• April 21, 2024

Kaival Amends Philip Morris Deal

 Kaival Amends Philip Morris Deal

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Kaival Brands International (KBI) has amended its agreement with Philip Morris Products, a wholly owned affiliate of Philip Morris International, for the development and distribution of electronic nicotine-delivery system products in markets outside of the U.S.

Eric Mosser, CEO of Kaival Brands, the exclusive distributor of all products manufactured by Bidi Vapor, said in a press note that with more than a year of operational history for KBI and given the recent changes to regulations in international markets, it became clear that there were a number of opportunities to improve the terms of the original licensing agreement with PMI and reduce the burden of administering it.

“We are extremely pleased to reach an agreement that shall enable us to achieve our objectives. The revised licensing agreement simplifies the payment structure resulting in cost savings of approximately $2.7 million for the company over the lifetime of the license agreement,” said Mosser. “It also enables better predictability and forecasting for KBI and streamlines data reporting. Finally, we anticipate that the acceleration of royalty payments will be a net positive to our financial performance over the duration of the agreement.”

Under the terms of the amended agreement, the parties agreed to revise certain terms, which provide for, among other things, a fixed pricing structure with volume-driven increases and a recapture of nonrecurring engineering costs by KBI.

Accordingly, Kaival Brands expects a reconciliation payment of approximately $135,000. It projects approximately $300,000 in additional royalties to be earned through the end of 2023.