Canada’s first vertically-integrated cannabis brand house Hiku Brands Co. Ltd. (CSE: HIKU) (OTC: DJACF), along with WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V: WMD) (OTC: WDDMF) (FSE: 4WE), this morning announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement to merge the two companies. Upon completion of the transaction, existing Hiku and WeedMD shareholders will own roughly 51.75% and 48.25% of the combined company, respectively, on a fully-diluted basis. Common shares of the resulting entity are anticipated to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, subject to regulatory approvals. Hiku and WeedMD are hosting a conference call on Friday, April 20, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. EST. To participate on the call, dial 1-800-806-5484 and enter the passcode 2900959#. “The combination of Hiku and WeedMD creates a cannabis company capable of fulfilling the vision of delivering the best in class experiences from in-store to product, from medical to adult-use, but also capturing full retail and wholesale margins. Our combined offerings create a company that is insulated from potential wholesale margin compression and is ready to scale its offering globally,” Hiku CEO Alan Gertner stated in the news release.
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WeedMD Inc. is the publicly-traded parent company of WeedMD Rx Inc., a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis and oils under the ACMPR. The company operates a 26,000 sq. ft. indoor facility in Aylmer, Ontario, and is awaiting its second-site cultivation license for its greenhouse facility located in Strathroy, Ontario, representing 610,000 sq. ft. or 14 acres under glass. WeedMD has entered into supply agreements in addition to strategic relationships with established cannabis brands. WeedMD is focused on providing medical cannabis to the seniors’ markets in Canada through its proprietary seniors care program. It is dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners and furthering public understanding of the role that medical cannabis plays – including as it pertains to regulatory requirements, indications and potential side effects. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.WeedMD.com.
About Hiku Brands Company Ltd.
Hiku is focused on building a portfolio of iconic, engaging cannabis brands, unsurpassed retail experiences and handcrafted cannabis production. With a national retail footprint led by Tokyo Smoke, craft cannabis production through DOJA’s ACMPR licensed grow, and Van der Pop’s female-focused educational platforms, Hiku houses an industry-leading portfolio that aims to set the bar for cannabis brands in Canada. Hiku’s wholly-owned subsidiary, DOJA Cannabis Ltd., is a federally licensed to cultivate and sell cannabis pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), owning two production facilities in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Hiku’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tokyo Smoke has been conditionally awarded one of four master retail licenses in Manitoba. Hiku also operates a network of retail stores selling coffee, clothing and curated accessories, across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Hiku.com.
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