Organigram Announces Interim Chief Financial Officer
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Organigram Holdings Inc. (“Organigram” or the “Company”) (TSX: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) today announced that Derrick West has informed Organigram that he will transition away from his role as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in order to take time to focus on his health and recovery following surgery later this month.
Paolo De Luca, current Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed interim CFO effective November 13, 2023, while the Company completes a search for a new permanent CFO. Paolo previously served as the Company’s CFO between 2017 and 2020.
“Derrick has left a legacy of stabilizing our financial processes along with the implementation of our ERP and has supported the Company through a period of high growth including the acquisitions of our Winnipeg and Lac-Supérieur facilities,” said Ms. Goldenberg, CEO of Organigram. “We are grateful for his contributions during his time on the board beginning in 2017 and since becoming CFO in 2020 and we wish him well.”
About Organigram Holdings Inc.
Organigram Holdings Inc. is a NASDAQ Global Select Market and TSX listed company whose wholly owned subsidiaries include Organigram Inc. a licensed producer of cannabis, cannabis-derived products and cannabis infused edibles in Canada.
Organigram is focused on producing high-quality cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend its global footprint. Organigram has also developed and acquired a portfolio of legal adult-use recreational cannabis brands, including Edison, Holy Mountain, Big Bag O’ Buds, SHRED, SHRED’ems, Monjour, Laurentian, Tremblant Cannabis and Trailblazer. Organigram operates facilities in Moncton, New Brunswick and Lac-Supérieur, Quebec, with a dedicated edibles manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Company is regulated by the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations (Canada).
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Paolo DeLuca, Chief Strategy Officer