Vancouver, British Columbia, February 12, 2020 — Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX: BU, OTCQB: BUROF), a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins, is pleased to announce that it has qualified to trade its common shares in the United States on the OTCQB® Venture Market (“OTCQB®”). Burcon now is quoted on the OTCQB® under the symbol “BUROF”.
“We are pleased to now trade on the OTCQB®, and we believe that trading on the OTCQB® will provide additional liquidity and help us expand Burcon’s investor presence in the United States,” said Johann F. Tergesen, Burcon’s president and chief executive officer, adding, “The trend towards eating nutritious and great-tasting plant-based meat and dairy alternatives with a favorable environmental footprint is strong among U.S. consumers and we anticipate U.S. investors share a similar excitement for this rapidly evolving industry.”
The increased scrutiny required to list on the OTCQB® provides investors with greater financial transparency when making investment decisions. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Burcon on www.otcmarkets.com.
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About Burcon NutraScience Corporation
Burcon is a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins. With over 270 issued patents and more than 260 additional patent applications, developed over a span of more than twenty years, Burcon has grown an extensive portfolio of composition, application, and process patents covering novel plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp, sunflower seed and more. In 2019, Merit Functional Foods Corporation was established in a joint venture by Burcon and three veteran food industry executives. Merit Foods is building a state-of-the-art protein production facility in Manitoba, Canada, where it will produce, under license, Burcon’s novel pea and canola protein ingredients. For more information visit www.burcon.ca
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Burcon NutraScience Corporation
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