Australian Cannabis Researcher and Producer Invests in Heliospectra’s Innovative LED Lighting Solutions

GOTHENBURG, Sweden / SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 14 August 2018

Heliospectra AB (publ) (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new order from an Australian manufacturer and researcher of controlled substances, providing highest quality products and services to the international pharmaceutical industry. The order is for Heliospectra’s fully adjustable ELIXIA LED lighting solution and the order is valued at around SEK 660,000 ($ 78,000).

Heliospectra’s fully adjustable ELIXIA LED grow light solution will be installed in the company’s new state-of-the-art Conviron cannabis grow rooms, to be used for cannabis-related research at the company’s research and development facility. The controlled environment allows the researchers to control all aspects of the grow; including light, nutrients, airflow, temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide. The aim of the research is to obtain greater yield per square meter, resulting in more cost-effective cannabinoid pharmaceuticals for end-customers.

“For cannabis cultivation, production of highest-quality crops and the ability to control compounds is of utmost importance as facilities scale. These includes the ability to influence terpenes and control THC and CBD levels,” said Ali Ahmadian, CEO of Heliospectra. “Utilizing our controllable ELIXIA light helps our research customers and commercial growers to be flexible yet reach their production objectives faster.”

Heliospectra's ELIXIA creates clear business benefits for cultivation teams and researchers around the world. The fully adjustable LED lighting solution is compatible with Heliospectra's HelioCORE™ light control software, enabling growers to improve the quality of plants and accelerate harvest and production cycles while providing consistent and standardized returns.

Delivery will take place and be visible in the accounts during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Investor Relations:

Ali Ahmadian, CEO of Heliospectra | +46 (0)72 203 6344 | ir@heliospectra.com

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Heliospectra AB (publ) (OTCQB: HLS, FIRST NORTH: HELIO) is the global leader in intelligent lighting technology, light control systems and related services for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments. With the vision to make commercial crop production more connected and resource-efficient, Heliospectra integrates customized LED spectral strategies with real-time response and artificial intelligence to create predictable and reliable business forecasts and harvest results. Founded in 2006, Heliospectra is committed to helping growers and commercial producers across six continents consistently increase yields and produce crops with quality appearance, superior nutritional or medicinal value and longer shelf life, harvest after harvest. Heliospectra is the recipient of multiple international awards and recognitions. For more information, please visit https://www.heliospectra.com.  

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This information is information that Heliospectra AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 14:40 CEST / 7:40 AM CDT on August 14th 2018.

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Heliospectra AB is the industry’s most proven intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments. With the vision to make commercial crop production more connected and resource-efficient, growers and commercial producers across six continents use Heliospectra’s holistic and flexible solutions to consistently increase yields while producing crops that achieve quality appearance, superior nutritional or medicinal value and longer shelf life, harvest after harvest. Founded in 2006 and winner of multiple international awards and recognitions, Heliospectra has raised more than $32 million in capital to date. As a publicly traded company, the majority ownership remains with some of Heliospectra earliest investors Weland Steel, Midroc New Technology and Swedish Industrial Fund. For more information, please visit https://www.heliospectra.com.

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