Toronto, Ontario – October 18, 2023 – Baselode Energy Corp. (TSXV: FIND, OTCQB: BSENF) (“Baselode” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced best efforts private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of C$10,000,018 (the “Brokered Offering”), which includes the full exercise of the Agent’s Option. Under the Brokered Offering, the Company sold the following:
Red Cloud Securities Inc. acted as lead agent and sole bookrunner on behalf of a syndicate of agents that included Research Capital Corporation (collectively, the "Agents").
Concurrent with the closing of the Brokered Offering, the Company has completed a non-brokered private placement (the “Non-Brokered Offering”, and together with the Brokered Offering, the “Offerings”) for additional proceeds of C$665,368 from the sale of an additional 1,386,183 FT Units at a price of C$0.48 per FT Unit. Aggregate gross proceeds from the Offerings were C$10,665,386.
Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Unit Share”) and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each FT Unit and Charity FT Unit consists of one common share of the Company to be issued as a “flow-through share” within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (each, a “FT Share”) and one half of one Warrant. Each whole Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one common share of the Company (each, a “Warrant Share”) at a price of C$0.60 at any time on or before October 18, 2025.
Proceeds from the sale of FT Shares will be used to incur "Canadian exploration expenses" as defined in subsection 66.1(6) of the Income Tax Act and "flow through mining expenditures" as defined in subsection 127(9) of the Income Tax Act. Such proceeds will be renounced to the subscribers with an effective date not later than December 31, 2023, in the aggregate amount of not less than the total amount of gross proceeds raised from the issue of FT Shares.
In accordance with National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”), 3,333,332 Charity FT Units (the “LIFE Units”) were sold to purchasers resident in Canada pursuant to the listed issuer financing exemption under Part 5A of NI 45-106 (the “Listed Issuer Financing Exemption”). The common shares of the Company issuable from these LIFE Units are immediately freely tradeable under applicable Canadian securities legislation. All Offered Securities excluding the LIFE Units were offered by way of the "accredited investor" and "minimum amount investment" exemptions under NI 45-106 in all of the provinces of Canada or on a private placement basis to purchasers resident outside of Canada. The common shares of the Company issuable from the sale of these Offered Securities are subject to a four-month restricted period ending on February 19, 2024.
In connection with the Brokered Offering, the Company paid to the Agents an aggregate cash commission of C$510,000, equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds raised under the FT Units and Charity FT Units. The Company also issued to the Agents a total of 912,499 warrants of the Company (the "Broker Warrants"), equal to 6.0% of the number FT Units and Charity FT Units. Each Broker Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of C$0.405 at any time on or before October 18, 2025.
In connection with the Non-Brokered Offering, the Company paid a cash finder’s fees of C$39,922 and issued 83,170 finder’s warrants (the “Finder’s Warrants”). Each Finder’s Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of C$0.48 at any time on or before October 18, 2025.
The Company intends to use the proceeds raised from the Offerings for exploration of the Company’s projects in the Athabasca Basin and for general working capital purposes.
About Baselode Energy Corp.
Baselode controls 100% of approximately 264,172 hectares for exploration in the Athabasca Basin area, northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The land package is free of any option agreements or underlying royalties.
The Company discovered the ACKIO near-surface, high-grade uranium deposit in September 2021. ACKIO measures greater than 375 m along strike, greater than 150 m wide, comprised of at least 11 separate zones, with mineralization starting as shallow as 28 m beneath the surface and down to approximately 300 m depth beneath the surface with the bulk of mineralization occurring in the upper 120 m. ACKIO remains open to the west, north, south, and along the Athabasca sandstone unconformity to the east and south.
Baselode's Athabasca 2.0 exploration thesis focuses on discovering near-surface, basement-hosted, high-grade uranium orebodies outside the Athabasca Basin. The exploration thesis is further complemented by the Company's preferred use of innovative and well-understood geophysical methods to map deep structural controls to identify shallow targets for diamond drilling.
Baselode Energy Corp.
FIND on the TSXV
James Sykes, CEO, President and Director
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This news release contains certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information in relation to: the Offering, the potential use of proceeds of the Offerings, including potential exploration and development of the Company’s properties and potential future acquisitions. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. This forward-looking information reflects Baselode's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Baselode and on assumptions Baselode believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to: the current share price of Baselode's common shares; TSX Venture Exchange acceptance and market acceptance of the Offering; Baselode’s current and initial understanding and analysis of its projects; Baselode's general and administrative costs remaining constant; market acceptance of Baselode's business model, goals and approach; and the feasibility and reasonableness of conducting exploration on and developing any of Baselode’s projects. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Baselode to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: there is no certainty that the ongoing work programs will result in significant or successful exploration and development of Baselode’s properties; uncertainty as to the actual results of exploration and development or operational activities; uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing on acceptable terms; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; capital market conditions and market prices for securities, junior market securities and mining exploration company securities; commodity prices; the actual results of current exploration and development or operational activities; competition; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; accidents and other risks inherent in the mining industry; lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation or income tax legislation, affecting Baselode; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. A description of additional risk factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in Baselode's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedarplus.ca. Although Baselode has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Baselode does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, unless an exemption from such registration is available.