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The Alkaline Water Company Adds Over 1,100 New Convenience Stores

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and TSXV: WTER) (the “Company”), a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88® , today announced that it added more than 1,100 new convenience stores in the first four weeks of launching with E.A. Berg. In January 2019, the Company formed an agreement with E.A. Berg to assist with expanding the retail presence of its flagship Alkaline88® premium bottled alkaline drinking water within the convenience store channel across several territories, including, Northern California, Southern California, and Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, in Texas. Customized vans prominently displaying the Alkaline88® logo cover more than 16,500 convenience stores in these areas.
To date, here is how the new stores breakdown so far:544 stores in Texas438 stores in CaliforniaTo further assist the EA Berg convenience store initiative, the Company has seen good progress with other distributors like PITCO FOODS which is selling Alkaline88® to over 12,000 retail stores across Northern California and Reno, Nevada.  “We are thrilled about the traction that we are seeing in the convenience store channel. Since we started the van program, we have added more than 1,100 new stores that are currently stocking our core Alkaline88® products, including the 1-gallon, 3-liter, and 1-liter sizes,” said Richard A. Wright, President and CEO of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. “As we begin to introduce our flavored and hemp-based products, we fully expect this new distribution platform to be a major avenue for our flavored and our Soothe brands,” concluded Mr. Wright.The Company intends to comply in full with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations as the Company develops its hemp extract alkaline water and other product lines. The Company will not pursue the commercial production or sale of hemp extract-infused products until legally permitted.  The Company is closely watching and responding to all regulatory developments within the FDA and in each individual U.S. state, and plans to launch its Soothe brand accordingly.About The Alkaline Water Company Inc. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and TSXV: WTER) is a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88®. With its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis process, the Company produces healthy, all-natural and great-tasting alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. Founded in 2012, the Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and focuses on national distribution and marketing for retail sale of Alkaline88®, one of the fastest-growing premium bottled water brands on the market. To learn more about The Alkaline Water Company, please visit www.thealkalinewaterco.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.About Alkaline Water Products
Alkaline88®is a premier 8.8 pH balanced bottled alkaline drinking water enhanced with trace minerals and electrolytes. The product offers consumers the unique opportunity to purchase alkaline water in conveniently packaged 500-milliliter, 700-milliliter, 1-liter, 1.5-liter, 3-liter and 1-gallon sizes. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. is currently in the midst of a national mass-market expansion program, where the product is already available for consumer sales at a growing number of major retail locations across many parts of the United States. Learn more about the science behind alkaline water by visiting www.thealkalinewaterco.com.
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains “forward-looking statements.”  Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: that as the Company begins to introduce its flavored and hemp-based products, the Company fully expects this new distribution platform to be a major avenue for its flavored and its Soothe brands.The material assumptions supporting these forward-looking statements include, among others, that the demand for the Company’s products will continue to significantly grow; that the past production capacity of the Company’s co-packing facilities can be maintained or increased; that the Company will receive all necessary regulatory approvals for the production and sale of hemp-infused water; that there will be increased production capacity through implementation of new production facilities, new co-packers and new technology; that there will be an increase in number of products available for sale to retailers and consumers; that there will be an expansion in geographical areas by national retailers carrying the Company’s products; that there will be an expansion into new national and regional grocery retailers; that there will be an expansion into new e-commerce, home delivery, convenience, and healthy food channels; that there will not be interruptions on production of the Company’s products; that there will not be a recall of products due to unintended contamination or other adverse events relating to the Company’s products; and that the Company will be able to obtain additional capital to meet the Company’s growing demand and satisfy the capital expenditure requirements needed to increase production and support sales activity. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, governmental regulations being implemented regarding the production and sale of alkaline water or any other products, including products containing hemp; the fact that consumers may not embrace and purchase any of the Company’s infused water products; the fact that the Company may not be permitted by the FDA or other regulatory authority to market or sell any of its hemp-infused products; additional competitors selling alkaline water and enhanced water products in bulk containers reducing the Company’s sales; the fact that the Company does not own or operate any of its production facilities and that co-packers may not renew current agreements and/or not satisfy increased production quotas; the fact that the Company has a limited number of suppliers of its unique bulk bottles; the potential for supply-chain interruption due to factors beyond the Company’s control; the fact that there may be a recall of products due to unintended contamination; the inherent uncertainties associated with operating as an early stage company; changes in customer demand and the fact that consumers may not embrace enhanced water products as expected or at all; the extent to which the Company is successful in gaining new long-term relationships with new retailers and retaining existing relationships with retailers; the Company’s ability to raise the additional funding that it will need to continue to pursue its business, planned capital expansion and sales activity; and competition in the industry in which the Company operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada. Although the Company believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, and on the SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.
The Alkaline Water Company Inc.James Gilmore
Investor Relations
480-656-2423
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Richard A. Wright
President and CEO
480-656-2423
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AsiaBaseMetals Inc. Provides Additional Information Regarding Previously Announced Cooperation Agreement

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AsiaBaseMetals Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: “ABZ”) wishes to provide additional information regarding the cooperation agreement (the “Agreement“) between the Company and a city (the “City“) within a member country (the “Country“) of the European Union (“EU“), as previously announced on June 19, 2019.
The Agreement provides for the City to apply for a licence for growing and selling cannabis for medical purposes (“Medical-Cannabis-Permit“) and, if it becomes permitted by law in the Country, a licence for the growing, processing and sale of cannabis for commercial purposes including recreational purposes (“Recreational-Cannabis-Permit“), through a limited liability company to be incorporated by the City (“City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd.“).  Upon City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd. obtaining a Medical-Cannabis-Permit or a Recreational-Cannabis-Permit, the City has agreed to transfer all or a majority of the shares of City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd. to the Company for a purchase price of up to approximately C$8,000 based on the current exchange rate.The City has informed the Company that it has commenced the process to incorporate City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd.The Company has spent approximately C$10,000 to date in regard to the Agreement, excluding legal fees, and has no financial obligations under the Agreement unless and until the Company acquires City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd. as noted above.  The Company is using its working capital to evaluate and pursue this and other mining and non-mining opportunities.There is no defined timeline for obtaining a Medical-Cannabis-Permit or Recreational-Cannabis-Permit and, unlike in Canada, completing the construction of a production facility is not required in order to apply for a Medical-Cannabis-Permit in the Country.  The Company has not designed or estimated costs to build a production facility or made a decision to build a production facility. For more information on the Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein, see the Company’s news release disseminated on June 19, 2019, a copy of which can be found on the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.  Any transaction will be subject to receipt of regulatory approvals, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.For more information please email info@asiabasemetals.com.Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosure in this release, including statements regarding the Agreement, the transactions contemplated thereby and the Company’s pursuit of opportunities, may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including that the Company will obtain the necessary regulatory approvals for the transactions contemplated by the Agreement, the Medical-Cannabis-Permit will be obtained, the acquisition of City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd. by the Company will be completed as expected and will have the benefits expected by management. However, the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and risks include, among others, financing risks, delays in obtaining or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals, the Medical-Cannabis-Permit will not be obtained, the Company will not be able to use the working capital to pay associated costs with the Agreement or Medical-Cannabis Permit, as applicable, the acquisition of City-New-Sub-Co-Ltd. by the Company will not be completed as expected or will not have the benefits expected by management and changes in the Company’s plans. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.  There can be no assurance that the transaction contemplated by the Agreement will complete on the anticipated terms or at all.Contact Information

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American Herbal Products Association Hosts Inaugural Hemp-CBD Dietary Supplement Congress in Denver on August 15-16

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Denver, CO, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is presenting a unique, two-day Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress in Denver this August to provide critical input for companies navigating the rapidly evolving legal, regulatory and financial landscapes to manufacture and market dietary supplement products with hemp or hemp-derived ingredients including cannabidiol (CBD). The event features presentations from Federal officials, including speakers from the FDA and USDA who will provide insights into their agencies’ approach to regulating hemp-CBD and supplements made with these ingredients. According to the latest research, hemp-CBD sales are projected to surpass $15 – 20 billion in the U.S. by 2024, indicating an immediate need for manufacturers and retailers to understand the role of hemp in the dietary supplement category. “The U.S. market for hemp-derived CBD in dietary supplements is growing and evolving rapidly and companies that manufacture and sell CBD supplements face a host of challenges and opportunities. AHPA’s Congress will provide companies with the information needed to successfully navigate challenges and take advantage of opportunities,” explains AHPA President Michael McGuffin. “FDA and USDA officials will join legal and industry experts to provide compliance strategies for dietary supplement regulatory requirements to help companies meet the growing consumer demand for high-quality, safe products.”AHPA’s Hemp-CBD Congress features a full-day of presentations and discussions on Friday, August 16 and two, half-day workshops on Thursday, August 15 that will cover:How to comply with FDA’s current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for dietary supplements – training by EAS Consulting Group.New dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for hemp as a food additive and dietary ingredient – presented by AIBMR Life SciencesIndustry experts and government officials will present on a host of issues impacting Hemp-CBD companies, including:Getting to Market: Hemp Supply Chain ManagementOvercoming Regulatory Obstacles: Updates from the FDA, USDA and Individual StatesPrimer on FDA Regulation of Hemp-CBD SupplementsThe Hemp-CBD Supplement Market: A Financial SnapshotHemp-CBD Supplements from the Retailers’ PerspectiveNotable sessions include a presentation from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) senior marketing specialist William Richmond, who will provide an update on USDA efforts related to the recent decriminalization of hemp. In addition, the FDA will provide an update on the agency’s ongoing efforts to design and implement a regulatory framework to ensure informed access to safe, legal products. This session is sponsored by Greenspoon Marder LLP and will be moderated by Jessica Wasserman, a partner in the International, Government Relations and Cannabis Law practice.USDA Speaker Bio – Bill RichmondBill Richmond leads the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, Specialty Crops Program in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for establishment and implementation of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. In this role, he is responsible for rulemaking, public education, and stakeholder outreach. In prior roles, Bill was the Acting Director of the USDA team responsible for establishing new labeling rules for bioengineered (GMO) foods in the U.S., served as the Chief of Staff of the Agricultural Marketing Service from 2016-2018, and led the Colorado dairy field office. Event DetailsWhere: Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202When: Thursday, August, 15 & Friday, August, 16, 2019Register for the Congress: http://bit.ly/HempCBDCongressBecome a Sponsor PartnerYour tax-deductible sponsorship of AHPA’s Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress supports the important work of the American Herbal Products Association. Sponsors will be recognized in all marketing materials, PR and onsite throughout the event. For information on individual and corporate sponsorships, contact Amber Bennett at abennett@ahpa.org.About AHPAThe American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 400 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs, and also including companies that provide expert services to the herbal trade. Founded in 1982, AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods. www.AHPA.orgMedia and Press Pass ContactSteve Hoffman, Compass Natural — steve@compassnaturalmarketing.com — (303) 807-1042# # #AttachmentsWilliam Bill Richmond USDA SMALLHemp-CBD Congress Sponsors verticalHaley Chitty (media inquires)
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EnWave and Aurora Cannabis Expand Scope of Machine Delivery to Achieve Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Standards

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the “Company”) reports today that Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora”) (TSX: ACB) (NYSE: ACB), is expanding the scope of requirements for its potential purchase of a third 120kW Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) machine targeted for its European operations in Denmark. Aurora Nordic Cannabis, a subsidiary of Aurora, plans to develop a pharmaceutical-level GMP facility, which requires several upgrades to the contemplated machinery.  These upgrades will be confirmed as soon as possible and will also increase the economic profile of this prospective equipment purchase.
On April 26, 2019, EnWave and Aurora announced that the companies had entered into a royalty-bearing commercial license agreement with sub-licensing rights, providing Aurora with the exclusive rights to EnWave’s patented REV™ drying technology for the production of cannabis materials in the European Union, excluding Portugal (the “European License”).Aurora intends to pursue widespread adoption of the REV™ technology throughout its global operations to capture the significant advantages of EnWave’s drying technology when compared to traditional drying methods. Benefits of REV™ Technology in the Cannabis IndustryEnWave’s patented REV™ technology is a rapid, low temperature, continuous drying method that maintains optimal terpene levels, flavour, as well as other product attributes during the drying process. The company’s vacuum-microwave technology enables fast, uniform drying with flexible final moisture content; capabilities that are unattainable with freeze drying or air drying.In the cannabis industry, REV™ technology provides for capital expenditure savings on drying space (smaller footprint) and related HVAC investments, as well as the ability to free up space, which can be repurposed to increase the economic output of each facility.  Furthermore, EnWave’s REV™ technology reduces drying time from 5-7 days to less than two hours, resulting in significant working capital savings and speed to market of product. The technology has certain additional benefits, including the support of industrial scale flow-though, accelerating the ability for large-scale processing of cannabis and CBD-rich biomass into intermediate or finished product.About EnWaveEnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. EnWave has further developed patent-pending methods for uniformly drying and decontaminating cannabis through the use of REV™ technology, shortening the time from harvest to marketable cannabis products. REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food, and pharmaceutical sectors including legal cannabis. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed over twenty royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up nine distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Corporation, NutraDried Food Company, LLC, to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand. EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour;powderREV® which is used for the bulk dehydration of food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes below the freezing point, andquantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.An additional platform, freezeREV®, is being developed as a new method to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.EnWave CorporationMr. Brent Charleton, CFA
President and CEO
For further information:Brent Charleton, CFA , President and CEO at +1 (778) 378-9616
E-mail: bcharleton@enwave.net
Dan Henriques, CPA, Chief Financial Officer at +1 (604) 835-5212
E-mail: dhenriques@enwave.net  
Deborah Honig, Corporate Development at + 1 (647) 203-8793
E-mail: dhonig@enwave.net
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