Montreal, Quebec – December 22, 2021 Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX.V: LMR) (“Lomiko Metals” or the “Company”) announces that subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), it has closed its non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) issuing 18,440,870 flow-through units (the “FT Units”) at a price of $0.115 per FT Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $2,120,700.05.
Each FT Unit consists of one flow-through common share (a “Share”) and one-half (1/2) common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) with each whole Warrant exercisable at a price of $0.18 per share for a period of two years.
Subject to regulatory approval, the Company will pay cash finder’s fees of $162,285.00 and issue 1,411,174 finder warrants (the “Finder’s Warrants”) to three parties. The Finder’s Warrants are non-transferable and exercisable at a price of $0.18 per share for a period of two years.
Pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws, all securities issued pursuant to this private placement are subject to a hold period of four months and one day expiring on April 23, 2022. The private placement remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
An insider of the Company subscribed for 434,783 FT Units. As such, his participation constitutes a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). Such participation is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the FT Units acquired by the insiders nor the consideration for the FT Units paid by such insiders, exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization. The Company did not file a material change report 21 days prior to the closing date of the first tranche of the Offering as details of the respective participation of such insiders in the Offering was unknown at such time.
The Company intends to use the gross proceeds of the Private Placement to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses and “flow-through mining expenditures” as defined in the Tax Act on the Company’s La Loutre and Bourier Properties which will be incurred on or before December 31, 2022.
Belinda Labatte, CEO commented: “We are pleased to close out 2021 with a flow-through financing to support the exploration program slated to begin early in 2022. We are looking forward to further development of our wholly-owned La Loutre graphite project as we undertake infill and extension drilling program along the strike of the known zones to further increase the quality of, and knowledge of the total resource. At Bourier, we intend to follow up on the work completed in late summer with Critical Elements Lithium Corp using GoldSpot’s AI proprietary technology. Anticipated works will center around surface sampling and mapping to further define lithium outcrops with a goal of generating drill targets which would be followed up on with drilling later in the year as we see this asset as a highly prospective greenfields development.”
About Lomiko Metals Inc.
Lomiko Metals has a new vision and a new strategy in new energy. Lomiko represents a company with purpose: a people-first company where we can manifest a world of abundant renewable energy with Canadian and Quebec critical minerals for a solution in North America. Our goal is to create a new energy future in Canada where we will grow the critical minerals workforce, become a valued partner and neighbour with the communities in which we operate, and provide a secure and responsibly sourced supply of critical minerals.
The Company holds a 100% interest in its La Loutre graphite development in southern Quebec. The La Loutre project site is located within the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (KZA) First Nations territory. The KZA First Nations are part of the Algonquin Nation and the KZA territory is situated within the Outaouais and Laurentides regions. Located 180 kilometres northwest of Montreal, the property consists of 1 large, continuous block with 48 minerals claims totaling 2,867 hectares (28.7km2). Lomiko Metals published a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) on September 10, 2021 which indicated the project had a 15 year mine life producing per year 100,000 tonnes of the graphite concentrate at 95%Cg or a total of 1.5Mt of the graphite concentrate. This report was prepared as National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report for Lomiko Metals Inc. by Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc., Hemmera Envirochem Inc., Moose Mountain Technical Services, and Metpro Management Inc., collectively the Report Authors. The Bourier project site is located near Nemaska Lithium and Critical Elements south-east of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory in Quebec which consists of 203 claims, for a total ground position of 10,252.20 hectares (102.52 km2), in Canada’s lithium triangle near the James Bay region of Quebec that has historically housed lithium deposits and mineralization trends.
Mr. Mike Petrina, Project Manager, a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure in this news release.
For more information on Lomiko Metals, review the website at www.lomiko.com, contact Belinda Labatte at 647-402-8379 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates, projections and interpretations as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the Company; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be “forward-looking information” (“FLI”). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are FLI and can be identified by the use of statements that include words such as “anticipates”, “plans”, “continues”, “estimates”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “projects”, “predicts”, “proposes”, “potential”, “target”, “implement”, “scheduled”, “intends”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe” and similar words or expressions. FLI in this new release includes, but is not limited to: the Company’s objective to become a responsible supplier of critical minerals, exploration of the Company’s projects, including expected costs of exploration and timing to achieve certain milestones, including timing for completion of exploration programs; the Company’s ability to successfully fund, or remain fully funded for the implementation of its business strategy and for exploration of any of its projects (including from the capital markets); any anticipated impacts of COVID-19 on the Company’s business objectives or projects, the Company’s financial position or operations, and the expected timing of announcements in this regard. FLI involves known and unknown risks, assumptions and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially. This FLI reflects the Company’s current views about future events, and while considered reasonable by the Company at this time, are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Accordingly, there can be no certainty that they will accurately reflect actual results. Assumptions upon which such FLI is based include, without limitation: current market for critical minerals; current technological trends; the business relationship between the Company and its business partners; ability to implement its business strategy and to fund, explore, advance and develop each of its projects, including results therefrom and timing thereof; the ability to operate in a safe and effective manner; uncertainties related to receiving and maintaining exploration, environmental and other permits or approvals in Quebec; any unforeseen impacts of COVID-19; impact of increasing competition in the mineral exploration business, including the Company’s competitive position in the industry; general economic conditions, including in relation to currency controls and interest rate fluctuations.
The FLI contained in this news release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the “Forward-Looking Statements” section contained in the Company’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A), which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on the investor presentation on its website. All FLI in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
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On behalf of the Board,
CEO and Director, Lomiko Metals Inc.