Tilray Climbs as Aphria Holders Approve Merger

Shares of Tilray were higher on Thursday after Aphria shareholders voted to approve the two companies' plan to merge.
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Shares of Tilray  (TLRY) - Get Report were higher Thursday after Aphria  (APHA) - Get Report shareholders voted to approve the two companies' plan to merge. 

Under the terms Aphria holders will receive 0.8381 Tilray share for each of their shares. 

The C$5 billion (US$4 billion) merger will create the world's largest marijuana production and distribution company. 

The combined company will have "a strong financial profile, low-cost production, market-share-leading brands, distribution network and unique partnerships," Aphria Chief Executive Irwin Simon said in a statement. 

The combined company's 12-month annual sales of C$874 million exceed those of companies such as Curaleaf Holdings CURLF and Canopy Growth  (CGC) - Get Report, the companies said in a statement.

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The combination is still subject to court approval and a vote of Tilray holders. Tilray's holder vote had been set for April 16; it will be adjourned till April 30 to allow holders more time to vote, Tilray said today in a statement.

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At last check Tilray shares were 2.3% higher while Aphria shares were unchanged.

The new company will trade under Tilray’s ticker on the Nasdaq. Aphria shareholders will own 62% of the new company's stock.