Leading Independent Proxy Advisor ISS Recommends CanniMed Shareholders Vote “FOR” the Newstrike Acquisition

Shareholders will recognize real synergies for real value through the
combination of these two great companies

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CMED) (“CanniMed” or the “Company”)
today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”),
a leading independent proxy voting advisory firm, has recommended that
CanniMed shareholders vote “FOR” the acquisition of Newstrike Resources.

In reaching its recommendation that CanniMed shareholders vote “FOR” the
acquisition of Newstrike Resources, ISS stated:

[CanniMed Shareholders should] vote FOR the proposed acquisition of
Newstrike, which will allow the company to access the recreational
cannabis market while also significantly expanding its production
capacity and diversifying its geographic footprint. The transaction is
expected to be accretive on a 2019 estimated EBITDA-per-share basis and
may have a positive branding impact.”

ISS also recognized that with Aurora’s hostile bid, the offer has a
$24 offer cap that has effectively halved the exchange ratio and
CanniMed’s expected ownership stake in the combined entity… turning the
transaction into a dilutive one for CanniMed shareholders.”

Welcoming ISS’ favourable recommendation, Brent Zettl President and CEO,
CanniMed, stated: “We are pleased that ISS has recommended shareholders
vote in favour of the Newstrike acquisition. We thank our shareholders
for their ongoing support and unanimously recommend they follow the
recommendations of ISS and the Board, by voting FOR the acquisition of
Newstrike and saying NO to Aurora by not tendering and not voting on the
blue proxy.”

Shareholders are reminded every vote counts regardless of how many
shares they own and to vote their green proxies by January 19th,
2018 at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time)

If you have any questions, please contact Kingsdale Advisors at
1-888-518-1554 toll-free in North America, or 416-867-2272 outside North
America or by email at contactus@kingsdaleadvisors.com.

About CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.

CanniMed is a Canadian-based, international plant biopharmaceutical
company and a leader in the Canadian medical cannabis industry, with 17
years of pharmaceutical cannabis cultivation experience,
state-of-the-art, GMP-compliant production process and world class
research and development platforms with a wide range of
pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products. In addition, the Company has an
active plant biotechnology research and product development program
focused on the production of plant-based materials for pharmaceutical,
agricultural and environmental applications.

CanniMed, through its subsidiaries, was the first producer to be
licensed under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations,
the predecessor to the current Access to Cannabis for Medical
Purposes Regulations
. It was the sole supplier to Health Canada
under the former medical cannabis system for 13 years, and has been
producing safe and consistent medical cannabis for thousands of Canadian
patients, with no incident of product diversion or recalls.

For more information, please visit our websites: www.cannimed.ca
(patients) and www.cannimedtherapeutics.com

About Institutional Shareholder Services

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading
provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI)
solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset
service providers. ISS’ solutions include: objective governance research
and recommendations; RI data, analytics, and research; end-to-end proxy
voting and distribution solutions; turnkey securities class-action
claims management; and reliable global governance data and modeling
tools. Institutional clients turn to ISS to apply their corporate
governance views, identify environmental, social and governance risk,
and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis. ISS
analysts have unique expertise and insight on the governance and RI
landscape, local market voting practices and regulatory requirements,
along with expertise in varied fields such as law, M&A, compensation,
and analytics.


Kingsdale Advisors
Ian Robertson, 416-867-2333
Executive Vice
President, Communication Strategy
Cell: 647-621-2646