TORONTO, June 14, 2019 — Aura Health Inc. (the “Company” or “Aura”) (CSE:BUZZ) is pleased to announce the signing of master grower, Adrian Richelmi, to build and operate HolyCanna’s 60,000 square foot greenhouse facilty in Israel. Aura is a debt holder of HolyCanna that converts into 54% equity (see press release dated November 23, 2018).
Adrian offers over 15 years of expertise in growing medical cannabis for both soilless soil and hydroponics projects. His resume includes designing and building large scale production facilities along with extensive knowledge of industry standards and best construction practices. Adrian graduated from George Brown College with honors, specializing in architecture and design.
Daniel Cohen, CEO of Aura, added, “We welcome Adrian to our team to help with the next stage of building Aura’s vertical integration between Israel and Germany. In a very tight market for medical cannabis around the world, we are fortunate to have partnered with someone of Adrian’s caliber and expertise.”
Under the terms of the engagement, Mr. Richelmi has been retained for a 24-month term and will receive 600,000 common share purchase options of the Company (the “Options”), at an exercise price of $0.22. 475,000 Options are to vest immediately with the balance to vest upon certain milestones reached. The Options shall expire May 28, 2021.
About Aura Health Inc.
Aura Health is building an international network of vertically-integrated cannabis assets. The Company owns 80% of Pharmadrug, a German medical cannabis distributor, a convertible note to 54% of HolyCanna, a cultivation and nursery license holder in Israel, and has a binding LOI to purchase 57% of CannabiSendak, the builder of a network of dispensaries in Israel. Additionally, through significant extraction IP, Aura is dedicated to building a high-margin, downstream business of end-user products.
For further information, please contact:
Daniel Cohen, CEO
Aura Health Inc.
David Posner, Chairman
Aura Health Inc.
Deborah Honig, Investor Relations
Adelaide Capital Markets
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