SMITHS FALLS, ON, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - At its recent Annual General Meeting, Tweed Marijuana Inc. shareholders voted in favour of changing the company's trading and corporate name to Canopy Growth Corporation ("CGC" or the "Company"). The TSX Venture Exchange has also approved the name change, and trading will commence under the new name and ticker symbol CGC on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. Tweed.com and Bedrocan.ca will continue to be the brands visible to the consumer market.
"We started with one intelligent and approachable brand, Tweed. With that brand we've been able to attract a large percentage of the market by offering a diverse product line and top-notch customer service," said Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO of CGC. "Next we added Bedrocan, with their industry-leading focus on research and a line of standardized cannabis strains. Together, these distinct voices will allow us to attain a dominant market position in Canada and build the foundation for international expansion."
The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries, Tweed Inc. (Tweed), Tweed Farms Inc. (Tweed Farms), and Bedrocan Canada Inc. (Bedrocan) will continue to operate as distinct entities and operating platforms. With the domestic market rapidly advancing and international expansion becoming increasingly viable, these distinct methods of production and brand excellence position the Company to simultaneously capitalize on market opportunities.
Mr. Linton further commented, "Rebranding as Canopy Growth Corporation marks the evolution from a singular enterprise to a multi-brand holding company that can focus on diversified markets. CGC subsidiaries cater to distinct market segments, presenting a unique value proposition to customers who will get access to two producers when they choose Tweed or Bedrocan".
- Canopy Growth Corporation holds 4 licenses under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
- The operating companies under CGC have a total production capacity of 5,740 kg per year, and production space of 573,000 sq. ft. (equivalent to 10 football fields).
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SOURCE Canopy Growth Corporation
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