Toronto, December 5th, 2022 – Canadian Copper Inc. (CSE:CCI) (“Canadian Copper” or the “Company”) announces that it has initiated a non-brokered, flow-through share offering (the “FT Offering”) of up to 3,000,000 flow-through shares (the “FT Shares“) of the Company at a price of C$0.10 per FT Share with each FT Share consisting of one common share of the Company that qualifies as a flow-through share as defined in section 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada). The FT Offering is for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $300,000. The proposed April 7th, 2022 Federal Budget (please click here) introduced a new 30% Critical Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (“CMETC”) for specified minerals, including copper and zinc to which this offering of Canadian Copper FT Shares should qualify.
The purpose and use for this proposed funding are as follows:
- Continue to advance the Chester Copper Project (“Chester”) through additional near deposit exploration work. Further, contribute to the development of regional exploration targets that may be generated by our recently completed 4000+ meter regional trenching program on the Chester Property.
- Further de-risk the Chester deposit with metallurgical test work focused on the beneficiation understanding of the Central and East Zone. These areas contributed significantly to the Mineral Resource Estimate expansion announced on November 1st, 2022 (please click here).
- Initiate preliminary ore sorting testing program. The purpose of this ore sorting program is to potentially improve the Chester copper ore body by increasing the value per ton of mill feed and reduce the amount of waste material required to mine the deposit. Further, this testing program will improve our understanding of potential toll milling opportunities and their economic viability.
- Budget and funding dependent, begin regional prospecting at the Murray Brook West Project.
The proceeds of the FT Offering will be used to incur eligible “Canadian exploration expenses” that qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” as both terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Qualifying Expenditures“) related to the Company’s projects in New Brunswick, Canada. The Company plans to incur Qualifying Expenditures on or before December 31, 2023 (or such other period as may be permissible under applicable tax legislation), and to renounce all the Qualifying Expenditures in favour of the subscribers of the FT Shares effective December 31, 2022.
It is the intention of the Company to incur, and renounce to subscribers, pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, expenses that will qualify for the CMETC, if the intended exploration program and proposed Qualifying Expenditures will qualify for the CMETC upon its enactment, and it is reasonable for the Company, in its determination, to comply with the requirements of the CMETC and incur and renounce the CMETC to the Subscriber.
Closing is expected on or about December 16, 2022, or such other date as the Company may determine. While the FT Offering is being affected by the Company on a non-brokered basis, the Company may pay finder’s fees to arm’s-length third parties consisting of a cash commission of up to 7% of the gross proceeds of the FT Offering. A statutory four month plus one day hold period will apply to all securities issued in connection with the FT Offering. The FT Offering is subject to CSE and regulatory approval.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the 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 have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the 1933 Act and any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements is available.
About Canadian Copper Inc.
Canadian Copper is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with a copper and base metals portfolio of historical resources and grassroots projects. The Company is focused on the prolific Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) of New Brunswick, Canada. There are currently 66,475,000 shares issued and outstanding in the Company.