Hollister Biosciences closes acquisition of AlphaMind Brands Inc.

VANCOUVER: Hollister Biosciences Inc. – a diversified cannabis branding company with products in over 220 dispensaries throughout California, has now closed its acquisition of AlphaMind Brands Inc., a growth stage company, that is developing a portfolio of certified legal mushroom based natural health products.

Hollister Biosciences closes acquisition of AlphaMind Brands Inc. 1“We are very pleased to close our acquisition of AlphaMind”, shared Carl Saling, Founder and CEO of Hollister. “It is our continual objective to broaden our product scope and Alphamind, with its experienced management team, is a perfect foothold for us in the fast-growing market for medicinal mushrooms and complements our existing cannabis and hemp-based product offering. We are excited to bring another promising brand under the Hollister umbrella, especially in such a fast growing and exciting sector.”

“We are very pleased to have closed this transaction”, shared Dr. Nikos C. Apostolopoulos, Chief Product & Research Officer of Alphamind Brands. “We are looking forward to working with Hollister to build out our medicinal mushroom based product line and conducting further R&D to develop an exciting IP portfolio surrounding psilocybin based pharmaceutical treatments.”

Hollister Biosciences has acquired AlphaMind for consideration of CDN$1.2 million, which is being satisfied by the issuance of 4.2 million Hollister common shares on the Closing Date pro rata to the shareholders of AlphaMind and an additional 1.8 million common shares to be issued pro rata to the former shareholders of AlphaMind.

  • The Payment Shares and the Earn-Out Shares will be issued at a deemed value of $0.20 per share;
  • The Payment Shares are subject to certain voluntary hold periods as follows: 331/3% until May 30th, 2020; an additional 331/3% until June 30th, 2020; and the remaining 331/3% until August 30th, 2020;
  • The Earn-Out Shares will be issued on the earlier of (i) December 31st, 2020, or (ii) upon AlphaMind’s first production run or its first sales of product.

Hollister will not be assuming any long-term debt; no new control position will be created and there is no change in management or the Board of Directors of Hollister in connection with the Transaction.

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