Grown Rogue Appoints Adam Wolf as Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Wolf brings decades of management experience and cannabis industry knowledge

MEDFORD, OR, Jan. 3, 2019 /CNW/ – Grown Rogue International Inc. (CSE:GRIN) (“Grown Rogue” or the “Company“),  announces the appointment of Mr. Adam Wolf as Chief Operating Officer of the Company.  Mr. Wolf has extensive operational and leadership experience which includes 15 years with Hyatt/Hilton Hotels and leadership roles at Teleflora – one of the largest subsidiaries of multi-billion dollar “The Wonderful Company.” Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer for MarijuanaPackaging.com, the largest privately held packaging and supply company in the cannabis industry where he led and directed all facets of operations. He has also been responsible for overseeing sales and marketing in his executive roles, driving brand recognition and a solid track record for achieving sales growth and profitability targets.

Mr. Wolf takes over the role from Obie Strickler, CEO of Grown Rogue, who had been functioning as the Company’s interim COO.  Mr. Strickler commented on the appointment, “We carefully searched for the right candidate that could bring operational management expertise coupled with understanding the fast growing cannabis industry. We have found this in Adam who has tremendous management experience and unique cannabis specific knowledge that he brings to the Grown Rogue team. “

“I am thrilled to join an established leader in the cannabis industry in Grown Rogue,” said Mr. Wolf. “I explored several professional opportunities in the cannabis industry and Grown Rogue’s level of excellence in branding, cultivation, and most importantly expansion targets, was the difference maker.  I look forward to applying my experience and knowledge to help Grown Rogue expand relationships in our existing markets and continue to scale into additional states.”

Mr. Wolf earned a B.B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from The UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he graduated in the top of his graduating class in both programs with a focus on Strategy and Operations.

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About Grown Rogue

Grown Rogue International (CSE:GRIN) is a vertically-integrated, multi-state cannabis company curating innovative products to provide consumers with their desired cannabis experiences. Each of Grown Rogue’s products and strains are categorized and marketed according their unique effects. The Company’s “seed to experience” branding conveys its vision of ensuring “the right experience, every time”.  Grown Rogue is scaling its model into multiple states incorporating best in class manufacturing facilities and a proprietary distribution platform based on exclusively licensed Microsoft technology. Grown Rogue’s diverse cannabis product suite includes premium flower, patent-pending nitrogen sealed pre-rolls, oil and concentrates, and edibles featuring a partnership with a world-renowned chocolatier.

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Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward‐looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward‐looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

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The Company is indirectly involved in the manufacture, possession, use, sale and distribution of cannabis in the recreational cannabis marketplace in the United States through its indirect operating subsidiaries. Local state laws where its subsidiaries operate permit such activities however, these activities are currently illegal under United Statesfederal law. Additional information regarding this and other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s business are disclosed in the Company’s Listing Statement filed on its issuer profile on SEDAR at  www.sedar.com. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected.

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For further information: on Grown Rogue International please visit www.grownrogue.com or contact: Obie Strickler, Chief Executive Officer, [email protected]; Adam Wolf, Chief Operating Officer, [email protected]; Investor Relations Desk, Inquiries, [email protected]