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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

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements with regard to our objectives and the strategies to achieve these objectives. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Corporation’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Although the forward-looking information contained in this press release is based upon what management believes are reasonable assumptions, you are cautioned against placing undue reliance on this information since actual results may vary from the forward-looking information. Unless otherwise noted or the context otherwise indicates, the forward-looking information contained in this press release is provided as of the date of this press release, and the Corporation does not undertake to update or amend such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

SOURCE: Critical Elements Lithium Corporation

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CORRECTION — Robex Resources Inc.: Excellent December Performance Continuing Into January

CITY OF QUEBEC, Jan. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Please note that there was an error in a press release issued by Robex Resources Inc. (TSXV: RBX) under…

CITY OF QUEBEC, Jan. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Please note that there was an error in a press release issued by Robex Resources Inc. (TSXV: RBX) under the same headline on January 18, 2022, at 09:30 am EST. The corrected release follows:

Robex Resources Inc. (“Robex”, the “Group” or the “Company”) (TSXV: RBX)

Record December production

ROBEX Resources Inc. is pleased to announce a record production in December 2021 with a monthly tonnage of 192,024 tonnes at a grade of 0.94 g/t, producing 166 kg (5,337 oz of doré).

This production rate continues with 95,877 tonnes of ore processed during the first 15 days of January.

The new mining plan established this year enabled us to optimize the Nampala resources. The results confirm this strategy’s effectiveness:

Period Tonnage
(tonnes)
Grade
(g/t)
Stripping
(S/M)
Production
(Oz)
Q1 2021 472,410 0.75 5.70 10,642
Q2 2021 474,435 0.82 4.75 11,124
Q3 2021 481,690 0.79 2.77 11,317
Q4 2021 519,749 0.88 3.23 13,471
Annual 1,948,284 0.81 4.11 46,554

We have seen a continuous improvement throughout 2021:

  • Tonnage was up strongly, which is explained by the commissioning of multiple investments: first the cone crusher, then in December the new cyclone pumps that enabled us to achieve the December production record. Investment in a new crusher feeder planned for 2022 should enable us to further improve the plant’s efficiency.
  • Steady improvement in grade and stripping ratio with the new mining plan.

Improvement in production costs

The combined effect of tonnage increase, grade improvement and lower stripping ratio have significantly improved production costs.

External growth

In addition to these production improvements, Robex continues to actively pursue its ambitions for external growth. Accordingly, and as previously announced, management is currently examining various projects to implement the Company’s business plan and achieve its new objectives.

Situation in Mali

Robex is closely monitoring developments in Mali and the possible consequences of international decisions on the mining sector.

For the moment, operations continue as usual with no particular impact.

For more information, the Robex management report and summary interim consolidated financial statements (unaudited) are available on the Company’s website in the Investors section. These reports and other documents produced by the Company are also available at: sedar.com.

A word from the chairman, Mr. Georges Cohen:

“Once again, I congratulate the team for the great work and the improvement in Nampala’s results.

This press release allows me also to thank all our employees in Quebec and Mali for their accomplishments and wish them and our shareholders a great 2022.”

About ROBEX:

Robex Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed Canadian mining company with exploration properties in Mali and an operating mine. The group has a strong business model, which demonstrated great results with the Nampala mine. With this experience, Robex is now striving to grow in West Africa by acquiring and/or developing new mines.

For more information:

Benjamin Cohen, CEO

Aurélien Bonneviot, investors relations and corporate development

[email protected]

Head office: +1-581-741-7421

This press release contains statements that may be considered “forecast information” or “forecast statements” in terms of security rights. These forecasts are subject to uncertainties and risks, some of which are beyond the control of Robex. Achievements and final results may differ significantly from implicit or explicit forecasts. These differences can be attributed to many factors, including market volatility, the impact of the exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations, mispricing, the environment (tighter regulations), unforeseen geological situations, unfavourable operating conditions, political risks inherent in mining in developing countries, changes in government politics or regulations (laws and policies), an inability to obtain necessary permits and approvals from government agencies, or any other risk associated with mining and development. There can be no assurance that the circumstances set out in these forecasts will occur, or even benefit Robex. The forecasts are based on the estimates and opinions of the Robex management team at the time of publication. Robex makes no commitment to make any updates or changes to these publicly available forecasts based on new information or events, or for any other reason, except as required by applicable security laws. The TSX Venture Exchange or the Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) assumes no responsibility for the authenticity or accuracy of this press release.


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Rockhaven Resources: Advancing Toward Production, CEO Clip Video

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSXV: RK) – Matt Turner, President & CEO, gives his insight…

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 21, 2022) – Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSXV: RK) – Matt Turner, President & CEO, gives his insight on the company’s Klaza Project.

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Rockhaven Resources Ltd. will be featured on CEO Clips broadcast on BNN Bloomberg on Jan 22nd & Jan 23rd, 2022.

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: RK)

https://www.rockhavenresources.com/

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Kibali Delivers Another Stellar Performance and Expects to Grow Its Mineral Reserves Net of Depletion

All amounts expressed in US dollars KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)…

All amounts expressed in US dollars

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD) (TSX:ABX) – The Kibali gold mine produced a total of 812,152 ounces1, well within guidance for 2021, and expects to increase its mineral reserves net of depletion for the third successive year, maintaining its plus 10-year life as one of Barrick Gold Corporation’s Tier One2 assets.

At a media briefing here, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow noted that this performance, which grew steadily stronger during the year, was achieved with no lost time injuries during the last quarter. Like all Barrick’s mines worldwide, Kibali retained its ISO 45001 safety and ISO 14001 environmental accreditations.

At the same time, Kibali continued to lead the group’s clean energy drive with power sourced from its three continuously upgraded hydropower stations supported by new back-up battery technology.

“Kibali’s performance was supported by reinforced Covid-19 protocols to deal with the fourth wave of the virus. The mine worked closely with the DRC’s health authorities and the provincial government to source vaccines and to date has partially vaccinated 60% of its workforce, with 43% of the workforce fully vaccinated,” Bristow said.

“It also strengthened its local business partnerships to build a sustainable economy in the region. During Q4 it spent $40.6 million with local contractors and suppliers, bringing the total since the start of Kibali to $2.1 billion. To date, Kibali has invested some $3.7 billion in the DRC in the form of taxes, permits, infrastructure, salaries and payments to local partners.”

During the fourth quarter Kibali paid a dividend of $170 million to shareholders of Barrick, AngloGold Ashanti and government parastatal, SOKIMO, bringing the total distribution for the year to $200 million. Bristow said Barrick and the Congolese authorities were working together on a program to release cash for the repayment of offshore loans.

During the quarter Kibali launched the Garamba Alliance, a biodiversity partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) designed to preserve this World Heritage park through anti-poaching actions and other conservation initiatives. This partnership is also designed to secure a sustainable economic future for the local community surrounding the park.

Looking ahead, Bristow said underground drilling at the KCD orebody was defining a new high-grade lode above the base of the shaft infrastructure. This was an exciting discovery which could add an entirely new orebody to the existing KCD series of orebodies.

Enquiries:

President and CEO
Mark Bristow
+1 647 205 7694
+44 788 071 1386

COO, Africa and Middle East
Willem Jacobs
+44 779 557 5271

DRC country manager
Cyrille Mutombo
+243 812 532 441

Investor and Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis
+44 20 7557 7738
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.barrick.com

Endnote 1
On a 100% basis.

Endnote 2
A Tier One Gold Asset is an asset with a reserve potential to deliver a minimum 10-year life, annual production of at least 500,000 ounces of gold and total cash costs per ounce over the mine life that are in the lower half of the industry cost curve.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information
Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to our strategy, projects, plans, or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words “expect”, “will”, “maintain”, “potential”, “could”, “guidance”, “opportunities”, “design” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: Kibali’s production guidance and performance; opportunities to grow reserves net of depletion and extend Kibali’s mine life; securing Kibali’s status as Tier One mine; the anticipated environmental and operational benefits from Kibali’s investment in its hydropower stations and battery technology; Kibali’s health, safety and environmental protection programs, including its Covid-19 prevention protocols and initiatives to secure Covid-19 vaccines as well as the Garamba Alliance; the results of underground drilling at the KCD orebody and the definition of a new high-grade lode; Barrick’s engagement with Congolese authorities on a program to release cash in the DRC for the repayment of offshore loans; and Barrick’s commitment to the DRC and potential further growth opportunities.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper, or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas, and electricity); the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation, and exploration successes; the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation, and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether some or all of Barrick’s targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/ or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in the DRC and other jurisdictions in which the Company or its affiliates do or may carry on business in the future; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; risks associated with new diseases, epidemics and pandemics, including the effects and potential effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. Barrick also cautions that its guidance may be impacted by the unprecedented business and social disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).

Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Barrick disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.


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