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TORONTO, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — North Bud Farms Inc. (CSE: NBUD) (OTCQB: NOBDF) (“NORTHBUD” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of a first tranche of its non-brokered private placement, previously announced on May 15, 2019, for gross proceeds of $1,208,000, by issuing 4,026,664 units at a price of $0.30 per unit. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.40 per share for a period of twenty-four months.
North Bud Capital Holdings Ltd. (“North Bud Capital”), a significant and founding shareholder of the Company, has demonstrated its commitment to the continued success of the Company by committing $1 million as the lead investor in the offering. The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to hire additional staff for its Canadian operations, pursue M&A opportunities in the United States, including new state license applications, and for general working capital purposes.
“These funds are essential to fund ongoing and existing acquisition efforts in the United States,” said Ryan Brown, CEO of North Bud Farms.
The Company expects to close on the balance of the previously announced private placement of up to $4 million in one or more additional tranches of the offering in the near future, subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. All securities issued pursuant to the offering are subject to a four-month hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.
As previously mentioned, North Bud Capital participated in the offering by subscribing for 3,333,333 Units, representing an investment of $1 million. North Bud Capital’s participation is considered a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation requirements and majority of the minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in Section 5.5(a) and Section 5.7(1)(a) in respect of the foregoing related party transaction on the basis that the fair market value of the transaction does not exceed more than 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
Shares for Services
The Company has also issued 129,142 common shares at a price per share of $0.35 to AGORACOM as per the September 21, 2018 press release for marketing services rendered to the Company through to June 15, 2019.
About North Bud Farms Inc.
North Bud Farms Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary GrowPros MMP Inc., is pursuing a licence under The Cannabis Act. The Company is constructing a state-of-the-art purpose-built cannabis production facility located on 95 acres of Agricultural Land in Low, Quebec. North Bud Farms Inc. will be focused on Pharmaceutical and Food Grade cannabinoid production in preparation for the legalization of edibles and ingestible products scheduled for October 2019.
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Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risk factors included in the Company’s final long form prospectus dated August 21, 2018, which is available under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company’s management to predict all of such factors and to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on the Company’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect information, events, results, circumstances or otherwise after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law including securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of the Company.
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