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Reversal reflects strategic shift from low-margin distribution to higher-margin direct to consumer model and results in reduced OpEx and return to Mojave of 4.5 million shares
TORONTO, Dec. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Mojave Jane (CSE: JANE) (OTC: HHPHF) (FSE: OHCN), a California cannabis company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the principals of Bravo Distribution ("Bravo") on the reversal of the original transaction whereby Mojave had acquired the assets of Bravo.
Bravo had originally been acquired to provide distribution capabilities to dispensaries in California. Following the reversal, and in light of the changing dynamics of the Californian cannabis market, the Company will continue to focus on executing its strategy that combines manufacturing and premium brands with a direct to consumer distribution ("D2C") model through its investment in SpeedWeed, as announced on October 25, 2019.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Bravo principals will return the 4.5 million shares issued in consideration of the original transaction, first announced in August 2018. Furthermore, the Bravo principals will take on all financial commitments and liabilities related to the Bravo operation. Consequently, the Company anticipates ongoing cash savings in excess of $500,000 per annum, as well as a one-time saving of $100,000 related to these liabilities. The Company has recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $500,000, representing the remaining goodwill on its balance sheet related to Bravo.
Mojave Jane's CEO Gary Latham comments:
"The reversal reduces our OpEx spend and shares outstanding, and enables us to focus fully on our manufacturing, brands and direct to consumer (D2C) business model, a positive outcome for us and our shareholders. We anticipate our D2C model will deliver significantly higher margins compared to the Bravo model, and helps us establish even stronger ties with brands, dispensaries and consumers. With our recently increased investment in SpeedWeed, we are well positioned to execute on this model, and we look forward to updating shareholders regularly on our progress."
About Mojave Jane Brands
Mojave Jane Brands Inc. is a Canadian-based cannabis company emerging as a true vertical integrator in California's legal cannabis space, serving both the recreational and wellness markets. The Company's U.S. holdings are focused on processing and manufacturing, branding, marketing and distribution. Through ownership of high-end brands such as Caligold, partnerships with innovators such as HAI Beverages, and investments in leading distributor SpeedWeed, the Company is well positioned to capitalize on the rapidly growing legal opportunity in the world's largest cannabis market.
Mojave Jane trades in Canada, ticker symbol JANE on the CSE, and in Europe, ticker symbol OHCN on the FSE. Neither the CSE, nor the FSE has approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. Neither the CSE, nor the FSE accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Marijuana Industry Involvement
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On behalf of the Board of Directors
Mojave Jane Brands Inc.
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For further information: about Mojave Jane, please contact: 8 Wellington St. E. Mezzanine Level | Toronto, On | M5E 1C5 | www.MojaveJane.com; Gary Latham, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Email: [email protected], Phone: (760) 552-7122