SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, Jun 04, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Tauriga Sciences Inc. (OTCQB:TAUG) (”Tauriga” or “the Company”), a life sciences company creating a diversified portfolio of medical technology assets, novel medical devices and consumer healthcare, is pleased to announce the execution of an exclusive license agreement (”License Agreement”) with Green Hygienics, Inc. (”Green Hygienics”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Innovations Ltd. (OTCQB:GNIN) (”Green Innovations” or “GNIN”), to market bamboo-based 100% tree-free medical products to the North American commercial marketplace. This License Agreement was executed May 31, 2013 and is valid for a duration of 5 years. Under the terms of the License Agreement, Tauriga will realize the potential revenues generated from sales in North America, however the net profits will be split equally (50% each) between the two companies. Additionally, Tauriga shall receive an equity stake in Green Innovations amounting to 625,000 shares of restricted common stock, in consideration for both the paid in capital and joint marketing efforts. Complete terms and conditions of this License Agreement will be disclosed in a Form 8-K to be filed by the Company in the next few days.
The Company anticipates that the initial revenues (pursuant to this License Agreement) will be generated during calendar year 2013; however at this point in time, it is premature to establish any type of revenue or earnings guidance. The initial $65,000 payment from Tauriga (due at signing) has been paid to Green Innovations, so the Company has already acquired 162,500 shares of GNIN and fully expects to acquire the entirety of the 625,000 shares pursuant to the license agreement.
Tauriga’s CEO, Seth M. Shaw, stated, “By entering into this License Agreement, the Company has positioned itself to generate revenues through the marketing of a high quality product line with substantial social benefits. After extensive due diligence, management is confident in Green Hygienics’ manufacturing infrastructure as well as the potential market acceptance of such products in the marketplace of the North American continent. We are also pleased to become shareholders of Green Innovations, through this agreement, because it bolsters our balance sheet and we believe strongly in the business prospects of their company and management team.”
According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), as of 2011, there were 5,724 registered U.S. hospitals and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012, as of 2009, there were 15,700 nursing homes in the U.S. with approximately 1.4 million residents.
About Tauriga Sciences
Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB:TAUG) is a life sciences company that focuses on proprietary biotherapeutics and diagnostics, novel medical devices and consumer healthcare. The mission of the Company is to acquire and build a diversified portfolio of medical technology assets that is capital efficient and of significant value to the shareholders. The Company’s business model includes the acquisition of licenses, equity stakes, rights on both an exclusive and non-exclusive basis, and entire businesses. Management is firmly committed to building lasting shareholder value in the short, intermediate, and long terms. The Company’s new corporate website can be found at www.taurigasciences.com.
About Green Innovations Ltd.
Green Innovations Ltd. (OTCQB:GNIN), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Green Hygienics, Inc., is the exclusive licensed North American distributor of American Hygienics Corporation’s 100% tree-free bamboo-based product line, including personal care and paper-based goods. The Company provides consumers the opportunity to enjoy high-quality and performance eco-friendly goods from dedicated experts that have been producing bamboo products for over a decade, along with the cost-benefit of local raw material manufacturing, and the satisfaction of knowing that by using these products they are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint and to continue the movement towards a more healthy and sustainable planet.
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