Yooma Wellness Announces Option and Deferred Share Unit Grants to Key Personnel
TORONTO, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yooma Wellness Inc. ("Yooma") (CSE: YOOM), a Toronto-based vertically-integrated global wellness platform that develops and markets a
portfolio of wellness brands, today announced that it has awarded options and deferred share units for an aggregate of 5,662,831 common shares of the company ("Shares") to its
directors, officers, employees and consultants under the Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP") approved by the shareholders of Yooma at shareholder meetings on January 25, 2021. The
purpose of the grants is to properly incentivize key personnel and align their interests with those of the company.
The grants included 5,455,000 options for Shares issued to officers, employees and consultants of Yooma with exercise prices of $1.24/Share, which will expire 10 years from the date of grant. 4,950,000 of the options will vest in equal monthly increments over the next three years, and 505,000 of the options will vest in equal annual increments over the next three years. The grants also included 207,831 deferred share units issued to non-employee directors of Yooma that will be fully vested as of the date of grant. All of the equity incentives granted today, and their underlying Shares, are subject to a 4 month hold period in accordance with the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
Together with the 1,800,000 equity incentives previously issued under the LTIP, the total number of Shares reserved for issuance under the LTIP is 7,462,831. All equity incentives are subject to the terms and conditions set out in the LTIP, a copy of which was included in the company's management information circular dated December 21, 2020, available on the company's SEDAR profile page at www.sedar.com.
About Yooma Wellness Inc.
Yooma's mission is to build a vertically-integrated global leader in the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of wellness products including hemp seed oil and hemp-derived and cannabinoid (CBD) ingredients. The company leverages strategically curated sales channels and ecommerce networks to deliver a diverse mix of wellness products through subsidiaries in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Yooma has assembled an international team of multicultural industry professionals with extensive experience in digital marketing, ecommerce and social media in EU, North America, and the pan-Asian region, with particular depth in the Chinese ecommerce market. Learn more at www.yooma.ca.