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09-Jan-2019

Green Relief Welcomes John Durfy as Interim CEO

Green Relief Welcomes John Durfy as Interim CEO

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HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 9, 2019

HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Green Relief Inc., Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis using aquaponics as a growing method, announced today that current CEO and co-founder of Green Relief, Warren Bravo, will be stepping down and welcoming John Durfy as interim CEO.

Green Relief anticipates a brief transitional period of approximately one month, during which Mr. Durfy will be debriefed on current operations and updated on the continuity of Green Relief.

"I'm excited to welcome Mr. Durfy as our interim CEO. His exceptional abilities in Finance and the Public Market space will surely be an amazing asset and addition to our already well-rounded management team, " says Bravo. "I'm extremely proud of the work we've accomplished here at Green Relief, building a team that is second to none in this industry. I feel that, with our exponential growth and financial focus as we enter the public markets, the growth has exceeded my capacity in taking our company to the next level."

"Ensuring investor confidence and corporate growth in areas that may be outside of my immediate expertise has fuelled my decision to step down," says Bravo.

As a co-founder, Bravo will continue to play an integral role within the organization as Director of Operations & Business Development to assist in expanding Green Relief's global opportunities.

"My true strength lies in ensuring our sustainable aquaponics growing methods advance in this new and exciting industry," says Bravo, "with a focus on continuing to explore the true medicinal value of medical cannabis as an effective solution for our clients' needs while bringing value to our investor community."

About John Durfy

John Durfy joins Green Relief as interim CEO, with a diverse experiential background in managing Canadian/Global portfolios, alternative strategies and financial/business strategy. Currently a Board Member of Green Relief, and previously a Chief Investment Officer for a hedge fund as well as CIO and Board Member at Cannabis Growth Opportunity Corp, Mr. Durfy will bring his extensive leadership experience to Green Relief, managing, building and leading portfolio/financial strategy teams.

About Green Relief

Based in Hamilton, Ont., Green Relief is Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis using aquaponics to sustainably grow its plants. Aquaponics is a closed-loop system that combines aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics (the soilless cultivation of plants). As a result, aquaponics uses up to 90 percent less water than conventional agriculture, while also producing 10 times the crop yield per hectare, and an end product free from synthetic fertilizers and harmful pesticides. Additionally, once the system's fish reach market size, Green Relief donates the protein source to a food rescue service that delivers meals to those in need. Over the last three years, Green Relief has donated more than 40,000 fish through this initiative. At Green Relief, the mission is simple: helping patients improve their quality of life while also being environmentally responsible, and giving back to the community. Green Relief is a privately held company with plans to go public in early 2019.

SOURCE Green Relief Inc.

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