DionyMed Brands Inc. (“DionyMed” or the “Company“) (CSE: DYME; OTCQB: DYMEF), a multi-state cannabis brands, distribution and direct-to-consumer delivery platform, today announced that it has entered into an investment agreement (the “Agreement”) with Alumina Partners (Ontario) Ltd. (“Alumina”) providing availability of up to CAD$32 million over a 24-month period, to provide funding for the expansion of the Company’s leading cannabis product portfolio into new growth markets.
Under the terms of the Agreement, DionyMed will sell, on a private placement basis completed in tranches, units of the Company with a total value of up to CAD$2 million per tranche, over a 24-month period. Each unit consists of one subordinate voting share (each, a “Subordinate Voting Share”) and one half of one Subordinate Voting Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”) in the capital of DionyMed. Each Warrant is set at a 50% premium to the market price (the “Market Price”) of the Subordinate Voting Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange”). Should the 10-day volume weight average price of the Subordinate Voting Shares, as traded on the Exchange, be equal to or greater than a 100% premium to the Warrant exercise price, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by providing Alumina with notice of its election to do so. In no event may the Subordinate Voting Shares issuable pursuant to the Agreement, when aggregated with the Subordinate Voting Shares already held by Alumina on the date of purchase, exceed 9.99% of DionyMed’s outstanding Subordinate Voting Shares. A minimum of five trading days must pass between the closing of one issuance of units under the Agreement and the initiation of another, subject by waiver by Alumina. The price per share of the Subordinate Voting Shares purchased by Alumina in each issuance of units under the Agreement shall be priced at a discount of 15% to 20% the Market Price, subject to the maximum aggregate discount cap mandated by the Exchange in relation to the then-prevailing price per share.
Edward Fields, CEO of DionyMed, stated, “This Agreement provides DionyMed with additional capital to accelerate our cannabis brands distribution and delivery platform. We are continuing to expand our California Direct-To-Consumer footprint with our entry into new markets- Sacramento and Los Angeles- bringing great cannabis brands to consumer throughout the largest cannabis market in the world.”
“Alumina is excited to support DionyMed as they continue to aggressively expand the reach of their distribution platform and the breadth and depth of their brands portfolio,” said Adi Nahmani, Managing Member of Alumina. “As the industry matures and the market transitions from recognizing promising business plans to rewarding management teams that can build real revenue, we see DionyMed’s competitive advantages and operational expertise becoming increasingly important differentiators in the space.”
Founded in 2017, DionyMed is a multi-state cannabis brands platform, supporting cultivators, manufacturers and award-winning brands in the medical and adult-use cannabis markets. DionyMed sells branded products in every category from flower to vape cartridges, concentrates and edibles. DionyMed serves cannabis consumers through retail dispensary distribution and direct-to-consumer fulfillment with its growing portfolio of award-winning brands. Learn more at dionymed.com and follow @DYME_Inc on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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