First Phosphate Closes Final Tranches of Oversubscribed Private Placement for a Total of $3.4 Million
Toronto, Ontario – (Newsfile Corp. – January 18, 2023) – First Phosphate Corp. (“First Phosphate” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of the final tranches of its previously announced non-brokered private placement financing (the “Offering”).
The Company had raised the ceiling of its private placement from from $2 million (announced on November 28, 2022) to $3.4 million in order to accommodate increased investor interest.
“We are pleased to have surpassed our initial fundraising objective and exceptionally pleased to have significant and pertinent investors on board,” said First Phosphate CEO John Passalacqua. “The Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Region of Quebec is central to First Phosphate and we plan to see it through as a major hub for the development of the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery industry in North America.”
On December 30, 2022, the Company issued 1,250,000 FT Units (as defined in the in the Company’s news release dated November 28, 2022) as part of the final tranches of the Offering for gross proceeds of $500,000. On January 17, 2023, the Company issued 1,574,784 HD Units (as defined in the Company’s news release dated November 28, 2022) for gross proceeds of $551,174.40. As part of this final tranche, the Company paid cash commission of $26,264 and issued 75,040 Compensation Warrants (as defined in the in the Company’s news release dated December 27, 2022).
The proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used for general working capital purposes and for exploration activities. All securities issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period. Furthermore, the shares issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a contractual lock-up with a release schedule over 12 months following the Company’s shares being listed for trading on a stock exchange.
In total, the Company issued 5,907,862 HD Units at a price of $0.35 per HD Unit for gross proceeds of $2,067,751.71 and 3,322,000 FT Units at a price of $0.40 per FT Unit for gross proceeds of $1,328,800, and collectively with the HD Units aggregate gross proceeds of $3,396,551.71. The total commission was $163,379.04 and 422,297 Finder Warrants.
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About First Phosphate Corp.
First Phosphate is a mineral exploration and development company fully dedicated to extracting and refining advanced phosphate material for the Lithium Iron Phosphate (“LFP”) Battery industry. First Phosphate is committed to producing at high purity level, at full ESG standard and with low anticipated carbon footprint. First Phosphate plans to integrate directly into the research & development and supply chain functions of major North American LFP Battery producers that require battery grade phosphate material that emanates from a consistent and secure supply source. First Phosphate holds over 1,500 sq. km of total land claims in the Saguenay Region of Quebec, Canada that it is actively developing. First Phosphate properties consist of rare anorthosite igneous rock formation that generally yields high purity phosphate concentrate devoid of high concentrations of deleterious heavy metals.
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