SOURCE: iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc.

September 07, 2016 09:31 ET

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. Commences Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange Under Ticker "IAN"

TORONTO, ON and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. ("iAnthus" or the "Company") (CSE: IAN), which delivers a comprehensive solution for financing and managing licensed cannabis cultivators, processors and dispensaries throughout the United States, today announced that its common shares will being trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the "CSE") on September 7, 2016 under the ticker symbol "IAN".

"We believe there is a significant opportunity to provide financing to the U.S. cannabis industry right now," said Hadley Ford, CEO of iAnthus. "This is an existing $50 billion industry moving from a shadow economy to a legalized, highly-regulated business opportunity governed by individual state laws and regulatory systems. There is a serious lack of investment capital currently available to fund this industry transition. iAnthus is poised to fill that gap by sourcing capital through the Canadian public markets, thereby offering the opportunity to participate in the industry's growth to the investment community as well."

iAnthus Capital Management, LLC, iAnthus' wholly-owned subsidiary, was formed in September 2014 to capitalize on the rapidly growing U.S. regulated cannabis (marijuana) market and the unique opportunity that exists for providing capital investment and expert management services to licensed cultivators, product manufacturers and dispensaries. iAnthus previously announced the closing of a US$6.7 million private placement in May, 2016. Funds from the private placement will be used to invest in its existing partners in Massachusetts, New Mexico and Vermont.

Additional information about iAnthus may be accessed on the Company's website at www.ianthuscapital.com and under the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

About iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., through its 100% owned subsidiary, iAnthus Capital Management, LLC, delivers a comprehensive solution for financing and managing licensed cannabis cultivators, processors and dispensaries throughout the United States. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, law and healthcare services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands-on operating and management expertise. The Company harnesses these skills to support a diversified portfolio of cannabis industry investments for our shareholders, including direct equity investments in for-profit license holders and lending facilities coupled with management services to not-for-profit license holders. For more information, visit www.ianthuscapital.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed here and elsewhere in iAnthus' periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. When used in this news release, words such as "will, could, plan, estimate, expect, intend, may, potential, believe, should," and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding the opportunity to provide financing to the U.S. cannabis industry.

Although iAnthus has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, but not limited to: dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; investing in target companies or projects which have limited or no operating history and are engaged in activities currently considered illegal under US Federal Laws; change in laws; limited operating history; reliance on management; requirements for additional financing; competition; hindering market growth and state adoption due to inconsistent public opinion and perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry and; regulatory or political change.

There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management's expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, the results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. iAnthus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and iAnthus does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company mentioned herein.

The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the content of this news release.

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