A-Labs Capital I Corp. Provides Update on Proposed Qualifying Transaction
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A-LABS CAPITAL I CORP. (the “Corporation”) (TSXV: ALBS.P), a capital pool company, provides an update on its proposed qualifying transaction (the “QT”) with BTC Holdings Pty Ltd. (“BTC”), further to the Company’s news releases issued on February 19, 2020 and August 20, 2020.Update on Expected Completion of Qualifying TransactionThe Corporation and BTC continue to work toward the completion of the QT. The Corporation and BTC have filed a complete submission with the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) requesting conditional approval for the QT. Subject to receipt of conditional approval, the Corporation expects to file its filing in connection with the QT on the Corporation’s SEDAR profile (the “Filing Statement”) and proceed toward closing of the QT by December 31, 2020.As such, the Corporation and BTC have agreed to extend the deadline (as set out in the previously announced Share Purchase Agreement) for completion of the QT from October 31, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The halt in trading of the common shares of the Corporation will remain in place until the completion of the QT. Trading in the Corporation’s common shares may be suspended or delisted at a future date should the parties determine to terminate the QT. It is anticipated that any Exchange approval of the QT will be subject to disinterested shareholder approval with respect to an arranger fee payable to an entity controlled by a current director of the Corporation, as more particularly described in the Filing Statement.Update on the Concurrent FinancingBTC has advised that, on October 29, 2020, it successfully completed the minimum offering and closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement (the “Concurrent Financing”) of subscription receipts of BTC (“Subscription Receipts”) for an aggregate of 1941 Subscription Receipts (3,373,344 Subscription Receipts on a post-consolidation basis), at a deemed price of CAD$1.00 per Subscription Receipt for gross proceeds in the amount of approximately CAD$3,373,344. BTC will close an additional tranche of the Concurrent Financing prior to closing of the QT which, together with the first tranche, is expected to be CAD$4,000,000, representing the maximum offering amount.For details regarding the terms of the Concurrent Financing, refer to the news release of the Corporation dated August 20, 2020. The gross proceeds of the Concurrent Financing are held in escrow pending satisfaction of the previously disclosed escrow release conditions.Change in Proposed Directors for the Board of the Resulting IssuerAs previously disclosed, Tony Gu Tao was expected to serve as one of the five proposed directors of the resulting issuer upon closing of the QT (the “Resulting Issuer”). Mr. Tao is no longer able to serve as a director of the Resulting Issuer due to personal reasons, and as such, the proposed directors of the Resulting Issuer are expected to be the remaining slate of four directors, as follows: Messrs. Carosa, Cain, Cohen and Landau.For information regarding these proposed directors and management of the Resulting Issuer, please refer to the Corporation’s news releases issued on February 19, 2020 and August 20, 2020 and the information to be contained in the Filing Statement when available on SEDAR.Further InformationAdditional information concerning the QT, the Corporation, BTC and the Resulting Issuer is provided in the Corporation’s news releases dated February 19, 2020 and August 20, 2020, as further updated by this new release, and will be provided in the Filing Statement, which will be available under the Corporation’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.Completion of the QT is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, Exchange acceptance and, as applicable pursuant to Exchange requirements, majority of the minority shareholder consent/consent from the non-conflicted shareholders to the QT. The QT cannot close until the required shareholder approval is obtained. There can be no assurance that the QT will be completed as proposed or at all.Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular or filing statement to be prepared in connection with the transaction, any information released or received with respect to the QT may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of a capital pool company should be considered highly speculative.The Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the QT and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.For further information, contact:Doron Cohen CEO and Director of the Corporation
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