9 May 2022
Love Hemp Group PLC
("Love Hemp", the "Group", or the "Company")
Update Regarding Trading Suspension
Love Hemp Group PLC (AQSE: LIFE) (OTCQB: WRHLF), the brand-led consumer goods company focussed on CBD health and wellness solutions, wishes to provide an update on the temporary suspension of the trading in shares of Love Hemp.
As previously announced, the reason for the suspension is that Peterhouse Capital Limited ("Peterhouse") has resigned as the AQSE Corporate Advisor and the Company needs to appoint a new AQSE Corporate Advisor in order that trading can recommence on the AQSE Exchange. Love Hemp is in discussions with a new AQSE Corporate Advisor and expects to update the market with an appointment soon.
Peterhouse resigned following the update by the Company that an investor in the February 2022 placing had failed to complete their investment of
The Board of Directors has commenced an ongoing review of the events that led to the suspension in trading and following the conclusion of that review will put in place any additional controls that are recommended by such review in order to prevent the potential for a similar issue occurring in the future.
In addition, the Board is undertaking a Board structure review being conducted by its independent non-executive Director. Two new Board positions have been identified as being required and a search will commence immediately for a Chief Financial Officer and another independent non-executive Director. Any other Board changes will be communicated once the review is complete.
As previously announced on 4 February 2022, Love Hemp is also part way through an operational review and strategic review with the objective to accelerate profitable sales growth, as well as imposing additional rigour and governance on its operations and financial performance. The Board is committed to ensuring that this review is completed as quickly as possible and will be communicated to shareholders.
Andrew Male, Executive Chairman and Director commented; "The board are committed to protecting Love Hemp's "best in class" brand reputation and the current Board, strategic and operational review will ensure this is achieved. The Board believes Love Hemp has significant growth opportunities and our review is designed to support this growth and enhance long term shareholder value."
For further information please visit: www.lovehempgroup.com or contact:
Love Hemp Group
+44 (0) 7926 397 675
Tim Blythe/Madeleine Gordon-Foxwell
+44 (0) 207 138 3204
About Love Hemp Group
Love Hemp Group is a brand-led consumer goods company focussed on health and wellness solutions for consumer use cases including sleep, pain, anxiety, stress and recovery. The Company is a pioneer in the
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