Annual reports filed by certain Canadian issuers pursuant to Section 15(d) and Rule 15d-4


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021


Ayr Wellness Inc. (formerly Ayr Strategies Inc.) (“Ayr” or the “Company”) is a vertically integrated cannabis multi-state operator in the U.S., with cannabis operations in Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, and Ohio as of December 31, 2021. Through its operating companies, Ayr is a leading cultivator, manufacturer, and retailer of cannabis products and branded cannabis packaged goods. The Company prepares its segment reporting on the same basis that its chief operating decision maker manages the business and makes operating decisions. The Company has one operating segment, cannabis sales. The Company’s segment analysis is analyzed regularly and will be re-evaluated when circumstances change.

The Company is a reporting issuer in the United States and Canada. The Company’s subordinate, restricted, and limited voting shares (“Subordinate Shares”) are trading on the Canadian Stock Exchange (the “CSE”), under the symbol “AYR.A”. The Company’s Subordinate Shares are also trading on the Over-the-Counter Market (“OTC”) in the United States under the symbol “AYRWF”. The Company originally traded on the OTC under the symbol “AYRSF”, however, that changed on December 4, 2020 to “AYRWF”. The Company’s warrants (“Warrants”) and rights (“Rights”) were trading on the CSE under the symbols “AYR.WT” and “AYR.RT”, however, they stopped trading on September 30, 2021 and May 24, 2021, respectively.

History of the Company

The Company was incorporated on July 31, 2017 under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and continued on May 24, 2019 into British Columbia under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) in connection with its Qualifying Transaction, as defined below. The registered office of the Company is located at 666 Burrard Street, Suite 1700, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2X8. The head office of the Company is located at 2601 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 900, Miami, FL, 33133.

On September 12, 2018, the Company incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary in Nevada, United States, named CSAC Holdings Inc., to facilitate the proposed Qualifying Transaction. On September 17, 2018, CSAC Holdings Inc. incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary in Nevada, United States, named CSAC Acquisition Inc. (“CSAC AcquisitionCo”).

On May 24, 2019, the Company acquired Washoe Wellness, LLC (“Washoe”), The Canopy NV, LLC (“Canopy”), Sira Naturals, Inc. (“Sira”), LivFree Wellness, LLC (“LivFree”) and CannaPunch of Nevada LLC (“CannaPunch”), which collectively constituted its Qualifying Transaction (collectively, the “Qualifying Transaction”). The Company was deemed the accounting acquirer in control of the business of the Qualifying Transaction.