VANCOUVER, British Columbia (December 16, 2020) – Euro Manganese Inc. (TSX-V / ASX: EMN) (the “Company” or “EMN”) is pleased to announce that, following the approval by its shareholders at a special meeting held on December 10, 2020, it has closed the second tranche (the “Tranche 2 Placement”) of the private placement (the “Offering”) announced on October 21, 2020.
The Tranche 2 Placement was comprised of 1,216,862 common shares (“Shares”) and 26,883,138 CHESS Depositary Interests (“CDIs”, with each CDI representing one Share) at a price of C$0.19 per Share and A$0.20 per CDI, respectively, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$5,339,000 (A$ 5,620,000). The Tranche 2 Placement consisted of (i) subscriptions for 1,022,230 Shares and 26,883,138 CDIs issued in excess of the number of securities permitted to be issued by the Company without obtaining prior shareholder approval (Placement Capacity) under Listing Rule 7.1 of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”), such subscriptions being subject to approval by the Company’s shareholders pursuant to Listing Rule 7.1; and (ii) subscriptions by related parties of the Company (consisting of a director of the Company and a company controlled by a director of the Company) for 194,632 Shares, such subscriptions being subject to approval by the Company’s shareholders pursuant to Listing Rule 10.11.1. Shares issued pursuant to the Tranche 2 Placement are subject to a four-month statutory hold period expiring on April 17, 2021.
Aggregate gross proceeds under the Offering were approximately C$11.4 million (A$12.0 million). Net proceeds of the Offering will be used by the Company to further progress its Chvaletice Manganese Project in the Czech Republic (the “Project”), including placing the order on the Chvaletice Demonstration Plant, advancing the Project’s permitting, advancing work on the feasibility study and for other general corporate purposes. Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited (“Canaccord”) acted as Lead Manager and Bookrunner for the Offering, with Bacchus Capital Advisers Limited (“BCAL”) acting as financial adviser to the Company. Fees payable in cash by the Company in connection with the Offering consisted of payments of A$571,568 (approximately C$543,000) to Canaccord and C$127,645 to BCAL. Additionally, the Company issued 6,000,000 broker warrants (“Broker Warrants”) to Canaccord. The Broker Warrants are exercisable any time prior to December 16, 2023, with one-half of such Broker Warrants having an exercise price of C$0.30 per Share and one-half of such Broker Warrants having an exercise price of C$0.35 per Share.
The Shares and CDIs issued under the Offering have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration. This press release is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor will there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The issuance of Shares to insiders of the Company pursuant to the Tranche 2 Placement is considered to be related party transactions under Canada’s Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements provided under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 on the basis that participation in the Tranche 2 Placement by insiders does not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company’s market capitalization.
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About Euro Manganese:
Euro Manganese Inc. is a Canadian resource developer, whose principal focus is the development of the Chvaletice Manganese Project, in which it holds a 100% interest. The proposed Project entails re-processing a significant anthropogenic manganese deposit hosted in historic mine tailings, strategically located in the Czech Republic. EMN’s goal is to become a leading, competitive and environmentally superior primary producer of Ultra-High-Purity Manganese Products in the heart of Europe, serving both the lithium-ion battery industry, as well as other high-technology applications.
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Euro Manganese Inc.
Marco A. Romero
President & CEO
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Vice President, Corporate Development & Corporate Secretary
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1500 – 1040 West Georgia Street,
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Certain statements in this news release constitute “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such statements and information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, its projects, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. Such statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “predict” and other similar terminology, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such forward-looking information or statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds of the Offering.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements. Forward-looking statements and information involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indicators of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements or information, including, but not limited to, the factors discussed under “Risks Notice” and elsewhere in the Company’s MD&A, as well as the inability to obtain regulatory approvals in a timely manner; the potential for unknown or unexpected events to cause contractual conditions to not be satisfied; unexpected changes in laws, rules or regulations, or their enforcement by applicable authorities; the failure of parties to contracts with the Company to perform as agreed; social or labour unrest; changes in commodity prices; and the failure of exploration programs or studies to deliver anticipated results or results that would justify and support continued exploration, studies, development or operations.
Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes are reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Subject to applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this news release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of the factors set forth in the “Risks Notice” section and elsewhere in the Company’s MD&A for the year ended September 30, 2019 and its Annual Information Form.
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