Aurora Cannabis Inc. ACBCA:ACB said Tuesday it has received approval to transfer its U.S. listing to the Nasdaq Capital Market from the Nasdaq Global Select Market effective today. The move will give the company an additional 180 days to regain compliance with the Nasdaq’s $1 minimum bid price requirement and comes after the stock closed below $1 for 30 straight business days. The company also said it’s buying back CAD13 million ($9.6 million) of convertible senior notes, leaving it with just $29.2 million outstanding. “The purpose of the notes repurchase transaction is to further reduce the company’s debt and annual cash interest costs, reinforcing Aurora’s commitment to achieving the target of positive free cashflow in calendar year 2024,” the company said in a statement. Aurora has bought back about $316 million in principal amount of notes since December of 2021, saving it about $24.1 million in cash interest. The Canadian cannabis company’s stock was up 0.6% premarket and has fallen 6% in the year to date, while the AXS Cannabis ETF THCX has fallen 18% and the S&P 500 SPX has gained 16%.
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