Invictus Closes $25.5 Million Debt Financing from ATB Financial
Vancouver, BC, September 6, 2018 - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ("Invictus" or the "Company") (TSXV: GENE; OTCQX: IVITF; FRA: 8IS1) is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously disclosed $25.5 million debt financing arrangement (the “Financing”) with ATB Financial (“ATB”) (see press release dated August 8, 2018, for further details). The Financing will be used to accelerate the construction of its Phase 3 and Phase 4 cannabis cultivation facilities (the “Expansion Plan”) at Acreage Pharms Ltd. (“Acreage Pharms”), located in West-Central Alberta. The Expansion Plan will add a total of 180,000 square feet of production capacity to Acreage Pharms. The 90,000 square foot Phase 3 expansion is well underway with over $6 million in progress payments already made for permitting, lot preparation, foundation construction and precast installation. Phase 3 has a target completion date of January 2019 with Phase 4 expected to be completed later in 2019.
To date, Acreage Pharms has secured provincial supply agreements for the upcoming adult recreational markets in both British Columbia and Alberta, and is actively pursuing supply agreements in other provinces. In preparation for legalization date, Invictus will be introducing four lifestyle-inspired cannabis brands for recreational users: Dukes, Zooey, Sterling & Hunt, and Sinister.
On Behalf of the Board,
Chairman and CEO
Vice President, Public Relations and Regulatory Affairs
Invictus is a global cannabis company offering a selection of products under a wide range of lifestyle brands. Our integrated sales approach is defined by five pillars of distribution including medical, recreational, international, Licensed Producer to Licensed Producer and retail.
Invictus has partnered with business leaders to convey our corporate vision, including KISS music legend and business mogul Gene Simmons as our Chief Evangelist Officer, and global branding agency Authentic Brands Group. Invictus is expanding its cultivation footprint, with two cannabis production facilities fully licensed under ACMPR in Canada and a third awaiting approval, featuring 100,000 square feet of available grow space today with 200,000 expected by the end of 2018 and 1 million by end of 2019. The Company will earmark 50 per cent of production to the medical and recreational markets, respectively. To ensure consistency in quality and supply, Invictus maintains all aspects of the growing process through its subsidiary, Future Harvest Development Ltd., a high-quality Fertilizer and Nutrients manufacturer. Invictus drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified product portfolio with over 69 Health Canada approved strains and a multifaceted distribution strategy including medical, recreational, international and retail. For more information visit www.invictus-md.com.
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