Company Confirms Further Evidence of Brine-Forming Environment in Jackpot Lake Lithium Brine Project as Drilling Pushes Past 440-Metre Level
Vancouver, British Columbia / December 21, 2022 – Usha Resources Ltd. (“USHA” or the “Company”) (TSXV: USHA) (OTCQB: USHAF) (FSE: JO0), a North American mineral acquisition and exploration company focused on the development of drill-ready battery and precious metal projects,is pleased to announce that its shareholders (the “USHA Shareholders”) have approved the previously announced proposed spin-out of the Company’s wholly owned-subsidiary, Formation Metals Inc. (“Formation Metals” or “FMI”), through a plan of arrangement (“Arrangement”) between USHA and FMI. The special resolution was approved at the Company’s annual general and special meeting of its shareholders which was held on December 16, 2022 (the “ASGM“) by 99.76% of the votes cast.
Upon completion of the Arrangement and the share exchange pursuant to the Arrangement, each USHA Shareholder will receive one (1) common share of FMI with respect to every five (5) common shares of USHA held on the Share Distribution Record Date (the “Share Distribution Record Date”). For example, upon completion of the Arrangement, for each 10,000 common shares of USHA owned on the Share Distribution Record Date, the USHA Shareholder will own 2,000 common shares of FMI. USHA Shareholders will continue to own the same number of USHA common shares as they did on the Share Distribution Record Date.
FMI will then hold the Company’s interest in the Nicobat Nickel Project and will focus on the advancement of this project, while USHA will retain and focus on the advancement of its exploration projects in the USA, including the Jackpot Lake Lithium Brine Project where the Company has begun its drilling program (https://tinyurl.com/26ryndz3).
The Company will proceed with completing closing conditions of the Arrangement, including seeking final approval of the Arrangement by the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) in January 2023. The Arrangement cannot be completed until these conditions have been met.
USHA Shareholders must hold their USHA common shares on the Share Distribution Record Date in order to receive their pro rata portion of the FMI common shares being distributed pursuant to the Arrangement. USHA will disseminate a press release to notify shareholders in advance of the Share Distribution Record Date once the conditions to closing of the Arrangement have been satisfied.
The Company is also pleased to announce the results of voting on other resolutions at its 2022 AGSM held on December 16, 2022.
A total of 20,343,901 common shares were voted at the ASGM representing 57.76% of the votes attached to all outstanding common shares of the Company. Shareholders voted in favour of all items of business before the ASGM, including the election of all director nominees as follows:
Jackpot Lake Lithium Brine Project Exploration Update
The Company is also pleased to provide an update on drilling activities at its Jackpot Lake Lithium Brine Property (“Project”). The drill is now at the 440‑metre level and its exploration team has continued to encounter multiple zones of evaporite crystals as interbeds, veining, and inclusions within lacustrine sediments comprised of silty to sandy clays, clay sands and loams. Of note, halite has been identified, further supporting the presence of a brine environment at depth as halite would not form under freshwater conditions. The Company anticipates providing additional updates throughout January 2023.
A video update from the Company is available at this link.
The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Andrew Tims, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
About Usha Resources Ltd.
Usha Resources Ltd. is a North American mineral acquisition and exploration company focused on the development of quality battery and precious metal properties that are drill-ready with high-upside and expansion potential. Based in Vancouver, BC, USHA’s portfolio of strategic properties provides target-rich diversification and consist of Jackpot Lake, a lithium project in Nevada; Nicobat, a nickel-copper-cobalt project in Ontario; and Lost Basin, a gold-copper project in Arizona. USHA trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol USHA, the OTCQB Exchange under the symbol USHAF and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol JO0.
USHA RESOURCES LTD.
“Deepak Varshney” CEO and Director
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Forward-looking statementsThis news release contains “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking information reflects management’s current beliefs and are based on a number of estimates and/or assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking information are neither promises nor guarantees and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties, uncertain and volatile equity and capital markets, lack of available capital, actual results of exploration activities, environmental risks, future prices of base and other metals, operating risks, accidents, labour issues, delays in obtaining governmental approvals and permits, and other risks in the mining industry.
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The Company is presently an exploration stage company. Exploration is highly speculative in nature, involves many risks, requires substantial expenditures, and may not result in the discovery of mineral deposits that can be mined profitably. Furthermore, the Company currently has no reserves on any of its properties. As a result, there can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
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