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Participants
Dan Droller EVP of Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Bradley Nattrass Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dick Akright Chief Financial Officer
Aaron Grey Alliance Global Partners
Eric Des Lauriers Craig-Hallum
Colin Ferrian MJResearchCo
Quinn Stills Palisades Investment Partners
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Operator

Hello and welcome to the urban-gro 2021 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call.

As a brief reminder, all participants are currently in a listen-only mode.

Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session for those on the teleconference line. Please note that this conference call is being recorded and a replay will be made available on the company's Web site following the end of the call. At this time, I'd like to turn the conference call over to Dan Droller, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at urban-gro. ahead. go please Sir,

Dan Droller

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Bradley Nattrass

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Dick Akright

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Operator

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Aaron Grey

quarter. and good on Hi, the evening, congratulations

Bradley Nattrass

appreciate it. Aaron, Thanks,

Aaron Grey

No, absolutely.

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Bradley Nattrass

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Aaron Grey

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Bradley Nattrass

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Aaron Grey

the again, that, and quarter. queue, jump helpful All I'll on go right, congrats, the for on and thanks and back that into color on

Bradley Nattrass

Thank you, Aaron.

Operator

you. Thank

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Eric Des Lauriers

the quarter, All you, and thank on congrats partnership. great, the Urban Health Farms right, and strong

Bradley Nattrass

you, Eric. Thank

Eric Des Lauriers

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Bradley Nattrass

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Eric Des Lauriers

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Bradley Nattrass

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Eric Des Lauriers

Great, thanks. Appreciate the color.

Bradley Nattrass

you. Thank

Operator

line live, coming the MJResearchCo. [Operator Colin, is Instructions] ahead. please is Ferrian next question from And from your Colin go

Colin Ferrian

quarter. nice the on congrats guys, Hey,

Bradley Nattrass

Thank you, Colin, it. appreciate

Colin Ferrian

specifically, Brad, slowdowns color, you on? some the could XS I'm the an be seen, or is particular. curious seeing a specifically peers this And seem deal; on if your it geographic demand think could I couple we've any differentiation, America for North provide in side? if doesn't like you of there issue to quarter, you other provide it's guys. any diversity color

Bradley Nattrass

clients, that's supply supply experienced issues perhaps causing issues to clients delays don't For urban-gro, But American decreasing I'll backlog to operate but little We to some is where exposure in references but we our for California, entered any $XX strong ahead of weak we great across always said most future under backlog, and the that's material global being more California across chain on marketplace. there's revenue specific from I've demand with markets talk delays -- of demand just to especially vendors, chain short sure, And timing, work at backlog. said, North that period. the marketplace. planning read with any And market puddle affect requiring of but we a our a million. markets. that see But growth that a control our three-month of us indicator the industry. on European our QX I've variables all. out haven't a the material the continue the haven't our or had proactively a Maybe bit just about Colin,

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Colin Ferrian

the helpful. weeks, and a future? only curious there to either question then demand that attributed the possibility other guys QX dividends, of have even the how And is that into the into in with the guess, you is division partnership I'm services look you that pay That's much or, additional I then startup? four forward past XS the signed over And XXXX can as guys is into financial if

Bradley Nattrass

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Colin Ferrian

to for Great, tail our come sounds have time, like we guys. Thanks ends. the

Bradley Nattrass

greatly it. Colin, Thanks, appreciate

Operator

Thank you. Our question from live, next [Operator is Instructions] [Scott coming from [Ph]. ahead. line go Scott, please Wise your Scott Santander] is

Unidentified Analyst

quarter. Hey, guys, congratulations well. doing you're on the Hope

Bradley Nattrass

Thanks, Scott.

Unidentified Analyst

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Bradley Nattrass

question, please. I'm going to answer ask to this Dick

Dick Akright

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Unidentified Analyst

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Bradley Nattrass

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Unidentified Analyst

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Dick Akright

Thank you.

Bradley Nattrass

appreciate Scott, thanks. I it,

Operator

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Quinn Stills

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Bradley Nattrass

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Bradley Nattrass

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