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Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TWD) ("Tweed" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including Jacob Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, 4,687,500 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company, at a price of $3.20 per Common Share (the "Offering Price") for aggregate gross proceeds to Tweed of $15,000,000 (the "Offering").
The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 703,125 Common Shares at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering. If this option is exercised in full, an additional $2,250,000 will be raised pursuant to the Offering and the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be $17,250,000.
The Common Shares will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all of the provinces of Canada except Quebec. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for facility expansion and general corporate purposes. The Offering is expected to close on or about May 14, 2014 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.
The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Tweed Marijuana Inc.
Tweed Marijuana Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tweed Inc., is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada. The principal activities of Tweed are the production and sale of marijuana out of its facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario as regulated by the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Notice regarding Forward Looking Statements
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