TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 9, 2017) - Jacob Securities Holdings Inc. (the "Acquiror") announces that, on December 30, 2016, it acquired 10,157,400 common shares of Ceylon Graphite Corp. (formerly NWest Energy Corp.) (the "Company"), 10,157,400 special warrants and 704,246 common share purchase warrants of the Company in exchange for 6,000 common shares and 208 warrants of Plumbago Refining Corp. B.V. ("Plumbago") held by the Acquiror, in connection with a Reverse Takeover (as that term is defined by the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") (the "RTO") of the Company by Plumbago which was conducted through the facilities of the TSXV.
Immediately prior to the closing of the RTO, the Acquiror did not hold any shares of the Company. Immediately following the closing of the RTO, the Acquiror holds, directly or indirectly, 10,157,400 common shares, representing approximately 19.7% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company, 10,157,400 special warrants convertible into 10,157,400 common shares, representing approximately 40% of the issued and outstanding special warrants (assuming no other exercise of any convertible securities) of the Company and 704,246 common share purchase warrants convertible into 704,246 common shares, representing approximately 100% of the issued and outstanding common share purchase warrants (assuming no other exercise of any convertible securities) of the Company, which are subject to a certain escrow release event and an applicable TSXV escrow time based release schedule, as more particularly described in the Company's filing statement filed in connection with the RTO dated December 22, 2016, available on SEDAR under the Company's profile. Assuming the conversion of the special warrants and common share purchase warrants held by the Acquiror, it would hold, directly or indirectly, 21,019,046 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 33.7% of the currently issued and outstanding common shares (assuming no other exercise of any convertible securities).
The Acquiror acquired ownership of the 10,157,400 common shares, 10,157,400 special warrants and 704,246 common share purchase warrants pursuant to the RTO. The 10,157,400 common shares were acquired at a deemed price of $0.20 per share, any common shares acquired upon conversion of the special warrants have a deemed price of $0.20 per Share and any common shares acquired upon conversion of the common share purchase warrants have a deemed price of $0.20 per common share, such that the aggregate deemed value of the common shares and the common shares acquired upon the conversion of all 10,157,400 special warrants and 704,246 common share purchase warrants held by the Acquiror is $4,203,809.20.
In accordance with applicable securities laws, the Acquiror may, from time to time and at any time, acquire additional common shares of the Company and/or other equity, debt or other securities or instruments (collectively, "Securities") of the Company in the open market or otherwise, and it reserves the right to dispose of any or all of its Securities in the open market or otherwise at any time and from time to time, and to engage in similar transactions with respect to the Securities, the whole depending on market conditions, the business and prospects of the Company and other relevant factors, subject to applicable escrow restrictions. A copy of an early warning report filed by the Acquiror in connection with the RTO is available on SEDAR under the Company's profile. This press release is issued under the early warning provisions of Canadian securities legislation.
For further information or for a copy of the early warning report filed with the relevant Canadian Securities regulators in conjunction with this news release please contact Jacob Securities Holdings Inc. Attention: Khurram Malik at 416-875-8395.
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