VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2016) - Affinor Growers (CSE:AFI)(OTCQB:RSSFF)(FRANKFURT:1AF) ("Affinor" or the "Corporation), a diversified agriculture and biotechnology company with proprietary vertical farming systems, is pleased to announce that Mr. Gabriel V. Arcoleo has been appointed to Affinor's Advisory Board.

Mr. Arcoleo has 20 years of experience in the strawberry and produce industry and is based in the world's "salad bowl", Salinas, California. Mr. Arcoleo was recently the Director of IT for Tanimura & Antle, a Salinas, California, agriculture company and one of the world's largest lettuce growers with eight locations worldwide and revenues estimated at over $500 million a year.

Mr. Arcoleo served as the Chief Information Officer for California Pacific Specialty Foods, in Moss Landing, California. California Pacific Specialty Foods is the industry leader in processing strawberry applications, consuming approximately two thirds of California's strawberry crop each year. Affinor Growers looks forward to working with Mr. Arcoleo in the United States and benefitting from his experience and significant agricultural industry contacts.

Mr. Arcoleo is currently the Principal at Arcoleo Consulting, a technology business development group based in Monterey, CA.

Mr. Jarrett Malnarick, CEO, noted that, "Mr. Arcoleo's agricultural background and additional experience in the pharmaceutical industry will complement Affinor's ability to reach perspective new business relationships and partners."

Mr. Arcoleo joins the four current members of the Affinor Advisory Board:

  • Andrew Riseman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at the University of British Columbia;
  • Mr. Thomas Baumann, Director of Pacific Berry Resource Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley;
  • Mr. Rick Easthom, retired Director of Corporate Brands for the Overwaitea Food Group; and
  • Chief Gilbert "Gibby" Jacob, Hereditary Chief of the Squamish First Nation.

Stock Option Grant

The Board of Directors of Affinor has also granted 200,000 stock options with an exercise price of $0.10 for a period of three years.

About Affinor Growers Inc.

Affinor Growers is a publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ("AFI"). Affinor is focused on growing high quality crops such as romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries using its vertical farming techniques. Affinor is committed to becoming a pre-eminent supplier and grower, using exclusive vertical farming techniques.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors


Jarrett Malnarick, President & CEO

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Affinor Growers Inc.
Jarrett Malnarick
President and CEO