The Very Good Food Company Announces the Receivership Order, Suspension of Trading and Board Member Resignation

January 17, 2023 2:47 PM EST | Source: The Very Good Food Company Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - January 17, 2023) - The Very Good Food Company Inc. (NASDAQ: VGFC) (TSXV: VERY) (FSE: OSI) ("VERY GOOD" or the "Company") announces that, on January 16, 2023, the Company was placed into receivership pursuant to an Order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. BDO Canada Limited (the "Receiver") was appointed as the Receiver and will shortly be commencing a sales process to solicit bids for the assets or a restructuring of the Company. During the receivership, the Company will continue to operate and a buyer will be sought for the Company on a going concern basis.

In connection with the appointment of a receiver, the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") will suspend trading in the Company's securities. The TSXV will proceed to delist the Company for Failure to Maintain Exchange Requirements. Further, the Company requested that the (NASDAQ: VGFC) be halted.

For further information, shareholders should consult the Receiver's website, which is anticipated to go live early next week:

VERY'S remaining board director Parimal Rana resigned effective upon granting of the Receivership Order.

About The Very Good Food Company Inc.

The Very Good Food Company Inc. is a plant-based food technology company that produces nutritious and delicious plant-based meat and cheese products under VERY GOOD's core brands: The Very Good Butchers and The Very Good Cheese Co.


Parimal Rana
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 855 472-9841

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