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Mandalay Resources Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2021

TORONTO, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay" or the "Company") (TSX: MND, OTCQB: MNDJF) is pleased to announce…

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TORONTO, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mandalay Resources Corporation (“Mandalay” or the “Company”) (TSX: MND, OTCQB: MNDJF) is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

The Company’s condensed and consolidated interim financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, together with its Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) for the corresponding period, can be accessed under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.mandalayresources.com. All currency references in this press release are in U.S. dollars except as otherwise indicated.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights:

  • Consolidated quarterly revenue of $52.6 million, second highest quarterly revenue since Q2 2016;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $25.1 million;
  • Adjusted net income of $10.1 million ($0.11 or C$0.14 per share);  
  • Consolidated net income of $9.3 million ($0.10 or C$0.13 per share); and
  • Costerfield cash cost of $546 per gold equivalent ounce produced, lowest since Q1 2016.

Dominic Duffy, President and CEO of Mandalay, commented:

“Mandalay Resources is pleased to have sustained the financial momentum generated during the first half of the year. We delivered another solid third quarter in 2021 – driven by strong adjusted EBITDA and profits. We are pleased with both sites’ strong execution against their operational strategy, positioning the Company to achieve the upper limits of our production guidance and attaining our cost guidance set for 2021.

“During this quarter, the Company generated $52.6 million in consolidated revenue and $25.1 million in adjusted EBITDA, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 48% and year-to-date adjusted EBITDA of $74.3 million. Mandalay earned $10.1 million or $0.11 per share in adjusted net income during the third quarter, marking our seventh consecutive quarter of profitability. Moreover, due to COVID-19 shipping delays, approximately $5.5 million in revenue was delayed from the third quarter and will be accounted for during our fourth quarter results.

“Our operational efficiency was further reflected by the declining consolidated cash and all-in sustaining costs per saleable gold equivalent ounce during this quarter to $825 and $1,135, respectively, from $826 and $1,262 during the same period last year.

“The Company generated solid net cash flows from operating activities of $8.2 million in the quarter. However, due to the aforementioned COVID-19 shipping restrictions, there were delays in the receipt of funds from Costerfield’s floatation concentrate, as well as sizable annual payments at Costerfield of $7.0 million in income tax and $2.7 million in royalties, which resulted in free cash flow of $1.3 million during the quarter.

“Also during the third quarter, the Company paid $5.0 million for reclamation costs at Lupin. Reclamation at Lupin will be ongoing and scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022. We are anticipating a release of $3.5 million during the fourth quarter through the progressive security reduction as part-compensation for work finalized over this year.

“Finally, the Company made another quarterly repayment of $3.8 million towards our Syndicated Facility, leaving $47.7 million owing. With quarter end closing cash of $29.8 million, our strong balance sheet gives the Company a significant amount of flexibility to explore exciting near-term growth opportunities and we anticipate significant growth in the cash position at year end 2021.  

“With an approximate 30% increase in gold equivalent produced at Costerfield during Q3 2021 as compared to the same period last year, the site’s per gold equivalent ounce metrics improved significantly to a cash and all-in sustaining costs of $546 and $837 respectively, from $657 and $1,088. This improved production also resulted in Costerfield generating $27.0 million in revenue and $18.5 million in adjusted EBITDA during Q3 2021.

“Björkdal generated stable production and sales resulting in $20.5 million and $6.8 million of revenue and adjusted EBITDA, respectively, during the third quarter of 2021. The underground mined tonnage ramp up continued as we mined approximately 796,000 tonnes during the first nine months of 2021, an approximate 5% increase as compared to the same period last year.

“Grade performance at Björkdal during this quarter was lower than previous quarters mainly due to excessive dilution in key stopes. Dilution control measures have been on going and we saw positive results in September. We anticipate further grade improvements for the rest of 2021 and beyond as dilution control measures continue to be implemented. September results displayed strong improvement as feed grade into the processing plant averaged 1.5 g/t gold – our highest monthly grade this year. However, lower than average grade for the full quarter, coupled with negative exchange rate movements, resulted in higher cash and all-in sustaining costs of $1,186 and $1,440, respectively, for the quarter.

Mr. Duffy concluded, “For the remainder of 2021, we are expecting to see our cash position grow significantly with the normalization in our payment obligations. We are pleased with the steps taken to strengthen our balance sheet, which will further improve with the upcoming sale of Cerro Bayo in the fourth quarter, and adding financial flexibility and look to continue with the Company’s growth through the final quarter of 2021 and into 2022.”     

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Summary

The following table summarizes the Company’s financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021, and 2020:

  Three months ended
September 30, 2021
Three months ended
September 30, 2020
Nine months ended
September 30, 2021
Nine months ended
September 30, 2020
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
Revenue 52,567 49,753 156,492 133,654
Cost of sales 25,695 21,418 78,244 59,984
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 25,115 26,727 74,312 68,901
Income from mine ops before depreciation, depletion 26,872 28,335 78,248 73,670
Adjusted net income (1) 10,090 9,823 27,211 22,640
Consolidated net income (loss) 9,255 635 39,545 (5,413)
Capital expenditure 12,449 12,083 38,053 32,684
Total assets 301,269 283,379 301,269 283,379
Total liabilities 136,561 173,281 136,561 173,281
Adjusted net income per share (1) 0.11 0.11 0.30 0.25
Consolidated net income (loss) per share 0.10 0.01 0.43 (0.06)
  1. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted net income (loss) per share are non-IFRS measures, defined at the end of this press release “Non-IFRS Measures”.

In the third quarter of 2021, Mandalay generated consolidated revenue of $52.6 million, 6% higher than in the third quarter of 2020. This increase is attributable to Mandalay selling 3,508 more gold equivalent ounces combined in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2020. The Company’s realized gold price in the third quarter of 2021 decreased by 4% compared to the third quarter of 2020, and the realized price of antimony increased by 84%.
  
Consolidated cash cost per ounce of $825 was slightly lower in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $826 in the third quarter of 2020. Cost of sales during the third quarter of 2021 versus the third quarter of 2020 were $0.7 million lower at Costerfield and $1.5 million higher at Björkdal. Consolidated general and administrative costs were $0.2 million lower as compared to the prior year quarter.

Mandalay generated adjusted EBITDA of $25.1 million in the third quarter of 2021, 6% lower compared to the Company’s adjusted EBITDA of $26.7 million in the year ago quarter. Adjusted net income was $10.1 million in the third quarter of 2021, which excludes the $0.6 million fair value loss related to the gold hedges associated with the Syndicated Facility and $0.2 million fair value loss related to mark to market adjustment, compared to an adjusted net income of $9.8 million in the third quarter of 2020. Consolidated net income was $9.3 million for the third quarter of 2021, versus $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2020. Mandalay ended the third quarter of 2021 with $29.8 million in cash and cash equivalents.

Third Quarter 2021 Operational Summary

The table below summarizes the Company’s operations, capital expenditures and operational unit costs for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:

  Three months ended
September 30, 2021
Three months ended September 30, 2020 Nine months ended
September 30, 2021
Nine months ended
September 30, 2020
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
Costerfield
Gold produced (oz) 13,315 11,749 34,356 32,722
Antimony produced (t) 860 991 2,550 3,045
Gold equivalent produced (oz) 18,946 14,620 49,222 43,049
Cash cost (1) per oz gold eq. produced ($) 546 657 608 622
All-in sustaining cost (1) per oz gold eq. produced ($) 837 1,088 920 987
Capital development 2,925 3,956 9,011 10,632
Property, plant and equipment purchases 1,648 1,568 3,578 3,065
Capitalized exploration 1,536 1,241 4,343 3,308
Björkdal
Gold produced (oz) 11,250 11,044 34,046 33,044
Cash cost (1) per oz gold produced ($) 1,186 1,051 1,235 1,061
All-in sustaining cost (1) per oz gold produced ($) 1,440 1,337 1,578 1,368
Capital development 2,092 2,525 7,212 7,004
Property, plant and equipment purchases 3,461 2,414 11,583 7,193
Capitalized exploration 566 359 1,624 1,343

Cerro Bayo
Gold produced (oz) 1,763 4,294
Silver produced (oz) 85,279 216,040
Gold equivalent produced (oz) 2,925 7,372
Cash cost (1) per oz gold eq. produced ($) 1,243 1,136
All-in sustaining cost (1) per oz gold eq. produced ($) 1,303 1,165
Consolidated
Gold equivalent produced (oz) 33,121 25,664 90,640 76,093
Cash cost(1) per oz gold eq. produced ($) 825 826 886 812
All-in sustaining cost (1) per oz gold eq. produced ($) 1,135 1,262 1,230 1,219
Capital development 5,017 6,481 16,223 17,636
Property, plant and equipment purchases 5,109 3,982 15,161 10,258
Capitalized exploration (2) 2,323 1,620 6,669 4,790
  1. The Company has restated consolidated All-in sustaining costs to exclude care and maintenance expenses in the comparative periods. Cash cost and all-in sustaining cost are non-IFRS measures. See “Non-IFRS Measures” at the end of this press release.
  2. Includes capitalized exploration relating to other non-core assets.

Costerfield gold-antimony mine, Victoria, Australia

Costerfield produced 13,315 ounces of gold and 860 tonnes of antimony for 18,946 gold equivalent ounces in the third quarter of 2021. Cash and all-in sustaining costs at Costerfield of $546/oz and $837/oz, respectively, compared to cash and all-in sustaining costs of $657/oz and $1,088/oz, respectively, in the third quarter of 2020.

Björkdal gold mine, Skellefteå, Sweden

Björkdal produced 11,250 ounces of gold in the third quarter of 2021 with cash and all-in sustaining costs of $1,186/oz and $1,440/oz, respectively, compared to cash and all-in sustaining costs of $1,051/oz and $1,337/oz, respectively, in the third quarter of 2020.

Cerro Bayo silver-gold mine, Patagonia, Chile

In the third quarter of 2021, the Company spent nil on care and maintenance expenses at Cerro Bayo, compared to $0.5 million in the third quarter of 2020. Cerro Bayo was subject to a binding option agreement between the Company and Equus Mining (“Equus”) pursuant to which Equus has exercised its option to acquire Cerro Bayo. For further information see the Company’s October 8, 2019 and October 12, 2021 press releases.

During the third quarter of 2021, Cerro Bayo produced 1,763 ounces of gold and 85,279 ounces of silver for 2,985 gold equivalent ounces in the third quarter of 2021 at a cash cost of $1,243/oz.

Lupin, Nunavut, Canada

Care and maintenance spending at Lupin was $0.2 million during the third quarter of 2021, compared to less than $0.1 million in the third quarter of 2020. Reclamation spending at Lupin was $5.0 million during the third quarter of 2021 compared to $0.5 million during the third quarter of 2020. The full closure of Lupin will continue in the 2021 season funded by ongoing progressive security reductions held by CIRNA.

Challacollo, Chile

On April 19, 2021, Aftermath Silver Ltd. (“Aftermath Silver”) paid C$1.5 million in cash and issued 2,054,794 common shares at fair value of C$0.73 per share to the Company on May 5, 2021, in satisfaction of a purchase price instalment. As at September 30, 2021, the Company is holding these shares for sale. Further information regarding the definitive agreement signed with Aftermath Silver for the sale of Challacollo can be found in the Company’s November 12, 2019, press release.

La Quebrada, Chile

No work was carried out on the La Quebrada development property during Q3 2021.

COVID-19

The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic is present in all countries in which the Company operates, with cases being reported in Canada, Australia, Sweden and Chile. At this time, the Company has activated business continuity practices across all sites. Management will continue to monitor developments across all jurisdictions and will adjust its planning as necessary.

The Company is not able to estimate the duration of the pandemic and potential impact on its business if disruptions or delays in our operations occur or our ability to transfer our products to market. In addition, a severe prolonged economic downturn could result in a variety of risks to the business, including a decreased ability to raise additional capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. As the situation continues to evolve, the Company will continue to closely monitor operating conditions in the countries we operate and respond accordingly. More details are included in the press release dated March 20, 2020, and on the Company’s website.

Conference Call

Mandalay’s management will be hosting a conference call for investors and analysts on November 10, 2021, at 8:00 AM (Toronto time).

Analysts and interested investors are invited to participate using the following dial-in numbers:

Participant Number (Toll free): 800 582 0984
Participant Number: 212 231 2912
Conference ID: 13724968

A replay of the conference call will be available until 11:59 PM (Toronto time), November 24, 2021, and can be accessed using the following dial-in number:

Encore Toll Free Dial-in Number: 877 660 6853
Encore ID: 13724968

About Mandalay Resources Corporation:

Mandalay Resources is a Canadian-based natural resource company with producing assets in Australia (Costerfield gold-antimony mine), Sweden (Björkdal gold mine) and Chile (Cerro Bayo gold-silver mine). The Company is focused on growing its production and reducing costs to generate significant positive cashflow.

Mandalay’s mission is to create shareholder value through the profitable operation of both its Costerfield and Björkdal mines. Currently, the Company’s main objective is to continue mining the high-grade Youle vein at Costerfield, which continues to supply high-grade ore, and to extend Youle’s Mineral Reserves at depth and to the south, as well as continuing the regional exploration program. At Björkdal, the Company will aim to increase production from the Aurora zone and other higher-grade areas in the coming years, in order to maximize profit margins from the mine and continue exploration in near mine and regional.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the Company’s anticipated performance in 2021. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things, changes in commodity prices and general market and economic conditions. The factors identified above are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Mandalay. A description of additional risks that could result in actual results and developments differing from those contemplated by forward-looking statements in this news release can be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in Mandalay’s annual information form dated March 31, 2021, a copy of which is available under Mandalay’s profile at www.sedar.com. In addition, there can be no assurance that any inferred resources that are discovered as a result of additional drilling will ever be upgraded to proven or probable reserves. Although Mandalay has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking 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 statements.

Non-IFRS Measures

This news release may contain references to adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, free cash flow, cash cost per saleable ounce of gold equivalent produced and all-in sustaining cost all of which are non-IFRS measures and do not have standardized meanings under IFRS. Therefore, these measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.

Management uses adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow as measures of operating performance to assist in assessing the Company’s ability to generate liquidity through operating cash flow to fund future working capital needs and to fund future capital expenditures, as well as to assist in comparing financial performance from period to period on a consistent basis. Management uses adjusted net income in order to facilitate an understanding of the Company’s financial performance prior to the impact of non-recurring or special items. The Company believes that these measures are used by and are useful to investors and other users of the Company’s financial statements in evaluating the Company’s operating and cash performance because they allow for analysis of its financial results without regard to special, non-cash and other non-core items, which can vary substantially from company to company and over different periods.

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as income from mine operations, net of administration costs, and before interest, taxes, non-cash charges/(income), intercompany charges and finance costs. The Company defines adjusted net income as net income before special items. Special items are items of income and expense that are presented separately due to their nature and, in some cases, expected infrequency of the events giving rise to them. A reconciliation between adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income, on the one hand, and consolidated net income, on the other hand, is included in the MD&A.

The Company defines free cash flow as a measure of the Corporation’s ability to generate and manage liquidity. It is calculated starting with the net cash flows from operating activities (as per IFRS) and then subtracting capital expenditures and lease payments. Refer to Section 1.2 of MD&A for a reconciliation between free cash flow and net cash flows from operating activities.

For Costerfield, saleable equivalent gold ounces produced is calculated by adding to saleable gold ounces produced, the saleable antimony tonnes produced times the average antimony price in the period divided by the average gold price in the period. The total cash operating cost associated with the production of these saleable equivalent ounces produced in the period is then divided by the saleable equivalent gold ounces produced to yield the cash cost per saleable equivalent ounce produced. The cash cost excludes royalty expenses. Site all-in sustaining costs include total cash operating costs, sustaining mining capital, royalty expense, accretion and depletion. Sustaining capital reflects the capital required to maintain each site’s current level of operations. The site’s all-in sustaining cost per ounce of saleable gold equivalent in a period equals the all-in sustaining cost divided by the saleable equivalent gold ounces produced in the period.

For Cerro Bayo, saleable equivalent gold ounces produced is calculated by adding to saleable gold ounces produced, the saleable silver ounces produced times the average silver price in the period divided by the average gold price in the period. The total cash operating cost associated with the production of these saleable equivalent ounces produced in the period is then divided by the saleable equivalent gold ounces produced to yield the cash cost per saleable equivalent ounce produced. The cash cost excludes royalty expenses. Site all-in sustaining costs include total cash operating costs, sustaining mining capital, royalty expense, accretion and depletion. Sustaining capital reflects the capital required to maintain each site’s current level of operations. The site’s all-in sustaining cost per ounce of saleable gold equivalent in a period equals the all-in sustaining cost divided by the saleable equivalent gold ounces produced in the period.

For Björkdal, the total cash operating cost associated with the production of saleable gold ounces produced in the period is then divided by the saleable gold ounces produced to yield the cash cost per saleable gold ounce produced. The cash cost excludes royalty expenses. Site all-in costs include total cash operating costs, royalty expense, accretion, depletion, depreciation and amortization. Site all-in sustaining costs include total cash operating costs, sustaining mining capital, royalty expense, accretion and depletion. Sustaining capital reflects the capital required to maintain each site’s current level of operations. The site’s all-in sustaining cost per ounce of saleable gold equivalent in a period equals the all-in sustaining cost divided by the saleable equivalent gold ounces produced in the period.

For the Company as a whole, cash cost per saleable gold equivalent ounce is calculated by summing the gold equivalent ounces produced by each site and dividing the total by the sum of cash operating costs at the sites. Consolidated cash cost excludes royalty and corporate level general and administrative expenses. This definition was updated in the third quarter of 2020 to exclude corporate general and administrative expenses to better align with industry standard. All-in sustaining cost per saleable ounce gold equivalent in the period equals the sum of cash costs associated with the production of gold equivalent ounces at all operating sites in the period plus corporate overhead expense in the period plus sustaining mining capital, royalty expense, accretion, depletion, depreciation and amortization, divided by the total saleable gold equivalent ounces produced in the period. A reconciliation between cost of sales and cash costs, and also cash cost to all-in sustaining costs are included in the MD&A.

For Further Information:

Dominic Duffy
President and Chief Executive Officer

Edison Nguyen
Manager, Analytics and Investor Relations

Contact:  
(647) 260-1566 ext. 1





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Tantalex Resources Corporation Provides Exploration and Corporate Update

 

Toronto, Ontario – TheNewswire – December 3, 2021 – Tantalex Resources Corporation (CSE:TTX) (CNSX:TTX.CN) (“Tantalex” or the “Corporation”),…

 

Toronto, Ontario – TheNewswire – December 3, 2021 – Tantalex Resources Corporation (CSE:TTX) (CNSX:TTX.CN) (“Tantalex” or the “Corporation”), is pleased to provide an update on its exploration and corporate activities.

Manono Lithium Tailings Project

 

Drilling on the Manono Lithium Tailings Project (the “Tailings Project”) is now completed with a total of 9,279m of aircore drilling and 980m of Cobra drilling. Sample preparation is ongoing and being sent to the ALS laboratory in Ireland for assaying. Initial batch of 1080 samples have arrived in Ireland since mid November but results are still pending due to extended delays in customs clearance.

 

Exploration on Pegmatite Corridor

 

Tantalex would also like to confirm that road and drill pad preparation to begin drilling on the near surface pegmatite occurrences along the Corridor are completed and that drilling is expected to commence in the coming days.

 

The objective with this drill program is to test near surface pegmatites in areas of known tin and tantalum occurrences for potential lithium content.

 

As indicated in our press release of November 1st, the pegmatite corridor is downstrike from the historical Manono Kitotolo mine where AVZ Minerals have recently published a 400M ton resource report with average Li2O grades of 1,65%. (AVZ Minerals, Definitive Feasibility Study, Manono Lithium & Tin Project, April 21,2020).

 

The Manono region is set to become an important tier one supplier of lithium with AVZ Minerals recently announcing an investment of USD $240 million dollars for a 24% stake in their Manono Lithium project from CATH, a private investment entity jointly owned by Mr. Pei Zhenhua and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (“CATL”),

  

MOU with XIMEI

 

Tantalex is also pleased to announce that it is currently in ongoing discussions with Ximei Resources Holding Ltd. (“Ximei”) to enter into a definitive agreement that will replace and supersede the memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”) previously announced on February 18, 2021. Completion of such negotiation shall be subject to XIMEI’s formal confirmation and public announcement. The definitive agreement will provide the framework for a strategic partnership between Tantalex and Ximei, whereby the parties will collaborate in conducting a feasibility study and ultimately establish a tantalum refining plant in the Manono region, Tangyanika Province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the “Region”) should all underlying requirements set forth in the definitive agreement be fulfilled. The refining plant will be intended to treat the tantalum concentrate produced by Tantalex and other local cooperatives in the Region with whom Tantalex has established business partnerships.

 

The Region is richly endowed with coltan and cassiterite, which is often closely associated to the numerous lithium pegmatites. Based on Tantalex’s exploration and resource definition activities on the Tailings Project and along the Pegmatite Corridor, Tantalex considers that an annual production of 50-80t of net metal is achievable on its concessions. Given the eluvial and alluvial nature of the coltan and cassiterite, semi-industrial production of tantalum and tin concentrate could potentially start as early as Q3 2022 on Tantalex’s concessions.

 

Corporate update

 

Tantalex is pleased to announce that it intends to amend its articles of incorporation to give effect to a name change of the Corporation to “Tantalex Lithium Resources Corp.”, which will allow for an accurate reflection of the nature of its lithium exploration and development objectives and short-term endeavours. The name change and the amendment of the Corporation’s articles of incorporation will be subject to the approval of the shareholders and will be a matter to be voted upon during the Corporation’s next annual general and special shareholders meeting set to occur no later than as of the 3rd week of January 2022.  

 

The company also confirms that AfriMet Resources has fully exercised their 50,000,000 warrants and, as a result, their current shareholding in Tantalex stands at 28%.

 

An additional 5,000,000 warrants have been exercised and a $100,000 convertible debenture issued in 2018 in consideration of a loan has been converted into 2,520,000 common shares of the Corporation at a per-share price of $0.05, the whole in accordance with Canadian Securities Exchange guidelines.  

 

Qualified Person

 

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Gary Pearse MSc, P. Eng, who is a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

The information in this news release includes certain information and statements about management’s view of future events, expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward looking statements. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Because of these risks and uncertainties and as a result of a variety of factors, the actual results, expectations, achievements or performance may differ materially from those anticipated and indicated by these forward looking statements. Although TANTALEX believes that the expectations reflected in forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurances that the expectations of any forward looking statements will prove to be correct. Except as required by law, TANTALEX disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward looking statements or otherwise.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Eric Allard

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

For more information, please contact:  

Eric Allard

President & CEO

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tantalex.ca

Tel.: 1-581-996-3007

 

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Critical Elements Closes $30 Million Bought Deal Public Offering of Units

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.MONTRÉAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2021 / Critical Elements…

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MONTRÉAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2021 / Critical Elements Lithium Corporation (TSXV:CRE)(FSE:F12) (“Critical Elements” or the “Corporation“) announces that it has closed today its previously announced bought deal financing (the “Offering“). Pursuant to the Offering, Critical Elements issued 17,152,250 units of the Corporation (the “Units“) at a price of $1.75 per Unit (the “Offering Price“) for gross proceeds of $30,016,437.50. This includes 2,237,250 Units issued in connection with the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters (as defined below) under the Offering.

Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Corporation (a “Common Share“) and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each full warrant, a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at an exercise price of $2.50 for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Offering.

The Offering was completed through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (the “Lead Underwriters“), Paradigm Capital Inc., Beacon Securities Limited and Red Cloud Securities Inc. (collectively, with the Lead Underwriters, the “Underwriters“).

As consideration for the services provided by the Underwriters in connection with the Offering, the Underwriters received: (a) a cash commission of $1,699,923.75 equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the Offering (reduced to 3% for certain subscribers on the “President’s List“); and (b) 1,029,135 broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants“) equal to 6% of the number of Units issued under the Offering. Each Broker Warrant is exercisable to acquire one Unit of the Corporation at a price equal to the Offering Price for a period of two years after the closing of the Offering.

The vast majority of the net proceeds will be used by the Corporation to fund development of the Rose Property and also for general corporate purposes, as more fully described in the short form prospectus of the Corporation dated November 29, 2021.

The Units have been offered by way of short form prospectus in each of the provinces of Canada, pursuant to National Instrument 44-101 – Short Form Prospectus Distributions. The Units, Common Shares and Warrants have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the “United States” or “U.S. persons” (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act and all applicable state securities laws or compliance with the requirements of an exemption therefrom. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. persons, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Critical Elements Lithium Corporation

Critical Elements aspires to become a large, responsible supplier of lithium to the flourishing electric vehicle and energy storage system industries. To this end, Critical Elements is advancing the wholly owned, high purity Rose lithium project in Quebec. Rose is the Corporation’s first lithium project to be advanced within a land portfolio of over 700 square kilometers. In 2017, the Corporation completed a feasibility study on Rose for the production of spodumene concentrate. The internal rate of return for the Project is estimated at 34.9% after tax, with a net present value estimated at C$726 million at an 8% discount rate. In the Corporation’s view, Quebec is strategically well-positioned for US and EU markets and boasts good infrastructure including a low-cost, low-carbon power grid featuring 93% hydroelectricity. The project has received approval from the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the recommendation of the Joint Assessment Committee, comprised of representatives from the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Cree Nation Government; The Corporation is working to obtain similar approval under the Quebec environmental assessment process. The Corporation also has a good, formalized relationship with the Cree Nation.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, P. Géo.
Chief Executive Officer
819-354-5146
[email protected]
www.cecorp.ca

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is described in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Information

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Giyani Closes Bought Deal Public Offering Raising Gross Proceeds of $11.5 Million

Not for distribution to U.S. newswire services or for dissemination in the United States TORONTO, Dec. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Giyani Metals Corp….

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TORONTO, Dec. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Giyani Metals Corp. (TSXV:EMM, GR:A2DUU8) (“Giyani” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce that it has today closed its previously announced bought deal equity public offering (the “Offering“). A total of 26,136,395 units of the Company (the “Units“) were issued at a price of $0.44 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $11.5 million, which included the exercise in full of the over‐allotment option granted by the Company to the Underwriters (as defined below). Each Unit consists of one (1) common share (each, a “Common Share“) and one half of one (½) Common Share purchase warrant (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.60 until December 3, 2023.

The Offering was co-led by Cormark Securities Inc. and Beacon Securities Limited (together, the “Underwriters“). In connection with the Offering, the Underwriters received a cash commission equal to 5.5% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, other than in respect of sales of Units to certain purchasers on a president’s list, as agreed upon between the Company and the Underwriters (of which a cash commission of 2.0% of the gross proceeds realized from such sales was paid). Giyani also issued an aggregate of 1,381,241 broker warrants to the Underwriters that entitle the holders thereof to purchase Common Shares until December 3, 2023 at a purchase price of $0.44 per Common Share. The Units were qualified for distribution by way of a short‐form prospectus dated November 30, 2021 (the “Prospectus“) filed with the securities commissions in each of the provinces of Canada, except Québec.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for the advancement of the Company’s manganese oxide projects in Botswana, including the K.Hill Project, and for working capital and general corporate purposes, all as further described in the Prospectus.

The Offering is subject to the final acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Giyani Metals Corp.

Giyani is a mineral resource company focused on becoming one of Africa’s first low-carbon producers of high-purity electrolytic manganese precursor materials, used by battery manufacturers for the expanding electric vehicle market, through the advancement of its manganese assets in the Kanye Basin in south-eastern Botswana (the “Kanye Basin Prospects“), through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery (Pty) Limited. The Company’s Kanye Basin Prospects consist of 10 prospecting licenses and include the past producing Kgwakgwe Hill mine and project, referred to as the K.Hill Project, the Otse manganese prospect and the Lobatse manganese prospect, all of which have seen historical mining activities.

Additional information and corporate documents may be found on www.sedar.com and on Giyani Metals Corp. website at https://giyanimetals.com/

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Giyani Metals Corp.

Robin Birchall, CEO

Contact:

Robin Birchall CEO, Director
+44 7711 313019
[email protected]

George Donne
VP Business Development
+44 7866 591 897
[email protected]

Judith Webster
Corporate Secretary and Investor Relations
+1 416 453 8818
[email protected] 

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

The securities described herein have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or “U.S. persons,” as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act (“U.S. Persons”), except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities to, or for the account of benefit of, persons in the United States or U.S. Persons.

Forward Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Giyani expects to occur, are “forward-looking statements”, including but not limited to statements in respect of the final acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange and the use of the net proceeds of the Offering. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “does not expect”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “does not anticipate”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential”, “scheduled”, “forecast”, “budget” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could”, “should” or “might” occur.

All such forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of the relevant management as of the date such statements are made and are subject to certain assumptions, important risk factors and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Giyani’s ability to control or predict. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In the case of Giyani, these facts include their anticipated operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, and plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. This information relates to analyses and other information that is based on expectations of future performance and planned work programs.

Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including, without limitation: inherent exploration hazards and risks; risks related to exploration and development of natural resource properties; uncertainty in Giyani’s ability to obtain funding; commodity price fluctuations; recent market events and conditions; risks related to the uncertainty of mineral resource calculations and the inclusion of inferred mineral resources in economic estimation; risks in how the world-wide economic and social impact of COVID-19 is managed; risks related to governmental regulations; risks related to obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to their business being subject to environmental laws and regulations; risks related to their mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to competition from larger companies with greater financial and technical resources; risks relating to the inability to meet financial obligations under agreements to which they are a party; ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel; and risks related to their directors and officers becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect Giyani’s forward-looking information. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking information or statements.

Giyani’s forward-looking information is based on the reasonable beliefs, expectations and opinions of their respective management on the date the statements are made, and Giyani does not assume any obligation to update forward looking information if circumstances or management’s beliefs, expectations or opinions change, except as required by law. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. For a complete discussion with respect to Giyani and risks associated with forward-looking information and forward-looking statements, please refer to Giyani’s Annual Information Form and the Prospectus, all of which are filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.





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