Vancouver, B.C., February 16, 2017 – Valens GroWorks Corp. (CSE:VGW) together with its subsidiary (collectively, the “Company”) is pleased to announce its engagement under a 5-year, renewable, Professional Services Agreement (the “PSA”) with Arizona-based marijuana cultivation and medicinal dispensary business MKHS, LLC and its affiliate MKV Ventures 1, LLC (collectively, “MKHS”).
In addition, MKHS has issued to the Company a US$1,212,500 Promissory Note, Loan Agreement and Guaranty that secures repayment of previous advances (collectively, the “Arrangement”). This Arrangement supersedes and replaces the Company’s previously described investment in MKHS and settles all outstanding issues between the parties.
As a result of this Arrangement, MKHS will complete the buildout of the 28,000-sf Farmtek greenhouse expansion, as proposed and funded by the Company in 2016 (the “Buildout”). In accordance with the PSA, payments of US$60,000 per month for management services (“Management Services”) will commence to the Company upon completion of the Buildout, with the initial three month’s payments to be deferred and paid at the end of the third month following Buildout to allow for an initial harvest. In addition, the Company will provide consulting services (“Consulting Services”) to be performed and invoiced monthly, and will be reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses and sub-contracted services.
In accordance with the Arrangement, loan interest accrues at the rate of 15% per annum commencing May 15, 2016. Principal and interest, as well as US$30,000 in cost recoveries for past accrued fees, shall be payable to the Company by MKHS in arrears commencing at the end of the third month following Buildout, and on the 15th day of each month thereafter over a 5-year term.
MKHS supplies medical marijuana pursuant to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, operating an 11,000-sf warehouse cultivation, commercial kitchen and extraction facility, and a nearby fully-secured 9.5-acre operation that includes a 3,000-sf automated greenhouse and 21,780-sf (1/2 acre) Airstream wind-assisted, air-supported greenhouse, and the proposed Buildout. MKHS also operates two state-licensed “healing center” dispensaries, and distributes its own in-house prepared, branded line of edibles, concentrates and extracts.
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About Valens GroWorks Corp.
Valens GroWorks Corp is a Canadian Securities Exchange listed company with two pending proposed acquisitions in progress (see our February 9, 2017 news release), proposes to provide management, consulting, testing and support services to domestic and international licensees, and seeks to capture a broad spectrum of medical marijuana users, as well as recreational users once legalized, in pursuit of its ambitious farm to pharma objectives.
The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Valens Agritech Ltd. (“VAL”), is a post-inspection applicant (see our January 13, 2017 news release) awaiting the granting of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s Licence for the cultivation and processing of marijuana. Based in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, VAL anticipates participation in clinical trial programs researching the efficacy of medical cannabis.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
VALENS GROWORKS CORP.
(signed) “Robert van Santen”
Chief Executive Officer
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