Vancouver, British Columbia – Bearing Lithium Corp. (“Bearing” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture:BRZ) (OTCQB:BLILF) is pleased to announce it has closed the previously announced non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) and it has issued of 9,057,500 units of theCompany (the “Units”) at a price of $0.18 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,630,350. Each Unit consists ofone common share (each a “Share”) and one transferable Share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Share at a price of $0.24 per Share for a period of thirty (30) months from the date of issuance. In the event that the Shares have a closing price on the TSX Venture Exchange (or such other exchange on which the Shares may be traded at such time) of $0.45 or greater per Share for a period of fifteen (15) consecutive trading days at any time from the closing date, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice to the holders thereof (by disseminating a news release advising of the acceleration of the expiry date of the Warrants) and, in such case, the Warrants will expire on the thirtieth (30th) day after the date of such notice.
One insider of the Company is participating in the Private Placement and has acquired an aggregate of 582,500 Units. The participation by the insider in the Private Placement is considered to be a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61- 101”). The transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the securities being issued nor the consideration being paid exceeds 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
Finder’s fees of $44,820 cash and 249,000 Warrants on the same terms as noted above were paid to qualified parties. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement for general working capital purposes and to fund capital calls of the Maricunga Project Joint Venture.
All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month and one day hold period that will expire on November 15, 2021.
As per the June 30, 2021 Bearing Lithium press release announcing Mr. Kwang-Seok Park to its Board of Directors. The Company would like to clarify that Mr. Park received his PhD Candidacy in Environmental Science and Engineering from Pohang University in 2010. Mr. Park worked for the Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology from 1996 to 2018 and was the Lithium Project Leader from 2014 to 2018.
About Bearing Lithium Corp.
Bearing Lithium Corp. is a lithium-focused mineral exploration and development company. Its primary asset is a 17.35% interest in the Maricunga Lithium Brine Project in Chile. The Maricunga Project represents one of the highest-grade lithium brine salars globally and the only pre-production project in Chile. Over $US 60 million has been invested in the Maricunga Project to date.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Gil Playford”
Gil Playford, Chairman
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