The Company also announces that, subject to the approval of the Exchange, it has closed its Private Placement issuing 2,300,000 Units at a price of $0.65 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,495,000. Each Unit consists of one Share and one Warrant. Each Warrant will allow the holder to purchase one Share of the Company at a price of $0.82 per Share until the Expiry Date.
Proceeds of the Private Placements will be used to advance the Company’s HMN Lithium Project, located in Salta Province, Argentina. A drill program is currently being designed to potentially increase the present lithium resource, and process test work is underway. In addition, the funding will be used to undertake an advertising campaign as announced November 24, 2021, and for general working capital purposes.
The Company paid finder’s fees of CDN $421,600 and 696,000 finder’s warrants (the “Finder’s Warrants”) to Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp. The Finder’s Warrants are non-transferable and exercisable until the Expiry Date at prices of $0.75 to $0.82 per Share.
All securities issued will be subject to a four month hold period and the Exchange Hold Period.
The Company confirms that the price of the Units in the Private Placements was determined based on the closing market price of the Shares of the Company on the dates the Company announced the Private Placement and/or obtained Exchange acceptance to the pricing, in accordance with the policies of the Exchange. Subscription agreements received following the increase to the trading price of the Company’s Shares were priced at $0.65 per Unit.
About Lithium South
Lithium South is focused on developing the Hombre Muerto North Lithium Project (HMN Li Project), located on the Hombre Muerto Salar, a major lithium-producing salar in Argentina. The property is adjacent to land under development by the Korean multinational corporation POSCO, which acquired the ground from Galaxy Resources Ltd. for US $280 million. The Company completed a Preliminary Economic Assessment of the HMN Li Project in 2019, utilizing conventional evaporation extraction.
The Company is evaluating conventional evaporation as a process method, and Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) as an alternative method. Three candidates for DLE are currently being evaluated. Two, 2,000-gallon bulk brine samples are in transit; one sample is heading to Oakland California for testing by Lilac Solutions, and the second sample is heading to Chengdu China for testing by Chemphys. DLE test work is also currently underway in Salta, Argentina by Eon Minerals.
In addition, the Company is planning to potentially expand the known resource by drilling various areas of interest identified in a recent TEM survey. The Company is awaiting approval of drill permits currently under review by the Mining Secretariat in Salta, Argentina.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Adrian F. C. Hobkirk
President and Chief Executive Officer
Investors / Shareholders call 855-415-8100 / website: www.lithiumsouth.com
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