Bee Vectoring Technologies Engages Lytham Partners to Lead U.S. Investor Relations and Shareholder Communication Program
Mississauga, Ontario and Sacramento, California– June 11, 2020 – Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) (CVE: BEE) (the “Company” or “BVT”), a leading agriculture technology company that has pioneered a natural precision agriculture system, today announced it has retained Lytham Partners, LLC (“Lytham Partners”) to lead a U.S. investor relations and shareholder communication program.
Lytham Partners has been one of America’s leading investor relations firms for over 20 years and has one of the industry’s largest and most diverse networks of institutional investors. The firm provides expertise and guidance to small-capitalization companies in the healthcare, technology, services, agricultural, industrial, aerospace and defense segments, as well as the consumer and capital goods industries.
Ashish Malik, CEO of BVT commented, “We have made significant progress over the past year advancing our next generation biologic delivery system, including the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of our proprietary Clonostachys rosea CR-7 (CR-7) for use as a fungicide on commercial crops, and the initial commercial launch of the product into the strawberry and blueberry crop markets. As we continue to make progress in expanding our addressable market opportunity through additional crop, country and product approvals, we believe the timing is appropriate to expand our awareness within the U.S. investment community. We look forward to working with the team at Lytham Partners, which has a strong understanding of the AgTech market, to further assist us in these efforts.”
Adam Lowensteiner, Vice President of Lytham Partners said, “As one of the few public companies in the AgTech space, we believe the U.S. investment community will be interested to learn more about BVT’s unique value proposition and opportunities ahead to continue creating value for shareholders. We look forward to introducing the Company to our platform of investors, while installing best practices within their communications program at all levels to keep shareholders apprised of the developments taking place at the Company.”
In connection with the engagement, Lytham Partners has been awarded a six-month consulting contract which can be extended on a quarter-by-quarter basis. The contract includes a quarterly fee of US$15,000 and the ability to receive 50,000 restricted stock units.
About Lytham Partners
For more than 20 years, Lytham Partners has been one of the country’s leading investor relations firms, having created one of the industry’s largest and most diverse networks of institutional investors, while creating a framework of best practices in all aspects of corporate and shareholder communications. In addition to their relationships with many of the industry’s most respected institutional investors, Lytham Partners has spent the past two decades creating an integrated platform that allows its clients far reaching exposure to investors in a consistent and in-depth format. This platform is matched with a communications and positioning approach that is streamlined throughout press releases, conference calls, investor presentations, corporate profiles, and websites. For more information visit our website at www.lythampartners.com.
BVT, an agriculture technology company, is a market disruptor with a significant global market opportunity in the $240 billion crop protection and fertilizer market. BVT has pioneered a natural precision agriculture system that replaces chemical pesticides and wasteful plant protection product spray applications by delivering biological pesticide alternatives to crops using commercially grown bees. BVT’s award-winning technology, precision vectoring, is completely harmless to bees and allows minute amounts of naturally-derived pesticides (called biologicals) to be delivered directly to blooms, providing improved crop protection and yield results than traditional chemical pesticides – and improving the health of the soil, the microbiome and the environment. Currently, BVT has over 65 granted patents, over 35 patents pending in all major agricultural countries worldwide, and has US EPA registration of its VECTORITE™ with CR-7 (EPA Registration No. 90641-2) for sale as a registered biological fungicide for use on the labeled crops.
Ashish Malik, President & CEO
Babak Pedram, Investor Relations
Virtus Advisory Group
LYTHAM PARTNERS, LLC
Phoenix | New York
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