VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wealth Minerals Ltd. (the “Company” or “Wealth”) (WML.V) (WMLLF) (SSE:WMLCL) (Frankfurt:EJZ) announces it has closed an oversubscribed non-brokered private placement previously announced on May 7, 2018 (the “Placement”). A total of 5,678,236 units (the “Units”) were issued under the Placement at a price of $1.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $6,246,060. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Share”) and one half of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant (each, a “Warrant”) entitling the holder to acquire one additional Share at a price of $1.50 per Share for a period of up to two years, expiring on May 18, 2020. In the event that the closing price of the Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) is at least $2.50 per Share for a period of 10 consecutive trading days commencing four months and one day after the closing of the Placement, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by providing notice to the shareholders thereof and, in such case, the Warrants will expire on the 30th day after the date on which such notice is given by the Company.
All securities issued by the Company pursuant to the Placement will have a four month and one day hold period in Canada ending on September 19, 2018. In connection with the Placement the Company paid aggregate finder’s fees of 297,871 Units, which Units were issued to Haywood Securities Inc. (as to 168,511 Units), Canaccord Genuity Corp. (as to 72,345 Units), Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (as to 700 Units), Anders Nerell (as to 52,500 Units) and Thomas McInerney (as to 3,815 Units). All Units issued as finder’s fees have the same terms and conditions as the Units issued under the Placement, provided that the Warrants forming part of the Units issued as finder’s fees are non transferable.
The net proceeds from the Placement are intended to fund option payments on the Company’s mineral property options, costs for the review and assessment of potential lithium mineral property acquisitions in South America, exploration work on the Company’s existing mineral projects and for general and administrative expenses and working capital purposes.
None of the foregoing securities have been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) or persons in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the foregoing securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Wealth Minerals Ltd.
Wealth is a mineral resource company with interests in Canada, Mexico, Peru and Chile. The Company’s main focus is the acquisition of lithium projects in South America. To date, the Company has positioned itself to develop the Aguas Calientes Norte and Quisquiro Salars in Chile (the Trinity Project), as well as to work alongside existing producers in the prolific Atacama Salar. In addition to the Laguna Verde lithium project acquisition, the Company has also positioned itself to play a role in asset consolidation in Chile with the Five Salars Project.
The Company is transitioning from an asset acquisition phase to developing its current high potential portfolio. Lithium market dynamics and rapidly increasing metal price are the result of profound structural issues with the industry meeting anticipated future demand. Wealth is positioning itself to be a major beneficiary of this future mismatch of supply and demand. The Company also maintains and continues to evaluate a portfolio of precious and base metal exploration-stage projects.
For further details on the Company readers are referred to the Company’s website (www.wealthminerals.com) and its Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
WEALTH MINERALS LTD.
“Hendrik van Alphen”
Hendrik van Alphen
Chief Executive Officer
For further information, please contact:
Henk van Alphen or Marla Ritchie
Phone: 604-331-0096 Ext. 3886 or 604-638-3886
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