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AVANTI HELIUM CLOSES SECOND AND FINAL TRANCHE OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Avanti Helium Corp. (TSX-V: AVN) (OTC: ARGYF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the second and final tranche of its non-brokered private placement of units. The Company issued 1,000,000 Units at a price of $0.40 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $400,000 under the Second Tranche. Together with the first tranche of the Offering, the Company issued an aggregate of 2,692,269 Units for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,076,908 under the Offering.

 

Each Unit issued under the Second Tranche is comprised of one (1) common share of the Company and one Share purchase warrant, with each Unit Warrant exercisable to acquire one additional Share at an exercise price of $0.60 per Unit Warrant Share until April 16, 2025.

 

In connection with the Second Tranche, the Company paid and issued an aggregate of $6,000 and 15,000 Share purchase warrants in finder’s fees. Each Finder’s Warrant is exercisable to acquire one (1) Share at an exercise price of $0.60 per Finder’s Warrant Share until April 16, 2025.

 

All securities issued under and in connection with the Second Tranche are subject to a statutory hold period expiring on August 17, 2024, in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

 

Chris Bakker, the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company, purchased 750,000 Units for consideration of $300,000 pursuant to the Second Tranche. Participation by Bakker in the Second Tranche is considered a “related party transaction” pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is exempt from the requirements to obtain a formal valuation and minority shareholder approval in connection with Bakker’s participation in the Second Tranche in reliance of sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101, respectively, on the basis that participation in the Second Tranche by Bakker did not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company’s market capitalization.

 

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for various work related to the Company’s Helium Recovery Plant located on the Sweetgrass Pool in Montana and for general working capital.

 

Investment by Chris Bakker

 

As described above, Bakker, of 1810 – 840 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB  T2P 3G2, Canada, acquired 750,000 Units, comprising 750,000 Shares and 750,000 Unit Warrants, for consideration of $300,000 pursuant to the Second Tranche.

 

Immediately prior to the closing of the Second Tranche, Bakker beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, 6,291,980 Shares, 1,731,250 Share purchase warrants and 712,000 stock options of the Company, which represented approximately 6.8% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 9.2% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, which assumes the exercise of the 1,731,250 Warrants and 712,000 Options.

 

Immediately following the closing of the Second Tranche, Bakker beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 7,041,980 Shares, 2,481,250 Warrants and 712,000 Options, representing approximately 7.6% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 10.6% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, which assumes the exercise of the 2,481,250 Warrants and 712,000 Options.

 

The securities of the Company held by Bakker are held for investment purposes. Bakker has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of the Company either on the open market, through private acquisitions or as compensation or sell the securities on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, general economic and industry conditions, the Company’s business and financial condition, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors.

 

A copy of Bakker’s early warning report will appear on the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ and may also be requested by mail at Avanti Helium Corp., 1810 – 840 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3G2, Attention: Chris Bakker or phone at (403) 384-0401.

 

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

 

About Avanti Helium Corp.

 

Avanti is focused on the exploration, development, and production of helium across western Canada and the United States. Avanti’s professional oil and gas exploration and production team is actively targeting helium trapped in structures to help meet the increasing global demand for an irreplaceable and scarce element critical to advanced technology, medical and space exploration industries.

 

Posted April 17, 2024

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