Happy Belly Food Group Appoints Sean Black to Board of Directors


Toronto, Ontario (December 23rd, 2022) – Happy Belly Food Group Inc. (CSE: HBFG) (OTCQB: VGANF) (“Happy Belly” or the “Company”), a leading consolidator of emerging food brands is pleased to announce that it has appointed Sean Black, current Chief Investment Officer of Happy Belly, and former Chief Development Officer of MTY [TSX:MTY], to the board of directors.

“As a natural evolution of Happy Belly’s growth, we are pleased to welcome Sean Black to the board of directors.  Ever since joining us full time earlier this year Mr. Black has been invaluable to our team in shaping our growth strategy, building our M&A framework, and evolving our brand development and franchise models.  He has been key in laying the groundwork for the future development of our company. He is a perfect fit for the expanded responsibilities of becoming a member of the board”, said Shawn Moniz, Chief Executive Officer of Happy Belly.  “On behalf of the board we welcome Mr. Black.”

“I am excited to continually see the Happy Belly story unfold”, said Sean Black, Chief Investment Officer of Happy Belly.  “Working directly with Stanley & Claude during my time at MTY Food Group, I learned how the foundational building blocks of a great company were assembled. Those same blocks are being applied here today at Happy Belly Food Group.  I look forward to continuing to build a stable of emerging brands and become a leading consolidator of great brands with great food and great people here at Happy Belly.”

About Happy Belly Food Group


Happy Belly Food Group Inc.  (CSE: HBFG)(OTCQB: VGANF) (“Happy Belly” or the “Company”), a leading consolidator of emerging food brands.

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Happy Belly Food Group
Shawn Moniz
Chief Executive Officer


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