Stockholm, Sweden and Leamington, Ontario – November 2nd, 2020 – ODI Pharma AB (“ODI”, ISIN SE0013409760) today announced that, despite COVID 19 delays, it has streamlined its supply chain and executed a Supply Agreement (the “Supply Agreement”) with Aphria Inc.’s (“Aphria”) (TSX: APHA and Nasdaq: APHA) wholly-owned German subsidiary, CC Pharma GmbH (“CC Pharma”). The management team of ODI believes the Supply Agreement will contribute to efficiencies of ODI’s operations going forward.
The highlights of the Supply Agreement are:
• The Supply Agreement grants ODI the exclusive right to sell a defined set of co-branded products in Poland. These products will be co-branded and sold under the ODI and Aphria brand names;
• The Supply Agreement has a term of five years and provides for an annual minimum of 1,200 kg of medical cannabis product, for a total of 6,000 kg of medical cannabis during the term of the agreement; and
• CC Pharma will support ODI in securing regulatory approval for import and sale of the co-branded products in Poland.
Aphria Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Irwin D. Simon comments
"We are pleased to announce our partnership with ODI Pharma, which expands the international presence of our Aphria medical brand into Poland. This partnership is further evidence of our global commitment to provide patients with access to high-quality medical cannabis products as well as a testament to the strength and quality of our medical brand, Aphria. We look forward to working with ODI Pharma in bringing our high-quality medical cannabis products to patients in Poland."
ODI Pharma AB CEO Derek Simmross comments
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Aphria through our new partnership between CC Pharma and ODI Pharma. We see that this will contribute to our operational efficiency and it is exciting to further advance the terms of our relationship to include a broader product offering. Our goal remains to represent the best and most technologically advanced producer of medical cannabis in the industry for the Polish people.”
ODI Pharma AB Chairman Volker Wiederrich comments
"We are proud of our partnership with CC Pharma, a global leader who shares with us the same quality values and commitments of meeting patients' needs and improving their quality of life. Also, this is another vote of confidence in ODI Pharma's leadership and the Polish medical cannabis market."
About ODI Pharma AB
ODI Pharma, based on its European network, subsidiaries and affiliates, is a producer and representative of finished pharmaceutical cannabis products with a focus on distribution to the medical cannabis market in Europe through its subsidiary ODI Pharma Polska Sp. z o.o. ODI Pharma intends to provide a high-quality product at a competitive price compared to competitors in Poland, thereby becoming the number one provider of medical cannabis in Poland. ODI Pharma also strives to be on the forefront of understanding the medical applications of the product as well as introducing new, innovative products to the European patients in need. ODI will continue to team up with the most knowledgeable and best renown partners in the industry to achieve its goals.
About Aphria Inc.
Aphria Inc. is a leading global cannabis company inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life. Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria Inc. has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of high-quality cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria Inc. is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. Aphria’s portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders’ multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria Inc. drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion.
For more information, visit: aphriainc.com
For more information on ODI Pharma, please contact:
Derek Simmross, CEO, ODI Pharma AB
For more information on Aphria Inc., please contact:
Tamara Macgregor, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Aphria Inc.
This press release contains information that ODI Pharma is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above on November 2nd, 2020.
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