Khiron Receives Regulatory Approval for Uruguay Acquisition
June 9th, 2019
TORONTO, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ – Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (“Khiron” or the “Company“) (TSXV: KHRN), (OTCQB: KHRNF), (Frankfurt: A2JMZC), a medical cannabis company with core operations in Latin America reports that the Company’s previously announced agreement for the acquisition (the “Acquisition“) of NettaGrowth International Inc. (“NettaGrowth“), which at closing will own all of the outstanding shares of a Uruguayan company, Dormul S.A. (“Dormul“), is progressing as planned.
On June 5, 2019, the Company secured local regulatory approvals in Uruguay for the completion of the Acquisition. The Company has received conditional approval for the Acquisition from the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. (“TSXV“).
At this time, there has been no change to the status of the license applications of Dormul. The parties anticipate completing the Acquisition by the middle of June 2019, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions and receipt of all regulatory approvals.
About NettaGrowth and Dormul
NettaGrowth, through Dormul, is a Latin America export focused cannabis company based in Uruguay, and is well positioned to serve Brazil and the growing Latin American market. They will employ the latest growing, extracting and processing technologies to produce high quality medical cannabis products for the Latin American market.
About Khiron Life Sciences Corp.
Khiron Life Sciences Corp. is positioned to be the dominant integrated cannabis company in Latin America. Khiron has core operations in Latin America and is fully licensed in the country for the cultivation, production, domestic distribution, and international export of both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) medical cannabis. In May 2018, Khiron listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, becoming the first Colombian based medical cannabis company to trade on any exchange globally.
With a focused regional strategy and patient oriented approach, the Company combines global scientific expertise, agricultural advantages, branded product market entrance experience and education to drive prescription and brand loyalty to address priority medical conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, depression and anxiety in the Latin American market of over 620 million people. Khiron is led by Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alvaro Torres, together with an experienced executive team, and a knowledgeable Board of Directors that includes former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox.
Further information on Khiron Life Sciences can be found at www.khiron.ca.
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