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Foremost Lithium Announces Closing of the First Tranche of its Flow-Through and Non-Flow-Through Private Placements for Gross Proceeds of $1.629M

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Foremost Lithium Announces Closing of the First Tranche of its Flow-Through and Non-Flow-Through Private Placements for Gross Proceeds of $1.629M

 

 

 

 

 

Foremost Lithium Resource & Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: FMST) (CSE: FAT) a North American hard-rock lithium exploration company, announces that further to its press release dated February 13, 2024, on March 13, 2024, it closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,629,267.

 

Foremost issued 188,651 flow-through units (each, a “FT Unit”) at a subscription price of $5.88 per FT Unit, comprised of one flow-through common share in the capital of the Company and one non-flow-through common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”), entitling the holder thereof to purchase an additional non-flow-through common share in the capital of the Company, at an exercise price of $4.00 per Warrant Share, until March 13, 2026.

 

The Company also issued 152,941 non-flow-through units at a subscription price of $3.40 per NFT Unit. Each NFT Unit was comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company and one Share purchase warrant, entitling the holder thereof to purchase an additional Warrant Share of the Company at an exercise price of $4.00 per Warrant Share until March 13, 2026. Certain insiders of the Company participated in the NFT portion of the Offering, as further described below.

 

The Warrants and NFT Warrants will be subject to an accelerated expiry, if, at any time following the date of issuance, the volume weighted average trading price of the Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange is or exceeds $6.00 for any 14 consecutive trading days, the Company may elect to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants and NFT Warrants by giving notice to the holders, by way of a news release, that the Warrants and NFT Warrants will expire 30 calendar days following the date of such notice.

 

The gross proceeds from the issuance of the FT Units will be used to incur Canadian exploration expenses that will qualify, once renounced as “flow-through critical mineral mining expenditures”, as defined in subsection 127(9) of the Income Tax Act (Canada), and as “flow-through mining expenditures” as defined in section 11.7(1) of the Income Taxation Act (Manitoba). (collectively, the “Qualifying Expenditures”). In addition, the Qualifying Expenditures renounced to a subscriber that is an individual (other than a trust) will qualify for the Manitoba mineral exploration tax credit described in s. 11.7(2) of the Income Tax Act (Manitoba), a non-refundable investment tax credit deductible against provincial income taxes payable by such subscriber under the Income Tax Act (Manitoba). The proceeds from the issuance of the NFT Units will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

 

In connection with the closing of the first tranche of the Offering, finders’ fees comprised of $11,134 in cash consideration and an aggregate of 3,274 finder’s warrants was paid and issued to eligible arm’s length finders. Each Finder’s Warrant is exercisable to acquire a Share at a price of $3.40 per Share for a period of 24 months from the date of issue. All of the securities issued under the first tranche of the Offering will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance expiring on July 14, 2024.

 

The FT Units, FT Shares, Warrants, Warrant Shares, NFT Units, Shares and NFT Warrants have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the Securities of the Company 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. Any Securities offered and sold in the United States shall be issued as “restricted securities” as defined in Rule 144(a)(3) under the U.S. Securities Act. 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.

 

In connection with the first tranche closing, insiders of the Company subscribed for a total of 150,000 NFT Units, for an aggregate subscription price of $510,000, under the Offering (the “Insider Subscription”). The Insider Subscription constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Securityholders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company has relied on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in Sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a), respectively, in respect of the Insider Subscription as the fair market value of the NFT Units issued to insiders in connection with the Offering does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101. The Company did not file a material change report in respect of the related party transaction at least 21 days before the closing of the first tranche of the Offering, which the Company deems reasonable in the circumstances in order to complete the Offering in an expeditious manner.

 

Early Warning Disclosure

 

Foremost Lithium wishes to announce that that the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Christina Barnard, has acquired 150,000 NFT Units of the Company pursuant to the Offering at an aggregate subscription price of $510,000. As a result of the acquisition of securities described above, Christina Barnard and Jason Barnard, the Company’s President and CEO and his associate, Christina Barnard, now own and/or control directly and indirectly 551,084 Shares, 150,000 Warrants, and 60,000 stock options, representing 10.6% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company and 14.0% on a partially diluted basis.

 

The Barnards acquired these securities for investment purposes and as will be disclosed in the early warning report to be filed within two (2) business days of closing of the first tranche of the Offering, may in the future acquire or dispose of securities of the Company, through the market, privately or otherwise, as circumstances or market conditions warrant.

 

This news release is being issued under the early warning provisions of Canadian securities legislation. A copy of the early warning report will be filed by Ms. Barnard in connection with the transaction described above will be available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ at (www.sedarplus.ca).

 

About Foremost Lithium

 

Foremost Lithium is a hard-rock lithium exploration company focused on empowering the North American clean energy economy. Foremost’s strategically located lithium properties extend over 43,000 acres in Snow Lake, Manitoba, and hosts a property in a known active lithium camp situated on over 11,400 acres in Quebec called Lac Simard South.

 

Foremost’s four flagship Lithium Lane Projects as well as its Lac Simard South project are located at the tip of the NAFTA superhighway to capitalize on the world’s growing EV appetite, strongly positioning the Company to become a premier supplier of North America’s lithium feedstock. As the world transitions towards decarbonization, the Company’s objective is the extraction of lithium oxide (Li₂O), and to subsequently play a role in the production of high-quality lithium hydroxide (LiOH), to help power lithium-based batteries, critical in developing a clean-energy economy. Foremost Lithium also has the Winston Gold/Silver Property in New Mexico USA.

 

Posted March 14, 2024

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