VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V – XLY) (“Auxly” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that its joint venture partner, Sunens Farms Inc. (“Sunens”), has closed the previously announced $84 million syndicated credit facilities, with the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”) as Lead Underwriter.
The syndicated senior debt facility will be for $71.5 million (the “Credit Facility”) for a three-year term together with a BMO $12.5 million leasing facility (the “Leasing Facility”).
Sunens is a fully automated, purpose-built greenhouse for cannabis cultivation currently under construction in Leamington, Ontario. The proceeds of the Credit Facility will be used to fund phase one of the Sunens facility, which is expected to be substantially completed by December 2019. The Leasing Facility will finance processing equipment.The Credit Facility and the Leasing Facility are secured by the Sunens facility, partially guaranteed by the Company and contain customary financial and restrictive covenants.
Restricted Stock Awards
The Company also announces that is has granted 3,659,837 restricted common shares of the Company (the “Restricted Shares”) at a price per share of $0.89 to certain non-executive employees pursuant to the terms of the Company’s equity incentive plan (the “Plan”), which was approved by shareholders at the Company’s recent annual general meeting. All of the Restricted Shares vest immediately upon grant and are otherwise subject to the terms of the Plan. Further information regarding the Plan can be found in the information circular of the Corporation dated July 30, 2019, a copy of which is available at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD “Chuck Rifici“ Chairman
Auxly is an international cannabis company dedicated to bringing innovative, effective, and high-quality cannabis products to the medical, wellness and adult-use markets. Auxly’s experienced team of industry first-movers and enterprising visionaries have secured a diversified supply of raw cannabis, strong clinical, scientific and operating capabilities and leading research and development infrastructure in order to create trusted products and brands in an expanding global market.
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This news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. This information is only a prediction. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking information throughout this news release. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: use of proceeds; timeline for the build-out, licensing and commercialization of the Sunens facility; and competition and other risks affecting the Company in particular and the cannabis industry generally.A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection contained in the forward-looking information in this release including, but not limited to, whether: the timing of the build-out and licensing of the Sunens facility; and general economic, financial market, regulatory and political conditions in which the Company operates will remain the same. Additional risk factors are disclosed in the revised annual information form of the Company for the financial year ended December 31, 2017 dated May 24, 2018.New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all of those factors or to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on the Company’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking information. The forward-looking information in this release is based on information currently available and what management believes are reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking information speaks only to such assumptions as of the date of this release. In addition, this release may contain forward-looking information attributed to third party industry sources, the accuracy of which has not been verified by the Company. The purpose of forward-looking information is to provide the reader with a description of management’s expectations, and such forward-looking information may not be appropriate for any other purpose. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained in this release.The forward-looking information contained in this release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements and is made as of the date of this release. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.
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