Placement of Common Share Units and CDI’s raises C$1.47M with Further Commitments of C$1.178 million for acceleration of Tungsten downstream planning and Molybdenum reserves conversion.

Last Updated, March 22, 2024
Written by Lewis Black

Written by Lewis Black

“We are pleased to have received the fourth drawdown from our financing partners, KfW IPEX-Bank, under the US$75.1 million project financing loan facility. These drawdowns are occurring on time, as planned, in line with the drawdown schedule.

Much of what occurs when building a tier one mine such as Sangdong, in a developed democracy, occurs behind the scenes. We are building a mine that will serve as the focal point of western tungsten production, and it is important to ensure that plans are executed with diligence and consideration, as we are doing.

All long lead time equipment is now in Korea except for one drive that is waiting to be shipped from France. We have recently hosted multiple regional and local government visits as well as multiple residents who are all excited at the prospect of the reopening of the former largest tungsten mine in the world, especially in how it relates to both the local economy and the contribution it will make to Korea’s technology and heavy industrial economies, which have the highest per capita consumption of Tungsten in the world. All engineering plans are now finalised and surface scalping will shortly begin.”

Lewis Black

President & CEO, Almonty Industries

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Toronto – March 22, 2024, – Almonty Industries Inc. (“Almonty” or the “Company“) (TSX: AII / ASX: AII / OTCQX: ALMTF / Frankfurt: ALI.F) is pleased to announce that it has closed on a non-brokered private placement through the sale of 2,668,000 units (“CDN Units”) at a price of $0.55 per unit raising gross proceeds of $1,467,400. Each CDN Unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant with each share purchase warrant being exercisable into one additional common share at a price of $0.74 per share for a period of 24 months from closing.

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has received firm commitments to raise gross proceeds of A$201,500 through the issuance of 325,000 Placement Chess Depository Interests Units (“CDI’s“) at a price of A$0.62 per CDI Unit. Each CDI Unit will be comprised of one CDI, with an underlying common share, and one unlisted option exercisable at A$0.84, for a period of 24 months from the date of closing.

It is also anticipated that the Company will close on one or more tranches of CDN Units of which, it is expected that Lewis Black, CEO of the Company, Andrew Frazer and Mark Trachuk, both Directors of the Company, and Andrew Ryu, VP of Almonty Korea Tungsten Corp. a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, will participate in the private placement by way of purchasing, in the aggregate, 1,799,456 CDN Units for proceeds totaling C$989,700.

Proceeds from the Placement will be applied towards general working capital, including accelerating the downstream project planning and further investigation of the Moly due to increasing interest in the material domestically.

The Placement Units and Placement CDI’s issued will rank equally with existing CDI’s and Common Shares on issue.

As Lewis Black, Andrew Frazer, Mark Trachuk and Andrew Ryu (the “Insiders”) will be subscribing for Units in the Private Placement, the issuance of Units to insiders pursuant to the Private Placement is considered a related party transaction within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101– Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). As such, the Company will rely on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements provided under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101 on the basis that participation in the Private Placement by insiders will not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company’s market capitalization.

The closing of the CDI Placement is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the acceptance by the TSX and ASX.

RM Corporate Finance Pty Ltd acted as Lead Manager to the ASX component of the Placement and will be paid a total fee of 6% of the gross proceeds raised from CDI Unit Placement proceeds introduced.

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Almonty Receives Further and Final Commitments Under Previously Announced Placement

Almonty Receives Further and Final Commitments Under Previously Announced Placement

Almonty is pleased to announce that in conjunction with its March 2024 Placement, the Company has closed a fourth tranche through the sale of the previously-announced firm commitment of 3,000,000 Placement Chess Depository Interests Units (“CDIs”) at A$0.62 per unit and is scheduled to close on an additional 1,090,909 common share units at Cdn$0.55 per unit on May 23, 2024.

About Almonty

The principal business of Toronto, Canada-based Almonty Industries Inc. is the mining, processing and shipping of tungsten concentrate from its Los Santos Mine in western Spain and its Panasqueira mine in Portugal as well as the development of its Sangdong tungsten mine in Gangwon Province, South Korea and the development of the Valtreixal tin/tungsten project in north western Spain.

The Los Santos Mine was acquired by Almonty in September 2011 and is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salamanca in western Spain and produces tungsten concentrate. The Panasqueira mine, which has been in production since 1896, is located approximately 260 kilometres northeast of Lisbon, Portugal, was acquired in January 2016 and produces tungsten concentrate.

The Sangdong mine, which was historically one of the largest tungsten mines in the world and one of the few long-life, high-grade tungsten deposits outside of China, was acquired in September 2015 through the acquisition of a 100% interest in Woulfe Mining Corp.

Almonty owns 100% of the Valtreixal tin-tungsten project in north-western Spain.

Further information about Almonty’s activities may be found at www.almonty.com and under Almonty’s profile at www.sedar.com.

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Neither the TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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When used in this press release, the words “estimate”, “project”, “belief”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “plan”, “predict”, “may” or “should” and the negative of these words or such variations thereon or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. These statements and information are based on management’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and reflect Almonty’s current expectations.

Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Almonty to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: any specific risks relating to fluctuations in the price of ammonium para tungstate (“APT”) from which the sale price of Almonty’s tungsten concentrate is derived, actual results of mining and exploration activities, environmental, economic and political risks of the jurisdictions in which Almonty’s operations are located and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, forecasts and assessments relating to Almonty’s business, credit and liquidity risks, hedging risk, competition in the mining industry, risks related to the market price of Almonty’s shares, the ability of Almonty to retain key management employees or procure the services of skilled and experienced personnel, risks related to claims and legal proceedings against Almonty and any of its operating mines, risks relating to unknown defects and impairments, risks related to the adequacy of internal control over financial reporting, risks related to governmental regulations, including environmental regulations, risks related to international operations of Almonty, risks relating to exploration, development and operations at Almonty’s tungsten mines, the ability of Almonty to obtain and maintain necessary permits, the ability of Almonty to comply with applicable laws, regulations and permitting requirements, lack of suitable infrastructure and employees to support Almonty’s mining operations, uncertainty in the accuracy of mineral reserves and mineral resources estimates, production estimates from Almonty’s mining operations, inability to replace and expand mineral reserves, uncertainties related to title and indigenous rights with respect to mineral properties owned directly or indirectly by Almonty, the ability of Almonty to obtain adequate financing, the ability of Almonty to complete permitting, construction, development and expansion, challenges related to global financial conditions, risks related to future sales or issuance of equity securities, differences in the interpretation or application of tax laws and regulations or accounting policies and rules and acceptance of the TSX of the listing of Almonty shares on the TSX.

Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to, no material adverse change in the market price of ammonium para tungstate (APT), the continuing ability to fund or obtain funding for outstanding commitments, expectations regarding the resolution of legal and tax matters, no negative change to applicable laws, the ability to secure local contractors, employees and assistance as and when required and on reasonable terms, and such other assumptions and factors as are set out herein. Although Almonty has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results, level of activity, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and even if events or results described in the forward-looking statements are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Almonty. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are cautioned that actual outcomes may vary.

Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. Almonty cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on Almonty’s forward-looking statements and information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.

Almonty has also assumed that material factors will not cause any forward-looking statements and information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PRESS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF ALMONTY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS PRESS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE ALMONTY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.

For further information, please contact:

Lewis Black
Chairman, President and CEO
Telephone: +1 647-438-9766
Email: [email protected]

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