VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N), (FRA:M5BQ), (OTC:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that the Company is participating as a lead order in a private placement offering (“Private Placement”) by Atlas Growers Ltd. (“Atlas”), which is a late-stage applicant for an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes (“ACMPR”) cultivation and sales license. In consideration of the investment, Atlas and Namaste’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“Cannmart”) have entered in to a Supply Agreement (the “Supply Agreement”) whereby Atlas agrees to guarantee supply to Cannmart by offering first right of refusal for a minimum of 20% of the net production of medical cannabis through Atlas.
The Company’s participation in the Private Placement and subsequent Supply Agreement offer significant value to Namaste shareholders not only as an investment, but also in securing a reliable supply of high quality medical cannabis. The Company believes Atlas’ strong management team and business plan provide a strategic partnership opportunity with Atlas to ensure a guaranteed cannabis supply to Namaste, while at the same time broadening Atlas’ exposure to the market via Cannmart’s online retail channels. Namaste has completed the Subscription Agreement under the terms of the Private Placement, for C $200,000 in exchange for 200,000 Class B Common shares of Atlas stock at a price of C $1.00 per common share. The Supply Agreement will allow Cannmart to purchase bulk quantities of medical cannabis from Atlas based on the terms below.
Supply Agreement Terms
Atlas commits to Cannmart a first right of refusal to purchase up to 20% of Atlas’ production
The term of the Supply Agreement is 24 months
Purchase orders are to be submitted at least 14 days in advance of requested delivery date
Payment terms are 30 days from delivery of a purchase order
Cannmart will be responsible for delivery charges
The Supply Agreement is subject to both companies receiving their ACMPR licenses.
Namaste will continue to explore additional opportunities for investments in domestic and international medical cannabis producers as it sees great value in securing equity and building a strong and reliable supply chain for Cannmart’s patients. Namaste plans to leverage its vast e-commerce expertise and technology, along with its existing consumer databases and site traffic, to create the largest online marketplace for medical cannabis in Canada. This strategic investment in Atlas clearly defines the Company’s strategy in developing strong supply relationships to achieve its goals. The Canadian market offers some unique opportunities as it relates to craft and/or boutique producers, and Namaste believes this niche will add significant value to its platform. Canada has a long history of producing some of the highest quality and most sought-after cannabis in the world, and it is Namaste's intention to ensure all producers have access to its distribution channels. Namaste expects to see a growing demand for the cannabis produced in these markets, much like that seen in the craft beer and wine industry. This partnership demonstrates the Company’s intention to leverage a broad range of supply chains, in an attempt to meet the wants and needs of our patients.
Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: “We’re very excited to be participating in this opportunity with Atlas and their team. We believe that Atlas will be an amazing strategic partner for Namaste in its ability to guarantee a reliable supply of cannabis for Cannmart. We are looking forward to working with Atlas to provide value and exposure for their brand. Namaste will continue to seek opportunities for partnerships with large and small ACMPR producers and will also focus on growing our vendor database to include premium craft cannabis brands. The opportunity to participate in this private placement brings value to the company as an investment but also in implementation of our strategy to become the most diversified marketplace for medical cannabis.”
Sheldon Croome, President and CEO of Atlas comments: “Our team is pleased to work with Namaste by providing our array of high quality cannabis products to their customers. In partnering with Namaste, both companies gain a significant strategic advantage as the market moves towards recreational legalization in 2018, and as the medical cannabis market expands. Namaste will be instrumental in bringing Atlas’ products to Eastern Canadian customers with the fastest possible delivery times, which we feel to be of excellent value to the end consumer. We are excited to bring additional value to Namaste and look forward to a strong, long term partnership.”
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Namaste is the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally. Namaste distributes vaporizers and smoking accessories through e-commerce sites in 26 countries and with 5 distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, US, Canada and Germany and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Namaste, through its acquisition of Cannmart Inc., a Canadian based late-stage applicant for a medical cannabis distribution license (under the ACMPR Program) is pursuing a new revenue vertical in online retail of medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste intends to leverage its existing database of Canadian medical cannabis consumers, along with its expertise in e-commerce to create an online marketplace for medical cannabis patients, offering a larger variety of product and a better user experience.
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