Green Growth Brands Completes 27.3 Million Share Buyback and Cancels 13% of Outstanding Shares

Published: May 17, 2019

Green Growth Brands, Inc. has completed the repurchase and cancellation of 27,300,000 of its common shares held by GA Opportunities Corp., representing approximately 13% of its outstanding shares. Aggregate consideration for the Repurchase Transaction was C$89 million, or approximately C$3.26 per common share, at a significant discount to the current market price of GGB’s common shares.

“We are pleased to have completed our buy back of the shares previously held by GA Opportunities,” said Peter Horvath, CEO of GGB. “While we continue to focus on the rapid expansion of GGB, the opportunity to repurchase these shares well below the current market price immediately and directly increased shareholder value.”

The aggregate consideration for the Repurchase Transaction was satisfied by delivery of a secured promissory note (the “Note”) in the principal amount of C$39,000,000 and cash in the amount of C$50,000,000. The cash portion of the consideration was satisfied by the proceeds received by the Company from the sale of common shares of Aphria Inc. and the exercise of Company common share and proportionate voting share warrants, with the balance satisfied by cash on hand. As previously disclosed, the Note is payable in six months from the closing of the Repurchase Transaction and bears interest at 3% per annum.