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Aurora Cannabis Provides Preliminary Update on Convertible Debenture Temporary Early Amended Conversion Privilege
93.8% of Debenture Holders Have Elected to Voluntarily Convert
EDMONTON, Nov. 19, 2019 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (NYSE │ TSX: ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabis worldwide, announced today that the Company has received notice from holders of the Company’s CAD $230 million 5% unsecured, convertible debentures due March 9, 2020 (the “Debentures”), representing approximately CAD $216 million principal amount, or approximately 94%, of the Debentures, voluntarily electing to convert their Debentures pursuant to the alternate settlement procedures as outlined in the indenture dated March 9, 2018, as supplemented by the first supplemental indenture dated November 14, 2019, between the Company and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the “Supplemented Indenture”).
The Company will issue a press release on November 22, 2019 after the close of trading of the stock exchanges, confirming the Amended Early Conversion Price (as defined in the Supplemented Indenture) and the Amended Early Conversion Ratio (as defined in the Supplemented Indenture).
The securities referred to in this news release 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 within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from the U.S. registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities for sale, nor a solicitation for offers to buy any securities. Any public offering of securities in the United States must be made by means of a prospectus containing detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements.
The Company has retained Laurel Hill Advisory Group (“Laurel Hill”) as solicitation agent. Debentureholders may contact Laurel Hill toll-free in North America at 1.877.452.7148 or collect outside North America at 1.416.304.0211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with funded capacity in excess of 625,000 kg per annum and sales and operations in 25 countries across five continents, Aurora is one of the world’s largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution.
Highly differentiated from its peers, Aurora has established a uniquely advanced, consistent and efficient production strategy, based on purpose-built facilities that integrate leading-edge technologies across all processes, defined by extensive automation and customization, resulting in the massive scale production of high-quality consistent product. Designed to be replicable and scalable globally, our production facilities are designed to produce cannabis at significant scale, with high quality, industry-leading yields, and low-per gram production costs. Each of Aurora’s facilities is built to meet European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (“EU GMP”) standards. Certification has been granted to Aurora’s first production facility in Mountain View County, the MedReleaf Markham facility, and its wholly owned European medical cannabis distributor Aurora Deutschland. All Aurora facilities are designed and built to the EU GMP standard.
In addition to the Company’s rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes 17 wholly owned subsidiary companies – MedReleaf, CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical, Aurora Deutschland, H2 Biopharma, BC Northern Lights, Larssen Greenhouses, CanniMed Therapeutics, Anandia, HotHouse Consulting, MED Colombia, Agropro, Borela, ICC Labs, Whistler, Chemi Pharmaceutical, and Hempco – Aurora is distinguished by its reputation as a partner and employer of choice in the global cannabis sector, having invested in and established strategic partnerships with a range of leading innovators, including: Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ), High Tide Inc. (CSE: HITI), EnWave Corporation (TSXV: ENW), Capcium Inc. (private), Evio Beauty Group (private), and Wagner Dimas (private).
Aurora’s Common Shares trade on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol “ACB”, and is a constituent of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.
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