SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 16, 2021
ENVERIC BIOSCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Enveric Biosciences, Inc.
4851 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 200
Naples, FL 34103
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (239) 302-1707
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share||ENVB||The Nasdaq Stock Market|
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|Item 2.01||Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.|
On September 16, 2021, pursuant to the previously announced Amalgamation Agreement, dated May 24, 2021 (the “Amalgamation Agreement”), by and among Enveric Biosciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), 1306432 B.C. Unlimited Liability Company (formerly known as 1306432 B.C. Ltd.), an unlimited liability company existing under the laws of the Province of British Columbia and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“HoldCo”), 1306436 B.C. Ltd., a corporation existing under the laws of the Province of British Columbia and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HoldCo (“Purchaser”), and MagicMed Industries Inc., a corporation existing under the laws of the Province of British Columbia (“MagicMed”), Purchaser and MagicMed were amalgamated pursuant to section 269 of the British Columbia Business Corporations Act, upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Amalgamation Agreement, with the amalgamated corporation, Enveric Biosciences Canada Inc. (“Amalco”) surviving as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Amalgamation”).
At the effective time of the Amalgamation (the “Effective Time”), without any action on the part of any holder, shares of MagicMed common stock (“MagicMed Shares”) were converted into Amalco Redeemable Preferred Shares (as defined in the Amalgamation Agreement), which immediately following the Amalgamation were redeemed for 0.000001 of a share of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 (the “Company Shares”). Following such redemption, the shareholders of MagicMed received additional Company Shares equal to the product of the Exchange Ratio (as defined in the Amalgamation Agreement) multiplied by the number of MagicMed Shares held by each such shareholder. In aggregate, holders of MagicMed Shares received 9,951,237 Company Shares, representing approximately 31.7% of the Company Shares following the consummation of the Amalgamation (collectively, the “Closing Consideration”).
In addition to the Closing Consideration, and as previously reported, following the Effective Time (i) each outstanding MagicMed stock option was converted into and became an option to purchase (the “Converted Options”) the number of Company Shares equal to the Exchange Ratio multiplied by the number of MagicMed Shares subject to such MagicMed stock option, and (ii) each holder of an outstanding MagicMed warrant (including Company Broker Warrants (as defined in the Amalgamation Agreement), the “Warrants”) is entitled to receive upon exercise of such Warrant that number of Company Shares which the holder would have been entitled to receive as a result of the Amalgamation if, immediately prior to the date of the Amalgamation (the “Effective Date”), such holder had been the registered holder of the number of MagicMed Shares to which such holder would have been entitled if such holder had exercised such holder’s Warrants immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Option and Warrant Shares”). The maximum number of shares of Common Stock issued by the Company as Option and Warrant Shares shall not exceed 7,404,101 Company Shares.
The foregoing description of the Amalgamation Agreement and the Amalgamation does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amalgamation Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 24, 2021 and is incorporated by reference herein. In addition, the foregoing description of the Warrants and the Converted Options does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Form of Warrant Certificate and the MagicMed Stock Option Plan, dated January 22, 2021, as amended effective September 10, 2021, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 4.1 and 10.1, respectively.
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
Pursuant to the Amalgamation Agreement, effective immediately following the Effective Time, the Company appointed each of (i) Dr. Joseph Tucker, who served as president and chief executive officer, and as a director, of MagicMed immediately prior to the Effective Time and (ii) Brad Thompson, who served as a director of MagicMed immediately prior to the Effective Time, to the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”), each to serve for a term expiring at the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders or until his successor is duly elected and qualified, or his earlier death, resignation or removal. In connection with these appointments, the Board adopted resolutions to increase the size of the Board from five directors to seven directors to be effective at the Effective Time.
Also pursuant to the Amalgamation Agreement, effective immediately following the Effective Time, the Company appointed each of (i) Dr. Tucker, 53, (ii) Dr. Peter Facchini, 58 and (iii) Dr. Jillian Hagel, 43, to be Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Technology Officer, respectively, and assigned David Johnson, 63, the title of Executive Chairman of the Company, and removed the title of Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Tucker has served as chief executive officer and president of MagicMed since May 2020. From 2019 until 2020, Dr. Tucker acted as the Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Willow Biosciences Inc. (TSX:WLLW) until leaving to join MagicMed in May 2020. From 2015 to 2019, his principal employment was acting as CEO, President, Director and Founder of Epimeron Inc., which merged with BioCan Technologies Inc. in 2018 and then listed by reverse-takeover with Makena Resources Inc. in 2019 as Willow Biosciences Inc. Dr. Tucker earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Facchini has served as chief scientific officer of MagicMed since April 2020. From 2019 until 2020, he held the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Willow Biosciences Inc. until leaving to co-found MagicMed. From 2013 until 2019, Dr. Facchini held the role of Chief Scientific Officer, Director and Founder of Epimeron Inc. Dr. Facchini has also been a Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary for 25 years.
Dr. Hagel has served as chief technology officer of MagicMed since April 2020. From 2019 until 2020, she acted as Vice President of Applied Sciences for Willow Biosciences Inc. until leaving in April 2020 to co-found MagicMed. From 2013 until 2019, Dr. Hagel’s primary employment was acting as Chief Operating Officer of Epimeron Inc. Dr. Hagel received her PhD in plant biochemistry from the University of Calgary.
As previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 24, 2021, each of Dr. Tucker, Dr. Facchini and Dr. Hagel have entered into employment agreements with the Company, which employment agreements were described therein. The foregoing description of the employment agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the employment agreements, which were filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 24, 2021 and are incorporated by reference herein.
Mr. Johnson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from December 30, 2020 until the Effective Time of the Amalgamation. Mr. Johnson also has served on the board of directors and as the Chief Executive Officer of Aquamed Technologies, Inc. since April 2019. Mr. Johnson formerly served on the board of directors and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. from November 2012 until April 2019. Mr. Johnson’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, as well as his executive leadership experience, make him an asset that will serve as a bridge between the board of directors and our executive officers.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On September 17, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Amalgamation. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|4.1||Form of MagicMed Warrant Certificate.|
|10.1||MagicMed Stock Option Plan, as amended September 10, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ENVERIC BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|Dated: September 17, 2021||By:||/s/ Carter Ward|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
FORM OF WARRANT CERTIFICATE
For all Warrants include the following legend until such time as it is no longer required in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws and the policies of an Approved Exchange, if applicable:
UNLESS PERMITTED UNDER SECURITIES LEGISLATION, THE HOLDER OF THIS SECURITY MUST NOT TRADE THE SECURITY BEFORE THE DATE THAT IS 4 MONTHS AND A DAY AFTER THE LATER OF (I) [CLOSING DATE], AND (II) THE DATE THE ISSUER BECAME A REPORTING ISSUER IN ANY PROVINCE OR TERRITORY.
If this Warrant Certificate is being issued to a U.S. Warrantholder, the following additional legend will also be applied:
THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “U.S. SECURITIES ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES. THE HOLDER HEREOF, BY PURCHASING SUCH SECURITIES, AGREES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ISSUER THAT SUCH SECURITIES MAY BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED ONLY (A) TO THE ISSUER, (B) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN COMPLIANCE WITH RULE 904 OF REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT, (C) IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144 THEREUNDER, IF AVAILABLE, AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, OR (D) IN A TRANSACTION THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE OFFER AND SALE OF SECURITIES, AND IN THE CASE OF (C) OR (D) THE HOLDER HAS PRIOR TO SUCH SALE FURNISHED TO THE ISSUER AN OPINION OF COUNSEL OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF EXEMPTION IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE ISSUER TO SUCH EFFECT.
THE PRESENCE OF THIS LEGEND MAY IMPAIR THE ABILITY OF THE HOLDER HEREOF TO EFFECT “GOOD DELIVERY” OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY ON A CANADIAN STOCK EXCHANGE.
THIS WARRANT AND THE UNDERLYING SHARES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE THEREOF HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “U.S. SECURITIES ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANT MAY NOT BE EXERCISED IN THE UNITED STATES OR BY OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF A U.S. PERSON OR PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNDERLYING SHARES MAY NOT BE DELIVERED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES UNLESS THE WARRANT AND THE UNDERLYING SHARES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR UNLESS AN EXEMPTION FROM SUCH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS IS AVAILABLE, AND THE HOLDER HAS DELIVERED AN OPINION OF COUNSEL IN FORM AND SUBSTANCE REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY TO SUCH EFFECT. “UNITED STATES” AND “U.S. PERSON” ARE USED HEREIN AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED BY REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT.
MAGICMED INDUSTRIES INC.
|Certificate No. ●||Warrants, each entitling the holder to acquire one Common Share (subject to adjustment as provided for in the Warrant Indenture (as defined below))|
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT, for value received,
(the “Warrantholder”) is the registered holder of the number of common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of MAGICMED INDUSTRIES INC. (the “Corporation”) specified above, and is entitled, on exercise of these Warrants upon and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Warrant Indenture (as defined below), to purchase at any time before 5:00 p.m. (Calgary time) (the “Expiry Time”) on the Expiry Date, one fully paid and non-assessable common share without par value in the capital of the Corporation as constituted on the date hereof (a “Common Share”) for each Warrant subject to adjustment in accordance with the terms of the Warrant Indenture.
The right to purchase Common Shares may only be exercised by the Warrantholder within the time set forth above by:
|(a)||duly completing and executing the exercise form (the “Exercise Form”) attached to the Warrant Indenture as Schedule “B”; and|
|(b)||surrendering this warrant certificate (the “Warrant Certificate”), with the Exercise Form to the Warrant Agent at its principal office, in the City of Calgary, Alberta, together with a certified cheque, bank draft or money order in the lawful money of Canada payable to or to the order of the Corporation in an amount equal to the purchase price of the Common Shares so subscribed for.|
The surrender of this Warrant Certificate, the duly completed Exercise Form and payment as provided above will be deemed to have been effected only on personal delivery thereof to, or if sent by mail or other means of transmission on actual receipt thereof by, the Warrant Agent at its principal office as set out above.
Subject to adjustment thereof in the events and in the manner set forth in the Warrant Indenture hereinafter referred to, the exercise price payable for each Common Share upon the exercise of Warrants shall be $0.75 per Common Share (the “Exercise Price”).
Certificates for the Common Shares subscribed for will be mailed to the persons specified in the Exercise Form at their respective addresses specified therein or, if so specified in the Exercise Form, delivered to such persons at the office where this Warrant Certificate is surrendered. If fewer Common Shares are purchased than the number that can be purchased pursuant to this Warrant Certificate, the holder hereof will be entitled to receive without charge a new Warrant Certificate in respect of the balance of the Warrants not so exercised. No fractional Common Shares will be issued upon exercise of any Warrant.
This Warrant Certificate evidences Warrants of the Corporation issued or issuable under the provisions of a warrant indenture (which indenture together with all other instruments supplemental or ancillary thereto is herein referred to as the “Warrant Indenture”) dated as of December 16, 2020 among the Corporation and Capital Transfer Agency ULC, as supplemented by a supplemental indenture dated April 1, 2021 between the Corporation, Capital Transfer Agency ULC and Olympia Trust Company, as Warrant Agent, to which Warrant Indenture reference is hereby made for particulars of the rights of the holders of Warrants, the Corporation and the Warrant Agent in respect thereof and the terms andconditions on which the Warrants are issued and held, all to the same effect as if the provisions of the Warrant Indenture were herein set forth, to all of which the holder, by acceptance hereof, assents. The Corporation will furnish to the holder, on request and without charge, a copy of the Warrant Indenture.
Neither the Warrants nor the Common Shares issuable upon exercise hereof have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or U.S. state securities laws. The Warrants may not be exercised in the United States, or by or on behalf of, or for the account or benefit of, a U.S. person or a person in the United States, unless (i) this Warrant and such Common Shares have been registered under the U.S. Securities Act and the applicable laws of any such state, or (ii) an exemption from such registration requirements is available and the requirements set forth in the Exercise Form have been satisfied. “United States” and “U.S. person” are as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.
On presentation at the principal office of the Warrant Agent as set out above, subject to the provisions of the Warrant Indenture and on compliance with the reasonable requirements of the Warrant Agent, one or more Warrant Certificates may be exchanged for one or more Warrant Certificates representing in the aggregate an equal number of Warrants as are held under the Warrant Certificate(s) so exchanged.
The Warrant Indenture contains provisions for the adjustment of the Exercise Price payable for each Common Share upon the exercise of Warrants and the number of Common Shares issuable upon the exercise of Warrants in the events and in the manner set forth therein.
The Warrant Indenture also contains provisions making binding on all holders of Warrants outstanding thereunder resolutions passed at meetings of holders of Warrants held in accordance with the provisions of the Warrant Indenture and instruments in writing signed by Warrantholders of Warrants holding a specific majority of the Warrants.
Nothing contained in this Warrant Certificate, the Warrant Indenture or elsewhere shall be construed as conferring upon the holder hereof any right or interest whatsoever as a holder of Common Shares or any other right or interest except as herein and in the Warrant Indenture expressly provided. In the event of any discrepancy between anything contained in this Warrant Certificate and the terms and conditions of the Warrant Indenture, the terms and conditions of theWarrant Indenture shall govern.
Warrants may only be transferred in compliance with the conditions of the Warrant Indenture on the register to be kept by the Warrant Agent in Calgary, Alberta, or such other registrar as the Corporation, with the approval of the Warrant Agent, may appoint at such other place or places, if any, as may be designated, upon surrender of this Warrant Certificate to the Warrant Agent or other registrar accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form and execution satisfactoryto the Warrant Agent or other registrar and upon compliance with the conditions prescribed in theWarrant Indenture and with such reasonable requirements as the Warrant Agent or other registrarmay prescribe and upon the transfer being duly noted thereon by the Warrant Agent or other registrar. Time is of the essence hereof.
This Warrant Certificate will not be valid for any purpose until it has been countersigned by or onbehalf of the Warrant Agent from time to time under the Warrant Indenture.
This Warrant Certificate may be signed by facsimile or other electronic means, which shall be deemed to be an original and shall be deemed to have the same legal effect and validity as a certificate bearing an original signature.
A signed copy of this Warrant Certificate transmitted by facsimile, email or other means of electronic transmission shall be deemed to have the same legal effect and validity as delivery of an originally- executed copy of this Warrant Certificate, provided that if this Warrant Certificate bears an electronic signature as contemplated by the paragraph above and the Corporation is delivering this Warrant Certificate by electronic transmission pursuant to this paragraph, then the Corporation represents to the Warrantholder that the electronically transmitted Warrant Certificate shall be the only executed copy to be issued by the Corporation.
The parties hereto have declared that they have required that these presents and all other documents related hereto be in the English language. Les parties aux présentes déclarent qu’elles ont exigé que la présente convention, de même que tous les documents s’y rapportant, soient rédigés en anglais.
Any capitalized term in this Warrant Certificate that is not otherwise defined herein, shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the Warrant Indenture.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Corporation has caused this Warrant Certificate to be duly executed as of March 31, 2021.
|MAGICMED INDUSTRIES INC.|
|Countersigned and Registered by:||OLYMPIA TRUST COMPANY|
MAGICMED INDUSTRIES INC.
STOCK OPTION PLAN
Dated as of January 22, 2021
(and amended effective September 10, 2021)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|ARTICLE 1 DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION||3|
|1.1 Defined Terms||3|
|ARTICLE 2 ESTABLISHMENT OF PLAN||6|
|2.2 Shares Reserved||6|
|2.4 Effective Date||7|
|ARTICLE 3 ADMINISTRATION OF PLAN||7|
|3.2 Amendment, Suspension and Termination||9|
|3.3 Compliance with Legislation||9|
|ARTICLE 4 OPTION GRANTS||9|
|4.1 Eligibility and Multiple Grants||9|
|4.2 Option Agreement||9|
|4.3 Limitation on Grants and Exercises||10|
|ARTICLE 5 OPTION TERMS||10|
|5.1 Exercise Price||10|
|5.2 Expiry Date||11|
|5.5 Ceasing to be Eligible Person||11|
|ARTICLE 6 EXERCISE PROCEDURE||12|
|6.1 Exercise Procedure||12|
|ARTICLE 7 AMENDMENT OF OPTIONS||13|
|7.1 Consent to Amend||13|
|7.2 Amendment Subject to Approval||13|
|ARTICLE 8 MISCELLANEOUS||14|
|8.1 No Rights as Shareholder||14|
|8.2 No Right to Employment||14|
|8.3 Governing Law||14|
SCHEDULE “A” - FORM OF STOCK OPTION PLAN OPTION AGREEMENT
SCHEDULE “B” - NOTICE OF EXERCISE
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
For the purposes of this Plan, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|(a)||“Affiliate” has the meaning ascribed thereto by the Exchange;|
|(b)||“Amalgamation” means the amalgamation of the Corporation and 1306436 B.C. Ltd, on the terms and conditions set forth in the Amalgamation Agreement;|
|(a)||“Amalgamation Agreement” means the amalgamation agreement (including the schedules attached thereto) dated May 24, 2021 among the Corporation, Enveric, 1306436 B.C. Ltd., 1306432 B.C. Ltd., as the same may be supplemented, modified or amended from time to time;|
|(b)||“Board” means the board of directors of the Corporation or, as applicable, a committee consisting of not less than three Directors of the Corporation duly appointed to administer this Plan;|
|(c)||“Common Shares” means the common shares of the Corporation;|
|(d)||“Company” unless specifically indicated otherwise, means a corporation, incorporated association or organization, body corporate, partnership, trust, association or other entity other than an individual;|
|(e)||“Consultant” means, in relation to a Corporation, an individual (other than an Employee or a Director of the Corporation) or Company that:|
|(i)||is engaged to provide on an ongoing bona fide basis, consulting, technical, management or other services to the Corporation or to an Affiliate of the Corporation, other than services provided in relation to a distribution;|
|(ii)||provides the services under a written contract between the Corporation or the Affiliate and the individual or the Company, as the case may be;|
|(iii)||in the reasonable opinion of the Corporation, spends or will spend a significant amount of time and attention on the affairs and business of the Corporation or an Affiliate of the Corporation; and|
|(iv)||has a relationship with the Corporation or an Affiliate of the Corporation that enables the individual to be knowledgeable about the business and affairs of the Corporation,and includes a Company of which a Consultant is an employee or shareholder and a partnership of which a Consultant is an employee or partner;|
|(f)||“Corporation” means MagicMed Industries Inc. and its successor entities;|
|(g)||“Director” means a director of the Corporation or of an Affiliate;|
|(h)||“Disinterested Shareholder Approval” means the passing of an ordinary resolution by the holders of Common Shares excluding the Common Shares held by, to the Corporation’s knowledge at the time the information is provided, the Corporation, a Participant or an Eligible Person;|
|(i)||“Effective Time” has the meaning ascribed thereto in the Amalgamation Agreement;|
|(j)||“Eligible Person” means a Director, Officer, Employee or Consultant, and includes an issuer all the voting securities of which are owned by Eligible Persons;|
|(k)||“Employee” means an individual who:|
|(i)||is considered an employee of the Corporation or its subsidiary under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (and for whom income tax, employment insurance and Canada Pension Plan deductions must be made at source);|
|(ii)||works full-time for the Corporation or its subsidiary providing services normally provided by an employee and who is subject to the same control and direction by the Corporation over the details and methods of work as an employee of the Corporation, but for whom income tax deductions are not made at source; or|
|(iii)||works for the Corporation or its subsidiary on a continuing and regular basis for a minimum amount of time per week providing services normally provided by an employee and who is subject to the same control and direction by the Corporation over the details and methods of work as an employee of the Corporation, but for whom income tax deductions are not made at source;|
|(l)||“Enveric” means Enveric Biosciences, Inc., a corporation existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and includes any successor entity;|
|(m)||“Enveric Shares” means the shares of common stock in the capital of Enveric;|
|(n)||“Exchange” means the Canadian Securities Exchange and any successor entity;|
|(o)||“Exchange Ratio” means an amount equal to 0.2658 (subject to adjustment after the Effective Time to account for any consolidation, split, reclassification or other capital reorganization in respect of the Enveric Shares);|
|(p)||“Expiry Date” means the last day of the term for an Option, as set by the Board at the time of grant in accordance with Section 5.2 herein and, if applicable, as amended from time to time;|
|(q)||“Fair Market Value” means, at any date in respect of Common Shares, in the event such Common Shares are not listed or quoted for trading on any stock exchange or quotation system, an amount, determined by the Board in its discretion, to be reflective of the cash price which would be obtained as at the relevant date if the Common Shares which are the subject of a transaction of purchase and sale were sold without compulsion to a willing and knowledgeable purchaser acting at arm’s length (as such term is defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada));|
|(r)||“Insider” means, in respect of the Corporation: (a) a Director or senior officer of the Corporation, (b) a Director or senior officer of a Company that is an Insider or subsidiary of the Corporation; (c) a Person that beneficially owns or controls, directly or indirectly, Common Shares carrying more than 10% of the voting rights attached to all outstanding Common Shares of the Corporation, or (d) the Corporation itself, if it holds any of its own securities;|
|(s)||“Investor Relations Activities” means any activities, by or on behalf of the Corporation or shareholder of the Corporation, that promote or reasonably could be expected to promote the purchase or sale of securities of the Corporation, but does not include:|
|(i)||the dissemination of information provided, or records prepared, in the ordinary course of the business of the Corporation:|
|(A)||to promote the sale of products or services of the Corporation; or|
|(B)||to raise public awareness of the Corporation, that cannot reasonably be considered to promote the purchase or sale of securities of the Corporation;|
|(ii)||activities or communications necessary to comply with the requirements of:|
|(A)||applicable securities laws;|
|(B)||Exchange requirements or the by-laws, rules or other regulatory instruments of any other self-regulatory body or exchange having jurisdiction over the Corporation;|
|(iii)||communications by a publisher of, or writer for, a newspaper, magazine or business or financial publication, that is of general and regular paid circulation, distributed only to subscribers to it for value or to purchasers of it, if:|
|(A)||the communication is only through the newspaper, magazine or publication; and|
|(B)||the publisher or writer receives no commission or other consideration other than for acting in the capacity of publisher or writer; or|
|(iv)||activities or communications that may be otherwise specified by the Exchange;|
|(t)||“Management Company Employee” means an individual who is employed by a person providing management services to the Corporation or an Affiliate which are required for the ongoing successful operation of the business enterprise of the Corporation or the Affiliate, but excluding a person providing Investor Relations Activities;|
|(u)||“Officer” means an officer of the Corporation or of an Affiliate, and includes a Management Company Employee;|
|(v)||“Option” means an option to purchase Common Shares pursuant to this Plan;|
|(w)||“Option Agreement” means an agreement, in the form attached hereto as Schedule “A”, whereby the Corporation grants to an Eligible Persons an Option;|
|(x)||“Other Share Compensation Arrangement” means, other than this Plan and any Options, any stock option plan, stock options, employee stock purchase plan or other compensation or incentive mechanism involving the issuance or potential issuance of Common Shares, including but not limited to a purchase of Common Shares from a treasury which is financially assisted by the Corporation by way of loan, guarantee or otherwise;|
|(y)||“Participant” means an Eligible Person who has been granted an Option; and|
|(z)||“Plan” means this Stock Option Plan, as the same may be amended or varied from time to time.|
|(a)||References to the outstanding Common Shares at any point in time shall be computed on a non-diluted basis.|
ESTABLISHMENT OF PLAN
The purpose of this Plan is to advance the interests of the Corporation, through the grant of Options, by:
|(a)||providing an incentive mechanism to foster the interest of Eligible Persons in the success of the Corporation and its Affiliates;|
|(b)||encouraging Eligible Persons to remain with the Corporation or its Affiliates; and|
|(c)||attracting new Directors, Officers, Employees and Consultants.|
|(a)||The aggregate number of Common Shares that may be reserved for issuance pursuant to Options shall not exceed 10% of the outstanding Common Shares at the time of the granting of an Option, LESS the aggregate number of Common Shares then reserved for issuance pursuant to any Other Share Compensation Arrangement. For greater certainty, if an Option is (i) exercised or (ii) surrendered, terminated or expires without being exercised, the Common Shares reserved for issuance pursuant to such Option shall be available for new Options granted under this Plan.|
|(b)||If there is a change in the outstanding Common Shares by reason of any share consolidation or split, reclassification or other capital reorganization, or a stock dividend, arrangement, amalgamation, merger or combination, or any other change to, event affecting, exchange of or corporate change or transaction affecting the Common Shares, the Board shall make, as it shall deem advisable and subject to the requisite approval of the relevant regulatory authorities, appropriate substitution and/or adjustment in:|
|(i)||the number and kind of shares or other securities or property reserved or to be allotted for issuance pursuant to this Plan;|
|(ii)||the number and kind of shares or other securities or property reserved or to be allotted for issuance pursuant to any outstanding unexercised Options, and in the exercise price for such shares or other securities or property; and|
|(iii)||the vesting of any Options (subject to the approval of the Exchange if such vesting is mandatory under the policies of the Exchange), including the accelerated vesting thereof on conditions the Board deems advisable,and if the Corporation undertakes an arrangement or is amalgamated, merged or combined with another corporation, the Board shall make such provision for the protection of the rights of Participants as it shall deem advisable.|
|(c)||No fractional Common Shares shall be reserved for issuance under this Plan and the Board may determine the manner in which an Option, insofar as it relates to the acquisition of a fractional Common Share, shall be treated.|
|(d)||The Corporation shall, at all times while this Plan is in effect, reserve and keep available such number of Common Shares as will be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of this Plan.|
|(e)||Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan, and further to Section 2.2(b) above, effective and conditional upon the Effective Time, each Option outstanding on or after the Effective Time shall entitle the holder thereof to receive, on exercise of such Option in accordance with its terms, that number of Enveric Shares (in lieu of Common Shares or the shares of the company formed as a result of the Amalgamation) equal to the product of the Exchange Ratio multiplied by the number of Common Shares subject to such Option (immediately prior to the Effective Time), provided that the aggregate number of Enveric Shares issuable to each Participant as a result of the foregoing shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number of Enveric Shares. Such Options shall have an exercise price per Enveric Share equal to the exercise price per Common Share of such Option (for any Options with an exercise price set in Canadian dollars, as converted to United States dollars based on the exchange rate quoted by the Bank of Canada on the date of the Effective Time) immediately prior to the Effective Time divided by the Exchange Ratio, rounded up to the nearest whole cent, provided that the exercise price of such Option shall be, and shall be deemed to be, adjusted by the amount, and only to the extent, necessary to ensure that the “in the money amount” of such Option does not exceed the “in the money amount” of such Option before the amendment. All other terms and conditions of such Options will be the same as such Options prior to the amendments contemplated in this Section 2.2(e) , and any document or agreement previously evidencing such Company Option shall thereafter evidence and be deemed to evidence such Option, as amended and modified by this Section 2.2(e) .|
Nothing contained herein shall prevent the Board from adopting such other incentive or compensation arrangements as it shall deem advisable.
This Plan shall be subject to the approval of any regulatory authority whose approval is required, if any. Any Options granted under this Plan prior to such approvals being given, if required, shall be conditional upon such approvals being given, and no such Options may be exercised unless and until such approvals are given. If no such approvals are required then this Plan is effective on the date it is approved by the Board.
ADMINISTRATION OF PLAN
|(a)||This Plan shall be administered by the Board. Subject to the provisions of this Plan, the Board shall have the authority:|
|(i)||to determine the Eligible Persons to whom Options are granted, to grant such Options, and to determine any terms and conditions, limitations and restrictions in respect of any particular Option grant, including but not limited to the nature and duration of the restrictions, if any, to be imposed upon the acquisition, sale or other disposition of Common Shares acquired upon exercise of the Option, and the nature of the events and the duration of the period, if any, in which any Participant’s rights in respect of an Option or Common Shares acquired upon exercise of an Option may be forfeited;|
|(ii)||to interpret the terms of this Plan, to make all such determinations and take all such other actions in connection with the implementation, operation and administration of this Plan, and to adopt, amend and rescind such administrative guidelines and other rules and regulations relating to this Plan, as it shall from time to time deem advisable, including without limitation for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Section 3.3 hereof.|
|(b)||The Board’s interpretations, determinations, guidelines, rules and regulations shall be conclusive and binding upon the Corporation, Eligible Persons, Participants and all other persons.|
|3.2||Amendment, Suspension and Termination|
The Board may amend, subject to the approval of any regulatory authority whose approval is required, suspend or terminate this Plan or any portion thereof. No such amendment, suspension or termination shall alter or impair any outstanding unexercised Options or any rights without the consent of such Participant. If this Plan is suspended or terminated, the provisions of this Plan and any administrative guidelines, rules and regulations relating to this Plan shall continue in effect for the duration of such time as any Option remains outstanding.
|3.3||Compliance with Legislation|
|(a)||This Plan, the grant and exercise of Options hereunder and the Corporation’s obligation to sell, issue and deliver any Common Shares upon exercise of Options shall be subject to all applicable federal, provincial and foreign laws, policies, rules and regulations, to the policies, rules and regulations of any stock exchanges or other markets on which the Common Shares are listed or quoted for trading and to such approvals by any governmental or regulatory agency as may, in the opinion of counsel to the Corporation, be required. The Corporation shall not be obligated by the existence of this Plan or any provision of this Plan or the grant or exercise of Options hereunder to sell, issue or deliver Common Shares upon exercise of Options in violation of such laws, policies, rules and regulations or any condition or requirement of such approvals.|
|(b)||No Option shall be granted and no Common Shares shall be sold, issued or delivered hereunder where such grant, sale, issue or delivery would require registration or other qualification of this Plan or of the Common Shares under the securities laws of any foreign jurisdiction, and any purported grant of any Option or any sale, issue and delivery of Common Shares hereunder in violation of this provision shall be void. In addition, the Corporation shall have no obligation to sell, issue or deliver any Common Shares hereunder unless such Common Shares shall have been duly listed, upon official notice of issuance, with all stock exchanges on which the Common Shares are listed for trading.|
|(c)||Common Shares sold, issued and delivered to Participants pursuant to the exercise of Options shall be subject to restrictions on resale and transfer under applicable securities laws and the requirements of any stock exchanges or other markets on which the Common Shares are listed or quoted for trading, and any certificates representing such Common Shares shall bear, as required, a restrictive legend in respect thereof.|
|4.1||Eligibility and Multiple Grants|
Options shall only be granted to Eligible Persons. An Eligible Person may receive Options on more than one occasion and may receive separate Options, with differing terms, on any one or more occasions.
Every Option shall be evidenced by an Option Agreement executed by the Corporation and the Participant, which shall, if the Participant is an Employee, Consultant or Management Company Employee, contain a representation and warranty by the Corporation and such Participant that such Participant is a bona fide Employee, Consultant or Management Company Employee, as the case may be, of the Corporation or an Affiliate. In the event of any discrepancy between this Plan and an Option Agreement, the provisions of this Plan shall govern.
|4.3||Limitation on Grants and Exercises|
|(a)||Compliance with securities laws. All grants of Options under this Plan will comply with section 2.25 of National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”) as if the Corporation were an “unlisted reporting issuer”.|
|(b)||To any one person. The number of Common Shares reserved for issuance to any one person in any 12 month period under this Plan and any Other Share Compensation Arrangement shall not exceed 10% of the outstanding Common Shares at the time of the grant, unless the Corporation has obtained Disinterested Shareholder Approval to exceed such limit as required by subsection 2.25(3) of NI 45-106.|
|(c)||To Consultants. The number of Common Shares reserved for issuance to any one Consultant in any 12 month period under this Plan and any Other Share Compensation Arrangement shall not exceed 2% of the outstanding Common Shares (on a non-diluted basis) at the time of the grant, except in the case where and for so long as the Corporation has not been listed on any stock exchange, shall not exceed 2% of the outstanding Common Shares (on a fully diluted basis) at the time of the grant.|
|(d)||To persons conducting Investor Relations Activities. The aggregate number of Common Shares reserved for issuance to all Eligible Persons conducting Investor Relations Activities in any 12 month period under this Plan and any Other Share Compensation Arrangement shall not exceed 2% of the outstanding Common Shares at the time of the grant.|
|(e)||To Insiders. Unless the Corporation has received Disinterested Shareholder Approval to do so:|
|(i)||the aggregate number of Common Shares reserved for issuance to Insiders under this Plan and any Other Share Compensation Arrangement shall not exceed 10% of the outstanding Common Shares at the time of the grant;|
|(ii)||the aggregate number of Common Shares reserved for issuance to Insiders in any 12 month period under this Plan and any Other Share Compensation Arrangement shall not exceed 10% of the outstanding Common Shares at the time of the grant.|
|(f)||Exercises. Unless the Corporation has received Disinterested Shareholder Approval to do so, the number of Common Shares issued to any Eligible Person within a 12 month period pursuant to the exercise of Options granted under this Plan and any Other Share Compensation Arrangement shall not exceed 10% of the outstanding Common Shares at the time of the exercise.|
|(a)||The Corporation must not grant Options with an exercise price lower than the greater of:|
|(i)||the closing market prices of the underlying securities on: (a) the trading day prior to the date of grant of the Options; and (b) the date of grant of the Options; or|
|(ii)||in the event that the Common Shares are not listed on any stock exchange, the Fair Market Value of the Common Shares on the business day immediately prior to the date of the grant of the Options.|
|(b)||If an Option is granted by the Corporation after its initial listing or after it has been recalled for trading following a suspension or halt, the Corporation must wait until a satisfactory market has been established before setting the exercise price for and granting the Option, being at least ten trading days since the date of listing or the day on which trading in the Corporation’s securities resumes, as the case may be.|
|(c)||If Options are granted within ninety days of a distribution by the Corporation by prospectus, then the exercise price per Common Share for such Option shall not be less than the greater of the minimum exercise price calculated pursuant to subsection (a) herein and the price per Common Share paid by the public investors for Common Shares acquired pursuant to such distribution. Such ninety day period shall begin:|
|(i)||on the date the final receipt is issued for the final prospectus in respect of such distribution;|
|(ii)||in the case of an initial public offering, on the date of listing; and|
|(iii)||in the case of a prospectus that qualifies special warrants, on the closing date of the private placement in respect of such special warrants.|
|(a)||Every Option shall have a term not exceeding, and shall therefore expire no later than, 10 years after the date of grant, subject to extension where the Expiry Date falls within a blackout period as detailed in Section 5.2(b) below.|
|(b)||The Expiry Date of an Option shall automatically extend if such Expiry Date falls within a period (a “blackout period”) during which the Corporation prohibits Optionees from exercising their Options to the extent that:|
|(i)||the blackout period is formally imposed by the Corporation pursuant to its internal trading policies as a result of the bona fide existence of undisclosed Material Information. For greater certainty, in the absence of the Corporation formally imposing a blackout period, the Expiry Date of any Options will not be automatically extended in any circumstances;|
|(ii)||the blackout period must expire upon the general disclosure of the undisclosed Material Information. The Expiry Date of the affected Options can be extended to no later than ten business days after the expiry of the blackout period; and|
|(iii)||the automatic extension of an Optionee’s Options will not be permitted where the Optionee or the Corporation is subject to a cease trade order (or similar order under securities laws) in respect of the Corporation’s securities.|
|(a)||Subject to subsection (b) below and otherwise in compliance with the policies of the Exchange, the Board shall determine the manner in which an Option shall vest and become exercisable.|
|(b)||Options granted to Eligible Persons performing Investor Relations Activities shall vest over a minimum of 12 months with no more than 1/4 of such Options vesting in any three month period.|
Options may not be assigned or transferred.
|5.5||Ceasing to be Eligible Person|
|(a)||If a Participant who is an Officer, Employee or Consultant is terminated for cause, each Option held by such Participant shall terminate and shall therefore cease to be exercisable upon such termination for cause.|
|(b)||If a Participant dies prior to otherwise ceasing to be an Eligible Person, each Option held by such Participant shall terminate and shall therefore cease to be exercisable no later than the earlier of the Expiry Date and the date which is six months after the date of the Participant’s death, always provided that the Board may, in its discretion, extend the date of such termination and the resulting period in which such Option remains exercisable to a date not exceeding the earlier of the Expiry Date and the date which is twelve months after the date of the Participant’s death.|
|(c)||If a Participant ceases to be an Eligible Person other than in the circumstances set out in subsection (a) or (b) herein, each Option held by such Participant shall terminate and shall therefore cease to be exercisable no later than the earlier of the Expiry Date and the date which is 30 days after such event, always provided that the Board may, in its discretion, extend the date of such termination and the resulting period in which such Option remains exercisable to a date not exceeding the earlier of the Expiry Date and the date which is twelve months after such event, and further provided that the Board may, in its discretion, on a case-by-case basis and only with the approval of the Exchange, further extend the date of such termination and the resulting period in which such Option remains exercisable to a date exceeding the date which is after twelve months of such event.|
|(d)||For greater certainty, if a Participant dies, each Option held by such Participant shall be exercisable by the legal representative of such Participant until such Option terminates and therefore ceases to be exercisable pursuant to the terms of Section 5.5(b) herein.|
|(e)||If any portion of an Option is not vested at the time a Participant ceases, for any reason whatsoever, to be an Eligible Person, such unvested portion of the Option may not be thereafter exercised by the Participant or its legal representative, as the case may be, always provided that the Board may, in its discretion further and subject to the approval of the Exchange where the vesting of the said Participant’s options was a requirement of the Exchange’s policies, thereafter permit the Participant or its legal representative, as the case may be, to exercise all or any part of such unvested portion of the Option that would have vested prior to the time such Option otherwise terminates and therefore ceases to be exercisable pursuant to the terms of this Section. For greater certainty, and without limitation, this provision will apply regardless of whether the Participant ceased to be an Eligible Person voluntarily or involuntarily, was dismissed with or without cause, and regardless of whether the Participant received compensation in respect of dismissal or was entitled to a notice of termination for a period which would otherwise have permitted a greater portion of an Option to vest.|
An Option may be exercised from time to time, and shall be deemed to be validly exercised by the Participant only upon the Participant’s delivery to the Corporation at its registered office of the following:
|(a)||a written notice of exercise, in the form hereto attached as Schedule “B”, addressed to the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation, specifying the number of Common Shares with respect to which the Option is being exercised;|
|(b)||the originally signed Option Agreement with respect to the Option being exercised;|
|(c)||a certified cheque or bank draft made payable to the Corporation for the aggregate exercise price for the number of Common Shares with respect to which the Option is being exercised;|
|(d)||documents containing such representations, warranties, agreements and undertakings, including as to the Participant’s future dealings in such Common Shares, as counsel to the Corporation reasonably determines to be necessary or advisable in order to comply with or safeguard against the violation of the laws of any jurisdiction; and|
|(e)||if the Participant is performing Investor Relations Activities for the Corporation, the Optionee must either: (i) deposit the Common Shares on exercise of an Option to a designated brokerage account as directed by the Board through which the Optionee conducts all trades in the Common Shares of the Corporation; or (ii) file insider trading reports with the Board when each trade is made with Common Shares in respect of exercised Options, and, subject to Section 6.2 below, on the business day following, the Participant shall be deemed to be a holder of record of the Common Shares with respect to which the Option is being exercised, and thereafter the Corporation shall, within a reasonable amount of time, cause certificates for such Common Shares to be issued and delivered to the Participant.|
The Company or, if applicable, any Affiliate (for purposes of this Section 6.2, the term “Company” shall be deemed to include any applicable Affiliate), shall have the right to deduct from all amounts paid in cash or other form in connection with this Plan or Options granted hereunder, any federal, state, provincial, local, or other taxes required by law to be so withheld. The Company may, in its sole discretion, also require the Participant receiving Common Shares or Enveric Shares, as applicable, for Options granted under this Plan to pay the Company the amount of any taxes the Company is required to withhold in connection with the Participant’s income arising with respect to any Options. Such payments shall be required to be made when requested by the Company and may be required to be made in such form as requested by the Company prior to the delivery of any certificate representing shares of Common Shares or Enveric Shares, as applicable. The Company may, in its sole discretion, withhold any such taxes from any other cash remuneration otherwise paid by the Company to the Participant. The Board may in the Option Agreement impose any additional tax requirements or provisions that the Board deems necessary or desirable.
AMENDMENT OF OPTIONS
|7.1||Consent to Amend|
The Board may amend any Option with the consent of the affected Participant and the Exchange, including any shareholder approval required by the Exchange. For greater certainty, Disinterested Shareholder Approval is required for any reduction in the exercise price of an Option, subject to the limits applicable to the exercise price of Options provided in Section 5.1, if the Participant is an Insider at the time of the proposed amendment.
|7.2||Amendment Subject to Approval|
If the amendment of an Option requires regulatory or shareholder approval, such amendment may be made prior to such approvals being given, but no such amended Options may be exercised unless and until such approvals are given.
ARTICLE 8 MISCELLANEOUS
|8.1||No Rights as Shareholder|
Nothing in this Plan or any Option shall confer upon a Participant any rights as a shareholder of the Corporation with respect to any of the Common Shares underlying an Option unless and until such Participant shall have become the holder of such Common Shares upon exercise of such Option in accordance with the terms of the Plan.
|8.2||No Right to Employment|
Nothing in this Plan or any Option shall confer upon a Participant any right to continue in the employ of the Corporation or any Affiliate or affect in any way the right of the Corporation or any Affiliate to terminate the Participant’s employment, with or without cause, at any time; nor shall anything in the Plan or any Option be deemed or construed to constitute an agreement, or an expression of intent, on the part of the Corporation or any Affiliate to extend the employment of any Participant beyond the time which the Participant would normally be retired pursuant to the provisions of any present or future retirement plan of the Corporation or any Affiliate, or beyond the time at which he would otherwise be retired pursuant to the provisions of any contract of employment with the Corporation or any Affiliate.
This Plan, all Option Agreements, the grant and exercise of Options hereunder, and the sale, issuance and delivery of Common Shares hereunder upon exercise of Options shall be, as applicable, governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The Courts of the Province of British Columbia shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide any disputes or other matters arising herefrom.
Approved by the Board of the Corporation on October 5, 2020 and amended and restated effective September 10, 2021.
FORM OF STOCK OPTION PLAN OPTION AGREEMENT
This Option Agreement is entered into between MagicMed Industries Inc. (the “Corporation”) and the Optionee named below pursuant to the 20 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”), a copy of which is attached hereto, and confirms that:
|1.||(the “Grant Date”);|
|3.||was granted the option (the “Option”) to purchase ________________________________common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Corporation;|
|4.||for the price (the “Option Price”) of $ _____________________per Common Share;|
|5.||which shall be exercisable (“Vested”) in whole or in part in the following amounts on or after the following dates:|
|(a)||_________________% on the Grant Date; and|
|(b)||__________________% every _________________months thereafter;|
|6.||terminating on ________________________________________________(the “Expiry Date”),|
all on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the Plan. For greater certainty, once Common Shares have become Vested, the shares continue to be exercisable until the termination or cancellation thereof as provided in this Option Agreement and the Plan.
The undersigned Optionee represents and warrants that he/she is engaged to provide on, an ongoing bona fide basis, consulting, technical, management or other services to the Corporation or to an Affiliate of the Corporation.
By signing this Option Agreement, the Optionee acknowledges that the Optionee has read and understandings the Plan and agrees to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Option Agreement.
[REMAINDER INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have executed this Option Agreement as of the ______________day of __________________________________, 20 __________.
|MAGICMED INDUSTRIES INC.|
SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED
|in the presence of||)|
NOTICE OF EXERCISE
To Exercise the Option, Complete and Return this Form
The undersigned Optionee (or his or her legal representative(s) permitted under the Stock Option Plan of MagicMed Industries Inc. (the “Corporation”) (as the same may be supplemented and amended from time to time) (the “Plan”) hereby irrevocably elects to exercise the Option for the number of Common Shares as set forth below:
Number of Options to be Exercised:
|(b)||Option Exercise Price per Common Share:||$|
|Aggregate Purchase Price [ (a) multiplied by (b) ]:||$|
and hereby tenders a certified cheque or bank draft for such aggregate Exercise Price, and directs such Common Shares to be issued and registered in the name of the undersigned and that a Common Share certificate therefor be issued as directed in the Plan, all subject to and in accordance with the Plan. Unless otherwise defined herein, any capitalized terms used herein shall have the meaning ascribed to such terms in the Plan.
DATED: _____________________, 20 ________
SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED
|in the presence of||)|
Enveric Biosciences Announces Closing of MagicMed Industries Acquisition
Enveric intends to immediately accelerate the development of a novel Psychedelic molecule for Cancer Related Distress.
NAPLES, Fla., September 17, 2021 – Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a patient-centric biotechnology company developing novel cannabinoid medicines to improve quality of life for cancer patients, today announced the closing of its acquisition of MagicMed Industries Inc. (“MagicMed”), a privately-held biotechnology company focused on creating a library of novel derivative psychedelic molecules such as psilocybin, N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and other molecular derivatives with applications across multiple indications, in an all-stock transaction.
With the closing, Enveric intends to expand into a next-generation neuroscience drug discovery platform of novel psychedelics that addresses the large unmet mental health challenges related to CNS indications such as Cancer Related Distress, PTSD, anxiety, depression and pain. Complemented by its existing drug development for both the mind and body, the Company is focused on building a pipeline of novel and proprietary psychedelic assets through its disruptive discovery platform, the Psybrary™.
The Company has appointed Dr. Joseph Tucker, PhD, former CEO of MagicMed, as CEO of Enveric, and David Johnson, former CEO of Enveric, as Executive Chairman.
“Enveric is a biotechnology company with the platform to create intellectual property for the next generation of mental health treatments to fight a global crisis. With both psychedelic derived molecules and cannabinoids, we have a robust pipeline to take us from discovery through clinical development. Our platform has the potential to disrupt and unlock much needed mental health treatments through psychedelic therapies,” commented Dr. Joseph Tucker, incoming CEO of Enveric. “We have brought together pharma and biotech experts with years of experience in bringing innovative treatments to market as well as a discovery team with a world-class biotech laboratory. We are dedicated to our mission to advance the next generation of treatments and look forward to keeping the investment community apprised of our progress.”
“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Tucker as Chief Executive Officer of Enveric. From the onset of meeting Dr. Tucker and the MagicMed team, I have been impressed by what they have accomplished, most notably their library of Intellectual Property for Next Generation psychedelic molecules. These assets combined with our existing Enveric pipeline opens the door for multiple treatment opportunities to a large patient population,” said David Johnson, Executive Chairman of Enveric. “I look forward to working closely with the leadership team, as we navigate the exciting prospects in Enveric’s robust pipeline of assets.”
The transaction is structured as an amalgamation under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). At the closing, a recently formed subsidiary of Enveric amalgamated with MagicMed, with the resulting corporation being an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Enveric. Under the terms of the amalgamation agreement and other related agreements, Enveric issued the shareholders of MagicMed an aggregate of 9,951,237 shares of common stock of Enveric. Following the amalgamation, existing Enveric shareholders own approximately 68.3% of the combined company’s common stock and previous MagicMed shareholders own approximately 31.7% of the combined company’s common stock. Additionally, as part of the closing of the transaction, Enveric received approximately $4 million (CAD) in cash from the MagicMed Treasury.
About Enveric Biosciences
Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) is an innovative biotechnology company developing a next-generation mental health and oncology treatment clinical discovery platform, leveraging psychedelic-derived molecules for the mind and synthetic cannabinoids for the body. Enveric’s robust pipeline supports drug development from the clinic to commercialization for millions of patients in need around the world suffering from conditions that include cancer-related distress, PTSD and more. For more information, please visit www.enveric.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements or information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited to, the ability to achieve the synergies and value creation contemplated by the amalgamation; the ability to promptly and effectively integrate MagicMed’s businesses; disruption from the integration of MagicMed making it more difficult to maintain business, contractual and operational relationships; the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Enveric’s ongoing and planned clinical trials; the geographic, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on Enveric’s ability to conduct its business and raise capital in the future when needed; delays in planned clinical trials; the ability to establish that potential products are efficacious or safe in preclinical or clinical trials; the ability to establish or maintain collaborations on the development of therapeutic candidates; the ability to obtain appropriate or necessary governmental approvals to market potential products; the ability to obtain future funding for developmental products and working capital and to obtain such funding on commercially reasonable terms; Enveric’s ability to manufacture product candidates on a commercial scale or in collaborations with third parties; changes in the size and nature of competitors; the ability to retain key executives and scientists; and the ability to secure and enforce legal rights related to Enveric’s products, including patent protection. A discussion of these and other factors, including risks and uncertainties with respect to Enveric, is set forth in Enveric’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Enveric disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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