Next Green Wave Appoints Curtis Floyd to Its Board of Directors

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 1, 2021) - Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. (CSE: NGW) (OTCQX: NXGWF) ("Next Green Wave", "NGW" or the "Company") the Company is pleased to confirm the appointment of Curtis Floyd to NGW's Board of Directors.

Mr. Floyd joins the Next Green Wave Board of Directors with an outstanding track record in business, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Currently, Mr. Floyd is:

  • a practicing attorney with The Law Offices of Curtis Floyd, holding an economics degree from UCLA and a law degree from Stanford, and;

  • a member of the Board of Directors of Mission Bank, a publicly traded community bank, headquartered in Central California. In addition to being a Board Member, Mr. Floyd is also a founder of Mission Bank, where he has served as the Chair of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees, and as a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. Since its formation in 1999, Mission Bank has grown from a single branch with approximately US$5 million in assets to a chain that is now located in seven (7) cities around California, with assets in excess of US$1 billion.

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Action Partnership of Kern, a community service organization located in Central California, with an annual budget of US$45 million and over 900 employees.

During his legal career, Mr. Floyd has counseled numerous business owners on business formation, structuring, expansion, financing, compliance and litigation. Personally, Curtis has founded or invested in a vast array of diverse private business ventures, including, but not limited to, educational services, restaurants, farming, real estate development and construction. Curtis has invested in both private and public cannabis enterprises and currently owns over 5% of the outstanding shares of Next Green Wave, which places him in alignment with NGW Shareholders.

The Company has granted 850,000 stock options to Mr. Floyd under its stock option plan, exercisable at a price of CDN$0.50 per share, with an expiry date of five years, and will vest 25% every 6 months for a period of two years.

"Mr. Floyd's diverse experience in business, governance, banking, risk management and California cannabis makes him a perfect addition to the Next Green Wave board to help guide the Company to the next level. We could not be more excited to have him join our team." - Michael Jennings, CEO Next Green Wave

Unrelated to the above, the Company has granted 850,000 stock options under its stock option plan exercisable at a price of CDN$0.50 per share, with an expiry date of five years, to multiple contractors, where the vesting conditions are contingent on internal 2022 sales targets, none of which can vest before Dec 31, 2022.

About Next Green Wave

Next Green Wave is an integrated premium seed-to-shelf craft cannabis producer offering products through its in-house brand portfolio and wholesale flower for other large cannabis manufacturers. The Company owns and operates a 35,000 sq. ft. indoor facility in Coalinga, CA, which is home to our nursery, cultivation, distribution, and packaging business. Marketing, product design, and formulation are produced in-house; please follow along at or on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

For more information regarding Next Green Wave please contact:

Matthew Jewell
Tel: +1 (604) 684-6844

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