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TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017  – Avante Corp Inc. (TSXV: XX)(“Avante” or the “Company”)today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Mr. George Rossolatos, informed the Board of his decision to step down to pursue another business opportunity outside the security space. His new role accepted late Friday will only take effect after December 21, 2017, being Mr. Rossolatos’ final day as CEO after serving out the three month notice period set out in his employment agreement.  During the notice period, Mr. Rossolatos will continue to serve as a director of Avante and he will assist in ensuring an orderly transition following his departure.

George Rossolatos said about his departure, “this was a very difficult decision for me as it has been a wonderful experience to be part of the Avante team for over seven years and I am proud of the growth of Avante since joining several years back.  Revenues are up fourfold, EBITDA is positive and we have over $3 million in cash and continue looking at viable acquisition opportunities in our pipeline. In addition, Avante has developed a proper infrastructure that enables its group of companies to service and support its customers with a focus on maximizing operational efficiencies. I look forward to continuing to help Avante the best I can going forward.”

Leland Verner, Chairman of the Board, stated “on behalf of the Board and the entire team at Avante, I would like to thank George for his significant contributions to Avante over the past seven years and wish him great success in his new role.”

The Board is taking immediate steps to search for, and evaluate, potential successor CEO candidates which may include certain of Avante’s current key executives.  A replacement or interim CEO will be announced on or prior to December 21, 2017.

About Avante Corp

Avante Corp Inc. (XX.V) is a Toronto based provider of technology enabled security solutions. We acquire, manage and build industry leading businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical solutions that address the needs of our customers. Our businesses continuously develop innovative solutions that enable our customers to achieve their objectives. With an experienced team and a proven track record of solid growth, we are taking steps to establish a broad portfolio of security businesses to provide our customers and shareholders with exceptional returns. Please visit our website at and consider joining our investor email list.


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