Aura Announces Extension of Maturity and Partial Repayment of Bridge Loan Facility
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - October 3, 2019) - Aura Health Inc. (CSE: BUZZ) (OTC: LMLLF) (the "Company" or "Aura") is pleased to announce that the CAD$3 million bridge loan facility (the "Bridge Loan Facility") entered into by the Company and a private lender (the "Lender") on May 8, 2019, has been amended to mature in six months on March 24, 2020 (the "Maturity Date"). The outstanding principal and accrued interest on the Bridge Loan Facility shall be due and payable in full by the Company on the Maturity Date. The Company is entitled to prepay all or any part of the Bridge Loan Facility at any time and from time to time.
The Company is also pleased to announce the partial repayment to the Lender of CAD$1,374,715.06 of the principal amount of the Bridge Loan Facility. The remaining principal amount of the Bridge Loan Facility is CAD$1,625,284.94, excluding accrued and unpaid interest. In connection to the share exchange agreement entered into by FSD Pharma Inc. ("FSD") and the Company (the "Share Exchange Agreement"), FSD has issued an additional 12,440,298 common shares of FSD (the "FSD Additional Shares") to the Company as part of the make-whole provision, subject to the applicable statutory hold period. Upon the expiry of the statutory hold period on the FSD Additional Shares, the Company may sell the securities for gross proceeds that would be further used to repay the outstanding balance of the Bridge Loan Facility. In connection with the extension of the Maturity Date, the Company has agreed to pay to the Lender a restructuring fee of CAD$180,000, payable in cash or Aura shares at the option of the Lender, and to also issue to the Lender additional Aura shares having a value equal to 20% of the net proceeds from the sale of the FSD Additional Shares based on Aura's current share price.
About Aura Health Inc.
Aura Health is building a vertically integrated cannabis business focused on Europe and Israel. The Company (i) owns 80% of Pharmadrug, a German medical cannabis distributor, with a Schedule I European Union narcotics license allowing for the importation and distribution of medical cannabis to pharmacies in Germany and throughout the EU, (ii) owns a convertible note convertible into 54% of the outstanding equity of HolyCanna Ltd., a cultivation and nursery license holder in Israel, and (iii) agreement to own 57% of CannabiSendak Ltd., the builder of a network of dispensaries in Israel. Additionally, through significant extraction IP, Aura is dedicated to building a high-margin, downstream business of end-user products.
For further information, please contact:
Daniel Cohen, CEO
Aura Health Inc.
David Posner, Chairman
Aura Health Inc.
Deborah Honig, Investor Relations
Adelaide Capital Markets
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Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein, such as, but not limited to dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; the ability to locate additional supply of medical cannabis, owning interests in companies or projects that are engaged in activities currently considered illegal under United States federal law; changes in laws; limited operating history, reliance on management, requirements for additional financing, competition, hindering market growth; regulatory and political change.
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