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Decibel reduces expenses and improves operational efficiency

Decibel Cannabis Company recently provided an update to its shareholders and stakeholders regarding new strategic initiatives aimed at improving operational efficiency and reducing expenses. These initiatives include process optimization, portfolio rebalancing, right-sizing labor, and exploring new markets.

Key Initiatives and Strategies
Operational and Strategic Enhancements:
CEO Benjamin Sze acknowledged recent declines in stock value but emphasized the company's strong market performance in terms of market share, revenue, and profitability. The company is implementing strategic and operational changes to strengthen its balance sheet and regain market share.

Domestic Flower Strategy:
Decibel plans to relaunch its QWEST brand, initially known for premium dried flowers but later shifted to ready-to-consume products. This shift aims to regain market share in the dried flower category by delivering exceptional value to consumers.

International Market Expansion:
Decibel has started shipping vape products to Australia and plans to ship flower and vape products to the UK in early Q3 2024. The company expects its brands to achieve similar success internationally as they have domestically.

Portfolio Optimization:
The company reviewed its product portfolio to ensure alignment with its key brands: General Admission, VOX, and QWEST. The optimized portfolio will include critical segments like vape, infused pre-roll, standard pre-roll, and flower, catering to consumer needs and supporting retailer partners.

Rightsizing Initiatives:
Capital expenditure projects have been paused, with funds redirected to revenue-generating activities and process improvements. These initiatives are expected to reduce annual SG&A expenses by approximately $2 million. The company is also working on improving working capital and reducing accounts payable to strengthen its balance sheet.

Cultivation Reorganization:
Decibel has reorganized its dried flower processing across facilities to increase efficiency and maintain consistent quality. This reorganization will allow for scalable production to meet varying demand, whether for international sales or domestic wholesale.

Change in Auditor
Due to KPMG LLP's exit from the Canadian cannabis industry, Decibel will appoint a new auditor by July 2024. KPMG LLP will continue to review the company's Q2 2024 financial statements as needed.

For more information:
Decibel Cannabis Company
[email protected]

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