OTTAWA, ON – December 15, 2021 – Stria Lithium Inc. (« Stria » or the « Company« ) (TSX-V:SRA), is pleased to provide the market with the following update following the termination of its Change of Business Transaction previously announced December 8, 2021.
Shares for Debt Transaction
On March 26, 2021, the Company received a $750,000 unsecured loan from JJJY Holdings Inc. (the « Lender« ), for general operations (the « Loan« ). The Lender is a non-arm’s length party from Stria. The Loan is non-interest bearing, includes a lender fee in the amount of $125,000 and is payable on maturity or earlier with no early payment penalty. The Loan’s maturity date is March 26, 2022. On April 7, 2021, the Lender exercised 970,000 warrants at $0.05 per warrant for total proceeds to the Company of $48,500. The warrants had been issued to the Lender on April 13, 2016 as part of a private placement financing. In lieu of paying the Company cash in the amount $48,500 for the exercise of the warrants, the balance of the Loan was reduced by this amount. On exercise of the warrants, 970,000 common shares of the Company were issued to the Lender. The shares-for-debt transaction is subject to review and approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Loan was a « related party transaction » for purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (« MI 61-101« ). The transaction is exempt from the valuation and minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 in accordance with sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(f) as the Company is not listed on a specified market and the commercial terms of the Loan are reasonable and not less advantageous to the Company than if the Loan was obtained from a person dealing at arm’s length.
Further to its news release of December 8, 2021 regarding its engagement with Refined Substance Inc. to provide investor relations consulting services (the « IR Agreement« ), the Company has determined that the cost of the IR Agreement to the Company is anticipated to be $3,500 per month.
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, please visit www.strialithium.com.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
For more information, please contact:
Communications, Stria Lithium
CFO, Stria Lithium Inc.
Forward Looking Statements
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