Ottawa, ON – March 4, 2022 – Stria Lithium Inc. (TSXV:SRA) (“Stria”) announces that is has entered into a letter of intent (the “Letter”) to purchase the Romer Polymetallic property which consists of 57 contiguous and two isolated map-designated mining claims (total surface area: 2,592.1 ha or 26 km2 (the “Property) from Braille Energy Systems Inc. (“Braille”).
The Property is located in the Labrador Trough sector of Nunavik, the northern division of the Nord-du-Québec administrative region. The Property straddles the junction between NTS 1:50,000-scale topographic sheets 24K-03 (Lac Géridot) and 24K-04 (Lac Thévenet), and covers portions of unpatented townships 5051, 5052 and 5151. It is bound by latitudes 58°06’30 » and 58°12’30 » North and longitudes 69°29’00 » and 69°38’00 » West. The Property is an early-stage exploration project located in the Labrador Trough which is considered a potential emerging region of Québec for base (Cu-Zn-Ni) and precious (Au-PGE) metal mineralization.
Consideration for the Property is anticipated to be: (i) cash in the amount of $125,000; (ii) 7,500,000 common shares of Stria issued at a deemed price of $0.05 per share; and (iii) a net smelter royalty of 1% (“NSR”). Stria will have the option (the « Partial NSR Buyout Option« ) to purchase 50% of the NSR such that the NSR is reduced from 1.0% to 0.5%. The Partial NSR Buyout Option may be exercised at any time by Stria for consideration of $500,000 payable in cash or stock or a combination thereof at Stria’s discretion.
The proposed acquisition of the Property remains subject to standard closing conditions, including a satisfactory title review by Stria, the execution of the property acquisition agreement, and TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) approval.
Braille holds an 89.95% equity interest in Braille Holdings Inc., which holds a 100% equity interest in Braille Battery Inc. Braille Battery is an established battery-manufacturing and energy storage company supplying batteries to the professional motor sports industry and the pioneer of a complete line of lightweight high powered battery systems for the transportation market. Prior to its acquisition of Braille Holdings through a reverse takeover transaction, Braille was a junior mining issuer listed on the TSXV. The Property is its sole mining asset.
The proposed acquisition of the Property is considered a non-arm’s length party transaction pursuant to the policies of the Exchange as certain directors and officers act for both Stria and Braille. Both Stria and Braille will seek the requisite Exchange approvals in order to complete the proposed transaction. No new control person will be created on closing of the proposed transaction, non-arm’s length parties will not receive more than 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of Stria as consideration for the Property, and the Property does not represent a sale of more than 50% of Braille’s assets, business, or undertaking. No finders fee is payable by either party with respect to the transactions described herein.
About Braille Energy Systems Inc.
Braille Energy Systems Inc. holds an 89.95% equity interest in Braille Holdings Inc., which holds a 100% equity interest in Braille Battery Inc. Braille Battery is an established battery-manufacturing and energy storage company supplying batteries to the professional motor sports industry and the pioneer of a complete line of lightweight high powered battery systems for the transportation market. Braille Energy Systems (BESI) will expand its market penetration into a wider range of market segments that require lightweight, high-performing energy solutions, using the most scientifically advanced materials.
For additional information about BESI and Braille Battery products, please visit our website at: www.brailleenergysystemsinc.com or www.braillebattery.com.
About Stria Lithium Inc.
Stria Lithium is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company with an expanding technology focus and has a 100% interest in the Pontax spodumene lithium project in Northern Québec.
Lithium is a critical metal in the universal fight against global warming. It is a core component of Lithium-ion batteries used for powering electric vehicles and for industrial scale energy storage.
For more information about Stria Lithium and the Pontax Lithium project, please visit https://strialithium.com.
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For more information on Stria Lithium Inc., please contact:
Communications, Stria Lithium Inc.
Judith T. Mazvihwa-MacLean
CFO, Stria Lithium Inc.