Vancouver, British Columbia, 6th January 2020. LITHIUM ENERGY PRODUCTS INC. ("Lithium Energy Products” or “LEP” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: LEP) (FRANKFURT: N8I) announces that it has successfully arranged a bridge financing, representing the funds required to satisfy the closing conditions for the reverse takeover transaction with American Strategic Minerals Inc. (“ASM”) which was announced on April 3, 2019 (the “RTO Transaction”).
The bridge financing consists of the issuance of 2,500,000 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) at a price of $0.08 per Common Share with 1,250,000 warrants attached with an exercise price of $0.15, valid for two years from the closing of the financing.
The Company is also pleased to announce that Sprott has signed an agreement to act as an adviser to the Company in connection with the RTO Transaction and the Offering. The Company may pay Sprott Capital Partners LP (“Sprott”) a finder’s fee of 8% of the gross proceeds and finders warrants up to 8% of the units sold.
With the closing of the bridge financing, the Company will pay certain external service providers up to $200,000, which will allow the Company to proceed towards the closing of the RTO Transaction.
The Company would also like to provide clarifications to the information provided in the news release dated November 19, 2019. That news release stated that the Company is arranging a brokered private placement of up to $3,500,000. The private placement will be a non-brokered private placement for up to $3,500,000.
Sprott will be acting as an advisor to the offering of up to 43,750,000 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.08 per Unit (the “Purchase Price”) for gross proceeds of up to $3,500,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit is comprised of one Common Share and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each whole Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share for a period of twenty-four (24) months after the closing of the Offering at an exercise price of $0.15 per Common Share.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to purchase mining equipment, employ a professional workforce, upgrade processing facilities, construct an adit, and will provide the
Company working capital to restart the mine.
The parties continue to work to satisfy the closing conditions for the RTO Transaction. Documents related to the RTO Transaction has been filed with the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”).
Trading of the Common Shares on the Exchange will remain halted until the RTO Transaction is accepted by, or satisfactory documentation has been filed with, the Exchange, pursuant to the policies of the Exchange.
The Units, Common Shares, warrant shares, finders warrants will be subject to applicable resale restrictions, including a four-month hold period from date of closing of the Offering under applicable Canadian securities laws.
Completion of the Offering is subject to regulatory approval, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Disclosure: Companies typically rely on comprehensive feasibility reports on mineral reserve
estimates to reduce the risks and uncertainties associated with a production decision. The
Company has not completed a feasibility study on, nor has the Company completed a mineral
reserve estimate at the Lost Sheep Mine, and as such the financial and technical viability is
deemed to have higher risk than if this work had been completed. Based on historical
engineering and geological reports, historical production data and current engineering work
completed or in process by the Company, the Company intends to move forward with the
development of this asset. The Company further cautions that it is not basing any production
decision on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical
viability, and therefore there is a much greater risk of failure associated with its production
decision. In addition, readers are cautioned that inferred mineral resources are considered too
speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable
them to be categorized as mineral reserves.
- Raul Sanabria, P.Geo., is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed
and approved the technical contents of this news release. Mr. Sanabria is not
independent to the Company as he is a shareholder and a director. The property has not been the subject of a NI 43-101 report.
Lost Sheep Fluorspar Project – Delta, Utah
• 100% owned – 1,447 acres – 67 Claims
• Located in the Spor Mountain area, Juab County, Utah, approximately 214 km south-west of Salt Lake City.
• Fully Permitted – including mining permits.
• NI 43-101 Technical Report identified extensive high-grade fluorspar with low levels of
• Mining plan approved by BLM1.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined
in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or
accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory
authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.
For further information, please contact:
James Walker, CEO
Lithium Energy Products Ltd.