Tilray® Invests C$7.5M in Québec-Based Cannabis Producer ROSE Lifescience Inc.
Tilray will subscribe for 41 Class “A” Common shares (12%) in the capital of ROSE for a subscription amount of C$7.5 million pursuant to a subscription agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”). At the time of closing of this subscription the only issued and outstanding equity of ROSE will be 344 Class “A” Common shares and there will be no outstanding options, warrants or other rights to acquire equity of ROSE.
In connection with the subscription agreement, High Park and ROSE have entered into an exclusive sale, supply, distribution and marketing agreement to deliver High Park adult-use cannabis products in Québec including existing brand, Dubon™, which is exclusively available in Québec through the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC). The two companies may also collaborate on additional co-branded adult-use cannabis products or brands exclusively for this market.
The investment in ROSE represents a commitment to increase supply to the Québec market and the opportunity to deliver consumers locally-grown products. ROSE has begun construction of a 54,000 square-foot cannabis cultivation facility on its land in Huntingdon, Québec and has applied for a Health Canada cultivation, processing and sales license. Once fully-licensed, ROSE will be the exclusive supplier of High Park’s adult-use cannabis products in the Québec market.
“Tilray and High Park value our partnership with the SQDC and our shared commitment to creating a responsible and safe legal market for cannabis,” says Adine-Fabiani Carter, Chief Marketing Officer, High Park. “This investment in a Québec-owned and operated organization will enable High Park to better serve this partnership and the adult-use market in Québec.”
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids currently serving tens of thousands of patients in twelve countries spanning five continents.
Based in Toronto and led by a team with deep experience in cannabis and global consumer brands, High Park was established to develop, produce, sell, and distribute a broad-based portfolio of adult-use cannabis brands and products. High Park is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray, Inc., a global leader in cannabis cultivation, processing, and distribution.
Founded by a group of seasoned executives with extensive experience in highly regulated industries, ROSE LifeScience is committed to ensuring that Québec benefits from the responsible production, sale and use of cannabis. ROSELifeScience’s cannabis and by-products will be of the highest quality, produced in its climate-controlled indoor facility, ensuring superior quality and consistent, affordable production year-round. As a Québec producer, ROSE will actively participate in economic development in Huntingdon, Quebec by creating, among other things, 300 direct jobs in its first five years of operation.
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