Orbite Announces Filing of Final Short Form Prospectus
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 16, 2013) -
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Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) ("Orbite" or the "Corporation") announced today that it has filed a final short form prospectus (the "Prospectus") with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, in connection with the "best efforts" marketed offering of class A shares and warrants of Orbite (the "Offering").
As a result of today's Prospectus filing, the Offering is now expected to close on or about July 22, 2013, subject to regulatory approvals.
The Corporation anticipates raising minimum gross proceeds of C$35 Million and maximum gross proceeds of C$50 Million, at a price of C$0.70 per unit, each unit consisting of one class A share and one-half class A share purchase warrant, each whole warrant being exercisable at an exercise price of C$1.00 for a period of 36 months following issuance (the "Units"). In addition, the Corporation has granted the Agents the option to purchase up to that number of additional Units as is equal to 15% of the number of Units issued under the Offering during the 30-day period immediately following the Closing Date. The Units will be offered in Canada by short form prospectus, and in other jurisdictions on a private placement basis, exempt from any prospectus, registration or other similar requirements.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used primarily to complete the Corporation's high-purity alumina plant located in Cap-Chat, Quebec, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
A copy of the Corporation's final short form prospectus is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
This release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities nor a solicitation for offers to buy any securities. The securities referred to in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or "U.S. persons", as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
Orbite Aluminae Inc. is a Canadian Corporation with innovative and proprietary processes that is expected to produce alumina and other high-value by-products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, without generating any wastes, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud and fly ash. Orbite is currently operating and optimizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec. Orbite has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit. Orbite signed an exclusive worldwide collaborative agreement with Veolia Environmental Services for the remediation of red mud using the Orbite processes with the intent to construct a Veolia-operated plant. The Corporation has an intellectual property portfolio that contains 14 IP families and owns the intellectual property rights to nine patents and 40 pending patent applications in 10 different countries.
Certain information contained in this document may include "forward-looking information". Without limiting the foregoing, the information and any forward-looking information may include statements regarding projects, costs, objectives and future returns of the Corporation or hypotheses underlying these items. In this document, words such as "may", "would", "could", "will", "likely", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "estimate" and similar words and the negative form thereof are used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether, or the times at or by which, such future performance will be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are based on information available at the time and/or the Corporation management's good-faith beliefs with respect to future events and are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond the Corporation's control. These risks uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those described in the section of the Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) entitled "Risk and Uncertainties" as filed on May 15, 2013 on SEDAR, and could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. The Corporation does not intend, nor does it undertake, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this document to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.