TORONTO, June 03, Jun 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Flowr Corporation (tsx.v:FLWR) /zigman2/quotes/205237089/composite FLWPF -0.44% ("Flowr" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed a second tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement. The second tranche closing consisted of the issuance of 1,538 Units (as defined below) for gross proceeds of CAD$1,538,000 (the "Second Tranche Offering"). The Second Tranche Offering is in addition to the CAD$20,041,000 in gross proceeds that the Company closed on April 27, 2020, bringing the total gross proceeds from both tranches to CAD$21,579,000.
The Company also announced today that its Chief Legal Officer Francesco Tallarico and its Chief People Officer Ashley Thomson are leaving the Company to pursue opportunities outside of the cannabis industry. Vinay Tolia, CEO said "On behalf of the Board and the Company, I want to thank Francesco and Ashley for their contributions to Flowr and wish them success in their next ventures. Francesco has been an integral part of our leadership team from when we first went public in 2018. He immersed himself in the industry and has been involved in everything from regulatory, M&A, and capital raising. Ashley has been a key member of our executive leadership team guiding the Company through a substantial increase in headcount, implementing best in class corporate structures to enable Flowr to scale efficiently globally and has been integral to creating our corporate culture."
Andrew Teehan, Flowr's Deputy General Counsel will assume the Interim General Counsel role to ensure a smooth transition, after the departure of Mr. Tallarico in late June 2020. Andrew joined Flowr in early 2019 after having been VP Legal Affairs at Concordia International and having practiced corporate and securities law at Cox & Palmer and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin.
Ms. Thomson will be leaving the Company in early June 2020.
Additional Information about the Offering.
The Second Tranche Offering consists of units of the Company (the "Units") at a price of CAD$1,000.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one subordinated secured debenture of the Company (each, a "Debenture"), convertible into 1,724 common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at a conversion price of $0.58 and 1,724 Common Share purchase warrants (each, a "Warrant") with an exercise price of $0.76.
Each Debenture is comprised of CAD$1,000.00 principal amount of convertible debentures of the Company. The Debentures will bear interest at a rate of 10.0% per annum from April 27, 2020, calculated semi-annually in arrears on June 30 and December 31 of each year. Interest will, subject to TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") approval, be paid annually in Common Shares and paid on December 31 of each year, with the last interest payment to be paid on the fourth anniversary of April 27, 2020 (the "Maturity Date"). Subject to TSXV approval, the conversion price with respect to the Common Shares issued as payment in kind on account of interest shall be the market price of the Common Shares on the business day immediately prior to the conversion date of such interest payment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the TSXV does not approve the payment of interest in Common Shares for any particular interest payment period, such interest shall instead be paid in cash pursuant to the debenture indenture entered into between the Company and the debentureholders.
The Debentures will be convertible into Common Shares at the option of the debentureholder at any time and from time to time prior to the Maturity Date upon such holder providing five (5) business days' notice to the Company. The conversion price with respect to the Common Shares issued upon conversion of Debentures is $0.58 per Common Share. Debentureholders converting their Debentures will be entitled to receive accrued and unpaid interest �??�??thereon �??for the �??period from and including the date of the latest interest payment �??�??date, to and �??including the date of conversion�??. �??
Any outstanding principal amount of the Debentures not converted prior to the Maturity Date will be repaid by the Company, at the election of the holders of the Debentures, in cash or Common Shares on the Maturity Date.
Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share (each, a "Warrant Share") at an exercise price of $0.76 per Warrant Share (the "Exercise Price") for a period of 36 months from April 27, 2020 (the "Expiry Date"). Any Warrants not exercised prior to the Expiry Date shall be deemed to be void and of no further force and effect.
The Debentures will rank subordinate to any and all current secured indebtedness and senior to any and all current and future unsecured indebtedness of the Company and any and all future secured indebtedness of the Company.
All securities issued under the Second Tranche Offering are subject to the customary four-month hold period and may not be traded before October 4, 2020. In addition, securities issued to subscribers in the United States will be subject to a hold period under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act") and can only be resold in strict compliance with the applicable exemptions from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act.
The Second Tranche Offering remains subject to the final acceptance of the TSXV.
About The Flowr Corporation
The Flowr Corporation is a Toronto-headquartered cannabis company with operations in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Its Canadian operating campus, located in Kelowna, BC, includes a purpose-built, GMP-designed indoor cultivation facility; an outdoor and greenhouse cultivation site; and a state-of-the-art R&D facility. From this campus, Flowr produces recreational and medicinal products. Internationally, Flowr intends to service the global medical cannabis market through its subsidiary Holigen, which has a license for cannabis cultivation in Portugal and operates GMP licensed facilities in both Portugal and Australia.
Flowr aims to support improving outcomes through responsible cannabis use and, as an established expert in cannabis cultivation, strives to be the brand of choice for consumers and patients seeking the highest-quality craftsmanship and product consistency across a portfolio of differentiated cannabis products.
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