Tilray Brands Completes Acquisition of Truss Beverage Co.

Acquisition Solidifies Tilray’s Leadership Position in Cannabis Beverages with ~40% Market Share

Truss Facility Bolsters Tilray’s Beverage Operations in Canada

LEAMINGTON, Ontario, Jan. 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tilray Brands, Inc. (“Tilray Brands”, “Tilray” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq | TSX: TLRY), a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Truss Beverage Co. (“Truss Beverage”) from Molson Coors Beverage Company (“Molson Coors”) (NYSE: TAP) and the satisfaction of remaining contractual obligations.

The Truss Beverage acquisition provides several key strategic benefits, including:

  • Bolsters Tilray’s Beverage Operations in Canada. Since acquiring the remaining 57.5% equity ownership from Molson Coors in August 2023, Tilray has transitioned all cannabis beverage operations to its London, Canada manufacturing facility, maximizing utilization, and lowering costs. Tilray plans to operate the state-of-the-art Truss Beverage facility in Belleville, Ontario to explore the production of new beverage innovations and to expand its beverage portfolio.
  • Strengthens Tilray’s #1 Cannabis Market Share Position and Solidifies Leadership in Cannabis Beverage Market. Tilray boosts its leading cannabis market share position in Canada with ~40% market share in cannabis beverages.

Tilray’s combined brand portfolio now includes Canada’s top-selling brands across all cannabis product categories - Good Supply, RIFF, Broken Coast, Solei, Canaca, HEXO, Redecan, Original Stash, Bake Sale, XMG, Mollo, and others.

  • Optimizes Commercial Network Through Collective Sales, Marketing and Distribution Force. Tilray is optimizing its sales, marketing, and distribution network with GND and its recently acquired cannabis beverage brands. This expanded network is expected to strengthen the Company’s commercial footprint and drive market share growth.

Blair MacNeil, President, Tilray Canada, added, “Truss has elevated our market share and positions us at the forefront of adult-use beverages. We are now strengthening our Canadian operations to be better positioned to further expand our business and consumer base through new brand and product innovation and by serving new consumer segments and occasions.”

About Tilray Brands

Tilray Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY; TSX: TLRY), is a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company with operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Latin America that is changing people's lives for the better – one person at a time. Tilray Brands delivers on this mission by inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very best life, enhanced by moments of connection and wellbeing. Patients and consumers trust Tilray Brands to be the most responsible, trusted and market leading cannabis consumer products company in the world with a portfolio of innovative, high-quality, and beloved brands that address the needs of the consumers, customers, and patients we serve. A pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, and distribution, Tilray Brands’ unprecedented production platform supports over 20 brands in over 20 countries, including comprehensive cannabis offerings, hemp-based foods, and craft beverages.

For more information on Tilray Brands, visit www.Tilray.com and follow @Tilray.

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