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Vancouver, B.C., March 21, 2022 – Lithoquest Resources Inc. (TSX-V: LDI) (“Lithoquest” or the “Company”) today announced that it has today closed the non-brokered private placement announced on February 10, 2022 (the “Offering”). The closing is subject to final acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Pursuant to the Offering, the Company has issued 9,149,414 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.115 per Unit, 5,502,500 flow-through units (the “FT Units”) at a price of $0.14 per FT Unit, and 10,943,690 charity flow-through units (the “Charity FT Units”) at a price of $0.16 per Charity FT Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $3,573,523. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half warrant (a “Warrant”) each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire an additional common share (the “Warrant Share”) of the Company at an exercise price of $0.17 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The FT Units and Charity FT Units each consist of one flow-through share and one-half warrant with the same terms as the Unit Warrants.
In connection with the closing of the Offering, Lithoquest has paid aggregate cash finders’ fees of $59,127 to arm’s length finders, representing 6% of the proceeds raised from subscriptions by certain placees introduced by the finders. The Company has issued to the finders share purchase warrants (the “Finder’s Warrants”) entitling the purchase of an aggregate 475,994 common shares, on the same terms as the Warrants.
The shares acquired by the placees under the Offering, and any shares which may be acquired upon the exercise of the Warrants and the Finder’s Warrants, are subject to a hold period until July 22, 2022, in accordance with applicable Canadian securities legislation.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used to advance the Company’s gold and base metal properties in northern Ontario and for general working capital purposes.
Four related parties (as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 –Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”)) participated in the Offering and acquired an aggregate of 150,000 Units and 350,000 FT Units. This portion of the Offering constituted a related party transaction for the purposes of TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 and MI 61-101. The Company relied on Section 5.5(a) of MI 61-101 for an exemption from the formal valuation requirement and Section 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 for an exemption from the minority shareholder approval requirement of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the transaction insofar as the transaction involved interested parties did not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
This news release includes certain information that may constitute “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, completion of the Offering. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange of the Offering. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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Lithoquest Resources Inc.
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