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Feb. 7, 2018, SMITHS FALLS, ON /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth") announced that it has closed its previously announced short form prospectus offering on a bought deal basis. A total of 5,800,000 common shares in the capital of Canopy Growth (the "Shares") were sold at a price of $34.60 per Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $200,680,000 (the "Offering"). The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and BMO Capital Markets and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., Eight Capital, Beacon Securities Limited, and PI Financial Corp.
Canopy Growth intends to use the proceeds from the Offering for capital expenditures for domestic and international capacity expansion over the next 18 months as well as for general corporate requirements. In addition, Canopy Growth intends to use proceeds from the Offering for general working capital purposes, such as brand augmentation, channel development, technology investments, research, and developing new product offerings. Canopy Growth may reallocate these funds as market and regulatory indicators warrant in light of the legalization and implementation of a national recreational cannabis market.
About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time.
Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icons Snoop Dogg and Organa Brands, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands. Canopy Growth operates seven cannabis production sites with over 665,000 square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP-certified production space. The Company has operations in seven countries across four continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public's understanding of cannabis, and through its partly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations, has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector. From our historic public listing to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth.
Here's to Future Growth.
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SOURCE Canopy Growth Corporation
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