Akanda Corp Announces Settlement Agreement with Former CEO Tejinder Virk

May 13, 2024 5:26 PM EDT | Source: Akanda Corp

London, United Kingdom--(Newsfile Corp. - May 13, 2024) - Akanda Corp. (NASDAQ: AKAN) ("Akanda" or the "Company"), today announced a settlement agreement with former chief executive officer and director, Tejinder Virk, concluding a series of disputes that commenced following Mr. Virk's resignation on February 3, 2023.

The settlement resolves all outstanding claims and disputes Mr. Virk had with the Company and its subsidiaries, providing a clear path forward and allowing all parties to focus on their future endeavors without the overhang of previous disagreements.

Katharyn Field, Chief Executive Officer of Akanda Corp, commented, "Our decision to settle is in the best interest of everyone involved. It allows us to continue dedicating our resources and attention to strategic priorities without distraction."

The agreement includes a waiver of all claims related to Mr. Virk's employment and its termination. Any queries relating to the settlement should be addressed to the Company's UK counsel, Paul McAleavey of Girlings Solicitors LLP.

About Akanda Corp.

Akanda is an international medical cannabis and wellness platform company seeking to help people lead better lives through improved access to high quality and affordable products. Akanda's portfolio includes CanMart, a UK-based fully licensed pharmaceutical importer and distributor which supplies pharmacies and clinics within the UK. The Company's seed-to-patient supply chain also includes partnerships Cellen Life Sciences' Leva Clinic, one of the first fully digital pain clinics in the UK. Akanda also acquired the right to develop a Canadian farming property in British Columbia, including farming land and related operations and licenses. The Company plans to develop THC and cannabinoid (CBD) facilities at this site.

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