Blox Labs Inc. and AgraFlora Organics International Inc. Enter Letter of Intent to Form Cannabis Operations Management Company
Blox Labs Inc. (“BLOX”) (CSE:BLOX) (Frankfurt: BR1B) (OTCPK:BLLXF) and AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (formerly PUF Ventures Inc.) (“AgraFlora”) (CSE: AGRA) (Frankfurt: PU31) (OTCPK: PUFXF), a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, are pleased to announce a letter of intent (“LOI”) to negotiate in good faith a definitive agreement whereby AgraFlora and BLOX intend to form a joint venture company to build a best-in-class team of professionals from the cannabis, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors to manage and operate state-of-the-art agricultural greenhouse facilities. Currently BLOX has executed a letter of intent with Best Cannabis Products Inc. (BCP) to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire a 180,000 sq. ft greenhouse facility on 50 acres of land in Leamington, Ontario.
“I am very pleased to announce the letter of intent with AgraFlora Organics to create a cannabis operations management company that would oversee future cannabis operations including our potential ownership in the Leamington, Ontario project,” said Jeff Zanini, CEO and Director, Blox Labs Inc. “Derek has built an impressive management and operations team for AgraFlora and its large-scale greenhouse complex in Delta, BC and we will work together to do the same for the Leamington cannabis greenhouse and other projects. AgraFlora brings years of large-scale greenhouse experience to BLOX and the Leamington project and we will leverage this experience to introduce industry best practices to create the most efficient operation possible.”
“I am very pleased to be joining Blox Labs to establish management and operational best practices for medical cannabis cultivations for projects like the operation at Leamington, Ontario,” said Derek Ivany, President & CEO of AgraFlora Organics International Inc. “What impressed me the most with the Leamington project was the size of potential expansion of up to 1,000,000 sq. ft. of growing area. As our industry matures it will be those companies with large and efficient operations who succeed. Our management and operating team overseeing the retrofit of a former tomato greenhouse complex in Delta, BC, has many years’ experience operating high tech greenhouses. The Delta Greenhouse Complex will be one of the most efficient greenhouses in the country with advanced technology operating HVAC, water and lighting, its own natural gas co-gen energy plant and prime location in Delta, BC. We will take a similar approach to the Leamington greenhouse and other potential projects. I look forward working with Jeff and his team as we finalize a definitive agreement and begin building the management team for the conversion at Leamington.”
The LOI calls for AgraFlora and BLOX to form a joint venture company to build a best-in-class team of professionals from the cannabis, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors to manage and operate cannabis greenhouses. The LOI also includes the management of the Leamington cannabis greenhouse whereby AgraFlora would receive up to 19.99% ownership, subject to the satisfaction of certain milestones, in BLOX or the “Newco” upon closing of the BCP arrangement. AgraFlora is to be named the manager of the Leamington cannabis greenhouse and will receive the following compensation assuming BLOX completes its acquisition of BCP within the timeframe to be referenced in the Definitive Agreement:
- (i)a management services fee of 4% of the total cost of annual operations; and
- (ii)a total of 71,364,300 special warrants (“Special Warrants”) priced at a deemed value of $0.04 per Special Warrant (for a total value of $2,854,572).
The Special Warrants are comprised of Series A, Series B and Series C with each series containing 23,788,100 Specials Warrants. Each Special Warrant is convertible, subject a conversion limitation of AgraFlora Organics not owning more than 19.99% of BLOX at any time, into one common share in the capital of BLOX on the basis certain conditions and milestones being met including the completion of the acquisition of BCP by BLOX.
AgraFlora will also provide services and resources related propagation and genetics, greenhouse design and operation and large-scale cultivation to the Leamington cannabis project. In addition, AgraFlora will contribute rights relating to its existing cannabis operations and non-exclusive brands currently being sold in Canada.
The management contract of the Leamington cannabis greenhouse between AgraFlora and BLOX is conditional upon the completion of the acquisition of BCP by BLOX.
About AgraFlora Organics International Inc.
AgraFlora Organics International Inc. is a growth oriented and diversified company focused on the international cannabis industry. It owns an indoor cultivation operation in London, ON and is a joint venture partner in Propagation Service Canada and its large-scale 2,200,000 sq. ft. greenhouse complex in Delta, BC. The Company has a successful record of creating shareholder value and is actively pursuing other opportunities within the cannabis industry. For more information please visit: www.agraflora.com.
About Blox Labs Inc.
On October 12, 2018, Blox announced it had entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire all the issued and outstanding securities of BCP in exchange for approximately 240 million common shares of Blox which would result in a reverse takeover and a change of business for Blox. BCP is a Canadian company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario that recently acquired a state-of-the-art agricultural facility in Leamington, Ontario – a preeminent locale for cannabis cultivation in Canada. The current greenhouse facility consists of 180,000 sq. ft. of cultivation space with the potential future expansion of up to 1,000,000 sq. ft. For more information please visit: www.bloxlabs.ca.
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The Corporation issued a combined total of 39,409,346 units (each a “Unit“) at price of $0.12 per Unit, with each Unit comprised of one common share in the capital of the Corporation (each a “Common Share“) and one common share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $0.22 within 24 months of the closing of the Offering (the “Warrant Term“), provided, however that if the closing price of the Common Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE“) (or any such other stock exchange in Canada as the Common Shares may trade at the applicable time) is $0.25 or greater per Common Share for a period of five (5) consecutive trading days at any time after the closing date of the Offering, the Corporation may accelerate the Warrant Term such that the Warrants shall expire on the date which is 30 days following the date a press release is issued by the Corporation announcing the reduced warrant terms.
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