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Cresco Labs Hires Angie Demchenko as its First Chief People Officer

PRESS RELEASE

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cresco Labs Inc. (“Cresco Labs” or the “Company”) (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that Angie Demchenko has joined the Company as its first Chief People Officer. Ms. Demchenko most recently served as Vice President, Head of Human Resources for Starwood Retail Partners, a leading operator of shopping malls and lifestyle centers. As Cresco Labs’ Chief People Officer, Ms. Demchenko will be responsible for performance management, recruitment, compensation and employee benefits, etc.

Angie Demchenko Joins Cresco Labs as its First Chief People Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Angie Demchenko Joins Cresco Labs as its First Chief People Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

“Angie has an impressive track record of managing the human resources functions of dynamic, high-growth companies,” said Cresco Labs CEO & Co-Founder Charlie Bachtell. “Her experience in building best-in-class HR strategies and operations will be valuable in helping Cresco maintain our strong workplace culture and our focus on our core values and mission as we continue to scale. We believe that Angie is exceptionally well suited to help us achieve our goal of attracting the best talent in the cannabis industry and empowering them with the tools and knowledge to deliver exceptional performance.”

“I’m very pleased to join Cresco Labs at such an exciting time in the Company’s growth and development,” said Ms. Demchenko. “In a fast-moving industry, it is critical that Cresco remains nimble and has the ability to quickly respond to evolving market conditions in order to build upon its leadership in the cannabis industry. My goal is to ensure that our operating strategies and our corporate culture are well aligned and effectively complementing one another to achieve our long-term business objectives.”

Prior to Starwood Retail Partners, Ms. Demchenko served as Vice President, Human Resources for GGP (General Growth Properties), one of the largest shopping mall owners in the United States prior to its acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners. From 2008-2016, Ms. Demchenko served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Jones Lang LaSalle, a Fortune 500 commercial real estate services firm. Ms. Demchenko began her career as Human Resources Manager in the Global Business Services Group at Accenture. Ms. Demchenko received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Western Ontario.

About Cresco Labs

Cresco Labs, based in Chicago, is a leading U.S. cannabis company with experienced management, access to capital and a demonstrated growth strategy. As a differentiated grower, processor and retailer of premium cannabis operating across the United States, the company focuses on entering highly regulated markets with outsized demand potential and strong regulatory structures. Its impressive speed-to-market gives Cresco a distinct competitive advantage as it replicates its model to expand its national footprint. Cresco’s proven ability to execute is complemented by a cutting-edge brand strategy spearheaded by several of the brightest minds in consumer marketing in the nation. Cresco’s products are tailored to all major consumer segments: everyday cannabis, medicinally focused, connoisseur grade, and chef inspired edibles by James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal. Learn more about Cresco Labs at www.crescolabs.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company’s beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, ‘may,’ ‘will,’ ‘should,’ ‘could,’ ‘would,’ ‘expects,’ ‘plans,’ ‘anticipates,’ ‘believes,’ ‘estimates,’ ‘projects,’ ‘predicts,’ ‘potential’ or ‘continue’ or the negative of those forms or other comparable terms. The Company’s forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks discussed under “Risk Factors” in the company’s CSE Listing Statement filed with SEDAR; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Because of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. No assurances are given as to the future trading price or trading volumes of Cresco’s shares, nor as to the Company’s financial performance in future financial periods. The Company does not intend to update any of these factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the Company’s forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, any future event or otherwise. Except as otherwise indicated, this press release speaks as of the date hereof. The distribution of this press release does not imply that there has been no change in the affairs of the Company after the date hereof or create any duty or commitment to update or supplement any information provided in this press release or otherwise.

Contacts

Media:
Jason Erkes, Cresco Labs
Chief Communications Officer
[email protected]

Investors:
[email protected]

For general Cresco Labs inquiries:
312-929-0993
[email protected]

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