Level Brands Closes Acquisition Of cbdMD

Purchase Price Sets Revenue Targets At $300 Million Within Five Years

NORTH CAROLINA: Level Brands announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Cure Based Development, the owner of the nationally recognized consumer brand cbdMD in an all-stock transaction. cbdMD is a consumer products brand offering a large selection of cbdMD branded CBD products primarily through its ecommerce website, www.cbdMD.com, as well as through 700 current third party retail locations. cbdMD manufactures its premium line of products at its Charlotte, NC facility using 100%, all-natural CBD extracted from organic, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free industrial hemp grown in the USA.

cbdmdIn consideration of the purchase price, Level Brands will issue 15,250,000 shares of its common stock and it may issue up to an additional 15,250,000 shares during the first 60 months if revenue milestones aggregating $300 million are achieved. The revenue milestones are targeted at $20 million in the first 12 months, $40 million in the next twelve months, $80 million in the next 18 months and $160 million in the final 18 months.

“With the acquisition of cbdMD, I believe Level Brands now becomes one of the leading CBD consumer companies in America. The cbdMD brand has shown consistent month-over-month double-digit growth rates and, with the capital we have available, we believe we can significantly accelerate the revenue growth and execute on an aggressive expansion and brand positioning plan which should yield continued significant growth rates. Now that the Farm Bill has been approved, and CBD will no longer be listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, we believe the CBD market should drastically expand. CBD products will now have access to retailers nationwide, as well as through online channels. In addition, the passage of this legislation should help CBD gain mainstream consumer acceptance. We believe cbdMD will significantly gain market share in this growing industry,” said Martin Sumichrast, Chairman and CEO of Level Brands.

“I was first introduced to CBD as a consumer and it really worked for me. Since launching the company, our goal has been to bring a unique product to our loyal customers with the goal of enhancing their overall quality of life and providing education and awareness to the potential benefits of CBD. In the process, we expect to build cbdMD into the leading CBD brand. We have built a reputation as a premier manufacturer of high-quality products at a very affordable price, giving our customers a great value. Now with the passage of the Farm Bill, we expect not only that our business will expand as major retail chains start to carry CBD, but also this mass retail acceptance will encourage a larger customer base who will want to try our products. In addition, our access to athletes and the sporting world should enhance the marketability of our products,” said Scott Coffman, the Founder and CEO of cbdMD.

cbdMD’s founder is Scott Coffman, the founder of Blu-Ecig. Mr. Coffman started Blu and sold it to Lorillard Tobacco for $135 million. Mr. Coffman, who will join Level Brands’ Board and will continue as CEO of cbdMD, will be a significant shareholder of Level Brands.

“While our products are currently in over 700 retail outlets in the U.S. and we are gearing up to expand our retail footprint, we also believe in growing our e-commerce channel. We believe we will separate ourselves from our competitors through our unique online marketing campaigns. Since CBD is generally recognized as being most effective when you take it regularly, our online re-order programs provide an easy, cost effective way to get our products to our customers,” said Caryn Dunayer, President of cbdMD.

 

Level Brands And Isodiol Strike Multimillion-Dollar CBD Products Deal

NORTH CAROLINA: Level Brands has announced a licensing agreement with Vancouver-based Isodiol International to develop consumer products for kathy ireland® Health & Wellness, a licensor to Level Brands, and for Level Brands subsidiary I’M1, the company’s lifestyle brand for men.

According to a company press release, Level Brands will receive an initial US$2 million payment in the form of Isodiol shares and initial cash payments of US$62,500 due at execution of the licensing agreement and on June 30, 2018. During the term of the agreement Level will also receive US$750,000 per quarter in the form of Isodiol shares and a 3% royalty on all gross sales of branded products. The contract term is for an initial five years. Marketing materials were designed and filmed in December 2017 and both parties intend to finalize all points of the negotiations no later than January 31, 2018.

“Isodiol is an innovative, progressive and pioneering company,” says Kathy Ireland, Level Brands’ Chairman Emeritus and Chief Brand Strategist. License Global magazine names Ireland one of the 19 most influential women in the licensing industry, Ireland is the subject of multiple Forbes magazine covers, domestic and international, and Furniture Today magazine names Ireland the 18th most influential leader in the furniture industry.

“Isodiol’s success in CBD products derived from hemp are 99%+ pure, bioactive and pharmaceutical grade. The products include body balm, tincture, skincare, nano-mist and functional beverages. One of the many responsibilities in this new venture is, for me personally, to serve as Educator in Chief about cannabidiol, and how it is used by Isodiol. This company is leading the strategy of appropriate uses of hemp derivatives, and Isodiol products are free of THC. It’s ironic that people find controversy in the powerfully useful hemp plant. Without THC, hemp has many natural and important uses, which are beneficial in countless ways. We need people to please understand, that hemp, without THC, is similar to a grape without fermentation. What the Isodiol team has done is, bring the best qualities of hemp-derived CBD to the market without any psychotropic element, whatsoever. This is the second product for kathy ireland® Health & Wellness, licensed by Level Brands, and we welcome the Isodiol team to our family at Level.”