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The Company Has Launched a Search Process Subsequent to Former CEO and Director Robert Meister Stepping Down From His Roles
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KetamineOne Capital Limited (“Ketamine One” or the “Company”) (NEO: MEDI) (OTC: KONEF) (Frankfurt: MY0), a company focused on consolidating medical clinics and becoming a North American leader in mental health treatments, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has appointed Adam Deffett as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective July 7, 2021. Mr. Deffett will continue to perform his duties as VP Capital Markets while holding the title of Interim CEO. Ketamine One’s former CEO, Robert Meister, has stepped down and also resigned from the Board to facilitate the Company’s pursuit of its new strategy subsequent to its previously announced name change. Ketamine One has launched on a search process to identify appropriate candidates and ultimately hire a permanent CEO to lead the Company, which it expects to complete in the coming months.
“I would like to thank Robert for stewarding the transition of the Company from an investment issuer under the name of Myconic Capital Corp. to a company dedicated to mental healthcare and the rebrand to Ketamine One,” said Adam Deffett, Interim CEO of Ketamine One. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity to lead Ketamine One during this exciting time as we execute on our vision of becoming a leader in mental health and wellness across North America. We are fortunate to have a leadership team with great depth, decades of operating experience and detailed knowledge of our businesses. Our team is working hard to establish Ketamine One as the preeminent mental health platform for patients, by aggregating existing medical clinics and establishing new locations, while supporting KGK Science as a leading clinical research organization and implementing leading technologies throughout the organization wherever possible,” added Mr. Deffett.
Adam Deffett is a senior capital markets professional with over 15 years of experience in the Canadian equity markets. Mr. Deffett began his career at RBC Capital Markets and has held senior positions in both sales and trading at various Canadian banks and independent dealers. He has extensive experience in capital raising, shareholder communication and capital markets strategy. Mr. Deffett graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a CFA Charterholder.
As consideration for Mr. Deffett’s appointment to Interim CEO, the Company has granted an aggregate of 200,000 stock options to purchase up to 200,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $1.55 per common share for a period of five years from the date of grant, pursuant to its stock option plan that was approved by shareholders on Feb. 21, 2021. Fifty per cent of the options vest four months from the date of grant, with the remaining 50 per cent of the options vesting 12 months after the date of the grant. The option grant is subject to acceptance by the NEO Exchange.
ABOUT KETAMINE ONE
KetamineOne Capital Limited (formerly Myconic Capital Corp.) is a company focused on consolidating medical clinics and becoming a North American leader in mental health treatments. It is working to provide the critical infrastructure needed to develop and deliver breakthrough mental health treatments. Currently, Ketamine One has a network of 16 clinics across North America, with plans to further consolidate the highly fragmented industry. The recent addition of KGK Science Inc. as the Company’s contract research division also places the company at the forefront of premium clinical research based on its 23-year history and extensive experience in pharmaceuticals, cannabis, and the emerging psychedelic medicine industries. As a collective enterprise, Ketamine One is dedicated to helping solve the growing need for safe and accessible mental health therapy.
On behalf of:
Adam Deffett, Interim CEO
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