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Planting Hope Announces Private Placement of up to C$4 Million in Convertible Debentures

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CHICAGO, IL and VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 17, 2023 / The Planting Hope Company Inc. (TSXV:MYLK) (OTCQB:MYLKF) (FRA:J94) ("Planting Hope" or the "Company"), a plant-based food and beverage company focused on producing the world's most nutritious and planet-friendly products, is pleased to announce its intention to complete a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of unsecured, non-transferable 10% convertible debentures ("Convertible Debentures") having an aggregate principal amount of up to C$4,000,000.

A Convertible Debenture holder (a "Holder") may, at its option, convert all or a portion of the aggregate Principal of their Convertible Debenture at any time prior to the Maturity Date (as defined below) into units ("Units") at a conversion price of C$0.50 per Unit (the "Conversion Price"). Each Unit will be comprised of one subordinate voting share of the Company (a "Share") and one non-transferable warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will be exercisable by the Holder to purchase one Share at an exercise price of C$0.80 at any time prior to the Maturity Date.

The Convertible Debentures will mature 36 months after the date of issue (the "Maturity Date") and will bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum from the date of issue, payable semi-annually in arrears. The interest may be paid, at the election of the Company, either in cash or converted into Shares at a conversion price (the "Interest Conversion Price") equal to the maximum discounted market price (as defined under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) based on the closing price of the Shares on the date immediately preceding the interest payment due date or conversion date, as applicable.

The Company shall have the right to redeem the Convertible Debentures prior to the Maturity Date at any time after 12 months from the closing of the Private Placement by paying Holders the then outstanding aggregate Principal of the Convertible Debentures together with all accrued and unpaid interest and a redemption penalty payment of 8% of the aggregate Principal, by cash payment on giving the Holders 20 business days' notice to do so. On receipt of such notice, a Holder may, at its option, convert all or part of the then outstanding aggregate Principal into Units at the Conversion Price and all accrued and unpaid interest in respect of the Principal amount so converted shall be, at the election of the Holder, either paid in cash or converted into Shares at the Interest Conversion Price, by giving the Company notice within 10 business days of receipt of the redemption notice.

In consideration for arranging the Private Placement, the Company may pay finder's fees in cash. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for general working capital.

Completion of the Private Placement is subject to a number of conditions, including, without limitation, final acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to sell any 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.

About The Planting Hope Company Inc.
Planting Hope develops, launches, and scales uniquely innovative plant-based and planet-friendly food and beverage brands. Planting Hope's award-winning and cutting-edge products fill key unmet needs in the skyrocketing plant-based food and beverage space. The Planting Hope brand family includes Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk, Barista Blend Sesamemilk, and Sesamilk™ creamers, RightRice® Veggie Rice, Mozaics™ Real Veggie Chips, and Veggicopia® Veggie Snacks. Planting Hope products are currently found in more than 15,000 retail doors and 70,000 total distribution points across North America. Founded by experienced food industry entrepreneurs, Planting Hope is a women-managed and women-led company focused on nutrition, sustainability, and representation.

For more information about Planting Hope please visit, sign up for Planting Hope news emails HERE and follow on LinkedIn.

An informational webinar on The Planting Hope Company from CEO and Co-founder Julia Stamberger is available HERE.

To follow the brands on Instagram and Facebook, please visit: @hopeandsesameco, @rightrice, @mozaicschips, @veggicopia.

To find Planting Hope products at a store near you in the United States or Canada, please visit the store locator on each brand website: Hope and Sesame store locator, RightRice store locator, Mozaics Real Veggie Chips store locator. Planting Hope products are also available at and e-commerce retailers including and


Company Contact:
Julia Stamberger
CEO and Co-founder
(773) 492-2243

Investor Relations Contact:
Glen Akselrod, Bristol Capital
(905) 326-1888 ext. 1

Media Contact:
Alex Jessup, Jessup PR
(323) 529-3541

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain disclosures in this release, including the expected use of proceeds of the Private Placement, constitutes forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors outside of the Company's control that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. In preparing the forward-looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including, but not limited to, the assumption that all conditions precedent to the completion of the Private Placement will be satisfied in a timely manner; that general economic and business conditions will not change in a materially adverse manner; and that the Company will be able to raise additional funds on reasonable terms. Although the management of the Company believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement herein will prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: The Planting Hope Company Inc.

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