July 16, 2019
Restatement properly applies IFRS 9 Financial Instruments to calculate non-cash derivative liability
Vancouver, BC, July 15, 2019 – Cannex Capital Holdings Inc. (CSE: CNNX; OTCQB: CNXXF) (“Cannex” or the “Company”) announces that, pursuant to the applicability of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, it has restated its third and fourth fiscal quarter condensed consolidated interim financial results for 2019 (the periods ended January 31, 2019 and April 30, 2019, respectively) to correct an error in applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments in calculating its noncash derivative liability, including an error in properly accounting for derivative liabilities related to warrants issued as part of its November 2018 financing. The restatement properly accounts for derivative liabilities but has not affected previously reported Adjusted EBITDA for either period. The restated financial statements and corresponding changes to the management’s discussion and analysis for the above-noted periods have been filed under the Company’s SEDAR profile.
“While we regret the restatement, I am thankful to our team for moving quickly to rectify the mistake,” said Anthony Dutton, Cannex’s Chief Executive Officer. “Cannex operates almost exclusively in U.S. dollars, and the warrants in question were priced in U.S. dollars as well. However, because Cannex’s shares trade in Canadian dollars, the price movement of Cannex’s publicly traded equity creates a noncash derivative liability which must be recorded in accordance with IFRS accounting standards. The restatement is a noncash expense which is reflective only of Cannex’s share price movements and not any underlying change in the business. Our underlying performance and Adjusted EBITDA remain unchanged from our initial reports.”
As a result of the restatements, adjustments made to the Company’s financial statements for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2019 (see Exhibit 1 below) are:
- Decrease in adjustments in fair value of derivatives and accretion expense from $42,255,231 to $33,319,713 ($8,932,518).
- Due to the change above, net decrease in loss for the period of $8,932,518 from $52,533,531 to $43,621,013.
- Changes limited to reclassification of convertible promissory note and reserves to derivative liability, resulting changes in the valuation of the derivable liability.
Additionally, as a result of the restatements, adjustments made to the Company’s financial statements for the third fiscal quarter of 2019 (see Exhibit 2 below) are:
- Increase in adjustments in fair value of derivatives and accretion expense from ($924,803) to $1,326,084 ($2,250,887)
- Due to the change above, net decrease in loss for the period of $2,250,887 from $4,539,841 to $6,790,728.
- Reclassification of $70,000 from share capital to prepaid expense to account for a prior year over accrual to be offset against future share issuance costs.
About Cannex Capital Holdings Inc.
Cannex has operational expertise in premium indoor cannabis cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, and branding of cannabis edible and derivative products. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cannex leverages this operational expertise to provide a wide range of services to operating cannabis companies, including real estate, management, financial, branding and IP licensing. Cannex subsidiary Pure Ratios is a wellness company focused on formulating products which combine cannabinoids with traditional and holistic ingredients. Cannex also owns BrightLeaf Development LLC which holds real estate assets, property leases, brands and intellectual property, and material supply agreements with Superior Gardens LLC (d/b/a Northwest Cannabis Solutions), Washington State’s and the Pacific Northwest’s largest full-line cannabis producer/processor, as well as 7Point Holdings LLC, another Washington State licensed cannabis producer/processor. Based in Vancouver, BC, Cannex is managed by a team of experienced industry and capital markets experts who are committed to aggressive, cost-effective growth.
Cannex Capital Holdings Inc.
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