Long Blockchain Corp. Appoints Loretta Joseph to Board of Directors

Hicksville, New York, UNITED STATES

Farmingdale, NY, Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long Blockchain Corp. (NasdaqCM: LBCC) (the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Loretta Joseph to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Joseph will serve as an independent director.

Ms. Joseph has over 25 years of experience in the global financial services industry, and is a Blockchain and technology advisor to companies, organizations and governments. She has held senior positions at investment banks across Asia and India where she was responsible for managing multiple asset classes and emerging markets environments, including RBS, Macquarie Group, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Elara Capital. Ms. Joseph has advised international banks, and global hedge and pension funds in the areas of portfolio management and exposure to derivatives and related products in emerging markets.

Ms. Joseph serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of ADCCA (Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association), an advocacy group dedicated to ensuring the responsible adoption of Blockchain regulation. She also sits on the advisory boards of UWS Business School and Blume Ventures, one of India’s leading tech-focused early stage VCs, and is an adjunct fellow at UWS Australia. She received Fintech Australia’s "FinTech Leader of 2017" and “Female Leader of 2016” awards, and the “Alumni Award for Social Impact” in 2016 from Sancta Sophia College.

Shamyl Malik, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “Loretta brings an exceptional record of achievement in global financial services and Blockchain advocacy, and we are fortunate to have her as a member of our Board. She embodies the type of individual we are seeking to help lead our continuing progression towards developing scalable and sustainable Blockchain solutions for the global financial markets.”

Ms. Joseph added, “I am impressed with Long Blockchain’s strategy and evolving platform, and share the Company’s optimism for this emerging and exciting industry.”

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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