Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF) (“Hot Chili” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the launch of a Canadian secondary market Initial Public Offering (IPO), following lodgement of a preliminary prospectus with the Securities Commissions in the Provinces of Canada, other than Quebec.
The preliminary prospectus and associated IPO are key steps in Hot Chili’s application to dual list the Company on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and fund an ambitious phase of growth and development ahead of the Company’s transition into a future copper producer.
The preliminary prospectus contains an offering of new ordinary shares (Share or Shares) of the Company to raise funds from institutional investors in Canada, the USA and other jurisdictions outside of Australia (Offering). iA Capital Markets and Cormark Securities Inc. are acting as co-lead underwriters for the Offering (Underwriters).
The offering price and size will be determined between the Company and the Underwriters in the context of the market following shareholder resolution of a proposed fifty (50) to one (1) consolidation (Consolidation) at the Company’s General Meeting scheduled for November 15, 2021.
The proposed Consolidation will reduce the number of ordinary shares currently on issue from approximately 4.4 billion to 87.5 million and provide a more effective capital structure of the Company, and a more appropriate share price for a wider range of investors, particularly institutional investors.
If the Consolidation is approved, the ordinary shares of the Company would begin trading on the ASX on a post-consolidation basis on November 17, 2021, with pricing of the IPO to be determined after that point.
Net proceeds from the IPO are proposed to be used to upgrade the Cortadera Resource, advance the Costa Fuego Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS), test several high-priority exploration targets and for general corporate purposes.
As previously announced, the Company intends to submit an application to list its Shares on the TSXV and has reserved the symbol “HCH”.
Listing will be subject to the Company fulfilling all of the initial listing requirements and conditions of the TSXV, and there is no assurance such a listing will be obtained. Closing of the IPO (Closing) is conditional upon the Shares from the IPO being approved for listing on the TSXV.
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Cortadera Copper Project
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.