Orbite Provides Corporate Update
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwired – March 6, 2018) - Orbite Technologies Inc. (“Orbite” or the “Company”) (NEX:ORT.H) today provided an update on the motion filed against its insurer to receive an indemnification payment.
On November 16, 2017, the Company announced it had filed a motion against its insurer Royal Sun Alliance for the payment of approximately $23.3 million to recover the costs associated with repairing the heating element system of the calcination equipment and the fixed costs incurred during the downtime experienced. The court rendered a decision on February 23, 2017 which denied the motion filed by Orbite (“the Judgment”).
On February 26, 2018, Orbite filed a de bene esse Motion for leave to appeal from the Judgment. Orbite also filed a second motion requesting that the appeal be heard on an accelerated basis. Immediately following a hearing that took place on March 5, 2018, a judge of the Québec Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Orbite, declaring that Orbite has a right to appeal from the Judgment. The Court of Appeal has also accepted to hear Orbite’s appeal on an accelerated basis at the first available date. The appeal will be heard by a panel of three judges and the hearing date has not yet been determined by the Court of Appeal.
Orbite Technologies Inc. is a Canadian cleantech company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud, fly ash as well as serpentine residues from chrysotile processing sites. Orbite is currently in the process of finalizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec and has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit. The Company’s portfolio contains 15 intellectual property families, including 44 patents and 33 pending patent applications in 11 different countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, Japan and Russia. The Company also operates a state of the art technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.
Certain information contained in this document may include “forward-looking information”. Without limiting the foregoing, the information and any forward-looking information include statements regarding projects, costs, objectives and future returns of the Company or hypotheses underlying these items. In this document, words such as “may”,” confident”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate” and similar words and the negative form thereof are used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether, or the times at or by which, such future performance will be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are based on information available at the time and/or the Company management’s good-faith beliefs with respect to future events and are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect anticipated results and future events also include, but are not limited to, those described in the section of the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) entitled “Risk and Uncertainties” as filed on November 28, 2017 on SEDAR, as well as those under the headings “Going Concerns”, Commercial Operation of HPA Plant”, “We will need to raise capital to continue our growth” and “Development Goals and Time Frames” described in the MD&A filed on March 31, 2017.
The Company does not intend, nor does it undertake, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this document to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.
Yves Noel, VP Business Development
Francois Ducharme, General Manager Quebec City Office