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NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S. Cresco Labs Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option for Additional Gross Proceeds of C$1.19 Million

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Cresco Labs Inc. (“Cresco Labs” or the “Company”) (CL.CN) (CRLBF), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today that, in connection with its previously announced C$73,500,000 underwritten unit offering (the "Offering") that closed September 24, 2019, it has issued an additional 551,250 share purchase warrants (the "Additional Warrants") at a price of C$2.16 per Additional Warrant for gross proceeds of C$1,190,700, pursuant to the partial exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. The aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering, including the over-allotment option, total $74,690,700.

Each Additional Warrant ‎‎entitles the holder to acquire one subordinate voting ‎share of the Company at a price of C$12.50 per share, ‎subject to adjustment in ‎certain circumstances, for a period of 3 years following the closing of the Offering. The Additional Warrants have been approved for listing with the Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE") under the symbol CL.WT and will begin trading on October 24, 2019.

The Offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters, led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., and including Beacon Securities Limited, Cormark Securities Inc., Eight Capital and GMP Securities L.P.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of Additional Warrants to fund business development and for working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes.

The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. 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 securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Cresco Labs:

Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand, is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. Learn more about Cresco Labs at www.crescolabs.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company's beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, ‘may,’ ‘will,’ ‘should,’ ‘could,’ ‘would,’ ‘expects,’ ‘plans,’ ‘anticipates,’ ‘believes,’ ‘estimates,’ ‘projects,’ ‘predicts,’ ‘potential’ or ‘continue’ or the negative of those forms or other comparable terms. The Company’s forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks discussed under "Risk Factors" in the company’s most recent Annual Information Form and other filings on SEDAR; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Because of these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. No assurances are given as to the future trading price or trading volumes of Cresco’s shares, nor as to the Company’s financial performance in future financial periods. The Company does not intend to update any of these factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the Company’s forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, any future event or otherwise. Except as otherwise indicated, this press release speaks as of the date hereof. The distribution of this press release does not imply that there has been no change in the affairs of the Company after the date hereof or create any duty or commitment to update or supplement any information provided in this press release or otherwise.

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