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Namaste Technologies Inc. ("Namaste" or the "Company") (TSXV: N)(FRA: M5BQ)(OTCMKTS: NXTTF) is pleased to announce that further to its January 18(th), 2018 letter of intent ("LOI"), that the Company has signed a subscription agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire 10% of the issued share capital of Israeli licensed producer of medical cannabis, Cannbit Ltd ("Cannbit") for NIS 2,500,000 or approximately CAD $908,000, which includes a combination of both cash and shares.
Subsequently, Cannbit has also signed a binding agreement to complete a merger with a company listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, whereby Cannbit will retain 85% ownership of the combined public entity, The Company believes that its investment will be immediately accretive in nature based on the valuation metrics of the transaction which consequently valued Cannbit significantly higher than what Namaste acquired its 10% equity stake for. In anticipation of closing this transaction, Namaste has established a supply arrangement with Cannbit to export cannabis to the Canadian market (subject to approval by Health Canada and the Israeli government), and will also engage with Cannbit to expand the Company's Israeli-based vaporizer sales platform.
Namaste remains focused on establishing domestic and international supply arrangements and investments that will secure supply channels of high-quality medical cannabis for the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. ("Cannmart"). This transaction validates our strategy of sourcing quality cannabis products abroad and introducing them to the Canadian market. Early signs indicate that international cannabis producers are eager to penetrate the Canadian market, and view Namaste as a valuable resource in expanding their market share on an international level. In a relatively short period of time, Namaste has managed to solidify its position as an innovator in e-commerce technology and will leverage its multiple supply arrangements to offer Canadian patients a more diverse offering of cannabis products while remaining focused on its overall vision creating a better user experience.
Yaron Razon, co-founder and CEO of Cannbit comments: - "We are very pleased to have Namaste join as an investor in Cannbit. Namaste is a global leader in cannabis technology and their investment in Cannbit reinforces their confidence in our management team. We intend to work closely with Namaste to promote joint business activities in Israel and in Canada including the development of unique products and technologies."
Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: - "We are once again excited to be closing on another strategic business arrangement that is helping Namaste bring international awareness to its platform. We feel extremely excited to not only be working with a licensed Israeli producer but to be making a strategic long-term investment for the company and our shareholders. As a pioneer of cannabis research and development, we believe Israel will play an important role in the overall cannabis market and this transaction puts the Company in a great position moving forward. We feel very optimistic about the rate at which we have been able to close on many key initiatives and fully expect to continue accelerating our efforts to expand our product offering through our platform. We believe our platform offers many advantages over traditional e-commerce sites as we continue to build a revolutionary platform. As our world-class team continues to expand we fully expect to see more international relationships formed in our quest to offer our customers a truly unique."