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Standard Lithium Comments On Short Seller Report

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLI) (NYSE:…

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLI) (NYSE: SLI) (FRA: S5L), is issuing the following statement in response to the false and misleading report (the “report”) from Blue Orca Capital.

The report contains numerous important inaccuracies and misunderstandings which Standard Lithium believes are misleading and clearly intended to benefit Blue Orca Capital, which itself has disclosed that it stands to profit in the event that the stock price of Standard Lithium declines. Standard Lithium cautions investors not to make decisions based on this report and instead strongly encourages them to consult credible and informed sources, including Standard Lithium’s filings with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to making investment decisions.

Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission Data
Standard Lithium notes that the report misunderstands the scope of the data reported to the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC). The Demonstration Plant operated by Standard Lithium, under normal conditions, continuously produces lithium chloride solution, which is then mixed back into the waste brine stream and reinjected back into the geological formation via Lanxess’ existing brine disposal system. These large volumes of lithium chloride that were produced are not included in the data reported to the AOGC. To be clear, the only data reported to the AOGC, in compliance with the requirements of the AOGC, were those volumes of lithium chloride solution that were temporarily stored on Standard Lithium’s site and these have no correlation with actual lithium recovery rates observed in the plant. A portion of this lithium chloride was sent off-site for conversion to lithium carbonate on four separate occasions when conversion work was scheduled. The reported data forms only a small portion of the total lithium chloride recovered in the process. Blue Orca Capital’s interpretation of lithium recovery rates is incorrect and underestimates lithium extraction efficiencies. Similarly, the report’s claims that recovery is reducing over time also misinterprets the AOGC data. Standard Lithium has only stored lithium chloride product on site when required and the periods when it is stored do not correlate with actual lithium recovery rates observed in the plant at the time.

Points of clarity:

  • The lithium chloride solution reported under the category “The output of lithium carbonate, lithium chloride, and lithium hydroxide” on the AOGC website only represents that portion of lithium chloride solution which was temporarily stored on site and not the much larger volume that is continuously reinjected back into the brine formation;
  • The conclusions of the report prepared by Blue Orca Capital are incorrect and based on misinterpretation of the information and excludes the much large volumes of lithium chloride solution that was produced at the Demonstration Plant; and,
  • Blue Orca Capital has opportunistically issued this report with partial and incomplete information and without consultation or clarification by the Company.

Demonstration Plant
The report also fundamentally misunderstands the necessity and purpose of the Demonstration Plant. The Demonstration Plant was designed to continuously process an input tail brine flow of 50 gallons per minute (gpm; or 11.4 m3/hr) which is the equivalent of 100–150 tonnes per annum of lithium carbonate. One of the objectives of the Demonstration Plant to date has been to produce sufficient quantities of solid lithium carbonate product off-site, to validate that battery quality materials can be produced. It has never been the intent to store on-site all of the lithium chloride produced and then convert all of that to lithium carbonate product. The principal purpose of the plant is to optimize the process to allow for design and scale-up of a commercial plant in preparation for a feasibility study (in accordance with National Instrument 43-101).

The Company is confident in its lithium extraction technology and Demonstration Plant and will maintain its focus on executing its strategic plans and progressing towards definitive feasibility and commercialisation at the Lanxess facility. The Company will not be providing further comment on the report at this time.

About Standard Lithium Ltd.

Standard Lithium is an innovative technology and lithium development company. The Company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations. The Company has commissioned its first-of-a-kind industrial-scale direct lithium extraction demonstration plant at Lanxess’s south plant facility in southern Arkansas. The demonstration plant utilizes the Company’s proprietary LiSTR technology to selectively extract lithium from Lanxess’s tail brine. The demonstration plant is being used for proof-of-concept and commercial feasibility studies. The scalable, environmentally friendly process eliminates the use of evaporation ponds, reduces processing time from months to hours and greatly increases the effective recovery of lithium. The Company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in south west Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino county, California.

Standard Lithium is jointly listed on the TSX Venture and the NYSE American Exchanges under the trading symbol “SLI”; and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “S5L”. Please visit the Company’s website at www.standardlithium.com.

On behalf of the Board of Standard Lithium Ltd.
Robert Mintak, CEO & Director

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and other similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information may relate to future prices of commodities, accuracy of mineral or resource exploration activity, reserves or resources, accuracy of the PEA, including NPV, IRR, capital and operating costs, life of mine production, progression of the project, including to a pre-feasibility study, regulatory or government requirements or approvals, the reliability of third party information, continued access to mineral properties or infrastructure, fluctuations in the market for lithium and its derivatives, changes in exploration costs and government regulation in Canada and the United States, and other factors or information. Such statements represent the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affections such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations. 

CONTACT: For further information, contact Anthony Alvaro at (604) 240 4793

Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @standardlithium
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/standard-lithium/





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Jazz Announces Closing of First Tranche of Private Placement of Units and Partial Redemption of Debentures

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada TheNewswire – December 3, 2021 – Jazz Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “JZR”) (TSXV:JZR) is pleased to…


 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada TheNewswire – December 3, 2021Jazz Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “JZR”) (TSXV:JZR) is pleased to announce that it has closed a portion of its previously disclosed non-brokered private placement offering (the “Offering”) of units (the “Units”) by issuing 1,033,333 Units at a price of $0.75 per Unit for gross proceeds of $785,000.  Each Unit is comprised of one common share (a “Share”) in the capital of the Company and one share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”).  Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share in the capital of the Company at a price of $1.10 per Share for a period of 18 months after the date of issuance of the Warrants.  The Warrants will be subject to an acceleration clause whereby, in the event that the volume weighted average trading price of the Company’s common shares traded on TSX Venture Exchange, or any other stock exchange on which the Company’s common shares are then listed, is equal to or greater than $1.50 for a period of 15 consecutive trading days, the Company shall have the right to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving written notice to the holders of the Warrants that the Warrants will expire on the date that is not less than 30 days from the date that notice is provided by the Company to the warrant holders.  The Units, Shares, Warrants and any Shares issued upon the exercise of the Warrants will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance.  

 

The Company will use the net proceeds of the Offering to redeem a portion of the June Debentures (as defined below), for development and exploration work on the Vila Nova gold project located in the state of Amapa, Brazil and for general working capital purposes.  

 

The Company also wishes to announce that it has redeemed a portion of the unsecured convertible debentures of the Company dated May 19, 2021 (the “May Debentures”).  Pursuant to the redemption notice delivered to the holders of the May Debentures, $325,000 of the total principal amount of the Debentures was redeemed, on a pro rata basis, on November 19, 2021 (the “November Redemption Date”).  On the November Redemption Date, the Company paid the redemption amount set out in the notice provided to the holders of the May Debentures, plus any accrued and unpaid interest, at a rate of 8% per annum, calculated from the date of issuance of the May Debentures to November 19, 2021.

 

In addition, the Company has delivered notice to the holders of unsecured convertible debentures of the Company dated June 4, 2021 (the “June Debentures”) that it will redeem up to 50% of the principal amount of the June Debentures.  The June Debentures will be partially redeemed on December 4, 2021 (the “December Redemption Date”) and, on such date, the Company will pay the redemption amount set out in the notice to the holders of the June Debentures, plus any accrued and unpaid interest, at a rate of 8% per annum, calculated from the date of issuance of the June Debentures to December 4, 2021.

  

For further information, please contact:

 

Robert Klenk

Chief Executive Officer

[email protected]

 

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information in this press release includes statements with respect to the terms of the Offering, the completion of the Offering, the expected use of the net proceeds of the Offering received by the Company and the planned partial redemption of the June Debentures.  Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties and regulatory risks.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that such information 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 information.  The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.  The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable securities laws.

 

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 press release.

 

None of the securities of JZR have been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities law, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or 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 under the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration or an exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy in the United States nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

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Otso Gold Obtains Creditor Protection Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Otso Gold Obtains Creditor Protection Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2021

Trading Symbol: TSX-V: OTSO
TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – Otso Gold Corp. (“Otso” or the “Company”), (TSXV:OTSO) announced …

Otso Gold Obtains Creditor Protection Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

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Trading Symbol: TSX-V: OTSO

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – Otso Gold Corp. (“Otso” or the “Company“), (TSXV:OTSO) announced today it has obtained an order from the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Court“) granting protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (“CCAA“) to enable the Company to propose a plan of arrangement to its creditors.

After careful consideration of all available alternatives following thorough consultation with its legal and financial advisors, the Board of Directors of the Company determined that it was in the best interests of the Company and all of its stakeholders to file for an application for creditor protection under the CCAA.

The initial Court order provides for a stay of creditor claims with a view to provide the necessary protection to continue the Company’s ongoing review process following the previously announced appointment of Alvarez & Marsal Nordic AB to provide Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO“) and other services to the Company.

The CRO will remain responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company and that the Board of Directors will remain intact. The Company is committed to completing the restructuring process quickly and efficiently.

The Court has appointed Deloitte LLP to serve as the Monitor in the CCAA proceedings to oversee the operations of the Company and report to the Court during the restructuring. The Company hopes to exit CCAA protection well-positioned to rebuild its stakeholders’ trust and continue efforts to return the Otso Gold Mine to full commercial production.

Trading in the common shares of the Company on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV“) has been halted and it is anticipated that the trading thereof will continue to be halted until a review is undertaken by the TSXV regarding the suitability of the Company for listing on the TSXV. Should the common shares be delisted following such review by the TSXV, the Company may apply for listing of the common shares on the NEX Board of the TSXV or relisting on the TSXV upon exiting the CCAA process, as the case may be. In addition, the Company anticipates that, as a result of the Company’s filing for protection under the CCAA and its potential delisting by the TSXV, provincial securities regulators in Canada may issue a cease trade order to prevent any trading in the common shares in Canada.

A comeback hearing in respect of the relief granted pursuant to the Initial Order will be scheduled within ten days (the “Comeback Hearing“). Interested parties that wish to bring a motion at the Comeback Hearing are required to provide notice to the affected parties prior to the Comeback Hearing pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Initial Order. A copy of the Initial Order and other information will be available on the Monitor’s website at www.insolvencies.deloitte.ca/en-ca/otsogoldcorp.

Further news releases will be provided on an ongoing basis throughout the CCAA process as required by law or otherwise as may be determined necessary by the Company or the Court. 

The Company’s operating subsidiary Otso Gold Oy, a Finnish limited liability company, has made an equivalent filing for the commencement of restructuring proceedings under the Finnish Restructuring Act in Finland. Otso Gold Oy has requested interim protection from its creditors for the duration of the court review of its application. The stay, which is effected upon the commencement of restructuring proceedings but can be effected on an interim basis already upon filing for restructuring, prohibits the repayment of existing debts as well as the collection and enforcement, whether by legal means or otherwise, of such debts. The enforcement of any securities provided by the company is also prohibited. The court review of Otso Gold Oy’s application is expected to take several weeks.

Following the abrupt departure of Lionsbridge Pty Ltd on 30 November 2021 the Company continues to investigate certain management practices, accounting issues and transactions, including for compliance with the Company’s internal policies, legal and ethical standards.  The Company will update the market on the results of this investigation, including with respect to any further significant matters.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company based on current expectations and assumptions of management, which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties associated with our business and the economic environment in which the business operates. All such statements are forward-looking statements under applicable Canadian securities legislation, and any other applicable law or regulation of any other jurisdiction. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts, including statements regarding our future results of operations or financial condition, business strategy and plans and objectives for future operations, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Specific forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to: statements with respect to: (i) the outcome of the CCAA proceedings and/or any related restructuring proceedings and the timing of any such proceedings, (ii) the ability of the Corporation to secure additional financing as part of the CCAA process or otherwise, and (iii) the halt of trading of the common shares and review of the TSXV regarding the suitability of the Corporation for listing on the TSXV and any outcome of such review. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. You should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.  We caution our readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations. The results, events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur, and actual results, events or circumstances could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.  Please refer to the risks set forth in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the Company’s issuer profile. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, there is no assurance that there will be any residual value for shareholders under the CCAA process, nor can be no assurance that the CCAA proceedings will result in the maximization of the return in respect of the Corporation’s assets and those of its subsidiaries. The Company does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About the Company

Otso Gold Corp. wholly owns the Otso Gold Mine near the Town of Raahe in Finland. The

Otso Gold Mine is developed, fully permitted, has all infrastructure in place, two open pits and is currently in the ramp-up towards commercial production at name plate capacity of 2 million tonnes per annum.

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.

SOURCE Otso Gold Corp.





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S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index

S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index
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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2021

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – As a result of the quarterly review, S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the…

S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index

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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2021 /CNW/ – As a result of the quarterly review, S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index prior to the open of trading on Monday, December 20, 2021:

S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX – December 20, 2021

COMPANY

GICS SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Advantage Energy Ltd. (TSX:AAV)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

ADDED

Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

ADDED

Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX:EFR)

Energy

Coal & Consumable Fuels

ADDED

Freehold Royalties Ltd. (TSX:FRU)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

ADDED

Hut 8 Mining Corp. (TSX:HUT)

Information Technology

Application Software

ADDED

Lion Electric Company (TSX:LEV)

Industrial

Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks

ADDED

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. (TSX:PEY)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

ADDED

Park Lawn Corporation (TSX:PLC)

Consumer Discretionary

Specialized Consumer Services

ADDED

Paramount Resources Ltd (TSX:POU)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

ADDED

Secure Energy Services Inc (TSX:SES)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

ADDED

Topaz Energy Corp. (TSX:TPZ)

Energy

Integrated Oil & Gas

ADDED

Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. (TSX:TVE)

Energy

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

DELETED

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX:OGI)

Health Care

Pharmaceuticals

DELETED

Real Matters Inc. (TSX:REAL)

Real Estate

Real Estate Services

DELETED

SunOpta Inc (TSX:SOY)

Consumer Staples

Biotechnology

DELETED

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (TSX:WPRT)

Industrials

Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks

For more information about S&P Dow Jones Indices, please visit www.spdji.com

ABOUT S&P DOW JONES INDICES

S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has become home to over 1,000,000 indices across the spectrum of asset classes that have helped define the way investors measure and trade the markets.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com.

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