January 18, 2017, Vancouver, B.C. – Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT; OTC: VRTHF; and Frankfurt: 2VP), an emerging discovery and IP development company, has announced appointment of Mr. Yari Nieken as a director of the company. Mr. Nieken replaces Dr. Dom Spina who sadly passed away in December of 2016.

Mr. Nieken has a wide range of public company and capital market experience. He is Founder and President of Foremost Capital Inc. an Exempt Market Dealer. He is currently a director of Marapharm Ventures Inc. and has served on the boards of several public and private issuers including PUF Ventures (President & CEO), Lexagene Holdings Inc. (Director), Duport Capital Ltd (Director) and has raised substantial capital in his career. He holds an MBA from the Sydney Graduate School of Management and a BA from the University of British Columbia. He was formerly an investment advisor at Union Securities Corp. and continues to be a registrant in good standing in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

Veritas’ CEO, Dr. Franciosi, commented, “I would like to welcome Mr. Nieken to the Veritas team and I am looking forward to working with him. Mr. Nieken brings a great wealth of experience to the company, specifically in areas of capital markets, growth strategies, and marketing. With the scientific work progressing rapidly and having now secured the necessary financing, Mr. Nieken’s experience will be very valuable as Veritas prepares to embark on its next steps of its journey.”

Mr. Nieken commented, “I am extremely excited to be joining the Board of Directors at Veritas Pharma. I believe that Veritas Pharma is uniquely positioned for growth within a very exciting segment of the pharmaceutical industry, and I am committed to contributing to this growth to the best of my abilities.”

About Veritas Pharma Inc.
Veritas Pharma Inc. is an emerging-stage pharmaceutical and IP development company, who, through Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd. (CTL), is advancing the science behind medical cannabis. It is the Company aim, through its investment in CTL, to develop the most effective cannabis strains (cultivars) specific to pain, nausea, epilepsy and PTSD, solving the critical need for clinical data to support medical marijuana claims. CTL’s unique value proposition uses a low-cost research and development model to help drive shareholder value, and speed-to-market. Veritas investment in CTL is led by strong management team, bringing together veteran academic pharmacologists, anesthetists & chemists. The company’s commercial mission is to patent protect CTL’s IP (cultivars & strains) and sell or license to cancer clinics, insurance industry and pharma, targeting multi-billion dollar global markets.

About Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd.
CTL is a private company owned by a unique group of chemists, pharmacologists, and other medical professionals. With offices located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, CTL has obtained permission from Health Canada to conduct research on cannabis strains. CTL has entered a funding agreement with Veritas where, upon advancing $1.5 million to CTL, Veritas will earn an 80% ownership interest in CTL. Although Veritas has advanced $1,000,000 to CTL, no ownership interest will be earned by Veritas until the entire $1.5 million is received. CTL has also entered a licensing agreement with Veritas, licensing Veritas to market all products developed by CTL.

Veritas Pharma Inc. is a publicly traded company which trades in three countries including Canada, on the Canadian Stock Exchange under the ticker VRT; in the United States, on the OTC under the ticker VRTHF; and in Germany, on the Frankfurt exchange under the ticker 2VP.

For more information, please visit our website: www.veritaspharmainc.com

On behalf of the Board of Directors; Veritas Pharma Inc.
Dr. Lui Franciosi
Chief Executive Officer

Further information about the Company is available on our website at www.veritaspharmainc.com or under our profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the CSE website at www.thecse.com

Investor and Public Relations Contact
Veritas Pharma Inc.
Sam Eskandari
Telephone: +1.416.918.6785
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.veritaspharmainc.com

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