GLOBAL LI-ION GRAPHITE ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF AMBATO-ARANA GRAPHITE PROJECT IN MADAGASCAR AND ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT
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Vancouver, BC – April 10, 2018 – Global Li-Ion Graphite Corp. (the “Company” or “LION”) is pleased to announce that further to its MOU dated September 9, 2017, it has entered into and closed a definitive share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with Avana Resources Limited (“ARL”) for the acquisition of Avana’s graphite interests in Madagascar. Avana’s graphite interests comprise three mining exploitation licenses totaling 4,375 hectares (10,811 acres), in the vicinity of Andasibe in Toamasina Province in Madagascar (collectively, the “Property”).
Terms of Acquisition
Pursuant to the Agreement, LION acquired all the shares of Khensani Limited, a Mauritius company, whose wholly owned Malagasy subsidiary, Avana Industrial Minerals Sarlu (“AIM”), holds 100% of the interests in the Property. As consideration for the acquisition of Khensani, LION will issue 4,000,000 common shares to ARL and will make aggregate cash payments totalling US$240,000 within 30 days. LION will also make payments due by AIM for acquisition costs of the Property of €200,000.
If LION produces an annualized production rate of at least 5,000 metric tons of graphite oxide for three consecutive calendar months, ARL shall be entitled to milestone payments of (i) US$1,000,000 payable in LION common shares or cash at LION’s discretion, and (ii) the greater, in dollar value, of US$1,000,000 payable in LION shares or 1,000,000 LION common shares.
About the Malagasy Graphite Property
The three mining exploitation licenses that comprise the Project are located in the vicinity of Andasibe in Toamasina Province in Madagascar, 20 km to the northeast of Sheritt’s Ambatovy nickel/cobalt laterite open pit mine, and 200km via road from the seaport of Toamasina, Madagascar’s main port. The licenses total 4,375 hectares (10,811 acres). Graphite was produced on the licenses for roughly a century beginning in 1910. The production to date has been free digging of lateritic ore and open pit mining, providing low cost exploitation without need for blasting.
Analytical methods utilized by SGS Canada (an ISO accredited analytical laboratory) in the study include optical microscopy and x-ray diffraction in determining grain size and distribution of graphite minerals, and for assay analysis total sulphur, Loco Method, sodium peroxide fusion/ICP-AES finish and sodium peroxide fusion/ICP-MS finish.
Flow Through Private Placement
The Company also reports it has arranged a non brokered private placement of up to 1,222,222 flow-through units (“FT Units”) for aggregate proceeds of $550,000. Each FT Unit is priced at $0.45 and consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at $0.75 for the first year and $1.00 for the second year from the closing date. The proceeds will be used for a conformation drill program on the Company’s Manitoba Neuron Graphite Project set for the first half of 2018.
The technical content of this news release was reviewed and approved by Glen Macdonald, P.Geo, who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.
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