Unrivaled Brands Announces Successful Closing of Acquisition of People’s First Choice

Unrivaled Brands Announces Successful Closing of Acquisition of People’s First Choice

Adds Premier Southern California Dispensary Operations

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Unrivaled Brands, Inc. (OTCQX:UNRV) (“Unrivaled” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has successfully completed its acquisition of People’s First Choice and entered into a definitive agreement to acquire People’s Riverside, People’s Los Angeles and People’s Costa Mesa (“People’s”). In connection with the acquisition agreement, the Company will take full control of the People’s Riverside, People’s Los Angeles and People’s Costa Mesa operations and will receive all economic benefits of each.

The acquisition of People’s dramatically expands the Company’s retail footprint, with the addition of one of the premier Southern California dispensaries, located in Santa Ana, as well as two additional prominent locations, Los Angeles and Riverside, opening next week and in Q1 2022, respectively. The Santa Ana dispensary generated almost $30 million in revenues during 2020, and revenue has continued to grow during 2021. The Los Angeles and Riverside locations are also in prominent locations, and both are expected to be strong performers.

Unrivaled’s CEO, Frank Knuettel II, stated, “With the close of the acquisition of People’s First Choice and the entry into a definitive acquisition agreement with additional People’s entities, we are pleased to take the next step in building the Company towards becoming the pre-eminent West Coast multi-state operator (“MSO”). The People’s dispensaries, in footprint, location and merchandising, are very attractive, and Santa Ana is an existing high performing asset. The proven methodology upon which the Santa Ana dispensary was built was replicated at the additional locations acquired by the Company, with the LA dispensary opening next week.

“Importantly, the acquisition also affords us, where appropriate, the opportunity to add or replace existing products on the People’s shelves with our brands. In addition to the branded revenue we are adding, we anticipate that the addition of our owned brands on the People’s shelves will increase the Company’s margins and cash flow.”

About Unrivaled Brands 

Unrivaled Brands is a multi-state vertically integrated company focused on the cannabis sector with operations in California and Oregon. In California, Unrivaled Brands operates four dispensaries, a state-wide distribution network, and two cultivation facilities, and has one additional cultivation facilities and five dispensaries under development. In Oregon, we operate a state-wide distribution network. Among other brands, Unrivaled Brands is home to Korova, the market leader in high potency products across multiple product categories, currently available in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Oklahoma, as well as Sticks and Cabana.  For more info, please visit: unrivaledbrands.com

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