Aurora Cannabis to acquire Anandia

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Anandia Laboratories Inc. ("Anandia" or "the Company"), a global leader in cannabis testing, genetics and R&D, is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding term sheet (the "Agreement") with Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) whereby Aurora will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Anandia, valuing the Company at approximately $115 million, payable in units consisting of one common share of Aurora plus one half of a common-share purchase warrant for each common share of Aurora issued to Anandia.

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Dr. Jonathan Page, Anandia's co-founder and CEO, stated, "Anandia has amassed an extensive library of cannabis genetics coupled with in-depth genomic and chemical analysis. Partnering with Aurora, with their expanded financial resources, scientific expertise and multiple cultivation sites, will enable us to accelerate our current breeding efforts to create the next-generation of cannabis genetics. Both Anandia and Aurora are strong believers in research and science-based solutions. We are confident that joining forces will enable us to rapidly advance cannabis science for the benefit of consumers, patients and growers, and further establish Aurora as the global leader in the cannabis industry."

Dr. John Coleman, Anandia's co-founder and COO, stated, "It is the combination of strong science and client focus that has made Anandia a cannabis testing leader. We intend to continue supporting all of our clients. Anandia's testing business will remain operationally independent, and we will be taking steps in the coming weeks to ensure that our independence is clear to our stakeholders. We hold all client information private and confidential and will continue to do so. In the meantime, we are expanding our capacity to service the anticipated increase in sample volume associated with legalization through our new 12,700 sq.ft. corporate head office, testing and product development laboratory in Vancouver."

Anandia is also constructing a unique, purpose-built Cannabis Innovation Centre on Vancouver Island. The 22,500 square foot greenhouse facility designed by Aurora Larssen Projects Inc. and associated 10,000 square foot laboratory will house Anandia's cannabis breeding and genetics program. This strategic site, located close to a major airport in Comox BC, has the option to expand to 100,000+ square feet.

Dr. Page concluded, "Our new Cannabis Innovation Centre provides the infrastructure needed to serve a rapidly growing cannabis market. Leveraging Aurora's capabilities, we will be able to accelerate the completion date of our new centre. Additionally, being integrated into Aurora's international operations will enable us to rapidly broaden our reach beyond the domestic Canadian industry."

Aurora will purchase 100% of the issued and outstanding shares from Anandia's shareholders in exchange for common shares of Aurora based on the 20-day VWAP (to the Effective Date) equivalent to approximately $115 million. In addition, each Aurora share will be accompanied with a warrant exercisable for 1/2 of an Aurora common share at an exercise price equal to the issue price plus 10% with a term of 5 years.

The parties intend to complete the Acquisition by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) subject to finalization of an Arrangement Agreement on acceptable terms to both parties. The closing of the Acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including execution of definitive documentation, completion of satisfactory due diligence, and receipt of applicable shareholder, third party and regulatory approvals, including that of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the satisfaction of other conditions customary in transactions of this nature. The parties anticipate closing the Acquisition in the coming weeks.

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