Namaste Technologies Inc. ("Namaste" or the "Company") (TSXV: N) (FRANKFURT: M5BQ) (OTCMKTS: NXTTF), an online platform for cannabis products, accessories, and responsible education, today reports that activities impacted by COVID-19 have resulted in an extension in the preparation and filing of the Company's interim financial statements for the quarter ended February 29, 2020 and the related management's discussion and analysis. With global offices, warehouses and related production, the Company is taking extensive essential employee safety measures which have required more time. Further to the news release of April 30, 2020 which referred to COVID-19 Regulatory Relief, Namaste currently expects to file its interim filings for the first quarter ended February 29th on or before June 13, 2020.
This news release is being issued in accordance with the blanket relief of a 45-day extension, provided by Canadian Securities Administrators and Ontario Instrument 51-502: Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements, for periodic filings normally required to be made by issuers during the period from March 23, 2020 to June 1, 2020.
The Company's board of directors and its management confirm that they are continuing to work expeditiously to meet the Company's obligations relating to the filing of the first quarter filings.
Other than as previously disclosed by the Company, there have been no material business developments since the date of the Company's most recent filing of its annual financial reports and the associate management discussion and analysis.
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
With headquarters in Toronto, ON, and offices in both B.C. and around the globe, Namaste Technologies is a leading online platform for cannabis products, accessories, and responsible education. The company's 'everything cannabis store', CannMart.com, provides customers with a diverse selection of hand-picked products from a multitude of federally-licensed cultivators, all on one convenient site. Namaste's global technology and continuous innovation address local needs in a burgeoning cannabis industry requiring smart solutions.
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