Vancouver, BC, August 31, 2020 – Benchmark Botanics, Inc. (“Benchmark” or the “Company”) (CSE: BBT).
Further to the Company’s news release of August 11, 2020, Benchmark is pleased to announce that it has completed the share exchange transaction contemplated under the share exchange agreement (the “Agreement“) with shareholders of 1139000 B.C. Ltd. (“1139”) and acquired 5,199,000 Common shares of 1139 from the shareholders. Benchmark now owns 10,199,000 Common shares of 1139, which will represent a 51%, controlling interest in the issued and outstanding share capital of 1139. 1139 acquired a four-acre greenhouse facility in 2018 with assistance from Benchmark to develop the facility into a licensed medical cannabis cultivation operation in Pitt Meadows, BC.
As consideration for the 5,199,000 Common shares of 1139, Benchmark issued to the shareholders of 1139 an aggregate of 26,999,956 Benchmark common shares (the “Consideration Shares“). All Consideration Shares issued are subject to a statutory hold period expiring four months and one day after the closing of the transactions contemplated under the Agreement.
About Benchmark Botanics Inc.
Benchmark is a diversified multi-licensed cannabis producer focused on a three-way vertical business model targeting the medical, pharmaceutical and recreational markets in Canada. The Company’s business plan also includes a strategy to become a Canadian licensed producer to pioneer selling medical cannabis and hemp throughout Asia, in countries where it is legal to do so.
Benchmark is focused on producing the highest-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company’s global footprint.
Benchmark’s 100% owned subsidiary, Potanicals Green Growers Inc. (“Potanicals) is a Health Canada licensed producer under the Cannabis Act and its regulations. The Company is producing at its indoor Peachland, BC Cannabis Complex and is constructing a Phase II expansion of an additional 10,000 square foot extraction facility there. Along with cultivation and production, the company’s Peachland BC facility also provides propagation, cultivation, cloning, storage, research and development, genetic improvements and is progressing towards CBD oil extraction and an EU-GMP certification.
As part of its expansion strategy, the company and a joint venture partner completed a second facility, a 4-acre Greenhouse Operation in Pitt Meadows, BC. The Company, through Potanicals, has received its second cultivation license, effective November 29, 2019, from Health Canada for the Pitt Meadow greenhouse.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF
BENCHMARK BOTANICS INC.
/s/ “William Ying”
Chief Executive Officer
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