China Keli Announces Fourth Update of Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) – China Keli Electric Company Ltd. (TSXV: ZKL) (the “Company“), announces today a fourth update on the status of the filing of its annual financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis, and the related officer certifications for the financial year ended April 30, 2018 (collectively, the “Annual Filings“). Due to the location of the Company’s business operations in China, the change in the Company’s auditors from Kreston GTA LLP to K.R. Margetson Ltd. in July of this year, and the pending sale of Creative Grace Limited (“Creative Grace“), the Company’s audit remains ongoing at this time. The Company is finalizing its audit and hopes to file the Annual Filings as soon as possible.

In addition, the Company is also preparing and finalizing its financial statements for the first quarter ended July 31, 2018, the management’s discussion and analysis thereto, and the related officer certifications (collectively, the “Q1 Filings“). The Company expects to file the Q1 filings concurrently with or shortly after the Annual Filings.

Pending the filing of the Annual Filings and the Q1 Filings, a management cease trade order has been issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission. The Company intends to follow the provisions of the Alternative Information Guidelines as set out in National Policy 12—203 — Management Cease Trade Orders, for as long as the Company remains in default, including the issuance of further by-weekly default status reports, each of which will be issued in the form of a press release. A general cease trade order may be issued as a result of the Company’s default status.

Finally, the Company continues to work towards the completion of the sale of Creative Grace. Final closing documentation are being finalized, and the Company intends to complete the sale of Creative Grace as soon as practicable.

About China Keli Electric Company Ltd.

China Keli Electric Company Ltd. specializes in the manufacturing and installation of electrical components and equipment, including pre-assembled mini substations, electrical controllers, pressurized and vacuumed switchgears and circuit breakers.

For further information, please contact:

CHINA KELI ELECTRIC COMPANY LTD.

Philip Lo, Chief Financial Officer
Tel. No.: (86) 13632 173732
Email: philip@zkl.cc

For further company information please access our website: www.zkl.cc

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Arctic Star Announces Management Changes

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) – Arctic Star Exploration Corp. (TSXV: ADD) (“Arctic Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that Executive Chairman and Director Patrick Power, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. Scott Eldridge has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer, and will remain with Arctic Star as a Director. In the new corporate structure, effective immediately, Mr. Power will assume all operational duties.

Patrick Power is a seasoned venture capitalist and financier with over 20 years of experience as a stock market professional and as director of public companies. Arctic Star benefits from Mr. Power’s wealth of experience as a savvy deal maker, an adept financier and as a results-driven leader of dynamic public companies. The company enjoys Mr. Power’s large network of contacts within the industry.

About Arctic Star

The Company owns 100% of the recently acquired Timantti Diamond Project including a 243 Ha Exploration Permit and a 193,700 Ha Exploration Reservation near the town of Kuusamo, in Finland. The project is located approximately 550km SW of the operating Grib Diamond Mine in Russia. Arctic has commenced its exploration in Finland on the Timantti Project, where four diamondiferous kimberlite bodies may represent the first finds in a large kimberlite field. The Company also controls diamond exploration properties in Nunavut (Stein), the NWT (Diagras and Redemption) and a rare metals project in BC (Cap). Arctic Star has a highly experienced diamond exploration team previously responsible for several world class diamond discoveries.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ARCTIC STAR EXPLORATION CORP.

Patrick Power, Chief Executive Officer
ppower@arcticstar.ca
+1 (604) 218-8772

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White Metal Options Little Joanna Gold Property, Northeast of Sokoman Iron, Central Newfoundland

Thunder Bay, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) – White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM) (“White Metal” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an option agreement (the “Option”) for a 100% interest in the Little Joanna Gold Property (the “Property”), Central Newfoundland. The Property is approximately 25 km northeast of the town of Glenwood, is accessible by resource roads that originate from either Glenwood or Birchy Bay, and comprises 280 claim units, covering 7,000 hectares. The Property is approximately 45 km northeast of the Moosehead Gold Project of Sokoman Iron Corp. (“Sokoman Iron”). Sokoman Iron recently announced their gold-bearing discovery hole (Sokoman Iron Corp. news release, dated July 24, 2018), reporting an assay result of 44.96 g/t Au over 11.90 metres (from 109.00 to 120.90 metres).

The Little Joanna property is a new high-grade gold discovery in an area with little known exploration. The main Little Joanna showing is a 25 to 31 cm wide compact quartz vein within a highly altered, carbonated sedimentary mélange of shale, conglomerate and siltstone. Hand trenching by the vendors exposed the vein for a couple of metres. Fine, visible gold is observed throughout the vein and selected grabs samples by the Vendor assayed up to 734 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) (23 oz/ton Au); average sampling of the quartz vein is approximately 189 g/t Au (5.9 oz/t Au.). As much of the Property is covered by overburden, the Company believes that significant potential exists for the discovery of additional gold-bearing quartz veins.

In conjunction with the original Option of 27 claim units, White Metal subsequently staked an additional 253 claim units extending the Property to the northeast and southwest and covering historical work done by Noranda Exploration (1988-1989). Noranda reported up to 44g/t Au in boulder samples and outlined 1.15 g/t Au and 5.2 g/t Au basil till sample anomalies.

The Property is largely underlain by Early to Late Silurian siliciclastic sediments and lesser subaerial mafic and felsic volcanic rocks including the Silurian Botwood Group (Wigwam and Lawrenceton formations), similar to the geology and northeast-trending structures found on Sokoman Iron’s Moosehead gold project to the southwest.

To exercise the Option the Company is required to complete a series of cash payments totaling $170,000 and share issuances totalling 1,800,000 shares to the optionor of the Property (the “Optionor”) as follows: a) $15,000 and 300,000 shares upon receipt of regulatory approval; b) $25,000 and 300,000 shares on or before the first anniversary; c) $30,000 and 300,000 shares on or before the second anniversary; c) $40,000 and 400,000 shares on or before the third anniversary; and d) $60,000 and 500,000 shares on or before the fourth anniversary. The Optionor will retain a 2% Net Smelter Return Royalty (“NSR”) of which White Metal will have the right to purchase 1% for $1,000,000.00 and have the first right of refusal on the remaining 1%. The Option is subject to an advanced royalty payment of $7,000 per year, payable in cash or shares, after year 5 of the Option.

This Option Agreement is pending TSX approval.

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans (P.Geo.), Vice President Exploration and a Director of White Metal, who is a Qualified Person under the definitions established by the National Instrument 43-101.

About White Metal Resources Corp. (TSXV: WHM):

White Metal Resources Corp. is a junior mineral exploration company exploring for gold in Canada. For more information in regards to White Metal Resources Corp. you can visit the company’s Web Page at www.whitemetalres.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of White Metal Resources Corp.

“Jean-Pierre Colin”
Jean-Pierre Colin, President, CEO and Director

For further information contact:
Jean-Pierre Colin
President, CEO & Director
White Metal Resources Corp.
(416) 573-4300
Jpcolin.whitemetal@gmail.com

or

Michael Stares
Director
White Metal Resources Corp.
684 Squier Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B 4A8
Phone: (807) 628-7836   Fax (807) 475 7200

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Japan Gold Announces Strategic Alliance to Explore Four Prospective Lithocap Projects

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) – Japan Gold Corp. (TSXV: JG) (OTCQB: JGLDF) (“Japan Gold” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding letter agreement (“Letter Agreement“) with First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX: FM) (“FQML“) to explore four of its prospective lithocap projects (collectively, the “Lithocap Projects” and each a “Project“) located on the islands of Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu, Japan. The Lithocap Projects represent exploration targets for shallow-level epithermal gold and deeper porphyry copper-gold deposits. Pursuant to the terms of the Letter Agreement, FQML has committed to manage and oversee a systematic surface exploration reconnaissance program on each Project prior to June 30, 2019.

John Proust, Chairman and CEO of Japan Gold, commented: “We are delighted to partner with a company with First Quantum’s international reputation, exploration, development and production expertise and financial capability to advance four of our highly prospective gold and copper-gold exploration targets in Japan. We believe this to be a first of many validating events for our pioneering efforts to re-establish Japan as a major mining jurisdiction. Separately, Japan Gold’s portfolio includes an additional twelve epithermal gold projects focused on the islands of Hokkaido and Kyushu, all of which sit within historic mining districts. Taken together, we believe that the Company is in an excellent strategic position in Japan, and we heartily welcome First Quantum as a partner.”

The Projects included in the Letter Agreement are the Eboshi, Kobui, Minamikayabe and Kamitsue projects, which collectively cover a land area of 11,830 hectares (“ha”), refer to Figure 1 which shows Japan Golds lithocap projects on the islands of Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu.

FQML will immediately commence work on initial exploration programs at each of the Projects, which will consist of reconnaissance field work, mapping, soil and rock sampling, and targeted geophysics. FQML personnel will be working directly alongside Japan Gold, who will remain as operator during this initial program at each of the Projects.

Option Summary

Upon completion of the initial exploration program, as defined by a specific scope of work on each of the four Projects, FQML will have the option to enter into a formal earn-in agreement (“Option Agreement“) on any Project individually, pursuant to which FQML may earn-in to 51% of a Project by completing a minimum of US$5 million in total exploration expenditures prior to June 30, 2022. For any project that FQML options it will endeavour to maintain minimum average annual expenditures of US$1 million per year during the initial earn-in period.

Upon earning a 51% interest in a Project, FQML would have the right to earn an additional 29% interest in a Project by solely funding the Project until FQML makes a “Decision to Mine”, increasing FQML’s ownership in a Project to 80%.

Lithocap Project Summaries

The Eboshi project comprises nine contiguous prospecting rights totaling 3,080 ha, located near the coastal town of Noheji in northern Honshu, Japan. The project area contains a large, exposed advanced-argillic lithocap, one of several identified along the Northeast Japan Arc by government funded regional metallogenic surveys conducted in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

The Kobui project comprises eight contiguous prospecting rights applications totaling 2,738 ha, located in the Kameda Peninsula of southwestern Hokkaido. The project area contains two large advanced-argillic lithocaps separated by a younger andesitic volcanic dome.

The Minamikayabe project comprises six contiguous prospecting rights applications totaling 1,943 ha also on the Kameda Peninsula of southwestern Hokkaido. Targets include high level epithermal gold systems, and deeper potential porphyry targets associated with two broad advanced-argillic lithocaps.

The Kamitsue project comprises twelve contiguous prospecting rights applications totaling 4,069 ha, located near the town of Kikuchi in northern Kyushu. A large area of advanced argillic alteration was identified by the Company in 2018 during reconnaissance programs around historically prospected gold bearing quartz veins.

Advisors

Haywood Securities Inc. is acting as financial adviser to Japan Gold in connection with the transaction. Morton Law LLP is acting as legal counsel to Japan Gold.

On behalf of the Board of Japan Gold Corp.

“John Proust”

Chairman & CEO

About Japan Gold Corp.

Japan Gold Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused solely on gold and copper-gold exploration in Japan. The Company has applied for 210 prospecting rights licenses in Japan for a combined area of 69,505 hectares over seventeen separate projects. Forty-one of the applications have been granted as Prospecting Rights. The applications cover areas with known gold occurrences and a history of mining and are prospective for both high-grade epithermal gold mineralization and gold-bearing lithocaps, which could indicate the presence of porphyry mineralization. Japan Gold’s leadership team has decades of resource industry and business experience, and the Company has recruited geologists and technical advisors with experience exploring and operating in Japan. More information is available at www.japangold.com or by email at info@japangold.com.

About First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is a leading and fast-growing copper company founded more than 20 years ago with a strong conviction in the long-term fundamentals for copper. Beginning with the 1996 purchase of the Bwana Mkubwa Mining License in Zambia, to reprocess tailings from past mining activities, First Quantum’s assets and operations now span nine countries and five continents. Today, First Quantum is one of the world’s top ten copper producers. In 2017, First Quantum recorded the highest copper production in its history at 573,963 tonnes in addition to 199,736 ounces of gold and 17,837 tonnes of nickel. First Quantum’s rapid growth is set to continue with the ramp-up of the massive Cobre Panama project beginning in late 2018.

Japan Gold Contact

John Proust
Chairman & CEO
Phone: 778-725-1491
Email: info@japangold.com

Cautionary Note

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Japan Gold’s President & Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Mike Andrews, PhD, FAusIMM, who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. As the Qualified Person, he has supervised the preparation and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in the news release.

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to expected or anticipated future events and anticipated results that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, competition for qualified staff, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, uncertainties resulting from working in a new political jurisdiction, uncertainties regarding the results of exploration, uncertainties regarding the timing and granting of prospecting rights, uncertainties regarding the Company’s ability to execute and implement future plans, and the occurrence of unexpected events. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors.


Figure 1: Japan Gold Lithocap and Low-Sulphidation Epithermal Gold Projects

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Global UAV, Major Telecom and VineView Perform 4G Supported Agriculture Survey at Jost Vineyards

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) – Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (CSE: UAV) (OTC: YRLLF) (FSE: YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”), a diversified and vertically integrated drone technology company, recently completed a 4G drone technology proof of concept mission with Jöst Vineyards, VineView – Scientific Aerial Imaging, Inc., (“VineView”) and a major Canadian Telecommunications partner.

Global UAV provided the 4G enabled Procyon 800E helicopter drone platform and specialized imaging payload, pilots and engineering support for the project.

The mission demonstrated a real word application of cutting-edge drone technology for the “Digital Vineyard of the Future” project. The mission provided valuable quantitative scientific data to the vineyard. Global UAV flew a 4G enabled multi-spectral imaging survey over Jöst Vineyards in Nova Scotia with a Procyon 800E helicopter, the company’s proprietary drone that is designed, engineered and manufactured by Global UAV’s subsidiary, NOVAerial Robotics Inc. A key factor and technical aspect of the mission was to demonstrate drone-enabled real-time data transfer capabilities over the 4G cellular network.

The project partners included one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies. Global UAV worked with VineView and the telecommunications partner to integrate the 4G technology onto the Procyon 800E UAV platform, fly the survey and transfer the data over the 4G network in real-time during flight. VineView post-processed and interpreted the multi-spectral imagery and produced diagnostic maps used by Jöst Vineyards for crop uniformity optimization, irrigation management, harvest planning, and plant health information.

By completing this project Global UAV has established an additional business opportunity vertical it can access by providing “high value crop” surveys which can be managed within the existing business units of Global UAV.

The survey was flown over the Jöst Vineyards in Malagash, Nova Scotia, part of the Devonian Coast Wineries group. Jöst Vineyards will use the optimized data to determine plant health and harvest information as a part of the “Digital Vineyard of the Future” project on which all the above companies and partners are collaborating.

“This is a pivotal opportunity for Global UAV and emphasizes the broad exposure to major telecom partners that our innovation and 4G technology development efforts have landed. In addition, we are excited to reveal the new technology our Company brings to the viticulture and agriculture industry. Collaboration with VineView, Jöst Vineyards and the major telecom partner confirms Global UAV’s emergence as an industry leading drone technology company with wide technology applications across many industry verticals. The application of this technology demonstrates Global UAV’s ability to deploy “real world” solutions that can extend and accelerate our business opportunities,” commented Michael Burns, CEO, Global UAV Technologies Ltd.

“Fine wine making is in the growing of grapes with specific qualities, where many variables have to be taken into consideration. We see these emerging technologies offering excellent opportunities for integrated measurement and management of our vineyards and focus on Precision Viticulture,” stated Jonathan Rodwell, Director of Viticulture and Winemaking, Jöst Vineyards.

About Global UAV Technologies Ltd.

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. is a diversified, vertically integrated drone technology company within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) sector. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries – Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd., High Eye Aerial Imaging Inc., UAV Regulatory Services Inc., and NOVAerial Robotics Inc.— Global UAV Technologies Ltd. provides a full spectrum of UAV-based services and products including drone research and development and manufacturing, flight services and regulatory compliance. Global UAV Technologies Ltd. will continue its growth through technology development, expanding the business of its current divisions and the continued evaluation of potential acquisitions. Global UAV is well positioned for growth as a vertically integrated drone technology company.

About Jöst Vinyards

The largest of Devonian Coast Wineries vineyards, Jöst Vineyards is nestled in the gentle hills and sheltered coastal inlets of the Northumberland shores. The longest operating and largest winery in Nova Scotia, Jöst Vineyards is a pioneer of the Nova Scotia wine industry producing distinctive wines and styles, which have won hundreds of national and international awards. For more information visit: www.devoniancoast.ca.

About VineView

VineView has emerged as the leading provider of crop diagnostics for vineyards, working with some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world. Backed by over 15 years of unparalleled industry experience, VineView delivers innovative, custom data solutions that assist in crop uniformity optimization, irrigation management, harvest planning, disease mapping, and much more. For more information visit www.vineview.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Michael Burns”
Michael Burns
CEO & Director

For additional information please contact:

Global UAV Technologies Ltd.
Investor Information
Telephone: 1 888-905-7011
Email: ir@globaluavtech.com
www.globaluavtech.com

We invite all shareholders and stakeholders to join the Global UAV Technologies Ltd. portal on 8020 Connect. Connect here: http://bit.ly/GlobalUAV

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Statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company’s future plans and objectives or expected results, may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in public markets, service industries, manufacturing and the UAV Sector. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

International Zeolite Update on Application of its Zeolite in Indian Agricultural Sector

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) – International Zeolite Corp. (TSXV: IZ) (OTCQB: IZCFF) (FSE: ZEON) (the “Company”) an international marketer and supplier of natural zeolite and zeolite-infused products, is pleased to provide an update on the application of its zeolite in the agricultural sector in India. The Company shipped 40 metric tonnes of various sized processed zeolite for use in the Indian agricultural and poultry sectors. The shipment arrived in India on August 14, 2018 and was then forwarded to the research sites.

The objective of the research is to test the use of zeolite in optimization in the absorption of urea, a nitrogenous fertilizer. Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (“PJTSAU”) based in Hyderabad, India has completed research protocols on rice crops and commenced the project within the Khariff (monsoon season) on three different soil types representing respective climatic conditions and the soil eco-systems of each location, which is part of Phase I research.

The ongoing research undertaken by Hyderabad University indicates visibly identifiable changes observed between the control crop (without zeolite), the zeolite infused crop, and the reduced zeolite application crop as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

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The research protocol parameters are designed to test the height and length of the rice plant, along with the number of panicles (a flower cluster that usually grows at the end of a stem or a shoot) per plant, the number of rice grains per panicle and the grain size variability which directly impacts the crop yields. It is an established hypothesis that slow release of essential major nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus promotes healthy growth of the plant and positively impacts crop yields. The University will present formal research results and provide necessary information for obtaining required clearances from relevant authorities towards commercialization.

As previously reported, in India, Urea receives a significant government subsidy for use in the agricultural sector. Annual consumption of approximately 32 million tonnes has a domestic retail value of approximately US$3 billion. The Indian Nitrogen Group has reported that only 33% to 35% of Urea is used by the plant and the rest is lost due to leaching or evaporation and run-off of soils, resulting in ground water pollution, which is a notable environmental issue in the agricultural sector throughout India. Estimates of the economic costs on loss of effective Urea utilization rates in India range between US$1.6-billion to US$1.8-billion annually.

Inherent properties of zeolites include: Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) which increases soil nutrient holding capacity due to its open framework and porous crystal structure. Its water retention capacity is 60% to 70% of its body weight. Contrary to fertilizers, zeolites are nutrient-intake regulators that act as a natural aid of increasing retention of water soluble fertilizers for long periods while preventing de-leaching, dehydration and run-off of soils. Zeolites promote maximum efficiency of fertilizer utilization through the slow release of nutrients to the plant.

The main fertilizers used in Indian agriculture include nitrogenous fertilizers, potash, phosphate and complex fertilizers. India is the third largest producer and second largest consumer of fertilizers in the world. The total fertilizer market in India is expected to reach a value of US$34-billion in 2019. The Indian agriculture sectors contribution is approximately 17% of the nation’s US$2 trillion economy.

Ray Paquette, CEO stated, “International Zeolite is in the process of pursuing technologies to commercialize the manufacturing of zeolite coated urea. The Company is working through Ichaana Indo-Can Zeolite Private Limited (“Ichanna”). The working relationship established with Ichaana and the University is expected to contribute significantly to the international agricultural sector based on positive research results. This would be followed by securing the necessary permits and approvals for market expansion into India.”

On Behalf of the Board
Ray Paquette
President & CEO
604.684.3301
www.internationalzeolite.com

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FluroTech Designs a Cocaine Test for Roadside Impairment Testing

Calgary, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – October 23, 2018) –  FluroTech Ltd. (TSXV: TEST), (“FluroTech” or the “Company“), a developer of a human saliva-based testing device designed to accurately measure concentrations of ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), methamphetamines and cocaine, is pleased to report that it has achieved the proof of concept to specifically detect cocaine below the 50 ng/ml cut-off, as required for roadside testing by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science Drugs and Driving Committee (DDC) for Drug Screening Equipment. The development team will continue to validate the cocaine test and prove concept for THC and methamphetamines prior to commercialization of the drug test kits. Once the drug test kits are complete, they can be modified for employee testing with the CompleTest™ devices that are currently in production.

“With recreational cannabis legalized, law enforcement agencies and drug recognition experts will be under the microscope to correctly identify drivers who are under the influence of any drug that impacts their ability to drive in a safe and responsible manner,” said FluroTech CEO Danny Della-Longa. “Having a device to definitively, quickly and accurately measure various drug levels in saliva to assist the drug recognition experts is a benefit to all members of society. Adding the ability to detect methamphetamines and cocaine to the ability to detect THC on a parts per billion (ppb) basis will help keep the streets safe.”

The design of the roadside testing device for the drugs required by the DDC is complete and prototyping is underway. The device was designed with the following goals:

  • Accurate testing in a wide range of ambient temperatures

  • Effectively suppresses background substrates

  • Limited wait time before commencing the testing process

  • Saliva swabs to be completed in under two minutes

  • Entire test to be completed in under 10 minutes

  • Ease of training of law enforcement personnel

The Company anticipates submitting an application in response to current requests for submissions of testing devices for consideration to the DDC in Q4 2018.

About FluroTech (TSXV: TEST)

FluroTech is a technology and marketing company whose core business is focused on the commercialization of new spectroscopy-based technologies for cannabis quality control testing and human saliva testing for ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, methamphetamines and cocaine to determine levels of impairment. FluroTech’s proprietary spectroscopy-based technology allows for the testing and identification of organic and inorganic compounds contained within biological samples. Using the technology that was developed at the University of Calgary in conjunction with the University of Alberta, FluroTech has developed a two-part solution comprising an instrument called the CompleTest™ and consumable testing kits.

To learn more, visit www.FluroTech.com.

Contact Information

FluroTech Ltd.
Alistair Ross Technology Centre

Suite 111, 3553-31 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2L 2K7
info@flurotech.com

Danny Dalla-Longa
Chief Executive Officer
403.680.0644
danny@flurotech.com

Prit Singh
IR — Thesis Capital Inc.
905.510.7636
psingh@thesiscapital.ca

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The Company made certain material assumptions, including but not limited to prevailing market conditions and general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties to develop the forward-looking information in this news release. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Actual results may vary from the forward-looking information in this news release due to certain material risk factors. These risk factors include, but are not limited to, adverse market conditions and regulatory and other risks associated with the medical cannabis industry in general, failure to meet certain timelines for commercialization, failure to submit its application for consideration on time or at all, and failure to achieve the anticipated benefits of the October 17, 2018 legislation. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of material risk factors and assumptions is not exhaustive.

The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking information in this news release, unless it is required to do so under Canadian securities legislation.

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