Aurora Cannabis completes restructuring of its balance sheet
The full repayment of the credit facility results in savings in principal and interest of ~ $ 25 million Next year
NASDAQ | TSX: ACB
EDMONTON, AB, June 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Dawn“) (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company that defines the future of cannabinoids around the world, today announced that it has completed a restructuring of its balance sheet. The Amended and Restated Second Credit Facility , which expires on December 31, 2022, and consists of a term loan and a revolver, has been repaid in full, without penalty and at the discretion of the Company, for an amount of approximately $ 89 million, including accrued interest.
The repayment results in expected reductions in interest and principal repayment of approximately $ 25 million over the following year based on the outstanding balance at the time of repayment. After giving effect to the repayment, the company’s pro forma cash position was approximately $ 430 million from May 31, 2021.
“We are delighted to have completed the restructuring of our balance sheet with the full repayment of our credit facility. Since taking on the role of CEO at the end of last year, I have recognized that a strong balance sheet is essential in this very dynamic industry. Achieving this priority allows us to operate the business and pursue growth opportunities unconstrained by our balance sheet. Let me also express our gratitude to the Aurora lenders who have provided us with exceptional support throughout this process, ”said Miguel Martin, CEO of Aurora Cannabis.
“After this repayment, we continue to have substantial cash and the financial flexibility to finance ongoing operations and execute our business plan. In addition, to maximize our strategic opportunities, including in the United States, we have a market action program. issue and sell up $ 300 million ordinary shares. We do not expect to access the ATM program without an accretive use of revenues, ”he concluded.
Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. Based at Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a global cannabis pioneer dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The company’s brand portfolio includes Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Daily Special, AltaVie, MedReleaf, CanniMed, Whistler and Reliva CBD. Providing customers with innovative and high-quality cannabis products, Aurora’s brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medicine, performance, wellness and leisure markets wherever they are. ‘they are launched. For more information, please visit our website at www.auroramj.com.
Aurora’s common shares trade on NASDAQ and TSX under the symbol “ACB” and are included in the S & P / TSX Composite Index.
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SOURCE Aurora Cannabis Inc.