LUR has accordingly acquired a 100% interest in the Central Mineral Belt Uranium-Copper Project and the Notakwanon Uranium Project in Labrador (the “Altius Projects”) from Altius in exchange for 8,000,000 common shares of LUR (the “Shares”) and a 2% gross overriding royalty on the Altius Projects.
Early Warning Disclosure
Pursuant to this transaction Altius acquired 8,000,000 LUR Shares, representing approximately 16.8% of the issued and outstanding LUR Shares on a non-diluted basis. The Shares are subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from issuance. Prior to completion of this transaction Altius did not own any LUR Shares.
While Altius currently has no plans or intentions with respect to the LUR Shares, depending on market conditions, general economic and industry conditions, trading prices of LUR’s securities, LUR’s business, financial condition and prospects and/or other relevant factors, Altius may develop such plans or intentions in the future and, may from time to time acquire additional securities, dispose of some or all of the existing or additional securities or may continue to hold the LUR Shares or other securities of LUR. Altius will file an early warning report under National Instrument 62-103 in connection with the closing of this transaction.
Altius’s strategy is to create per share growth through a diversified portfolio of royalty assets that relate to long life, high margin operations. This strategy further provides shareholders with exposures that are well aligned with sustainability-related global growth trends including the electricity generation transition from fossil fuel to renewables, transportation electrification, reduced emissions from steelmaking and increasing agricultural yield requirements.
These macro-trends each hold the potential to cause increased demand for many of Altius’s commodity exposures including copper, renewable based electricity, several key battery metals (lithium, nickel and cobalt), clean iron ore, and potash.
In addition, Altius runs a successful Project Generation business that originates mineral projects for sale to developers in exchange for equity positions and royalties. Altius has 41,175,595 common shares issued and outstanding that are listed on Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange. It is a member of both the S&P/TSX Small Cap and S&P/TSX Global Mining Indices.