Vaughan, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 14, 2020) – Spyder Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: SPDR) (“Spyder Cannabis” or the “Company“), an established Canadian cannabis and vape retailer, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a restructuring (the “Debt Restructuring“) of approximately $226,661 (the “Restructured Amount“) of the Company’s outstanding debt held by two existing creditors of the Company (together, the “Creditors“), and has secured, from the Creditors, commitments for additional funding of up to a total of $140,000 (the “New Loans“). The Debt Restructuring was completed upon receipt of conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange on September 14, 2020, pursuant to two new loan agreements entered into by the Company and the Creditors (the “New Loan Agreements“).
Pursuant to the Debt Restructuring, the Company and the Creditors agreed to convert and capitalize the portion of the Restructured Amount owing to each Creditor into the principal amount governed by the respective New Loan Agreement. As a result of the Debt Restructuring, the Restructured Amount and any amounts advanced pursuant to the New Loans(i) are now both governed by the terms and conditions of the New Loan Agreements, (ii) bear interest at a nominal interest rate of of 21.70% per annum, and (ii) will be payable on demand. The Restructured Amount represents $212,000 in principal amount previously advanced to the Corporation by the Creditors, one of which is an entity controlled by an Insider of the Company (by virtue of beneficially owning more than 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company), together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon.
The Company’s obligations to the Creditors are guaranteed by the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Spyder Cannabis Subco Inc. (“Spyder Subco“), and are secured solely by a first-raking security interest granted against certain specified assets and inventory of Spyder Subco, pursuant to, respectively, a guarantee agreement and a general security agreement executed by Spyder Subco in favour of the Creditors. The proceeds of the New Loans will be used by the Company to fund the purchase of inventory necessary for the operation of its cannabis retail locations.
Dan Pelchovitz, President & Chief Executive Officer commented, “We appreciate the continued support from our existing industry partners and are looking forward to taking advantage of the significant market opportunities that exist in the cannabis space and working to deliver added value to our shareholders.”
Spyder is a Cannabis, Vape and CBD retailer that operates in jurisdictions where the products are federally legal in both Canada and the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a retailer involved in the development of three retail business units. The first is the sale of Cannabis products, the second is the sale of CBD in the United States only, the third is the sale of smoking cessation products in Ontario.
For more information, please contact:
Spyder Cannabis Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Contact: Investor Relations
Phone: 1-888-504-SPDR (1-888-504-7737)
Email: [email protected]
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