ATHA Energy Announces Proposed Property Acquisition and Financing
Vancouver, British Columbia – TheNewswire - September 23, 2022 – ATHA Energy Corp. (“ATHA” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) to acquire (the “Acquisition”) a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration assets and carried interests in the Athabasca Basin (the “Acquired Assets”) from The New Saskatchewan Syndicate (the “Vendors”).
Situated primarily in northern Saskatchewan, the Acquired Assets include approximately 3.2 million highly prospective acres within the Athabasca Basin as well as a ten percent (10%) carried interest on 250,540 acres of land owned and operated by NexGen Energy (TSX: NXE) and IsoEnergy (TSX.V: ISO).
In accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, as consideration for the Acquired Assets the Company has agreed, among other things, to pay the Vendors an aggregate of $2 million in cash (of which $1 million has already been advanced) and to issue the Vendors such number of common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Common Shares”) as is equal to 30% of the Company’s total issued and outstanding Common Shares, on a fully diluted basis, following the exchange of the Subscription Receipts (as defined below). The Company has also agreed to grant the Vendors a 2% net smelter returns royalty and a 10% carried interest in and to the acquired lands and to allocate to the Vendors $3 million, which funds will be held by the Company and used by the Vendors to source and acquire (in consultation with the Company) additional prospective mineral exploration properties on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the Company.
The completion of the Acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of various conditions, including but not limited to: (i) the completion of one or more equity financings by the Company for aggregate gross proceeds of a minimum of $30,000,000, (ii) the Canadian Securities Exchange (or another recognized Canadian stock exchange) having approved the listing of the Common Shares and (iii) receipt of all requisite authorizations and consents. There can be no assurance that the Acquisition will be completed on the terms proposed above or at all. The Company may pay finders or other fees upon completion of the Acquisition, offering of Subscription Receipts and the transactions ancillary thereto.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has launched a non-brokered private placement financing of subscription receipts (the “Subscription Receipts”) at a price of $1.00 per Subscription Receipt. It is currently expected that a minimum of $22,000,000 will be raised through the Subscription Receipt Financing. The Subscription Receipts will be governed by the terms of a subscription receipt agreement to be entered into between the Company and Odyssey Trust Company, as subscription receipt agent. Each Subscription Receipt will be automatically exchanged, without any further action by the holder, and for no additional consideration, for one (1) Common Share upon the satisfaction of certain escrow release conditions, including the listing of the Common Shares on a recognized Canadian stock exchange.
About ATHA Energy Corp.
ATHA Energy Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties. The Company has an option to acquire a 100% interest and title to the Golden Rose Property located in the Northeastern Ontario and has signed an agreement to acquire significant acreage in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
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