Curaleaf Announces Pricing of Offering of Subordinate Voting Shares
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 7, 2021 /CNW/ – Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, announced today the pricing of its previously announced overnight marketed offering (the “Offering”) of an aggregate of 16,500,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Offered Securities”) at a price of C$16.70 per share for total gross proceeds of C$275,550,000.
The Offered Securities will be offered in each of the Provinces of Canada, other than Québec pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated November 2, 2020 (the “Prospectus”) and in the United States and to or for the account or benefit of “U.S. persons” (as defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), on a private placement basis to “qualified institutional buyers” pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.
The Offering is expected to close on or about January 12, 2021 and will be subject to market and other customary conditions, including requirements of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
In addition, the Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Offered Securities pursuant to the proposed Offering on the same terms and conditions.
Boris Jordan, Curaleaf Executive Chairman of the Board, commented, “As the U.S. cannabis industry continues to enjoy tremendous growth, and now with the Georgia results confirming Democratic control of the Senate, we anticipate the acceleration of legalization at the federal level and consequently, newly enhanced opportunities in the sector.”
With the recent adult-use cannabis deregulation initiatives in New Jersey and Arizona, and New York announcing its proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis as part of the 2021 State of the State, now is a pivotal time to raise additional capital to support our growth initiatives as we continue to build out our capabilities in these new markets.
Boris Jordan, Curaleaf Executive Chairman of the Board
With the added balance sheet flexibility this offering will provide, Curaleaf will be increasingly well positioned to leverage potential high-return organic and well as inorganic growth opportunities going forward.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Canaccord Genuity is acting as the lead underwriter for the Offering on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Beacon Securities Limited, Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corp., Cormark Securities Inc., Eight Capital and Haywood Securities Inc.
Copies of the Prospectus, following filing thereof, may be obtained on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and from Canaccord Genuity Corp., 161 Bay Street, Suite 3000, Toronto, ON M5J 2S1. The Prospectus contains important detailed information about the Company and the proposed Offering. Prospective investors should read the Prospectus and the other documents the Company has filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com before making an investment decision.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The subordinate voting shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the Offered Securities 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 pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a vertically integrated, high-growth cannabis operator known for quality, expertise and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 96 dispensaries, 23 cultivation sites and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 3,000 team members across the United States. Curaleaf is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol CURA and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol CURLF. For more information please visit www.curaleaf.com.
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