Cronos Group to Restate Certain 2019 Unaudited Interim Financial Statements
TORONTO, March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) (“Cronos Group” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company determined, on the recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors and after consultation with KPMG LLP, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, that Cronos Group’s previously issued unaudited interim financial statements for first, second and third quarters of 2019 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as filed on SEDAR, and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 6-K, will be restated and reissued and should no longer be relied upon.
As previously announced, the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors has been conducting a review of certain bulk resin purchases and sales of products through the wholesale channel, and the restatement is being made to eliminate certain of these transactions through the wholesale channel. The Company will reduce revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2019 by C$2.5 million and the three months ended September 30, 2019 by C$5.1 million.
Cronos Group intends to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, including its audited annual financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, no later than March 30, 2020. However, no assurance can be given that the anticipated timing of filing will be met due to the impact of COVID-19, as well as the need for the Company’s auditors to complete their audit work, among other things. In connection with the restatement, the Company anticipates that it will report one or more material weakness in internal control over financial reporting when it files its Form 10-K.
About Cronos Group Inc.
Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and two hemp-derived CBD brands, Lord Jones™ and PEACE+™. For more information about Cronos Group and its brands, please visit: www.thecronosgroup.com
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