8-K 1 cenb20171214_8k.htm FORM 8-K cenb20171214_8k.htm





Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Ontario, Canada





(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


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Identification No.)


7405 Tecumseh Rd, Suite 300, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8T1G2 

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.  


On December 14, 2017, CEN Biotech, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Controlling Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Bahige (Bill) Chaaban and Usamakh Saadikh (the “Sellers”). Mr. Chaaban is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the Company.


Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company will acquire (the “Acquisition”) 51% of the outstanding equity interests in Cen Biotech Ukraine LLC (“Cen Ukraine”), a corporation that is organized and has its principal offices in Ukraine. The Company will issue an aggregate 8,250,000 shares of common stock as consideration for the Acquisition, 50% to each of the Sellers. The Acquisition has been valued by the parties at $330,000,000. The Acquisition was unanimously approved by the independent members of the Board of Directors of the Company.


Cen Ukraine was founded to seek agricultural and pharmaceutical opportunities in Ukraine. Cen Ukraine currently holds a license, granted by the federal government of Ukraine, for the cultivation and processing of cannabis sativa for industrial, supplement, pharmaceutical and other purposes in Ukraine.


Consummation of the Acquisition is subject to the conditions specified in the Agreement, including the receipt by the Company of the audited financial statements of Cen Ukraine, prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


The foregoing summary of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Agreement filed herein.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


 (d) Exhibits


Exhibit No. Description


Controlling Interest Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 14, 2017.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: December 14, 2017











/s/ Joseph Byrne




Joseph Byrne




Chief Executive Officer