Jushi Holdings Inc. Announces Closing of US$69 Million Debt Financing
Additional US$5 million in Subscriptions to Close at a Later Date
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jushi Holdings Inc. (“Jushi” or the “Company”) (CSE: JUSH) (OTCQX: JUSHF), a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator, today announced the closing of its previously announced private offering (the “Offering”) of approximately US$69 million aggregate principal amount of its 12% second lien notes (“Notes”) and detached warrants to purchase up to approximately 16 million of the Company’s subordinate voting shares at an exercise price of US$2.086 (the “Warrants”). The Company used the gross proceeds from the Offering of US$69 million, together with approximately US$9 million of cash on hand, to repurchase and redeem all of its outstanding existing 10% senior secured notes due January 2023 (the “2023 Notes”) and pay accrued interest, fees and expenses. The Company has also received subscriptions for an additional US$5 million to be closed at a later date.
The Notes will mature on December 7, 2026, will bear interest of 12.0% per annum, payable in cash quarterly, and will be guaranteed by certain of the Company’s direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries and secured by second priority liens on certain assets of the Company and certain of the Company’s direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries. In connection with the Offering, the purchasers of the Notes also received four-year Warrants at 50% coverage with an expiry date of December 7, 2026, at an exercise price per share equal to US$2.086.
The offering and sale of the Notes and Warrants have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Amendments to Acquisition Facility
The Company also announced that it has amended its existing US$100 million Senior Secured Credit Facility (the “Amended Acquisition Facility”) with SunStream Bancorp Inc. (“Sunstream”), a joint venture sponsored by Sundial Growers Inc. (NASDAQ:SNDL). Under the terms of the Amended Acquisition Facility, the Company’s loan will be a first lien term loan capped at US$65 million, bear an interest rate of 11% per annum, payable quarterly, will no longer carry a standby fee, and will mature on December 31, 2024. The financial covenants in the Amended Acquisition Facility have been modified to remove the total leverage ratio covenant and replace it with a minimum quarterly revenue covenant. Additionally, in connection with the Amended Acquisition Facility, the Company has made a one-time issuance to SunStream of 2.0 million subordinate voting share purchase warrants issued at US$2.086.
About Jushi Holdings Inc.
We are a vertically integrated cannabis company led by an industry-leading management team. In the United States, Jushi is focused on building a multi-state portfolio of branded cannabis assets through opportunistic acquisitions, distressed workouts, and competitive applications. Jushi strives to maximize shareholder value while delivering high-quality products across all levels of the cannabis ecosystem.
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