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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agra Ventures Ltd. (“AGRA” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (OTC: AGFAF) (FRA: PU31), a growth-oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry, is pleased to provide the voting results from its Annual General & Special Meeting ('AGM') that was held today in Vancouver, British Columbia. A total of 947,584 common shares of the Company were voted, representing 3.81% of Agra's outstanding shares. Shareholders voted in favour of all applicable items of business set before the meeting, as follows:
| || Percentage of Votes Cast |
| Number of Directors || % For || % Against |
| Number of Directors to be set at four (4) || 93.70% || 6.30% |
| Election of directors || % For || % of Votes Withheld |
| Elise Coppens || 89.87% || 10.13% |
| Brian O'Neill || 67.10% || 32.90% |
| Fiona Fitzmaurice || 90.13% || 9.87% |
| Anthony Carnevale || 92.70% || 7.30% |
| Appointment of Auditor || % For || % of Votes Withheld |
| To Appoint Baker Tilly LLP, Chartered Accountants as auditor of the Company for the ensuing year and to authorize the directors to fix their remuneration. || 98.68% || 1.32% |
| Re-approval of Stock Option Plan || % For || % Against |
| To re-approve by ordinarily resolution the 10% rolling stock option plan of the Company, as more particularly described in the Information Circular. || 81.15% || 18.85% |
| Approve Restricted Share Unit Plan || % For || % Against |
| To approve the Company's 10% restricted share unit plan, as more particularly described in the accompanying Information Circular. |
| 78.75%* || 21.23% |
*As disinterested shareholder approval is required for this agenda item, the percentage was calculated after excluding management's common shares from the voting.
Elise Coppens, Brian O'Neill, and Fiona Fitzmaurice were all re-elected to the Board of Directors at the AGM. Additionally, a new director, Anthony Carnevale, was elected to the Board.
Anthony Carnevale is an established cannabis industry professional and entrepreneur. Before entering the cannabis space, Anthony spent nearly a decade as a sommelier and winemaker in Ontario's wine industry. Capitalizing on his strong background in hospitality management, he began his career in cannabis as the General Manager of one of Canada's oldest cannabis lounges, Vapor Central. He has guest lectured on cannabis hospitality and tourism at George Brown College since 2019 and is a founding member of the Canadian Cannabis Tourism Alliance. During the COVID pandemic, he founded Canada's first mobile cannabis accessory cleaning company, Clean Piece. The company focuses on eco-friendly cleaning techniques and has cleaned more than 10,000 bongs, pipes, and vaporizers since its inception. Most recently, he has taken on a marketing leadership role for a Canadian vaporizer hardware distributor named Calyx Labs. Anthony is highly involved in Canada's cannabis community and is extremely passionate about helping legacy cannabis professionals transition into the legal industry.
Elise Coppens, Chair of the Board, said,“I would like to welcome Anthony Carnevale as a new director of the Company. His collective knowledge and experience are expected to add value to our current Board of Directors. It is an exciting time for AGRA and I am confident that the changes enacted at our AGM will help to create shareholder value in the future. I would also like to thank the outgoing directors, Jerry Habuda and Joseph Perino, for their service to the Company.”
About Agra Ventures Ltd.
Agra Ventures is a growth-oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry. The company is dedicated to the cultivation, distribution and marketing of high-quality cannabis and cannabis-infused products worldwide. Agra Ventures' primary asset in Canada is Boundary Bay Cannabis located in Delta, BC, which is one of the largest cannabis greenhouse facilities focused on the cost-optimized cultivation of high-potency cannabis. Abroad, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Farmako GmbH, is focused on becoming Europe's leading distributor of medical cannabis. Farmako currently has active product distribution operations in Germany and is fully licensed in the United Kingdom.
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SOURCE: Agra Ventures Ltd.
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