Metallum Resources Inc. Provides Update on Proposed Transaction
Metallum Resources Inc. (TSXV:MZN; OTCQB:MTLLF) (“Metallum” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update, further to its news releases dated October 19, 2022, December 6, 2022 and February 8, 2023 (the “Previous News Releases”), on its proposed transaction with Waroona Energy Pty Ltd (“Waroona”), which will result in the reverse takeover of the Company by Waroona (the “Transaction”).
The Company wishes to clarify that as Grant Davey is a current director of Metallum, Waroona, and Frontier Energy Ltd (which through a subsidiary owns approximately 45% of the Company), the Transaction will be considered a Non-Arm’s Length Transaction pursuant to policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. One of the conditions of closing the Transaction will be disinterested shareholder approval which will be sought at a shareholder meeting. In preparation for that meeting, the details of which will be provided at a later date, the Company is preparing an Information Circular (the “Information Circular”) that will be sent to shareholders and will be made available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
While the Company is very excited about the Transaction, it wishes to clarify that it intends to continue to develop the Superior Lake Zinc and Copper Project (the “Superior Lake Project”) in Ontario, Canada. The Superior Lake Project ranks as the highest-grade zinc project in North America. The Company completed a positive Feasibility Study that highlights that the Superior Lake Project will rank in the lowest quartile of operating costs (C1 costs – C$0.44 / lb; AISC C$0.51 / lb). These low costs combined with the high grade of the Superior Lake Project drive robust economic returns. The majority of permits and licenses are in place allowing for a quick re-development following a Final Investment Decision. Additional disclosure regarding the Superior Lake Project will be provided in the Information Circular.
The common shares of the Company (the “Shares”) are currently halted from trading, and the trading of the Shares is expected to remain halted pending completion of the Transaction.
For additional information on the Transaction, please refer to the Previous News Releases.
All information contained in this news release with respect to the Company and Waroona was supplied, for inclusion herein, by each respective party and each party and its directors and officers have relied on the other party for any information concerning such other party.
Completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, TSX Venture Exchange acceptance and disinterested shareholder approval. The Transaction cannot close until the required shareholder approval is obtained. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or filing statement to be prepared in connection with the Transaction, any information released or received with respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative.
The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.
Metallum Resources (TSXV:MZN) is developing its Superior Lake Zinc and Copper Project located in Ontario, Canada which has been advanced to the feasibility stage. For more information on the project please visit metallumzinc.com.
For further details about the Company and the Superior Project, please visit the Company’s website at metallumzinc.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
For further information, contact:
Tony Wonnacott, Chairman and Interim CEO
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and include, without limitation, statements about the use of the financing proceeds. Often, but not always, these forward looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “estimate”, “estimates”, “estimated”, “potential”, “open”, “future”, “assumed”, “projected”, “used”, “detailed”, “has been”, “gain”, “upgraded”, “offset”, “limited”, “contained”, “reflecting”, “containing”, “remaining”, “to be”, “periodically”, or statements that events, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved and similar expressions, including negative variations.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and factors include, among others, whether the financing proceeds will be spent as planned; whether exploration and development of the Company’s properties will proceed as planned; changes in general economic conditions and financial markets; the Company or any joint venture partner not having the financial ability to meet its exploration and development goals; risks associated with the results of exploration and development activities, estimation of mineral resources and the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; unanticipated costs and expenses; risks associated with COVID-19 including adverse impacts on the world economy, exploration efforts and the availability of personnel; and such other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s quarterly and annual filings with securities regulators and available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.
Forward-looking statements contained herein are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management, including but not limited to: that the financing proceeds will be spent as planned; that the Company’s stated goals and planned exploration and development activities will be achieved; that there will be no material adverse change affecting the Company or its properties; and such other assumptions as set out herein. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.