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Phivida Holdings Inc. Announces Director Departure and Appointment of New Independent Director

VANCOUVER and SAN DIEGO , Oct. 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA OTCQX: PHVAF) ("Phivida" or the "Company") announces that John Caruso , an independent director of the Company, has resigned as as director.  The board has appointed John Di Girolamo to the Company's board of directors as a new independent director of the Company.

Jim Bailey , Chief Executive Officer and a director, commented: "On behalf of management of the Company, we are grateful for the contributions of Mr. Caruso during his tenure as a director and we wish him well in the future.  I would also like to welcome Mr. Di Girolamo to our board, and we look forward to his valuable insight and perspective as a seasoned business professional with significant business experience in corporate finance and M&A."

John Di Girolamo is the Managing Partner of Liberty North Capital Corp., an independent, boutique investment bank focusing on finance and advisory services for both private and public companies.  Mr. Di Girolamo brings a wealth of capital market expertise having worked in the industry for 20 years. He has been an active investor and advisor to companies in the cannabis sector, and also acts as a director and President at Starling Brands, a manufacturer of premium cannabis products in California . Prior to founding Liberty North Capital, Mr. Di Girolamo held roles in trading and wealth management.

ABOUT Phivida Holdings Inc.

Phivida is headquartered in Vancouver, BC with operations in San Diego, CA. Phivida is a premium functional food and beverage company focused on whole plant nutrition and natural ingredients that help best maintain overall health and balance in the human body. The Company infuses active hemp extract/CBD into a variety of premium beverages and personal care products for everyday health. Phivida embraces and celebrates a return to organic, natural, plant-based foods and beverages, with a focus on holistic health and wellness. Phivida's vision is to become the leader in whole-plant solutions by providing holistic remedies for a more natural alternative to pharmaceuticals, and guiding people toward a vibrant, healthy life. For more information, visit phivida.com.

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SOURCE Phivida Holdings Inc.


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