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Generation Next Names Ryan Polk as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Generation Next Franchise Brands (VEND) announced Ryan Polk as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Polk began working for Generation Next as a consultant in early January and was tasked with improving the supplier relationships and increasing the production of quality kiosks for the Company’s flagship Reis & Irvy’s brand. This month, he joins the management team as a full-time employee. Polk replaces Art Budman as CFO who is leaving the Company.

“I appreciate the contributions made by Art to the Company during his time here and wish him all the best. Fortunately, we have been able to make a managed transition of the Company’s financial leadership. Ryan made an immediate impact on our business from day one,” said the Company’s CEO, Nick Yates. “Beyond finance, his operations experience and leadership presence have expanded our capacity to deliver the Reis & Irvy’s robots and to take advantage of new growth opportunities.”

Polk, who has a twenty-four year career in consumer products, had this to say about joining the Company, “I am thrilled to be part of the team bringing to market new unattended retail concepts. The Company has a solid product development pipeline but right now the focus is squarely on meeting the high demand for Reis & Irvy’s robots.”

Polk has held President, CFO, and COO positions with founder and private equity owned consumer products companies with revenues above $150 million. Before joining the Company, Polk served as the CFO and COO of Cellpoint Corporation whose principal business was the reclamation and recycling of Apple and Samsung mobile device parts for the major US mobile carriers. The previous six years, he filled executive roles in the portfolio companies owned by LDI, a family office based in Indianapolis. LDI actively managed investments in distribution, light manufacturing, and supply chain management. He led the mergers and acquisition team for LDI as well. Polk also served as the Vice President Corporate FP&A for Brightpoint, a publicly traded, Fortune 100 mobile device logistics company, based in Indianapolis prior to its sale to Ingram Micro. He has 18 consecutive years of experience working with international employees, customers, and suppliers. He is an alum of Ernst & Young.

For more information, visit the Reis & Irvy’s website at www.reisandirvys.com or call Toll-Free (888) 902-7558.

Generation NEXT Website: www.gennextbrands.com

About Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc.

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is a publicly traded company on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol OTCBB: VEND. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. is parent company to Reis and Irvy’s, Inc. and 19 Degrees Corporate Service, LLC

About Reis & Irvy’s, Inc.

Reis & Irvy’s, Inc. is a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (VEND). Launched in early 2016, the revolutionary Reis & Irvy’s Vending Robot serves seven different flavors of frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbets and gelatos, a choice of up to six custom toppings and to customers within 60 seconds or less at the point of sale. The unique franchise opportunity has since established itself as a high-demand product and currently showcases a franchise network both domestically as well as internationally.

About 19 Degrees Corporate Service, LLC

19 Degrees Corporate Service, LLC is a Company-managed portfolio that will consist of Reis & Irvy’s kiosks situated at high-value locations in markets where Reis & Irvy’s does not have independent franchisees.  Members of 19 Degrees Corporate Service, LLC generally will not participate in the operations of the LLC. Routine stockings, service, and cleaning of the robotic kiosks will be performed by trusted independent service providers under contract with the Company and its subsidiary. Any net cash proceeds from the kiosks will be distributed to the members on a quarterly basis, providing an opportunity for passive income. Member ownership units in the LLC will be issued under the registration exemption Rule 506(c) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 and will be available only to accredited investors. Interested accredited investors who qualify can contact our CEO, Nick Yates, at nick@gennextbrands.com for more information.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. No Reis & Irvy’s franchises will be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning our future financial performance, including statements regarding: our ability to generate revenue and recognize deferred revenue; our ability to timely launch delivery and installation of our frozen yogurt robots; and our ability to grow our franchising and licensing divisions and launch our corporate-owned and direct sales platforms. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and the industry in which it operates using information currently available to it. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “propose,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “may,” “estimates,” variations of such words and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2018, our Quarterly Reports, and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. Be advised that developments subsequent to this press release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated and the Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact:
Andrew Beach
Andrew.beach@gennextbrands.com