COSTA MEAS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 2, 2021 / Charlie's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:CHUC) ("Charlie's" or the "Company"), an industry leader in both the premium, nicotine-based, e-cigarette space and the hemp-derived CBD wellness space, today announced its successful uplisting from the OTC Pink Market to the OTCQB® Venture Market (the "OTCQB") effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Charlie's will continue to trade under the ticker symbol "CHUC".
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"Uplisting to the OTCQB is another important milestone for Charlie's. We believe this achievement will significantly improve our capital markets appeal to a broader range of investors… and meeting all of the heightened requirements and criteria of the OTCQB will bring us one step closer to our longer term objective of uplisting to a national exchange," explained Matt Montesano, Charlie's Chief Financial Officer.
"With a Premarket Tobacco Application ("PMTA") in Substantive Review with the FDA, revenues that are projected to grow through the rest of 2021, and a significantly improved balance sheet, Charlie's has made great progress this year. Now, we are thrilled to be able to trade on a higher-tier market," explained Charlie's Chief Operating Officer Ryan Stump. "As our momentum builds, the additional capital markets exposure afforded by our OTCQB listing will be invaluable. We believe that Charlie's is well on its way to emerging as America's #1 premium, nicotine-based e-cigarette company!"
About Charlie's Holdings, Inc.
Charlie's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CHUC) is an industry leader in the premium, nicotine-based, vapor products space and the hemp-derived CBD wellness market. The Company's products are sold around the world to select distributors, specialty retailers, and third-party online resellers through subsidiary companies Charlie's Chalk Dust, LLC and Don Polly, LLC. Charlie's Chalk Dust, LLC has developed an extensive portfolio of brand styles, flavor profiles, and innovative product formats. Don Polly, LLC creates innovative wellness products and brands in the hemp-derived CBD marketplace.
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