Grown Rogue finalizes debt settlement

MEDFORD, Oregon., June 20, 2022 /CNW/ – Cultivated Rogue International Inc. (“Grown Thief“or the”Company“) (CSE: GRIN) (OTC: GRUSF), a multi-state cannabis company with operations and assets in Oregon and Michigan, today announced the transfer of its ownership in Plant Based Investment Corp. (“PBIC”) to 2766923 Ontario Inc. (the “Creditor”) in exchange for debt settlement. PBIC had previously loaned the Company $700,000 (the “Debt”), against a commitment of $800,000as announced on September 9, 2021, under an unsecured promissory note (the “Note”). PBIC subsequently sold and assigned the note to the creditor. The Company has entered into an agreement with the creditor to transfer its ownership of 2,362,204 common shares of PBIC (the “PBIC Shares”) to the creditor in exchange for the surrender and settlement of all amounts due to the creditor in connection with the note. The Note will automatically terminate upon Creditor’s receipt of the PBIC Shares and will cease to have any force or effect. This transaction will result in a gain on the Company’s third fiscal quarter financial results.

The settlement of the note, combined with the restructuring of the 30,000 square foot indoor facilities agreement with Acreage Holdings Inc., as announced on April 19, 2022reduced the Company’s 2022 cash payments from $2.45M.

“We are pleased to reach a settlement agreement on this note,” said Obie Strickler, Chief executive officer. “This settlement, combined with the restructuring of the Acreage facility, significantly reduces our cash payments for 2022 and strengthens our already strong balance sheet, allowing us to continue to grow our Michigan installation and focusing on new products and genetics. The almost $300,000 the gain that will appear on our fiscal third quarter results will result in what we expect to be our fifth consecutive quarter of positive net income.”

About Grown Rogue

Cultivated Rogue International (CSE: GRIN | OTC: GRUSF) is a vertically integrated family of multi-state cannabis brands whose mission is to inspire consumers to “enhance experiences” through cannabis. We have combined an expert management team, an award-winning growth team, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor manufacturing facilities, and product categorization based on consumer insights, to create innovative products carefully selected from “the seed to experience”. The Grown Rogue family of products includes premium indoor and indoor blooms, as well as nitro-sealed indoor and indoor pre-rolls and jars.

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Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those described herein as anticipated, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be those anticipated, estimated or planned. The Company does not intend and undertakes no obligation to update this forward-looking information, except as otherwise required by applicable law.

SAFETY STATEMENT

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The Company is indirectly involved in the manufacture, possession, use, sale and distribution of cannabis in the recreational cannabis market in United States through its indirect operating subsidiaries. Local laws in the state where its subsidiaries operate permit such activities, but such activities are currently illegal under United States federal law. Additional information regarding this risk and other risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s business is disclosed in the Company’s registration statement filed on its issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should assumptions underlying any forward-looking information or statements prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those described herein as anticipated, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated. or expected.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein.

SOURCE Cultivated Rogue International Inc.

For more information: About Grown Rogue International, please visit www.grownrogue.com or contact: Obie Strickler, Managing Director, [email protected]; Investor Relations Office requests, [email protected](458) 226-2100

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