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Canada Nickel receives equity investment from Samsung SDI

Jan 12, 2024

On the heels of a major investment by Agnico Eagle, Canada Nickel Company Inc. has entered today into a Subscription Agreement with Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. to make a US$18.5 million investment in Canada Nickel at a price of C$1.57 per Common Share. Upon closing of the private placement contemplated in the Subscription Agreement, Samsung SDI will own approximately 15.6 million shares of the common shares of Canada Nickel, representing approximately 8.7% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares on a non-diluted basis.
“We are very pleased to welcome Samsung SDI as an investor and project partner with Canada Nickel,” said Mark Selby, CEO of Canada Nickel.   “As we advance the Crawford Nickel Sulphide Project, it is critical to form long-term partnerships with companies that truly understand how crucial this production is for electric vehicle supply chains across North America and Europe. As one of the world’s leading electric vehicle battery manufacturers, Samsung SDI not only understands our vital role in these supply chains, but also believes in Canada Nickel’s vision for responsible, large scale, net-zero carbon nickel production.  Together, our companies are paving the way for a more sustainable future.”
“We are pleased to partner with Canada Nickel through this opportunity,” said Ikhyeon Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung SDI. “We look forward to working with Canada Nickel to contribute to the growing battery manufacturing industry through this partnership.”
Samsung SDI is a manufacturer of rechargeable batteries for the IT industry, automobiles, and energy storage systems (“ESS”), as well as cutting-edge materials used to produce semiconductors and displays. Samsung SDI’s executive managers and staff members focus efforts to develop the next generation’s growth drivers in order to secure Samsung SDI’s place as a creative leader in the energy and materials industry.
Subscription Agreement and Investor Rights Agreement
The Subscription Agreement and the Investor Rights Agreement contain certain customary terms and conditions.  Samsung SDI will have a pro rata right in any future issuance of Common Shares or any securities that are or may become convertible, exchangeable or exercisable into Common Shares to maintain its shareholding as long as it holds 7.5% or more of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of the Company.

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