Farmingdale, NY, Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long Blockchain Corp. (“LBCC”) (OTC Pink: LBCC) today announced the termination of its previously announced letter-of-intent to merge with Stran & Company, Inc. (“Stran”), a privately-held leading provider of comprehensive branding and incentive solutions. Stran informed Long Blockchain of its decision to not move forward with the proposed transaction after it became apparent that both sides would be unable to satisfy all necessary closing conditions in a reasonable amount of time.
Long Blockchain will continue to operate Stran Loyalty Group, an ongoing collaboration between Stran and LBCC focused on loyalty programs. In addition, Long Blockchain continues to operate its beverage subsidiary Long Island Brand Beverages until the completion of the previously announced sale of the business to ECC Ventures 2 Corp. The closing of a sale of the beverage subsidiary is subject to a number of conditions and there can be no assurance that the closing of the sale of the business will occur.
About Long Blockchain Corp.
Long Blockchain Corp. is the holding company for its wholly-owned subsidiaries Stran Loyalty Group and Long Island Brand Beverages. Stran Loyalty Group is a collaboration with Stran Promotional Solutions that began in 2018 and is focused on providing loyalty, incentive, reward and gift card programs to corporate and consumer brands. Long Island Brand Beverages operates in the non-alcohol ready-to-drink segment of the beverage industry under its flagship brand ‘The Original Long Island Brand Iced Tea®’. LBCC has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its beverage subsidiary.
Forward Looking Statements
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