TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) (“Cronos” or the “Company”) today announced that on December 16, 2022, Altria Group, Inc. (“Altria”) notified the Company that its wholly owned subsidiary, Altria Summit LLC, relinquished a warrant to subscribe for and purchase up to 84,243,223 common shares of the Company at a per share exercise price of C$19.00 (the “Warrant”) and all rights that it may have held in the Warrant or any common shares underlying the Warrant for no consideration. The voluntary relinquishment of the Warrant does not affect any rights of Altria under the Investor Rights Agreement between the Company and Altria, dated March 8, 2019. Altria continues to beneficially own 156,573,537 common shares of the Company and has four designees on the board of the Company, one of whom is independent.
Cronos is an innovative global cannabinoid company committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos’ diverse international brand portfolio includes Spinach®, PEACE NATURALS®, Lord Jones®, Happy Dance® and PEACE+®. For more information about Cronos and its brands, please visit: thecronosgroup.com.
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