VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organic Flower Investments Group Inc. (CSE: SOW)(FWB: 2K6)(OTC: QILFF) ("Organic Flower" or “OFIG” or the “Company”) and AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (CSE: AGRA) (FWB: PU31) (OTCPK: PUFXF) (“AgraFlora”) are pleased to announce that Organic Flower and AgraFlora have entered into a binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) whereby Organic Flower shall sell and AgraFlora shall purchase 100 per cent of Organic Flower’s assets, which includes: the Company’s 20% interest in the Delta Greenhouse Complex, an array of domestic downstream/product formulation operations and the rights to an trans-European distribution network(the “Proposed Transaction”).
It is anticipated that the sale price for the assets will be comprised of 1.15 shares of Agraflora for each one (1) issued and outstanding share of OFIG at the time of closing (the “Consideration Shares”), with the Consideration Shares to be distributed to the shareholders of the Company. Closing of the Proposed Transaction remains subject to applicable corporate, securities and exchange approvals and/or filings, as the case may be.
The Proposed Transaction will thereby reunite 70 per cent of the 2.2 million square foot Delta, BC greenhouse complex (the “Delta Greenhouse Complex”), under the AgraFlora corporate umbrella. The combined company’s interest in 2020-funded production of the Delta Greenhouse Complex is forecasted to be 175,000,000 grams of premium dried cannabis flower.
AgraFlora’s Delta Greenhouse Complex is widely considered to be one of the most technically-advanced and environmentally-friendly greenhouse operations in the World, which boasts industry leading cultivation infrastructure including:
Brandon Boddy, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of AgraFlora stated: “This is a paradigmatic transaction for AgraFlora, which will consistently amplify long-term shareholder value as the combined entity continues to execute on its corporate roadmap.
The reunification of the 2.2 million square foot Delta Greenhouse Complex will create the critical mass needed in today's evolving landscape for Canadian cannabis producers. The combined entity will be equipped with world-class upstream cultivation assets and diverse downstream capabilities that will act as a beachhead into the 700 million person European marketplace, as well as crystalize a distinctive first mover advantage within the edibles, cannabinoid-infused beverage and product formulation market verticals.
AgraFlora’s recently announced 100,000 kg off-take agreement with ICC International Cannabis Corp. coupled with Organic Flower’s revenue sharing and distribution arrangement with ICC will allow the combined AgraFlora-Organic Flower entity to capture significant cash flows at both the upstream and downstream levels; realizing material exposure to both the wholesale and eventual retail distribution of dried cannabis into high value European territories.
AgraFlora’s Delta operations are set to emerge as the World’s second largest cannabis cultivation operation under glass, and coupled with Organic Flower’s unique portfolio of downstream and product formulation assets will solidify a first-mover trajectory into the second phase of cannabis normalization.”
To date, Organic Flower has assembled a unique portfolio of downstream and product formulation operations/assets including:
CANDY, CHOCOLATE, EDIBLES
BEERS, CIDERS, ETC.
CBD-INFUSED PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
BEVERAGES AND BOTTLING
UNIQUE DELIVERY SYSTEMS IP
ACCESS TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET
In addition, AgraFlora will inherit Organic Flower’s European distribution and EU-GMP cannabis processing/finishing agreement capabilities. Organic Flower’s trans-European distribution network is comprised of 80,000 retail outlets and pharmacies, spanning 16 countries, including: Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Greece. The European distribution network is augmented by various value-added services, including:
AgraFlora’s recently announced commercial rights and off-take agreement with ICC International Cannabis Corp. (WRLD.U)(8K51)(WLDCF) ("ICC" or “International Cannabis”) is further complemented by Organic Flower’s European downstream and EU-GMP cannabis processing capabilities. Under the terms of the agreement, ICC may purchase up to 100,000,000 grams of premium dried cannabis flower from AgraFlora’s Delta Greenhouse Complex cultivation operations, over a five-year term.
ABOUT AGRAFLORA ORGANICS INTERNATIONAL INC.
AgraFlora Organics International Inc. is a growth oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry. It owns an indoor cultivation operation in London, ON and is a joint venture partner in Propagation Service Canada and its large-scale 2,200,000 sq. ft. greenhouse complex in Delta, BC. The Company has a successful record of creating shareholder value and is actively pursuing other opportunities within the cannabis industry. For more information please visit: www.agraflora.com.
ABOUT ORGANIC FLOWER INVESTMENTS
Organic Flower, an investment holding firm, is leveraging strategic relationships, proprietary investments and exclusive partnerships with preeminent international cannabis cultivators and formulators for the development of best in class products and brands to be marketed and distributed throughout our global footprint.
ON BEHALF OF THE AGRAFLORA ORGANICS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND ORGANIC FLOWER INVESTMENTS GROUP INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman & CEO
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This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. This information is only a prediction. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking information throughout this news release. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: political changes in Canada and internationally, future legislative and regulatory developments involving cannabis in Canada and internationally, AgraFlora’s ability to secure distribution channels in international jurisdictions, competition and other risks affecting the combined assets in particular and the cannabis industry generally. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the forward-looking statements herein relate to, among other things, the ability of AgraFlora and Organic Flower to close the Proposed Transaction on the terms generally set out in the LOI and the development of the assets referenced in this news release.
The forward-looking information contained in this release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements and is made as of the date of this release. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, neither AgraFlora nor Organic Flower undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking information to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.