Toronto, Ontario– Nutritional High International Inc. (CSE: EAT) (OTC Pink: SPLIF) (“Nutritional High” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has signed a purchase agreement for the sale of Calyx Brands and NH Distribution California Inc. and Calyx Brands Inc.(“Calyx“) to DB12 LLC (“DB12“).
Calyx is a distributor of cannabis and cannabis derived products, which holds a Type 11 distribution license from the Bureau of Cannabis Control of the State of California, which permits distribution of medical and adult use cannabis, and cannabis products from manufacturers to dispensaries.
The sale of Calyx was a directive established by the Company as part of the strategic review process. Through completing a sale to a strategic partner, Calyx will have access to funding and a significant source of flower product to supplement it’s product offering and profitably grow the business.
The transaction involves a sale of 100% equity interest in Calyx in exchange for the assumption of approximately $7 million in liabilities and a minority ownership position in DB12. The Company will also have the ability to earn additional equity interest conditional on growth in branded revenues.
“Through retaining minority ownership in DB12, Nutritional High will continue to have access to the California market for distribution of our own brands, potentially significant upside associated with ownership of the larger and more integrated DB12 operation, while continuing to improve our balance sheet,” said John Durfy, CEO of Nutritional High. “We are very pleased to partner with DB12 and look forward to a successful partnership.”
Closing of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions which are expected to be met within 30 days however there can be no assurance that the transaction will close in this period or at all. If completed, the sale will result in the Company no longer consolidating the Calyx business into its financial statements.
About Nutritional High International Inc.
Nutritional High is focused on developing and manufacturing branded products in the cannabis industry, with a specific focus on edibles and oil extracts for medical and adult recreational use. The Company works exclusively in jurisdictions where such activity is permitted and regulated by state law.
The Company has a strategy for acquisitions in extraction, production and sales sectors of the cannabis industry. Nutritional High has brought its flagship FLÏ™ edibles and vape product lines from production to market in various markets including Colorado where its FLÏ™ products are manufactured by Pale Verde, LLC.
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