LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is joining NBC4/KNBC's 'Help 4 The Hungry' donation drive, returning for a third consecutive year to support food banks facing a greater than ever need this holiday season to help feed families in need. Demand has skyrocketed during the pandemic leaving neighborhoods and people across Southern California struggling with economic hardships, job losses and homelessness.
From November 23 through December 24, individuals can donate $1, $5, $10 or more at Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores upon checkout. People can also make donations by texting H4H to 41444 and follow the prompts. Donations of any amount are welcomed. All donations collected locally will benefit Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and other regional food banks in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
"The economic impact from the pandemic will be a long-term, outstanding problem, and the Help 4 the Hungry campaign will provide critical funds so the Food Bank can reach an unprecedented amount of food-insecure people who rely on the Food Bank," said Michael Flood, the Food Bank's President, and CEO. "The Food Bank is very thankful for the continued support of the NBC4, Ralphs and Food 4 Less teams and its community for helping its neighbors in need."
"NBC4's 'Help 4 The Hungry' returns at a critical time when many across our area are facing overwhelming challenges. We are proud to step up and do our part to ensure millions of meals across Southern California are available to those who need it the most and during these unprecedented times," said Steve Carlston, NBC4 President and General Manager.
Since 2018, NBC4's campaign has raised nearly $1 million dollars in cash donations and provided four million meals across the region. This year, the station and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank hope to build on the success and make a greater impact. As of November, food distribution has increased by 145% compared to the pre-pandemic period.
Throughout the Help 4 The Hungry campaign, NBC4/KNBC will report about food insecurity in Southern California and how donations can make a difference in people's lives. Audiences can watch the reports during the station's newscasts that air from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., at 11:00 a.m. and at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Audiences can also watch the reports through the station's digital, mobile and OTT platforms.
For more information about how to donate, visit nbcla.com/helpthehungry and follow @nbcla on all social media platforms.
About Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been mobilizing resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973. To support the Food Bank's vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, food and grocery products are distributed through a network of 700 partner agencies and directly to families, seniors and children through direct distribution programs. The Food Bank has distributed more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, the equivalent of 1.2 billion meals since 1973. In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Food Bank has more than doubled food distribution, and now reaches more than 900,000 people every month. The Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit LAFoodBank.org.
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In the news release "Dizun Announces Closing of $750,000 Private Placement and Letter of Intent With Maitri Health for Reverse Takeover", issued 24-Jul-2020 by Dizun International Enterprises Inc. over CNW, we are advised by the company that in the previous version of the news release, under the terms of the reverse takeover ("RTO"), Dizun International Enterprises Inc.("Dizun") announced that as part of the RTO, the Maitri Health Corp. ("Maitri") Shareholders will receive an aggregate of 25,000,000 common shares of Dizun. The correct amount is 250,000,000 common shares of Dizun. The complete release follows:
Dizun Announces Closing of $750,000 Private Placement and Letter of Intent With Maitri Health for Reverse Takeover
VANCOUVER, BC, July 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Dizun International Enterprises Inc. (CSE: KDZ) ("Dizun" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of a $750,000 non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of units of the Company (each a "Unit") and that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (the "LOI") with Maitri Health Corp. ("Maitri") to complete a business combination by way of a reverse takeover (the "RTO") of Dizun by the shareholders of Maitri. Upon completion of the RTO, the combined entity (the "Resulting Issuer") will continue to carry on the business of Maitri. The closing of the RTO is subject to the receipt of all necessary approvals, including without limitation regulatory approval for the listing of the common shares of the Resulting Issuer (the "Resulting Issuer Shares") on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the "Exchange"). The LOI was negotiated at arm's length and is effective July 23, 2020.
Pursuant to the Private Placement, Dizun issued 30,000,000 Units at a price of $0.025 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $750,000.
Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of Dizun (a "Dizun Share") and one Dizun Share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional Dizun Share at an exercise price of $0.025 per share for a period of two years from the date of issuance.
The Private Placement is subject to the approval of the Exchange and the securities will be subject to a four-month hold period under securities laws.
In connection with the Private Placement, Dizun paid a cash finder's fee of $1,850 and issued 70,000 Finder's Warrants. The Finder's Warrants have the same terms as the Warrants and will be subject to a four-month hold period under securities laws.
Description of Maitri
Maitri is a coordinated global platform that delivers reliable, high quality health care supplies with transparent supply chains. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed a need for a new way to manufacture and manage healthcare and PPE materials. Businesses need new protocols to keep workers safe and healthcare needs to equip first responders. Created by industry leaders, Maitri's mission is to bring a stable supply of materials to enable businesses and healthcare to function efficiently. Maitri is securing strategic on-shore manufacturing and licensing agreements. Clients of Maitri have a system that ensures medical supplies are available, reliable, consistent and sustainable. With advanced protocols for production, logistics, advanced technology and strict quality control, Maitri will ensure our global community is able to navigate every biomedical emergency. For further information, refer to Maitri's website at www.maitrihealth.ca.
Terms of the RTO
The RTO is expected to be completed by way of a share exchange between the shareholders of Maitri (the "Maitri Shareholders") and Dizun, following which the Resulting Issuer will continue the business of Maitri. In exchange for 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Maitri (the "Maitri Shares"), the Maitri Shareholders will receive an aggregate of 250,000,000 Dizun Shares.
The Parties anticipate entering into a definitive amalgamation agreement (the "Definitive Agreement") by the end of August 2020, following the completion of satisfactory due diligence. The RTO constitutes an Arm's Length Transaction under the policies of the Exchange.
As of the date hereof, Dizun has 41,605,880 Dizun Shares outstanding, as well as an aggregate of 30,070,000 warrants.
As of the date hereof, Maitri has 25,000,000 Maitri Shares outstanding and no convertible securities.
Management and Directors of the Resulting Issuer
When the RTO is completed, it is anticipated that the board of directors of the Resulting Issuer shall be reconstituted to consist of such directors as Maitri shall determine, and each of the officers of Dizun shall resign and be replaced with officers appointed by the new board of directors.
It is anticipated that the directors of the Resulting Issuer will be Sav DiPasquale, Tony Clement, Dr. Solomon (Sam) Pillersdorf and Gavin Cooper, and the officers will be Andrew Morton and Marlis Yassin.
Sav DiPasquale: Board ChairMr. DiPasquale is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and transportation industries, and he is currently President of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Distribution Network ("CPDN"). At CPDN, Mr. DiPasquale is responsible for overall operations, including the development and implementation of strategies to grow the organization's membership and extend its unique service offering. Previously Mr. DiPasquale spent almost seventeen years at Glaxo Smith Kline in various senior positions, including VP Business Development and CIO.
Tony Clement: DirectorMr. Clement is a former Canadian federal politician and former Member of Parliament. Mr. Clement served as an Ontario cabinet minister, including as Federal Minister of Health and Long-Term Care as well as President of the Treasury.
Dr. Solomon (Sam) Pillersdorf: DirectorDr. Pillersdorf has been involved in the mining sector for over 10 years, including funding start-up mining companies and sourcing and funding resource claims. Dr. Pillersdorf was Head of Rheumatology Outpatients and Head of Rheumatology training at the McMaster University Medical Center.
Gavin Cooper: DirectorMr. Cooper is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and financial management. For the past 35 years, Mr. Cooper has been providing strategic and financial advice and corporate administration services, and has held senior positions with a number of public and private companies with local and international operations
Andrew Morton: CEO and DirectorMr. Morton is a seasoned global technology executive with a track record of successfully building and running innovative companies. Mr. Morton was SVP Global Sales for Zodiac Interactive, a private equity held software company focused on advanced software for Tier 1 Cable and Telecom providers. He headed up Broadband TV for Entone where he launched successful operations on multiple continents. Entone was acquired by Amino Communications (LON: AMO) where he served for several years post transaction on the senior executive team. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morton co-launched global operations for Comtrend Corporation, a leader in telecom hardware and software.
Marlis Yassin: CFO and Corporate SecretaryMs. Yassin is a CPA, CA with over 15 years experience working with publicly listed companies. She has held finance management positions at various public companies, including an international industrial products company and mid-tier mining companies. Ms. Yassin gained extensive experience through her client engagements at Deloitte providing reporting, advisory and assurance services to publicly traded companies, primarily in the natural resources sector.
Conditions to the RTO
The RTO is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including as follows:
each of Dizun and Maitri obtaining any requisite director and shareholder approvals;
the completion of due diligence investigations to the satisfaction of each of Dizun and Maitri;
Dizun and Maitri entering into the Definitive Agreement; and
all requisite regulatory and stock exchange approvals relating to the RTO and Exchange approval for the listing of the Resulting Issuer Shares having been obtained.
Additional Information Regarding the RTO
The RTO will constitute a change of business under the rules of the Exchange. The final legal structure for the RTO will be determined after the parties have considered all applicable tax, securities law and accounting efficiencies.
Dizun and Maitri expect to complete the RTO in the fall of 2020.
On behalf of the Board,
Dizun International Enterprises Inc.
Hani Zabaneh, Director and CEO
Completion of the RTO is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, Exchange acceptance. The RTO cannot close until the required shareholder approvals are obtained. There can be no assurance that the RTO will be completed as proposed or at all. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or listing statement to be prepared in connection with the transaction, any information released or received with respect to the transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of Dizun should be considered highly speculative. The Canadian Securities Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its regulation services provider has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
All information contained in this press release with respect to Dizun and Maitri was supplied by the parties respectively for inclusion herein, and each party and its directors and officers have relied entirely on the other party for any information concerning the other party. Dizun has not conducted due diligence on the information provided by Maitri and does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such information.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities described herein in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of management of Dizun and Maitri, respectively, with respect to performance, business and future events, including but not limited to express or implied statements and assumptions regarding the intention of Dizun and Maitri to negotiate for or complete the RTO, the change of directors, as proposed or at all. Forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the business and the industry and markets in which Dizun and Maitri operate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. In particular, there is no guarantee that the parties will successfully negotiate and enter into the Definitive Agreement or complete the RTO contemplated herein; that the due diligence of Dizun and/or Maitri will be satisfactory; or that Dizun and Maitri will obtain any required shareholder or regulatory approvals, including the listing of the Resulting Issuer Shares on the Exchange. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information herein, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Neither Dizun nor Maitri undertakes any obligation to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law.
SOURCE Dizun International Enterprises Inc.