L ithium C hile A lso A nnou n ces the C losing of its J oint V enture A greement with M onumental M inerals
CALGARY, ALBERTA - TheNewswire - April 21, 2022 - Lithium Chile Inc. (" Lithium Chile " or the " Company ") (OTC:LTMCF) (TSXV:LITH) is pleased to announce that it has received $3,642,862 net proceeds from Chengxin Lithium Group (" Chengxin ") as part of their strategy to increase ownership in Lithium Chile to a total of 19.86%. The funds received from warrants exercised at $0.85 will be added to the Company's working capital to bring the total current cash balance to $15,633,086. The additional balance of $27,911,000 in connection to the private placement recently announced, has already been received from Chengxin and is currently in trust until the private placement officially closes. The capital will be used to advance the Company's Arizaro project in Argentina as well as the Company's priority projects in Chile.
Steve Cochrane, President comments "I am extremely pleased to have Chengxin as our partner; they are a well-respected presence in the Lithium space. The additional capital raised will aid in the development and growth of our Lithium projects. Chengxin's ability to move quickly combined with their strong capital position will allow Lithium Chile to not only accelerate their existing projects but also gives the financial strength to look at other opportunities."
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From left to Right: Chengxin Lithium Group (Benjamin Huang, Bobi Luo, Ye Fu Liang) Lithium Chile Inc. (Jose de Castro Alem, Michelle DeCecco, Steven Cochrane) on the Salar de Arizaro Project, Argentina.
Lithium Chile is also please to announce that further to its March 31, 2022 news release, the TSX Venture Exchange (the " Exchange ") has approved the Company's option agreement dated March 30, 2022 (the " Option Agreement ") with Monumental Minerals (" Monumental ") (TSX-V: MNRL; FSE: BE5). The Option Agreement allows Monumental to acquire up to 75% of the 5200-hectare Salar De Laguna Blanca project (the " Laguna Project ") located near the town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
In order to exercise the option to acquire a 75% interest in the Laguna Project, Monumental must issue 3,401,874 common shares to Lithium Chile (the " Payment Shares ") within thirty (30) days of the Acceptance Date, make certain staged cash payments to Lithium Chile and incur exploration expenditures on the Laguna Project as follows:
(a) Make cash payments of an aggregate of Cad$1,500,000 according to the following schedule:
(i) $200,000 within thirty (30) days of final Exchange approval of this transaction (the "Acceptance Date");
(ii) $250,000 on or before the eighteen (18) month anniversary of the Acceptance Date;
(iii) $300,000 on or before the second anniversary of the Acceptance Date; and
(iv) $750,000 on or before the third anniversary of the Acceptance Date.
(b) Incur minimum expenditures on the Laguna Project of not less than an aggregate of Cad$1,500,000 according to the following schedule:
(v) $200,000 on or before the first anniversary of the Acceptance Date;
(vi) $500,000 on or before the second anniversary of the Acceptance Date; and
(vii) $800,000 on or before the third anniversary of the Acceptance Date.
Steve Cochrane, President & CEO comments, "We are extremely pleased to have this joint venture with Monumental on our Laguna Blanca prospect approved. This agreement will allow Lithium Chile to move a number of priority projects forward simultaneously. Monumental's prior lithium experience in Argentina will be an invaluable asset to Lithium Chile"
About Lithium Chile
Lithium Chile is advancing a lithium property portfolio consisting of 69,200 hectares covering sections of 10 salars and two laguna complexes in Chile and 23,300 hectares in Argentina.
Lithium Chile also owns 5 properties, totaling 20,429 hectares, that are prospective for gold, silver and copper. Exploration efforts are continuing on Lithium Chile's Carmona gold/silver/copper property which lies in the heart of the Chilean mega porphyry gold/ silver/copper belt.
Lithium Chile's common shares are listed on the TSX-V under the symbol " LITH " and on the OTCBB under the symbol " LTMCF ".
To find out more about Lithium Chile Inc., please contact Steven Cochrane, President and CEO via email: email@example.com or alternately, Jose de Castro Alem , Argentina Manager via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle DeCecco, Vice President of Corporate Development via email email@example.com or at 403-390-9095.
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