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AREV International Brands Ltd. announces Mr. Leo Ford has Joined the Board of Directors

Vancouver, British Columbia / TheNewswire / February 12, 2019 - AREV Brands International Ltd. ("AREV" or the "Company") (CSE - AREV), is pleased to announce Mr. Leo Ford has joined the Board of Directors and been appointed to the Audit Committee effective immediately.

Mr. Leo Ford, BSc. began his career in the US Army after his schooling as a distinguished US military graduate working as a Commander NATO Nuclear/Special Weapons Detachment. Mr. Ford held executive positions with two of the largest financial institutions in the world. He has funded business that has grown from $2 million in revenue to $200 million. Mr. Ford has a vast network of high-ranking officials in Africa, Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. He has an in depth knowledge in International Banking.

Mr. Ford has significant relevant experience in the Cannabis sector specifically. A few highlights include:

  1. 1.Entered negotiations with various countries in the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and Africa for cannabis/CBD related industries. These are in various stages of progress with the exception of Africa.

  2. 2.Conducted due diligence and advised on a hemp business involving the State of Colorado, private universities and the Ministry of Agriculture/Brasil.

  3. 3.Researched licensing in California, Colorado and Florida.

Mike Withrow, CEO of AREV comments "I am confident in Leo's capabilities to leverage his international network of investors and high ranking officials for AREV and our foreign objectives. Leo is respected by his piers and we are fortunate to have him on the board."

The Company, effective immediately, has issued 100,000 stock options to Directors, Officers and Consultants of the Company at a price of $0.24 for a period of 5 years from the issuance date. These options will vest immediately.

For further information, contact Mike Withrow, 778-379-8551.

On behalf of the Board,

Mike Withrow
CEO & Director

About AREV Brands International Ltd.
AREV Brands International Ltd. ("AREV") produces and delivers functional compounds and ingredients from its world-class extraction systems. AREV is revolutionizing the current delivery method of terpenes, cannabinoids and flavonoids. These premium ingredients and formulations are used in products targeted for sale in the natural health, medical, functional food, nutraceutical, sport nutrition and bioceutical markets. AREV innovates through extraction to produce extracts from specific selected plant and exude from trees that address 5 areas of health including Anxiety, Pain Management, Insomnia, Central Nervous System Disorders & Libido.



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