IMPORTANT — YOU MUST READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE CONTINUING: The information contained in this website has been prepared by North Star Holdings, Inc ("North Star" or the "Company") and contains confidential information pertaining to the business, operations and assets of the Company. The information contained in this website (a) is provided as at the date hereof and is subject to change without notice, (b) does not purport to contain all the information that may be necessary or desirable to fully and accurately evaluate an investment in the Company and (c) is not to be considered as a recommendation by the Company that any person make an investment in the Company. An investment in the securities described herein is speculative and involves a number of risks that should be considered by a prospective investor. Prospective investors should carefully consider the risk factors described under "Risk Factors" this website before investing in the Company and purchasing the securities described herein. No sales of the securities of the Company shall be made until the Company and the potential investor enter into a subscription agreement for such securities. This website is confidential and is being provided to you solely for your information and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form or forwarded or further distributed to any other person. Any forwarding, distribution or reproduction of this website in whole or in part is unauthorized. This website is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, a prospectus, or advertisement or a public offering of securities of the Company. Prospective investors should not assume that this website is complete and should conduct their own analysis and investigation of the Company and consult with their own financial, legal, tax and other business advisors before investing in the Company.
By accepting and reviewing this website, you acknowledge and agree (i) to maintain the confidentiality of this website and the information contained herein, (ii) to protect such information in the same manner you protect your own confidential information, which shall be at least a reasonable standard of care and (iii) to not utilize any of the information contained herein except to assist with your evaluation of a potential investment in the Company. This website may have been sent to you in an electronic form. You are reminded that websites transmitted via this medium may be altered or changed during the process of electronic transmission. You are responsible for protecting against viruses and other destructive items. Your receipt of this electronic transmission is at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that it is free from viruses and other items of a destructive nature. As a consequence of the above, neither the Company nor any director, officer, employee or agent of any of them or any affiliate of any such person accepts any liability or responsibility whatsoever in respect of any difference between the website distributed to you in electronic format and the hard copy version that may be made available to you. The information presented herein was prepared or obtained by the Company. Nothing contained herein is, or should be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of the Company. Unless otherwise noted, all information contained herein is provided as of the date hereof and is subject to change without notice.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain statements in this website constitute forward-looking statements and forward looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation (collectively herein referred to as "forward-looking statements"), which can often be identified by words such as "will", "may", "estimate", "expect", "plan", "project", "intend", "anticipate" and other words indicating that the statements are forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are expectations only and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors, including, but not limited to, risk factors included in this website, that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, dependence on obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals, including acquiring and renewing state, local or other licenses; engaging in activities which currently are illegal under United States federal law and the uncertainty of existing protection from United States federal or other prosecution; regulatory or political change such as changes in applicable laws and regulations, including United States state-law legalization, due to inconsistent public opinion, perception of the medical-use and adult-use cannabis industry, bureaucratic delays or inefficiencies or any other reasons; any other factors or developments which may hinder market growth; reliance on management; the effect of capital market conditions and other factors on capital availability; competition, including from more established or better financed competitors; and the need to secure and maintain corporate alliances and partnerships, including with customers and suppliers. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
These risks, uncertainties and assumptions could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. In addition, even if the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this website, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks and factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors and risks that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking information contained in this website is based on the Company's current estimates, expectations and projections, which the Company believes are reasonable as of the current date. The Company can give no assurance that these estimates, expectations and projections will prove to have been correct.
Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are based on the information available as of the date of this website. Forward-looking statements contained in this website are made of the date of this website and, except as required by applicable law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Historical statements contained in this website regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. In this regard, certain financial information contained herein has been extracted from, or based upon, information available in the public domain and/or provided by the Company. In particular, historical results should not be taken as a representation that such trends will be replicated in the future. No statement in this website is intended to be nor may be construed as a profit forecast. An investment in the Company is speculative and involves substantial risk and is only suitable for investors that understand the potential consequences and are able to bear the risk of losing their entire investment. Investors should consider the following risks, in addition to many others, and consult with their own legal, tax and financial advisors with respect to all such risks before making an investment.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FUTURE-ORIENTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
To the extent any forward-looking statement in this website constitutes "future-oriented financial information" or "financial outlooks" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws, such information is being provided to demonstrate the anticipated market penetration and the reader is cautioned that this information may not be appropriate for any other purpose and the reader should not place undue reliance on such future-oriented financial information and financial outlooks. Future-oriented financial information and financial outlooks, as with forward-looking statements generally, are, without limitation, based on the assumptions and subject to the risks set out above under the heading "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Forward-Looking Statements". The Company's actual financial position and results of operations may differ materially from management's current expectations and, as a result, the Company's revenue and expenses may differ materially from the revenue and expenses profiles provided in this website. Such information is presented for illustrative purposes only and may not be an indication of the Company's actual financial position or results of operations.
USE OF NON-IFRS MEASURES: This website refers to EBITDA and EBITDA margin because certain investors may use this information to assess the Company' performance and also determine the Company's ability to generate cash flow. The Company believes EBITDA, which it defines as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, is one indicator of the Company’s financial performance and uses it as a proxy for the earning potential of the business. EBITDA is an economic measure that reflects the reduction for the cost of debt capital and the tax effects by adding back interest and taxes to earnings. EBITDA margin is EBITDA as a percentage of revenue. This data is furnished to provide additional information and is a non-IFRS measure and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. It should not be considered in isolation as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS and is not necessarily indicative of operating costs presented under IFRS.
THIRD PARTY INFORMATION: This website includes market and industry data which was obtained from various publicly available sources and other sources believed by the Company to be true. Although the Company believes it to be reliable, the Company has not independently verified any of the data from third-party sources referred to in this website or analyzed or verified the underlying reports relied upon or referred to by such sources, or ascertained the underlying assumptions relied upon by such sources. The Company does not make any representation as to the accuracy of such information.
TAXATION: Prospective investors should be aware that the purchase of securities of the Company or any entity related thereto may have tax consequences both in Canada and the United States. The Company assumes no responsibility for the tax consequences of any investment. Each prospective investor is strongly encouraged to consult its own tax advisor concerning any purchase of securities of the Company or any entity related thereto and the holding and disposition of any such securities. This website does not address the tax consequences of the purchase, ownership or disposition of any such securities.
RESALE: The securities are being offered on a private placement basis in reliance upon prospectus and registration exemptions under applicable securities legislation. Resale of the securities offered hereby will be subject to restrictions under applicable securities legislation, which will vary depending on the relevant jurisdiction. Generally, such securities may be resold only pursuant to an exemption from the prospectus and registration requirements of applicable securities legislation or pursuant to an exemption order granted by appropriate securities regulatory authorities. The Company is not a "reporting issuer" in any jurisdiction of Canada and there is currently no market through which the securities of the Company may be sold. The securities of the Company will be subject to an indefinite hold period in Canada and will only be freely tradeable in Canada in the event the Company becomes a reporting issuer in Canada. Purchasers may not be able to resell those securities. The Company's securities have not been, and may never be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or under applicable state or foreign securities laws.
U.S. INVESTOR NOTICE: This website does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The securities have not been approved or disapproved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or by any state securities commission or regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities or any Canadian provincial securities regulator passed on the accuracy or adequacy of the disclosures contained herein and any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. The securities offered hereby have not been registered under the 1933 Act, or the securities laws of any state and are being offered in reliance upon certain exemptions from registration under such laws. Any securities acquired by a "U.S. Person" (as defined in Rule 902(a) of Regulation S under the 1933 Act) is available. Prospective investors will be required to represent, among other things, that they meet the requirements of an available exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and are familiar with and understand the terms of the Offering and have all requisite authority to make such investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the Company and the terms of the Offering, including the merits and risks involved.
CAUTIONARY NOTE TO EUROPEAN INVESTORS: European laws, regulations and their enforcement, particularly those pertaining to anti-money laundering, relating to making and/or holding investments in cannabis-related practices or activities are in flux and vary dramatically from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The enforcement of these laws — some of which carry criminal liability - and their effect on shareholders are uncertain and involve considerable risk. Accordingly, all potential investors located in Europe (including without limitation, the United Kingdom) should take their own, independent legal advice based on their own circumstances prior to making any investment into the Company (whether directly or indirectly or acting on an agency or principal basis).
CANNABIS-RELATED ACTIVITIES ARE ILLEGAL UNDER U.S. FEDERAL LAWS: The U.S. Federal Controlled Substances Act classifies "marihuana" as a Schedule I drug. Accordingly, cannabis-related activities, including without limitation, the cultivation, manufacture, importation, possession, use or distribution of cannabis and cannabis products are illegal under U.S. federal law. Strict compliance with state and local laws with respect to cannabis will neither absolve the Company of liability under U.S. federal law, nor will it provide a defense to any federal prosecution which may be brought against the Company with respect to medical-use or adult-use cannabis. Any such proceedings brought against the Company may adversely affect the Company's operations and financial performance. Investors participating in the regulated cannabis industry are subject to myriad risks as a result of applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the risk of criminal prosecution and asset seizure, burdensome tax liabilities, lack of access to banking services and an inability to enforce certain creditor and intellectual property rights. Investment in the Company is only suitable for investors that understand and have discussed with their legal, tax and financial advisors the rapidly changing laws and regulations applicable to the regulated cannabis industry and that knowingly accept the associated risks. An investor's contribution to and involvement in such activities may result in federal civil and/or criminal prosecution, including forfeiture of his, her or its entire investment. Cannabis is a new industry subject to extensive regulation, and there can be no assurance that it will grow, flourish or continue to the extent necessary to permit the Company to succeed.
Prospective investors MUST carefully consider the risk factors described under "Risk Factors" in this website before investing directly or indirectly in the Company and purchasing the securities described herein.