InterCure Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leon Cannabis Pharmacy Chain

Jan 31, 2024

NEW YORK, and HERZLIYA, Israel, Jan. 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterCure Ltd. (NASDAQ: INCR) (TASE: INCR) (dba Canndoc) ("InterCure" or the "Company"), the leading medical cannabis company in Israel and outside of North America, announced today that it has entered into a share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with the shareholders of Leon Pharm Ltd. (the “Sellers”, and “Leon Pharm, respectively) to purchase Leon Pharm, a leading, Israel-based pharmacy chain specializing in dispensing medical cannabis in Israel, by way of a share purchase of all of the issued and outstanding share capital of Leon Pharm (the “Transaction”).  

At the closing, InterCure will cause between 1,755,000 to 1,845,000 shares of the Company to be issued to the Sellers, depending on the share price of the Company at the time of completion.

Established in 1988, Leon Pharm is one of the leading private pharmacy chains in Israel, specializing in the customization of pharmaceutical products and cannabis for patients along with providing a high level of professional service.

The entry into the Transaction is consistent with the Company’s strategy of expanding its market-leading distribution network, towards the new medical cannabis reform announced by the Israeli Ministry of Health. The Transaction is expected to be accretive to the Company’s business model.

In connection with the Agreement, each of the Sellers agreed that any Company shares issued pursuant to the Transaction will be subject to certain lock-up restrictions, as well as additional exercise restrictions that have been agreed by the parties.  

The Transaction is expected to close upon the fulfillment of certain closing conditions, including, among other things, the approval of the Israel Medical Cannabis Agency (IMCA) and the Israel Competition Authority.

The CEO of InterCure, Alexander Rabinovich, stated: "The acquisition of Leon Pharm is another step towards the implementation of the new medical cannabis reform and the introduction of HMOs. The leading team of Leon Pharm complements and expands our leading position and together we are well prepared to serve the demand and the unique needs of the patient communities in Israel in light of the war events."

About InterCure (dba Canndoc)

InterCure (dba Canndoc) (NASDAQ: INCR) (TASE: INCR) is the leading and fastest growing cannabis company outside of North America. Canndoc, a wholly owned subsidiary of InterCure, is Israel’s largest licensed cannabis producer and one of the first to offer Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified and pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products. Cannolam a wholly owned subsidiary of InterCure, is the leading pharmacy chain for medical cannabis patients in Israel and worldwide. InterCure leverages its market leading distribution network, best in class international partnerships and a high-margin vertically integrated "seed-to-sale" model to lead the fastest growing cannabis global market outside of North America.

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ForwardLooking Statements

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InterCure Ltd.
Amos Cohen, Chief Financial Officer