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Summit Minerals Limited (ASX: SUM) – $2m Oversubscribed Placement to Accelerate Brazillian Niobium and REE Exploration Activities

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Completion of an oversubscribed $2M placement, well supported by existing and new domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors at a premium to the 15-day VWAP.
  • Funds will be used to accelerate exploration activities at the Company’s Niobium and REE projects in Brazil, namely the Equador and Juazerinho Prospect’s which have had historical near surface artisanal activities for Niobium and Tantalum.
  • The Company’s Managing Director has completed a very successful community engagement and project site visit, strengthening Summit’s in country presence.
  • The Company anticipates that a field exploration program at the Juazerinho Niobium Project will commence in early June 2024, following completion of Phase 1 Exploration program at Equador.
  • Summit now has a strong cash balance of ~$3.6M1 to continue with aggressive and systematic exploration of its Brazilian Niobium and REE portfolio and assess additional complimentary opportunities. 

Summit Minerals Limited (ASX: SUM) (“Summit” or the “Company”), an Australian-focused ASX-listed battery mineral exploration Company, is pleased to announce the successful completion of an oversubscribed equity placement, securing firm commitment from institutional and sophisticated investors for $2M at an offer price of $0.185 per share via the issue of ~10,810,811 shares. (New Shares). 9,195,000 New Shares ($1,701,075) will be issued under the Company’s remaining 7.1 (3,430,950) and 7.1A (5,764,050) capacity, whilst a second tranche of 1,615,811 New Shares ($298,925) will be issued, subject to Shareholder Approval, following the Company’s EGM, which is scheduled for 20 June 2024.

Funds from the placement will be used to accelerate aggressive and systematic exploration at its Brazilian portfolio of Niobium and REE assets as well as assess additional complimentary opportunities. 

Summit’s Managing Director, Gower He, commented,

“The overwhelming interest we received for this placement demonstrates the market’s appreciation of our aggressive exploration approach to our Brazilian projects as well as the market’s interest in getting in early on promising niobium projects. 

Whilst we are still very much in the early stages of our niobium exploration program, we are very excited by what we have been seeing in the field.

I was really impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of our in-country geological team during my recent trip to Brazil. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to engage the local community, and I was pleased to hear that they are all supportive of exploration work in the region.

This is an exciting time for our Company, and I look forward to keeping shareholders informed of our progress.”


About us:

Summit Minerals Limited is an Australian-focused ASX-listed battery mineral exploration Company with a portfolio of projects in demand-driven commodities. It is focused on systematically exploring and developing its projects to delineate multiple JORC-compliant resources.


Contact details:

Chloe Hayes

chloe@janemorganmanagement.com.au

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