International CuMo Mining Corporation Completes Merger with US Public Traded Company
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - January 24, 2023) - Multi-Metal Development Ltd (TSXV: MLY) (OTC Pink: MLYCF) (formerly American Cumo Mining Corporation) and its subsidiary, International CuMo Mining Corporation (ICMC), are pleased to announce that ICMC has completed the merger with a US "shell corporation," Joway Health Industries Group Inc. (OTC Pink: GTVI). By virtue of the merger, ICMC is now trading on the OTC Pink market under the symbol noted above. Joway's name will be changed to Idaho Copper Corporation, and a new trading symbol will be secured. The new company will remain the operating entity for the CuMo project, one of the largest undeveloped copper and silver deposits in the US, and the world's largest undeveloped primary molybdenum deposit.
The purpose of the merger is to access US capital markets, in part to finance the ICMC's pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, and in part to reflect the project's important role in the US effort to reach self-sufficiency with respect to mineral resources.
ICMC's assets were valued at US$40mm for purposes of the merger. The transaction will involve no cash consideration. Current owners of GTVI will retain a 9.9% stake in the merged company, with ICMC holding the balance. The merged company will be managed by ICMC's existing management team, and ICMC has appointed all of its directors to the Board of Directors of the merged company.
The transaction is a first step towards up-listing the merged company to a senior US exchange, which is anticipated over the next 12 to 18 months.
A lockup agreement for ICMC shares has been signed by all material shareholders of the merged company. This lockup will remain in effect until the earlier of 18 months from the closing of the transaction or 3 months following an up-listing to a senior US stock exchange.
ICMC has been represented in this matter by Newbridge Securities, which will earn a commission for facilitating the transaction.
Mr. Shaun M. Dykes, M.Sc. (Eng), P.Geo., President and CEO of the Company is the designated qualified person for the CuMo Project, and prepared the technical information contained in this news release.
About Multi-Metal Development Ltd ("MultiMet")
MultiMet is focused on advancing the Bleiberg project in Austria, a historic lead Zinc and germanium project and is the major shareholder in Idaho Copper. Management is continuing to build an even stronger foundation from which to move the Company and its projects forward. For more information, please visit www.multimetdev.com.
About Idaho Mining Corporation
Idaho Copper Corporation is advancing the CuMo project, one of the largest copper and silver deposits in the US and the largest molybdenum deposit in the world.
For further information, please contact:
Multi-Metal Development Ltd
Shaun Dykes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 689-7902
Idaho Mining Corporation
Robert Scannell, Chief Financial Officer
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this new release.
Cautionary statement regarding forward‐looking information
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation including, but not limited to, statements that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, such the Company's ability to move its CuMo Project to feasibility and production, and to become one of the largest and lowest-cost molybdenum producers in the world as well as a significant producer of copper and silver. Forward-looking information is based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including the result of exploration activities, the ability of the Company to raise the financing for a feasibility study and to put the CuMo project into production, that no labour shortages or delays are experienced, that plant and equipment function as specified that the Court will not intervene with the Company's proposed exploration activities at the CuMo Project, and the ability of the Company to obtain all requisite permits and licenses to advance the CuMo Project and eventually bring it into production. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future prediction, projection or forecast expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of molybdenum, silver and copper; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's publicly filed documents, including the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the period ended March 31, 2022. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.
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