Pontus Announces Keynote Address

Posted on March 18, 2021

VANCOUVER, B.C., March 18, 2021. Pontus Protein Ltd. (TSXV: HULK, FSE: 8YC) (“Pontus” or the “Company”) will present a Pontus keynote address on Thursday at 9 a.m. (EST) via YouTube (the “Keynote Address“). The three business leaders of Pontus, Connor Yuen – CEO, Alson Niu – EVP and Steve McArthur – CTO, will present the business of Pontus and discuss the Company’s present and future anticipated plans.

The Keynote Address will cover how Pontus intends to solve the global problem of feeding people safely and healthily. It will also speak to Pontus’ proprietary technology that it believes will reinvent contemporary agriculture. The Keynote Address plans to detail the first production plant Pontus plans to cultivate and grow its Pontus water lentils. Water lentils have over 42% protein, chlorophyll, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium to make it one of the ultimate superfoods available. Utilizing Pontus’ Closed Environment Vertical Aquaponic System (“CEVAS™“), an artificial intelligence driven system that can be utilized to grow anywhere in the world within a Pontus established facility, Pontus’ water lentils also double in mass every 24 hours. The Keynote Address will introduce a harvesting automation robotic vehicle to work in Pontus’ first planned 30ft. tall facility. The Pontus’ leadership team will explain in-depth about these incredible systems and achievements in detail during the address.

Pontus acknowledges the finite amount of resources and the need for a sustainable way to grow food across our planet. Water will be one of the most sought-after commodities globally over the next 50 to 100 years, and Pontus’ CEVAS™ uses 95% less water than traditional agriculture. Alson Niu will speak to the potential diseases that start from contaminated food sources and the crucial need for biosecurity. Pontus’ biosecurity measures are aimed at reducing or eliminating the cross-contamination or exposure of Pontus’ products from harmful diseases or biological agents. By keeping these alien species out of Pontus’ production facility, the Company aims to reduce the chances of spreading various foodborne diseases.

To sustain population growth, Pontus will speak to their vertical farming solution and giving power back to the people to grow their food in their own communities in a sustainable way.

The Keynote can be viewed from 9 a.m. (EST) at https://youtu.be/kMCeV7CJWhk and will be available in several languages including German, Chinese and English subtitles. A longer Keynote Address will be made available in two weeks. 

About Pontus Protein Ltd.

Pontus Protein Ltd. is a Vancouver, B.C. based agricultural technology company that will enable millions to rethink their food choices while helping people do the world a world of good. By offering sustainably grown plant based food options that are nutritious and delicious, we’re helping this kind of diet become the norm.

Pontus is reinventing agriculture with their proprietary Closed Environment Vertical Aquaponic System (CEVAS) – the farming of the future. Pontus specializes in the indoor vertical farming of water lentils that use 95% less water than traditional agriculture and no pesticides or chemicals. Pontus is committed to solving the global food crisis by providing access to sustainable indoor biosecure pure plant based proteins. Pontus’ water lentils can be harvested every 24 hours, exceed organic certification, and can be grown in any climate in a relatively small area. Our water lentil protein is filled with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and all the amino acids, making a complete protein food source. Pontus aims to revolutionize the plant based sector as the entire sector is currently based on two main protein sources: soy and pea. Water lentil protein is far superior to pea and soy protein. It contains over 40% protein vs. 5-36% protein*, and Pontus aims to be the base protein for plant based food products, leading to the movement transitioning the world from meat based to plant based proteins. 

To learn more, please visit www.pontuswaterlentils.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Connor Yuen”

Connor Yuen, CEO
Pontus Protein Ltd. 

Contact Information

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Connor Yuen Chief
Executive Officer 

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Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Company. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including but not limited to, the anticipated use of proceeds of the Offering, Including those from the Second Tranche, by the Company and Pontus’ ability to revolutionize the plant based sector and enable millions to rethink their food choices. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including risks related to factors beyond the control of the Company. These risks include, but are not limited to, the following: the unknown magnitude and duration of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the failure of Pontus to receive TSX Venture Exchange approval for the closing of the remainder of the Offering, Pontus’ inability to close further tranches of the Offering, the failure of Pontus to receive the necessary approvals from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for its products and facilities, the inability to complete Pontus’ Surrey Facility, as well as other general business, economic, or market related risks beyond the director control of the Company and which may affect the Company’s business, operations, or products. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change, unless required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. 

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