TORONTO, May 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:HIP) ("Newstrike" or the "Company") confirms that all of the issued and outstanding shares of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Enderlein Nurseries Ltd. ("Enderlein"), have been sold to 10673242 Canada Inc. (the "Purchaser") pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated May 25, 2018 ("Share Purchase Agreement").

“We have decided to focus our growth strategy elsewhere as we are ramping up our production capacity at our Niagara facility and actively assessing accretive opportunities,” states Jay Wilgar, CEO and Chairman of Newstrike. 

Pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser is acquiring all of the issued and outstanding shares of Enderlein for total consideration of CAD$2,504,500, consisting of an upfront payment in the amount of CAD$1,479,500 and a future payment of CAD$1,025,000 (the "Holdback Amount").   Any further gain or loss attributable to the aforesaid transaction is expected to be nominal.  The Holdback Amount is to be paid within 10 business days of Enderlein obtaining its cultivation licence from Health Canada (the "HC Licence") and becoming a licensed producer of medical cannabis (a "Licensed Producer") pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

If Enderlein, which has been issued a pre-licence “ready to build” letter from Health Canada, does not receive the HC Licence by the date that is 18 months following May 25, 2018 (the "Holdback Release Date"), the Holdback Amount is subject to an extension. The Holdback Release Date may be extended provided that the Company has not breached any of its ongoing obligations under the Share Purchase Agreement in a manner that has had a material effect on, or delay in, the HC Licence or Enderlein otherwise becoming a Licensed Producer. 

For further information, please contact:
Jay Wilgar, Director and CEO
Telephone: (905) 844-8866 ext. 12
Email: ir@newstrike.ca

ABOUT NEWSTRIKE

Newstrike is the parent company of Up Cannabis Inc., a licensed producer of cannabis that is licensed to both cultivate and sell cannabis in all acceptable forms. Up Cannabis is in turn the parent company of Up Cannabis Niagara Inc. Newstrike, through Up Cannabis and together with select strategic partners, including Canada's iconic musicians The Tragically Hip, is developing a diverse network of high quality cannabis brands. For more information visit www.up.ca or www.newstrike.ca.

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