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Vancouver, January 20, 2021 – FPX Nickel Corp. (FPX-TSX.V) (“FPX Nickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it intends to convert the full amount of principal and interest owing on the long-term loan provided to the Company by a Private Shareholder (the “Private Shareholder Loan”), totalling approximately $3,453,051, into 5,312,386 common shares of the Company at a price of C$0.65 per share (the “Debt Conversion”). On completion of the Debt Conversion, the Private Shareholder Loan will be extinguished and the Company will be debt-free.
All the securities issued pursuant to the Debt Conversion will be subject to a four (4) month hold period. Completion of the Debt Conversion is subject to receipt of all required regulatory and other approvals, including acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
The terms of the Private Shareholder Loan are described in the Company’s news release dated March 25, 2019. The Debt Conversion constitutes a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) as the Private Shareholder is a related party of FPX Nickel given his greater than 10% beneficial shareholding in the Company. Pursuant to Section 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, the Company is exempt from obtaining a formal valuation and minority approval of the Company’s shareholders in respect of the Debt Conversion due to the fair market value of the Debt Conversion being below 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
About FPX Nickel Corp.
FPX Nickel Corp. is focused on the exploration and development of the Decar Nickel District, located in central British Columbia, and other occurrences of the same unique style of naturally occurring nickel-iron alloy mineralization known as awaruite. For more information, please view the Company’s website at www.fpxnickel.com or contact Martin Turenne, President and CEO, at (604) 681-8600 or at [email protected].
On behalf of FPX Nickel Corp.
Martin Turenne, President, CEO and Director
Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is considered “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed in the Company’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.