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CORPORATE OVERVIEW

PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE) is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products that provide solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented, stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC). SDC is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent that is manufactured as a liquid and delivered in various concentrations. We currently manufacture and distribute SDC-based disinfecting and sanitizing products, which are registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada. We also manufacture and sell SDC-based formulations to manufacturers for use as a raw material ingredient in the production of personal care products. We believe our technology platform has potential application in a number of industries and we intend to focus our current resources on providing food safety solutions to the food industry.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Ivan Chen joined our Board in June 2018 and has served as Chairman of the Board since August 2021. Mr. Chen brings extensive experience in the healthcare, life sciences and technology industries, with expertise in areas including licensing, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, securities and corporate governance. He currently serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Imagen Dental Partners, LLC, a dental...

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Board Member

Tom Myers is our Executive Vice President Technology and Development and has served as a member of the Board since January 2021. He also has served in many other roles since joining our company in 2011. In his various roles, he has led the implementation and application of our silver di-hydrogen citrate (SDC) technology in customer facilities through problem identification and solution development, custom protocol development and training....

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Board Member

Robert Bartlett is our Chief Executive Officer. He also has served as a member of the Board since February 2023. Mr. Bartlett retired in 2006 as Chairman of the Board of Advanced Marketing Services, a major distributor of books and media to warehouse clubs worldwide. Since 1995, he has been the founder and Managing Director of Combined Resources International, a manufacturer and distributor of picture frames, cork erase boards, and children’s...

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Board Member

Tom Y. Lee, CPA joined our Board in October 2014. He has served as Chairman of the Board from January 2019 to August 2021. He is our current Chief Executive Officer and President. Since 2018, Mr. Lee has served as the President of MicroTube, Inc. as well. Mr. Lee was formerly audit committee chairman at First Continental Bank (which merged with United Commercial Bank in 2003). Mr. Lee has been an active CPA since 1983 and earned a Master’s...

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Board Member

David M. Rendall joined our Board in January 2021. Mr. Rendall is an attorney and licensed real estate broker in the state of California. Mr. Rendall has been the broker and owner of RE/MAX of Santa Clarita, RE/MAX of Valencia, and RE/MAX Gateway since February 2014. Mr. Rendall manages approximately 175 agents and has annual gross sales volume of over $1 billion. He is the owner of Group One Investments, Inc., a licensed real estate property...

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Board Member

Bernard Blotner joined our Board in February 2023. Mr. Blotner retired in April 2020 as Senior Vice President and Corporate Client Group Director with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He was associated with Morgan Stanley since 1983, having joined the firm originally with E.F. Hutton & Company. Beginning in 1988, Mr. Blotner and his team focused on serving the investment needs of high-net-worth individuals and corporations, specifically...

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Our Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer and President

Robert Bartlett is our Chief Executive Officer. He also has served as a member of the Board since February 2023. Mr. Bartlett retired in 2006 as Chairman of the Board of Advanced Marketing Services, a major distributor of books and media to warehouse clubs worldwide. Since 1995, he has been the founder and Managing Director of Combined Resources International, a manufacturer and distributor of picture frames, cork erase boards, and children’s...

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Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Product Development

Dolana Blount is our Vice President, Technology Development and Regulatory Affairs. She also has served in many other roles since joining our company in 1998. Ms. Blount is responsible for coordination of technologies in new product development, manufacturing oversight and quality assurance management, GMP/GLP regulations, design of protocols for custom studies and ensures and enforces compliance with regulatory guidelines. Ms. Blount also...

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Vice President, Finance

Mark Elliott is our Vice President, Finance. Mr. Elliott has over 15 years accounting and business administration experience. He is responsible for preparing the financial statements, notes, MD&A as well as other financial information and disclosures for SEC reporting. Mr. Elliott also manages all accounting and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Mr. Elliott also supervises...

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Vice President of Operations

Jeff Kitchell is our Vice President of Operations. He also serves as our Corporate Secretary, a role he has had since 2019. Mr. Kitchell oversees day-to-day functions, supports operations throughout our company, and implements new structures and processes. Mr. Kitchell has served in many roles since joining our company in 2001. In his various roles, he managed the legal affairs of our company and helped our company acquire its...

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Vice President of Key Accounts / Technology

Tyler Mattson joined our company in July of 2022 as the Assistant Vice President of corporate accounts. Mr. Mattson has a 13-year career in the food industry, having held key roles in sanitation, healthcare and food safety. Mr. Mattson started his career with ClorDiSys Solutions Inc. as a technical sales representative where he brought ClO2 technology solutions to the food industry. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Mattson spent 4 years at...

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Executive Vice President Technology and Development

Tom Myers is our Executive Vice President Technology and Development and has served as a member of the Board since January 2021. He also has served in many other roles since joining our company in 2011. In his various roles, he has led the implementation and application of our silver di-hydrogen citrate (SDC) technology in customer facilities through problem identification and solution development, custom protocol development and training....

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Vice President Sales and Marketing

Tim Steffensmeier has a 20-year career in the food industry, having held key leadership roles in sanitation and food safety. His career began at Kraft Foods, where he led his plant sanitation department. Following his tenure at Kraft, Mr. Steffensmeier spent 10 years at Commercial Food Sanitation (CFS), an Intralox Company, where he was one of the founding members. As Senior Food Safety Specialist, he was responsible for leading the multiple...

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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY Board

Scientific Advisory Board

Scott Harris, Ph.D., MSPH was appointed to our Scientific Advisory Board in August 2020. Dr. Harris is the Associate Director of EHS Services in the Austin, Texas office of GDS Associates and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Utah and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His experience spans 30 years of EHS management and Type 1 disaster management across general industry, federal and...

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Scientific Advisory Board

Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D. was appointed to our Scientific Advisory Board in December 2020. Dr. Wiedmann received a veterinary degree and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, and a Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University, where he currently is the Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety. His research interests focus on farm-to-table microbial food quality and food safety and the application of...

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