Glass House Brands Provides Video Footage of SoCal Facility
LONG BEACH, Calif. and TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Glass House Brands Inc. ("Glass House" or the "Company") (NEO: GLAS.A.U) and (NEO: GLAS.WT.U) (OTCQX: GLASF) and (OTCQX: GHBWF), one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S., today released detailed video footage of its 5.5m sq. ft. cultivation facility currently under renovation in Camarillo, California (the "SoCal facility"). The video can be viewed at https://ir.glasshousebrands.com/socal-greenhouse/
Kyle Kazan, Glass House Chairman and CEO, stated "I am truly excited to share this video. It showcases the progress we are making in upgrading our SoCal facility for high-quality cannabis cultivation and gives a sense of the breadth of our vision. While we invite all shareholders to visit the site and get an up-close and personal feel for its immense potential, we made this video in particular for those who haven't yet been able to make the trip. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video is worth exponentially more. It highlights some of the unique aspects of the facility itself and some of the key members of our team who continue to make Glass House Brands the best-in-class company that it is."
Mr. Kazan added: "Our vision since inception has been to become the largest cannabis brand-building platform in California. That vision guides everything we do, so we have identified three key pillars to support our branded CPG strategy: increasing scale and cultivation capacity, expanding our owned-retail footprint, and building a world class leadership team. The SoCal facility is the lynchpin of that first pillar – efficiently and sustainably increasing cultivation capacity, as everything starts with the plant. These 5.5 million square feet under glass will allow us to deliver the highest-quality craft cannabis at the lowest cost of production, with a minimum impact on our natural environment."
Mr. Kazan continued: "Phase I expansion of the SoCal facility is expected to expand our greenhouse footprint by approximately 1.6 million square feet and to increase our annual biomass production by about 180,000 pounds annually. The targeted total Glass House Brands long-term footprint is 6 million square feet and projected total biomass production of 1.7 million pounds. With this expanded capacity, we will operate the largest and most efficient cultivation facility in California by far and will be well-positioned to supply cannabis consumers across the country once that opportunity arises. We are confident that this is the right pace at which to increase our already large scale, and we can tweak the volume up or down from there depending on our needs."
About Glass House Brands
Glass House Brands is one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S., with a dedicated focus on the California market and building leading, lasting brands to serve consumers across all segments. From its greenhouse cultivation operations to its manufacturing practices, from brand-building to retailing, the company's efforts are rooted in the respect for people, the environment, and the community that co-founders Kyle Kazan, Chairman and CEO, and Graham Farrar, President, instilled at the outset. Through its portfolio of brands, which includes Glass House Farms, Forbidden Flowers, and Mama Sue Wellness, Glass House is committed to realizing its vision of excellence: outstanding cannabis products, produced sustainably, for the benefit of all. For more information and company updates, visit www.glasshousebrands.com.
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- Other Important Information
- Regarding the purchase price for the SoCal property: the company paid $93 million in cash to purchase the property from the seller. The company paid an additional consideration for the option to purchase the property, which is the issuance of 6.5 million shares valued at $29 million on September 15th 2021 (the transaction date) and an additional $35 million in earnouts to be paid if certain milestones are met (also valued on September 15th). The combined cost carried on our balance sheet for the for the property and the option to purchase the property is $157 million.
- Regarding the revenue projection for full development of the facility: It is based on production yields equivalent to the Company's current yields and the stated price assumption. This statement constitutes a Forward-Looking Statement; see the disclaimer above for more information on Forward-Looking Statements.
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