Orbite Aluminae Inc.
TSX : ORT
OTCQX : EORBF

Orbite Aluminae Inc.

April 06, 2015 10:25 ET

Orbite Completes Bought Deal Financing for $10 Million

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 6, 2015) - Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) ("Orbite" or the "Company") today announces that, further to its press release of March 31, 2015, it has completed the first portion of the public offering of units in the amount of $10,000,000 under the short form base shelf prospectus and prospectus supplement dated March 18 and March 30, 2015 respectively (the "Offering"). Euro Pacific Canada Inc., the Underwriter under the Offering, still has an option to purchase an additional $5,000,000 of units within 30 days from the date hereof.

"We are very pleased we managed to raise funds in excess of the $8,500,000 bought deal portion," stated Glenn Kelly, CEO of Orbite. "It is very rare that a pre-revenue company manages to get a bought deal, and we believe this speaks to the strength of our story. We continue to progress towards completion of our first commercial plant and I look forward to reporting on our progress in the coming weeks and months."

Each unit consists of $1,000 principal amount of 5% convertible unsecured unsubordinated debentures (the "Debentures") and 1,077 share purchase warrants (each a "Warrant") of the Company. The Debentures will mature on April 6, 2020 (the "Maturity Date") and will bear interest at a rate of 5% per annum payable semi-annually.

Each Debenture will be convertible, at the option of the holder at any time prior to the Maturity Date, into the number of shares computed on the basis of (i) the principal amount of the Debentures divided by the conversion price of $0.325 per share (the "Conversion Price"), and (ii) an amount equal to the additional interest amount that such holder would have received if it had held the Debenture until the Maturity Date (the "Make-Whole Amount") divided by the then 5 day volume weighted average trading price of the shares on the TSX (the "Current Market Price"). The Make-Whole Amount shall be reduced by 1% for each 1% that the Current Market Price at time of conversion exceeds the Conversion Price. Each Warrant will be exercisable into one share for a period of 36 months from their issue date at a price of $0.39 per share.

For its services, Euro Pacific Canada Inc. received a cash commission of $600,000 (equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised) and 1,846,153 of non-transferable broker warrants (equal to 6% of the shares into which the principal of the Debentures sold are convertible). Each broker warrant is exercisable into one share for a period of 36 months at a price of $0.39 per share.

The aggregate number of shares to be issued upon conversion of the Debentures and for any payment of the Make-Whole Amount shall not exceed the number of shares equal to the principal amount of the Debentures divided by $0.325 less the 25% maximum discount allowable by the Toronto Stock Exchange. The units are qualified for sale by way of the Company's short form base shelf prospectus dated March 18, 2015 and prospectus supplement dated March 30, 2015.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund the Company's high purity alumina production facility in Cap-Chat, Québec and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities offered in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Orbite

Orbite Aluminae Inc. is a Canadian clean technology based mineral-processing and resource development company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud, fly ash as well as serpentine residues from chrysotile processing sites. Orbite is currently in the process of finalizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec and has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit. The Company's portfolio contains 15 intellectual property families, including 15 patents and 98 pending patent applications in 11 different countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan and Russia. The Company also operates a state of the art technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.

Forward-looking statements

Certain information contained in this document may include "forward-looking information". Without limiting the foregoing, the information and any forward-looking information may include statements regarding projects, costs, objectives and future returns of the Company or hypotheses underlying these items. In this document, words such as "may", "would", "could", "will", "likely", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "estimate" and similar words and the negative form thereof are used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether, or the times at or by which, such future performance will be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are based on information available at the time and/or the Company management's good-faith beliefs with respect to future events and are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These risks uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, those described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's short form base shelf prospectus dated March 18, 2015 and prospectus supplement dated March 30, 2015.

The Company does not intend, nor does it undertake, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this document to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

Contact Information

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