Vancouver, British Columbia – World Copper Ltd. (“World Copper”, “Cardero” or the “Company”) (TSX: WCU, OTCQX: WCUFF, Frankfurt: 7LYO), reports that, subject to TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) acceptance, the Company will extend the due dates on advances from E.L. II Properties Trust, a company owned by Robert C. Kopple, a director of the Company (the “Lender”).
There are three loans in the aggregate amount of USD 1,065,265 equivalent Canadian amount converted at CAD 1.3565, CAD 1,445,031.97 (the “Loans”).
The Company has arranged to extend the due dates on the three loans to February 22, 2024 (the New “Maturity Dates”). The Company has agreed to issue in aggregate 10,321,657 non-transferable bonus common share purchase warrants (each, a “Bonus Warrant”) to the Lender subject to receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange for this Loan Extension and Bonus Warrants issue. Each Bonus Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company at an exercise price of CAD 0.14 per share expiring February 22, 2024. The Bonus Warrants are calculated based on the original loan amount of USD 1,065,265 converted to CAD 1,445,031.97 based on the exchange rate at December 29, 2022. All securities issued pursuant to the Loans will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day in Canada from the date of issuance.
This transaction constitutes a “related party transaction” as such term is defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements under MI 61- 101. The Company is exempt from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 in reliance on sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the transaction, insofar as it involves interested parties, is not more than the 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.”
ABOUT WORLD COPPER LTD.
World Copper Ltd., headquartered in Vancouver, BC, is a Canadian resource company focused on the exploration and development of its two primary copper porphyry projects, Escalones and Cristal, both located in Chile. World Copper has laid claim to four copper porphyry targets, one with estimated resources, significant soluble copper mineralization, and exciting potential to expand the resource base.
The World Copper team has a unique skill in navigating the mining sector within Chile, with some members having worked in the country for more than 40 years and with discovery success.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
WORLD COPPER LTD.
Chief Executive Officer
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