VOLT LITHIUM ANNOUNCES TRANSITION TO PURE-PLAY LITHIUM DEVELOPER WITH TERMINATION OF OPTION AGREEMENTS FOR COPPER ASSETS
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Volt Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: VLT, OTCQB: VLTLF, FSE: S9G) (the “Company” or “Volt”) announced today the termination of two existing option agreements related to copper assets that were part of its predecessor company’s portfolio and were not being pursued as part of Volt’s strategy. With the termination of these agreements, Volt’s asset base has been streamlined and offer investors exposure to a growing, pure-play lithium development and technology company aiming to be North America’s first commercial producer of lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonates from oilfield brine.
Details of the Terminated Option Agreements
The two terminated option agreements include: (i) the option to acquire a 100% interest in the Stateline Property, pursuant to an option agreement among Cloudbreak Discovery PLC, Cloudbreak Discovery (Canada) Ltd., Tarsis Resources US Inc., Alianza Minerals Ltd. and Volt dated February 9, 2022 (the “Stateline Agreement”); and (ii) the option to acquire a 100% interest in the Silver King Property, pursuant to an option agreement among Goodsprings Exploration LLC, Robert Cole, Lori Cole and 1269280 BC Ltd. (“BCCo”) dated February 10, 2021 (the “SK Agreement”).
The terms of the Stateline Agreement were announced in the Company’s press release dated February 10, 2022. In accordance with the Stateline Agreement, the Company has given notice for the termination of the Stateline Agreement, which will be effective immediately. Upon termination, Volt is required to maintain the mineral claims that comprise the Stateline Property in good standing for a period of two years, which is expected to cost approximately $30,000.
The Company acquired the option underlying the SK Agreement when it acquired BCCo on October 27, 2021, pursuant to a three-cornered amalgamation in accordance with Section 260 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the “RTO Transaction”). Pursuant to the RTO Transaction, BCCo was amalgamated with 1303288 BC Ltd. (“Volt SubCo”), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The terms of the SK Agreement were disclosed in the Company’s filing statement dated October 18, 2021. In accordance with the SK Agreement, the Company, through Volt SubCo, has given notice for the termination of the SK Agreement, which will be effective immediately.
Volt is a lithium development and technology company aiming to be North America’s first commercial producer of lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonates from oilfield brine. Our strategy is to generate value for shareholders by leveraging management’s hydrocarbon experience and existing infrastructure to extract lithium deposits from existing wells, thereby reducing capital costs, lowering risks and supporting the world’s clean energy transition. With four differentiating pillars, and a proprietary Direct Lithium Extraction (“DLE”) technology, Volt’s innovative approach to development is focused on allowing the highest lithium recoveries with lowest costs, positioning us well for future commercialization. We are committed to operating efficiently and with transparency across all areas of the business staying sharply focused on creating long-term, sustainable shareholder value. Investors and/or other interested parties may sign up for updates about the Company’s continued progress on its website at www.voltlithium.com.
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Forward Looking Statements
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