TORONTO, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WeedMD Inc. (“WeedMD” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, announced today that, further to its press release dated February 11, 2021 announcing a $17.5 million bought deal financing (the “Offering”), the Company has entered into an amended and restated underwriting agreement dated March 2, 2021, with Eight Capital and Canaccord Genuity Corp., as joint bookrunners and co-lead underwriters (the “Co-Lead Underwriters”), and INFOR Financial Inc. (together with the Co-Lead Underwriters, the “Underwriters”) to amend the terms of the Offering to issue to the Underwriters 31,250,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price per Unit of $0.48 (the “Issue Price”) for gross proceeds of $15,000,000. Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.60, for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Offering.
The Company has amended the over-allotment option to allow for purchases by the Underwriters of up to an additional 4,687,500 Units at the Issue Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering. If this option is exercised in full, an additional approximately $2,250,000 will be raised pursuant to the Offering and the aggregate proceeds of the Offering will be approximately $17,250,000.
If, after the one-year anniversary of the closing of the Offering, the daily volume weighted average trading price of the shares on the TSX Venture Exchange for any 10 consecutive days equals or exceeds $0.96, the Company may, upon providing written notice to the holders of the Warrants, accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants to the date that is 30 days following the date of such written notice.
All other terms of the Offering remain unchanged.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The Units will be offered by way of an amended and restated final short form prospectus to be filed in all provinces of Canada, except Quebec and Newfoundland. The closing date of the Offering is scheduled to be on or about March 12, 2021 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the applicable securities regulatory authorities.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.
About WeedMD Inc.
WeedMD Inc. is the publicly traded parent company of WeedMD RX Inc. and Starseed Medicinal Inc., licence holders producing and distributing cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. The Company owns and operates a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse, outdoor and processing facility located in Strathroy, ON as well as a fully-licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, ON processing facility, specializing in cannabis extraction. With the addition of Starseed, a medical-centric operator, WeedMD has expanded its multi-channeled distribution strategy. Starseed’s industry-first, exclusive partnership with LiUNA, the largest construction union in Canada, along with employers and union groups complements WeedMD’s direct sales to medical patients. The Company maintains strategic relationships in the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart as well, as seven provincial distribution agencies where adult-use brands Color Cannabis and Saturday are sold.
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Forward Looking Information
This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation which are based upon WeedMD's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs and views of future events. Forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expect", "likely", "may", "will", "should", "intend", "anticipate", "potential", "proposed", "estimate" and other similar words, including negative and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "would" or "will" happen, or by discussions of strategy. The forward-looking information in this news release is based upon the expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and views of future events which management believes to be reasonable in the circumstances. Forward-looking information includes estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, targets, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. Forward-looking information in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the closing of the Offering on or about March 16, 2021, the exercise of the over-allotment option and the use of proceeds of the Offering. Forward-looking information necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; loss of markets; future legislative and regulatory developments; the cannabis industry in Canada generally; the ability of WeedMD to implement its business strategies; the COVID-19 pandemic; competition; crop failure; and other risks. Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as required by law, WeedMD does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for WeedMD to predict all such factors. When considering this forward-looking information, readers should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in WeedMD's disclosure documents filed with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The risk factors and other factors noted in the disclosure documents could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in any forward-looking information.