Ready to Deliver on its 100-acre Outdoor Farm
February 6, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario: 48North Cannabis Corp. (TSXV:NRTH) is pleased to announce the closing of its $10,000,000 private placement. Following the completion of the $3,000,000 strategic investment from Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED, NYSE: CGC), 48North today closed on the additional $7,045,000 from a leading US-based private investment fund, the second and final tranche of its $10,000,000 private placement.
The private placement provides capital and liquidity to support the continued expansion of 48North, including the development of its 100-acre farm and large-scale extraction capabilities to significantly increase 2019 production and facilitate the rapid development of innovative, next-generation cannabis products.
“Closing the $10 million private placement marks a significant milestone for 48North, the capital firmly secures the Company’s ability to deliver on its business plan.” said Alison Gordon, co-CEO of 48North. “The funds enable 48North to develop the necessary pre and post production facilities to develop and produce innovative, next-generation cannabis products.”
The leading US-based private investment fund elected to subscribe for Common Units of the Company, in lieu of the previously announced Preferred Unit offering. 48North and the leading US-based private investment fund have entered into an agreement that provides the holder a right to require the Company to repurchase its Common Shares at the Company’s 5-day VWAP if certain provisions concerning confidentiality and restrictions against unlawful U.S operations are breached by 48North.
Details on the Financing
Under the second financing tranche, the Company will receive $7,045,000 and issue 9,393,333 Common Units at $0.75 per Common Unit, representing approximately 7.7% of the issued and outstanding shares. Each Common Unit is comprised of one Common Share and one quarter Common Share Purchase Warrant (each whole Common Share Purchase Warrant, a “Common Warrant”). Each full Common Warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional Common Share of 48North for a period of 12 months from the date of issue at a strike price of $1.15, provided that, the expiry of the warrants can be accelerated if the closing price of the company’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $1.50 for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days and a notice of acceleration is provided in accordance with the terms of the warrant, may accelerate the expiry date to the warrants to a date 30 days after the date of the notice.
Certain of the Common Units issued in the Financing may be subject to a four-month hold period under provincial securities laws in Canada and the TSXV policies and may be subject to additional resale restrictions based upon the jurisdiction in which the purchaser is resident.