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GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation Posts First Quarterly Profit; Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

August 14, 2014



TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation (OTCBB:GRST) ("GreeneStone" "GRST" or the "Company"), a provider of healthcare services including addiction and mental health, has filed its second quarter 10Q and for the first time posted a quarterly profit since becoming a medical company.

Revenue for the second quarter 2014 was $1,641,094 compared to $1,528,944 in the same period the previous year, an increase of $112,150 or 7%. The expenses before foreign currency translation for the second quarter 2014 were $1,180,213 compared to $1,528,944 in the same period the year before, a decrease of $358,786 or 23%. The net income before foreign currency translation for the second quarter 2014 was $102,461 compared to a loss of $350,275 in the same period the previous year, an increase of $452,736. The Company reported much lower costs in the area of rent, salaries and professional fees.

Shawn Leon, President and CEO, commented, "We have significantly reduced rent and salaries, the two areas we have previously reported as targets for cost cutting. We consider the results of the cost-cutting measures to be a major accomplishment. With our costs under control, we are able to focus on increasing revenues that we believe will dramatically improve our gross profit margins, and increase profitability going forward."

The Company is in the due diligence process on an acquisition previously announced in its Form 8-K filing on July 16, 2014. The Company believes this acquisition, if completed would be anideal add-on to its existing business as it targets younger clients. Leon added, "We are very happy with what have seen so far and,  we think we can dramatically increase the revenues of the acquisition once it is integrated into our operations. As soon as we can confirm funding for the acquisition we will begin the process of firming up the agreements to acquire the business."

In addition to the improvements and focus on the income side of the business, the Company is also focused on improving its balance sheet. It is working on further funding, as well as a plan to acquire the real estate that it currently rents for its operations in Bala, Ontario. The Company is in discussion with other acquisition targets as it continues to focus on the core business of in-patient addiction treatment. 

About GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation

GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation (OTCBB:GRST) operates medical and healthcare clinics in Ontario, Canada. GreeneStone's clinics serve to add overflow capacity to an increasingly stretched provincial healthcare system, and provide private alternatives to publicly available healthcare services. Its four medical clinics (three in Toronto, along with a facility in Muskoka, Ontario) offer various medical services, including addiction treatment, endoscopy, minor cosmetic procedures, and executive health care services.  The Company currently has more than 60 employees and is based in North York, Ontario. For more information you can visit our website at www.greenestone.net.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.  Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity.  We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

CONTACT: For information please contact: GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation (416) 222-5501 information@greenestone.netDian Griesel Int'l. (212) 825-3210 Investor Relations: Cheryl Schneidercschneider@dgicomm.com Public Relations: Enrique Brizebriz@dgicomm.com

Source: GreeneStone Healthcare Corporation


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