Jushi Holdings Inc. (“Jushi” or the “Company”) (CSE: JUSH) (OTCMKTS: JUSHF), a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator, announced today the pricing of its previously announced overnight marketed offering (the “Offering”) of an aggregate of 6,500,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Offered Securities”) at a price of C$10.00 per Offered Security for total gross proceeds of C$65,000,000.
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 October 9, 2020 (the “Prospectus”) and in the United States on a private placement basis to “qualified institutional buyers” pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”).
The Offering is expected to close on February 12, 2021 and will be subject to market and other customary conditions, including requirements of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
In addition, the Company has granted 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.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for potential strategic transactions, which may include the acquisition of the 93,000 square foot facility in Prince William County, Virginia operated by the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary and properties adjacent to the facility, and to pursue other strategic acquisitions and business expansion opportunities as well as for general corporate purposes. It is anticipated that the purchase price of the facility and adjacent properties will be approximately US$20 million. Subject to regulatory approvals, the acquisition, together with the planned build-out of the facility, will enable the Company to efficiently produce a consistent supply of medical products as patient access improves and as the medical program matures and expands. In addition, the Company intends to use up to 33% of the net proceeds to partially repay certain of the Company’s outstanding senior secured notes in accordance with their terms. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised, any additional net proceeds will be allocated to general corporate purposes, including working capital or business development, and such partial note repayment, as applicable.
As the Company is in preliminary talks with respect to the Virginia real estate acquisitions described above, it has entered into certain, but not all, associated definitive agreements with respect to same, and has not yet sought regulatory approvals necessary to complete the planned build-out, no assurances can be given that such acquisitions will be completed or that such acquisitions will be completed on the terms described above.
Canaccord Genuity Corp. is acting as sole bookrunner for the Offering.
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 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.