PRESS RELEASE Kiruna on February 16, 2021
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Copperstone Resources AB (publ) (“Copperstone” or the “Company”) completed a rights issue with subscription period from January 11, 2021 to January 25, 2021, which provided the Company with proceeds amounting to approximately MSEK 160. Given the high subscription rate, the Company has decided on the previously communicated so-called overallotment issue of approximately MSEK 10.3 to the JOHECO AB, a closely related company to Chairman Jörgen Olsson. Through the rights issue and over-allotment issue, the Company will therefore receive approximately MSEK 170 before issue costs of approximately MSEK 7.
The rights issue and overallotment issue have now been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket) and the last day of trading in COPP BTA B will be February 17, 2021. The stop day will be February 19, 2021. Shares are estimated to be delivered to the shareholders’ accounts on February 23, 2021.
Through the rights issue, the Company’s share capital increases by SEK 32,063,785.10, from SEK 64,127,570.30 to approximately SEK 96,191,355.40, through a new issue of 320,637,851 shares. The number of shares thereby increase from 641,275,703 shares to 961,913,554 shares, each with a quota value of SEK 0.10. Through the overallotment issue, the Company's share capital increases by an additional SEK 2,060,000.00, from SEK 96,191,355.40 to SEK 98,251,355.40. The overallotment issue results in 20,600,000 new shares and the number of shares increase from 961,913,554 to 982,513,554 shares, each with a quota value of SEK 0.10.
Financial advisor to Copperstone in connection with the Rights Issue is Arctic Securities AS, filial Sverige and legal advisor is Hannes Snellman Attorneys.
For more information, please contact
Chairman of the board Jörgen Olsson at +46 (0) 703 – 420 570
CEO Michael Mattsson at +46 (0) 705 – 739 777
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.copperstone.se
Copperstone Resources AB is a mineral exploration company formed in 2006. During 2019, the Company acquired Viscaria deposit in Kiruna and accordingly, the Company’s strategy was revised. The goal is to become a modern and responsible producing mining company through the reopening of the Viscaria mine. The deposit’s high level of copper and the geographical location provide for good conditions to become a key supplier of qualitative and responsible produced copper to customers who are driving the global change towards an electrified society. In addition to the Viscaria mine, Copperstone has several Exploitation Concessions and Exploration Permits in Arvidsjaur (Eva, Svartliden, Granliden) and Smedjebacken (Tvistbogruvan), all of which are located in Sweden. The Company’s shares are subject trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market (ticker COPP B). The Certified Adviser is Augment Partners AB, email@example.com, +46 8 505 65 172.
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This press release does not constitute an offer to, or an invitation to, acquire or subscribe for any shares in Copperstone in any jurisdiction, neither from Copperstone nor from anyone else. This press release may not be announced, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where participation in the share issue would require further prospectuses, registration or other measures than under Swedish law. Neither may this press release be distributed in or into such countries or any other country/other jurisdiction if such distribution would involve requirements of such measures or otherwise violate applicable rules. Measures in violation of these restrictions may constitute a breach of applicable securities market laws.
No subscription rights, interim shares or shares in Copperstone have been, or will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 in its current wording (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and no subscription rights, interim shares or shares may be offered, subscribed for, utilized, pledged, approved, sold, resold, delivered or otherwise transmitted, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, except in accordance with an applicable exception from, or in a transaction not covered by, the registration requirements pursuant to the Securities Act and in accordance with the securities laws of the relevant state or other jurisdiction in the United States. There will be no public offering of such shares in the United States.
The securities referred to herein have not been approved or disapproved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), any state securities commission or other regulatory authority in the United States. Nor have any such authority passed upon or endorsed the rights issue or the accuracy or reliability of this document. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
This press release contains certain forward-looking information that reflects Copperstone’s present view of future events as well as financial and operational development. Words such as “intend”, “assess”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “believe”, “estimate” and other expressions entailing indications or predictions of future development or trends, not based on historical facts, constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is inherently associated with both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as it depends on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future results or development and actual outcomes may differ materially from the statements set forth in the forward-looking information.
Arctic Securities is the financial advisor of Copperstone, and not anyone else, in connection with the rights issue. Arctic Securities is not responsible to anyone else than Copperstone for advice in connection with the Rights Issue.