July 28, 2016 — (Vancouver, BC) Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Solegear”) (TSX-V:SGB) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended May 31, 2016.
The Company reports revenues of $427,667 for the three months ended May 31, 2016 compared to revenues of $5,344 for the three months ended May 31, 2015, and reports a net and comprehensive loss of $663,185 for the three months ended May 31, 2016 compared to a net and comprehensive loss of $1,274,912 for the three months ended May 31, 2015.
Solegear announced an acquisition of Ex-Tech Plastics Inc.’s bioplastic division in March 2016 and closed the transaction in May 2016. Included in the results for the three months ended May 31, 2016 is the issuance of 6,650,000 common shares to Ex-Tech Plastics Inc. to complete that transaction.
The Company had cash reserves of $421,520 at May 31, 2016 and has received $395,939.60 in non-brokered private placement proceeds and $103,761 in new loans under the WINN program from Western Economic Diversification Canada since quarter end.
In the past quarter, the Company has:
- grown its annualized projected booked sales to $2,105,000, including the addition of food safe bioplastic packaging acquired through the Ex-Tech Plastics transaction;
- launched the good naturedTM brand of office organization products at 3 Canadian retailers, including London Drugs and Mills Office Productivity, using Solegear’s proprietary LV1250 plant-based material; and
- announced replenishment orders for plant-based durable packaging.
“I’m very proud of the hard work and dedication of the Solegear team for this quarter’s revenue growth and cost controls,” said Paul Antoniadis CEO of Solegear. “The addition of Ex-Tech Plastics’ bioplastic division illustrates our strategy to develop strategic partnerships and alliances as a means of accessing new market verticals rather than relying solely on organic sales to achieve our objectives.”
The Company’s financial statements and other disclosures are available on SEDAR.
The Company’s corporate profile is located at www.solegear.ca/investors
About Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:SGB) is an innovator in the field of next generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources. Committed to the principles of Green Chemistry, Solegear is driven by its mission to create healthier, safer and stronger communities by fundamentally changing the way plastics are made.
Solegear’s proprietary bioplastic formulations, Polysole® and Traverse®, are designed to meet today’s social and corporate requirements to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and remove toxicity typically associated with traditional petroleum-based plastics. Together with its partners, Solegear custom engineers, produces and distributes its high-performance bioplastics as resin, sheets and finished goods with some of the highest percentages of renewable, plant-based materials currently available in the industry.
For more information: www.solegear.ca
On behalf of the Company:
“Paul Antoniadis” Chief Executive Officer and Director
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