Burcon Announces Appointment of Debora Fang to Its Board of Directors

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 6, 2020) - Burcon NutraScience Corporation  (TSX: BU) (OTCQB: BUROF) ("Burcon"), a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins, is pleased to announce that Ms. Debora Fang has been appointed to its board of directors.

Ms. Fang has 20 years' experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry, across mergers and acquisitions, strategy, finance and marketing roles for Unilever (London, UK), Danone (Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands), Kraft Foods (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and as a consultant for Bain & Company (Los Angeles, USA). While at Unilever as VP Mergers & Acquisitions, Ms. Fang was responsible for a range of acquisitions and disposals in the foods, ice cream and tea categories, leading multidisciplinary teams and covering a global scope. She is now an independent advisor for private equity and strategic clients in the food arena as well as a private investor. Ms. Fang holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, Chairman of Burcon's board of directors said, "I am very pleased to have Debora join our board of directors. Her extensive experience and knowledge in the food industry will be valuable assets to Burcon now and in the future."

About Burcon NutraScience Corporation

Burcon is a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins. With over 285 issued patents and more than 250 additional patent applications, that have been developed over a span of more than twenty years, Burcon has grown an extensive portfolio of composition, application, and process patents covering novel plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp, sunflower seed and more. In 2019, Merit Functional Foods Corporation was established in a joint venture by Burcon and three veteran food industry executives. Merit Foods is building a state-of-the-art protein production facility in Manitoba, Canada, where it will produce, under license, Burcon's novel pea and canola protein ingredients. For more information visit www.burcon.ca.

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Investor Contact
Paul Lam
Manager, Business Development
Burcon NutraScience Corporation
Tel (604) 733-0896, Toll-free (888) 408-7960
plam@burcon.ca www.burcon.ca

Media Contact:
Steve Campbell, APR
President
Campbell & Company Public Relations
Tel (604) 888-5267
TECH@CCOM-PR.COM

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