Emerald Health Therapeutics Announces $10.8 Million Prospectus Sale
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV:EMH) ("Emerald" or the “Company”) has entered into a binding term sheet with a single Canadian institutional accredited investor (the “Lead Investor”) under which the Lead Investor has agreed, subject to certain customary conditions, to purchase 4,000,000 common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") at a price of $2.70 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $10,800,000 (the "Offering"). The Offering may be increased by an additional 600,000 Common Shares for total aggregate gross proceeds of up to $12,420,000.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to fund the completion of capital projects, research and development, working capital, and general corporate purposes.
The Common Shares will be qualified under a shelf prospectus supplement to be filed by Emerald in each of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec, prior to closing in accordance with National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions and National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions.
The closing date of the Offering is expected to be on or about December 7, 2018, and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the Lead Investor being satisfied with the results of its due diligence, no material adverse change in the affairs of the Company, and the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.
This press release will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.
About Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. is a Canadian licensed producer of cannabis. Its 50%-owned Pure Sunfarms joint venture in BC is completing a sophisticated 1.1 million square feet greenhouse and its Agro-Biotech operation in Québec is completing a 75,000 square feet indoor facility. Commercial production is expanding in both facilities. Emerald has secured over 500 acres of hemp harvest in 2018 and has contracted for approximately 1000 acres in 2019 to 2022 with the goal of extracting low-cost cannabidiol. Emerald’s team is highly experienced in life sciences, product development, large-scale agri-business, and marketing, and is focused on developing proprietary, value-added cannabis products for medical and adult-use customers. Emerald is part of the Emerald Health group, which is broadly focused on developing pharmaceutical, botanical, and nutraceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.
Please visit http://www.emeraldhealth.ca for more information or contact:
Rob Hill, Chief Financial Officer
(800) 757 3536 Ext. #5
Ray Lagace, Investor Relations Manager
(800) 757 3536 Ext. #5
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions, both general and specific, which give rise to the possibility that actual results or events could differ materially from our expectations expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements relating to the filing and effectiveness of the prospectus supplement; the use of proceeds from the Offering; the anticipated closing date of the Offering; production capacity of various facilities; expansion of facilities; increased commercial production; anticipated production costs; implementation of future business plans; and receipt of hemp deliveries.
Actual results may vary from forward-looking statements. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties related to, among other things, failure to meet the conditions of closing of the Offering; uncertainty with respect to the completion of the Offering; filing of the shelf prospectus supplement; the ability to obtain applicable regulatory approval for the Offering; failure to obtain regulatory approvals; failure to settle final documentation; failure to obtain necessary financing; results of production and sale activities; results of scientific research; regulatory changes; changes in prices and costs of inputs; demand for labour; demand for products; future distribution agreements; failure of counterparties to perform contractual obligations; as well as the risk factors described in the Company’s annual information form and other regulatory filings. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent our expectations as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are presented for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and allowing investors and others to obtain a better understanding of our anticipated operating environment. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company undertakes no obligations to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, unless required by applicable law.