Kelowna, BC – October 19, 2018 – GTEC Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: GTEC) (OTCPK: GGTTF) (“GTEC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”) with Invictus MD Strategies Corp. (TSXV: GENE) (OTC: IVITF) (FRA: 8IS1) for the previously announced non-revolving unsecured convertible loan (the “Loan Facility”) in an amount up to $2,000,000, and an interest rate of 8% (see press release dated August 30, 2018, for more details). The proceeds from the Loan Facility will be used by GTEC for the expansion and development of its cannabis retail strategy in Canada.
See GTEC press release titled “GTEC Holdings Announces Initial Retail Cannabis Stores Scheduled to Be Operational in 2018,” dated October 11, 2018, for a current update on GTEC’s retail operations.
The Definitive Agreement provides Invictus with a Right of First Refusal (“ROFR”) to fill up to thirty percent (30%) of any third-party supply agreement that GTEC, or its subsidiaries, has for the supply of cannabis flower or oil, whether domestic or international, for a period of two years from the date that GTEC, or one of its subsidiaries, receives its first Sales License from Health Canada.
“This week, we as Canadians have made unprecedented worldwide history as we embark into legalization for adult recreational use. We are excited to enter this journey together with Invictus.” said Norton Singhavon, Chairman and CEO of GTEC. “The premium flower, distinct brands and diverse genetics will complement our anticipated 35+ retail locations between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.”
“The team at GTEC has successfully executed one of the most robust retail strategies in Western Canada,” said Dan Kriznic, Chairman and CEO of Invictus. “Over the next coming weeks, we look forward to finalizing the supply and launches of our premium adult-use cannabis products.”
The Loan Facility shall be due and payable in full on the date that is two years following the date of the first advance on the Loan Facility (the “Maturity Date”). GTEC will be entitled to prepay all or a part of the Loan Facility at any time, from time to time, without bonus or penalty. Upon mutual agreement by both parties and prior to the Maturity Date, Invictus may increase the amount of the Loan Facility up to $6,000,000 in aggregate, and further extend the term of the Loan Facility.
Upon regulatory approval, all or a portion of the principal and accrued interest on the Loan Facility may be convertible into common shares of GTEC, at the option of Invictus, at any time prior to or on the last business day immediately preceding the Maturity Date, at a conversion price equal to $1.50 per common share (the “Conversion Price”).
Invictus is a global cannabis company offering a selection of products under a wide range of lifestyle brands. Our integrated sales approach is defined by five pillars of distribution including medical, adult-use, international, Licensed Producer to Licensed Producer and retail stores.
Invictus has partnered with business leaders to convey our corporate vision, including KISS music legend and business mogul Gene Simmons as our Chief Evangelist Officer. To meet growing demand, Invictus is expanding its cultivation footprint, with two cannabis production facilities fully licensed under the ACMPR in Canada and a third awaiting approval, featuring 100,000 square feet of available grow space today with 200,000 expected by January 2019 and up to 1 million by end of 2020. To accommodate international sales, Invictus’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Acreage Pharms Ltd. (“Acreage Pharms”), has designed and is currently building its Phase 3 and 4 purpose-built cultivation facilities to be European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (“EU-GMP”) compliant. The Company will earmark up to 50 per cent of production to the medical market. To ensure consistency in quality and supply, Invictus maintains all aspects of the growing process through its subsidiary, Future Harvest Development Ltd., a high-quality Fertilizer and Nutrients manufacturer. Invictus drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified product portfolio with over 69 Health Canada approved strains and a multifaceted distribution strategy including medical, adult-use, international, Licensed Producer to Licensed Producer and retail stores. For more information visit www.invictus-md.com.
GTEC was founded in 2017 to capitalize on opportunities in the nascent and rapidly growing legal cannabis industry. GTEC is a public corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and based in Kelowna, British Columbia. GTEC is focused on growing premium quality craft cannabis in purpose-built indoor facilities. GTEC currently holds a 100% interest in GreenTec Bio-Pharmaceuticals., Alberta Craft Cannabis, Grey Bruce Farms, Tumbleweed Farms, Zenalytic Laboratories, and Spectre Labs.
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