COLUMBUS, OH, Dec. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Green Growth Brands, Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) ("GGB" or the "Company") and MXY Holdings LLC ("Moxie") announced today the termination of its proposed business combination as the market adjusts to the changing macro environment.
"We are aggressively growing our businesses across America as we drive to become a leading cannabis retailer in the country," said Peter Horvath, CEO of the Company. "While we continue to be open to collaborating with other industry leaders, we need to ensure we are focused on building our operational strengths, maximize our returns and, most importantly, avoiding excessive dilution to our shareholder base."
GGB is continuing with its aggressive growth strategy in both the MSO and CBD businesses. The MSO business now includes a 47 dispensary rollout in three key states, and the Company will continue its expansion in this line of business, opening its remaining 45 dispensaries with the same speed and energy it dedicated to its North American CBD network.
"As the market evolves, the attractiveness of our know-how, genetics and premium quality products in multiple states presents many opportunities as we actively grow our business and strengthen our relationships with cannabis industry leaders," said Jordan Lams, Moxie's CEO.
There is no break fee to be paid in connection with this termination. Green Growth Brands has agreed to repay the advance of US$5 million by January 31, 2020 and to reimburse Moxie US$4 million in deal fees on or before July 1, 2020, with both payments to be made in cash.
Cautionary Statement in Forward-Looking Information
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Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to vary materially from current expectations. In addition to risks noted elsewhere in this news release, material risks include, but are not limited to, the
potential impact of the announcement on relationships; risks relating to cannabis being illegal under United States federal law and risks of federal enforcement actions related to cannabis; changes in general economic conditions in North America and elsewhere; adverse industry events; marketing costs; loss of markets; changes in operating conditions (including changes in the regulatory environment) affecting the cannabis industry; fluctuations in currency and interest rates; future legislative and regulatory developments involving medical and recreational marijuana; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favorable terms; availability of materials and personnel and increasing competition in the industry; as well as those risk factors discussed in GGB's Annual Information Forms filed on SEDAR. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking information. Further, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information speak only as of the date hereof. GGB disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.
About Green Growth Brands Inc.
Green Growth Brands creates remarkable experiences in cannabis and CBD. Led by CEO Peter Horvath and a leadership team of consumer-focused retail experts, the company's brands include CAMP, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, The+Source, Green Lily, and 8 Fold. The Company also has a licensing agreement with the Greg Norman™ Brand to develop a line of CBD-infused personal care products designed for active wellness. GGB is expanding its cannabis operations throughout the U.S., via dispensaries in Nevada, Massachusetts and Florida and the largest network of CBD shops in malls across the country and ShopSeventhSense.com. Learn more about the vision at GreenGrowthBrands.com.
Moxie has developed award-winning brands and a loyal customer base by producing high-quality and consistent cannabis concentrates and related products across multiple markets. Moxie is a multistate operator (MSO) and is recognized by its peers in cannabis, winning close to 100 industry awards over the years.
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For further information: For investor relations inquiries at GGB, please contact: Julia Fulton, Investor & Public Relations, [email protected] or Eric Wright, 289-805-3697, [email protected] or Peter Horvath, (614) 508-4222; For media enquiries or interviews, please contact: Wynn Theriault, Thirty Dash Communications, 416-710-3370, [email protected]; For investor and media relations inquiries at Moxie, please contact: [email protected]