TORONTO, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Flowr Corporation (“Flowr” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FLWR, OTC: FLWPF) announces that, further to its press release dated April 20, 2022, Flowr has closed the sale of its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Holigen Limited (“Holigen”) together with certain intercompany receivables pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated April 20, 2022 (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Akanda Corp. (NASDAQ: AKAN) (“Akanda”), Cannahealth Limited (the “Purchaser”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Akanda , and Holigen Holdings Limited (“HHL”), the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Sale Transaction”).
Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser acquired from HHL all of issued and outstanding shares of Holigen, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, together with certain intercompany receivables for aggregate consideration for (i) approximately $3,750,000 in cash; (ii) 1,900,000 common shares in the capital of Akanda; (iii) the indirect assumption by Akanda of RPK’s indebtedness of approximately $5,100,000; and (iv) at least $834,000 of interim funding to Holigen. HHL indirectly owns all of the issued and outstanding shares of RPK Biopharma Unipessoal, Lda. (“RPK”), which owns and operates the E.U. GMP facility located in Sintra, Portugal, and the outdoor medical facility located in Aljustrel, Portugal.
Flowr also completed a concurrent private placement offering of 14,285,714 common shares to the Purchaser at a price of $0.07 per share for total proceeds of approximately $1,000,000. Flowr will use the gross proceeds from the private placement to fund expenses incurred by Holigen from the date of signing the Purchase Agreement until the closing date of the Sale Transaction.
About The Flowr Corporation
The Flowr Corporation is a cannabis company with operations in Canada. Its 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. In 2020, Flowr’s BC Pink Kush was recognized as the top indica strain in Canada by KIND magazine.
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.
For more information, please visit flowrcorp.com or follow Flowr on Twitter: @FlowrCanada and LinkedIn: The Flowr Corporation.
On behalf of The Flowr Corporation:
Interim Chief Executive Officer
INVESTORS & MEDIA:
Chief Financial Officer
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There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information as discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s 2020 Annual Information Form dated April 28, 2021 (the “AIF”). A copy of the AIF and the Company’s other publicly filed documents can be accessed under the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (“SEDAR”) at www.sedar.com. The Company cautions that the list of risk factors and uncertainties described in the AIF is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect its results. Readers are urged to consider the risks, uncertainties and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information.
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