CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX: TRST), a licensed producer of medical cannabis under the Health Canada Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation program, today announced that it has closed its previously announced short form prospectus offering, on a bought deal basis, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option. A total of 11,155,000 units of the Company were sold at a price of $9.00 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $100,395,000.
Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable to acquire one Common Share at an exercise price of $12.00 per share, subject to adjustment in certain events, until June 5, 2020. In the event that the daily volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares exceeds $18.00 for 10 consecutive trading days on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”), the Company has the right to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants upon providing not less than 15 trading days’ notice of such acceleration.
The Units were offered and sold by way of a short form prospectus filed in each of the provinces of Canada, excluding Quebec, and offered and sold elsewhere outside of Canada on a private placement basis. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to increase its Canadian processing capability, domestic and international capacity expansion and for general working capital purposes.
The Offering was completed by a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and GMP Securities L.P. and including Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Bloom Burton Securities Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc.
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 or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. 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.
Since its inception in 2014, CannTrust has led the Canadian market in producing pharmaceutically standardized product.
As a federally regulated licensed producer, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry. CannTrust currently operates a 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art hydroponic facility in Vaughan, Ontario, as well as the recently completed 250,000 square foot Phase 1 redevelopment of its 450,000 square foot Niagara Greenhouse Facility. The Phase 2 expansion is underway and is anticipated to be completed and in cultivation towards the middle of 2018.
CannTrust is committed to research and innovation, as well as contributing to the growing body of evidence-based research regarding the use and efficacy of cannabis. Our product development teams along with our exclusive global pharma partner, Apotex Inc., are diligently innovating and developing products that will make it easier for patients to use medical cannabis. We support ongoing patient education about medical cannabis and have a compassionate use program to support patients with financial needs.
MJShareholders.com is the largest dedicated financial network and leading corporate communications firm serving the legal cannabis industry. Our network aims to connect public marijuana companies with these focused cannabis audiences across the US and Canada that are critical for growth: Short and long term cannabis investors Active funding sources Mainstream media Business leaders Cannabis consumers