CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $400 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The notes will be sold to accredited investors in Canada pursuant to an exemption from the prospectus requirements of Canadian securities laws. Tilray also intends to grant the initial purchasers of the notes an option to purchase up to an additional $60 million aggregate principal amount of notes.
Tilray intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital, future acquisitions and general corporate purposes, and to repay the approximately $9.1 million existing mortgage related to its facility in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
The notes will be senior unsecured obligations of Tilray and will accrue interest payable semiannually in arrears. The notes will be convertible into cash, shares of Tilray’s Class 2 common stock or a combination of cash and shares of Tilray’s Class 2 common stock, at Tilray’s election. The interest rate, initial conversion rate, repurchase or redemption rights and other terms of the notes will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering.
Neither the notes, nor any shares of Tilray’s Class 2 common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes, have been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, or qualified for distribution by prospectus in Canada, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws, or sold in Canada absent an exemption from the prospectus requirements of Canadian securities laws.