Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. Announces Settlement With Devine Hunter Inc.

PHOENIX, Nov. 2, 2020 /CNW/ — Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (“Harvest”) (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF), a vertically integrated cannabis company and multi-state operator in the U.S., is pleased to announce the settlement of its dispute with Devine Hunter Inc. (“Devine”) and its affiliates on mutually agreeable terms. 

On February 12, 2019, Harvest announced an agreement to acquire six licenses in Arizona from Devine for undisclosed terms.  In March 2020, Harvest commenced litigation proceedings against Devine to compel the closing of the pending acquisition as defined in the original binding agreement.  Settlement talks resulted in a mutually agreeable resolution for both parties.  In accordance with the terms of the settlement, Harvest will acquire three vertical medical cannabis licenses in Arizona for consideration which includes the repayment by Devine Holdings of an outstanding $10.45 million receivable owed to Harvest concurrently with the license acquisition.  No new capital including equity, debt or cash was paid or issued by Harvest as part of the settlement or license acquisition.  In addition to the three licenses, Harvest acquired a right of first refusal for four additional vertical medical cannabis licenses in Arizona.   

“We are pleased to settle this dispute without payment of any additional capital and we are very excited to focus on bringing three new locations online as soon as practicable,” said Chief Executive Officer Steve White.  “We look forward to expanding our retail presence and reaching more patients in our home state of Arizona.” 

Harvest Operations in Arizona

Harvest currently operates 15 medical dispensaries supported by cultivation facilities in Camp Verde, El Mirage, Phoenix, and Willcox and processing facilities in Flagstaff and Phoenix. 

About Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. is a vertically integrated cannabis company and multi-state operator. Since 2011, Harvest has been committed to expanding its retail and wholesale presence throughout the U.S., acquiring, manufacturing, and selling cannabis products for patients and consumers in addition to providing services to retail dispensaries. Through organic license wins, service agreements, and targeted acquisitions, Harvest has assembled an operational footprint spanning multiple states in the U.S. Harvest’s mission is to improve lives through the goodness of cannabis. We hope you’ll join us on our journey: https://harvesthoc.com

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Forward-looking Statements
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Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects Harvest management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the combined Company. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: the effects of the weather, natural disasters, and health pandemics, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), on customer demand, the Company’s supply chain as well as its consolidated results of operation, financial position and cash flows, the ability of Harvest to open additional retail locations and meet its revenue growth and profitability objectives, the ability of Harvest to integrate recent acquisitions, the ability of Harvest to obtain and/or maintain licenses or other contractual rights to operate in the jurisdictions in which it operates or in which it expects or plans to operate; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and in particular in the ability of Harvest to raise debt and equity capital in the amounts needed and at the costs that it expects; adverse changes in the public perception of cannabis; decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets that Harvest operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws; or adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including those related to taxation; and increasing costs of compliance with extensive government regulation. This forward-looking information may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the business of Harvest and market conditions.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although Harvest has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Harvest does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

-Source: Newswire.ca