Charbone Hydrogen Announces Closing of a First Tranche of its $1.5m Non-Brokered Private Placement and Units for Debts Financing for a Total Amount of $0.245m
Charbone hydrogen announces closing of a first tranche of its $1.5m non-brokered private placement and units for debts financing for a total amount of $0.245m.
Charbone Hydrogen Corporation (TSXV:CH) (OTC:CHHYF) (FWB:K47) (“Charbone” or the “Company”) announce the closing of a first tranche of a private placement financing of units of the Company for gross proceeds of $203,020 (the “Offering”) and Units for debt settlement of $41,579, for a total of $244,599.
Each of the units offered (each a “Unit”), priced at $0.075 per Unit, was comprised of one common share of the Company (each, a “Unit Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.10 for a period of 12 months following the closing date of the Offering (the “Closing Date”).
A total of 2,706,937 Units were issued pursuant to the closing of the first tranche of the Offering. The Company may issue up to an additional 17,293,063 Units, for gross proceeds of up to $1,296,980 representing a total Offering of up to $1,500,000.
At the Closing Dates, the Company may pay a finder’s fee or commission to registered finders in connection with sale of Units to qualified subscribers introduced to the Company by such finder.
The Units were offered by way of the “accredited investor” exemptions under National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (in Québec, Regulation 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions). However, the Company reserves the right not to accept subscription amounts of less than $4,800 (64,000 Units) to avoid disproportionate administrative costs.
The proceeds from the Offering are intended to be used by the Company for equipment purchases and other costs necessary to bring Phase 1 of its Sorel-Tracy (Quebec, Canada) green hydrogen facility to production in 2023 along with its general working capital expenditures.
The closing of the Offering remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and other customary closing conditions. The Company intends to close a second tranche in the coming weeks, but no later than September 22, 2023. All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period in Canada following the Closing Date.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including any of the securities in the United States of America.
The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration requirements is available.
The Company has settled with an arm’s length supplier $41,579 of payables through the issuance of units. Each of the units offered, priced at $0.10 per Unit, was comprised of one common share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.12 for a period of 12 months following the closing date.
A total of 415,787 Units will be issued pursuant to the closing, at a conversion price per unit of $0.10. The Company believes that the settlement of the payables through the issuance of securities is appropriate at the present time in light of the various project commitments and the overall need to manage its cash in a prudent manner.
Any debt settlement will be reflected by a formal agreement and will be subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Any securities issued pursuant to a debt settlement will be subject to a statutory four month hold period in Canada and be released in a manner of 25% of the total shares received every quarter over a period of twelve (12) months.
About Charbone Hydrogen Corporation
Charbone is a green hydrogen group established in North America. The company’s strategy is to develop modular and expandable hydrogen facilities and regional hubs. Charbone will be able to produce green dihydrogen molecules using reliable and sustainable energy in order to distinguish itself as a supplier of an ecological solution for industrial, commercial and mobility users.