Tectonic Metals Announces Strategic Investment by Leading Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Doyon, Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B.C., May 24, 2022 – Tectonic Metals Inc. (TSX-V: TECT; OTCQB: TETOF; FSE: T15B) ("Tectonic" or the “Company”) is honoured and excited to announce that the Company’s largest shareholder, Doyon, Ltd. (“Doyon”), a leading Alaska Native Regional Corporation and the largest private landholder in the State of Alaska, is reaffirming its landmark partnership with Tectonic through another strategic investment in the Company under the previously announced C$3,000,000 non-brokered private placement led by Crescat Capital LLC (“Crescat”), in association with renowned geologist, Dr. Quinton Hennigh (see Tectonic news release).
Tony Reda, President & CEO of Tectonic, stated, “Working on Native Owned Land is one thing, but being funded by Alaska Natives to explore on their land is something completely different. It is truly an honour, a privilege and a vote of confidence by our single largest shareholder, Doyon, one of Alaska’s leading Native Regional Corporations, to entrust us with their capital to explore on their traditional territory and work alongside them. Our strong partnership with Doyon is a vital pillar of not only our exploration success in Alaska but also of our Company. In many ways, the same can be said about each and every shareholder and stakeholder in Tectonic as we are grateful, thankful and humbled by your continued support as we remain laser-focused on finding the next mine responsibly and ethically. To that point, the capital from this private placement will allow us to move that vision forward as we embark on two drill programs this year testing what we believe to be some of the best targets our team has generated in years and touching ground and exploring for the first time in over 20 years our newly acquired Flat Project, one of Alaska’s best exploration opportunities.”
Aaron Schutt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Doyon, Limited, stated, “2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the formation of Doyon, Ltd. Since that day, our mission has been clear: continually enhance our position as a financially strong Native corporation in order to promote the economic and social well-being of our shareholders and future shareholders, to strengthen our Native way of life, and to protect and enhance our land and resources. Our investment in Tectonic is our mission in action. As Tectonic Metals’ single largest shareholder since 2020, Doyon recognizes that the Company shares our core values – values that today are embraced as “ESG” principles but which our people have adhered to for thousands of years. We welcome the opportunity to reinforce our support for Tectonic and are confident that their professional, diligent and respectful exploration process will prove successful.”
With more than 12.5 million acres of land and over 20,000 shareholders, Doyon is the largest private landholder in Alaska and one of the largest in North America. Doyon’s mission is to continually enhance its position as a financially secure Native Corporation and promote the economic and social well-being of its shareholders and future shareholders. Doyon’s focus is on strengthening the Native way of life and protecting and enhancing our land and resources.
As previously announced on April 25, 2022, the Company is conducting a non-brokered private placing of up to 50,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of C$0.06 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$3,000,000 (the “Offering”). Each unit is comprised of one common share of Tectonic and one-half common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each whole Warrant will be exercisable for a common share at an exercise price of C$0.10 and will expire two years from the closing date of the private placement.
The Warrants are subject to an acceleration clause whereby if the volume-weighted average trading price of Tectonic’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) is C$0.20 or greater for a period of twenty (20) consecutive trading days (whether or not trading occurs on all such days), Tectonic has the right to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants to 30 days from the date of issuance of a news release by Tectonic announcing the accelerated exercise period.
The Offering was conditionally approved by the TSXV on May 9, 2022. The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to advance the Company’s Tibbs and Seventymile properties and for general working capital. Closing is subject to customary conditions, including the final acceptance of the TSX, and all securities issuable under the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any state securities laws in the United States, and such securities may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration under U.S. federal and state securities laws or an applicable exemption from such U.S. registration requirements.
Tectonic Metals Inc. is a mineral exploration company created and operated by an experienced and well-respected technical and financial team with a track record of wealth creation for shareholders and stakeholders. Key members of the Tectonic team were involved with Kaminak Gold Corporation, the Company that raised C$165 million to fund the acquisition, discovery, and advancement of the Coffee Gold Project in the Yukon Territory through to the completion of a bankable feasibility study before selling the multi-million-ounce gold project to Goldcorp Inc. (now Newmont) for C$520 million in 2016. Tectonic is focused on the acquisition, exploration, discovery, and development of mineral resources from district-scale projects in politically stable jurisdictions that have the potential to host world-class orebodies.
Whether at home or at work, the Tectonic team is grounded on the following core values: passion, integrity, patience, focus, perseverance, honesty, fairness, accountability, respect and a play big mindset. The Company works for its shareholders and is committed to creating value for them.
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On behalf of Tectonic Metals Inc.,
President and Chief Executive Officer
For further information about Tectonic Metals Inc. or this news release, please visit our website at www.tectonicmetals.com or contact Tony Reda, President & CEO of Tectonic, or Bill Stormont, Investor Relations, at toll-free at 1.888.685.8558 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Historical Information
Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking information and statements under applicable securities law. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend” and similar expressions and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to Doyon and Crescat’s participation in the Offering, the size and completion of the Offering, the use of proceeds of the Offering, the final acceptance of the Offering by the TSXV, the potential for mineralization at Tectonic’s projects, any future exploration activities and the size. The Company makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of any historical data from prior exploration undertaken by others other than the company and has not taken any steps to verify, the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein and, under no circumstances, will be liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in any such information or data, any delays or errors in the transmission thereof, or any loss or direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages caused by reliance on this information or the risks arising from the stock market.
Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including, among others, assumptions about future prices of gold and other metal prices, currency exchange rates and interest rates, favourable operating conditions, political stability, obtaining governmental and other approvals and financing on time, obtaining required licenses and permits, labour stability, stability in market conditions, availability of equipment, accuracy of any mineral resources, successful resolution of disputes and anticipated costs and expenditures. Many assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Tectonic, and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.
Although Tectonic considers these beliefs and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation: the Company’s ability to implement its business strategies; risks associated with mineral exploration and production; risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; marketing and transportation costs; loss of markets; volatility of commodity prices; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; industry and government regulation; changes in legislation, income tax and regulatory matters; competition; currency and interest rate fluctuations; and other risks.
Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Although Tectonic has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Tectonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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