Eric Sprott Announces Disposition of Holdings in Benchmark Metals Inc.
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 20, 2022) - Eric Sprott announces that today, 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation which is beneficially owned by him, disposed of 26,082,309 common shares of Benchmark Metals Inc., over the TSX Venture Exchange (representing approximately 12.9% of the outstanding common shares on a non-diluted basis) at a price of $1.10 per share for aggregate consideration of approximately $28,690,540.
Mr. Sprott now owns and controls no common shares and 3,846,154 common share purchase warrants representing approximately 1.9% of the outstanding common shares on a partially-diluted basis. Prior to the disposition, Mr. Sprott beneficially owned and controlled 26,082,309 common shares and 3,846,154 common share purchase warrants (representing approximately, 12.9% on a non-diluted basis and approximately 14.6% on a partially diluted basis). The disposition resulted in an ownership change, on a partially diluted basis, of 12.7% since the last filing of an Early Warning Report and bring total holdings to under 10% on a partially diluted basis. As a result, Mr Sprott and 2176423 Ontario Limited ceased to be insiders of Benchmark Metals.
The securities noted above are held for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell the securities including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors.
Benchmark Metals is located at 10545-45 Avenue NW, 250 Southridge, Suite 300, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 4M9. A copy of the early warning report with respect to the foregoing will appear on the company's profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com and may also be obtained by calling Mr. Sprott's office at (416) 945-3294 (2176423 Ontario Ltd., 200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1).
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