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MEDFORD, OR, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Grown Rogue International Inc. (CSE: GRIN | OTC: NVSIF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") of secured convertible debentures with an aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000 (the "Convertible Debentures"). The Convertible Debentures bear an interest at a rate of 2% per calendar quarter and mature on August 10, 2020. The lead investor in the Offering is an experienced private equity cannabis investment fund.
The principal use of funds will be continued expansion investment in the Michigan assets, namely one cultivation center, and two retail dispensaries - including a midtown Detroit location. Additional funds will be dedicated to go-to-market strategies in California featuring Grown Rogue branded products and wholesale products.
The Convertible Debentures are convertible into common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") at a conversion price that is the lesser of: (i) $0.44 per Common Share, or (ii) the lowest price for which securities of the Company are issued while such Convertible Debentures remain outstanding (the "Conversion Price"). If, within 90 days of the issuance of the Convertible Debentures, the Company fails to complete an offering of securities for gross proceeds of at least $1,000,000, then the Conversion Price shall be reduced to $0.30 per Common Share.
"Our growth has been ahead of schedule on several fronts. This financing allows us to continue expansion while fulfilling all of our current obligations," added Obie Strickler, Co-Founder and CEO of Grown Rogue International.
On closing, the Company issued to the purchasers of the Convertible Debentures 3,409,091 common share purchase warrants (the "Warrants"). The Warrants are exercisable for a period of two (2) years from issuance into Common Shares at an exercise price equal to the lesser of (i) $0.55 per Common Share; or (ii) the lowest price for which warrants of the Company are issued while such Warrants remain outstanding. If, during the term of the Warrants, the Company issues warrants with an exercise price below $0.55 per Common Share (the "Other Warrants"), the Company will issue to the purchasers, on the same terms and conditions of the Other Warrants, additional warrants to equal the number of Warrants that would have been issued if the reduced offering price was used to calculate the number of Warrants issued.
"Creating shareholder value is our primary concern when putting investment to work and these funds will pay for immediate operations to advance our operational launch date in Michigan and our product launch date in California," said Jacques Habra, Chief Strategy Officer of Grown Rogue International. "Building a responsible cannabis brand requires strategic investment," continued Mr. Habra.
The Convertible Debentures and Warrants issued pursuant to this Offering are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering.
About Grown Rogue
Grown Rogue International Inc. (CSE: GRIN | OTC: NVSIF) is a vertically integrated, multi‐state cannabis company curating innovative products to provide consumers with the right cannabis experience. Each of Grown Rogue's products and strains are categorized and marketed based on unique effects and designed for the full range of a consumers' lifestyle. Grown Rogue is scaling the vertically integrated model into multiple states by incorporating best‐in‐class manufacturing facilities and a proprietary distribution platform based on Microsoft technology. Grown Rogue's diverse cannabis product suite includes premium flower, patent‐pending nitrogen sealed pre‐ rolls, oil and concentrates, and edibles featuring a partnership with world‐renowned chocolatier, Jeff Shepherd.
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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.
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The Company is indirectly involved in the manufacture, possession, use, sale and distribution of cannabis in the recreational cannabis marketplace in the United States through its indirect operating subsidiaries. Local state laws where its subsidiaries operate permit such activities however, these activities are currently illegal under United States federal law. Additional information regarding this and other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's business are disclosed in the Company's public disclosure available on its issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information or forward‐looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected.
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