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$Akanda(AKAN.US)$ London, United Kingdom--(Newsfile Corp. - April 11, 2024) - On April 1, 2024, Akanda Corp. (NASDAQ: AKAN) ("Akanda" or the "Company"), an international medical cannabis company, completed the transaction with SOMAÍ Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (the "Buyer") for the sale of RPK, its indirect wholly-owned Portuguese subsidiary.
Pursuant to the provisions set forth in the definitive share purchase agreement, the cash purchase price is Two Million United States Dollars (USD $2,000,000). In addition SOMAÍ is assuming up to One Millions Euros of current liabilities and RPK's debt with the senior secured lender Bank, Caixa Agricola. In total the Buyer is assuming approximately 4,000,000 Euros of debt. In accordance with the terms of the proposed transaction, a deposit amounting to Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (USD $500,000) was released from a joint escrow account and the remainder of the purchase price was paid directly to the Company.
Akanda Corp. is now in a stronger financial position and will continue to strengthen its presence in the global cannabis market through its wholly-owned United Kingdom (UK) subsidiary, Canmart. Canmart is a licensed importer and distributor of Cannabis-Based Products for Medicinal use (CBPMs) in the UK. and provides third party and specialist import and distribution services for Schedule 2 products including CBPM's. Canmart continues to work further with premium product suppliers to bring safe, effective and required products to market that patients demand, and working with existing and new clinical cannabis operations in the UK to provide third party products. Beyond its operations in the UK, Akanda is also developing the Gabriola Green Project in British Columbia, Canada. This farming property is set to host facilities for the production of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) products, reflecting the Company's commitment to expanding its footprint and advancing its projects across both Europe and North America. The Company has initiated the regulatory framework to begin CBD cultivation with a future outlook towards THC.
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