Elemental Royalties Completes Acquisition of Precious Metal Royalties From South32
February 9, 2021 – Vancouver, BC: Elemental Royalties Corp. (“Elemental” or “the Company”) (TSX-V: ELE, OTCQX: ELEMF), a gold-focused royalty company providing investors with exposure to a growing portfolio of producing royalties, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of precious metal royalties from a wholly owned subsidiary of South32 Limited (“South32”).
“The acquisition is expected to provide significant additional cash flow to the Company” said Frederick Bell, CEO of Elemental. “Targeting first gold in Q2 2021, production from the Karlawinda mine is forecast to nearly double Elemental’s royalty revenue, with continuing organic revenue growth in 2022 and 2023.”
As consideration for the transaction, Elemental made a cash payment of US$40 million (the “Cash Payment”) and issued 13,065,100 common shares to South32, representing approximately 19% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company.
The Cash Payment was funded in part through the proceeds of the previously announced “bought deal” private placement of an aggregate of 10,748,132 subscription receipts of the Company (the “Subscription Receipts”) at a price of C$1.50 per Subscription Receipt. Canaccord Genuity Corp acted as lead underwriter for the Offering, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Haywood Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and Sprott Capital Partners LP. In connection with the transaction, Elemental also entered into an amended and restated credit agreement (the "Sprott Facility") with Sprott Private Resource Lending II (Collector), LP (“Sprott”). In connection with the Sprott Facility, Elemental issued 653,255 common shares to Sprott.
The escrow release conditions for the financing have been satisfied and the Subscription Receipts have converted into 10,748,132 common shares of Elemental (“Common Shares”). The Common Shares issued in exchange for the Subscription Receipts are subject to a four-month statutory hold period expiring April 16, 2021. Following conversion of the Subscription Receipts, Elemental has 68,991,221 Common Shares outstanding.
On behalf of Elemental Royalties Corp.
CEO and Director
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About Elemental Royalties
Elemental is a gold-focused royalty company listed on the TSX-V in Canada and provides investors with lower risk precious metals exposure through a portfolio of nine high-quality royalties. This enables investors to benefit from ongoing royalty revenue, future exploration upside and low operating costs. Elemental’s experienced team seeks to secure royalties in advanced precious metals projects, run by established operators, from its pipeline of identified opportunities.
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