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Red White & Bloom Extends Outside Date of Aleafia Transaction as it Awaits Regulatory Approval

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (CSE: RWB and OTC: RWBYF) (“RWB” or the “Company”) is providing an update on matters relating to Aleafia Health Inc. (“Aleafia Health”).

Following receipt of the approval and reverse vesting order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) on October 31, 2023, RWB has continued to work with Aleafia Health and certain of Aleafia Health’s subsidiaries to implement the transactions contemplated by the previously announced stalking horse asset purchase and share subscription agreement, as amended and restated on October 24, 2023 (the “Amended Stalking Horse Agreement”) among RWB, Aleafia Health and certain of Aleafia Health’s subsidiaries.

RWB remains committed to completing the transactions as soon as possible. At this time, the only unsatisfied material closing condition known to RWB is the receipt of change of control regulatory approval from Health Canada. RWB has been advised by Aleafia Health that it has received correspondence from Health Canada indicating that the approval process is progressing well and that there are no further comments or questions to be addressed by Aleafia Health on the change of control application submitted to Health Canada at this time. Health Canada has also acknowledged the priority associated with the aforementioned approval.

Given the above noted condition, the parties have mutually agreed to extend the outside date in the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement from December 15, 2023, to January 19, 2024. RWB is hopeful to receive Health Canada’s approval sooner so that completion of the transactions can take place well in advance of the new outside date. RWB remains prepared to close the transaction in short order once regulatory approval on the change of control is received from Health Canada.

About Red White & Bloom Brands Inc.

Red White & Bloom is a multi-state cannabis operator and house of premium brands in the U.S. legal cannabis sector. RWB is predominantly focusing its investments on the major U.S. markets, including Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio. The Company has also successfully introduced select Platinum brand of cannabis products into the Canadian provincial cannabis markets by way of an asset-light partnership with Aleafia Health.

Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. Investor and Media Relations
Edoardo Mattei, CFO

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

In this news release, forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, statements regarding the remaining unsatisfied material condition to closing and estimated closing date for the consummation of the transactions set out in the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements.

The Company has relied on certain assumptions that it believes are reasonable at this time, including assumptions with respect to the transactions contemplated under the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement, the conditions to closing set out in the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement and the expected timeline and outcome for consummating the transactions contemplated under the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release.

Risks and uncertainties that may cause such differences include but are not limited to risks relating to the conditions to closing the transactions set out in the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement, the outcome of which could have a material adverse impact on the Company’s share price, its current business relationships and on the current and future operations, financial condition, and prospects of the Company if the transactions contemplated under the Amended Stalking Horse Agreement are not consummated.

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