Vancouver, British Columbia, November 18, 2022 – (TSXV: BRZ) Bearing Lithium Corp. (the “Company” or “Bearing“) announces that Lithium Power International Ltd. (“LPI“) has provided an update in an announcement dated November 17, 2022 regarding optimisations introduced to the production process for the Maricunga Project and related testing activities.
Further details with respect to the LPI announcement can be found on LPI’s website at https://lithiumpowerinternational.com.
Bearing continues to progress towards closing the plan of arrangement with LPI (the “Arrangement“) which was approved overwhelmingly by Bearing’s securityholders at Bearing’s annual, general and special meeting held on October 28, 2022. The Arrangement is expected to close before the end of November 2022, as described in more detail in Bearing’s press releases dated October 31, 2022 and November 3, 2022.
For more Information, please contact:
Corporate Secretary Info@bearinglithium.com
Forward-Looking Information and Disclaimers
Certain information contained in this press release may contain forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words “continue”, “plan”, “propose”, “would”, “will”, “believe”, “expect”, “position”, “anticipate”, “improve”, “enhance” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. More particularly and without limitation, this document contains forward-looking statements concerning: the expected process for and timing of closing the Arrangement, including the anticipated halt and subsequent de-listing of the Bearing Shares from the TSXV; the anticipated benefits of the Arrangement for the Maricunga project; the closing of the Arrangement, including with respect to obtaining any necessary approvals and satisfying any conditions and the expected timing thereof.
In addition, forward looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, including assumptions regarding the expected timing of the closing of the Arrangement, which have been used to develop the forward-looking statements in this press release but which may prove to be incorrect and which have been used to develop such statements and information in order to provide stakeholders with a summary for Securityholders of the expected Arrangement timeline and impact on Bearing’s future operations.
Forward-looking statements necessarily involve risks, including, without limitation, the risk that the Arrangement is not completed on the terms described in this press release, or is delayed or is not closed for any reason, including for any reason described in the Information Circular; the Corporation’s position as a minority joint venture partner in the Maricunga project in the event that the Arrangement is not
closed; the risk that the Arrangement does not yield the benefits that Bearing anticipates; the risk that LPI does not complete the Joint Venture Partner Transaction; the general regulatory environment in which the Corporation operates; the tax treatment of the Corporation; the general economic, financial, market and political conditions impacting the industry and markets in which the Corporation operates; and the risks identified in the Information Circular.
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forwardlooking statements. Furthermore, the forward looking statements contained herein are made as at the date hereof and Bearing does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
Shareholders are reminded that there may be tax consequences for Bearing shareholders associated with the Arrangement, including: (1) consequences associated with the exchange of shares of a Canadian corporation for shares of an Australian corporation; and (2) additional Chilean tax consequences for Bearing shareholders who own or control 10% or more of the Bearing Shares at the date of the Arrangement (inclusive of stock options, warrants, and Bearing Shares sold within 12 months prior to the closing of the Arrangement). Shareholders should consult with their tax advisors and refer to the information contained in the Information Circular in respect of the Arrangement, which is available on SEDAR under Bearing’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
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