Aphria Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing
LEAMINGTON, ON, June 28, 2018 /CNW/ – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APH) (OTCQB: APHQF) is pleased to announce it has closed its short form prospectus offering, on a bought deal basis, including the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. A total of 21,835,510 common shares (the “Shares”) of the Company were sold at a price of $11.85 per Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $258,750,794 (the “Offering”). The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Clarus Securities Inc. and included Canaccord Genuity Corp., Cormark Securities Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and INFOR Financial Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”).
The net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used to finance the Company’s recently announced state-of-the-art Extraction Centre of Excellence, its capacity increase at Aphria Diamond, as well as the construction of additional cannabis production facilities globally in both foreign and Canadian jurisdictions where cannabis is legally permitted and the evaluation of strategic acquisitions and investments and other industry related transactions.
Until spent by the Company, the net proceeds of the Offering will be held as cash balances in the Company’s bank account or invested at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors.
The Shares were offered for sale in each of the provinces of Canada, other than the Province of Quebec, by short form prospectus, and in those jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States which were agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters, where the Shares were issued on a private placement basis, exempt from any prospectus, registration or other similar requirements.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of Aphria Inc. in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or unless an exemption from such registration is available.
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, patents and IP, Aphria is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The Company’s in-house and licensed portfolio of brands are 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 over 10 countries across 5 continents.
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