TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - National Access Cannabis Corp. ("NAC" or the "Company") (TSXV: META), Canada's largest private cannabis retailer, today announced that it has converted its CAD$9,000,000 term loan with Opaskwayak Cree Nation, having a maturity date of June 14, 2019, into an open line of credit.
"This arrangement provides NAC with additional flexibility to focus on the continued build-out of recreational cannabis retail locations across Canada throughout 2019," said Mark Goliger, CEO of National Access Cannabis. "As the national leader in recreational cannabis retailing, we have a bold vision to maintain that lead across Canada. We're focused on achieving our business plan of having 40 operating stores by the end of calendar 2019, and 110 operating stores by the end of calendar 2020. Once again, as one of our key shareholders, the Opaskwayak Cree Nation has supported us by providing the capital necessary to fund our aggressive growth."
The line of credit carries an interest rate of ten per cent per annum.
About National Access Cannabis Corp.
NAC is Canada's largest recreational cannabis retailer. With 25 retail locations nationwide, NAC is the leader in secure, safe and responsible access to legal recreational cannabis in Canada. Through its Canada-wide network of Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ and NewLeaf Cannabis™ recreational cannabis retail stores and National Access Cannabis Medical™ cannabis clinics and pharmacy partnerships, NAC enables the public and registered patients to gain knowledgeable access to Canada's network of authorized Licensed Producers of cannabis. NAC is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol (TSXV: META).
This news release contains forward looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements and information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the opening dates for NAC cannabis retail stores and the number of NAC cannabis retail stores expected to open and/or become licensed and operating. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because the Company cannot give any assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those that are currently contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things, risks relating to the ability to obtain or maintain licences to retail cannabis products; future legislative and regulatory developments involving cannabis; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; the labour market generally and the ability to access, hire and retain employees; and the medical and potential cannabis industry in Canada generally. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is not exhaustive.
The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
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SOURCE National Access Cannabis Corp.
For further information: National Access Cannabis: Mark Goliger, Chief Executive Officer, National Access Cannabis, Tel: 647-689-6382, [email protected]; Investor Relations: Emily Gibbs, LodeRock Advisors Inc., Tel: 416-546-8775, [email protected]; Media Inquiries: Jessica Patriquin, Tel: 416-640-5525 x 230, Cell: 416-995-8496, [email protected]