VANC Pharmaceuticals Achieves Listing of 17 Generic Products with National Distributor

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – June 1, 2017) - VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VANC)(OTCQB:NUVPF) (“VANC” or the “Company“), a pharmaceutical company focused on the Canadian generic drug and over-the-counter (the “OTC“) markets announces today that 11 of the Company’s generic molecules have been listed with the major national distributor and wholesaler of drugs in Canada.

“I am very pleased to announce that the company has achieved a listing of 11 generic molecules comprising 17 different products (SKUs) with the largest distributor and wholesaler of generics in Canada,” stated Bob Rai, CEO of VANC. “These listings will make these 17 products available to 7,000 out of approximately 10,000 pharmacies in Canada while allowing VANC to compete in markets totalling approximately $370 M (IMS Health-2016),” concluded Mr. Rai.

“All of these products listed below are used in chronic therapeutic areas and bring an affordable price point to meet Canadian generic drug demand,” commented David Hall, Chairman of VANC. “VANC is dedicated to bringing competitively priced drugs and technology to Canadian pharmacists and their patients and this distribution arrangement will significantly advance our efforts,” ended Mr. Hall.

The list of the products and their market share is given in the table below.

Product Name Strength Innovator Drug Therapeutic Area Market Volume
(in Mn $)
(Source: IMS
VAN-Amlodipine 5 mg Norvasc® Antianginal Agent 79.91
10 mg Norvasc® Antianginal Agent 58.11
VAN-Fluoxetine 10 mg Prozac® Neurological 10.41
20 mg Prozac® Neurological 33.96
VAN-Mycophenolate 250 mg CellCept® Immunosuppressive 2.04
500 mg CellCept® Immunosuppressive 28.96
VAN-Omeprazole 20 mg Losec® Gastroesophageal 25.67
VAN-Ondansetron 4 mg Zofran® Antiemetics 7.99
8 mg Zofran® Antiemetics 18.80
VAN-Pioglitazone 15 mg Actos® Endocrine 1.48
30 mg Actos® Endocrine 4.13
45 mg Actos® Endocrine 3.19
VAN-Rizatriptan 5 mg Maxalt® Neurological 0.34
10 mg Maxalt® Neurological 6.10
VAN-Rizatriptan-ODT 10 mg Maxalt MLT® Neurological 11.75
VAN-Sildenafil 100 mg Viagra® Cardiovascular 67.35
VAN-Zolmitriptan-ODT 2.5 mg Zomig Raplmelt® Neurological 7.77

“I also want to announce that we have begun the process of changing our Board of Directors to more accurately reflect our new strategic direction focusing on technology for the pharmacist as well as delivering competitively priced quality generics and innovative OTC products,” stated Mr. Rai. “Effective May 31, 2017, Mr. Arun Nayyar and Mr. Eugene Beukman are retiring from the Board of Directors and I want to thank them for their dedication and work getting the Company through many of the challenges of an early stage company,” concluded Mr. Rai.

“We are currently interviewing several board candidates whom have significant experience and standing in the Canadian drug and pharmacy industries and whom share our firm belief in advancing the contributions that pharmacists can make to Canadian health care services,” commented Mr. Hall. “We expect to announce two new board members in the weeks ahead and in connection with our ongoing financing,” concluded Mr. Hall.

On behalf of:

VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bob Rai, Director and CEO

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves VANC’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. VANC generally uses words such as “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “remains,” “to be,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “expects,”
“intends,” “anticipates,” “estimate,” “future,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “project,” “remain,” “scheduled,” “set to,” “subject to,” “upcoming,” and similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to VANC as of the date of this release, and VANC assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of VANC and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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