Canna Security America (CSA) Restructures Leadership With New Investment; Acquires Big Al’s Security Team, LLC

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Aug 18, 2016) – Canna Security America (CSA) ( OTCQB : CSAX ), the leading comprehensive security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry, has entered into an amended and restated settlement with its now-former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Williams. The settlement, which includes Williams’ resignation as CEO, also paved the way for new ownership from three investment groups who now own 50.19% of the Company, as reported in CSA’s 8-K filing [JH1] of August 18, 2016. Capitalizing on the momentum created with the new ownership, and the vision of the board, CSA also acquired Colorado-based physical security firm, Big Al’s Security (Big Al’s). The Board would like to acknowledge the strategic vision of investment banker Jon Doukas working in conjunction with Trends Investments, and Gibraltar Advisors who brought to the table the private investment group that provided the necessary liquidity to drive CSA’s growth. In addition, Mr. Doukas along with the COO Tom Siciliano simultaneously targeted the “Big Al” acquisition as the first step in the pursuit of the Company’s acquisition initiative. Siciliano drove this acquisition of Big Al’s which we anticipate may triple the annual revenues of CSA and provide for greater industry diversification for the services of both Companies.

New Management Team/New Vision

Upon the departure of Dan Williams, CSA’s Board of Directors appointed Tom Siciliano to the position of interim President and Secretary of the Company. Prior to the new appointment, Siciliano served for the last year as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. During this process, Jim Willett was added to the board in February, 2016. Willett most recently served as the majority owner and CEO of the Yakima Company, a waste recycling company servicing southern California.

“In a very short period of time, CSA has turned a significant page in the next chapter of our story,” said Tom Siciliano, acting President of CSA. “With our new owners and a terrific board solidly in place, we have rapidly begun architecting not only a path forward, but a future vision for CSA. Our acquisition of Big Al’s is the first of many proof points that we will offer investors, as well as customers and our employees, regarding our intent to focus on revenue and smart growth/expansion [MC2].”

Acquisition

CSA’s new ownership funding allowed the Company to execute on the first phase of its new strategic plan with the acquisition of Big Al’s Security. The terms of the cash and restricted stock transaction were outlined in an 8-K filed [JH3] by the Company on August 18, 2016.

The acquisition of Big Al’s allows CSA to immediately begin servicing Oregon and Arizona directly as they are licensed and have team leaders on-site, which we believe are ready to expand CSA’s footprint into these states.

Big Al’s physical security services will complement CSA’s existing focus on alarm, video surveillance and access control, to create a comprehensive suite of security services. Collectively, but under the CSA brand, the two companies will create a security services powerhouse for both cannabis-based businesses, as well as those outside of the cannabis industry. Specific to cannabis, the acquisition makes CSA one of the largest and most wide-reaching security companies in the US for an all-cash industry in desperate need of critical security services.

“As a pioneer in Cannabis security since 2009, we have had the great fortune of expanding our footprint to other states like Oregon and Arizona, where there is a need for in-depth knowledge of the industry and its unique security issues,” said “Big” Al Burke, CEO and founder of Big Al’s Security. “As members of the CSA family, overnight we can now offer a far greater suite of services, including CSA’s deep technical infrastructure, to our clients in every state we serve. There are few companies that I would trust our clients with, and even fewer who I believe have the right depth of knowledge and approach to tackle the significant security threats faced by the burgeoning cannabis industry. However, Tom and the team at CSA have proven that they have what it takes to not only serve our existing clients, but to also craft a better future for our collective companies than either of us could achieve separately. We are excited to be new members of the CSA team.”

“We are proud and honored to have reached an agreement with such a dynamic and dedicated group of security professionals,” added Siciliano. “More specifically, the leadership of Al Burke, our new EVP of Operations for CSA, means we get his six-plus years in cannabis security and contacts to help us drive our growth and increase our services. Their team of security professionals, stellar client roster and specialized services are a great complement to CSA’s existing base, affording us greater ability and resources to capitalize on the significant security needs of the cannabis industry as well as the many non-cannabis individuals, businesses, venues, and events who need our services during these trying times.”

This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the CSA’s estimated revenues, expenses, and growth. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “anticipate,” “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, competitive and economic factors, client retention, revenues, personnel costs and other expenses affecting CSA’s profitability, and changes in federal and state law under which CSA and its clients operate. CSA undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

TheDirectory.com Engages Financial and M&A Advisor to Assist With Roll-Up Strategy

TAMPA, FL–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2013) – TheDirectory.com, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : SEEK ) an emerging leader in the Local search space, today announced that it has engaged New Jersey based financial advisory firm Gibraltar Advisors to assist the Company in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and deal structuring.

www.TheDirectory.com Founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Gallagher commented, “As outlined last week in my letter to the stockholders, we’re entering a new growth phase for our Company that’s based on our Build/Buy/Partner strategy. This strategy is partially based on our ability to acquire a potential acquisition candidate and integrate their business seamlessly and expeditiously into TheDirectory.com. We can accomplish this principally because our recoded and redesigned platform allows us to easily facilitate the additional revenues and also because our portfolio of over 1,000 domain names which would cost millions to replicate, cover some of the most important categories in the Local search space. For example, we own the TLD (top level domain) www.Chiropractor.net, the keyword “Chiropractor” alone is worth millions of dollars each and every month on PPC networks like Google AdWords and others. We’ve hired Gibraltar Advisors to assist us in structuring a roll-up strategy and to communicate our value proposition to Wall Street banks and to potential acquisition candidates. Gibraltar brings over 100 years of collective market knowledge and experience to the table.”

Gallagher continued, “We’ve already identified several potential acquisition opportunities that would grow our top line in the millions while being immediately accretive to earnings. The key to closing these types of transactions lies in having a quality long term funding partner. We’ve been very impressed by the quality of the firms Gibraltar has already introduced us to in regards to acquisition financing. I firmly believe that as we complete the reporting process and once again become an SEC exchange act reporting Company, Gibraltar will increasingly play a critical role in establishing our brand and assisting us in executing our roll-up strategy.”

Gibraltar advisors Managing Partner Jon Doukas stated: “TheDirectory.com has all the necessary ingredients to become a major player in this space in a short period of time.”

About TheDirectory.com, Inc.

TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local and Vertical Internet search company that owns and operates a network of Locally targeted, category specific, search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com, other sites in the network include:www.Chiropractor.net, www.Therapists.net, www.Dietitians.net and many others. For more information see the Company’s financial statements and related filings on www.OTCMarkets.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are “forward-looking” statements (as defined — Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). TheDirectory.com, Inc. cautions that the statements made in this press release constitute forward-looking statements and no guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from projections in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at time the statements are made.

Freedom Leaf Launches Division to Pursue Mergers & Acquisitions in the Green Rush

Freedom Leaf Launches Division to Pursue Mergers & Acquisitions in the Green Rush

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jun 22, 2016) – Freedom Leaf, Inc., (OTC PINK: FRLF), a budding publishing & multimedia company in the rapidly growing medical/recreational Marijuana & Industrial Hemp industry, is adding an acquisition component to its fully reporting and audited public company.

Freedom Leaf is setting up a Merger and Acquisition department to help new companies enter the legal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp sector. It will not only work at incubating new companies but it will also seek companies to acquire to add to the growth and reach of Freedom Leaf. Currently, Freedom Leaf is in discussions with other media companies in the industry, both print and digital, about merging. Discussions are also underway with a company that provides auxiliary products to the industry. Freedom Leaf expects to conclude negotiations on an acquisition in the next few weeks.

Freedom Leaf attended and exhibited at last week’s very successful Cannabis World Congress & Exposition at the Javits Center in NYC, along with non-profit partner NORML.org. Follow link to read: Gary Johnson, Keith Stroup and Freedom Leaf at CWCB Cannabis Expo NYC.

Freedom Leaf CEO Cliff Perry announced and introduced Plants to Paper, a new company that has filed the patent on the first ever rolling papers & blunt wraps to be produced from Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana to the industry at the Cannabis World Congress & Exposition. A number of companies at the Exposition expressed an interest in licensing the Plants to Paper brand for manufacturing, distributing and selling Cannabis Sativa, Marijuana rolling papers and blunt wraps. Freedom Leaf will be working together with Blue Moon Advisors in incubating the new company by providing the necessary guidance on working within the Cannabis Industry.

Jon Doukas, managing partner at Gibraltar Advisors, is a principal investor in the Cannabis space and had this to say: “Freedom Leaf is uniquely positioned in its role as a leading trade publication to source out those newly emerging start-ups and together with Blue Moon Consortium to incubate the best and the most promising” in the cannabis space.

Freedom Leaf CEO Clifford J. Perry & co-founder Richard C. Cowan have 50 plus years in the movement and have coined Freedom Leaf as The Marijuana Legalization Company ™. “As a result of Richard and my combined tenure, experience and influence as business professionals and renowned activists, Freedom Leaf Magazine and our other digital marketing components and alliances are a funnel that bring new and innovative products and services our way. Freedom Leaf has become the trusted source, the go-to guys, if you will, for guidance, business development, marketing resources & finance,” said Cliff Perry.

Freedom Leaf is the Brand Ambassador for NORML.org, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. With a 45-year history, NORML.org is the oldest, largest and most well-known non-profit in the marijuana and hemp legalization movements. Freedom Leaf is the parallel for-profit company that is creating and implementing mutually beneficial revenue streams in order to empower NORML to spend more time and resources on ending prohibition. Currently, Freedom Leaf is spearheading the NORML Presidential Membership Drive with membership packages that range from a contribution as little as $30 – $150. Enter the Free Sweepstakes to win domestic air fare and accommodations for two for a cannabis tour of Denver, Colorado! Follow this link to the NORML PRESIDENTIAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Sweepstakes.

Freedom Leaf is a Founding Executive Blue Moon Advisor; and has developed numerous companies utilizing the valuable resource to entrepreneurs provided by the Consortium and its network of subject matter experts. Blue Moon Advisors of Las Vegas, NV, a Division of Blue Moon Consortium, Inc., provides start up services, compliant business finance documents and marketing presentation materials.

Freedom Leaf works closely with other public companies in the Cannabis Industry such as Hemp, Inc., (OTC PINK: HEMP) which is finishing the Decortication Plant with the only industrial sized Decorticator in the United States. Hemp, Inc., the #1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator through videos on YouTube as described in the “Freedom Leaf Magazine” article “The Return of the Hemp Decorticator” by Steve Bloom.

Another company that Freedom Leaf is working with is Pazoo.com, (OTC PINK: PZOO), a best-in-class laboratory located in multiple states, which tests cannabis and cannabinoids to protect consumers from impurities, contaminants and other irregularities. Freedom Leaf will be featuring an article on Pazoo CEO David Cunic in their July Issue.

About

Freedom Leaf, Inc., “The Marijuana Legalization Company ™ is a fully reporting and audited, publicly traded company trading under the symbol (OTC PINK: FRLF). Freedom Leaf is one of the leading go-to resources in the cannabis, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industry. It is involved in merger and acquisitions in the marijuana industry, including incubation of new marijuana-related companies and spin offs. In addition, the company flagship publication, Freedom Leaf Magazine,The Good News in Marijuana Reform, produces a portfolio of news, print and digital media, websites, and web advertising, for the ever-changing industry. Freedom Leaf Inc. does not handle, grow, sell, or disperse marijuana or related products.

Blue Moon Consortium, Inc. is the parent entity for a group of seven companies that support small and medium sized businesses, (SMB) Entrepreneurs in all areas related to the preparation, presentation, and ultimately, acquisition of business finance instruments. Their network of advisors provide expertise related to business finance and development, including attorneys, accountants, bankers, brokers, coaches, consultants, investors, and marketers. Through the combination of these resources working in concert, the Company prepares and executes business finance documentation and presentation materials for startup businesses and expansions around the world in all industries, sectors, and sub-sectors.

Gibraltar Advisors provides a full range of services for publicly held microcap corporations, as well as privately held companies with a desire to go public. We specialize in working with companies whose market capitalization is $100 Million and under.

Gibraltar Advisors is a boutique advisory services firm with a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate finance and securities from both the business and legal perspectives, including investment banking and advisory, corporate reorganizations, recapitalizations, structured (debt) refinancing, mergers and acquisitions (including reverse mergers), and corporate spinoffs.

Our team offers decades of experience in successfully funding and growing emerging companies and taking these companies to the next level in growth and market niche.

Based on our team’s unique individual experience and business success our focus is on two core areas:

  • Corporate finance with an emphasis on debt-to-equity restructurings and equity credit lines.
  • Corporate advisory services with an emphasis on going public strategies (including S-1 registrations and reverse mergers), finance and capital markets, market support, M&A, and spin-offs.

Our emphasis is providing a complete solution for companies seeking to go public and public companies looking for additional capital for growth.

By getting involved in the overall operation of our client’s business, we are able to contribute the greatest value: fine tuning a company’s business model and creating a sound financial structure. The primary mission of Gibraltar Advisors is to: “empower companies to compete in the public market by providing them the necessary tools to become successful”.

CONTACT:
Raymond Medeiros
PR and Business Development Director
Phone: 415-601-1974
ray@freedomleaf.com

Freedom Leaf, Inc.
3571 East Sunset Road Suite 420
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

Canna Security America Begins to Trade as Public Company

DENVER, Dec. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Security America (CSA) (OTCBB: CSAX) the leading comprehensive security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that it has completed its merger and begun to trade as a public company.

With over 450 permitted facilities having CSA security systems installed across multiple states, all achieving a 100% licensing approval rating, Canna Security America (CSA) is recognized as the gold-standard in security services and technology for the cannabis industry. As a national leading security firm, CSA knows where risk points exist for cannabis businesses, and how to tailor services to ensure maximum loss prevention and legal compliance. As security industry experts headquartered in Denver Colorado, CSA has expanded its operations to serve the increasing number of state licensed cannabis cultivators, processors, infused products manufacturers, and retailers in over 15 U.S. states. By assisting Colorado regulators in drafting the security requirements in 2009, Canna Security America (CSA) was also able to seamlessly enter the Washington market and position itself as the first comprehensive national security solutions provider for the cannabis industry.

Dan Williams, CEO of Canna Security America (CSA) stated, “As our business continues to grow and expand to multiple states and an increasingly diverse set of clients, it is critical that we have access to the proper capital to support and fund this growth. This is why we chose Gibraltar Advisors to take us public and best position us in the capital markets. I would like to recognize and thank Jon Doukas, from Gibraltar Advisors, for his invaluable assistance in helping to guide CSA through this process.”

About Canna Security America (CSA)
Founded in Denver, Colorado in 2009, Canna Security America (CSA) is the leading security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry. Growing from 6 to 29 employees in the last twelve months, their security consultants tailor site and budget-specific electronic video surveillance, access control, and perimeter security systems to each client’s requirements. Their security consultants and executives have worked directly with state lawmakers and regulators since its inception to ensure their regulatory knowledge is second to none. CSA has an unparalleled reputation for quality and dependability with customers who have endorsed CSA’s growth in this sector.

For more information please visit http://www.cannasecurity.com

The Cloverton Group: A division of CSA
In 2015, CSA announced the release of their new physical security solutions division, The Cloverton Group, offering armored transport, armed and unarmed guards, comprehensive background checks, and risk management services. The Cloverton Group’s guards are fully licensed and insured, and have a law enforcement or military background. Their new fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been up-armored with the latest bullet-resistant technology, are GPS tracked, and equipped with the a 4-point camera system that transmits live streaming footage to their command center. This guarantees total traceability from pickup to drop-off and has become the standard for high-level banking compliance within the cannabis industry.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Such statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. In addition, such forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, technical advances in the industry as well as political and economic conditions present within the industry. We do not take any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or developments after a forward-looking statement was made.

Contact Information
Investor Relations
Harrison Phillips
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
212-485-0284
hphillips@viridianca.com