Scythian Biosciences Announces 4-For-1 Stock Split and Appointment of Vic Neufeld as New Chairman of the Board of Directors

TORONTO, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scythian Biosciences Corp. (the "Company" or “Scythian”) (TSXV:SCYB) (Frankfurt:9SB) (OTC – Nasdaq Intl:SCCYF) announces that, further to its press release on March 9, 2018 whereby the Company announced shareholder approval of an up to eight for one (8-for-1) stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares (the “Stock Split”), the Company’s Board of Directors has determined that the Stock Split will be effected on a 4-for-1 basis, to ensure the Company continues to meet Nasdaq minimum pricing for its pending listing. Accordingly, each holder of common shares will receive 4 common shares in exchange for every common share currently held. The Stock Split will increase the number of issued and outstanding common shares of the Company from 7,083,397 to 28,333,588. The Stock Split is subject to regulatory approval from the TSX Venture Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Jonathan Gilbert, CEO of the Company, commented, “We believe that the stock split and the resulting increase in the number of shares outstanding will encourage greater market liquidity and wider distribution of our shares among a broader investor base.”

Scythian is also pleased to announce the appointment of Vic Neufeld as the Company’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Jonathan Gilbert, who will remain as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director. George Scorsis was also appointed Lead Director of the Company.

Mr. Neufeld has been a director of the Company since January 15, 2018. He brings over twenty years of management experience and expertise in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Neufeld previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Jamieson Laboratories, Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of natural vitamins, herbs and botanical medicines. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH).

“On behalf of Scythian, I would like to thank Jonathan Gilbert for his tremendous leadership as Chairman of the Board of Directors,” said Mr. Neufeld. “I look forward to continuing to serve the shareholders of Scythian as its new Chairman,” he added.

About Scythian Biosciences Corp.

Scythian is a research and development company committed to finding a solution for the prevention and treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury with its proprietary Cannabinoid combination. 

Scythian’s mission is to be the first accepted drug regimen for concussive treatment. Scythian has recently formed a collaboration with the University of Miami and its world-renowned neuroscientific team to conduct pre-clinical and clinical trials of its drug regimen.  The University of Miami believes that Scythian’s scientific approach shows significant promise and differs from previous approaches to treat this growing problem.  The collaboration with the University of Miami allows access to their extensive knowledge base in the fields of traumatic brain injury and concussions and allows for Scythian’s clinical studies to be undertaken at their world-class facilities.   

Gillian A. Hotz, PhD, is leading Scythian’s program at the University of Miami.  Dr. Hotz is a nationally recognized behavioural neuroscientist and expert in neurotrauma, concussion management, and neurorehabilitation.  She has extensive experience in neurocognitive testing.  Dr. Hotz has been the co-director of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Concussion Program since 1995. 

Scythian is also endorsed by Pro Football Legends and the World Boxing Association on its mission.

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Scythian Biosciences Corp.
Jonathan Gilbert, CEO
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