June 6, 2022
- The Company has shipped pre-commercial quantities of CBD full spectrum oil containing THC, to support the development of a full spectrum product for the Brazilian market.
TORONTO, Canada and RIONEGRO, Colombia (June 6, 2022) – PharmaCielo Ltd. (“PharmaCielo” or the “Company”) (TSXV: PCLO, OTCQX: PCLOF), the Canadian parent of Colombia’s premier cultivator and producer of dried flower and medicinal-grade cannabis extracts, PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S.(“Holdings”), today announced an initial shipment of a CBD full spectrum extract with THC content to awell-established Brazilian Pharmaceutical company (the “Customer”) to support additional productdevelopment efforts, with the potential to become a key supplier as these products come to market. TheCustomer is expected to develop, and bring to market, a CBD full spectrum product using PharmaCielo’s API1.
This is the second product being developed by this Customer using PharmaCielo APIs. The first, whichuses PharmaCielo’s CBD isolate as an API, is currently under review by Anvisa and is expected to beapproved in the next several months, with the product launching in Brazil soon after approval.
Bill Petron, CEO of PharmaCielo, commented, “We are pleased to support our partner in Brazil as they seek to develop a CBD full spectrum product. With a population of over 200 million and very few Anvisa-approved cannabis products to date, we expect Brazil to continue to evolve into an important medical cannabis market. PharmaCielo is positioned to play an important role as a supplier of choice for cannabis based APIs in the country, as patient count continues to grow and new products like those in development by our partner, are commercialized. By entering into relationships with key global pharmaceutical players like our partner in Brazil, we expect to maximize our opportunity to scale PharmaCielo’s API business. We are confident that with the progress to date and our current client pipeline, 2022 will be a pivotal year for PharmaCielo as we move to scale our platform with a view to generating revenue growth and value forshareholders.”
Today, the Company also announced that it intends to issue, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, 474,058 common shares of the Company (“Interest Shares”), at an effective price of $0.5605 per Interest Share, in satisfaction of an aggregate of $265,702.74 in semi-annual interest payments due to holders of 11% secured debentures of the Company due December 24, 2024 (the “Debentures”). Theeffective price of the Interest Shares was determined by dividing the cash interest otherwise payable by the number of shares issuable under each Debenture, as determined on June 1, 2022 in accordance with the terms of the Debentures.
The Interest Shares are subject to the balance, if any, of the 4-month statutory hold period applicable to the relevant Debenture under Canadian securities laws.
PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV: PCLO, OTCQX: PCLOF) is a global company, headquartered in Canada, with a focus on ethical and sustainable processing and supplying of all natural, pharmaceutical-grade medicalcannabis products to large channel distributors. PharmaCielo’s principal (and wholly owned) subsidiary isPharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., headquartered at its cultivation and processing center located in Rionegro, Colombia.
The board of directors and executive team of PharmaCielo are comprised of a diversely talented group of international business executives and specialists with relevant and varied expertise. PharmaCielo recognized the significant role that Colombia’s ideal location plays in building a sustainable business in themedical cannabis industry, and the Company, together with its directors and executives, is executing on abusiness plan focused on supplying the international marketplace.
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Ian Atacan, Chief Financial Officer
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Forward-looking statements can be affected by known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including changes to PharmaCielo’s development plans, the failure to obtain and maintain all necessary regulatory approvals relating to the export ofcannabinoid products and the import of these products into other countries, TSX Venture Exchange approval, the inability to export or distribute commercial products through sales channels as anticipated due to economic or operational circumstances, risks associated with operating in Colombia, fluctuation of the market price for the Company’s products, risks associated withglobal economic instability relating to COVID- 19 or other developments, risks related to retention of key Company personnel, currency exchange risk, competition in PharmaCielo’s market and other risksdiscussed or referred to under the heading “Risk Factors” in PharmaCielo’s Annual Information Form for thefinancial yearended December 31, 2019, which is available at www.sedar.com. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Except as required by law,PharmaCieloundertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result ofnew information, future events or otherwise.
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