Vancouver, BC – Ultra Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: ULI) (FSE: QFB) (“ULI” or “the Company”) – Messrs. Shaoguo Cao, Xiaomin Chen and Zhang Guoqing (individually a “Seller” and together referred to as the “Sellers”), all of Wenzhou, China, jointly announce that each Seller has sold 8,000,000 common shares (aggregate 24,000,000) of Ultra Lithium Inc. (“ULI”) (TSXV: ULI) in private transactions, to Wenzhou Liten Dreamwork Investment Real Estate Co., Ltd. (“Liten”) for the price of CAD$0.33 per share. Liten is a private Chinese company controlled by Mr. Shaoguo Cao, one of the Sellers and a director and Chairman of the Board of ULI.
In addition to the 24,000,000 common shares of ULI sold to Liten by the Sellers, Liten has acquired an additional 5,000,000 common shares of ULI from two other individuals in private transactions. Liten has relied upon the takeover bid exemption set forth in section 4.2(1) of
National Instrument 62-104 Takeover Bids and Issuer Bids.
The change of control of ULI resulting from the acquisition by Liten of an aggregate of 29,000,000 common shares was approved by a majority of the disinterested shareholders of ULI who cast votes at the annual and general meeting of shareholders of ULI held on March 2, 2018. The Sellers’ shares were excluded from voting on the resolution.
Immediately before completion of the private transactions, each of the Sellers held 8,000,000 of the 70,548,582 issued and outstanding common shares of ULI, representing 11.34% (aggregate 34%) of the issued capital of ULI on an undiluted basis, and 10.2% (aggregate 30.6%) of the issued capital of ULI on a fully diluted basis. Following the completion of the private sale, the Sellers together hold no common shares of ULI directly.
Mr. Cao, one of the Sellers, exercises control and direction over 29,000,000 common shares, representing 41.1% of the issued capital, of ULI on an undiluted basis, and 37.0% of the issued capital of ULI on a fully diluted basis, through his control of Liten.
Liten and Mr. Cao acquired the shares for investment purposes.
NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS
About Ultra Lithium Inc.
Ultra Lithium is an exploration and development company with a focus on the acquisition and development of lithium assets. The Company currently holds five brine lithium properties in Argentina, and one hard rock spodumene type lithium property at the Georgia Lake area in northwestern Ontario, Canada.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Kiki Smith, CFO
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