MR. Arthur Kwan, MBA., CFA, joins Cerus Board as Independent Director

NEWS RELEASE   |   Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

MR. Arthur Kwan, MBA., CFA, joins Cerus Board as Independent Director

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Cerus Energy Group Ltd.  ("Cerus" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Arthur H. Kwan, MBA, CFA to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Kwan, will act as an independent director and has over 18 years of investment banking, capital markets, and private equity experience.

Mr. Kwan is currently the CEO and Co-Portfolio Manager of CannaIncome Fund, a private investment company focused on the cannabis sector.  In addition, he is also the Managing Partner of Athena Capital Advisors, a merchant and investment banking boutique advisory firm focused on the energy and cannabis sectors.  Mr. Kwan has led the origination, negotiation, and execution of many investment banking transactions including: mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, short-form prospectus offerings, private placements of equity, debt, and hybrid securities, and restructurings. Over his career, he has originated, advised, negotiated, and executed on transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $1 billion.  He has been involved as an investor, financier, and advisor to several cannabis and cannabis-related companies.

Mr. Kwan stated: “I have always admired Mackenzie for his work ethic and integrity, and I am honored to be joining their board.  I have tremendous respect for Mackenzie and his dynamic leadership team and I look forward to working with them.”

Cerus CEO R. Mackenzie Loree stated: "I am delighted to have Arthur join the Cerus team and am excited to have the ability to work alongside a man with such an extensive track record of success and absolute integrity. Arthur will play a critical role in supporting the Company's transition and growth as one of the leading cannabis investment companies in Canada,"
 
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Cerus Energy Group Ltd.
R. Mackenzie Loree, CEO

About Cerus Energy Group

Cerus Energy Group is a Tier 2 Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange with property assets in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

About Cerus Energy Group's Subsidiary Companies

Texalta Industries Ltd. and Lomac Canada Ltd. are wholly owned subsidiary company's serving various sectors of the oil and gas industry in the Province of Alberta. Maverick Northstar is a private joint venture company between Petrostar Petroleum Corp. of Alberta, Canada and Maverick Synfuels Inc of North Carolina, USA. Maverick Northstar is a chemical processing company focused on improving the value of methane through the production and utilization of methanol in Western Canada located in the province of Alberta. Petrostar holds 60% ownership of Maverick Northstar shares. For further information, please contact:

Primary Contact:
Bruce Scafe
1-877-737-8864
bscafe@cerusenergy.com

Alternate Contact:
Mackenzie Loree, CEO
1-403-861-6779
mloree@cerusenergy.com

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