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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan & LONDON, May 30, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gensource Potash Corporation ("Gensource" or the "Company") (AIM/TSXV: GSP), a fertilizer development company focused on sustainable potash production, announces that on May 29, 2023 it completed the closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of units of the Company (each a "Unit") at a price of $0.15 per Unit.
At the closing, the Company issued 6,118,583 Units for aggregate gross proceeds of $917,787.45. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital stock of the Company (a "Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant is exercisable for one Common Share (a "Warrant Share") at an exercise price of $0.30 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months following the date of issuance.
As part of the Offering, certain directors and officers of Gensource purchased 2,485,250 Units. Participation by the Insiders in the Offering was considered a "related party transaction" pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). Gensource was exempt from the requirements to obtain a formal valuation or minority shareholder approval in connection with the Insiders’ participation in the Offering in reliance of sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101. The Company was not in a position to file a material change report more than 21 days in advance of the closing of the Offering as the details of participation by the Insiders was not known at such time.
Use of proceeds from the sale of the Units, as previously disclosed, will be used to advance the Company’s Tugaske potash project (the "Tugaske Project") and for general working capital purposes. Gensource is pleased that the current portion of financing has been completed while it continues its work on funding opportunities to secure additional capital for the Tugaske Project.
The securities issued pursuant to this closing of the Offering are subject to a hold period of four months plus a day expiring September 30, 2023.
This closing of the Offering remains subject to receipt of the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Gensource is a fertilizer development company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is on track to become the next fertilizer production company in that province. With a modular and environmentally leading approach to potash production, Gensource believes its technical and business model will be the future of the industry. Gensource operates under a business plan that has two key components: (1) vertical integration with the market to ensure that all production capacity built is directed, and pre-sold, to a specific market, eliminating market-side risk; and (2) technical innovation which will allow for a modular and economic potash production facility, that demonstrates environmental leadership within the industry, producing no salt tailings, therefore eliminating decommissioning.
Further information on Gensource Potash Corporation can be found at www.gensourcepotash.ca
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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward looking information and Gensource cautions readers that forward-looking information is based on certain assumptions and risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations of Gensource included in this news release. This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements", which often, but not always, can be identified by the use of words such as "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". These statements are based on information currently available to Gensource and Gensource provides no assurance that the actual results will meet management’s expectations.
Forward looking statements include estimates and statements with respect to Gensource’s future plans, objectives or goals, to the effect that Gensource or management expects a stated condition or result to occur, including any offering of securities by Gensource. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements for many reasons such as: failure to finance the Tugaske Project or other projects on terms which are economic or at all; failure to settle a definitive joint venture agreement with a party and advance and finance the Tugaske Project; changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets; the ability to find and source off-take agreements; changes in demand and prices for potash; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological and operational difficulties encountered in connection with Gensource’s activities; and other matters discussed in this news release and in filings made with securities regulators. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of Gensource’s forward-looking statements. These and other factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on Gensource’s forward-looking statements. Gensource does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by Gensource or on its behalf, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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For further information on Gensource Potash, please contact:
Gensource Potash Corporation
Mike Ferguson – President & CEO
Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated & Financial Adviser)
Ritchie Balmer / Rory Murphy / Charles Hammond
+44 (0) 20 7409 3494
Peel Hunt LLP (Broker)
Ross Allister / David McKeown / Georgia Langoulant
+44 (0) 20 7418 8900
For any press enquiries please contact Gensource at 306-974-6414.