LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Bhang Inc. ("Bhang" or the "Company") (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF), a global cannabis CPG brand company with an award-winning portfolio of products, announced today that it has completed a number of debt settlements (the "Settlements") with various creditors of the Company.
On December 31, 2020 and pursuant to the Settlements, the Company issued an aggregate of 6,867,500 subordinate voting shares of the Company ("Subordinate Voting Shares"), at a deemed price of $0.05 per Subordinate Voting Share, and an aggregate of 3,940,000 Subordinate Voting Share purchase warrants (each a "Warrant"). Of the Warrants issued, 1,540,000 Warrants are exercisable until December 30, 2023 at a price of $0.10 per Subordinate Voting Share and the remaining 2,400,000 Warrants are exercisable until December 30, 2021 at a price of $0.10 per Subordinate Voting Share.
The Subordinate Voting Shares and Warrants issued in connection with the Settlements are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period expiring on May 1, 2021, and such further restrictions as may apply under foreign securities laws.
One Settlement constituted a "related party transaction" as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") as a certain insider of the Company received 770,000 Subordinate Voting Shares pursuant to such Settlement. The Company is relying on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, as the fair market value of the participation in the above mentioned Settlement by the insider does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101. The Company did not file a material change report in respect of the related party transaction at least 21 days before the closing of the Settlement with the insider as the details of the transaction was not settled until shortly prior to closing of the Settlement.
Furthermore, the Company's board of directors determined to immediately vest 66,667 restricted stock units of the Company ("RSUs") that were held by a former employee. The Subordinate Voting Shares underlying the RSUs were issued on December 31, 2020 at a deemed price of $0.11 per share.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains statements which constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words "may," "would," "could," "should," "will," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect" or similar expressions and include information regarding: (i) statements regarding the future direction of the Company; (ii) the ability of the Company to successfully achieve its business and financial objectives; (iii) plans for expansion of the Company into new jurisdictions; and (iv) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflect the Company's management's expectations, estimates or projections concerning the business of the Company's future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; in particular, in the ability of the Company to raise debt and equity capital in the amounts and at the costs that it expects; adverse changes in the public perception of cannabis; decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and hemp products in the markets that the Company operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws or adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws; the cannabis market is highly regulated and those regulations and enforcement priorities of governmental authorities may change; compliance with extensive government regulation and related costs; and other risks described in the Company's filings on www.sedar.com. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Company's securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to any "U.S. Person" (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.
Neither CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Bhang Inc.
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