TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and PHOENIX, Oct. 1, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Trulieve Cannabis Corp. ("Trulieve" or the "company") and Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. announced the completion of the previously announced $2.1-billion arrangement, pursuant to which Trulieve acquired all of the issued and outstanding subordinate voting shares, multiple voting shares and super voting shares (collectively the "Harvest shares") of Harvest (the "transaction").
The all-stock transaction expands the multistate operator’s presence to 11 states with 22 cultivation and processing facilities, and 149 dispensaries.
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Key Transaction Highlights and Benefits
Increases Scale Across Our Hub Markets – creates at time of closing the largest U.S. cannabis operator across a combined retail and cultivation footprint basis with depth in key markets;
Solidifies Position as the Most Profitable U.S. MSO – establishes an outstanding platform of profitability and cash generation for continued growth, positioning the company to execute on near-term opportunities in existing markets as well as future catalysts at both state and federal levels;
Provides Leading Financial Metrics – reinforces superior financial performance relative to peers by delivering the strongest public company financial results among any U.S. reporting MSO. In second quarter 2021, Trulieve reported revenues of $215.1 million, net income of $40.9 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of $94.9 million, while Harvest reported revenues of $102.5 million, net loss before non-controlling interest of $19.2 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of $28 million. On a combined basis, in second quarter 2021, Trulieve and Harvest had $317.6 million in reported revenue, the highest among U.S. public reporting cannabis companies;
Delivers an Exceptional Retail and Wholesale Distribution Model – offers a robust retail network of 149 dispensaries across 11 states and three strategic regional hubs, with market-leading positions in Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania;
Strengthens Industry Leading Balance Sheet – combines Trulieve and Harvest’s strong cash and cash equivalents of $289 million and $71 million, respectively, as of June 30, 2021, bolstered by Trulieve’s recently announced $350 million debt financing and Harvest’s $55 million proceeds from the sale of its Florida license;
Extends Product Selection and Brands – adds successful line of Harvest brands, including Alchemy and Roll One, across multiple form factors to Trulieve’s portfolio of in-house brands and national brand partners; and
Leverages Experience and Best Practices – combines proven management teams with established track records, enhancing operational excellence across cultivation, manufacturing and retail.
"The closing of this transaction marks a transformational milestone in our company’s history and positions Trulieve as the leading medical and adult-use cannabis operator in the U.S.," Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said. "I thank all our employees, both Trulievers and Harvesters, for their tireless efforts during this process. The combined footprint provides Trulieve with a solid foundation for continued growth and scale. We look forward to fully integrating Harvest as we continue to execute on our hub strategy in the U.S., creating an unrivalled brand and reputation in the marketplace and value for our shareholders."
"This combination brings together two companies with depth and scale in key markets, providing a platform for growth for years to come," Harvest CEO Steve White said. "Trulieve’s customer-centric values match well with Harvest’s dedication to improving lives through the goodness of
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