European Patent Office Grants Patent for SMART Seeder™ Technology

October 4, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (“Clean Seed” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CSX) has received notice from the European Patent Office that it has decided to grant Clean Seed its patent in the designated contracting states from which Clean Seed has the option of selecting. The decision to grant the patent covers Clean Seed’s individual point, high resolution and variable rate seeding innovations (the “High Resolution Patent”). The patent will protect Clean Seed’s core value proposition on its Smart Seeder™ technology and its CX-6 SMART Seeder™ in the designated contracting states.

The European Patent Office manages the patent review process for the 38 European countries making up the designated contracting states. These countries include all major European seeding and planting equipment marketplaces such as France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Poland. Europe accounts for 16% of global crop production and 27% of global planting and seeding equipment sales.