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Hot Chili Closes US$15 Million Investment by Osisko Gold Royalties

PERTH, Australia, July 26, 2023 /CNW/ – Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (TSXV: HCH) (OTCQX: HHLKF) (“Hot Chili” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced transaction with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (“Osisko”), pursuant to which Hot Chili received proceeds of US$15 million in exchange for the sale of a 1.0% Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty on copper and a 3% NSR royalty on gold (the “Investment”) across the Company’s Costa Fuego Copper-Gold Project (“the Project”) located 600 km north of Santiago, at low elevation (<1,000 m) in the coastal range of the Atacama Region, Chile.

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Hot Chili Limited logo (CNW Group/Hot Chili Limited)

The Investment by Osisko has strengthened the Company’s current cash position to approximately A$26 million, demonstrated strong look-through value of the Project’s economics (see the Company’s announcement dated 28th June 2023, entitled “Hot Chili Announces PEA for Costa Fuego”) and provided another significant endorsement of Hot Chili’s Costa Fuego project from one of North America’s leading royalty-streaming groups (see the Company’s announcement dated 28th June 2023, entitled “Hot Chili Announces US$15 Million Investment Agreement with Osisko Gold Royalties”).

The Company is now well funded to deliver the next steps in its growth and development plan, including:

  • Commencement of 30,000 m drill program – preparations well-advanced; drilling operations set to commence in the coming weeks.
  • Completion of Costa Fuego resource upgrade by late 2023
  • Delivery of Costa Fuego pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) in H2 2024 – The Company has already considerably advanced its PFS (approximately 80% complete) with minimal expenditure required for completion

Hot Chili’s Managing Director Mr Christian Easterday commented, “We are very pleased to have closed the Investment with Osisko Gold Royalties enabling the Company to advance the project without the dilution of a share issuance.”

“Costa Fuego is globally relevant, being one of only a handful of projects with potential to deliver near-term, meaningful, new copper supply into a looming global copper supply shortage.”

The Company looks forward to providing updates on the Company’s next steps shortly.

This announcement is authorised by the Board of Directors for release to ASX and TSXV.

Hot Chili’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Christian Easterday is responsible for this announcement and has provided sign-off for release to the ASX and TSXV.

For more information please contact:

Christian Easterday Managing Director – Hot ChiliTel:      +61 8 9315 9009 Email: admin@hotchili.net.au
Penelope Beattie Company Secretary – Hot ChiliTel:      +61 8 9315 9009 Email: admin@hotchili.net.au
Harbor Access Investor & Public Relations (Canada)Email: graham.farrell@harbor-access.com Email: jonathan.paterson@harbor-access.com

or visit Hot Chili’s website at www.hotchili.net.au

Qualifying Statements

Forward Looking Statements

This document contains certain “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Company. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the timing and ability, if at all, for the completion of the PFS; the timing and ability, if at all, to complete a resource upgrade at Costa Fuego; timing of the commencement of the Company’s 30,000m drill programme; permitting and legal processes in relation to mining permitting and approvals; estimated production and mine life of the various mineral projects of the Company; the ability to obtain permits for operations; synergies; the realisation of mineral resource estimates; the benefits of the development potential of the properties of the Company; the future price of minerals, including gold, copper, and silver; the estimation of mineral reserves and resources; success of exploration activities; and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterised by words such as “plan,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may”, “should” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of the Company at the date the statements are made and are based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of the Company and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.

Factors that could cause actual results to vary materially from results anticipated by such forward-looking statements include the results of the Company’s preliminary economic assessment and planned PFS, as well as future economic studies, the results of the planned 30,000m drill programme and their impact on mineral resources and the economic studies, variations in ore grade or recovery rates, changes in market conditions, risks relating to the availability and timeliness of permitting and governmental approvals; risks relating to international operations, fluctuating metal prices and currency exchange rates, changes in project parameters, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated.

The Company cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Investors and others who base themselves on forward-looking statements should carefully consider the above factors as well as the uncertainties they represent and the risk they entail and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or the Company’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. Any comparative market information is as of a date prior to the date of this document.

Disclaimer

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

This document (the “Document”) is to be used by the recipient for informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or contain all the information that may be material to the current or future business, operations, financial condition, or prospects of Hot Chili Limited (“Hot Chili” or the “Company”). Each recipient should perform its own independent investigation and analysis of Hot Chili, and the information contained in this Document is not a substitute therefore. Hot Chili makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this Document or in any other written or oral communication transmitted to any recipient by any party. Except for liability which cannot be disclaimed by law, by accepting this Document, the recipient agrees that neither Hot Chili nor any of its officers, directors, employees, or representatives has any liability for any representations or warranties, express or implied, contained in, or for any omissions from, this Document or any such other written or oral communication from any person.

Certain information contained herein is based on, or derived from, information provided by independent third-party sources. Hot Chili believes that such information is accurate and that the sources from which it has been obtained are reliable; however, Hot Chili has not independently verified such information and does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such information.

This Document should not be considered as a recommendation from any person to purchase any securities. Each person for whom this Document is made available should consult its own professional advisors in making its own independent investigations and assessment and, after making such independent investigations and assessments, as it deems necessary, in determining whether to proceed with any investment in the Company.

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Wide & Shallow Cu-Au Drill Results Lift Cortadera

Highlights:

·       New drill results from the Cortadera copper-gold porphyry deposit in Chile confirm growth of shallow resources at both Cuerpo 1 and 2.  These include:

CRP0148 – 156m grading 0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface,

including 32m grading 0.6%CuEq* (0.5% copper (Cu), 0.2g/t gold (Au)) from 90m depth

CRP0183 – 80m grading 0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from 10m depth

including 12m grading 0.6%CuEq* (0.6% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from 44m depth

CRP0178 – 72m grading 0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface

including 28m grading 0.7%CuEq* (0.7% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface

CRP0176 – 114m grading 0.3% CuEq* (0.3% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface

including 24m grading 0.6%CuEq* (0.6% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from surface

CRP0158 – 62m grading 0.4% CuEq* (0.4% copper (Cu), 0.1g/t gold (Au)) from 4m depth

including 18m grading 0.7%CuEq (0.6% copper (Cu), 0.2g/t gold (Au)) from 26m depth

·       Exploration drilling commenced across the Productora central porphyry target, immediately adjacent to the Productora Mineral Resource – several large copper-gold targets scheduled for testing this year

·       Further assay results from Cortadera being compiled for release in advance of a major resource upgrade in Q1 this year, following over 46,000m of additional drilling completed in 2021

Hot Chili’s Managing Director, Christian Easterday, said 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year following a very strong set of achievements in 2021.

“We commence the year with $34 million in treasury, 100 percent ownership of Cortadera, Glencore as a strategic investor and our Company now consolidated and dual-listed in Canada.”

To access the announcement please click on the link below.

Download full announcement here

Cortadera Copper Deposit

Cortadera’s maiden Mineral Resource positions Hot Chili with the largest copper Mineral Resource and one of the largest gold Mineral Resources for an ASX-listed emerging company. 

The Cortadera maiden Mineral Resource of 451Mt at 0.46% copper equivalent (CuEq) takes the total Mineral Resource estimate for Costa Fuego (Cortadera, Productora & El Fuego) to 724Mt at 0.48% CuEq for 2.9Mt copper, 2.7Moz gold, 9.9Moz Silver and 64kt molybdenum. Cortadera also contains a higher grade component of 104Mt at 0.74% CuEq, and this has strong potential to continue growing rapidly with further drilling.View the Cortadera Copper Deposit

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Appointment of Investor Relations and Market Making Services for TSXV

Perth, Australia –News Direct– Hot Chili Limited

Hot Chili Limited. (ASX: HCH) (TSXV:HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF) (“Hot Chili” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a consulting agreement (“agreement”) with Harbor Access LLC (“Harbor Access” or “Harbor”) to provide investor relations consulting service to the Company in compliance with the policies and guidelines of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) and applicable legislation.

Harbor Access will provide investor relations and consulting services to the Company effective January 1, 2022. Under the terms of the agreement, Harbor will receive USD$10,000 per month from the Company for an initial term of 12 months and is subject to extension by mutual agreement. Harbor Access does not control any common shares in the Company.

Harbor Access is a strategic investor relations advisory firm with offices in Stamford, Connecticut and Toronto, Ontario. With over 100 years of collective capital markets experience, Harbor specializes in working with small and mid-cap companies that are looking to build, support or expand their existing investor relations strategy and capabilities.

“As copper continues to gain attention from North American investors, so too will Hot Chili’s large scale copper development projects in the mining friendly country of Chile. We are excited to work with Christian Easterday and the entire Hot Chili team as 2022 is shaping up to be a transformative year for the Company.” Stated Jonathan Paterson, Managing Partner of Harbor Access.

Additionally, Hot Chili is pleased to announce that, subject to regulatory approval, it has engaged the services of Independent Trading Group (“ITG”) to provide market-making services in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) policies. ITG will trade shares of the Company on the TSXV and all other trading venues with the objective of maintaining a reasonable market and improving the liquidity of the Company’s common shares.

Under the agreement, ITG will receive compensation of CAD$7,500 per month, payable monthly in advance. The agreement is for an initial term of three months and will renew for additional one-month terms unless terminated. The agreement may be terminated by either party with 30 days’ notice. There are no performance factors contained in the agreement and ITG will not receive shares or options as compensation. ITG and the Company are unrelated and unaffiliated entities and at the time of the agreement, neither ITG nor its principals have an interest, directly or indirectly, in the securities of the Company.

ITG is Canada’s only brokerage firm dedicated specifically to professional trading. As Canada’s foremost Market Making Firm, ITG provides Market Making and Liquidity Provider services that are objective and focused. With its head office in Toronto, ITG employs real traders and provides real liquidity, with an underlying emphasis on integrity and success.

This announcement is authorised by the Board of Directors for release to ASX and TSX Venture Exchange.

About Hot Chili Ltd

Hot Chili Limited is a mineral exploration company with assets in Chile. Their flagship project, Costa Fuego, is the consolidation into a hub of the Cortadera porphyry copper-gold discovery and the Productora copper-gold deposit, set 14 km apart in an excellent location – low altitude, coastal range of Chile, infrastructure rich, low capital intensity.The Costa Fuego landholdings, contains an Indicated Resource of 391Mt grading 0.52% CuEq (copper equivalent), containing 1.7 Mt Cu, 1.5 Moz Au, 4.2 Moz Ag, and 37 kt Mo and an Inferred Resource of 334Mt grading 0.44% CuEq containing 1.2Mt Cu, 1.2 Moz Au, 5.6 Moz Ag and 27 kt Mo, at a cut-off grade of 0.25% CuEq.The Company is working to advance its Costa Fuego Project through a preliminary feasibility study (followed by a full FS and DTM), and test several high-priority exploration targets.

Qualifying Statements

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of Hot Chili and its projects may include statements that are “forward‐looking statements” which may include, amongst other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of mineral reserves and mineral resources and anticipated grades and recovery rates, production and prices, recovery costs and results, and capital expenditures and are or may be based on assumptions and estimates related to future technical, economic, market, political, social and other conditions.These forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Hot Chili, are inherently subject to significant technical, business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results reflected in such forward‐looking statements.

Hot Chili disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to any forward‐looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, circumstances or results or otherwise after the date of this news release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, other than as may be required by law. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “indicate”, “contemplate”, “target”, “plan”, “intends”, “continue”, “budget”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “schedule” and similar expressions identify forward‐looking statements.

All forward‐looking statements made in this news release are qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements. Investors are cautioned that forward‐looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward‐looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Details

Hot Chili Ltd

Christian Easterday, CEO

+61 8 9315 9009

admin@hotchili.net.au

Investor Relations – Canada

Graham Farrell

+1 416-842-9003

Graham.Farrell@HarborAccessllc.com

Investor Relations – US & Europe

Jonathan Paterson

+1 475-477-9401

Jonathan.Paterson@HarborAccessllc.com

Company Website

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Hot Chili Delivers its Seventh World-Class
Drill Result from Cortadera [813m Cu-Au Intercept from 54m Depth]


Press Release


Corporate Presentation

About Us — Chilean Copper Company

Hot Chili is a copper company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (HCH:ASX). Our focus is copper exploration and development in Chile’s Atacama Region, and we aim to be one of the largest copper companies operating in the area.

Our Mission

Contact us

Australia
P: 08 9315 9009
F: 08 9315 5004
E:admin@hotchili.net.au

Proven and Probable

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Base Metals Energy Junior Mining

Hot Chili Delivers its Seventh World-ClassDrill Result from Cortadera [813m Cu-Au Intercept from 54m Depth]


Press Release


Corporate Presentation

About Us — Chilean Copper Company

Hot Chili is a copper company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (HCH:ASX). Our focus is copper exploration and development in Chile’s Atacama Region, and we aim to be one of the largest copper companies operating in the area.

Our Mission

Contact us

Australia
P: 08 9315 9009
F: 08 9315 5004
E:admin@hotchili.net.au

Proven and Probable