IONIC BRANDS ENTERS INTO US$2 MILLION PROMISSORY NOTE

IONIC BRANDS ENTERS INTO US$2 MILLION PROMISSORY NOTE

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, May 24, 2022, IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC; FRA: IB3, OTC: IONKF) (“IONIC Brands” or the “Company”) announces that, further to its news release on April 20, 2022, YourWay Cannabis Brands Inc. (“YourWay”) has agreed to advance to the Company, from time to time, a loan of up to US$2,000,000 (the “Loan”), and the Company has agreed to issue to YourWay an unsecured, non-convertible , demand promissory note (the “Note”) to evidence the Loan.

The Note bears interest at 7% per annum. The principal and all accrued and unpaid interest under the Note become due and payable on demand. The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Note towards capital and operating expenditures.

No regulatory approvals are required in connection with the execution or delivery of, or the performance of either party’s obligations under the Note.

The Loan constitutes a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) as YourWay is a related party of the Company given that YourWay has a right to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company pursuant to the Arrangement Agreement. Pursuant to Section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101, the Company is exempt from obtaining a formal valuation as the common shares of the Company are not listed on a specified market as a result of being listed on the CSE. Pursuant to Section 5.7(1)(f) of MI 61-101, the Company is exempt from obtaining minority approval of the Company’s shareholders in respect of the Loan because it was determined that the Loan is on reasonable commercial terms that are not less advantageous to the Company than if the Loan was obtained from a person dealing at arm’s length with the Company and because the Loan is not convertible into, or repayable in, equity or voting securities of the Company or a subsidiary of the Company or otherwise participating in nature. The Company will file a material change report in respect of the Loan. However, the material change report will be filed less than 21 days prior to the closing of the Loan, which the Company deems is reasonable in the circumstances in order to avail itself of the proceeds of the Note in an expeditious manner.

About IONIC BRANDS CORP.

The Company is focused on building a multi-state consumer-focused cannabis concentrate brand portfolio focusing on the premium and luxury segments. The cornerstone Brand of the portfolio, IONIC, is one of the top three vaporizer and concentrate brands in Washington State along with Zoots portfolio of high quality edibles, and has aggressively expanded throughout the West Coast of the United States. The brand is currently operating in Washington and Oregon with licensing agreements in Illinois and Massachusetts. IONIC BRANDS’ strategy is to be the leader of the highest-value segments of the cannabis market and expand nationally.

On behalf of IONIC BRANDS CORP.
John Gorst
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
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