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Chatham Private Placement Closing Date Extended to 16 June

Tuesday 6th June 2023

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WELLINGTON New Zealand – On 12 April 2023 Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited, “CRP” or “the Company” (TSXV: “NZP”, NZX: “CRP” FSE “3GRE”) announced that the Company is proceeding with a non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) of up to 30,000,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of CAD $0.13 per Unit (NZ$0.154) for gross proceeds of up to CAD $3,900,000 (NZD $4,620,000).

 

Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company and one (1) transferable share purchase warrant (“Warrant”), transferable subject to applicable securities legislation. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one common share at a price of CAD $0.45 per share at any time prior to the date that is three (3) years from the date of issuance.

 

We wish to thank those investors who have supported the private placement and in order to allow others to participate we requested, and have today been granted by the TSXV, a further extension of the closing date,

 

This Opportunity to Invest in the New Chatham Rock Phosphate Group

 

CRP shares have enjoyed strong investor support during the last 16 months following recent announcements by the Company detailing the following milestones:

 

• An significantly oversubscribed private placement in April 2022

• Granting of exploration permit at Korella South

• Granting of selenium related exploration permits at Tambo and Gunnerside

• Commencement of several rare earth extraction feasibility studies

• Lodging of an application for an exploration permit at Korella North

• Ongoing progress in the SASAM (French Polynesia) permitting process

• Appointment of Mining Services provider Golding Contractors to provide mining services for the development of the Korella North Mine.

• Appointment of Logistics service providers Aurizon for mine to Cloncurry distribution hub transport as well as transport by rail to Port of Townsville

• Signing of a lease for the Cloncurry Round Oak Road Distribution Hub

• Signing of MOU with MC Group for the operation of the processing plant at Round Oak Road distribution Hub

• Significant advances toward proposed establishment of a monocalcium phosphate manufacturing plant.

• The execution of an agreements with leading Australian environmental firm C&R Consulting to provide environmental services for the development of the phosphate distribution hub in Cloncurry and the Korella North Mine.

Disposition of Funds

 

The Private Placement funds raised will be used for the following purposes:

 

• Fast tracking the development of the Round Oak Road Distribution Hub and the Korella North mine, the latter presently anticipated to be in production in Q4, 2023

• Completion of the permitting process for the Avenir Makatea onshore phosphate project in French Polynesia with expected operating cash flows in 2025

• Rapid advancement of the feasibility studies for our monocalcium phosphate plant

• Rare earths extraction optimisation studies

• Advancing our two selenium projects at Tambo and Gunnerside

• General working capital

 

It is anticipated that operating cash flows from the Korella North mine will, during 2024, provide working capital while also financing the reapplication for a Marine Consent (environmental permit) for our Chatham Rise project.

 

Terms of the Issue

 

Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company and one (1) transferable share purchase warrant (“Warrant”), transferable subject to applicable securities legislation. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one common share at a price of CAD $0.45 per share at any time prior to the date that is three (3) years from the date of issuance.

 

In the event that the common shares of the Company trade on the TSX Venture Exchange at a closing price of greater than CAD $0.60 per common share for a period of 20 consecutive trading days at any time after four months and one day after the closing date of the Private Placement, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice to the holders thereof by way of a news release and in such case the Warrants will expire on the 30th day after the date of dissemination of such news release.

 

The common shares and Warrants issued pursuant to this proposed offering are subject to a hold period of four months plus one day after the closing date of the Private Placement as provided by securities legislation.

 

Finders’ fees may be payable in cash to arm’s length parties in connection with the Private Placement as permitted under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Private Placement is subject to the acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange and is now expected to close on June 1, 2023.

 

Eligible investors are encouraged to contact me directly immediately if they wish to participate.



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