VANCOUVER, Sept. 29, 2017 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQX: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) today announced the grant of stock options (“Options”) and restricted share units (“RSUs”) to directors and officers of the Company.
Options to purchase 1,900,000 common shares were granted pursuant to the Company’s Stock Option Plan, exercisable at a price of $2.76 per common share for a term of 5 years, of which 525,000 vest over 12 months and 1,375,000 vest over 36 months, in equal quarterly installments.
In addition, subject to approval of the RSU Plan by the TSX and ratification by disinterested shareholders at the Annual and Special General meeting (the “AGM”) of the Company on November 13, 2017, 2,007,110 RSUs were awarded, of which 525,000 vest over 12 months and 1,375,000 vest over 36 months, in equal quarterly installments, and 107,110 vest immediately.
A description of the RSU Plan and the awards made under such plan will be set out in the Management Information Circular of the Company which will be mailed to shareholders and filed on SEDAR in connection with the AGM.
Aurora’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., is a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). The Company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, known as “Aurora Mountain”, is currently constructing a second 800,000 square foot production facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, at the Edmonton International Airport, and has acquired, and is undertaking completion of a third 40,000 square foot production facility in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on Montreal’s West Island.
In addition, the Company holds approximately 9.6% of the issued shares (12.9% on a fully-diluted basis) in leading extraction technology company Radient Technologies Inc., based in Edmonton, and is in the process of completing an investment in Edmonton-based Hempco Food and Fiber for an ownership stake of up to 50.1%. Furthermore, Aurora is the cornerstone investor with a 19.9% stake in Cann Group Limited, the first Australian company licensed to conduct research on and cultivate medical cannabis. Aurora also owns Pedanios, a leading wholesale importer, exporter, and distributor of medical cannabis in the European Union, based in Germany. Aurora’s common shares trade on TSX under the symbol “ACB”.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
AURORA CANNABIS INC.
This news release includes statements containing certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. These statements are only predictions. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this news release. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.
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SOURCE Aurora Cannabis Inc.
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