VERTICAL EXPLORATION: APPOINTS DAVID M BLACKWOOD TO THE ADVISORY BOARD – JUNE 28, 2022

Vertical Exploration Provides Update on St-Onge Wollastonite Operations

VANCOUVER, BC / March 24, 2022 / VERTICAL EXPLORATION INC. (TSX-V: VERT) (“Vertical” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David M Blackwood to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Blackwood has a strong background in education, medical research and business, with specific business expertise derived from more than 15 years working in the legal medical and recreational cannabis markets. David pioneered operations in the Colorado, Oregon and Oklahoma markets, providing a unique perspective on industry innovation, growth and strategy.

David’s experience encompasses operating an FDA compliant processing laboratory for the production of dietary supplements, CBD hemp extracts and THC, as well as operating cannabis production facilities in all the states mentioned above. From 87,000 square foot indoor facilities to light deprivation greenhouses and field production, David has operated at all scales of commercial production. This extensive experience has led to a level of expertise that has allowed David to pursue numerous consulting opportunities in the cannabis and industrial hemp market, building relationships with vendors and distributors across North America. .

Mr. Blackwood is also a doctoral candidate and is nationally certified in Integrative Medicine and licensed to practice in the State of Colorado. David’s efforts in the cannabis market have only been to improve his understanding of the cultivation and development of the plant, so that with this knowledge and understanding, the next evolution of herbal medicines can be brought to the forefront of medical science and community wellness. being.

Peter P. Swistak, President and CEO of Vertical Exploration Inc., said, “We are delighted to have Mr. Blackwood join our growing team at Vertical Exploration. David’s extensive experience in the medical and healthcare fields, as well as his significant hands-on experience in cannabis industry operations and agriculture brings a high level of business and technical expertise to the company. . David also has first-hand knowledge of the many benefits of wollastonite as a premium natural fertilizer for the agriculture and cannabis industries, and his connections in these key industries will be extremely beneficial to Vertical. The extensive business relationships and partnerships that David has developed across North America over the past 15 years will also benefit Vertical as we continue to develop new regional and international markets for our world. St-Onge Wollastonite class.”

ABOUT VERTICAL EXPLORATION
Vertical Exploration’s mission is to identify, acquire and advance high potential mining prospects located in North America for the benefit of its stakeholders. The Company’s flagship St-Onge Wollastonite property is located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of the province of Quebec.

ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL
Peter P. Swistak, President and CEO

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