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Canopy Rivers Portfolio Company YSS Receives 12th Cannabis Retail Licence in Alberta

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Canopy Rivers Inc. ("Canopy Rivers" or the "Company") (TSXV:RIV.V - News) (OTC:CNPOF - News) congratulates its portfolio company, YSS Corp. ("YSS") (TSXV:YSS) (WKN:A2PMAX), on receiving its 12th cannabis retail licence from the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission ("AGLC"). Operating under the YSS™ brand name, the newly licensed store is strategically located in a high-traffic suburban area in northwest Edmonton. YSS has six operational stores located in Calgary and Red Deer, with an additional two licensed locations expected to open in Vermilion and Vegreville within the next week.

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"YSS continues to strengthen its hold on Alberta's cannabis retail landscape, now boasting a total of 12 stores licensed by the AGLC," said Narbe Alexandrian, President and CEO of Canopy Rivers. "With plans to have all of its licensed stores operational by the end of Q3 2019, this announcement is a continued testament to YSS's potential for growth and long-term profitability."     

Canopy Rivers currently holds approximately 8% of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of YSS on a fully-diluted basis. For more information regarding Canopy Rivers' investment in YSS, please refer to the Company's annual information form dated July 15, 2019 ("AIF") filed with Canadian securities regulators and available on the Company's profile on SEDAR at For additional information about YSS, please refer to YSS's profile on SEDAR or their website at

About Canopy Rivers:

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers identifies strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Canopy Rivers has developed an investment ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies that represent various segments of the value chain across the emerging cannabis sector. As the portfolio continues to develop, constituents will be provided with opportunities to work with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED.TO - News) (NYSE:CGC - News) and collaborate among themselves, which Canopy Rivers believes will maximize value for its shareholders and foster an environment of innovation, synergy and value creation for the entire ecosystem. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements which constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of Canopy Rivers with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words "may", "would", "could", "should", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or similar expressions and includes information regarding: the expectation that YSS will have an additional two licensed locations open within the next week; YSS's plan to have all of its licensed stores operational by the end of Q3 2019; YSS's potential for growth and long-term profitability; and other expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors.

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical fact but instead reflects management's expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although Canopy Rivers believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of Canopy Rivers. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: regulatory and licensing risks; YSS's ability have an additional two licensed locations open within the next week and all of its stores open by the end of Q3 2019; changes in consumer preferences and demand; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; the global regulatory landscape and enforcement related to cannabis, including political risks and risks relating to regulatory change; risks relating to anti-money laundering laws; compliance with extensive government regulation; public opinion and perception of the cannabis industry; and the risk factors set out in Canopy Rivers' AIF, filed with Canadian securities regulators and available on Canopy Rivers' profile on SEDAR at

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 Canopy Rivers has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Canopy Rivers does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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