Emblem Completes Bought Deal Financing


TORONTO, Feb. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emblem Corp. (TSXV:EMC) (EMC.WT) ("Emblem" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal short form prospectus offering, including the exercise in full of the Underwriters’ (as defined below) over-allotment option (the "Offering"). In connection with the Offering, the Company issued 14,024,391 units of the Company (the "Units") and 25,000 8.0% convertible unsecured debentures of the Company due in 2021 (the "Convertible Debentures"). The Units were sold at a price per Unit of $2.05 for gross proceeds of $28,750,001.55 and the Convertible Debentures were sold at a price per Convertible Debenture of $1,000 for gross proceeds of $25,000,000, for total aggregate gross proceeds of $53,750,001.55. The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Eight Capital and included Canaccord Genuity Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and GMP Securities L.P. (collectively, the "Underwriters").

Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances, one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $2.70 per Common Share until February 2, 2020.

The Convertible Debentures will bear interest at an annual rate of 8.00% payable in arrears in equal installments semi-annually. The maturity date of the Convertible Debentures will be February 2, 2021 (the "Maturity Date"). Each Convertible Debenture will be convertible at the holder's option into Common Shares (the "Conversion Shares") at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the Maturity Date at a conversion price (the "Conversion Price") of $2.30 per Conversion Share, subject to adjustment in certain events as described in a debenture indenture dated as of February 2, 2018 entered into between the Company and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the "Indenture"). Pursuant to the terms of the Indenture, the Company may require the conversion of all of the principal amount of the then outstanding Convertible Debentures at the Conversion Price on not less than thirty days’ notice should the daily volume weighted average trading price of the outstanding Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange be greater than $3.45 for any ten consecutive trading days.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be partially used to fund the currently unfunded portion of the planning, design, development, construction and implementation (including the purchase of certain designated capital equipment) of the Company's new facility which is expected to be comprised of up to approximately 135,000 square feet of greenhouse space and 35,000 square feet of infrastructure space.  The remaining net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund pharmaceutical formulation development, including research and trials, and for general working capital purposes, which may include establishing new international distribution channels in jurisdictions where there is a federal legal framework for medical cannabis and the associated costs of compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. For additional details regarding the use of proceeds of the Offering, please see the Company's short form prospectus dated January 29, 2018 which is available under the Company's profile at SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Company also announces that holders of $15,000,000 of the Company’s previously issued convertible debentures due November 16, 2020 converted their debentures into Common Shares at the stated conversion price of $1.95 per Common Share. In connection with the conversion, Emblem issued 7,692,307 Common shares to the debenture holders.

Upon completion of the Offering the Company will have a cash and cash equivalents balance of approximately $87,000,000.

The securities offered in the Offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Emblem

Emblem is a fully integrated licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis and cannabis derivatives in Canada under the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations). Led by a team of cannabis experts and former health care and pharma executives, it has three distinct verticals – cannabis production, patient education centers, and pharmaceutical dosage form development. Emblem trades under the ticker symbol “EMC” on TSX Venture Exchange.

Forward-looking statements

This news release may contain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, including, without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds from the Offering and the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company. All information contained herein that is not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies that may cause actual financial results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. This news release contains information obtained by the Company from third parties and believes such information to be accurate but has not independently verified such information.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information contact:

Ali Mahdavi
Emblem Corp.
(416) 962-3300