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Green Thumb Industries appoints new board members

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(Globe Newswire) Chicago and Vancouver — Green Thumb Industries Inc., a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of RISE Dispensaries, today announced that Richard Reisin and Hannah (Buchan) Ross have been appointed to its board of directors as independent members, effective September 20, 2023.

Reisin will serve on the audit committee and Ross will serve on the audit and compensation committees of the board. The appointments bring the company’s board of directors to a total of nine members.

“We are thrilled to expand our board and welcome Richard and Hannah to the team,” said Green Thumb Founder, chairman and CEO, Ben Kovler. “Richard has extensive experience in operations, legal, finance and accounting, while Hannah brings deep expertise in branding, capital markets, investments, finance, and operations with a focus on the cannabis industry. Both individuals will bring valuable insights and perspectives to the Board, and we look forward to the positive impact they will have on the business as we prepare for the future of cannabis in the United States including a potential listing on a major U.S. exchange.”

Reisin formerly served as executive vice president and director at Carylon Corporation, a national organization of industry-leading, regional operating companies that offer a wide range of specialized services including sewer maintenance, industrial services, and water management for municipalities, utilities, and industrial companies.

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Prior to that, Reisin was a CPA and director at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd., where he specialized in accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services for privately held businesses in a variety of industries including construction, distribution, broker dealers, manufacturing, and service businesses.

“I am excited to join the Board of the leading company in cannabis,” said Reisin. “The management team at Green Thumb has a proven track record of focused execution, consistently strong results, and the best balance sheet in the industry. I look forward to leveraging my experience to help the business continue to prosper.”

Ross is the COO of Edie Parker, the leading female-founded lifestyle, fashion, and cannabis brand. She oversees the growth strategy and operations of the company, including direct management of the finance, sales, and marketing functions. Since 2018, Ross has also been a Partner at Beehouse, an investment firm that has allocated over $300 million to the legal cannabis industry. Prior to that, Ross worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, advising companies on equity capital markets, including IPOs, up listings, spin-offs, follow-on transactions, and mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare and consumer/retail sectors.

“Not only does Green Thumb have an impressive financial foundation, but it also has the best brand portfolio in the industry,” said Ross. “I am eager to utilize my expertise to contribute to the continued growth of the Company, which is well-positioned for success over the medium and long term.”

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