Vancouver, British Columbia, November 9, 2023 – Canadian Palladium Resources Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE: BULL) (OTCQB: DCNNF) (FSE: DCR1) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire (“Transaction”) all of the issued and outstanding shares of 1439266 BC Ltd. (“143 BC”), the legal and beneficial owner of a 100% interest in 15 mineral tenements totalling 24,427.28 hectares (“Property”) located in ‘Lithium Valley’ in Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
The Property is located in the East Brazilian ‘Lithium Belt’, sometimes called, Lithium Valley, which is home to three operating lithium mines including Sigma Lithium’s (TSXV: SGML) Groto do Cirilo mine and numerous advanced exploration projects such as Atlas Lithium’s (NASDAQ: ATLX) Neves project.
James Newall, the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Palladium stated, “The acquisition of over 24,000 hectares of prospective licences in the East Brazilian ‘Lithium Belt’ is an exciting prospect for the Company. It fits well with our strategy of developing exploration projects with a range of metals and minerals that are crucial for the current move towards electrification. In addition it provides us with the ability to explore year round ensuring a steady flow of news and updates for our shareholders.”
Pursuant to the Transaction, the shareholders of 143 BC would receive an aggregate of 12,000,000 common shares of the Company and cash payments totalling $300,000, $100,000 of which is to be paid on completion of the Transaction and a further $200,000 of which is to be paid within three (3) months from the closing date thereof. The completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of customary terms and conditions.
Concurrently with the Transaction, the Company intends to complete the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of up to 2,857,143 units (each, a “Unit”) of the Company (“Concurrent Financing”) at a price of $0.35 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”), with each Warrant being exercisable at a price of $0.45 for a period of 24 months. The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of the Concurrent Financing to fund the cash payments payable under the Transaction.
Following the completion of the Transaction, the Company intends to complete a second tranche of the Concurrent Financing, intending to issue up to 8,571,429 Units at a price of $0.35 for intended gross proceeds of up to $3,000,000 (“Second Tranche Financing”). Pursuant to Canadian Securities Exchange requirements, the completion of the Second Tranche will be subject to receipt of shareholder approval. The Company intends to obtain shareholder approval at its Annual General and Special Meeting to be held on December 8, 2023, to issue a such number of common shares greater than 100% of the current issued and outstanding.
The Company intends to utilize the net proceeds from the Second Tranche Financing to explore the Property, conduct a drilling campaign at the Company’s Tisova/Klinenthal copper/cobalt exploration project, commission a Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Company’s East Bull palladium project, and for general working capital requirements. The selection and analysis of the drill targets (and results) for the Company’s Tisova/Klingenthal project will be carried out in in conjunction with the EU funded, Exploration Information Systems Project. (For further information, see the Company’s Press Release dated February 17, 2022.)
All securities issued in connection with the Concurrent Financing and Second Tranche Financing will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issue.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Canadian Palladium Resources Inc.
James Newall, President and CEO
T: (604) 639-4472
Forward Looking Statements
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