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VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) ("Curaleaf" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States, is pleased to announce that effective at market open today, October 29, 2018, the Company will begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE") under the ticker symbol "CURA".
In connection with the listing, Curaleaf raised approximately C$520 million (US$400 million) in an oversubscribed private placement offering led by GMP Securities L.P. and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the "Co-Lead Agents"), on behalf of a syndicate of agents, including Cormark Securities Inc., Eight Capital and Haywood Securities Inc. This offering marks the largest cannabis equity financing completed to date.
"Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange is a critical step in our growth trajectory. We are excited to make our mark within cannabis financing history through the overwhelming support of over 100 institutions internationally," said Joseph Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. "We remain committed to growing our business through aggressive organic growth and the strategic deployment of capital into accretive acquisitions that extend our brand into the most attractive U.S. markets."
Curaleaf has a footprint that spans 12 U.S. states, comprising 28 dispensaries, 12 cultivation facilities and 9 processing sites. The Company, including subsidiaries and managed entities, operates in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Oregon, with licensing pending in California and Pennsylvania. Through its team of physicians, pharmacists, medical experts and industry visionaries, the Company has developed the Curaleaf brand, a premium mainstream cannabis brand available in multiple states and product formats through its network of branded retail dispensaries.
A listing statement with information about Curaleaf and prepared in accordance of the CSE is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
The Company is the parent of Curaleaf, Inc., is a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States. Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Curaleaf, Inc. has a presence in 12 states. Curaleaf, Inc. operates 28 dispensaries, 12 cultivation sites and 9 processing sites with a focus on highly populated, limited license states, including Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Curaleaf, Inc. leverages its extensive research and development capabilities to distribute cannabis products in multiple formats with the highest standard for safety, effectiveness, consistent quality and customer care. Curaleaf is committed to being the industry's leading resource in education and advancement through research and advocacy. Curaleaf Inc.'s Florida operations were the first in the cannabis industry to receive the Safe Quality Food certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative, setting a new standard of excellence.
For more information please visit www.curaleaf.com.
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This announcement does not constitute an offer, invitation or recommendation to subscribe for or purchase any securities and neither this announcement nor anything contained in it shall form the basis of any contract or commitment. In particular, this announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States, or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer would be illegal.
The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and accordingly may not be offered or sold within the United States or to "U.S. persons", as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act ("U.S. Persons"), except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company's securities to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. Persons. For more information about the transactions described herein, please refer to the Listing Statement.
Forward Looking Information
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements and are prospective in nature. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "may", "should", "will", "could", "intend", "estimate", "plan", "anticipate", "expect", "believe" or "continue", or the negative thereof or similar variations. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, information concerning the listing of the Subordinated Voting Shares and the ability of the Company to successfully achieve business objectives, and expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Those assumptions and factors are based on information currently available to the Company. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information and statements are the following: the ability of the Company to develop the Company's brand and meet its growth objectives, the ability of the Company to complete acquisitions that are accretive to the Company's revenue, the ability of the Company to obtain and/or maintain licenses to operate in the jurisdictions in which it operates or in which it expects or plans to operate. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. The foregoing statements expressly qualify any forward-looking information contained herein. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking information and statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice.
SOURCE Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
For further information: Company Contact: Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., Christine Rigby, SVP, Investor Relations, PH: (781) 451-0145, [email protected]; Investor Contact: KCSA Strategic Communications, Valter Pinto, Managing Director, PH: (212) 896-1260, [email protected]; Media Contact: KCSA Strategic Communications, Anne Donohoe, Managing Director, PH: (347) 487-6199, [email protected]