GSW) (‘GetSwift’ or the ‘Company’), a
leading provider of SaaS logistics technology, today announced the
appointment of Stanley Pierre-Louis to the GetSwift Board of Directors
as Non-Executive, Independent Chair. Mr. Pierre-Louis brings over 23
years of experience leading, advising and governing private and public
companies with a particular focus on technology and intellectual
property issues.

“I am honoured to join GetSwift’s Board of Directors as Non-Executive,
Independent Chair. GetSwift has grown to become a sizable organization
with offices in the North America, Europe and Australia over the last
three years and is an exciting public company with a world class
executive team,” Mr. Pierre-Louis said. “The market opportunity for its
business units is large and growing with significant runway. I look
forward to working with Bane, Joel and the rest of the Board to focus on
growing the top line aggressively, while maintaining best-in-class
corporate governance practices and creating significant long-term value
for all shareholders.”

Bane Hunter, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director said, “Stan
is in a league of his own. He has tremendous commercial and governance
experience particularly in the technology and digital arenas. His
counsel and commercial experience will be a strong addition to the
Board. We are thrilled to add such an accomplished professional to the
lead a majority independent Board. We look forward to working together
to continue growing GetSwift over the coming years for the benefit of
all shareholders.”

Mr. Pierre-Louis currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the
Entertainment Software Association (ESA) based in Washington, D.C. ESA
is dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of
companies that publish computer and video games for the Internet,
personal computers, consoles, and handheld devices. He previously served
as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of ESA. Prior to joining
ESA, Mr. Pierre-Louis served as Senior Vice President and Associate
General Counsel for Intellectual Property at Viacom. Mr. Pierre-Louis
has served on governing boards and advisory councils for non-profit
organisations and educational institutions.

Once Mr. Pierre-Louis’s appointments take effect the Board will continue
to have a majority of independent directors.

Annexure: Proposed equity grant

Subject to receiving shareholder approval, GetSwift proposes to issue an
aggregate 600,000 options to subscribe for one fully paid ordinary share
each in the capital of the Company (Options).

These Options are intended to be offered to Mr. Pierre-Louis or his
associates, consistent with US market practice for emerging growth
companies and consistent with the previous options awards made to
Non-Executive Directors.

In accordance with commentary in the ASX Corporate Governance Council
Principles and Recommendations, these securities issued to non-executive
directors will not have performance hurdles. Further, they will not vest
if the recipient ceases to be a director of the Company.

The Options will be granted no later than 1 month following shareholder
approval, with an exercise price for each Option being the 30-day VWAP
for shares in the Company immediately prior to the grant date.

Over 3 years, the Options will vest in equal quarterly installments, but
they may only vest if at the time of the applicable vesting the
recipient is still a director of the Company. The Options expire 10
years after their issue date.

Adjustments to numbers of options and exercise price are only as
permitted under ASX Listing Rules. If the shares resulting from the
exercise of the options are issued and not transferred, the Company will
immediately apply for quotation of the shares. The Option terms will
include acceleration of vesting for change of control or liquidity
events. Options are not transferable prior to vesting, other than to
estate planning vehicles. At the request of the Option holder and
subject to all applicable law, options may be net exercised.

About GetSwift Limited
Technology to Optimise Global
Delivery Logistics

GetSwift is a worldwide leader in delivery management automation. From
enterprise to hyper-local, businesses across dozens of industries around
the globe depend on our SaaS platform to bring visibility,
accountability, efficiency and savings to their supply chain and “Last
Mile” operations. GetSwift is headquartered in New York City and is
listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:GSW). For further
background, please visit GetSwift.co.

Contacts

Media enquiries:
John Jannarone:
jjannarone@getswift.co

Investor enquiries:
investors@getswift.co

Company Secretary:
Sophie Karzis:
skarzis@getswift.co
+61
3 8622 3351

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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO and Founder Saul Kaye to Participate at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick

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iCAN: Israel Cannabis Founder and CEO Saul Kaye will participate at the World Cannabis Conference being held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from June 16-18, 2019.

Kaye, a leader in the global cannabis ecosystem will moderate a session entitled, “Innovative Methodologies and Emerging Topics in Global Cannabis Research.”  Panelists are Dr. Suzanne Sisley MD President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute and, Dr. Jerry King, R&D Consultant, CFS.  The session will take place at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre on June 18.

The World Cannabis Congress (WCC) is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The event will have hundreds of attendees from around the world from business, government and medicine.

In addition to his leadership of iCAN: Israel Cannabis, Kaye is an industry advisor to the Medical Cannabis Caucus of the Israeli Parliament, as well as an advisor to the Ministries of Economy and Health in Israel. He is a licensed pharmacist and a successful entrepreneur with both retail and e-commerce experience. Saul has founded multiple companies spanning six countries across the US, EuropeIsrael and Australia.

Canada has truly been a global trailblazer in the cannabis industry.  Canadian cannabis companies and its stock market are influential and forward looking and we in Israel, the R&D capital of cannabis, collaborate with our Canadian friends on many different levels.  I look forward to participating at the WCC as the medicine and business of cannabis develops at breathtaking speed both in Israel and beyond,” said Kaye.

 

SOURCE iCAN: Israel Cannabis

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Loyalist College to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre for natural products and cannabis

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Loyalist College is the recipient of a $1,750,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grant over five years to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. In addition, Loyalist received $1Mthrough the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to add specialized equipment to the TAC.

Loyalist was one of 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics across the country to receive part of the $73M in funding, announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Through the CCI Program and the CIIF, this investment will help post-secondary institutions partner directly with local employers to facilitate commercialization and transform the results of research and development into new technologies to help businesses expand and grow.

The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis, hops and natural products sectors positions Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) as a national innovation hub for small- to medium-sized enterprises. As a TAC, Loyalist will build on the ARC’s 15 years of natural product extraction expertise and analysis-based applied research. In transitioning to a TAC, Loyalist’s ARC will significantly increase the College’s capacity to lead applied research of commercially relevant natural products and cannabis, and to support innovation by enhancing industries’ access to sector-relevant expertise and technology.

The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning; investigating extraction, isolation, and formulation; and product development. In partnership with the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Loyalist will support the Bay of Quinte’s burgeoning natural products and cannabis sectors to generate regional socioeconomic benefits, and to provide opportunities for a new generation of innovators. Loyalist will also offer companies across Canada a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in the global market.

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“We are very grateful for NSERC’s continued support and proud to be Canada’s first TAC for natural products and cannabis. Loyalist currently has more than 25 companies interested in applied research, and as our ARC transitions into a TAC, we will be able to meet their requirements while significantly extending our network to help more companies to innovate. Our Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students will have the advantage of being involved in ground-breaking research that propels Canada forward as the world leader in cannabis and natural product developments.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO

“It’s great to see this NSERC and CFI funding come through for Loyalist College’s launch of Canada’s first TAC for research in natural products and cannabis. Being able to conduct research in a state-of-the-art facility means that students working in the College’s ARC will be able to build up their expertise in product analysis; which can then be applied directly to commercial development. This is just the beginning of seeing a new series of natural products being designed, assessed, made and delivered from our region.” – Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte

“I am so proud to see the innovation that is driving research and economic development in our rural community through Loyalist College’s ARC. Innovation is key to Rural Sustainability and this investment will ensure that we are training the next generation in the latest technological advances. I congratulate them on their NSERC and CFI grant, and wish them all the best of success.” – Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington

“The Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to be a supporting partner with Loyalist College on this important initiative that is aligned with economic development opportunities and priorities in the region. The TAC will support industry research and innovation for companies in key industry sectors as well as helping students develop in-demand skills and experience. Congratulations to the team at Loyalist on launching this important project.” – Chris King, Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Economic Development Commission

 

SOURCE Loyalist College

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