30 August 2021 – TheNewswire – Australia – Jervois Global Limited is pleased to announce the successful closing of the retail component of its underwritten 1 for 1.56 accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer of new fully paid ordinary shares announced to ASX on Tuesday, 27 July 2021. The Retail Entitlement Offer closed at 5:00pm on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 and raised a total of approximately A$178 million at …
30 August 2021 – TheNewswire – Australia – Jervois Global Limited (” Jervois ” or the “ Company ”, formerly Jervois Mining Limited) (ASX:JRV) (TSXV:JRV) (OTC:JRVMF) is pleased to announce the successful closing of the retail component of its underwritten 1 for 1.56 accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer (the “ Retail Entitlement Offer ”) of new fully paid ordinary shares (“ New Shares ”) announced to ASX on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.
The Retail Entitlement Offer closed at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 and raised a total of approximately A$178 million at A$0.44 per New Share and the net proceeds will be available to Jervois on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 in Australia when the New Shares are issued.
Jervois raised approximately A$313 million in total under the Retail Entitlement Offer and Jervois’ previously announced and closed institutional placement and institutional component of the entitlement offer (collectively, the “ Offer ”).
The net proceeds from the Offer are expected to be used to fund the acquisition of Freeport Cobalt, for Idaho Cobalt Operations development expenditure and for general corporate purposes, including advancement of feasibility studies at the São Miguel Paulista nickel cobalt refinery in Brazil.
Applications for a total of 116,157,489 New Shares were received from eligible retail shareholders under the Retail Entitlement Offer, for A$51.1 million in gross cash proceeds to the Company. This represented an overall take up rate of approximately 29% (and a take-up rate of entitlements by eligible retail shareholders of close to 38%).
It is expected that the approximately 288 million New Shares that were not taken up under the Retail Entitlement Offer will be allotted to sub-underwriters of the Retail Entitlement Offer.
Approximately 404 million New Shares to be issued under the Retail Entitlement Offer are expected to be allotted on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 and are expected to trade on the ASX on a normal settlement basis on Thursday, 2 September 2021. The New Shares will rank equally with currently issued and outstanding Jervois shares.
Holding statements are expected to be despatched on Thursday, 2 September 2021.
Further information regarding the Retail Entitlement Offer is contained in the Investor Presentation released to the ASX on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 and the Retail Offer Booklet released to the ASX on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.
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