Canada Computational Unlimited Corp. Announces Early Repayment of Bitcoin Loans and Purchase of Equipment
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 29, 2021) - Canada Computational Unlimited Corp. (TSXV: SATO) (the "Corporation") announces today that Canada Computational Unlimited Inc. ("CCU.ai"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, completed the early repayment of loans payable which are repayable in Bitcoin on September 29, 2021 (the "Termination Date").
Description of the BTC Loan Agreements
On June 30, 2019, CCU entered into bitcoin loan agreements (the "BTC Loan Agreements") pursuant to which it borrowed a total of 118.4743 bitcoins ("BTC") from eight shareholders of CCU: Romain Nouzareth, Mathieu Nouzareth, Julien Romanetto, Frédéric Montagnon and four other arm's length shareholders of CCU (collectively, the "Lenders").
The proceeds of the BTC Loan Agreements were used by CCU to purchase new mining equipment and increase its capacity to self-mine BTC. The BTC Loan Agreements provided CCU the ability to elect to repay in BTC according to pre-established phmaiases as described in the BTC Loan Agreements:
Early Repayment Phases
Phase 1: Each month until the mining equipment is connected, the Borrower will pay each Lender 0.075 BTC.
Phase 2: From the time the mining equipment is operational until the Borrower has repaid each Lender 3 BTC, the Borrower will pay to such Lender 85% of the BTC created using the mining equipment, less the electricity costs and the pool costs (1%) (the "Contribution Margin").
Phase 3: For 18 months after the end of Phase 2, repayment of 50% of the Contribution Margin.
No security was granted by CCU on any of its assets in connection with the BTC Loan Agreements, nor are there any securities of CCU or the Corporation to be issued in repayment of the BTC Loan Agreements.
Repayment of the BTC Loans Agreements
CCU made all payments required under Phase 1 of the BTC Loan Agreements until connection of the mining equipment. On the Termination Date, CCU and the Lenders agreed to proceed with the early repayment of all outstanding indebtedness under the BTC Loan Agreements and the payment of all other amounts owed to the Lenders pursuant to Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the BTC Loan Agreements (the "Early Repayment"). As of the date of the Early Repayment, a total of 12.1643 BTC were still outstanding and owed to the Lenders by CCU, representing an aggregate amount of C$641,123 . CCU proceeded to the repayment of C$27,044 to Romain Nouzareth, C$11,789 to Mathieu Nouzareth, C$214,340 to Julien Romanetto, C$324,531 to Frédéric Montagnon and C$63,418 to four other arm's length shareholders of CCU. Dollar amounts in this press release are based on the price of BTC as of September 29, 2021 for an amount of US$41,286, as indicated on Yahoo Finance The result of the Early Repayment is that CCU has no further indebtedness under the BTC Loan Agreements. The payment of the balance will be in BTC and will result in a gain of settlement of debt of an estimated amount of C$77,000.
Romain Nouzareth, Mathieu Nouzareth, Julien Romanetto and Frédéric Montagnon are shareholders and insiders of the Corporation and constitute related parties, as such term is defined under applicable Canadian securities law. The Early Repayment constitutes a related party transaction pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Securityholders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The Early Repayment of the BTC Loan Agreements is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as the amounts repaid to related parties are below 25% of the Corporation's market capitalization. The Early Repayment was approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation on September 28, 2021. The Corporation did not file a material change report 21 days prior to the date of the Early Repayment of the BTC Loan Agreements as the intention of the Corporation to accelerate the payment had not been confirmed at that time.
Romain Nouzareth beneficially owns or controls 11,079,552 shares of the Corporation, representing approximately 17.19 % on an undiluted basis and 15.48% on a fully diluted basis of the issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation; Mathieu Nouzareth beneficially owns or controls 8,326,710 shares of the Corporation, representing approximately 12.92 % on a non diluted basis and 11.64% on a fully diluted basis of the issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation; each of Julien Romanetto and Frédéric Montagnon beneficially owns or controls 6,405,722 shares of the Corporation, representing approximately 9.94 % on a non diluted basis and 8.95% on a fully diluted basis of the issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation. The Early Repayment of the BTC Loan Agreements does not affect or change the percentage of securities of the Corporation beneficially owned or controlled by each of Romain Nouzareth, Mathieu Nouzareth, Julien Romanetto and Frédéric Montagnon.
Purchase of Electrical Equipment
CCU bought electrical equipment for 10 MW for the Center One, and an additional 8 MW for future expansions. The deposit made related to this purchase is C$776,000 including sales taxes. The estimated delivery is December 2021 or earlier. This acquisition will allow CCU to pursue its objectives presented in the Filling Statement.
CCU.ai operates a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral bitcoin mining center with a contract of 20 MW of stable, eco-friendly energy. The company's high-density calculation centers are built for high-grade cryptocurrency mining, AI data processing, and fintech infrastructure.
Founded in 2017, CCU.ai is led by technology entrepreneurs, electricity and ventilation experts, network specialists, and Canadian industrialists. Since its inception, the company has pursued a vision of environmental stewardship throughout the mining process. The excess supply of renewable energy in the province of Québec has made this endeavor feasible and a great base for growth.
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