HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(Marketwired – March 28, 2017) – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has filed an application with the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) to amend the terms of certain share purchase warrants of the Company originally issued between April 11 and April 17, 2014.
A total of 20,731,912 share purchase warrants were originally issued by the Company pursuant to the closing of the equity offering as originally announced on April 11, 2014. Each share purchase warrant entitled the holder to purchase one common share of the company at a price of $0.50 per common share. A total of 20,731,912 of these Warrants remain outstanding as of this date and are scheduled to expire on several dates between April 11 and April 17, 2017.
As a result of market conditions during the term of the Warrants and the capital raising opportunity represented by the Warrants, the Board of Directors of the Company has approved an amendment to the term of the original Warrant so that the term will be extended by two years, to dates between April 11 and April 17, 2019, depending upon the exact date of issue of each warrant. The exercise price of the warrants will be amended to $0.305. In accordance with TSX Policy, in the event that the Market Price of the Company’s common shares exceeds $0.38125 for ten consecutive days, the remaining term of the warrants will be reduced to 30 days. These amendments to the Warrants are subject to the approval of the TSX-V and the consent of the Warrant Holders.
Certain of the Warrants are held by parties who are considered “related parties” of the Company. Therefore, the amendment of the warrants constitutes a “related party transaction” as contemplated by Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions and TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 – Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions. However, since the amendment applies to all of the warrants equally on a per warrant basis, and no related party will receive a collateral benefit in connection with the amendment, the restrictions imposed under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 and TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 do not apply to the amendment.
Ucore Rare Metals is a development-phase company focused on rare metals resources, extraction and beneficiation technologies with near term potential for production, growth and scalability. On March 3, 2015, Ucore announced the right to acquire a controlling ownership interest in the exclusive rights to IBC SuperLig® technology for rare earths and multi-metallic tailings processing applications in North America and associated world markets. The Company has a 100% ownership stake in Bokan- Dotson Ridge (“Bokan”). On March 31, 2014, Ucore announced the unanimous support of the Alaska State Legislature for the investment of up to USD $145 Million in the Bokan project at the discretion of the Alaska Import Development and Export Agency (“AIDEA”).
This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities, research and development timelines, and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include exploitation and exploration successes or setbacks, research and develop successes or setbacks, continued availability of financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined by the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Mr. Jim McKenzie
President and Chief Executive Officer
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