Smart for Life Releases Corporate Video on Definitive Agreement to Acquire Purely Optimal Nutrition

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CEO of Smart for Life Discusses Profitable Acquisition Expected to Contribute More than $8 Million of Annualized Revenue and Over $1 Million of Adjusted EBITDA

MIAMI, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smart for Life, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMFL) (“Smart for Life” or the “Company”), a global leader in the Health & Wellness sector marketing and manufacturing nutritional foods and supplements worldwide, today released a corporate video regarding the definitive agreement to acquire Purely Optimal Nutrition, a premier eCommerce nutraceuticals company with operations in North America.

The corporate video featuring Smart for Life’s CEO, Darren Minton, can be found at: https://smartforlifecorp.com/2024/04/08/video-ceo-of-smart-for-life-darren-minton-announces-purely-optimal-acquisition/.

“We are excited to announce another milestone as part of our M&A strategy, designed to establish Smart for Life as a major international force in the Health & Wellness sector,” stated Darren Minton, CEO of Smart for Life. “This acquisition is not only expected to extend our offering to include Purely Optimal’s product line, which includes dozens of high-quality supplements, but will enable us to achieve additional economies of scale through our existing operations. Purely Optimal is currently generating estimated revenue in excess of $8 million and over $1 million of Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing twelve months. We look forward to making further announcements regarding our M&A initiatives in 2024 and beyond.”

The acquisition is expected to close within the next eight weeks and is subject to financing and customary closing conditions.

About Smart for Life, Inc.

Smart for Life, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMFL) is engaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing, acquisition, operation and sale of a broad spectrum of nutritional and related products with an emphasis on Health & Wellness. Structured as a publicly held holding company, the Company is executing a Buy-and-Build strategy with serial accretive acquisitions creating a vertically integrated company. To drive growth and earnings, Smart for Life is developing proprietary products as well as acquiring other profitable companies, encompassing brands, manufacturing and distribution channels. The Company has also commenced the execution of a restructuring plan including recapitalization of the Company with equity and debt financings, the sale of certain non-performing assets, the potential sale and leaseback of the Company’s 18,000 sq. ft. Doral manufacturing facility and the recent liquidation of the Company’s senior debt facility. In addition, the Company is converting certain debt obligations to equity to materially improve the Company’s balance sheet. The Company has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Purely Optimal Nutrition, which is expected to add additional revenue and EBITDA. For more information about Smart for Life, please visit: www.smartforlifecorp.com.

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This press release may contain information about our views of future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs, assumptions and expectations of Smart for Life’s future economic performance, taking into account the information currently available to it. These statements are not statements of historical fact. Although Smart for Life believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Smart for Life does not undertake any duty to update any statements contained herein (including any forward-looking statements), except as required by law. No assurances can be made that Smart for Life will successfully acquire its acquisition targets. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of factors, risks and uncertainties, some of which are not currently known to us, that may cause Smart for Life’s actual results, performance or financial condition to be materially different from the expectations of future results, performance or financial position. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations discussed in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include general industry considerations, regulatory changes, changes in local or national economic conditions and other risks set forth in “Risk Factors” included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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