- Kuida is the first CBD skincare portfolio of products launched in Colombia from a federally approved cannabis company
- Company has fulfilled E.U. cosmetic product regulatory requirements for seven Kuida® products
- Initial UK import anticipated for Q4 2019
- Company has received a "no objection" letter from TSXV for distribution of the Kuida products in the UK
- UK skincare market estimated at US$3.8 billion in 2018 (Source: Euromonitor)
TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2019 - Khiron Life Sciences Corp. ("Khiron" or the "Company") (TSXV: KHRN), (OTCQB: KHRNF), (Frankfurt: A2JMZC), a vertically integrated cannabis leader with core operations in Latin America, announced today it has completed the EU cosmetic regulatory process for seven Kuida products, and has received a "no objection" letter from TSXV with respect to distribution of these products in the UK.
Tejinder Virk, President, Khiron Europe, commented, "The fulfillment of EU cosmetic regulatory requirements allows the Company to bring our proven product line into the sophisticated and growing European skincare market, where we expect to rapidly build and grow Kuida's market share. We will initially focus on import and marketing in UK, with our first sales expected in Q1 2020, before expanding to Spain, Germany and the broader European market, subject to the specific requirements of individual member states and TSXV approval."
Kuida®, the first consumer brand of Khiron's wellness business unit, brings the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) to a comprehensive portfolio of skin and body care products for women. Kuida was launched in Colombia in October 2018 through retail, wholesale and online channels and is now available nationwide and through e-commerce channels. As the Company expands Kuida® distribution in Europe, the brand will be a featured exhibitor at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2020, which attracted over 265,000 visitors in 2019 and is the largest such event to learn more about market leading products and to place orders.
For more information on Kuida® please visit https://kuidaskincare.com/en/
About Khiron Life Sciences Corp.
Khiron Life Sciences Corp. is positioned to be the dominant integrated cannabis company in Latin America. Khiron has core operations in Latin America and is fully licensed in Colombia for the cultivation, production, domestic distribution, and international export of both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) medical cannabis. The company delivers best in class regulatory compliance, has the first approved set of CBD cosmetic products on shelf in Colombia, and is currently facilitating testing to meet and surpass all license requirements for commercial cannabis derived products.
With a focused regional strategy and patient oriented approach, the Company combines global scientific expertise, agricultural advantages, branded product market entrance experience and education to drive prescription and brand loyalty to address priority medical conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, depression and anxiety in the Latin American market of over 620 million people. The Company is led by Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alvaro Torres, together with an experienced executive team, and a knowledgeable Board of Directors that includes former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox.
This press release may contain certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. All information contained herein that is not historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. Khiron undertakes no obligation to comment analyses, expectations or statements made by third-parties in respect of Khiron, its securities, or financial or operating results (as applicable). Although Khiron believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements in this press release are reasonable, such forward-looking statement has been based on expectations, factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Khiron's control, including the risk factors discussed in Khiron's Annual Information Form which is available on Khiron's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and are made as of the date hereof. Khiron disclaims any intention and has no obligation or responsibility, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
Further information in respect of the Company can be found at www.khiron.ca.
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Released October 15, 2019