Resonate Blends Executes a Binding Merger Agreement to Acquire Pegasus Specialty Vehicles

CALABASAS, Calif., June 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resonate Blends, Inc. (OTCQB: KOAN) (“Resonate Blends” or the “Company”) is pleased to report it has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger (The “Agreement”) to complete an acquisition of Pegasus Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“Pegasus”).

The Ohio-based company is an innovative leader in the low-emission and zero-emission electric vehicle (“EV”) and emerging hydrogen fuel cell technology for school buses and specialty vehicles. Pegasus currently has a substantial production backlog and a nationwide network of dedicated distributors. Resonate Blends and Pegasus signed the binding Agreement on June 20, 2023 and will now work towards the closing conditions outlined in this transaction.

Resonate announced its intentions last month through a Shareholder Update Letter to pursue new opportunities for the public holding company to both increase value opportunities for current shareholders and to also inject new investment into the emerging EV and hydrogen fuel cell bus and specialty vehicle markets. Once the closing conditions outlined in the Agreement have been met, Pegasus will enter into the public company in exchange for $60 million pre-money valuation preferred stock.

Pegasus has developed strategic partnerships with leaders in the EV and hydrogen fuel cell sectors, such as Peterbilt, Zeus Electric Chassis, Hyperion Motors and Via Motors. These partners, along with Pegasus, are expected to play pivotal roles in the transformation of school buses and specialty vehicles from traditional diesel to both EV and hydrogen technology vehicles. There are substantial state and national subsidy programs including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - which recently announced $400 million in grants to help school districts pay for alternative and low-emission buses as part of its 5-year, $5 billion dollar “Clean School Bus Program”.

Completion of the Proposed Merger is subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions that are to be finalized as part of the Agreement. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that a closing will be consummated.

About Resonate Blends, Inc. (OTCQB:KOAN)

Resonate Blends is a Calabasas, CA-based portfolio of Cannabis Wellness and Lifestyle brands. The company created the Resonate System—a comprehensive system of interconnected experience targets to personalize consumers’ relationship with Cannabis through its products. Koan Cordials, the world’s first Cannabis Cordial and Resonate’s flagship product line, was awarded the prestigious Gold Leaf Award for “Best New Brand” and a Clio Cannabis award for packaging and design. To learn more, please visit

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Corporate Contact

David Thielen
Chief Investment Officer/Director
Resonate Blends, Inc.

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