Earthworks announces amendment to Brokered Financing and Debt Extension
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VANCOUVER, BC, October 17, 2023 /CNW – Earthworks Industries Inc. (TSXV:EWK) (the “Company”) is
pleased to announce that it is amending the terms of its brokered private placement (the “Offering”)
previously announced on September 21, 2023. The amended Offering will be for a minimum of 5,000,000
up to a maximum of 7,500,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of C$0.20 per Unit (the
“Offering Price”) for gross proceeds to the Company of a minimum of C$1,000,000 up to a maximum of
Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one
common share purchase warrant of the Company (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder
thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at a price of C$0.40, subject to adjustment in certain
events, for a period of 24 months following the closing date of the Offering (the “Closing Date”).
The Company has entered into an amended and restated engagement letter agreement with Haywood
Securities Inc. to act as lead agent and sole bookrunner on behalf of a syndicate of agents (collectively,
the “Agents”) on a commercially reasonable efforts’ basis in connection with the Offering.
Upon closing of the Offering, the Company shall pay to the Agents: (i) a cash commission equal to 6% of
the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering; and (ii) non-transferrable broker warrants of the Company
exercisable at any time prior to the date that is 24 months from the Closing Date to acquire that number
of Units equal to 6% of the number of Units issued under the Offering at an exercise price equal to the
Issue Price, subject to adjustment in certain events.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for working capital, general corporate
purposes and to pay outstanding accounts payable and a debt extension fee.
Subject to compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and in accordance with National
Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”), the Offering is being made to purchasers
resident in all provinces and territories of Canada, except Quebec, pursuant to the listed issuer financing
exemption under Part 5A of NI 45-106 (the “Listed Issuer Financing Exemption”). The securities offered
under the Listed Issuer Financing Exemption will not be subject to a statutory hold period in accordance
with applicable Canadian securities laws. The Agents will also be entitled to offer the Units for sale in
jurisdictions outside of Canada provided it is understood that no prospectus filing or comparable
obligation arises in such other jurisdiction. All securities not issued pursuant to the Listed Issuer Financing
Exemption will be subject to a hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities law, expiring
four months and one day following the Closing Date.
An amended and restated offering document (the “Offering Document”) related to the Offering can be
accessed under the Company’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca and on the Company’s website at
www.earthworksinc.com. Prospective investors should read the Offering Document before making an
The Offering is scheduled to close on or about November 3, 2023. Completion of the Offering is subject
to certain conditions including, but not limited to, receiving subscriptions for the minimum amount of
C$1,000,000 under the Offering, the entering into of a definitive agency agreement between the Company
and the Agents with respect to the Offering and the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the
approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV“).
Cortina Project Update
As a further update, the Company is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amended debt
settlement agreement with North Bay Corporation (“North Bay”), dated October 15, 2023 (the “Amended
Debt Settlement Agreement”), granting a further option to extend the repayment date of debt owing to
North Bay by the Company (the “North Bay Debt”) from April 15, 2024, to November 15, 2024.
Pursuant to the Amended Debt Settlement Agreement, North Bay and the Company have agreed that:
a) on or about the Closing Date, the Company shall issue to North Bay, separate and apart
from the Offering and pursuant to available prospectus exemptions, 3,335,000 units of
the Company at a price per unit of US$0.15 in settlement of US$500,000. Each unit issued
to North Bay shall consist of one (1) Common Share and one (1) common share purchase
warrant of the Company entitling the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common
Share at a price of $0.40 per Common Share from the date of issuance, expiring October
b) the repayment date of the remaining US$2,150,000 of the North Bay Debt shall be
extended to April 15, 2024. The Company shall pay a fee to North Bay for the extension,
equal to 25% of the net proceeds of the Company’s next financing;
c) following the Closing Date, the Company shall have an option to extend such repayment
date to November 15, 2024. Upon exercise of such option to extend, the Company shall
issue to North Bay, separate and apart from the Offering and pursuant to available
prospectus exemptions, units of the Company in settlement of US$500,000 at the price
of the Common Shares at such time. Each unit issued to North Bay shall consist of one (1)
Common Share and one (1) Common Share purchase warrant of the Company entitling
the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at a price and expiry date
to be determined at the time of issuance; and
d) interest will accrue at 10.0% per annum on the total principal and accrued interest
outstanding of approximately US$6,000,000 from October 10, 2023 and be paid in
addition to the remaining settlement amount of US$2,150,000.
The Amended Debt Settlement Agreement is subject to acceptance by the TSXV by November 30, 2023.
Earthworks’ CEO, David Atkinson, commented: “The amended Offering size significantly reduces potential
dilution to shareholders and reflects the adjustment in liquidity requirements of Earthworks as a result of
both the extension to the debt settlement repayment date and the reduced principal payment required for
the North Bay loan. These amendments are a testament to North Bay’s confidence in Earthworks and the
Cortina Project and allows Earthworks to avoid unnecessary equity dilution to shareholders”.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the
United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be,
registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or under any U.S. state
securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable
exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act, as amended, and applicable state
For further information, contact:
Earthworks Industries Inc.
Forward Looking Statements:
The news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively
“forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities regulations. All
statements contained herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements
and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any
statements that involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections,
objective assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as
“expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”,
“scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or
“will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to
statements regarding: closing of the Offering on the terms described herein or at all; the expected Closing
Date of the Offering; TSXV approval of the Offering; and the use of proceeds of the Offering.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release. There can be
no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is
cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements.
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