VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 29, 2020 – Champignon Brands Inc. (“Champignon” or the “Company“) (CSE: SHRM) (FWB: 496) (OTCQB: SHRMF) continues to work diligently with the British Columbia Securities Commission (the “Commission“) to address the ongoing continuous disclosure review and to coordinate the revocation of the existing cease trade order. The Company will provide guidance on definitive timing for revocation as soon as possible.
The Company has submitted all requested documentation to the Commission in connection with the review of financial statements of AltMed Capital Corp. (“AltMed“) for the period ended June 30, 2020, and subject to review by the Commission expects to move forward with the finalization and public filing of these statements in short order.
Continuous Disclosure Review History
On June 19, 2020, the Company was notified by the Commission that it would be subject to a continuous disclosure review. Such reviews are conducted by the Commission for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the continuous disclosure obligations imposed by applicable Canadian securities laws. In the case of the Company, this review relates to the Company’s disclosure obligations since it became a reporting issuer on February 6, 2020 and includes a review of the disclosure surrounding acquisitions completed by the Company since that time.
In connection with the review, on June 19, 2020, the Commission issued a cease trade order suspending trading in the securities of the Company pending the filing of Business Acquisition Reports in connection with the acquisitions of Artisan Growers Ltd., Novo Formulations Ltd. and Tassili Life Sciences Corp. As a result of the cease trade order, trading in the common shares of the Company was suspended on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
The Business Acquisition Reports were filed by the Company on July 21, 2020, during which time the Company continued to work with the Commission to address comments received in the course of the disclosure review. As a result of the filing of the Business Acquisition Reports, on August 26, 2020, the Commission revoked the cease trade order previously issued on June 19, 2020. Concurrently with the revocation, the Commission issued a replacement cease trade order (the “Replacement Order“), pending the filing of a revised material change report (the “Material Change Report“) in connection with the acquisition by the Company of AltMed.
Prior to finalization of a revised Material Change Report, the Company is required to finalize the accounting treatment for the acquisition of AltMed, which includes compiling the financial statements of AltMed for the six-month period ended June 30, 2020 to meet disclosure requirements.
On October 27, 2020, the Commission issued an additional cease trade order pending the filing of the interim financial statements of the Company for the period ended June 30, 2020 (the “October Order“).
The October Order is not expected to effect the review process or timing for the resumption of trading of the common shares of the Company as the reports required to be filed to satisfy the Replacement Order will address the outstanding items in the October Order.
For further clarity, the Company anticipates that the Replacement Order and the October Order will be revoked at the same time. The Company is working diligently with the Commission to ensure that the revocation of both the Replacement Order and October Order occur as soon as possible.
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Forward-looking Information Cautionary Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements that are not historical facts, including without limitation, statements regarding future estimates, plans, programs, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions, expectations, or beliefs of future performance are “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events, or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other risk factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties that could affect financial results is contained in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators, which are available at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements. The Company has no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, even if new information becomes available.
SOURCE Champignon Brands Inc.
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