Aphria and Tilray Combine to Create Largest Global Cannabis Company


<![CDATA[Leamington, Ontario and Nanaimo, British Columbia – December 16, 2020 – PRESS RELEASE – Aphria Inc., a global cannabis company, and Tilray, Inc., a cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their businesses and create the world’s largest global cannabis company based on pro forma revenue. The deal is pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act, and the implied pro forma equity value of the combined company is approximately C$5.0 billion, based on the share price of Aphria and Tilray at the close of market on Dec. 15, 2020. Following the completion of the arrangement, the combined company will have principal offices in the United States (New York and Seattle), Canada (Toronto, Leamington and Vancouver Island), Portugal and Germany, and it will operate under the Tilray corporate name with shares trading on NASDAQ under ticker symbol “TLRY.”The combined company, supported by low-cost, state-of-the-art cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities, will have a complete portfolio of branded Cannabis 2.0 products in Canada. Internationally, the combined company will be well-positioned to pursue growth opportunities with Aphria’s medical cannabis and distribution footprint in Germany, and Tilray’s European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP) low-cost cannabis production facility in Portugal, which has export capabilities and tariff-free access to the European Union (EU) to meet increasing global demand for medical cannabis. In the United States, the combined company will have a strong consumer packaged goods presence and infrastructure with two strategic pillars, including SweetWater Brewing Company, a cannabis lifestyle branded craft brewer, and Manitoba Harvest, a leading hemp food manufacturer and a pioneer in branded CBD and wellness products. The combined company is expected to have a strong, flexible balance sheet, cash balance and access to capital giving it the ability to accelerate…

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