EbeneInfo – AU – Clever Leaves Announces Milestone in Cannabis Exports to 14 Different Countries on 5 Continents


NEW YORK, nov January 18, 2020 – Clever Leaves International Inc (« Clever Leaves »), a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids, provided an update on its current international footprint by announcing a successful export of cannabis products to 14 different countries and 5 continents as of Q4 2020 Products range from raw materials including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and semi-finished products including white label products

Clever Leaves’ international network highlights the company’s ability to maintain important partnerships with regulators and governments, as well as its ability to overcome supply chain setbacks associated with a pandemic In accordance to all cannabis regulations in the countries served, the company’s product portfolio has been exported to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands , Peru, Poland, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom , and the United States

« Much of the international cannabis industry operates as a pharmaceutical channel requiring significant investments in time and focus from a supplier such as Clever Leaves and its business partners across the world. Success depends on navigating nascent but strict regulatory systems, and relationships often require initial shipments of small batches or samples and validation before larger partnerships can emerge COVID-19 has introduced new challenges even in regarding basic transportation logistics These milestones in our export network strengthen our ability to deliver value to our business partners and patients around the world, ”said Kyle Detwiler, CEO of Clever Leaves

« Resilience, professionalism and creativity in times of setback have been critical to our team’s success in navigating complex regulatory frameworks and meeting customer deadlines during a period of unprecedented logistical restrictions. Additionally, we are grateful to work in partnership with local regulatory agencies and logistics service providers who share the same goal of bringing high quality medical cannabis products to patients and who are committed to moving the market forward. world of cannabis, ”said Andrés Fajardo, president of smart leaves

The company obtained its EU GMP certification for cannabis extracts in July 2020, establishing the Clever Leaves facility in Colombia as the first and only operation to achieve EU GMP certification in Latin America and one of the few worldwide Certification, which is generally required to import medical cannabis products into the European Union, enables Clever Leaves to produce APIs, semi-finished and finished products for distribution through pharmaceutical channels Additionally, in August 2020, Clever Leaves was granted a provisional license in Portugal from Infarmed, the Portuguese health authority that allows Clever Leaves to grow, import and export dry flowers for medicinal and research purposes.

Clever Leaves recently announced that it has amended its definitive agreement with Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: SAMA, SAMAW and SAMAU) (« SAMA »), under which a newly formed holding company, Clever Leaves Holdings Inc ( » Holdco ”) to acquire SAMA and Clever Leaves (the“ Business Combination ”) The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, and Holdco is expected to become a public company listed on the Nasdaq trading under the ticker symbol“ CLVR ”

About Clever Leaves International Inc Clever Leaves is a multinational cannabis company with a mission to operate within federal and state laws and with an emphasis on large-scale cultivation and quality processing environmentally sustainable pharmaceuticals as a cornerstone of its global cannabinoid business With operations and investments in Canada, Colombia, Germany, Portugal and the United States, Clever Leaves has created an efficient distribution network and a global footprint, with a foundation of capital efficiency and growth. fast Clever Leaves aims to be one of the industry’s leading global cannabinoid companies, recognized for its principles, people and performance, while fostering a healthier global community

About Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Company (Nasdaq: SAMA, SAMAW and SAMAU) is a blank check company formed for the purpose of completing a merger, stock exchange, acquisition asset, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more companies or entities The sponsor of SAMA is a subsidiary of Schultze Asset Management, LP, a management company of alternative investment founded in 1998 which focuses on distressed securities, special situations and events and has invested over $ 3.2 billion since its inception with a remarkable track record through its active investment strategy SAMA itself is backed by an experienced team of operators and investors with a successful experience of creating material value in public and private companies

Additional Information and Where to Find It In connection with the business combination, Holdco has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC ”) Which includes a prospectus relating to the securities of Holdco to be issued as part of the business combination and a proxy circular relating to the meeting of shareholders of SAMA at which the shareholders of SAMA will be invited to vote on the Proposed Business Combination SAMA, Clever Leaves and Holdco urge investors, shareholders and others to read the Registration Statement, including the Proxy Circular / Prospectus contained therein, as well as other filings with the SEC as these documents contain important information about the business combination Following the declaration of effect of the registration statement by the SEC, a final proxy circular / prospectus will be sent to SAMA shareholders on a registration date to be set for voting on the business combination. SAMA shareholders may also obtain a copy of these documents, free of charge, by directing a request to: Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp, 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite 632, Rye Brook, New York 10573; e-mail: [email protected] These documents, once available, can also be obtained free of charge from the SEC website (http: // wwwsecondegov)

Participants in the SAMA, Clever Leaves, Holdco solicitation and their respective directors, officers and other officers and employees, under SEC rules, may be considered participants in the shareholder proxy of SAMA in connection with the Business Combination Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be considered to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from SAMA shareholders in connection with the business combination is presented in the Proxy Circular / Preliminary Prospectus set out in the registration statement, and will also be included in the final Proxy Circular / Prospectus for the Business Combination when available Information regarding the interests of participants from SAMA and Clever Leaves at the solicitation, q who may, in some cases, be different from those of the shareholders of SAMA and Clever Leaves in general, are also set out in the Management Proxy Circular / Prospectus included in the Declaration Registration, and will also be included in the Proxy Circular of proxies / final prospectus for the business combination when available

Forward-looking statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by the words « estimates », « projected », « s ‘waits’, ‘anticipates’, ‘plans’, ‘plans’, ‘intends’, ‘believes’, ‘seeks’, ‘can’, ‘will’, ‘should’, ‘future’, ‘proposes’ and variations of such words or expressions (or negative versions of such words or expressions) These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements Factors that may cause such differences include, without limitation, the inability of SAMA and Clever Leaves to complete the transactions contemplated by the business combination; issues discovered by the parties as they complete their respective due diligence investigations into the other; the inability to recognize the expected benefits of the business combination, which may be affected, among other things, by the amount of cash available following possible repurchases by SAMA shareholders and the possibility of concluding the private placement with certain institutional investors; the ability to meet Nasdaq listing standards after the completion of the business combination; costs associated with business combinations; expectations regarding future operational and financial performance and growth, including when Clever leaves or Holdco will become cash flow positive; the timing of the completion of the business combination; The ability of Clever Leaves to execute its business plans and strategy and to receive regulatory approvals; potential litigation involving the parties; global economic conditions; geopolitical events, natural disasters, natural disasters and pandemics, including, but not limited to, economic and operational disruptions and other effects of COVID-19; regulatory requirements and their modifications; access to additional funding; and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the SEC filings Other factors include the possibility that the proposed transaction will not close, including due to failure to receive required securityholder approvals or failure to complete -respect of other closing conditions The above list of factors is not exclusive Additional information regarding some of these and other risk factors is contained in the registration statement, including the proxy circular / prospectus included therein All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements regarding SAMA, Clever Leaves or Holdco, the transactions described herein or other matters and attributable to SAMA, Clever Leaves, Holdco or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the warnings above Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of their publication Each of SAMA, Clever Leaves and Holdco expressly disclaims any obligation or commitment to publicly post any update or revision to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations in this regard or any change in events, conditions. or circumstances on which any statement is based

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Ooma Office Pro users can manage and join video conferences through the existing Ooma Office desktop app, which turns any computer into a full desktop phone, also known as a softphone Ooma Meetings is also expected to be available soon. via a mobile client for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets

Unlike many other video conferencing systems, Ooma Meetings (wwwoomacom / small-business-phone-systems / video-conference /) allows multiple users to easily share their screens simultaneously One user can share a spreadsheet, by example, while another user shares a presentation slide and a third user shares a document Participants can click on the split screen of their choice to easily view it in the main window

Additionally, for many users, Ooma Meetings does not require any software installation On desktops and laptops, video conferences can be performed directly in Chrome, Safari, or Edge browsers « Users only need to click on a web link to participate No app installation or browser extensions required This removes a significant barrier for businesses when sending meeting invitations to customers and partners who might be reluctant to install additional software Users who are not near a computer have the option of connecting to meetings by phone

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My architectural clients are very impressed with Ooma Meetings because we can all share our screens, said Peter A Hugh of Hugh Lighting Design, an architectural lighting design company in Oak Park, Ill One client said, as we worked together, “It’s like passing notes on a table Plus small businesses like mine are re-evaluating the value in the age of pandemic and Ooma Office is now even more useful for me as I don’t need to spend more on video conferencing or running another service

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Accessing the Softeks OFX server enables financial institutions to provide secure and transparent information exchange with millions of bank customers using Intuit Quicken „¢ and Quickbooks„ ¢ By supporting this data exchange , the financial institution encourages its commercial clients to exercise more of their financial management activities within its user environment

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