Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – November 18, 2022) – Hill Street Beverage Company Inc. (TSXV: HILL) (“Hill Street” or the “Company”) announces today that it has extended the expiry date and reduced the exercise price of 11,250,900 warrants (the “Amended Warrants“) of the Company which were originally set to expire today, after having received the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange to such amendments. All dollar figures are quoted in Canadian dollars.
The new expiry date of the Amended Warrants is March 17, 2023 and the reduced exercise price is $0.05. The Amended Warrants include an accelerated expiry provision such that the exercise period of each of the Amended Warrants is reduced to 30 days if for any 10 consecutive trading days, the closing price of the Company’s common shares is equal or greater than $0.0625, with the 30-day expiry period commencing on the day the Company disseminates a press release announcing the commencement of the accelerated expiry period.
Insiders of the Company hold 7,470,000 of the 17,109,000 total warrants (“Total Warrants“) in this series. In accordance with TSX-V policies, only 10%, or 1,709,100, of the Total Warrants are subject to these amendments on a pro-rata basis among such insiders. A portion of the Amended Warrants are held by parties who are considered to be “related parties” of the Company. Therefore, the amendment of Amended Warrants constitutes a “related party transaction” as contemplated by Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions, and TSXV Policy 5.9 – Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions. However, the exemptions from formal valuation and minority approval requirements provided for by these guidelines can be relied upon as the fair market value of the Amended Warrants does not exceeds 25% of the market capitalization of the Company. A material change report in respect of this related party transaction will be filed by the Company.
While the Company is prioritizing the push to achieve positive quarterly cash flow without additional fundraising through its revenue generating and cost containment measures, it believes that the repricing and extension of the Amended Warrants is reasonable and necessary in the context of the overall market, as it increases the likelihood that any additional cash needs of the Company could be financed through the exercise of the Amended Warrants.
About Hill Street Beverage Company Inc. (TSXV: HILL)
Hill Street Beverage Company Inc. is a progressive non-alcoholic beverage and cannabis solutions company. We are pioneering the space where craft consumer products meet bioscience by combining our deep CPG expertise and our rights to use Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s ground-breaking DehydraTECH™ patent portfolio for product development, licensing and B2B sales of cannabis ingredients.
For more information on our business activities or to check out Hill Street’s award-winning alcohol-free line-up and order product to be delivered straight to your home go to www.hillstreetbeverages.com
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Matthew Jewell, Chief Financial Officer
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