The Valens Company Enters into Six Manufacturing Partnerships and Provides Corporate Update
Kelowna, B.C., October 5, 2021 – The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (OTCQX: VLNCF) (the “Company,” “The Valens Company” or “Valens”), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, today announced that it has entered into six manufacturing partnerships to produce a variety of cannabis products including pre-rolls, innovative edibles, vape, hydrocarbon concentrates, and to provide expert extraction services including the production of high-quality winterized and full-spectrum oils and distillate.
The six agreements include three of the top seven Canadian licensed producers by market share and showcase the vast manufacturing capabilities that Valens offers to its customers. The majority of the agreements were signed in the last three weeks, indicative of the significant interest in the capabilities provided by the Valens platform. The collective agreements are expected to commence over the next two quarters, with anticipated revenue generation during the same period. In addition, four of the agreements require deposits that are up to 100% of initial purchase orders.
“These agreements, which encompass some of our largest Canadian Licensed Producer partners, represent the vast range of our manufacturing capabilities, reinforcing that we are an ally to our customers and consumers,” said Tyler Robson, Chief Executive Officer, Chair, Co-Founder of The Valens Company. “Notably, the size of these agreements align with our promise of fewer, bigger, better in terms of relationships and products, ensuring we remain focused on providing the highest shareholder value. Additionally, this marks the largest third-party edible agreement to date for LYF Food Technologies. We are excited to have these partners on board and will continue to focus on adding partners that align with our values.”
Relative to the Company’s application to list its common shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”), the listing process has progressed at a slower pace than originally anticipated.
However, the Company continues to make this a top priority and expects to commence trading on Nasdaq by the end of fiscal 2021. The common shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “VLNS”. In addition, the common shares will continue to be quoted on the OTCQX until such time as the common shares may be listed on Nasdaq, subject to approval of the Company’s listing application.
Valens has retained Stikeman Elliott LLP in Canada and Foley Hoag LLP in the US as legal counsel to advise the Company throughout the Nasdaq listing application process.
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About The Valens Company
The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Valens Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and product development and custom manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, The Valens Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit https://thevalenscompany.com. The Valens Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at https://thevalenscompany.com/investors/.
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The Valens Company
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The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others, regulatory risk, United States border crossing and travel bans, reliance on licenses, expansion of facilities, competition, dependence on supply of cannabis and reliance on other key inputs, dependence on senior management and key personnel, general business risk and liability, regulation of the cannabis industry, change in laws, regulations and guidelines, compliance with laws, reliance on a single facility, limited operating history, vulnerability to rising energy costs, unfavourable publicity or consumer perception, product liability, risks related to intellectual property, product recalls, difficulties with forecasts, management of growth and litigation, many of which are beyond the control of The Valens Company. For a more comprehensive discussion of the risks faced by The Valens Company, and which may cause the actual financial results, performance or achievements of The Valens Company to be materially different from estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, please refer to The Valens Company’s latest Annual Information Form filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com or on The Valens Company’s website at www.thevalenscompany.com. The risks described in such Annual Information Form are hereby incorporated by reference herein. Although the forward-looking statements contained herein reflect management’s current beliefs and reasonable assumptions based upon information available to management as of the date hereof, The Valens Company cannot be certain that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information. The Valens Company cautions you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. The Valens Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Nothing herein should be construed as either an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy or sell securities of The Valens Company.