MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Charlie's Club, a subscription-based, members-only electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") service wholly-owned by Gilla Inc. ("Gilla" or the "Company") (OTCQB:GLLA), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (the "LOI") with a European partner for a joint venture to license and market Charlie's Club in 32 European countries.
"These are exciting times for Charlie's Club and Gilla," stated Graham Simmonds, CEO of Gilla, who recently announced the launch of charliesclub.com. "Our new European partner has a substantial e-cigarette background in the EU, along with a wealth of experience managing affiliate programs. This partnership, along with our online subscription model featuring free hardware, will have us taking the European e-cigarette market by storm!"
The LOI stipulates that this will be an exclusive arrangement between the two parties, and that they will be splitting the net revenue of all European sales after costs of goods sold, direct costs and marketing costs on an equal basis.
About Charlie's Club
Charlie's Club was created with tobacco smokers in mind. It is the first e-cigarette online subscription service to provide free hardware and accessories to its members. Similar to the popular razor blade and mobile phone business models, Charlie's Club subsidizes the costs of the hardware for its members, with no contracts or minimum terms.
In the United States, members choose one of the three membership packages delivering monthly refills based on a member's consumption preferences:
- Silver (15 cartridges/month)
- Gold (25 cartridges/month)
- Platinum (50 cartridges/month)
Charlie's Club also has a dynamic Affiliate Program, offering industry-leading incentives and compensation in return for advertising and lead generation. Affiliates have access to free professional marketing materials, including banners, videos, text links, coupons and more, along with monthly payment generation and sub-affiliate tracking.
Who is Charlie and why did he create this excellent e-cigarette club? Charlie's identity has been intentionally hidden for his protection. Join the club to learn more.
For more information visit: www.charliesclub.com
About Gilla Inc.
Gilla Inc. designs, markets and distributes electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), vaporizers, e-liquids and related accessories. Gilla has a two-pronged business model: white-label solutions, including branding, marketing and sales support; and e-commerce solutions like Charlie's Club, a members-only online e-cigarette monthly subscription service featuring free hardware and no contracts. E-cigarettes and vaporizers are replacements for traditional cigarettes allowing smokers to reproduce the smoking experience. E-cigarettes and vaporizers do not burn tobacco and are not smoking cessation devices.
Note: This press release contains "forward looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management's views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Gilla Inc. cannot provide assurances that the matters described in this press release will be successfully completed or that the company will realize the anticipated benefits of any transaction. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: global economic and market conditions; the war on terrorism and the potential for war or other hostilities in other parts of the world; the availability of financing and lines of credit; successful integration of acquired or merged businesses; changes in interest rates; management's ability to forecast revenues and control expenses, especially on a quarterly basis; unexpected decline in revenues without a corresponding and timely slowdown in expense growth; the company's ability to retain key management and employees; intense competition and the company's ability to meet demand at competitive prices and to continue to introduce new products and new versions of existing products that keep pace with technological developments, satisfy increasingly sophisticated customer requirements and achieve market acceptance; relationships with significant suppliers and customers; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in Gilla Inc. SEC filings. Gilla Inc. undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this release. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Gilla Inc.'s business, please refer to the risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Gilla Inc.'s SEC filings.
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