The Flowr Corporation Announces Close of Sale of Flowr Forest for $3.4M Completing Phase One of the Transformation Plan

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR; OTC: FLWPF) (“Flowr” or the “Company”) announces the closing of the previously announced sale of the Flowr Forest property to an arm’s length third party for aggregate proceeds of $3.4 million. The Company used a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this non-core asset to repay the outstanding balance of its ATB-led credit facility in full. The Company, now bank debt free, intends to the use the remaining proceeds for working capital.

The sale of Flowr Forest marks the completion of first phase of the Company’s transformation plan which saw the organization make governance and management changes, divest a series of non-core asset and cut costs to further right-size the organization. Significant recent milestones exclusive of the sale of Flowr Forest include:

  • Completing a headcount reduction necessary in order to flatten its organizational structure and right-size SG&A with revenue. The Company has eliminated 40% of its workforce, largely in senior and middle management, resulting in anticipated annual savings of over $4M.
  • Selling its Kelowna Research Station R&D Facility to Hawthorne Canada Limited for an aggregate purchase price of $15.9M
  • Selling its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Holigen Limited which, through its ownership of RPK Biopharma Unipessoal, Lda., owns and operates the E.U. GMP facility located in Sintra, Portugal, and the outdoor medical facility located in Aljustrel, Portugal for gross proceeds of $3.0 M and 1.9 M shares in Akanda Corp.
  • Becoming bank debt free with the payment in full of the ATB credit facility that once stood at $23.77 M

Darren Karasiuk, Chief Executive Officer of Flowr commented, “The completion of phase one of the transformation plan better positions the Company for the current competitive landscape. The Company is now focused on maximizing operational efficiencies, strengthening its balance sheet and levering its global commercial relationships to provide high-quality cannabis for both international and domestic markets.”

About The Flowr Corporation

The Flowr Corporation is a Canadian cannabis company with its operating campus, located in Kelowna, British Columbia. 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 or follow Flowr on Twitter: @FlowrCanada and LinkedIn: The Flowr Corporation.

On behalf of The Flowr Corporation:

Darren Karasiuk
Chief Executive Officer



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