TPCO Holding Corp. (“The Parent Company” or the “Company”) (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), a leading vertically-integrated California cannabis company, announced today that certain insiders (the “Insiders”) have individually voluntarily entered into a twelve-month extension of lock-up agreements with the Company (the “Lock-Up Agreements”) with respect to an aggregate of over 34 million shares of common stock (“Lock-up Shares”), or approximately 35% of the total issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company as of January 28, 2022.
Pursuant to the Lock-Up Agreements, the Insiders have agreed to lock up the common shares that they directly own or over which they exercise control or direction through January 28, 2023. The Insiders are comprised of the entire Board of Directors, Michael Auerbach, Carol Bartz, Al Foreman, Leland Hensch, Daniel Neukomm, Jeffry Allen, and Desiree Perez, and The Parent Company’s leadership team, including Troy Datcher, Chief Executive Officer, Mike Batesole, Chief Financial Officer, as well as additional senior team members.
“This voluntary extension demonstrates our Board of Directors’ and leadership team’s confidence in the long-term potential of our business,” said Troy Datcher, Chief Executive Officer of The Parent Company. “In the last year we have worked to expand our reach to over 80% of the adult population in California, triple our storefront presence, and deliver innovative new products for our customers. These initiatives support our goal to significantly expand our direct-to-consumer presence in California and provide customers with ease of access to high-quality products by meeting them where they are and how they like to shop.”
Mr. Datcher concluded, “With our well-known and robust branded products portfolio, expanded state-wide coverage and strong balance sheet, we believe this extended lock-up conveys the confidence we have in our ability to execute on the opportunities ahead in 2022 to generate long-term shareholder value.”
Under the terms of the Lock-Up Agreements, the Insiders have agreed, among other things, to not sell, pledge, assign, transfer, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of any of the Lock-up Shares, or enter into any swap, hedge or engage in any short-selling of the Lock-up Shares, without Company’ prior written consent. In addition to customary lock-up exceptions, the Lock-Up Agreements shall not apply to Insiders to the extent (i) any company with US cannabis operations (specifically operations that handle Tetrahydrocannabinol) is permitted to be listed on any senior US exchange, including the NYSE or Nasdaq, (ii) the trading price of The Parent Company’s common shares on the NEO Exchange Inc., or any other applicable stock exchange, exceeds US$10.00 at the close of any trading day or (iii) they cease to be a director, officer or employee of the Company.