Long Blockchain Corp. Forms Blockchain Strategy Committee

Hicksville, New York, UNITED STATES

- Appoints Shamyl Malik as Chairman of Committee -

Farmingdale, NY, Jan. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long Blockchain Corp. (NasdaqCM: LBCC) (the “Company”) today announced that it has formed a Blockchain Strategy Committee (the “Committee”) to help focus the Company’s shift into blockchain technology and has appointed Shamyl Malik, a current member of the Company’s Board of Directors, as the chairman of such committee.

The Committee is being established to serve as a resource in assisting the Company’s Management and Board of Directors in development and implementation of its long-term strategy to invest in opportunities that leverage the benefits of blockchain technology. Mr. Malik will serve as Chairman of the Committee and will seek to fill the Committee with experienced financial technology and blockchain industry professionals who the Company will utilize in the assessment and execution of strategic opportunities.

Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “We are excited to have Shamyl help spearhead the development of our blockchain initiatives. He has already proven to be a valuable member of the Board of Directors and we are confident that he will build a great team of advisors that will help the Company execute on its vision to be a world-class organization.”

Mr. Malik added, “Since joining the Board of Directors earlier this month, I have been working with the Company to develop its long-term strategy and analyze new opportunities in blockchain technology. I am excited to formalize this role and have already been in discussions with multiple blockchain professionals who may be interested in joining the Committee.”

Mr. Malik has been involved in the financial technology sector for the past decade. He currently serves as Global Head of Trading at Voltaire Capital, a leading liquidity provider in the foreign exchange market. Prior to joining Voltaire Capital, he served as Head of FX Electronic Trading at Morgan Stanley and Head of Electronic Market Making for Emerging Markets and Precious Metals in the Capital Markets Division at Citibank. Mr. Malik began his investment banking career at Lehman Brothers, working in both New York and London across various derivative trading roles in fixed income, commodities and currencies. While completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Econometrics at the University of Oxford, Mr. Malik also performed economic research at the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank in Washington D.C.

About Long Blockchain Corp.
Long Blockchain Corp. is focused on developing and investing in globally scalable blockchain technology solutions. It is dedicated to becoming a significant participant in the evolution of blockchain technology that creates long term value for its shareholders and the global community by investing in and developing businesses that are “on-chain”. Blockchain technology is fundamentally changing the way people and businesses transact, and the Company will strive to be at the forefront of this dynamic industry, actively pursuing opportunities. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC operates in the non-alcohol ready-to-drink segment of the beverage industry under its flagship brand ‘The Original Long Island Brand Iced Tea®’. For more information on the Company, please visit www.longblockchain.com.

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