Verus International Provides Corporate Update

Gaithersburg, MD, May 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verus International, Inc. (“Verus” or the “Company”) (OTC: VRUS), an international food, CBD and hemp-based products company, today is providing a corporate update to inform investors of business trends. Verus is currently in the midst of an ongoing transition and turnaround program under the direction of Andy Dhruv, who assumed the role of CEO in February 2021.

In terms of sales efforts, the Company just attended the TPE International Expo in Las Vegas, NV, which is one of the largest B2B trade shows of its kind. The Pachyderm Labs division secured multiple orders for the new Waffles line, which has quickly become the division’s fastest selling product line to date in the CBD/hemp category. The Company currently has more demand than it can produce for this new product line and is working to increase its supply.

A high priority remains around expense rationalization, as management is concentrating on reducing recurring and future expense items that fall under the General and Administrative (“G&A”) category. The goal is to identify and eliminate as many non-essential expenses as possible in order to achieve profitability. Recent expense rationalizations within the G&A category include rent, promotional, and other services deemed non-essential during this turnaround period. As previously reported, the Company has continued moving away from lower-margin product lines with large future cash commitments required by royalties or supply agreements.

“This is a time of major transition here at Verus, so I appreciate the guidance I have received from prior management and the support of shareholders as I have assumed control of the Company,” explained CEO Andy Dhruv. “My plan for Verus is to concentrate on higher margin products that have better payment terms – not 60-90 days, but seven days or less, when possible. Most importantly, we are rationalizing the G&A and other recurring commitments wherever possible, in order to make our Company a sustainable entity from generated cash flows. Despite the noise surrounding our Company in the public markets, we remain focused on our turnaround plan and are working tirelessly to transition Verus into faster growing product lines. Turnarounds are hard work, so I want to thank those of you who have supported and helped our efforts during this transformative time.”

About Verus International

Verus is an emerging multi-line consumer packaged goods (CPG) company developing branded product lines in the U.S. and on a global basis. The Company trades on the OTC market (OTC: VRUS). Investors can find real-time quotes and market information for the Company on Additional information is also available at the Company’s website,, and via the official Twitter feed @Verus_Foods, and the Pachyderm Labs subsidiary Twitter feed @PachydermLabs.

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