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TORONTO , July 9, 2019 /CNW/ – Bhang Inc. (formerly Pele Mountain Resources Inc.) (CSE: BHNG) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced reverse takeover transaction (the “Transaction”) with Bhang Corporation (“Bhang US”). The Company will carry on the business of Bhang US, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
The Company’s subordinate voting shares (the “Shares”) will commence trading on the CSE under the new ticker symbol “BHNG” after the CSE issues its final exchange bulletin confirming the completion of the Transaction. The Shares are anticipated to commence trading this week.
The Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bhang US pursuant to share exchange agreements dated May 15, 2019 between the Company and each of the shareholders of Bhang US. Pursuant to the Transaction, the Company issued to the shareholders of Bhang US an aggregate of 33,365,916 Shares and 56,634.128 Multiple Voting Shares in the capital of the Company.
In connection with the brokered offering, led by AltaCorp Capital Inc. and included Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Eight Capital and Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., and non-brokered offering announced by the Company on February 12, 2019 , the Company completed a “three-cornered” amalgamation whereby Pele Acquisition Corp. (“Subco”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, amalgamated with Bhang Canada Inc. (“Bhang Finco”), a special purpose vehicle, pursuant to an amalgamation agreement dated July 9, 2019 among the Company, Subco and Bhang Finco (the “Amalgamation Agreement”). Pursuant to terms of the Amalgamation Agreement, an aggregate of 11,182,735 Shares and 5,591,316 warrants (the “Warrants”) were issued to shareholders of Bhang Finco. Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Share at a price of $0.65 per share until July 9, 2021 , subject to acceleration in the event that the volume weighted average price of the Shares is equal to or greater than $1.00 over a period of 10 consecutive trading days.
With the completion of the Transaction, the Company has 49,112,627 Shares issued and outstanding (on an undiluted basis).
Additional information in respect of the Company’s business and the Transaction will be available in the Company’s listing statement which will be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) prior to the commencement of trading.
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