TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MPX Bioceutical Corporation (“MPX” or the “Company”) (CSE:MPX) (OTC:MPXEF) is pleased to announce its inclusion in the newly created Horizons Emerging Marijuana Growers Index ETF (AQN:HMJR) (“HMJR ETF” or the “Index”).

As Horizon’s second marijuana focused fund, the Index is designed to provide exposure to the performance of a basket of primarily North American publicly-listed small capitalization companies involved in the cultivation, production and/or distribution of marijuana. Stocks held within the Index will generally have an initial market capitalization of at least $50 million and less than $500 million, at the time of rebalancing, and up to a maximum market capitalization of $750 million. No issuer will represent more than 8% of the Index on each rebalance.

The HMJR ETF is expected to launch on February 14, 2018 and will trade on the Aequitas NEO Exchange.

“MPX’s addition to the HMJR ETF is a significant milestone and a reflection of our growth and success to date. We anticipate our inclusion will help broaden our shareholder base and increase investor awareness,” said Scott Boyes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Office of MPX. “We will continue to work diligently to grow our presence in the U.S. and Canadian cannabis sectors, generating revenue growth and creating shareholder value.”

About MPX Bioceutical Corporation

MPX, an Ontario corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S., provides substantial management, staffing, procurement, advisory, financial, real estate rental, logistics and administrative services to two medicinal cannabis enterprises in Arizona operating under the Health for Life (dispensaries) and the award-winning Melting Point Extracts (high-margin concentrates wholesale) brands. The successful Health for Life brand operates in the rapidly growing Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The recently acquired GreenMart of Nevada NLV, LLC (“GreenMart”) is an award winning licensed cultivation, production and wholesale business, licensed for both the medical and “adult use” sectors in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is already selling wholesale into the Nevada medical cannabis market. GreenMart has also optioned suitable locations and intends to enter the higher-margin retail arena by applying for at least two dispensary licenses in the Las Vegas market which will operate under the “Health for Life” brand.

The Company owns assets in Massachusetts supporting cultivation, production and up to three dispensaries, and with the closing of this most recent transaction, MPX manages two full service dispensaries and one producer in Maryland.

MPX continues to expand its U.S. footprint, and has recently acquired management companies that provide operational and other services to three dispensaries and one production license in Maryland.  The Company also leases a property in Owen Sound, Ontario, for which an application to Health Canada has been made for a cannabis production and sales license. In addition, the Company will continue its efforts to develop its legacy nutraceuticals business.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” under applicable Canadian securities legislation that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, MPX’s objectives and intentions.  Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general business, economic and social uncertainties; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; delay or failure to receive board, shareholder or regulatory approvals; those additional risks set out in MPX’s public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com; and other matters discussed in this news release. Although MPX believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Except where required by law, MPX disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

MPX Bioceutical Corporation (formerly The Canadian Bioceutical Corporation)
W. Scott Boyes, Chairman, President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

MPX Bioceutical Corporation (formerly The Canadian Bioceutical Corporation)
W. Scott Boyes, Chairman, President and CEO
info@mpxbioceutical.com
www.mpxbioceutical.com

Justin Canivet
NATIONAL Equicom
T: +1-416-586-1942
jcanivet@national.ca