Flexible Financing Arrangement Will Support Corporate Growth
Calgary, Alberta & Denver, Colorado, May 16, 2022 – Fiore Cannabis Ltd. (CSE: FIOR) (OTCQB: FIORF) (“Fiore” or the “Company”), a company expected to be the first vertically integrated Canadian-American Multi-State Operator (Can-Am MSO), today announced it has entered into a non-binding term sheet on May 9, 2022 for a financing of up to C$30 million in Fiore common shares with an institutional fund proven to be supportive of the cannabis industry.
The term sheet is subject to final due diligence and the parties entering into a definitive binding agreement, which is expected to be entered into within 30 days. In accordance with the term sheet, the common shares will be issued at a price equal to the previous 15 day closing price of the common shares, minus a 10% discount. Common shares will be issued in tranches at the Company’s sole discretion over the 36-month term, subject to terms and conditions to be negotiated and included in the definitive agreement. Fiore intends to use the proceeds of the financing to fund various acquisition and corporate needs that support its corporate expansion strategy.
Unified Global recently joined Fiore in a Colorado triangular merger and subsequently became an operating division of Fiore. The Fiore and Unified Global combination is focused currently on closing up to 41 retail cannabis retail locations and cultivation facilities in Colorado, Oregon and Alberta to create the first Canadian-American Multi-State Operator (Can-Am MSO). This financing was one of the relationships that was brought in by Unified as part of the merger.
“We are actively growing our company as we look to consolidate profitable cannabis operators and generate enhanced options for cannabis entrepreneurs and investors,” said Paul Lufkin, Executive Chairman and CEO of Unified Global, a subsidiary of Fiore. “We have built out an acquisition and integration program infrastructure along with financing relationships for these transactions, and we’re currently working with a US$200+ million pipeline of M&A opportunities. This flexible financing option can play a vital role in providing us the dry powder to continue executing on our growth strategy and to drive shareholder value.”
Fiore will release further particulars concerning the financing once the parties have entered into a binding definitive agreement. There is no assurance that the financing will occur or that the parties will enter into a definitive agreement on the terms described or at all.
About Fiore Cannabis Ltd. And Its Unified Global Subsidiary
Fiore Cannabis Ltd. (CSE: FIOR) (OTCQB: FIORF) intends to become a vertically integrated Canadian-American Multi-State Operator (Can-Am MSO) by acquiring and consolidating cannabis operations in select mature cannabis markets. The Fiore and Unified Global combination has cultivation, production and retail offerings in the key North American legal jurisdictions of Nevada and California, and plans to roll in assets from Colorado, Oregon and Alberta. Fiore is led by an experienced team with significant cannabis operating expertise from the U.S. and Canada.
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Other risk factors include: the risks resulting from investing in the U.S. marijuana industry, which may be legal under certain state and local laws but is currently illegal under U.S. federal law; the risks of investing in securities of private companies to be acquired which may limit Fiore’s ability to sell or otherwise liquidate those securities and realize value; reliance on management; the ability of Fiore to service its debt, including the Financing Agreement; Fiore’s ability to obtain additional financing from time to time to pursue its business objectives; competition; litigation; inconsistent public opinion and perception regarding the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry; and regulatory or political change. Additional risk factors can also be found in Fiore’s current MD&A, which has been filed on SEDAR and can be accessed at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information.
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