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Cannabis industry conducting national lobbying this week to advocate for state-regulated cannabis programs and equitable treatment for legal businessesWashington, D.C., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
On Wednesday, cannabis business leaders with the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) joined members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol to draw attention to the success of regulated legal cannabis programs around the country and to advocate for policy reforms to protect the legal industry.
Lawmakers including Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Matthew Gaetz (R-FL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Jared Polis (D-CO) voiced their support for preventing the federal government from prosecuting businesses operating in compliance with state laws, as well as current legislative efforts to open access to financial services, create parity in the tax code for legal cannabis businesses, end racial disparity in marijuana enforcement, and expand access to medical cannabis for our nation’s veterans.
This event coincides with NCIA’s 8th Annual Lobby Days, during which more than 200 cannabis industry leaders representing 23 states and the District of Columbia met with hundreds of congressional offices to discuss the success of legal cannabis programs and promote policies that will end governmental discrimination against their industry.
“The states have already proven that replacing the criminal marijuana markets with tightly-regulated and transparent small businesses is working,” said Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. “Now the responsibility falls on Congress to reform federal laws so that the legal cannabis industry can be treated fairly, like any other legitimate business sector in the U.S.”
Also on Wednesday, NCIA is releasing a new report analyzing the progress made in states where cannabis is legal for medical and adult use. The report provides a detailed look at the economic and social impact of legal cannabis programs, success in reducing access for minors, ways to address continuing racial disparity in marijuana enforcement as well as access to legal business opportunities, and the need for fairness in banking and tax policy.
The full report is available at https://thecannabisindustry.org/2018StateProgressReport.
To arrange interviews with Cannabis Industry Lobby Days participants or NCIA staff, please contact email@example.com.
The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only one representing cannabis businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.
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Orkla ASA has today bought 580,000 Orkla shares through broker at an average price of NOK 73.7460 per share.
Orkla's total holding of treasury shares after this transaction is 7,641,933 shares.
Camposol's 1Q-2018 EBITDA amounted to USD 19.0 million, up 94.6% compared to the same period last year. EBITDA margin increased to 23.2% from 16.8% in 1Q-2018. Sales amounted to USD 82.2 million, up 41.3% compared to the same period last year due to higher volume and prices of blueberries and higher volumes of shrimps. As of March 31st, 2018, the Company maintained a cash balance of USD 42.5 million, Net Debt was USD 147.3 million, resulting in a Net leverage ratio of 1.1x.
The Company expects to continue its diversification strategy by: increasing production of the F&V Division (blueberries, avocados and tangerines), converting open ponds into intensive ponds in Marinasol, and strengthening relationship with clients adding value through commercial strategies, marketing and service initiatives.
Perspectives of long-term growth of fresh and healthy products are excellent. Avocado and blueberry consumption is growing, with headroom for increased per capita consumption in key markets. The Company expects good demand for its products in North America, Europe and Asia.
"During the first quarter of the year we maintained the growth trend as a result of our strategic decision to focus on fresh and healthy products and to develop a direct road to market. In order to achieve our vision of become the preferred global supplier of healthy, fresh and convenient food, we continued the internationalization of our agricultural operations by acquiring land and plantations of tangerines in Uruguay. We will keep executing our business plan in order to continue strengthening Camposol as a world class company" stated Jorge Ramirez Rubio, CEO of Camposol.
Mr. Andrés Colichón Sas, CFO, and Mr. Jossue Yesquen Lihim will host a conference call today, Wednesday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. (Lima). For details on the conference call, please see attached invitation details.
Please see the First Quarter 2018 Financial Results' report and presentation enclosed (or click on the links below of this release if received by e-mail).
For further information, please contact:
Andrés Colichón Sas, CFO
Jossue Yesquen, Deputy Manager of Investor Relations
Phone: +511 621 0800 Ext.: 7171
CAMPOSOL is a vertically integrated producer of branded fresh and healthy food that offers high quality, healthy and fresh food to consumers around the world, based on a sustainable management model. CAMPOSOL is organized into two main business units: Camposol Fruits and Vegetables (fresh produce) and Marinasol (aquaculture) and its portfolio includes superfoods like blueberries, avocados, shrimp, mandarins, among others. Additionally, our international commercial platform is responsible for the commercialization of the products of these two units, with offices in the US, The Netherlands and China.
CAMPOSOL guarantees the full traceability of its products and is committed to supporting sustainable development through social and environmental responsibility policies and projects intended to increase the shared-value for all its stakeholders. On the strength of this value proposition, CAMPOSOL's commercial offices have established long-term relationships with the top worldwide supermarket chains and service them directly.
CAMPOSOL is also an active member of the Global Compact since 2008. It presents annual Sustainability Reports aligned to the GRI Methodology and has achieved the following international certifications: BSCI, Global Gap, IFS, HACCP and BRC among others.
To learn more about CAMPOSOL please visit: www.camposol.com.pe
 EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. For a reconciliation of EBITDA to profit (loss) for the period/year and for Non-IFRS Measures and Other Information, see 1Q-2018 Camposol Holding Report.
 Net leverage ratio = (Gross debt - cash) / EBITDA
Prominent New York Wine & Spirits Retailer, Sherry-Lehmann Who Pioneered Algodon Wines Sales in Fall Of 2017, Places Follow-On Order at its Flagship Park Avenue Store
NEW YORK, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB:VINO), a collection of luxury assets, real estate holdings and premium wines in Argentina, has fulfilled a restocking order for its portfolio of award-winning Malbec wines from its partner and East Coast distributor, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, based on the success of its initial purchase order in 2017.
Sherry-Lehmann, established in 1934 and celebrating its 83rd year in business, showcases Algodon’s Malbec and Bonarda wines at its marquee store located at 505 Park Avenue at 59th Street in New York City. The Sherry-Lehmann store combines old-world charm with modern sophistication, and caters to seasoned wine lovers and beginners alike. They are renowned for a deep stock of fine wine and spirits from across the globe, helpful, knowledgeable staff, and an award-winning website. Algodon Fine Wines are available for sale in Sherry-Lehmann’s Marquee Park Ave store as well as through the Sherry-Lehmann online shop.
In conjunction with the recent success at Sherry-Lehmann, Algodon Group will host a dinner and wine event for its stockholders and partners to celebrate this historic sales milestone. The event will be held at Aretsky’s Patroon (160 E 46th Street, New York) on June 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time. To RSVP, please contact Chris Tyson at (949) 491-8235 or email your request to email@example.com.
“We are proud to announce that our partner Sherry-Lehmann has placed a restocking order for Algodon fine wines after swiftly selling out of its initial shipment,” said Scott Mathis, Algodon’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “This success was made possible through the hard work of the entire Algodon Fine Wines team, whose passion for wine has positioned us as a leading producer of Argentine wines. We look forward to continuing to serve Sherry-Lehmann, alongside the rest of our esteemed distributors, as they continue to grow their sales of Algodon fine wines.”
“We are pleased to report that Algodon’s portfolio of fine wines has been a popular choice among our highly-selective client base,” said Chris Adams, Chairman and CEO of Sherry-Lehmann. “Our partnership with Algodon has been profitable for all parties and we look forward to continued cooperation and growth.”
“Our entire team is so pleased to see Algodon Fine Wines continuing to garner high praise for their core Malbec and Malbec blend varietal wines, as well as their other red varietals and blends,” said James Galtieri, Seaview Import’s president and CEO. “Of course, it’s very exciting to see this reflected directly in sales and demand for Algodon Wines. We feel privileged to represent the award-winning wines from Algodon, and are enthusiastic about Algodon’s future potential in the U.S. market."
Algodon Fine Wines, founded in 2007, is one of the most exciting and dynamic wine brands emerging from Argentina. Located in San Rafael, Mendoza, in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Pintadas, Algodon produces a full range of premium wines from land holdings that include noted parcels of pre-phylloxera vineyards dating back to the 1940s. Over 325 acres of vines go back as far as 1946 and produce exceptional fruit on sandy and clay loam.
Algodon Fine Wines are handcrafted by the brilliant winemaker, Mauro Nosenzo, and advised by Master of Wine, Anthony Foster. Algodon’s goal is to produce premium wines utilizing ecofriendly, organic inspired approaches, combined with the best modern winemaking technology. Algodon recently appointed Seaview Imports as its sole U.S. agent and importer of Algodon's complete portfolio of fine wines produced in the San Rafael, Mendoza wine region of Argentina.
Algodon's premium wines have received a number of top awards and ratings from the world’s foremost tasting competitions. On October 19, 2016, Algodon was awarded a gold medal in the Global Malbec Masters 2016 Wine Competition for its 2012 Black Label Malbec, a competition comprised of Masters of Wine & Master Sommeliers. Algodon’s Black Label Reserve Wines represent the best from Algodon Fine Wines, selected from 70 year old vines, micro-vinified (small batch vinification) and matured in French oak.
In addition to over 330 points of sale throughout Argentina, Algodon Fine Wines are also distributed in Germany, Switzerland, Guernsey, U.K., the Netherlands and the United States.
In conjunction with the restocking of Algodon Fine Wines with Sherry-Lehmann, Algodon Group will be offering shareholders of record a 25% discount on all Algodon Fine Wine purchases through the Sherry-Lehmann on-line wine shop, utilizing PROMO CODE: VINO1234. For more information and to pre-order your favorite Algodon Fine Wines, please click here.
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