TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp. (CSE: CANN) (OTCQX: HERTF) (“Heritage” or the “Company”), today announced that it has entered into an 18 month non-revolving loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with BJK Holdings Ltd. (“BJK”) in the amount of $7.0 million (the “Loan”). Pursuant to the Loan Agreement, BLK advanced the Company $7.0 million on April 1, 2021 (the “Closing Date”).
The Loan is payable in full upon maturity of the Loan, 18 months following the Closing Date, with monthly interest only payments made based on the outstanding balance of the Loan, calculated monthly, in arrears. Monthly interest will be calculated at the Royal Bank of Canada prime lending rate plus 1.25%. A one-time setup fee of $965,000 is due to BJK on the Closing Date. The Loan may be prepaid in full at any time without penalty.
A portion of the proceeds from the Loan was used to repay all of the Company’s credit facility obligations to Trichome Financial Corp. (“Trichome Credit Facility”) which was set to mature on January 30, 2022. The total payout to retire the Trichome Credit Facility was approximately $4.7 million and includes accrued interest, voluntary prepayment fees, and closing fees.
“With our positive long-term financial outlook, we are extremely pleased to be in a position to secure capital that increases our flexibility to grow our business internationally as a result of the improved terms over our prior loan arrangement and at the same time extends our re-payment date to October 2022 from January 2022,” commented Clint Sharples, CEO of Heritage. “In combination with our recent equity financing, we have strengthened our financial position and are poised for our product launches in the U.S. market. This new financing furthers our flexibility to execute our international strategy and allows for growth in a controlled but faster pace.”
“We have been following Heritage and their subsidiary Premium 5 for some time now and are excited to become their lending partner given that they are well on their way to establishing the Company as a leader in the cannabis extract and extract derivatives space,” commented David Thiessen of BJK. “We are confident in their ability to execute on their strategy and look forward to being a strong supporter and helping them as they expand their domestic presence internationally.”
Heritage will use the proceeds of the Loan to repay its existing facility and for general corporate purposes.
About Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp.
Heritage is a cannabinoid company focused on the production and sale of medical and recreational hemp-based and cannabis-based products and services. In Canada, Heritage operates through its subsidiaries Voyage Cannabis Corp. and CannaCure Corporation, both regulated under the Cannabis Act Regulations. Working under these subsidiaries and the Purefarma, Pura Vida, Premium 5, RAD and feelgood. brands, Heritage focuses on extraction and the creation of derivative products for recreational consumers, as well as the formulation of cannabis based medical solutions. In the U.S., Heritage operates under Opticann Inc., a Colorado based oral and topical cannabinoid company with the rights to exclusively sell CBD and CBG products made with the patented VESIsorb® drug delivery system for optimized absorption and stability. As the parent company, Heritage is focused on providing the resources for its subsidiaries to advance their products or services to compete both domestically and internationally.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF HERITAGE CANNABIS HOLDINGS CORP.
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An investment in securities of the Company is speculative and subject to several risks including, without limitation, the risks discussed under the heading “Risks and Uncertainties” in the Company’s annual management discussion and analysis for the year ended October 31, 2020 and dated February 26, 2021. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information and forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
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