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News Release – Rockport, Ontario – March 23, 2021 – New Age Metals Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: NAM; OTCQB: NMTLF; FSE: P7J) announces that further to its press release dated March 18, 2021 whereby the Company raised an aggregate $3,621,680 in its first tranche private placement closing, the Company has closed and oversubscribed its final tranche private placement financing raising an additional $1,635,655. The Company has raised a total of $5,257,335 in both tranches.
The Company has issued an additional aggregate 8,410,344 units consisting of 1,160,344 non-flow through units (“NFT Units”) at a price of $0.16 per NFT Unit and 7,250,000 flow-through units of the Company (the “FT Units”) at a price of $0.20 per FT Unit.
Each NFT Unit consisted of one common share and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price equal to $0.20 per share at any time up to 24 months from closing.
Each FT Unit consisted of one flow-through share of the Company that will qualify within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (“FT Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “FT Warrant”). Each FT Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price equal to $0.25 at any time up to 24 months closing.
In connection with the final tranche Private Placement, the Company has paid additional finder fees of an aggregate $130,346.20 in cash and has issued an aggregate 837,080 finder’s warrants to purchase Units on the same price and terms pursuant of the private placement, in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. IBK Capital Corporation acted as primary finders in connection with the final tranche closing.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of Units towards its exploration and development work on its projects. The primary use of proceeds from this financing will be for the completion of a Prefeasibility Study for the Company’s flagship River Valley Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped primary palladium projects, and for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of FT Units towards its exploration work on both the Company’s PGM and Lithium divisions. This will include a maiden drill program on the Company’s Lithium Two Project in Manitoba and continued drilling at River Valley.
All securities issued in connection with the private placement are subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval and a four-month and a day hold period expiring on July 24, 2021 in accordance with applicable Securities Laws.
An insider of the Company purchased a total of 6,250,000 NFT Units in the first tranche of the Company’s private placement, which is considered a related party transaction within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“). The Company relied on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in Sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a), respectively, of MI 61-101 in respect of such insider participation. No new insiders and no control persons were created in connection with the private placement.
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New Age Metals is a junior mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery, exploration and development of green metal projects in North America. The Company has two divisions; a Platinum Group Metals division and a Lithium/Rare Element division.
The PGM Division includes the 100% owned, multi-million-ounce, district scale River Valley Project, one of North America’s largest undeveloped Platinum Group Metals Projects, situated 100 km from Sudbury, Ontario. The Company has recently completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment on the project and subject to financing, plans are to complete a Prefeasibility Study by the end of the first quarter of 2022. In Alaska, the Company owns 100% of the Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni Project.
The Lithium Division is one of the largest mineral claim holders in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, where the Company is exploring for hard rock lithium and various rare elements such as tantalum and rubidium. 2021 plans include drone geophysics on three of the Company’s seven projects and a drill program on the Company’s Lithium Two Project.
Our philosophy is to be a project generator with the objective of optioning our projects with major and junior mining companies through to production. The Company is actively seeking an option/ joint venture partner for its road-accessible Genesis PGM-Cu-Ni project in Alaska and for all or part of our Lithium Division in Manitoba.
Investors are invited to visit the New Age Metals website at www.newagemetals.com where they can review the company and its corporate activities. Any questions or comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Harry Barr at Hbarr@newagemetals.comor Cody Hunt at Codyh@newagemetals.com or call 613 659 2773.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Harry G. Barr
Chairman and CEO
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results and are based on current expectations or beliefs. For this purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include statements in which the Company uses words such as “continue”, “efforts”, “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “confident”, “intend”, “strategy”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “project”, “goal”, “target”, “prospects”, “optimistic” or similar expressions. These statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others, the Company’s ability and continuation of efforts to timely and completely make available adequate current public information, additional or different regulatory and legal requirements and restrictions that may be imposed, and other factors as may be discussed in the documents filed by the Company on SEDAR (www.sedar.com), including the most recent reports that identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review or confirm analysts’ expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.