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MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - LGC Capital Ltd. (TSXV: LG) (OTC-PINK: LGGCF) ("LGC" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that, following receipt of conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange, it has now closed its previously announced convertible loan transaction with international investors YA II, PN, Ltd. and RiverFort Global Opportunities PLC (the "Lenders") pursuant to which they have loaned to LGC an aggregate amount of US$2,340,000 (the "Loan"). The proceeds of the Loan have been be used to refinance existing debt maturity.
The Loan has a term of 12 months with one-half of the principal amount outstanding payable in six equal monthly installments beginning on the date falling six months from the date of closing and the remaining outstanding amount payable in a single installment at maturity. The Loan bears interest at an annual rate of 12%, payable in cash on the date which is three months from the date of closing and, thereafter, on each date on which a repayment of principal is made.
The principal amount of the Loan may be convertible into common shares of LGC (the "Shares") at the option of the Lenders at a price per Share equal to the lesser of (i) US$0.0912 (CAD$0.120), representing the US dollar equivalent of 120% of CAD$0.10; and (ii) 90% of the lowest daily VWAP during the five trading days immediately preceding the date of the conversion notice from the Lenders, subject to a minimum conversion price of US$0.076, representing the US dollar equivalent of CAD$0.10.
At closing, the Corporation issued an aggregate of 12,048,055 common share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") to the Lenders, representing an amount equal to 45% of the principal amount of the Loan divided by US$0.0874, representing the US dollar equivalent of CAD$0.115. Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Share at an exercise price of CAD$0.115, for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
In connection with the transaction, LGC paid a cash due diligence fee of US$13,100 to RiverFort Global Capital Limited ("RiverFort") of London, England.
The securities issued by the Corporation at the closing of the transaction, or upon conversion of the Loan or upon exercise of the Warrants, are subject to restrictions on resale for a period of four months and one day from the date of closing. LGC is at arm's length to both of the Lenders and to RiverFort.
About LGC Capital Ltd (www.lgc-capital.com)
LGC Capital is a leading cannabis investment firm with a focus on the Legal Global Cannabis market. Through its growing portfolio investment companies, LGC is building a vertically integrated system of interconnected legal cannabis companies with cultivation, processing and distribution in Australia, Jamaica, Switzerland, Italy, and Canada serving domestic and export markets. LGC Capital Ltd. is a Canadian incorporated public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Through its partners and assuming pending transactions under review by the TSXV are approved, LGC presently will have interests in over 450,000 square feet of planted cannabis in Jamaica, Switzerland, Italy, and Australia. That is expected to increase to over 2,100,000 square feet by 2021, as its portfolio companies execute their expansion plans, in addition to the anticipated licensing of Tricho-Med's operations in Quebec, Canada.
LGC partners currently sell cannabis products in over 1,000 points of sale across Switzerland and Italy under the ONE Premium Cannabis and EasyJoint brands as well as medical cannabis oils in Australia under the Little Green Pharma brand. LGC's partners' branded products are available in a variety of formats including dry cannabis flower, tinctures, oils, seeds, and beverages.
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SOURCE LGC Capital Ltd
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