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Aura to Acquire Majority Interest in Israeli Cannabis Retailer in Partnership With Industry Icon Shlomi Sendak
TORONTO, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aura Health Inc. (the "Company" or “Aura”) (CSE: BUZZ) is very pleased to announce it has entered into a binding term sheet (“Term Sheet” or “Agreement”) to acquire 57% of the outstanding equity of CannabiSendak LTD. (“CannabiSendak”), an Israeli cannabis company founded by iconic Israeli cannabis activist Shlomi Sendak. CannabiSendak intends to establish licensed medical cannabis dispensaries throughout Israel which will provide an unrivalled customer experience, featuring a café, patient consultations and medical professionals on site. CannabiSendak will use HolyCanna as its primary provider of branded cannabis products. HolyCanna is an Israel-based cultivation and nursery license holder which the Company previously entered a binding LOI to acquire a majority equity stake in (see press release dated August 22nd, 2018).
Terms of the LOI are as follows (all figures in USD$):
- The Company will purchase common shares of CannabiSendak for $300,000 upon closing of the Agreement, and will make contingent payments to CannabiSendak of $200,000 after CannabiSendak reaches clientele of 500 active medical cannabis patients, and additional payments of $250,000 for every incremental 500 active patients CannabiSendak achieves thereafter;
- The Company will purchase common shares of CannabiSendak from the treasury of CannabiSendak for $200,000, payable in equal tranches of $40,000 over a 5-month period, commencing once CannabiSendak obtains the necessary licenses and approvals for the establishment of dispensaries;
- The Company will purchase common shares from the treasury of CannabiSendak for $200,000 for the establishment of dispensaries. This consideration will be divided into 4 equal payments of $50,000 each paid every 45 days, commencing the day of signing the Agreement (September 4th, 2018).
Daniel Cohen, CEO of Aura, commented, “We are very pleased to announce this exciting transaction and look forward to working with Shlomi and his team to develop our retail footprint throughout Israel. We believe our cannabis retail strategy will provide significant value creation for our shareholders because of its holistic focus and partnership with industry icon Shlomi Sendak. As a company, we seek to acquire and develop differentiated, value-added cannabis businesses and we believe CannabiSendak further bolsters this objective."
About Aura Health Inc.
Aura, through its wholly-owned Delaware subsidiary, Green Global Properties Inc. ("Green Global"), owns a 30% interest in four medical marijuana clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada; Mesa, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona and Hollywood, Florida, respectively. Green Global has an option to increase its interest in each such clinic (other than the Nevada clinic) to 51%. Aura currently has an LOI in place to acquire a 54% interest in HolyCanna, an Israel-based cultivation and nursery license holder.
For further information, please contact:
Daniel Cohen, CEO
Aura Health Inc.
David Posner, Director and Chairman
Aura Health Inc.
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