Appointment Time – Cronos Group Appoints Jody Begley

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) ("Cronos Group" or the "Company") today announced that, in connection with its investment in the Company, Altria Group, Inc. ("Altria") has appointed Jody Begley to the Cronos Group Board of Directors. Mr. Begley is currently Senior Vice President, Tobacco Products for Altria Group in which he oversees more than $24 billion in net revenues. Altria's appointment replaces one of its previous director designees, K.C. Crosthwaite, who has resigned from the Cronos Group Board to devote more time to his new position as CEO of JUUL Labs.

Prior to Mr. Begley's current role, he served as President and General Manager of Nu Mark, leading the company's development and marketing of innovative tobacco products for adult smokers and vapers. He joined Philip Morris USA in 1995 and has held various leadership positions at several Altria companies, including Vice President, Brand Management, PM USA; Vice President, Strategy & Business Development; Vice President, Marketing & Promotion Services; Vice President, Brand Management, Smokeless; and Vice President, Customer & Marketing Services.

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About Cronos Group Inc.

Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group's portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and Lord Jones™, a hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) personal care brand.

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Louis O'Neill
Louis O'Neill

Louis is a writer based in Sydney with a focus on social and political issues. Having interviewed local politicians and entrepreneurs, Louis now focuses on cannabis culture, legislation & reform.

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