Quebec City, Quebec -- (Marketwire) -- 06/29/12 – Nemaska Lithium Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the second tranche of a brokered private placement of an aggregate number of 500,000 flow-through units (the "Flow-Through Units") in the capital of the Corporation, at a price of $0.50 per Flow-Through Unit, for an aggregate gross proceeds of $250,000, finalizing a $1,615,000 financing (the "Financing"), the first tranche of which was closed as of June 20, 2012 and announced as of June 21, 2012.
Each Flow-Through Unit is comprised of one flow-through common share in the capital of the Corporation and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant (the "Warrant") shall entitle the holder thereof to acquire one non flow-through common share of the capital of the Corporation (the "Warrant Share"), at a price of $0.65 per Warrant Share, until December 30, 2013.
The Financing was conducted through a syndicate co-led by Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Casimir Capital Ltd. acting as agents (the "Agents").
In consideration for the services rendered in connection with the second tranche of the Financing, the Agents received an aggregate cash commission of $17,500 and an aggregate number of 35,000 compensation options to purchase up to 35,000 common shares in the capital of the Corporation, at a price of $0.50 per common share, until December 30, 2013.
The net proceeds of the Financing will be used by the Corporation to incur exploration expenses on its properties located in the Province of Quebec.
All securities issued pursuant to the second tranche of the Financing are subject to a restricted period of four months and a day, ending on October 30, 2012 under applicable Canadian securities legislation. As a result of the Financing, the Corporation will have 100,734,674 common shares issued and outstanding.
The Corporation expects to be able to file shortly all required documentation to satisfy the conditional acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Nemaska is an exploration and development corporation that is currently involved in the development of its Whabouchi lithium deposit located in the James Bay region, Province of Quebec. Nemaska has also developed innovative processes to transform lithium minerals into value added lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate. Nemaska also owns 100% of the Sirmac lithium project, located at about 125 km south of the Whabouchi deposit. Both projects are easily accessible year round by the Route du Nord from Chibougamau. The Whabouchi lithium deposit is located near the Cree community of Nemaska and the Nemiscau airport. Nemaska is also an important shareholder of Monarques Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MQR).
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance and achievements of Nemaska to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the said forward-looking statements.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.