Bright Green Issues Statement of Intent on Illegal Short Selling Activities
GRANTS, N.M., Feb. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bright Green Corporation (NASDAQ: BGXX) (“Bright Green” or “the Company”), one of the very few companies selected by the U.S. government to grow, manufacture, and sell, legally under federal and state laws, cannabis and cannabis-related products for research, pharmaceutical applications and affiliated export, today announced it has begun a review of the trading patterns of the Company's common stock since its listing and will monitor the stock activity going forward. The Company values its shareholders and wants to have all available data at its disposal to act in its fiduciary capacity.
"The integrity of our stock is of the utmost importance to us and our shareholders,” said Terry Rafih, Executive Chairman of the Board of Bright Green. “With our recent EB-5 announcement a lot of activity ensued and we can see an underperformance of our shares compared to the market, which is a clear indication of the illegal short selling activities that have taken place and these activities have had a significant effect on the value of our stock. We will not tolerate these illegal activities that artificially depress the value of our stock and we are committed to protecting the interests of our shareholders and ensuring that the value of their investment is not artificially depressed.”
Mr. Rafih continued, “Our Board of Directors is actively evaluating all options to address this issue and protect the interests of our shareholders, including seeking out partnerships with companies undergoing similar market situations and taking legal action to combat illegal short selling and restore fair market conditions. We have engaged our lawyers to provide us with an overview of our options and we will actively pursue and prosecute any individuals or companies who we conclude are complicit in this illegal activity.”
About Bright Green
Bright Green is one of the very few companies selected by the US government to grow, manufacture, and sell, legally under federal and state laws, cannabis and cannabis-related products for research, pharmaceutical applications and affiliated export. Our conditional approval based on already agreed terms from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration gives us the opportunity to advance our vision of improving quality of life through the opportunities presented by cannabis-derived therapies. To learn more, visit www.brightgreen.us.
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