Organigram Holdings Inc. (“Organigram” or the “Company”) (TSX: OGI; NASDAQ: OGI), announced that BAT has designated Ms. Caroline Ferland as a nominee to Organigram’s board of directors (the “Board”). Caroline Ferland is a lawyer with extensive international experience assisting multinational companies to operate with confidence and integrity in highly regulated and high-risk environments. As the first Group Head of Business Conduct and Compliance for BAT, Caroline led the design and implementation of BAT’s global compliance and ethics programme (BAT operates in more than 150 jurisdictions across the world). Caroline is also experienced in managing strategic litigation and regulatory investigations. She was awarded the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad.E) recognition by the Quebec Bar in 2014. Previously, she chaired the Board of Directors of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and of the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique. She was also a Director of other Boards, such as the Fondation Marie-Vincent, the Barreau du Québec and the Barreau de Montréal. Ms. Ferland is a Chartered Director (C.Dir) and recognized Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC). Caroline holds a BA in Economics from Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a B.C.L. and an LL.B Law from McGill University. Ms. Ferland’s appointment brings the Company’s total number of directors to ten.
“We are thrilled to welcome Caroline to our Board of Directors. Her extensive experience in legal and regulatory matters combined with experience with BAT will be a tremendous asset to our Board”, said Peter Amirault, Board Chair, Organigram.
About Organigram Holdings Inc.
Organigram Holdings Inc. is a NASDAQ Global Select Market and TSX listed company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries include: Organigram Inc. and Laurentian Organic Inc., licensed producers of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in Canada, and The Edibles and Infusions Corporation, a licensed manufacturer of cannabis-infused soft chews in Canada.
Organigram is focused on producing high-quality, cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company’s global footprint. Organigram has also developed and acquired a portfolio of legal adult-use recreational cannabis brands, including Edison, Big Bag O’ Buds, SHRED, SHRED’ems, Monjour, Laurentian, Tremblant Cannabis and Trailblazer. Organigram operates facilities in Moncton, New Brunswick and Lac-Supérieur, Quebec, with a dedicated edibles manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Company is regulated by the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations (Canada).
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