Note to Shareholders from the Executive Chairperson, Mrs Pnina Feldman
The company aims to comprehensively address these topics and queries in forthcoming announcements to assist shareholders, especially those not familiar with complex corporate strategy and requirements, or those who wish to further understand the strategy in place by the directors and management of the QBL Group, which includes the agreed acquisitions of MCL (Medical Cannabis Ltd), and Medcan Australia.
QBL has assisted in the building of a highly professional management team for MCL, which will combine with QBL management to create a corporate team of utmost competence, able to adequately manage the huge task ahead of building a business aiming to assist millions worldwide health wise, and to increase shareholder wealth as the medicinal cannabis and hemp seed food industries gain recognition and eager acceptance worldwide.
QBL HAS UNDERTAKEN a careful infrastructure expenditure program in 2018 that is managing the use of funds to ensure that we maintain a strong cash bottom line to fund all projects moving forward. We have been very careful and strategic in our cap-ital raises over the years to maintain a healthy cash balance, primarily through fair and equitable rights issues to shareholders.
We have just gone into the largest transformation project that the company has ever undertaken in its 7 years of trading as QBL, in taking over MCL and Medcan without using any cash reserves, so as to maintain a healthy working capital for all our future projects. As part of the recompliance as a cannabis as well as a mining company, we are required by the ASX to currently do a further small Capital raise, which we will invest in infrastructure that will actually produce cash revenue for the company by the end of 2H 2018! We do not have to wait years for a building to be designed or to get a DA approval and a building completed, or 3 - 5 years to start earning cash. Medcan already has the DA approval for its facility. MCL has begun to earn revenues with its Hemp Seed Food Division. QBL is expecting to be bringing in revenues from its Medical Cannabis Division by the end of the 2H 2018. We also have one of the largest footprints of any Australian company in the Cannabis and hemp markets at this present time.
Rome wasn't built in a day. The Cannabis and nutritional hemp industry became legal in Australia barely half a year ago. Notwithstanding that, MCL has built in quick time, very strong foundations that we believe will be a massive business for our company, and we are very proud of what we have been able to assist to achieve over the past half a year. The combined QBL and MCL MANAGEMENT believes our progress over the past half year compares more than favourably to that of any other ASX listed company in this exciting fast growing industry.
In addition to the above, compared with nearly all other ASX listed companies, QBL's operating management expenditure is of the smallest, notwithstanding the expanding teams and projects now under QBL's umbrella. Remuneration structures of the Company Executives are actually in the low end of the scale compared to many of the other MM stocks presently on the ASX. Some of those MM companies have executive remuneration up towards, and in fact, are in the Million dollar a year range! The Board of QBL treats the awarding of salaries as a very serious matter when it comes to paying its Directors and Managers. The Board is mindful that they have a responsibility to caretake and manage all funds responsibly.
We have a devoted team of professionals with PhD's and MBA's, geoscientists, world renown Cannabis researchers and Specialists, large broad-acre hemp farms, contract supplies with large Australian Retail Distributers, a professional HACCP certified Hemp Dehulling facility which was just upgraded with an expansion capability of 10MT/ph, a Hemp Seed Premium Oil facility, a unique Cultivar Seedbank and genetics, a deal with a Canadian Cannabis Pharmaceutical company to import and manufacture Medical Cannabis GMP grade Pharmaceuticals to sell in Australia and Asia as part of our current projects.
We are very confident that this will all continue to be built upon by the end of 2018, and we will see larger crops, increased Retail demand and Wholesale demand, Medical Grade Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Therapeutic products going out to market and strong revenues. In addition to our existing Licenses and Permits, MCL, with QBLs connections and assistance, has also been able to partner with Companies that complete the MCL vertically integrated structure, including ODC licences that has saved the company a year or two of precious time and millions in infrastructure projects and Licensing fees. This is intelligent management practice in operation.
The Company would ask all our shareholders and interested parties to please do your own comparative research between our company and any of the other ASX listed companies both in scope the of our cannabis projects and assets, and in expenditure and cash flow.
We are a very open company and are making sure that we provide the very best of professional resources to help our shareholders understand all aspects of our Company.
The upcoming updates and Q and A in forthcoming announcements will no doubt provide a satisfactory forum for shareholders to be fully informed so as to understand why management is so excited to be moving ahead with our unique and significant Joint Ventures.
For any shareholders who would like to communicate directly with the company with any real issues or suggestions relating directly to the current business of the company, please email QBL's Managing Director Sholom Feldman on email@example.com and he will do his best to respond to you in a timely fashion.
About Queensland Bauxite Ltd
Queensland Bauxite Limited (ASX:QBL) is an Australian listed company focused on the exploration and development of its bauxite tenements in Queensland and New South Wales. The Company's lead project is the South Johnstone Bauxite Deposit in northern Queensland which has rail running through the project area and is approximately 15-24 kilometres from the nearest deep water port. The Company intends to become a bauxite producer with a focus on commencing production at South Johnstone as early as possible. The Company also pursues additional investment opportunities, and has agreed to acquire a 100% shareholding in Medical Cannabis Limited, an Australian leader in the hemp and Cannabis industries, and a 100% shareholding in Medcan Australia Pty Ltd, a company with an ODC cultivation and production License and a DA approved Cannabis production and manufacturing facility.
Queensland Bauxite Ltd