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Protech Home Medical Announces Proven Expertise With New Independent Board Member


CINCINNATI, Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protech Home Medical Corp. (“Protech” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PHM), a healthcare services company with operations in the U.S, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. D. Eugene Ewing to the Company’s board of directors. The addition of Mr. Ewing represents the next phase of Protech’s corporate evolution and strengthening of the Company’s non-executive board of directors in anticipation of executing on its previously announced revised corporate strategy.

Mr. D. Eugene Ewing has over 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of executive positions and brings a wealth of corporate knowledge across a variety of industry groups. He currently serves as an independent director of Darling Ingredients Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company focused on creating sustainable food, feed and fuel solutions from organic by-products, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves as an independent director of Compass Diversified Holdings, a New York Stock Exchange listed company that owns and manages controlling interests in a diverse family of established North American middle market businesses, where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees.

In addition to his public company roles, Mr. Ewing has been the managing member of Deeper Water Consulting, a private wealth and business consulting company, since March of 2004. Previously, Mr. Ewing held senior positions at the Fifth Third Bank, ranked 17th in 2018 in total assets for U.S. banks, and was a tax partner at Arthur Andersen LLP for over 15 years, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Ewing is also on the Advisory Board for the Von Allmen School of Accountancy at the University of Kentucky and is also a director of a private trust company located in Wyoming and a private consulting company located in California.

As a former partner with what was once one of the U.S.’s largest certified public accounting firms, and with more than 30 years of business planning and transaction experience in a wide variety of industries and circumstances, Mr. Ewing brings to the Protech board significant experience in complex accounting, reporting and taxation matters and SEC filings and corporate merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Ewing’s financial certifications and education, along with his current and past experiences, makes him uniquely qualified to Chair the Audit Committee of Protech.

“I am thrilled to have someone with Gene’s experience joining our board at this time,” said Greg Crawford, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Protech. “We look forward to Gene’s guidance and his assisting us in reaching our goal to build a world-class healthcare company. Our management team is exceptionally excited about pursuing our patient-focused, technology-enabled strategy. And we are ever confident that this strategy will result in improved financial performance and increased shareholder value over time. An experienced, independent Board coupled with a highly talented executive team are key ingredients to our future success.”


Protech provides equipment, services and supplies for disease management for patients in the United States healthcare market. It seeks to expand its product and services offerings and to employ technology to attain dominant market share in select U.S. regional markets. It undertakes this strategy by means of business acquisitions and by taking market share directly from competitors.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation. The words "may", "would", "could", "should", "potential", "will", "seek", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions as they relate to the Company, including, improved financial performance and increased shareholder value over time, are intended to identify forward-looking information. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking information. Such statements reflect the Company's current views and intentions with respect to future events, and current information available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, the TSX Venture Exchange approving of the addition to the Board. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking information to vary from those described herein should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize. Examples of such risk factors include, without limitation: credit; market (including equity, commodity, foreign exchange and interest rate); liquidity; operational (including technology and infrastructure); reputational; insurance; strategic; regulatory; legal; environmental; capital adequacy; the general business and economic conditions in the regions in which the Company operates; the ability of the Company to execute on key priorities, including the successful completion of acquisitions, business retention, and strategic plans and to attract, develop and retain key executives; difficulty integrating newly acquired businesses; the ability to implement business strategies and pursue business opportunities; low profit market segments; disruptions in or attacks (including cyber-attacks) on the Company's information technology, internet, network access or other voice or data communications systems or services; the evolution of various types of fraud or other criminal behavior to which the Company is exposed; the failure of third parties to comply with their obligations to the Company or its affiliates; the impact of new and changes to, or application of, current laws and regulations; decline of reimbursement rates; dependence on few payors; possible new drug discoveries; a novel business model; dependence on key suppliers; granting of permits and licenses in a highly regulated business; the overall difficult litigation environment, including in the U.S.; increased competition; changes in foreign currency rates; increased funding costs and market volatility due to market illiquidity and competition for funding; the availability of funds and resources to pursue operations; critical accounting estimates and changes to accounting standards, policies, and methods used by the Company; and the occurrence of natural and unnatural catastrophic events and claims resulting from such events; as well as those risk factors discussed or referred to in the Company’s disclosure documents filed with the securities regulatory authorities in certain provinces of Canada and available at Should any factor affect the Company in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. Any such forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Moreover, the Company does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such forward-looking information. The forward-looking information included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information, other than as required by applicable law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Greg Crawford
Protech Home Medical Corp.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 17:00