Escrowed Shares

Escrowed Shares

Shares in a publicly-traded company held by a third party on behalf of two parties to a transaction until certain conditions are filled. For example, a third party may hold escrowed shares that a potential acquiring company placed as the equivalent of earnest money for the target company. See also: Escrow Agent.
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Importantly, while under the escrow arrangements entered into at the time of the November capital raise, Ray's decision to step down from the Board triggers the release provisions for the escrowed shares held by his related entities.
In the event that an approval is not able to be obtained within 24 months following the execution of definitive documentation, the parties shall will use commercially reasonable efforts to transition such license to a third party with any such proceeds going to the company and any related escrowed shares released to PharmaCann unitholders.
The company said that 600,000 of the escrowed shares will be released once Foro reaches a minimum of 25,000 regular users of Foro and the remaining 600,000 escrowed shares will be released once Foro reaches 50,000 regular users of Foro.
If the milestones have not been achieved within 12months of closing of the acquisition of Foro, all escrowed shares not yet released will be cancelled.