Thu, 13 May 2021

Empower Announces DTC Eligibility

ACCESSWIRE
15 Apr 2021, 17:38 GMT+10

Company Stock Is Now More Accessible to U.S. Investors

VANCOUVER B.C. / ACCESSWIRE / April 15, 2021 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(FRA:8EC)(OTC PINK:EPWCF) ('Empower' or the 'Company') an integrated healthcare company - serving patients through medical centers, telemedicine platforms and a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory processing thousands of COVID-19 specimens - is pleased to announce it is now eligible for Depository Trust Company ('DTC') services in relation to Empower's listing on the OTC.

United States investors may now more easily trade Empower's OTC stock (OTC PINK:EPWCF) in addition to Empower's listing on the CSE (CSE:CBDT) and (FRA:8EC).

'Convenience is a core part of Empower's overall strategy for our approach to integrated healthcare, so our capital markets strategy should be the same. I'm thrilled that trading Empower's shares will now be easier for existing and potential shareholders in the U.S.,' said Steven McAuley, Chairman & CEO of Empower. 'Empower has a strong and growing presence in the United States market operationally as well as for investors. We're confident that we will see enhanced trading liquidity as a result of our DTC eligibility.'

DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), one of the world's largest securities depositories that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies. Empower is now eligible to be electronically cleared and settled through the DTC and is therefore considered 'DTC eligible'. This electronic method of clearing securities streamlines the process of trading, enhances liquidity, and provides direct access to investors and brokers in the U.S. OTC capital markets.

This press release is available on the Empower Clinics Verified Forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussion, questions and engagement with management https://agoracom.com/ir/EmpowerClinics

ABOUT EMPOWER:

Empower is an integrated healthcare company that provides body and mind wellness for patients through its clinics, with digital and telemedicine care, and world-class medical diagnostics laboratories. Supported by an experienced leadership team, Empower is aggressively growing its clinical and digital presence across North America. Our Health & Wellness and Diagnostics & Technology business units are positioned to positively impact the integrated health of our patients, while simultaneously providing long term value for our shareholders.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

CONTACT:

Investors:
Steven McAuley
CEO
s.mcauley@empowerclinics.com
604-789-2146

Tamara Mason
Business Development & Communications
t.mason@empowerclinics.com
416-671-5617

DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain 'forward-looking statements' or 'forward-looking information' (collectively 'forward looking statements') within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as 'plans', 'continues', 'expects', 'projects', 'intends', 'believes', 'anticipates', 'estimates', 'may', 'will', 'potential', 'proposed' and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions 'may' or 'will' occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory; the transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Kai Medical Laboratory, Sun Valley's franchise model; launch of new healthcare centers and the occurrence thereof; that the Company can bring healthcare to millions of Canadians; that new healthcare services can be added and that the Company will be positioned to be a market- leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2020 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that Kai Medical Laboratory will successfully win any US Government RFP; that the MedX Health pilot program will be successful; that Empower will place the MedX Health teledermatology product in health centers in North America; that the Company's products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse effect on the Company's business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; that the Company will be able to commence and/or complete build-outs and tenants improvements for Canadian clinics or Kai Medical Laboratory expansion in 2Q 2021; that general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company's control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.



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