VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) (“Sproutly” or the “Company”) today provided an update on the timing of the release and filing of its year end audited financial statements, management discussion and analysis and related documents for the year ended February 28, 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will be relying on the coordinated relief provided by the securities regulators which consists of a 45-day extension for certain periodic filings, as announced by the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) on May 20, 2020.
The notice released by the CSA stated that securities regulators will be providing coordinated relief consisting of a 45-day extension for certain periodic filings required to be made on or prior to August 31, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) has enacted BC Instrument 51-515, Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements (“BCI 51-515”).
The Company will be relying on the temporary exemption pursuant to BCI 51-515 in respect to the following provisions:
- the requirement to file audited financial statements for the year ended February 28, 2020 (the “Financial Statements”) within 120 days of the Company’s financial year end as required by section 4.2(b) of National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure (“NI 51-102”);
- the requirement to file management discussion and analysis (the “MD&A”) for the period covered by the Financial Statements within 120 days of the Company’s financial year end as required by section 5.1(2) of NI 51-102; and
- the requirement to file certifications of the Financial Statements (the “Certificates” and together with the Financial Statements, the “Annual Reporting”) pursuant to section 4.1 of National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuer’s Annual and Interim Filings and section 4.2(b) filing deadline for annual financial statements NI 51-102.
At this time, the Company expects to file its Annual Reporting by August 13, 2020.
There have been no material business developments since the filing of the Company’s third quarter financial statements and associated management’s discussion and analysis for the nine months ended November 30, 2019 that have not been otherwise disclosed by the Company by way of news release.
Additionally, the Company advises that management and other insiders of the Company are subject to a trading black-out policy as described, in principle, in section 9 of National Policy 11-207, Failure to-File Cease Trade Orders and Revocations in Multiple Jurisdictions.
About Sproutly Canada, Inc.
Sproutly’s core objective is to become the leading supplier of unique ingredients and customized formulations to the cannabis beverage and edibles market. Our water-soluble Infuz2O and BioNatural Oils will deliver revolutionary brands to international markets that are striving to produce differentiated consumer products. Sproutly’s business focus is to execute on partnerships with local and globally established consumer brands to leverage their existing customer bases, further expand brand loyalty, assist with marketing, and support distribution networks to deliver this scientific breakthrough with speed and efficiency worldwide.
For more information on Sproutly, please visit: www.sproutly.ca.
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