Subiaco, December 22, 2020 - This news release is being disseminated by Rarex Ltd.
(the "Company") as required by National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over bids and Insider Reporting Issues ("NI 62-103").
The Company announces it has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with a vendor (the "Vendor") pursuant to which the Company has acquired an option (the "Option") to acquire 24,779,658 common shares (the "Shares") of Canada Rare Earth Corp. (the "Issuer"). Exercise of the Option by the Company was conditioned on payment by the Company to the Vendor of AUD$50,000 (approximately C$48,620), which has been satisfied, and the Option may be exercised on or before February 18, 2021 upon payment of an additional C$991,186.32. If exercised, the aggregate consideration payable by the Company to the Vendor for the Shares will be approximately C$1,039,806.32, being approximately C$0.04196 per Share. References to "AUD$" are to the Australian dollar and references to "C$" are to the Canadian dollar.
Immediately prior to the transaction above, the Company did not own or control any Shares. Pursuant to Canadian National Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids, the Company is deemed to have acquired beneficial ownership of 24,779,658 Shares of the Issuer as of the date hereof, which Shares represent approximately 12.26% of the outstanding Shares of the Issuer as of the date hereof.
The Option and any Shares acquired thereunder will be acquired by the Company for investment purposes. The Company's investment in the Issuer will be evaluated and increased or decreased as circumstances warrant, at the discretion of the Company. The Company will review its investment on an ongoing basis and, depending upon factors that it deems relevant, from time to time, may, among other things, subject to applicable laws: (i) acquire additional securities of the Issuer through market transactions, private agreements or otherwise; (ii) dispose of some or all of its securities of the Issuer, whether through market transactions, private agreements or otherwise; (iii) engage in discussions with representatives of the Issuer concerning, among other things, the Issuer's business plans, strategic policies and the composition of its board and management; (iv) seek to appoint nominees to the Issuer board or otherwise influence the composition of the board and management; (v) pursue an acquisition, merger, joint venture or other corporate transaction involving the Issuer and/or its shareholders; (vi) take such other actions with respect to the Issuer as the Company may, from time to time, determine appropriate; (vii) communicate with other shareholders, industry participants and other interested parties concerning the Issuer; and (viii) change its plans and intentions at any time or from time to time, as it deems appropriate.
Rarex Ltd. is a company incorporated under the laws of Australia. The Company will file an early warning report under NI 62-103 under the Issuer's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) respecting the Option. A copy of such report may be obtained by contacting:
Attn: Jeremy Robinson, Managing Director
Suite 23, 513 Hay Street
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008
Telephone: +61 8 6143 6720