Abattis Enters into Agreement to Acquire Remaining Minority Interest in Gabriola Green Farms
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 18, 2018) - Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE: ATT) (OTCQB: ATTBF) (the "Company" or "Abattis") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire (the "Acquisition") the remaining 10% ownership interest in its subsidiary, Gabriola Green Farms Inc. ("Gabriola").
"We are very happy to now own a 100% interest in Gabriola and integrate it as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abattis. We believe that Gabriola's anticipated LP will complete our suite of downstream offerings and be the highlight of our growth into a full service cannabis company," stated Rob Abenante, Abattis President and CEO.
Abattis will acquire the remaining 10% ownership interest in Gabriola from CannaNUMUS Blockchain Inc. for $2.5 million. Following completion of the Acquisition, Gabriola will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
Gabriola is a British Columbia company that has applied for a license to produce under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") on Gabriola Island, one of the gulf islands located in the Strait of Georgia off the coast of British Columbia. Gabriola Island has a consistent temperature and humidity level, which makes it well suited to greenhouse growing.
Gabriola's production facilities are expected to be constructed in two phases:
Phase 1 - Buildout of its 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, consistent with ACMPR standards.
Phase 2 - Upon completion of the Phase 1 buildout, Gabriola will build out an expansion of approximately 20,000 square feet.
About Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.
Abattis is a life sciences and biotechnology company which aggregates, integrates, and invests in cannabis technologies and biotechnology services for the legal cannabis industry developing in Canada. The Company has successfully developed and licensed natural health products, medicines, extractions, and ingredients for the biologics, nutraceutical, bioceutical, and cosmetic markets. The Company is also seeking to acquire exclusive intellectual property rights to agricultural technologies to be employed in extraction and processing of botanical ingredients and compounds. The Company follows strict standard operating protocols and adheres to the applicable laws of Canada and foreign jurisdictions. For more information, visit the Company's website at: www.abattis.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF
ABATTIS BIOCEUTICALS CORP.,
Robert Abenante, President & CEO
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