VANCOUVER BC, January 21, 2022 – Veji Holdings Ltd.(CSE:VEJI) (OTC: VEJIF) (“the Company” or “Veji”), a North American online marketplace for plant-based and sustainable products, is pleased to announce that the Company’s common shares (the “Common Shares”) will begin trading on the OTCQB market (the “OTCQB”) effective as of January 21, 2022 under the symbol “VEJIF”. The Common Shares will continue to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) under the symbol “VEJI”.
Veji has filed for eligibility for electronic clearing and settlement of the Common Shares through the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) in the United States and expects to receive a response in the coming weeks. Veji will provide an update once it obtains eligibility from DTC.
DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, and manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies. Securities that are eligible to be electronically cleared and settled through the DTC are considered “DTC eligible.” This electronic method of clearing securities speeds up the receipt of stock and cash, and thus accelerates the settlement process for investors.
“We are very pleased to have received approval from OTC Markets Group to trade our shares on the OTCQB and we look forward to receiving DTC eligibility in the near future as we start our US investor awareness campaign. We launched Veji in the US in the last year and have developed significant US commercial operations through Shopveji.com and our recent acquisitions of VeganEssentiials.com and VEDGEco.com. We view being able to trade on the OTCQB as an important aspect of developing a following with US investors,” said Kory Zelickson, CEO of Veji.
About Veji Holdings Inc.
Headquartered in Kelowna B.C, Veji is a unified digital marketplace and fulfillment platform featuring thousands of plant-based and sustainable-living products from a growing list of hundreds of vendors. The platform offers an easy-to-use, omnichannel experience for both vendors and buyers, leveraging big data and artificial intelligence to elegantly connect brands with a targeted consumer base, both organically and through specialized marketing programs. Dynamic fulfillment services empower brands to offer tier-one service, with ongoing engagement being driven through features like smart lists, subscription programs, reordering functions, sampling programs, and more.
The Company also owns and operates U.S.-based Veg Essentials LLC (“Vegan Essentials”), which operates VeganEssentials.com. A staple of the plant-based community, Vegan Essentials was established in 1997 and contributes more than 20 years of consumer insight, data, and buying power. VeganEssentials.com was awarded best online vegan store from 2005-2018, as well as best online vegan grocer from 2018-2021 by VegNews Magazine.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Kory Zelickson, Director and CEO
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