TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT” or the “Company”) (NEO:TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF), a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development and retail, has signed a fourth amendment (the “Amendment”) to its previously announced definitive agreement with Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (“IIPR”) to sell and leaseback its White Haven, Pennsylvania facility. The Amendment allows TILT and IIPR to extend the end of the investigational period of the transaction contemplated to a date that is on or before December 31, 2022. The previous extension of the investigational period was to accommodate the second round of testing to satisfy requests from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which has been satisfactorily completed. The parties believe that this extension should provide sufficient time to address the final steps of regulatory concerns.
The Company also has entered into amendments to the senior secured promissory notes held by certain senior debt noteholders totaling US $9.6 million to extend the maturity date from November 1, 2022, to November 14, 2022, in exchange for an increase in the interest rate to prime plus 8.5%.
“We continue to make progress towards the refinancing of our legacy debt and today’s announcements are another step towards solidifying our capital structure to support the long-term growth of TILT,” said Gary Santo, chief executive officer of TILT. “With the cash remaining in escrow, as well as cash-on-hand, we expect to pay off the senior notes maturing on November 1 later this week. We are excited that a number of existing senior noteholders have agreed to extend the maturity date on their notes in order to explore the potential for being a part of a new financing comprised of new and existing noteholders that, together with the proceeds from the anticipated closing of the sale leaseback of our Pennsylvania facility, we expect will allow us to not only address the remaining November 2022 maturities, but also our April 2023 ones as well.”
Santo added, “We appreciate the business partnership we have built with IIPR and with the environmental testing results now final, we believe that the extension granted by the Amendment will allow us to resolve our long-term debt structure as part of a simultaneous closing anticipated to occur before year end.”