TILT Holdings Strengthens Leadership Team and Appoints Chief Financial Officer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TILT Holdings Inc. ("TILT" or the “Company”) (CSE: TILT) (OTC: SVVTF), a diversified, multinational infrastructure and technology cannabis company, today announced the appointment of David Caloia as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 7, 2019. This appointment was ratified by the board of directors and is subject to approval by the Canadian Securities Exchange. Additionally, the Company announced the receipt of unanimous approval for conversion of compressed shares.

Mr. Caloia joins TILT with a very accomplished background in finance, having spent the first 16 years of his career at GE in finance and operations. While there, he maintained leadership positions in finance across the globe, the last as the CFO of GE Industrial Solutions, a US$3B global business with 15,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining TILT, David was the Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis of Beacon Health Options, a multi-billion healthcare company owned by Bain Capital and Diamond Castle. David will be based at the Company’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA, and will oversee all TILT’s financial activity and strategic direction in the market.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my finance and operational expertise into the rapidly growing cannabis industry and adding immediate value to the TILT team,” said Caloia. “TILT sets the industry standard as the go-to technology and infrastructure platform that can support the rapid growth of the cannabis industry and I’m excited to see what we do next.”

“David brings vast industry expertise in strategic planning and cash flow management that we’ll be leveraging right away as TILT continues to grow and service the larger cannabis industry,” said Alex Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of TILT Holdings.

Additionally, the Company is pleased to announce that it has received, pursuant to Article 2.1(5)(h)(ii) of the Articles of TILT, unanimous approval from all holders (“Shareholders”) of compressed shares in the capital of TILT (“Compressed Shares”) to the automatic conversion (“Conversion”) of the Compressed Shares into common shares in the capital of TILT. Accordingly, 12.5% will immediately convert, and the remaining Conversion will take place on the following timeline: 12.5% on March 31, 2019; 25% on June 30, 2019; 25% on September 30, 2019; and 25% on December 31, 2019.

About TILT

TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT”) is a vertically-integrated technology and infrastructure company that provides the most comprehensive range of products and services in the cannabis industry. TILT uses its technology, brands and industry expertise to deliver high quality products and solutions to cultivators, wholesalers, retailers and consumers in every segment of the industry. TILT technologies have a presence in more than 1,000 dispensaries across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. TILT’s same-day delivery service handles delivery for retailers, wholesalers and consumers in four states, including Nevada where it has over 90% market share. TILT has more than two-dozen of its own cultivation, extraction, manufacturing and retail locations in nine states and Canada. TILT is rapidly expanding into new markets. For more information, please visit www.tiltholdings.com.

The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward looking information may include, without limitation, statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, milestones, strategies and outlook of TILT, and includes statements about, among other things, future developments, the future operations, strengths and strategy of the Company. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. These statements are based upon certain material factors, assumptions and analyses that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including TILT’s experience and perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances.

Examples of the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to those related to: the ability of TILT to obtain necessary financing in the future to pursue its business plans, the achievement of goals, the obtaining of all necessary permits and governmental approvals, as well as expectations regarding availability of equipment, skilled labour and services needed for cannabis operations, intellectual property rights, development, operating or regulatory risks, trends and developments in the cannabis industry, business strategy and outlook, expansion and growth of business and operations, the timing and amount of capital expenditures; future exchange rates; the impact of increasing competition; conditions in general economic and financial markets; access to capital; future operating costs; government regulations, including future legislative and regulatory developments involving medical and recreational marijuana and the timing thereto; receipt of appropriate and necessary licenses in a timely manner; the effects of regulation by governmental agencies; the anticipated changes to laws regarding the recreational use of cannabis; the demand for cannabis products and corresponding forecasted increase in revenues; and the size of the medical marijuana market and the recreational marijuana market.

Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions at the date such statements are made, there can be no assurance that they it be completed on the terms described above and that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information. TILT Holdings assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by applicable law.

By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to risks and uncertainties, and there are a variety of material factors, many of which are beyond the control of TILT, and that may cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: denial or delayed receipt of all necessary consents and approvals; need for additional capital expenditures; increased costs and timing of operations; unexpected costs associated with environmental liabilities; requirements for additional capital; reduced future prices of cannabis; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the cannabis industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; title disputes; claims limitations on insurance coverage; risks related to the integration of acquisitions; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of certain commodities (such as diesel fuel and electricity); changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in the countries where the Company may carry on business in the future; liabilities inherent in cannabis operations; risks relating to medical and recreational cannabis; cultivation, extraction and distribution problems; competition for, among other things, capital, licences and skilled personnel; risks relating to the timing of legalization of recreational cannabis; changes in laws relating to the cannabis industry; and management’s success in anticipating and managing the foregoing factors.

Contact Information:
Joel Milton, SVP Business & Corporate Development
TILT Holdings
Phone: 561-282-6377

Media Contact:
Anne Baker
Phone: 415-299-6371

Investor Contact:
Scott Van Winkle
Phone: 617-956-6736

Renmark Financial Communications Inc.
Melanie Barbeau: mbarbeau@renmarkfinancial.com
Phone: (416) 644-2020
(514) 939-3989

Source: TILT Holdings Inc.