TORONTO, ON – (November 8, 2022) – Electra Battery Materials Corporation (NASDAQ: ELBM; TSX-V: ELBM) (“Electra” or the “Company”) plans to undertake an overnight-marketed public offering of units of the Company (the “Units”) on a “best efforts” basis led by Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation. Each Unit is expected to consist of one common share in the capital of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one full warrant to purchase one Common Share for a period of 36 months, at a price per Unit and final terms to be determined in the context of the market, for expected gross proceeds of up to approximately US$8 million (~C$11 million) (the “Equity Offering”).
The Company has filed today a preliminary prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to its final short form base shelf prospectus dated November 26, 2020, as amended by amendment no. 1 dated November 30, 2021 (collectively, the “Base Shelf Prospectus”) in connection with the Equity Offering. The Prospectus Supplement was filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, except Québec. The Prospectus Supplement was also filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as part of a registration statement on Form F-10 (File No. 333-264982), effective upon filing with the SEC on May 16, 2022, in accordance with the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System established between Canada and the United States.
The Units are being offered (i) to the public in each of the provinces of Canada, other than Québec, (ii) in the United States, and (iii) in such other international jurisdictions, as the Company and the dealers agree.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Equity Offering for capital expenditures associated with the expansion and recommissioning of the Company’s wholly-owned hydrometallurgical cobalt refinery, including buildings, equipment, infrastructure, and other direct costs, as well as engineering and project management costs.
The Equity Offering is expected to close on or about November 15, 2022, and is subject to customary closing conditions including the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and notification to The Nasdaq Stock Market. There can be no assurance as to whether or when the Equity Offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the Equity Offering.
Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation is acting as lead agent and sole bookrunner for the Equity Offering.
The Prospectus Supplement and the accompanying Base Shelf Prospectus contain important detailed information about the Equity Offering. The Prospectus Supplement and the accompanying Base Shelf Prospectus can be found without charge on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Copies of the Prospectus Supplement and accompanying Base Shelf Prospectus may also be obtained in Canada from Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, Attn: Equity Capital Markets, 181 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON, M5H 3M7, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the United States from Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attn: Capital Markets, 499 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10022 or by email at email@example.com. Prospective investors should read the Prospectus Supplement and the accompanying Base Shelf Prospectus, and the other documents the Company has filed, before making an investment decision.
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.
About Electra Battery Materials
Electra is a processor of low-carbon, ethically-sourced battery materials.
Vice President, Investor Relations
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