Kaizen Discovery announces US$1.25 million short-term loan from HPX TechCoVANCOUVER, CANADA --- Kaizen Discovery Inc. (TSXV: KZD; otherwise "Kaizen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has arranged an additional US$1.25 million short-term loan (the "Loan") from its majority shareholder HPX TechCo Inc. ("HPX"); a wholly-owned subsidiary of High Power Exploration Inc.
HPX will advance funds under the Loan in its discretion from time to time upon request by Kaizen prior to the maturity date. The Loan is in addition to the existing short-term loan of US$2.15 million from HPX, and Kaizen has issued to HPX an amended and restated unsecured promissory note that replaces the unsecured promissory note covering the existing short-term loan that was due on June 30, 2020 (refer to Kaizen's news release dated December 23, 2019). The amended promissory note evidences the total of up to US$3.4 million plus interest that will be owed to HPX and reflects a maturity date for all amounts owing of December 31, 2020. The Loan has an interest rate of 10% per annum, compounding only at maturity. The interest rate will increase to 12% per annum in the event that Kaizen does not repay the amount owing upon the maturity date.
The Loan constitutes a "related party transaction" under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 -- Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") as HPX is a related party of Kaizen given its greater than 10% beneficial shareholding. Pursuant to Section 5.7(1)(f) of MI 61-101, the Company is exempt from obtaining minority approval of the Company's shareholders in respect of the Loan because it was determined that the Loan is on reasonable commercial terms that are not less advantageous to the Company than if the Loan was obtained from a person dealing at arm's length with the Company and because the Loan is not convertible into, or repayable in, equity or voting securities of the Company or a subsidiary of the Company or otherwise participating in nature. The Company will file a material change report in respect of the Loan. However, the material change report will be filed less than 21 days prior to the closing of the Loan, which is consistent with market practice and which the Company deems is reasonable in the circumstances.
The Company intends to use the additional proceeds for general working capital purposes.
Kaizen is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company with exploration projects in Peru and Canada. More information on Kaizen is available at www.kaizendiscovery.com
ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY
Eric Finlayson, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Evan Young +1-604-689-8765
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This news release includes "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All statements included in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements with respect to the Loan, including the drawdown, repayment schedule and intended purposes of the Loan. Forward-looking statements include predictions, projections and forecasts and are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "potential", "target", "budget" and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may", "will", "should", "could" or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions and includes the negatives thereof.
Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by management based on the business and markets in which the Company operates, are inherently subject to significant operational, economic, and competitive uncertainties, risks and contingencies. These include assumptions regarding, among other things: general business and economic conditions; the availability of additional exploration and mineral project financing; the supply and demand for, inventories of, and the level and volatility of the prices of metals; the timing and receipt of governmental permits and approvals; the timing and receipt of community and landowner approvals; changes in regulations; political factors; the accuracy of the Company's interpretation of drill results; the geology, grade and continuity of the Company's mineral deposits; the availability of equipment, skilled labour and services needed for the exploration and development of mineral properties; and currency fluctuations. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results, and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include actual exploration results, interpretation of metallurgical characteristics of the mineralization, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, delays or inability to receive required approvals, unknown impact related to potential business disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, or another infectious illness, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators, including those described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company's most recently filed MD&A. The Company does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable law.
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