Aphria Awarded Provisional Approval in Germany for Cannabis Cultivation License

LEAMINGTON, ON, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APHA and NYSE: APHA) today announced that its German subsidiary Aphria Deutschland GmbH (“Aphria Germany”) has been selected by the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (“BfArM”) to receive a license for the domestic cultivation of medical cannabis. The provisional decision announced by BfArM is subject to a mandatory 10-day standstill period for public contracts (the “Standstill”), which permits unsuccessful bidders to challenge the decision before the final contract is signed. BfArM’s decision would grant Aphria 5 of the 13 available lots, each with a minimum annual capacity of 200 kg.

Aphria is proud to have been selected as a successful applicant in the German tender process, a testament to our high production quality standards,” said Hendrik Knopp, Managing Director of Aphria Germany. “The decision from BfArM is a validation of our strategic approach to supporting the German medical cannabis market, including with high-quality, domestic production to secure vital supply for patients. We are very pleased with our continued business momentum in Germany.”

Since Germany’s Cannabis as Medicines Act was enacted in March 2017, the country’s growing medical cannabis needs, currently estimated at up to 40,000 patients, has been exclusively supplied by imports. Pending the successful completion of the Standstill, Aphria looks forward to supplying German patients with domestically-grown, high-quality medical cannabis.

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About Aphria

Aphria is a leading global cannabis company driven by an unrelenting commitment to our people, product quality and innovation. Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of safe, clean and pure pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The Company’s portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly-researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders’ multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion, with a presence in more than 10 countries across 5 continents.

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