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VERUS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BIG LEAGUE FOODS, INC. – GAINS LICENSE WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL






Verus International, Inc. (“Verus” or the “Company”) (OTCPink:VRUS) today announced its acquisition of Big League Foods, Inc. (“Big League Foods”), which has a license with Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (“MLB”) to sell MLB-branded frozen dessert products and confections. The license covers all 30 MLB teams.

Upon the closing of the acquisition of all of the outstanding capital stock of Big League Foods, Big League Foods became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verus. The initial ice cream product line will include grocery store-type packaging in 1.5 quart and pint container sizes, in addition to novelty “grab-and-go” size ice cream in a cone, bar, and sandwich versions. The confections product line will include gummi and chocolate candies. Products will feature the “home team” packaging to match the fan base in each region. More than 2,500 retail locations, including large national and regional retailers, have agreed to stock these MLB-branded products in their freezer cases.

“This is a great acquisition for Verus because it gives us a 100% U.S. business channel and has the potential to scale up significantly over time,” explained Verus CEO, Anshu Bhatnagar. “These types of licenses come with built-in loyalty because the product will bear the MLB logo and the signature name and emblem of the local team. In 2019, we intend to start distributing products to a handful of teams, with the goal to roll out products featuring all 30 teams as we build out our new business segment.”

Big League Foods founder, James Wheeler, will continue to lead the Company’s new wholly-subsidiary as its President and will join Verus at its corporate headquarters in Maryland.

"Following thirty years in the nourishment business, I realize that it is so essential to have an extraordinary group and the correct assets to effectively develop and pick up rack space," said Mr. Wheeler. "Uniting with Verus will empower us to develop a lot quicker than we could have done as a private undertaking. Our definitive vision is much greater than this first MLB permit, yet additionally incorporates other confectionary items and different games associations and marking openings. Sports fans are steadfast customers, and we have the chance to pick up a decent footing in the $25 billion solidified pastry advertise by means of that reliability."

About Verus International, Inc.

Verus International, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Verus Foods, Inc., an international supplier of consumer food products, is focused on international consumer packaged goods, foodstuff distribution and wholesale trade. The Company’s fine food products are sourced and exported internationally. For more details on Verus, please visit www.verusfoods.com or follow us on twitter at @verus_foods.

Investor Contact:

MKR Group Inc.
Todd Kehrli or Mark Forney
vrus@mkr-group.com

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