TORONTO, April 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Flowr Corporation (“Flowr” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FLWR, OTC: FLWPF) announces that it anticipates a delay in filing its annual financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis and related officer certifications for the financial year ended December 31, 2021 (collectively, the “Required Filings”) which are required to be filed on or before May 2, 2022. The expected delay in filing the Required Filings is due to a combination of factors, including: (i) recent changes in the finance department of the Company, including to the site controller and finance manager; (ii) additional resources being allocated to the recently announced divestiture of Holigen Limited; and (iii) additional time required by the auditor to complete the remaining audit procedures. The Company is continuing to work with the auditor to complete the Required Filings as soon as possible and expects to file them by no later than May 16, 2022.
In connection with the anticipated delay in filing, Flowr has applied to the applicable Canadian securities regulators for the issuance of a management cease trade order which would restrict all trading in securities of the Company by the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
The Company intends to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines set out in sections 9 and 10 of National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders so long as the Required Filings remain outstanding. The Company confirms as of the date of this news release that there is no insolvency proceeding against it and there is no other material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed.
The Flowr Corporation is a cannabis company with operations in Canada. Its operating campus, located in Kelowna, BC, includes a purpose-built, GMP-designed indoor cultivation facility; an outdoor and greenhouse cultivation site; and a state-of-the-art R&D facility. From this campus, Flowr produces recreational and medicinal products. In 2020, Flowr’s BC Pink Kush was recognized as the top indica strain in Canada by KIND magazine.
Flowr aims to support improving outcomes through responsible cannabis use and, as an established expert in cannabis cultivation, strives to be the brand of choice for consumers and patients seeking the highest-quality craftsmanship and product consistency across a portfolio of differentiated cannabis products.
For more information, please visit flowrcorp.com or follow Flowr on Twitter: @FlowrCanada and LinkedIn: The Flowr Corporation.
On behalf of The Flowr Corporation:
Interim Chief Executive Officer
INVESTORS & MEDIA:
Chief Financial Officer
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To the extent any forward-looking information in this press release constitutes “future oriented financial information” or “financial outlooks”, within the meaning of applicable securities laws, the purpose of such information being provided is to demonstrate the potential of the Company and readers are cautioned that this information may not be appropriate for any other purpose. However, we do not undertake to update any such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws in Canada.
There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information as discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s 2020 Annual Information Form dated April 28, 2021 (the “AIF”). A copy of the AIF and the Company’s other publicly filed documents can be accessed under the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (“SEDAR”) at www.sedar.com. The Company cautions that the list of risk factors and uncertainties described in the AIF is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect its results. Readers are urged to consider the risks, uncertainties and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information.
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