ROCK CREEK, BC - TheNewswire – January 21, 2022 – SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd. (CSE:EASY) (CNSX:EASY.CN) (Frankfurt: 39H) (the “Company” or “SpeakEasy”), a holder of a federal licence to cultivate, process and sell cannabis under the Cannabis Act wishes to confirm that since the date of its press release of November 25, 2021 (the “Original Announcement”), it continues to work towards completing and filing its audited financial statements and accompanying management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 (the “Required Filings”). It is anticipated that the Company will complete the year-end audit and be in a position to make the Required Filings before the end of January 2022.
Similar to other companies, SpeakEasy has been impacted by COVID-19 related lockdowns, quarantine measures and economic pressures experienced worldwide. Reasons for the delay in filing include: the challenge to complete a portion, as it relates to the rapid growth of Company’s operations, of the Company’s annual audit in normal time frames as a result of an increase in complex accounting considerations relating to revenues, cost of sales, and inventory. In addition to the challenges surrounding COVID-19, the Company experienced another year of significant growth in its range of products available for sale further complicating the disclosure and reporting requirements of the financial statements. Consequently, the Company has been challenged to fulfill the auditor’s requests prior to the filing deadline for the Financial Disclosure. The preparation and review of the Annual Filings is substantially complete and the Applicant understands that its auditor is undergoing additional procedures to verify certain transactions.
The Company continues to adhere to the Management Cease Trade Order ("MCTO") previously announced on December 3, 2021.
The Company confirms that since the date of the Original Announcement: (i) there has been no material change to the information set out in the Original Announcement that has not been generally disclosed; (ii) there has been no failure by the Company in fulfilling its stated intentions with respect to satisfying the provisions of the alternative information guidelines set out in National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders (“NP 12-203”); (iii) other than the Company’s inability to file its financial statements and accompanying management discussion and analysis for the interim period ended October 31, 2021 until the Required Filings are made, there has not been any other specified default by the Company under NP 12-203; and (iv) there is no other material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed. The Company confirms it will continue to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines set out in NP 12-203 so long as it remains in default of the requirement to file the Required Filings.
About SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd.
SpeakEasy Cannabis Club Ltd. holds a cultivation, processing and sales licence issued by Health Canada under the Cannabis Act. SpeakEasy owns 290 acres of land in Rock Creek, British Columbia, and leverages five generations of farming experience in B.C. as well as its favourable location to grow and process high-quality cannabis products at low cost. SpeakEasy cultivates small batch, high quality craft cannabis at scale in a portion of its 63,200 square foot indoor cannabis complex and has completed its harvest of its 60-acre outdoor field.
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This news release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SpeakEasy’s actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in the industry to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "could" or "should" occur.
Forward-looking statements in this document include statements concerning its expectation to file the Required Filings and the anticipated timing thereof, the Company’s ability to continue to satisfy the requirements of NP 12-203 and all other statements that are not statements of historical fact.
Although SpeakEasy believes the forward-looking information contained in this news release is reasonable based on information available on the date hereof, by their nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.
Examples of such assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, assumptions, risks and uncertainties associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, including the risk that the Company be deemed a non-essential business and asked to temporarily cease operations; general economic conditions; adverse industry events; future legislative and regulatory developments involving cannabis; the Company’s ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favorable terms; the cannabis industry in Canada and generally; the demand for cannabis and cannabis related products, the ability of SpeakEasy to implement its business strategies; competition; the ability of SpeakEasy to obtain and retain all applicable licences under the Cannabis Act and other assumptions, risks and uncertainties.
THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.
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