Strategy & Expertise

Our vision is to become a premier retailer and the trusted destination for adult-use cannabis.

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Strategy

Strategy

YSS Corp.™ is a cannabis retailer with the vision to become a premier retailer and the trusted destination for retail cannabis in Canada.

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Corporate Positioning

Corporate Positioning

Cannabis Experience

• Understanding of cannabis market through prior roles advising the merging Canadian cannabis industry
• Strategic relationships and understanding of cannabis market dynamics
• Licensed producer independence

INDUSTRY UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE

Corporate & Capital Markets Expertise

• Strong team with a track record of execution across various business,
capital markets, financing, transactional and corporate strategy disciplines
• Expanded focus to include potential acquisitions and innovative structures to supplement organic growth

OPPORTUNISTIC GROWTH

Foundation For Scale

• Investments in the foundation for the future include our expanded team, brand, cannabis experience, standard operating procedures and YSS
Academy educational platform

REPEATABLE RETAIL MODEL

Sustainable Business Model

• Focus on strategic execution of a retail cannabis model
• Cost controls and operational efficiencies are paramount to remain competitive

PROFITABILITY IN MATURE MARKET

Strategic Pivot

Strategic Pivot


Since we launched in June 2018, YSS™ has organically built a strategic portfolio of retail locations. In response to regulatory changes that have occurred across the industry, in March of 2019, the Company announced a strategic pivot aimed at enhancing long-term value for its shareholders, including management’s intention to pursue opportunities aimed at supplementing our organic growth profile, such as accretive acquisitions, partnerships and/or other ventures.

Strategic Pivot

Successful pivot and realignment of short-term strategies and commitments in response to unexpected changes in operating / regulatory environments.

Expanding Opportunity Focus

Increased focus on strategic opportunities within the cannabis sector designed to drive shareholder value.

Management Team Evolution

Theo Zunich (formerly VP Corporate Development) appointed CEO and joined Board with further team enhancements anticipated, including operationally.

Supplementing Organic Growth

May include accretive strategic acquisitions, partnerships and/or other ventures designed to supplement the Company’s organic retail growth profile.

Cost Control Remains in Focus

Focus on corporate cost control while continuing to build the foundation for becoming a trusted and sustainable retail destination for cannabis in Canada.

Realignment of Corporate & Retail Brands

Proposed name change to YSS Corp. (ticker to 'YSS') to improve alignment with retail brand (which will evolve to YSS™)

To lead this pivot, Mr. Theo Zunich was promoted to President and CEO and appointed to our Board of Directors. Mr. Zunich has been directly involved with the Company since inception, first in an advisory capacity with Eight Capital, where he was a founding Principal working in the Investment Banking group, and since August 1, 2018 as VP Corporate Development of the Company. He has a track record of success with numerous transformational transactions concentrating on the cannabis, energy and technology sectors and his vision and knowledge of the cannabis industry continues to be instrumental to the progress and development of the organization.

In concert, we are planning to change our name to ‘YSS Corp.’ which will better align with our retail brand, which is also evolving to ‘YSS™‘. We also plan to seek a change to our trading symbol on the TSX Venture Exchange to “YSS” (subject to TSXV approval).

The YSS Retail Experience

The YSS Retail Experience

Convenience

Our locations are both walkable and with available parking making it easier for people from the city to the suburbs and beyond to visit retail stores to explore and discover cannabis on their own terms.

Team

We have developed a three tiered training program consisting of provincial regulator training, YSS Academy and Lift & Co. / MADD certification to ensure our staff are equipped to answer any questions and help customers discover the perfect product for them.

Value

We believe in offering high-quality products at competitive prices. As our product line grows, our commitment to offering the best value for the dollar will stay the same.

Trust

Consistency of a positive, independent retail experience will drive long-term customer loyalty and trust. We believe that Canadians want and deserve a cannabis retailer they can trust.

Selection

Our stores are designed to carry and offer a wide variety of products. We are in the infancy of the legalized cannabis industry and the product mix will expand drastically in the long term.

Corporate Responsibility

We are committed to offering an exceptional retail experience to every customer and equally dedicated to fostering a business environment that every one of our team members can be proud of.

YSS Corp's strategy to create long-term value for shareholders is committed to prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of our employees and customers, while responsibly operating stores that are situated within our local communities.

At YSS, corporate responsibility is more than a requirement; it’s a daily opportunity to live and showcase our values of experience, commitment and trust. Our focus on being a great company means we are respected by neighbours, dependable partners and good corporate citizens. Whether it’s giving back to the communities where we operate, supporting an important cause, or acting in a way that exceeds expectations, we’re always looking for opportunities to give back while propelling our team forward.

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Corporate Governance

We are committed to offering an exceptional retail experience to every customer and equally dedicated to fostering a business environment that every one of our team members can be proud of.

Setting a High Bar

Setting a High Bar

YSS Corp. is committed to implementing the highest standards of corporate governance operating in a manner that serves our shareholders’ best interests. We will continue evolving to meet the challenging requirements inherent with a nascent industry in a highly regulated environment. YSS believes that our strong corporate governance culture is a foundation on which we can build long-term shareholder trust and value.

Key Governance Policies & Documents

Board & Committee Mandates

Investor Information

YSS Corp. is ideally positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity presented by the legalization of cannabis in Canada with the enactment of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which received Royal Assent on June 7, 2018 and came into force on October 17, 2018.

Highlights

• Strong balance sheet and prudent capital management with an estimated working capital position of $18.5 million (March 2019). This will allow the Company to pursue value-add opportunities and fund launch when supply issues are resolved

• Evolution of the Company’s corporate strategy to include accretive strategic acquisitions, partnerships and/or other ventures aimed at enhancing long-term shareholder value

• Successful build-out of the critical administrative, accounting and human resources personnel negates need for third party services agreement and enables relocation of corporate headquarters, saving approximately $200,000 in annualized costs

• Three of the Company’s first fully-constructed and completed Alberta retail stores (Lloydminster, Vermilion and Vegreville) have had inspections completed by the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (“AGLC”). As a result, the Company will be able to open these stores immediately upon granting of an AGLC license, which remains at the discretion of AGLC subject to the prevailing supply constraints in Canada

• An additional four stores (Calgary, Edmonton, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain) are near completion and expected to be ready for inspection through March / April 2019

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