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Aqualitas Announces Addition of Kyle Atkinson as Director of Medical Sales and Client Care

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BEDFORD, Nova Scotia, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aqualitas Inc. (Aqualitas) announced today that Kyle Atkinson has joined its management team as Director of Medical Sales and Client Care. In this new role, Kyle will lead the company's client acquisition strategy and development of its client care program. Kyle will also work closely with physicians, researchers and allied health professionals in their support of patients requiring cannabis for medical purposes.

Aqualitas Announces Addition of Kyle Atkinson as Director of Medical Sales and Client Care
Kyle Atkinson, Director of Medical Sales and Client Care, Aqualitas Inc.



Kyle brings with him considerable experience in working in the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries. As co-founder and former president of Trauma Healing Centers, Kyle opened eight clinics and affiliate clinics and recruited physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, dietitians and massage therapists. In the four years under his leadership, Trauma Healing Centers served approximately 7,500 patients and had a particular focus on meeting the needs of veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.

"We are fortunate to have Kyle joining our team and leading the building of our relationships with physicians and allied health professionals as well as overseeing our client acquisition and education programs," says CEO, Myrna Gillis. "His extensive background in business development coupled with his tremendous success in senior leadership roles makes Kyle a unique and invaluable addition to Aqualitas and one that will not only benefit our company, but even more importantly, our client community."

"I am very excited to be joining such a talented and professional team at Aqualitas. I am also very proud to contribute to the success of such a unique and important company based in Nova Scotia.  Having grown up 40 minutes away from the Aqualitas facility I am extremely motivated to play a key role in Aqualitas's growth in the medical cannabis space and to help stimulate the economy in Nova Scotia's south shore region," says Kyle.

Aqualitas anticipates having cannabis products ready for market in the coming months. The facility's current annual growth at capacity is projected at 10,000 kg and expansion has begun which will move the company towards its goal of becoming one of the largest licensed producers of organically grown cannabis in Canada.

About Aqualitas

Aqualitas is a licensed producer of cannabis in Canada. Aqualitas's award-winning proprietary aquaponic growing platform combines horticulture and fish farming, creating a mutually beneficial closed-loop system. The result is a cultivation process that requires 50% less energy, 90% less water and no synthetic chemicals – producing safe, consistent, all-natural, quality cannabis. Aqualitas is the first Canadian licensed producer to achieve status as Clean Green Certified, a recognition of its commitment to organic management practices, compliance, quality and sustainability. Aqualitas products are expected to be available for sale in the medical cannabis marketplace this fall and its adult-use products will be available through licensed retailers under our brand name, Reef.

Media Contact

Nancy Stapleton, Communications Manager Tel: 902-835-2784 Cell: 902-266-3389
email: nstapleton@aqualitas.ca

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION: Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation relating, but not limited to, the Company's expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements.

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