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RNS Number : 3781H

Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd.

05 April 2022

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE THE UK VERSION OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU NO. 596/2014) AS IT FORMS PART OF UK LAW BY VIRTUE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018 (AS AMED FROM TIME TO TIME) ("UK MAR") . UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT VIA A REGULATORY INFORMATION SERVICE, THIS INSIDE INFORMATION IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

5 April 2022

ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL & GAS LTD.

("Eco Atlantic", "Company", "Eco" or, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

Launch of Equity Fundraise of up to US$25 million

through an accelerated bookbuild process

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. (AIM: ECO, TSX-V:EOG) is pleased to announce its intention to raise aggregate gross proceeds of up to approximately US$25million through the issue of new Common Shares in the capital of the Company consisting of:

-- a placing in the United Kingdom, Norway and certain other jurisdictions outside Canada, and a brokered private placement in Canada up to approximately US$21 million before expenses through the issue of new Common Shares to new and existing institutional investors (the "Placing Shares") at a price of GBP0.30 per Placing Share (or CAN$0.50 (the "Issue Price") (the "Placing")); and

-- a proposed subscription by way of a private placement for new Common Shares (the "Subscription Shares") at the Issue Price by Africa Oil Corp to raise up to US$4 million (the "Subscription").

If all of the Placing Shares, Subscription Shares and Retail Offer Shares (as hereinafter defined) are issued, they will represent approximately 28 per cent. of the existing issued share capital of the Company (on a non-diluted basis) and 22 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital as enlarged by the Equity Fundraise (as defined below) (on a non-diluted basis).

In addition (and separately) to the Placing and the Subscription, non-Canadian retail investors will be given an opportunity to subscribe for new Common Shares (the "Retail Offer Shares") at the Issue Price (the "Retail Offer") on the PrimaryBid platform. A separate announcement will be made shortly regarding the Retail Offer and its terms. The Placing and Subscription are not conditional upon the Retail Offer. The Retail Offer will close on completion of the Bookbuild process in connection with the Placing. The capital raised via the Placing and Subscription and by the Retail Offer comprises the "Equity Fundraise".

It is intended that the Equity Fundraise will result in the Company raising total gross proceeds of up to approximately US$25 million (approximately GBP19.05 million, CAN$31.10 million ). The net proceeds of the Equity Fundraise are intended to be used primarily to fund Eco's share of the drilling of the Gazania-1 well on Block 2B offshore South Africa, estimated to be approximately US$23 million, to cover G&G expenses across the Group's portfolio and license fees in Namibia and on Block 3B/4B in South Africa as well as for general working capital purposes. It is expected that drilling of the Gazania 1 well will commence in September 2022 ahead of a relevant deadline under the licence for the Azinam Blocks. Should the drilling campaign result in a producible commercial discovery, the South African government and a HDSA (Historically Disadvantaged South Africans) investment entity would be entitled to exercise certain customary rights to equity participation in the production.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement have the meanings set out within it or in the Appendix to it.

Details of the Placing

In connection with the Placing, Berenberg, SpareBank 1 Markets and Echelon are acting as Joint Bookrunners.

The Placing will be conducted through an accelerated bookbuild process which will be launched immediately following the release of this Announcement.

The Placing will be conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Appendix (which forms part of this Announcement).

The Joint Bookrunners will commence the Bookbuild immediately following the release of this Announcement. The number of Placing Shares will be determined at the end of the Bookbuild.

The timing of the closing of the book and allocations are to be determined by the Company in consultation with the Joint Bookrunners. The number of Placing Shares will be announced as soon as practicable after the close of the Bookbuild.

The Common Shares issued in connection with the Equity Fundraise (the "Equity Fundraise Shares") will, when issued, rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Common Shares, including, without limitation, the right to receive dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid after the date of issue.

General Information

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for admission of the Equity Fundraise Shares to trading on AIM. Application will be made to the TSX-V for the Equity Fundraise Shares to be admitted to trading on the TSX-V, with listing subject to the approval of the TSX-V and the Company satisfying all of the requirements of the TSX-V. It is expected that AIM Admission will take place on or before 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 11 April 2022 and that dealings in the Equity Fundraise Shares on AIM will commence at the same time.

The Equity Fundraise is conditional upon, inter alia, AIM Admission becoming effective and upon the Placing Agreement not being terminated in accordance with its terms. The Appendix to this Announcement sets out further information relating to the terms and conditions of the Placing.

The Placing Shares will be freely transferable outside of Canada, however these shares are subject to a restrictive hold period of four months and one day in Canada (beginning on the date of issuance) which will prevent t he Placing Shares from being resold in Canada, through a Canadian exchange or otherwise in Canada or to a Canadian, during the restrictive period without an exemption from the Canadian prospectus requirement.

This Announcement (including its Appendix) should be read in its entirety. In particular, you should read and understand the information provided in the "Important Notices" section and the detailed terms and conditions described in the Appendix. Capitalised terms used in this Announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the Appendix.

Details of the Subscription

Africa Oil Corp, a substantial shareholder in the Company, intends to enter into a subscription agreement to subscribe for such number of Subscription Shares at the Issue Price as equates to an aggregate subscription amount of US$4 million, subject to Africa Oil Corp's resulting interest in Eco's share capital as enlarged by the Equity Fundraise remaining below 20% (with the number of Subscription Shares being reduced accordingly, if required, to ensure that this is the case).

As insiders of the Company are expected to participate in the Subscription, it is deemed by TSX-V regulations to be a "Related Party Transaction" pursuant to Canadian Securities Administrators Multilateral Instrument 61-101 "Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions" ("MI 61-101"), which applies to TSX-V companies. The Subscription is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the securities distributed to, and the consideration received from, interested parties does not exceed 25% of the Company's market capitalisation. The Company did not file a material change report at least 21 days prior to the closing of the Subscription as participation of the insiders had not been confirmed at that time and the Company wished to close on an expedited basis for business reasons.

For more information, please visit www.ecooilandgas.com or contact the following :

 
 
   Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas                        c/o Celicourt +44 (0) 20 
                                                   8434 2754 
 Gil Holzman, CEO 
  Colin Kinley, COO 
  Alice Carroll, Head of Marketing and             +44(0)781 729 5070 | +1 (416) 
  IR                                               318 8272 
 Strand Hanson Limited (Financial & Nominated 
  Adviser)                                         +44 (0) 20 7409 3494 
 James Harris 
  James Bellman 
 Berenberg (Broker and Joint Bookrunner)         +44 (0) 20 3207 7800 
 Emily Morris 
  Detlir Elezi 
 Echelon (Joint Bookrunner)                      +1 (0) 416-572-5523 
 Ryan Mooney 
 SpareBank 1 Markets (Joint Bookrunner)          +47 (0) 24 14 74 70 
 Jarand Lønne 
 Celicourt (PR)                                  +44 (0) 20 8434 2754 
 Mark Antelme 
  Jimmy Lea 
 

For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1055 (as transposed into the laws of the United Kingdom), the person responsible for arranging for the release of this Announcement on behalf of the Company is Gil Holzman, Co-Founder and CEO of Eco Atlantic.

Notes to editors

Eco Atlantic is a TSX-V and AIM quoted Atlantic Margin focused oil & gas exploration company with offshore license interests in Guyana, Namibia, and South Africa. Eco aims to deliver material value for its stakeholders through its role in the energy transition to explore for low carbon intensity oil and gas in stable emerging markets close to infrastructure.

Offshore Guyana in the proven Guyana-Suriname Basin, the Group holds a 15% Working Interest in the 1,800 km(2) Orinduik Block Operated by Tullow Oil. In Namibia, the Group holds Operatorship and an 85% Working Interests in four offshore Petroleum Licences: PEL's: 97, 98, 99 and 100 representing a combined area of 28,593 km(2) in the Walvis Basin.

Offshore South Africa, Eco (through its subsidiary) is designated Operator and holds a 50% working interest in Block 2B, and a 20% Working Interest in Blocks 3B/4B operated by Africa Oil Corp., totalling some 20,643 km(2) .

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (INCLUDING THE APPICES) AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN (TOGETHER, THIS "ANNOUNCEMENT") IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM ANY PART OF AN OFFER TO SELL OR ISSUE, OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, SUBSCRIBE FOR OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE ANY SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (INCLUDING ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (COLLECTIVELY, THE "UNITED STATES")), AUSTRALIA, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION. NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN IS BEING MADE IN ANY SUCH JURISDICTION. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE SECURITIES LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTIONS.

This Announcement is not for public release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful. This Announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. No public offering of the securities referred to herein is being made in the United States or elsewhere.

No action has been taken by the Company, Berenberg, Echelon or SpareBank 1 Markets or any of their respective affiliates, or any of its or their respective directors , officers, partners, unlimited partners (pers nlich haftende Gesellschafter), employees, advisers and/or agents (collectively, "Representatives") that would permit an offer of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other publicity material relating to such Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons receiving this Announcement are required to inform themselves about and to observe any restrictions contained in this Announcement. Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of this Announcement should seek appropriate advice before taking any action. Persons distributing any part of this Announcement must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so.

Investors Resident in the United Kingdom and the EEA

This Announcement is directed at and is only being distributed to: (a) persons in member states of the European Economic Area (the "EEA") who are "qualified investors", as defined in Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) (the "Prospectus Regulation") ("Qualified Investors"), (b) persons in the United Kingdom, who are qualified investors, being persons falling within the meaning of Article 2(e) of Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the "UK Prospectus Regulation"), and who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"); or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc") of the Order; or (c) persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated (each such person in (a), (b) and (c), a "Relevant Person"). This Announcement and the information in it must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this Announcement must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. Any investment or investment activity to which this Announcement or the Placing relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. This Announcement does not itself constitute an offer for sale or subscription of any securities in the Company.

Investors Resident in Canada

No offer of securities is made pursuant to this Announcement in Canada except to a person who will represent to the Company and/or Berenberg and/or Echelon and/or SpareBank 1 Markets (as applicable) that such person: (i) is purchasing as principal, or is deemed to be purchasing as principal in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws, for investment only and not with a view to resale or distribution; and (ii) is an "accredited investor" as such term is defined in section 1.1 of National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus Exemptions ("NI 45-106") or, in Ontario, as such term is defined in section 73.3(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the "OSA").

The Placing Shares are being sold in Canada in reliance on an exemption or exemptions from the requirements to provide the relevant Placees with a prospectus and, as a consequence of acquiring securities pursuant to this exemption or exemptions, certain protections, rights and remedies provided by the applicable Canadian securities laws will not be available to the relevant Placees. The Placing Shares will be subject to statutory resale (hold) restrictions for a period of four months and one day under the applicable Canadian securities laws and any resale of the Placing Shares must be made in accordance with such resale restrictions or in reliance on an available exemption therefrom. Each Placee is solely responsible (and the Company is not in any way responsible) for compliance with applicable securities laws in the resale of any Placing Shares.

No offering document or prospectus will be made available in any jurisdiction in connection with the matters contained or referred to in this Announcement or the Placing and no such prospectus is required (in accordance with either the Prospectus Regulation or the UK Prospectus Regulation) to be published.

Certain statements in this Announcement are forward-looking statements with respect to the Company's expectations, intentions and projections regarding its or the Group's future performance, strategic initiatives, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are not historical facts and which are, by their nature, inherently predictive, speculative and involve risks and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about operating performance, strategic initiatives, objectives, market position, industry trends, general economic conditions, expected expenditures, expected cost savings and financial results, are forward -- looking statements. Any statements contained in this Announcement that are not statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward -- looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which may use words such as "aim", "anticipate", "believe", "could", "intend", "estimate", "expect", "may", "plan", "project" or words or terms of similar meaning or the negative thereof, are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors including, but not limited to, commercial, operational, economic and financial factors, that could cause actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward -- looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond the Company's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as changes in taxation or fiscal policy, future market conditions, currency fluctuations, the behaviour of other market participants, the actions of governments or governmental regulators, or other risk factors, such as changes in the political, social and regulatory framework in which the Company operates or in economic or technological trends or conditions, including inflation, recession and consumer confidence, on a global, regional or national basis. Given those risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Announcement. Each of the Company, Berenberg, Echelon and SpareBank 1 Markets expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required to do so by applicable law or regulation.

Berenberg, which is authorised and regulated by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in Germany and is deemed authorised under the Temporary Permissions Regime and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this Announcement) as a client in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for giving advice in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this Announcement.

Echelon which is authorised and regulated in Canada by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), is acting exclusively for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this Announcement) as a client in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for giving advice in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this Announcement.

SpareBank 1 Markets, which is authorised and regulated in Norway by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet) in Norway, is acting exclusively for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this Announcement) as a client in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for giving advice in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to in this Announcement.

This Announcement is being issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by or on behalf of Berenberg and/or Echelon and/or SpareBank 1 Markets to the fullest extent permitted by law (apart from the responsibilities or liabilities that may be imposed by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended ("FSMA") or the regulatory regime established thereunder) and/or by any of their respective affiliates and/or any of their respective Representatives as to, or in relation to, the accuracy, adequacy, fairness or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or their respective advisers or any other statement made or purported to be made by or on behalf of Berenberg and/or Echelon and/or SpareBank 1 Markets and/or any of their respective affiliates and/or by any of their respective Representatives in connection with the Company, the Placing Shares or the Placing and any responsibility and liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise therefor is expressly disclaimed. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Berenberg and/or Echelon and/or SpareBank 1 Markets and/or any of their respective affiliates and/or any of their respective Representatives as to the accuracy, fairness, verification, completeness or sufficiency of the information or opinions contained in this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or their respective advisers, and any liability therefor is expressly disclaimed.

The information in this Announcement may not be forwarded or distributed to any other person and may not be reproduced in any manner whatsoever. Any forwarding, distribution, reproduction or disclosure of this Announcement, in whole or in part, is unauthorised. Failure to comply with this directive may result in a violation of the US Securities Act or the applicable laws of other jurisdictions.

This Announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's options with respect to the Placing. Recipients of this Announcement should conduct their own investigation, evaluation and analysis of the business, data and other information described in this Announcement. This Announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the Placing Shares. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested upon the disposal of the shares. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The contents of this Announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax advice. Each investor or prospective investor should consult his or her or its own legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, business, financial or tax advice.

Any indication in this Announcement of the price at which the Company's shares have been bought or sold in the past cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. Persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser. No statement in this Announcement is intended to be a profit forecast or profit estimate for any period and no statement in this Announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings, earnings per share or income, cash flow from operations or free cash flow for the Company for the current or future financial periods would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings, earnings per share or income, cash flow from operations or free cash flow for the Company.

All offers of the Placing Shares will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation and the UK Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to produce a prospectus. This Announcement is being distributed and communicated to persons in the United Kingdom only in circumstances in which section 21(1) of FSMA does not apply.

The Placing Shares to be issued pursuant to the Placing will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than AIM and the TSX-V. Strand Hanson's responsibilities as the Company's nominated adviser under the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers are owed solely to the London Stock Exchange and are not owed to the Company or to any Director or to any other person.

Appendix 1 to this Announcement sets out the terms and conditions of the Placing. By participating in the Placing, each Placee will be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement (including the Appendix) in its entirety, to be participating in the Placing and making an offer to acquire and acquiring Placing Shares on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in Appendix to this Announcement and to be providing the representations, warranties, undertakings and acknowledgements contained in Appendix to this Announcement.

Members of the public are not eligible to take part in the Placing and no public offering of Placing Shares is being or will be made.

Neither the content of the Company's website (or any other website) nor the content of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this Announcement.

This Announcement has been prepared for the purposes of complying with applicable law and regulation in the United Kingdom and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this Announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of any jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom.

UK Product Governance Requirements

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements of Chapter 3 of the FCA Handbook Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook (the "UK MiFIR Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the UK MiFIR Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Placing Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the Placing Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in paragraphs 3.5 and 3.6 of COBS; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all permitted distribution channels (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the Placing Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Placing Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Placing Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Placing. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, each of the Joint Bookrunners will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of Chapters 9A or 10A respectively of COBS; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Placing Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Placing Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.

EU Product Governance Requirements

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any 'manufacturer' (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Placing Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the Placing Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "EU Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the EU Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the Placing Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Placing Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Placing Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The EU Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Placing. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the EU Target Market Assessment, each of the Joint Bookrunners will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.

For the avoidance of doubt, the EU Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Placing Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Placing Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.

APPIX TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PLACING

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, (INCLUDING THE APPICES) AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN (THE "ANNOUNCEMENT") IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR IN OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVITED PLACEES ONLY.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING AND NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF PLACING SHARES IS BEING OR WILL BE MADE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT AND REFERRED TO IN IT ARE DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHOSE ORDINARY ACTIVITIES INVOLVE THEM IN ACQUIRING, HOLDING, MANAGING AND DISPOSING OF INVESTMENTS (AS PRINCIPAL OR AGENT) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THEIR BUSINESS AND WHO HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS AND ARE: (A) IF IN A MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (THE "EEA"), PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS ("EEA QUALIFIED INVESTORS"), BEING PERSONS FALLING WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(E) OF PROSPECTUS REGULATION (EU) 2017/1129 (THE "PROSPECTUS REGULATION"); OR (B) IF IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS ("UK QUALIFIED INVESTORS"), BEING PERSONS FALLING WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(E) OF PROSPECTUS REGULATION (EU) 2017/1129 AS IT FORMS PART OF DOMESTIC LAW BY VIRTUE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018 (THE "UK PROSPECTUS REGULATION"), AND WHO ARE (I) PERSONS FALLING WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS" IN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005, AS AMED (THE "ORDER") (II) PERSONS WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) OF THE ORDER ("HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS ETC"), OR (C) PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY OTHERWISE BE LAWFULLY COMMUNICATED (ALL SUCH PERSONS REFERRED TO IN (A), (B) AND (C) ABOVE TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS").

BY ACCEPTING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT YOU REPRESENT AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE A RELEVANT PERSON. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. PERSONS DISTRIBUTING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT IT IS LAWFUL TO DO SO. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE COMPANY.

EACH PLACEE SHOULD CONSULT WITH ITS OWN ADVISERS AS TO LEGAL, TAX, BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING AND RELATED ASPECTS OF AN INVESTMENT IN THE PLACING SHARES.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE PLACING SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMED (THE "US SECURITIES ACT"), OR UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF, OR WITH ANY SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF, ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (INCLUDING ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE US SECURITIES ACT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES. NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE PLACING SHARES IS BEING MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

THE PLACING SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE US SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY IN THE UNITED STATES, NOR HAVE ANY OF THE FOREGOING AUTHORITIES PASSED UPON ORORSED THE MERITS OF THE FUNDRAISE OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE SHARES REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING MADE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER RESTRICTED TERRITORY (AS DEFINED BELOW) OR ELSEWHERE.

Unless otherwise stated, capitalised terms in this Appendix have the meanings ascribed to them in Appendix 2.

This Announcement is for information purposes only and does not itself constitute or form part of an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction including, without limitation, the United States of America (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) (the "United States"), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Japan (each a "Restricted Territory") or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful. No public offering of securities will be made in connection with the Placing in the any Restricted Territory or elsewhere.

This Announcement, and the information contained herein, is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, to persons in any Restricted Territory or in any other jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution is unlawful. The distribution of this Announcement and the Placing and/or the offer or sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken by the Company, Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, London Branch ("Berenberg"), Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. ("Echelon") and SpareBank 1 Markets AS ("SpareBank") (together the "Joint Bookrunners"), or any of their respective Affiliates, or any of their, or their respective Affiliates' partners, unlimited partners (pers nlich haftende Gesellschafter), directors, officers, members, employees, agents or advisers which would permit an offer of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons distributing any part of this Announcement must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of this Announcement should seek appropriate advice before taking any such action. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required by each of the Company and the Joint Bookrunners to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.

All offers of the Placing Shares will be made pursuant to an exemption from the requirement to produce a prospectus under either the Prospectus Regulation or the UK Prospectus Regulation, as applicable. This Announcement is being distributed and communicated to persons in the United Kingdom only in circumstances to which section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended ("FSMA") does not apply.

Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to in this Announcement may not be offered or sold in any Restricted Territory or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or sale is unlawful or to, or for the account or benefit of, a citizen or resident, or a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organised in or under the laws of a Restricted Territory or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or sale is unlawful.

NOTICE TO CANADIAN INVESTORS

No offer of securities is made pursuant to this Announcement in Canada except to a person who has represented to the Company and the Joint Bookrunners that such person: (i) is purchasing as principal, or is deemed to be purchasing as principal in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws, for investment only and not with a view to resale or distribution; and (ii) is an "accredited investor" as such term is defined in section 1.1 of National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus Exemptions ("NI 45-106") or, in Ontario, as such term is defined in section 73.3(1) of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the "OSA").

The Placing Shares are being sold in Canada in reliance on an exemption or exemptions from the requirements to provide the relevant Placees with a prospectus and, as a consequence of acquiring securities pursuant to this exemption or exemptions, certain protections, rights and remedies provided by the applicable Canadian securities laws will not be available to the relevant Placees. The Placing Shares will be subject to statutory resale (hold) restrictions for a period of four months and one day under the applicable Canadian securities laws and any resale of the Placing Shares must be made in accordance with such resale restrictions or in reliance on an available exemption therefrom. Each Placee is solely responsible (and Company and the Joint Bookrunners not in any way responsible) for compliance with applicable securities laws in the resale of any Placing Shares.

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This Announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of, the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by any Joint Bookrunner or any of their respective Affiliates, nor any of their or their respective Affiliates' partners, unlimited partners (pers nlich haftende Gesellschafter), directors, officers, employees, agents or advisers as to or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

The Joint Bookrunners are acting exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with the Placing and are not, and will not be, responsible to anyone (including the Placees) other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their clients nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing and/or any other matter referred to in this Announcement.

None of the Company, the Joint Bookrunners nor their respective Affiliates, nor any of its, or their respective Affiliates', partners, unlimited partners (pers nlich haftende Gesellschafter), directors, officers, employees, agents or advisers, makes any representation or warranty, express or implied to any Placees regarding any investment in the securities referred to in this Announcement under the laws applicable to such Placees. Each Placee should consult its own advisers as to the legal, tax, business, financial and related aspects of an investment in the Placing Shares.

By participating in the Placing, Placees (including individuals, funds or otherwise) by whom or on whose behalf a commitment to acquire Placing Shares has been given will (i) be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement, in its entirety; and (ii) be making such offer on the terms and conditions contained in this Appendix, including being deemed to be providing (and shall only be permitted to participate in the Placing on the basis that they have provided) the representations, warranties, indemnities, acknowledgements and undertakings set out herein.

In particular, each such Placee (and any person acting on such Placee's behalf) represents, warrants, undertakes, agrees and acknowledges (amongst other things) that:

1. it is a Relevant Person and undertakes that it will subscribe for, acquire, hold, manage or dispose of any Placing Shares that are allocated to it for the purposes of its business;

2. in the case of a Relevant Person in a member state of the EEA which is subject to the Prospectus Regulation (each a " Relevant Member State ") who acquires any Placing Shares pursuant to the Placing:

it is an EEA Qualified Investor; and

in respect of any Placing Shares acquired by it as a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 5(1) of the Prospectus Regulation:

the Placing Shares acquired by and/or subscribed for by it in the Placing will not be acquired and/or subscribed for on a non-discretionary basis on behalf of, nor will they be acquired or subscribed for with a view to their offer or resale to persons in any Relevant Member State other than to EEA Qualified Investors, or in circumstances which may give rise to an offer of securities to the public other than an offer or resale in any Relevant Member State to EEA Qualified Investors, or in circumstances in which the prior consent of the Joint Bookrunners has been given to each such proposed offer or resale; or

where Placing Shares have been acquired or subscribed for by it on behalf of persons in any Relevant Member State other than EEA Qualified Investors, the offer of those Placing Shares to it is not treated under the Prospectus Regulation as having been made to such persons;

3. in the case of a Relevant Person in the United Kingdom who acquires any Placing Shares pursuant to the Placing:

it is a UK Qualified Investor; and

in respect of any Placing Shares acquired by it as a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 5(1) of the UK Prospectus Regulation:

the Placing Shares acquired by and/or subscribed for by it in the Placing will not be acquired and/or subscribed for on a non-discretionary basis on behalf of, nor will they be acquired or subscribed for with a view to their offer or resale to persons in the United Kingdom other than to UK Qualified Investors, or in circumstances which may give rise to an offer of securities to the public other than an offer or resale in the United Kingdom to UK Qualified Investors, or in circumstances in which the prior consent of the Joint Bookrunners has been given to each such proposed offer or resale; or

where the Placing Shares have been acquired or subscribed for by it on behalf of persons in the United Kingdom other than UK Qualified Investors, the offer of those Placing Shares to it is not treated under the UK Prospectus Regulation as having been made to such persons;

4. that it and the person(s), if any, for whose account or benefit it is subscribing for Placing Shares is not acquiring the Placing Shares as part of any transaction or series of transactions that is part of a plan or scheme to evade the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and is currently, and at the time it subscribes for the Placing Shares will be either (i) located outside the United States subscribing for the Placing Shares as part of an "offshore transaction" as defined in and in reliance on Regulation S under the US Securities Act, or (ii) if in the United States, a qualified institutional buyer within the meaning of Rule 144A under the US Securities Act and will have duly executed an investor letter in a form provided to it and deliver the same to one of the Joint Bookrunners or its Affiliates;

5. in the case of a person in Canada who acquires any Placing Shares pursuant to the Placing:

it is an "accredited investor" within the meaning of section 1.1 NI 45-106 or subsection 73.3(1) of the OSA, as applicable;

it is, or is deemed to be, purchasing the Placing Shares as principal for its own account in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws, for investment only and not with a view to resale or redistribution; and

such person was not created or used solely to purchase or hold the Placing Shares as an accredited investor under NI 45-106;

6. it is acquiring the Placing Shares for its own account or is acquiring the Placing Shares for an account with respect to which it exercises sole investment discretion, and not for distribution in violation of applicable securities laws, and has the authority to make and does make the representations, warranties, indemnities, acknowledgements, undertakings and agreements contained in this Announcement; and

7. it understands (or if acting for the account of another person, such person has confirmed that such person understands) the resale and transfer restrictions set out in this Announcement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PLACEES ONLY REGARDING THE PLACING

Bookbuild

Following the release of this Announcement, the Joint Bookrunners will commence an accelerated bookbuilding process in respect of the Placing (the "Bookbuild") to determine demand for participation in the Placing by Placees. The books will open with immediate effect following release of this Announcement. No commissions will be paid to Placees or by Placees in respect of any Placing Shares. This Appendix gives details of the terms and conditions of, and the mechanics of participation in, the Placing.

The Joint Bookrunners and the Company shall be entitled to effect the Placing by such alternative method to the Bookbuild as they may, in their absolute discretion, determine.

Details of the Placing Agreement and the Placing Shares

The Joint Bookrunners are acting as placement agents in connection with the Placing. The Joint Bookrunners have today entered into an agreement with the Company (the "Placing Agreement") under which, on the terms and subject to the conditions set out therein, the Joint Bookrunners have agreed, as agents for the Company, severally to use their respective reasonable endeavours to procure Placees for Placing Shares at a price of GBP0.30 ( the "UK Placing Price") per Placing Share (or for Placees in Canada CAN CDN$0.50 being the Canadian dollar equivalent) (the "Placing Price") and as set out in the Placing Agreement.

The number of Placing Shares in the Placing will be determined following completion of the Bookbuild and set out in the term sheet to be entered into between the Joint Bookrunners and the Company (the "Term Sheet"). The final number of Placing Shares and their allocations will be decided at the close of the Bookbuild. The timing of the closing of the bookbuild will be at the discretion of the Company and the Joint Bookrunners. Details of the number of Placing Shares will be announced as soon as practicable after the close of the Bookbuild.

In accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions in the Placing Agreement, the Placing is not underwritten and in the event that subscribers are not obtained for all or any of the Placing Shares (being the "Unplaced Shares") or in the event of a default to make payment by any subscribers procured by the Joint Bookrunners, there will be no obligation on any Joint Bookrunner to subscribe for any Unplaced Shares or defaulted Placing Shares.

In addition, the Company is seeking to raise funds through the issue of the Subscription Shares pursuant to the Subscription. The Subscription is not being underwritten by the Joint Bookrunners or any other person. The Company is also proposing to make an offer at the Placing Price of Retail Offer Shares through the PrimaryBid platform to raise up to GBP2 million.

The Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares and the Retail Offer Shares have been or will be duly authorised and will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Common Shares, including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid in respect of the Common Shares after the date of issue of the Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares or the Retail Offer Shares (as the case may be). The Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares and the Retail Offer Shares will be issued free of any encumbrances, liens or other security interests.

Application for Admission to Trading on AIM and Listing on the TSX-V

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange plc for the admission of the Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares and the Retail Offer Shares to trading on AIM ("Admission"). Application has also been made to the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") to approve the issuance of the Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares and the Retail Offer Shares.

It is expected that Admission will take place at 8.00 am on 11 April 2022 (or such later date as may be agreed between the Company and the Joint Bookrunners, provided that such date is no later than 8.00 am on the Long Stop Date).

Participation in, and principal terms of, the Placing

1 The Joint Bookrunners are acting as joint bookrunners on the Placing severally, and not jointly, nor jointly and severally, as agents of the Company. Participation in the Placing will only be available to persons who may lawfully be, and are, invited to participate by one of the Joint Bookrunners. Each of the Joint Bookrunners and their respective Affiliates are entitled to enter bids as principal in the Bookbuild.

2 The Bookbuild, if successful, will establish the number of Placing Shares which will be included in the Placing at the Placing Price. The number of Placing Shares and the aggregate proceeds to be raised through the Placing will be agreed between the Joint Bookrunners and the Company following completion of the Bookbuild. The number of Placing Shares will be announced on a Regulatory Information Service following the completion of the Bookbuild.

3 To bid in the Bookbuild, Placees should communicate their bid by telephone or in writing to their usual sales contact at one of the Joint Bookrunners. Each bid should state the number of Placing Shares which the prospective Placee wishes to acquire at the Placing Price. Bids in the Bookbuild may be scaled down by the Joint Bookrunners on the basis referred to in paragraph 6 below. Each of the Joint Bookrunners reserves the right not to accept bids or to accept bids in part rather than in whole.

4 The Bookbuild is expected to close no later than 12 noon (London time) on 6 April 2022, being the first Business Day after the date of this Announcement, but may be closed earlier or later, at the absolute discretion of the Joint Bookrunners and the Company. The Joint Bookrunners may, in agreement with the Company, accept bids that are received after the Bookbuild has closed. The Company reserves the right (upon agreement of the Joint Bookrunners) to reduce or seek to increase the amount to be raised pursuant to the Placing, in its discretion.

5 Each Placee's allocation will be confirmed to Placees either orally or by email by the relevant Joint Bookrunner following the close of the Bookbuild. Subject to paragraph 9 below, the relevant Bank's oral or email confirmation to such Placee will constitute an irrevocable legally binding commitment upon such person (who will at that point become a Placee) in favour of such Joint Bookrunner(as an agent of the Company) and the Company, under which such Placee agrees to subscribe for the number of Placing Shares allocated to it and to pay the Placing Price for each such Placing Share on the terms and conditions set out in this Appendix and in accordance with the Company's articles of association.

6 Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3 above, the Joint Bookrunners may choose to accept bids, either in whole or in part, on the basis of allocations determined at their discretion and may scale down any bids for this purpose on such basis as it may determine or be directed. The Joint Bookrunners may also, notwithstanding paragraphs 2 and 3 above and subject to the prior consent of the Company, (i) allocate Placing Shares after the time of any initial allocation to any person submitting a bid after that time and (ii) allocate Placing Shares after the Bookbuild has closed to any person submitting a bid after that time. The acceptance of offers shall be at the absolute discretion of the Company and the Joint Bookrunners. If within a reasonable time after a request for verification of identity, the Joint Bookrunners have not received such satisfactory evidence, the Joint Bookrunners may, in their absolute discretion, terminate the Placee's Placing participation in which event all funds delivered by the Placee to the Joint Bookrunners will be returned without interest to the account of the drawee bank or CREST account from which they were originally debited.

7 The allocation of Placing Shares to Placees located in the United States shall be conditional on the execution by each Placee of an investor representation letter (in the form required by the Joint Bookrunners).

8 Each potential Placee located or resident in Canada must qualify as an "accredited investor" under applicable Canadian securities laws that has either executed and delivered, or will execute and deliver, a Canadian Investor Letter and satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth therein.

9 A bid in the Bookbuild will be made on the terms and subject to the conditions in this Appendix and will be legally binding on the Placee on behalf of which it is made and, except with the Joint Bookrunners' and the Company's consent, will not be capable of variation or revocation after the time at which it is submitted. Each Placee will also have an immediate, separate, irrevocable and binding obligation, owed to the relevant Bank, to pay it (or its assignee or as it may direct) in cleared funds an amount equal to the product of the Placing Price and the number of Placing Shares that such Placee has agreed to acquire. Such Placees' obligations will be owed to the relevant Bank.

10 Except as required by law or regulation, no press release or other announcement will be made by any of the Joint Bookrunners or the Company using the name of any Placee (or its agent), in its capacity as Placee (or agent), other than with such Placee's prior written consent.

11 Irrespective of the time at which a Placee's allocation(s) pursuant to the Placing is/are confirmed, settlement for all Placing Shares to be acquired pursuant to the Placing will be required to be made at the same time, on the basis explained below under "Registration and settlement".

12 All obligations under the Bookbuild and the Placing will be subject to satisfaction, fulfilment or (where applicable) waiver of the conditions referred to below under "Conditions of the Placing" and to the Placing not being terminated on the basis referred to below under "Termination of the Placing Agreement".

13 By participating in the Bookbuild, each Placee agrees that its rights and obligations in respect of the Placing will terminate only in the circumstances described below and will not be capable of rescission or termination by the Placee.

14 To the fullest extent permissible by law, none of the Joint Bookrunners, the Company or any of their respective Affiliates shall have any responsibility or liability (including to the extent permissible by law, any fiduciary duties) to Placees (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise). In particular, none of the Joint Bookrunners, nor the Company, nor any of their respective Affiliates shall have any responsibility or liability (including to the extent permissible by law, any fiduciary duties) in respect of the Joint Bookrunners' conduct of the Bookbuild or of such alternative method of effecting the Placing as the Joint Bookrunners, their respective Affiliates and the Company may agree or determine.

Conditions of the Placing

The Placing is conditional upon the Placing Agreement becoming unconditional and not having been terminated in accordance with its terms. The Joint Bookrunners' obligations under the Placing Agreement with respect to the Placing are conditional on certain conditions, including (without limitation):

1 Admission taking place not later than 8.00 a.m. in London, United Kingdom on 11 April 2022 or such later date as is agreed in writing between the Company and the Joint Bookrunners, but in any event not later than 8.00 a.m. in London, United Kingdom on the Long Stop Date;

2 the release by the Company of the results of Placing Results Announcement by not later than 1.00 p.m. in London, United Kingdom on the first Business Day after the date of the Placing Agreement;

3 the Subscription Agreement having been duly executed by the parties thereto and having become unconditional in all respects, save for any conditions relating to Admission having occurred, and not having lapsed or been breached, varied or terminated;

4 the Company having complied with certain of its obligations under the Placing Agreement to the extent the same fall to be performed prior to Admission;

5 the TSX-V granting conditional approval for the issuance of the Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares and the Retail Offer Shares prior to the proposed date for Admission.

If: (i) any of the conditions contained in the Placing Agreement, including (without limitation) those detailed above, are not fulfilled or (where applicable) waived by the Joint Bookrunners by the relevant time or date specified (or such later time or date as the Company and the Joint Bookrunners may agree, being not later than 8.00 am on the Long Stop Date); or (ii) the Placing Agreement is terminated in the circumstances specified below, the Placing will lapse and the Placees' rights and obligations hereunder in relation to the Placing Shares shall cease and terminate at such time and each Placee agrees that no claim can be made by it in respect thereof.

The Joint Bookrunners may, in their absolute discretion acting jointly, waive fulfilment of all or any of the conditions in the Placing Agreement in whole or in part, or extend the time provided for fulfilment of one or more conditions (to the extent that the Joint Bookrunners are permitted to waive such condition pursuant to the Placing Agreement). Any such extension or waiver will not affect Placees' commitments as set out in this Announcement. The Joint Bookrunner may terminate the Placing Agreement in certain circumstances, details of which are set out below.

None of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates, nor any of its or their respective Affiliates' partners, unlimited partners (pers nlich haftende Gesellschafter), directors, officers, employees, agents or advisers shall have any liability to any Placee (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise) in respect of any decision any of them or another person may make as to whether or not to waive or to extend the time and/or date for the satisfaction of any condition to the Placing nor for any decision any of them may make as to the satisfaction of any condition or in respect of the Placing generally and by participating in the Placing each Placee agrees that any such decision is within the absolute discretion of the Joint Bookrunners.

Termination of the Placing Agreement

The Joint Bookrunners are entitled at any time before Admission, to terminate the Placing Agreement in accordance with its terms in certain circumstances, including (without limitation) if:

1 the Company has failed, in any material respect, to comply with any of its obligations under the Placing Agreement; or

2 any of the warranties given by the Company in the Placing Agreement was not at the date of the Placing Agreement, or has since ceased to be true and accurate or not misleading in a manner which a Joint Bookrunner considers material in the context of the Placing; or

3 in the opinion of a Joint Bookrunner (acting in good faith), there has occurred a Material Adverse Change (as defined in the Placing Agreement) since the date of the Placing Agreement; or

4 the occurrence of certain market disruption or force majeure events, each as specified in the Placing Agreement; or

5 the Subscription Agreement has been terminated or is otherwise no longer in full force and effect.

By participating in the Placing, each Placee agrees that its rights and obligations terminate only in the circumstances described above and under the "Conditions of the Placing" section above and will not be capable of rescission or termination by it after oral confirmation by the Joint Bookrunners following the close of the Bookbuild.

By participating in the Bookbuild, each Placee agrees with the Company and the Joint Bookrunners that the exercise by the Company or the Joint Bookrunners of any right of termination or any other right or other discretion under the Placing Agreement shall be within the absolute discretion of the Company or the Joint Bookrunners or for agreement between the Company and the Joint Bookrunners (as the case may be) and that neither the Company nor either of the Joint Bookrunners need make any reference to, or undertake any consultation with, Placees and that neither they nor any of their respective Affiliates, agents, directors, officers, or employees shall have any liability to Placees (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise) whatsoever in connection with any such exercise.

No prospectus

The Placing Shares are being offered to a limited number of specifically invited persons only and will not be offered in such a way as to require any prospectus or other offering document to be published. No offering document, prospectus or admission document has been or will be prepared or submitted to be approved by the FCA (or any other authority including in Canada) in relation to the Placing or the Placing Shares, and Placees' commitments will be made solely on the basis of publicly available information taken together with the information contained in this Announcement and any Exchange Information (as defined below) previously published by or on behalf of the Company simultaneously with or prior to the date of this Announcement.

Each Placee, by participating in the Placing, agrees that the content of this Announcement and the publicly available information released by or on behalf of the Company is exclusively the responsibility of the Company and confirms to the Joint Bookrunners and the Company that it has neither received nor relied on any other information, representation, warranty, or statement made by or on behalf of the Company (other than publicly available information) or the Joint Bookrunners or their respective Affiliates or any other person and none of the Joint Bookrunners nor the Company, nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any other person will be liable for any Placee's decision to participate in the Placing based on any other information, representation, warranty or statement which the Placees may have obtained or received (regardless of whether or not such information, representation, warranty or statement was given or made by or on behalf of any such persons). By participating in the Placing, each Placee acknowledges and agrees that except in relation to the information obtained in this Announcement it has relied on its own investigation of the business, financial or other position of the Company in making an offer to participate in the Placing. No Placee should consider any information in this Announcement to be legal, tax or business advice. Nothing in this paragraph shall exclude the liability of any person for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Lock-up

The Company has undertaken to each of the Joint Bookrunners that, between the date of the Placing Agreement and 90 calendar days after Admission, it will not, without the prior written consent of the Joint Bookrunners, enter into certain transactions involving or relating to the Common Shares, other than pursuant to the Placing, the Subscription Agreement, JHI Acquisition and the Azinam Acquisition and subject to carve-outs agreed between the Joint Bookrunners and the Company including for acquisitions made after 45 days after AIM Admission.

By participating in the Placing, Placees agree that the exercise by the Joint Bookrunners of any power to grant consent to waive the undertaking by the Company of a transaction which would otherwise be subject to the lock-up under the Placing Agreement shall be within the absolute discretion of the Joint Bookrunners and that they need not make any reference to, or consult with, Placees and that they shall have no liability to Placees whatsoever in connection with any such exercise of the power to grant consent.

Registration and settlement

Settlement of transactions in the Placing Shares (ISIN: CA27887W1005) following Admission will take place within the relevant system administered by Euroclear ("CREST"), using the delivery versus payment mechanism, subject to certain exceptions. The Joint Bookrunners and the Company reserve the right to require settlement for, and delivery of, the Placing Shares to Placees by such other means that they deem necessary if delivery or settlement is not practicable in CREST within the timetable set out in this Announcement or would not be consistent with the regulatory requirements in the Placee's jurisdiction.

In order to enable Placees in the United Kingdom to settle their securities through CREST, the Company has appointed Computershare Investor Services (Jersey) Limited to act as a depositary (the "Depositary") to hold the Common Shares and issue dematerialised depositary interests representing the underlying Common Shares ("Depositary Interests"). The Depositary will hold the Common Shares on trust for the relevant Shareholders.

The Depositary Interests are independent English securities and held on a register maintained by the Depositary. The Depositary Interests have the same security code and ISIN number as the underlying Common Shares which they represent and do not require a separate admission to AIM. Any references to Placing Shares in this Announcement shall include any Depositary interests issued in relation to the same.

Following the close of the Bookbuild, each Placee allocated Placing Shares in the Placing will receive oral or email confirmation of the number of Placing Shares to be allocated to it at the Placing Price, the aggregate amount owed by such Placee to the relevant Joint Bookrunner (as agent for the Company) and settlement instructions. It is expected that such confirmations will be issued on or around 6 April 2022 and that this will also be the trade date.

Each Placee agrees that it will do all things necessary to ensure that delivery and payment for any Placing Shares is completed in accordance with either the standing CREST or certificated settlement instructions that it has in place with the relevant Bank.

The Company will deliver the relevant Placing Shares in accordance with the Placing Agreement, to a CREST account operated by the relevant Joint Bookrunner or by electronic deposit with CDS through the book-based system administered by CDS (as applicable) as agent for the Company and each Joint Bookrunner will enter its delivery (DEL) instruction into the CREST system or CDS (as applicable). The Joint Bookrunners will hold any Placing Shares delivered to this account as nominee for the relevant Placees procured by it. The input to CREST or CDS by a Placee or Bank, as the case may be, of a matching or acceptance instruction will then allow delivery of the relevant Placing Shares to that Placee or Joint Bookrunner against payment.

It is expected that settlement of the Placing Shares will be on 11 April 2022 on a T+3 basis in accordance with the instructions given by the Joint Bookrunners.

Interest is chargeable daily on payments not received from Placees on the due date in accordance with the arrangements set out above at the rate of two percentage points above Barclays Bank PLC as determined by the Joint Bookrunners.

Each Placee agrees that, if it does not comply with these obligations, the Joint Bookrunners may sell any or all of the Placing Shares allocated to that Placee on such Placee's behalf and retain from the proceeds, for the Company's account and benefit, an amount equal to the aggregate amount owed by the Placee plus any interest due. The relevant Placee will, however, remain liable for any shortfall below the aggregate amount owed by it and shall be required to bear any stamp duty, stamp duty reserve tax or other stamp, securities, transfer, registration, execution, documentary or other similar impost, duty or tax (together with any interest or penalties) which may arise upon the sale of such Placing Shares on such Placee's behalf. The foregoing is without prejudice to any cause of action the Joint Bookrunners may have against a defaulting Placee.

If Placing Shares are to be delivered to a custodian or settlement agent, Placees should ensure that details of the confirmed allocation are delivered immediately to the relevant person within that organisation. Insofar as Placing Shares are registered in a Placee's name or that of its nominee or in the name of any person for whom a Placee is contracting as agent or that of a nominee for such person, such Placing Shares should, subject to as provided below, be so registered free from any liability to United Kingdom stamp duty or United Kingdom stamp duty reserve tax. If there are any circumstances in which any other stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax (and/or any interest, fines or penalties relating thereto) is payable in respect of the allocation, allotment, issue or delivery of the Placing Shares (or for the avoidance of doubt if any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax is payable in connection with any subsequent transfer of or agreement to transfer Placing Shares), none of the Joint Bookrunners nor the Company shall be responsible for the payment thereof. Placees will not be entitled to receive any fee or commission in connection with the Placing.

Representations and warranties

By submitting a bid and/or participating in the Placing each prospective Placee (and any person acting on such Placee's behalf) irrevocably acknowledges, confirms, undertakes, represents, warrants and agrees (as the case may be and (for itself and for any such prospective Placee ) with each of the Joint Bookrunners (in their capacity as placing agents in respect of the Placing) and the Company, in each case as a fundamental term of its application for Placing Shares the following:

1 it has read and understood this Announcement, including this Appendix, in its entirety and that its subscription for and purchase of Placing Shares is subject to and based upon all the terms, conditions, representations, warranties, indemnities, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings and other information contained herein and undertakes not to redistribute, duplicate or otherwise transmit this Announcement and that it has not relied on, and will not rely on, any information given or any representations, warranties or statements made at any time by any person, other than information contained in this Announcement, in connection with Admission, the Bookbuild, the Placing, the Company, the Placing Shares or otherwise;

2 that no offering document or prospectus or admission document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placing or is required under the Prospectus Regulation or the UK Prospectus Regulation and it has not received and will not receive a prospectus, admission document or other offering document in connection with Admission, the Bookbuild, the Company, the Placing or the Placing Shares;

   3             time is of the essence as regards its obligations under this Announcement; 

4 any document that is to be sent to it in connection with the Placing will be sent at its risk and may be sent to it at any address provided by it to the Joint Bookrunners;

5 that the Common Shares are admitted to trading on AIM and listed on the TSX-V and that the Company is therefore required to publish certain business and financial information in accordance with MAR, the AIM Rules, TSX-V Policies, applicable Canadian securities laws, and other applicable law and regulation (" Exchange Information "), which includes a description of the nature of the Company's business and the Company's most recent balance sheet and profit and loss account, and similar statements for preceding financial years and that it has reviewed such Exchange Information and that it is able to obtain or access such Exchange Information;

6 that none of the Joint Bookrunners nor the Company nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on behalf of any of them has provided, and none of them will provide, it with any material or information regarding the Placing Shares, the Bookbuild, the Placing or the Company or any other person other than this Announcement, nor has it requested any of the Joint Bookrunners, the Company, or any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on behalf of any of them to provide it with any such material or information;

7 unless otherwise specifically agreed with the Company and the Joint Bookrunners, that it is not, and at the time the Placing Shares are acquired neither it nor any beneficial owner on whose behalf it is acquiring the Placing Shares will be, a resident of a Restricted Territory or any other jurisdiction in which it would be unlawful to make or accept an offer to acquire the Placing Shares, subject to certain restrictions; and further acknowledges that the Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered or otherwise qualified for offer and sale nor will an offering document, prospectus or admission document be cleared or approved in respect of any of the Placing Shares under the securities legislation of the United States or any other Restricted Territory and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in, into or within those jurisdictions or in any other country or jurisdiction where any such action for that purpose is required;

8 that the content of this Announcement is exclusively the responsibility of the Company and that none of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf has or shall have any responsibility or liability for any information, representation or statement contained in this Announcement or any information previously or subsequently published by or on behalf of the Company, including, without limitation, any Exchange Information, and will not be liable for any Placee's decision to participate in the Placing based on any information, representation, warranty or statement contained in this Announcement or any information previously published by or on behalf of the Company or otherwise;

9 that the only information on which it is entitled to rely and on which such Placee has relied in committing itself to acquire the Placing Shares is contained in this Announcement and any other Exchange Information, such information being all that it deems necessary to make an investment decision in respect of the Placing Shares, and that it has neither received nor relied on any other information given or investigations, representations, warranties or statements made by the Joint Bookrunners or the Company or any of their respective Affiliates and none of the Joint Bookrunners nor the Company nor any of their respective Affiliates or any person acting on any of their respective behalf will be liable for any Placee's decision to accept an invitation to participate in the Placing based on any other information, representation, warranty or statement;

10 that it has relied on its own investigation, examination and due diligence of the business, financial or other position of the Company in deciding to participate in the Placing and that none of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on any of their respective behalf have made any representations to it, express or implied, with respect to the Company, the Bookbuild or the Placing or the Placing Shares or the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the Exchange Information, and each of them expressly disclaims any liability in respect thereof;

11 that it has not relied on any information relating to the Company contained in any research reports prepared by the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective Affiliates or any person acting on the Joint Bookrunners' or any of their respective Affiliates' behalf and understands that (i) none of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf has or shall have any liability for public information or any representation; (ii) none of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf has or shall have any liability for any additional information that has otherwise been made available to such Placee, whether at the date of publication, the date of this Announcement or otherwise; and that (iii) none of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of such information, whether at the date of publication, the date of this Announcement or otherwise;

12 that the allocation, allotment, issue and delivery to it, or the person specified by it for registration as holder, of Placing Shares will not give rise to a liability under any of sections 67, 70, 93 or 96 of the Finance Act 1986 (depositary receipts and clearance services) and that it is not participating in the Placing as nominee or agent for any person to whom the allocation, allotment, issue or delivery of the Placing Shares would give rise to such a liability and that the Placing Shares are not being acquired in connection with arrangements to issue depositary receipts or to issue or transfer Placing Shares into a clearance service;

13 that it acknowledges that no action has been or will be taken by the Company, the Joint Bookrunners, nor any person acting on behalf of the Company, that would, or is intended to, permit a public offer of the Placing Shares in any country or jurisdiction where any such action for that purpose is required;

14 that it and any person acting on its behalf is entitled to acquire the Placing Shares under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions which apply to it and that it has fully observed such laws and obtained all such governmental and other guarantees, permits, authorisations, approvals and consents which may be required thereunder and complied with all necessary formalities and that it has not taken any action or omitted to take any action which will or may result in the Joint Bookrunners, the Company or any of their respective Affiliates acting in breach of the legal or regulatory requirements of any jurisdiction in connection with the Placing;

15 that it (and any person acting on its behalf) has all necessary capacity and has obtained all necessary consents and authorities to enable it to commit to its participation in the Placing and to perform its obligations in relation thereto (including, without limitation, in the case of any person on whose behalf it is acting, all necessary consents and authorities to agree to the terms set out or referred to in this Announcement) and will honour such obligations;

16 that it has complied with its obligations under the Criminal Justice Act 1993, Part VIII of FSMA and MAR and in connection with money laundering and terrorist financing under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (as amended), the Terrorism Act 2000, the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001, the Terrorism Act 2006, the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 and the Money Laundering Sourcebook of the FCA and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines issued, administered or enforced by any government agency having jurisdiction in respect thereof (the "Regulations") and, if making payment on behalf of a third party, that satisfactory evidence has been obtained and recorded by it to verify the identity of the third party as required by the Regulations. If within a reasonable time after a request for verification of identity, the Joint Bookrunners have not received such satisfactory evidence, the Joint Bookrunners may, in their absolute discretion, terminate the Placee's Placing participation in which event all funds delivered by the Placee to the Joint Bookrunners will be returned without interest to the account of the drawee bank or CREST account from which they were originally debited;

17 that it is acting as principal only in respect of the Placing or, if it is acting for any other person: (i) it is duly authorised to do so and has full power to make, and does make, the acknowledgments, representations and agreements herein on behalf of each such person; and (ii) it is and will remain liable to the Joint Bookrunners and the Company for the performance of all its obligations as a Placee in respect of the Placing (regardless of the fact that it is acting for another person). Each Placee agrees that the provisions of this paragraph shall survive the resale of the Placing Shares by or on behalf of any person for whom it is acting;

18 if in a member state of the EEA and except as disclosed in this Announcement under "Details of the Placing", that it is (i) an EEA Qualified Investor and (ii) a "professional client" or an "eligible counterparty" within the meaning set out in EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (MIFID II), as implemented into national law of the relevant EEA state;

19 if in the United Kingdom, that it is a UK Qualified Investor and it undertakes that it will acquire, hold, manage and (if applicable) dispose of any Placing Shares that are allocated to it for the purposes of its business only;

20 that it has not distributed, forwarded, transferred or otherwise transmitted, and will not distribute, forward, transfer or otherwise transmit, this Announcement or any part of it, or any other presentation or other materials concerning the Placing (including electronic copies thereof), directly or indirectly, whether in whole or in part, in or into any Restricted Territory or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution, forwarding, transfer or transmission would be unlawful;

21 where it is acquiring the Placing Shares for one or more managed accounts, it represents, warrants and undertakes that it is authorised in writing by each managed account: (a) to acquire the Placing Shares for each managed account; and (b) it has full power to make the acknowledgements, representations and agreements herein on behalf of each such account;

22 that if it is a pension fund or investment company, it represents, warrants and undertakes that its acquisition of Placing Shares is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations;

23 if it is acting as a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 2(d) of the Prospectus Regulation or the UK Prospectus Regulation, as the case may be, that the Placing Shares acquired by it in the Placing will not be acquired on a non-discretionary basis on behalf of, nor will they be acquired with a view to their offer or resale to, persons in a member state of the EEA other than EEA Qualified Investors or persons in the United Kingdom other than UK Qualified Investors, or in circumstances in which the prior consent of the Joint Bookrunners and the Company has been given to the proposed offer or resale;

24 that it has not offered or sold and, prior to the expiry of a period of six months from Admission, will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in the EEA, except to EEA Qualified Investors or otherwise in circumstances which have not resulted and which will not result in an offer to the public in any member state in the EEA within the meaning of Article 2(d) of the Prospectus Regulation;

25 that it has not offered or sold and, prior to the expiry of a period of six months from Admission, will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in the United Kingdom, except to UK Qualified Investors or otherwise in circumstances which have not resulted and which will not result in an offer to the public in the United Kingdom within the meaning of Article 2(d) of the UK Prospectus Regulation;

26 that any offer of Placing Shares may only be directed at persons in member states of the EEA who are EEA Qualified Investors and represents, warrants and undertakes that it has not offered or sold and will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in the EEA prior to Admission except to EEA Qualified Investors or otherwise in circumstances which have not resulted in and which will not result in an offer to the public in any member state of the EEA within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation;

27 that any offer of Placing Shares may only be directed at persons in the United Kingdom who are UK Qualified Investors and represents, warrants and undertakes that it has not offered or sold and will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in the United Kingdom prior to Admission except to UK Qualified Investors or otherwise in circumstances which have not resulted in and which will not result in an offer to the public in the United Kingdom within the meaning of the UK Prospectus Regulation;

28 that it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the FSMA) relating to the Placing Shares in circumstances in which section 21(1) of the FSMA does not require approval of the communication by an authorised person;

29 that it has complied and will comply with all applicable laws (including all relevant provisions of the FSMA) with respect to anything done by it in relation to the Placing Shares in respect of anything done in, from or otherwise involving, the United Kingdom;

30 if it has received any inside information (as that term is defined in MAR) about the Company in advance of the Placing, it has not: (i) dealt in the securities of the Company; (ii) encouraged, required, recommended or induced another person to deal in the securities of the Company; or (iii) disclosed such information to any person except as permitted by MAR, prior to the information being made publicly available;

31 that (i) it (and any person acting on its behalf) has capacity and authority and is otherwise entitled to purchase the Placing Shares under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions which apply to it; (ii) it has paid any issue, transfer or other taxes due in connection with its participation in any territory; (iii) it has not taken any action which will or may result in the Company, the Joint Bookrunners, any of their respective Affiliates or any person acting on their behalf being in breach of the legal and/or regulatory requirements and/or any anti-money laundering requirements of any territory in connection with the Placing; and (iv) that the subscription for and purchase of the Placing Shares by it or any person acting on its behalf will be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the jurisdiction of its residence, the residence of the Company, or otherwise;

32 it (and any person acting on its behalf) has the funds available to pay for the Placing Shares it has agreed to acquire and acknowledges, agrees and undertakes that it (and any person acting on its behalf) will make payment for the Placing Shares allocated to it in accordance with this Announcement on the due time and date set out herein and, in the case of the Placing Shares, against delivery of such Placing Shares to it, failing which the relevant Placing Shares may be placed with other Placees or sold as the Joint Bookrunners and the Company may in their absolute discretion determine and without liability to such Placee. It will, however, remain liable for any shortfall below the net proceeds of such sale and the placing proceeds of such Placing Shares and may be required to bear any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax (together with any interest or penalties) due pursuant to the terms set out or referred to in this Announcement which may arise upon the sale of such Placee's Placing Shares on its behalf;

33 that its allocation (if any) of Placing Shares will represent a maximum number of Placing Shares to which it will be entitled, and required, to acquire, and that the Joint Bookrunners or the Company may call upon it to acquire a lower number of Placing Shares (if any), but in no event in aggregate more than the aforementioned maximum;

34 that its participation in the Placing will not cause its (or its associates) aggregate shareholding in the Company to be 10% or more of the issued share capital of the Company;

35 that none of the Company, the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf, is making any recommendations to it, or advising it regarding the suitability or merits of any transactions it may enter into in connection with the Placing and that participation in the Placing is on the basis that it is not and will not be a client of the Joint Bookrunners and that the Joint Bookrunners do not have any duties or responsibilities to it for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or customers or for providing advice in relation to the Placing nor in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities contained in the Placing Agreement nor for the exercise or performance of any of the Joint Bookrunners' rights and obligations thereunder including any rights to waive or vary any conditions or exercise any termination right;

36 that it acknowledges that the Placing Shares have not been registered or otherwise qualified, and will not be registered or otherwise qualified, for offer and sale nor will a prospectus be cleared or approved in respect of any of the Placing Shares under the securities laws of the United States, or any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and the Placing Shares are not being offered or sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. The Placing Shares have not been approved or disapproved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission or other regulatory authority in the United States, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Placing or the accuracy or adequacy of this Announcement. No prospectus will be cleared or approved in respect of the Placing Shares under the securities laws of any Restricted Territory and, subject to certain exceptions, the Placing Shares may not be offered, sold, taken up, renounced or delivered or transferred, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in, into or within the United States or any other Restricted Territory, or in any country or jurisdiction where any action for that purpose is required;

37 that the person whom it specifies for registration as holder of the Placing Shares will be (i) itself or (ii) its nominee, as the case may be. None of the Joint Bookrunners, nor the Company nor any of their respective Affiliates will be responsible for any liability to stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax or other similar duties or taxes (together with any interest or penalties) resulting from a failure to observe this requirement. Each Placee and any person acting on behalf of such Placee agrees to indemnify each of the Joint Bookrunners, the Company and any of their respective Affiliates and any person acting on their respective behalf in respect of the same on an after-tax basis on the basis that the relevant Placing Shares will be allotted to the CREST stock account of the relevant Joint Bookrunner who will hold them as nominee on behalf of such Placee until settlement in accordance with its standing settlement instructions;

38 that these terms and conditions and any agreements entered into by it pursuant to these terms and conditions, and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with such agreements, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and it submits (on behalf of itself and on behalf of any person on whose behalf it is acting) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim, dispute or matter arising out of any such agreements, except that enforcement proceedings in respect of the obligation to make payment for the Placing Shares (together with any interest chargeable thereon) may be taken by the Joint Bookrunners or the Company in any jurisdiction in which the relevant Placee is incorporated or in which any of its securities have a quotation on a recognised stock exchange;

39 that each of the Joint Bookrunners, the Company and their respective Affiliates and others will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the representations, warranties, agreements, undertakings and acknowledgements set forth herein and which are given to each of the Joint Bookrunners on their own behalf and on behalf of the Company and are irrevocable and, if any of the foregoing is or becomes no longer true or accurate, the Placee shall promptly notify the Joint Bookrunners and the Company. All confirmations, warranties, acknowledgements and undertakings given by the Placee, pursuant to this Announcement are given to each Joint Bookrunner for itself and on behalf of the Company and will survive completion of the Placing and Admission. The Placee irrevocably authorises each of the Joint Bookrunners and the Company to produce this Announcement, pursuant to, in connection with, or as may be required by any applicable law or regulation, administrative or legal proceeding or official inquiry with respect to the matters set forth herein;

40 that it will indemnify on an after-tax basis and hold each of the Joint Bookrunners, the Company and their respective Affiliates and any person acting on their behalf harmless from any and all costs, claims, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising out of, directly or indirectly, or in connection with any breach by it of the representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings in this Appendix;

41 that any documents sent to Placees will be sent at the Placees' risk. They may be sent by post to such Placees at an address notified to the Joint Bookrunners;

42 acknowledges that it irrevocably appoints any employee of the Joint Bookrunners as its agent for the purposes of executing and delivering to the Company and/or its registrars any documents on its behalf necessary to enable it to be registered as the holder of any of the Placing Shares agreed to be taken up by it under the Placing;

43 that it acknowledges that its commitment to acquire Placing Shares on the terms set out herein and in the oral or email trade confirmation (as the case may be) will continue notwithstanding any amendment that may in future be made to the terms and conditions of the Placing and that Placees will have no right to be consulted or require that their consent be obtained with respect to the Company's or the Joint Bookrunners' conduct of the Placing or any of them;

44 that in making any decision to acquire the Placing Shares (i) it has sufficient knowledge, sophistication and experience in financial, business and international investment matters as is required to evaluate the merits and risks of subscribing for or purchasing the Placing Shares, (ii) it is experienced in investing in securities of this nature in the Company's sector and is aware that it may be required to bear, and is able to bear, the economic risk of participating in, and is able to sustain a complete loss in connection with, the Placing, (iii) it has relied on its own examination, due diligence and analysis of the Company and its Affiliates taken as a whole, including the markets in which the Group operates, and the terms of the Placing, including the merits and risks involved and not upon any view expressed or information provided by or on behalf of the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective Affiliates, (iv) it has had sufficient time and access to information to consider and conduct its own investigation with respect to the offer and purchase of the Placing Shares, including the legal, regulatory, tax, business, currency and other economic and financial considerations relevant to such investment and has so conducted its own investigation to the extent it deems necessary for the purposes of its investigation; (v) it is aware and understands that an investment in the Placing Shares involves a considerable degree of risk and it will not look to the Company, the Joint Bookrunners, any of their respective Affiliates or any person acting on their behalf for all or part of any such loss or losses it or they may suffer; and (vi) has no need for liquidity with respect to its investment in the Placing Shares and is able to bear the economic and financial risk of an investment in the Company for an indefinite period of time;

45 that it acknowledges and agrees that none of the Joint Bookrunners nor the Company owe any fiduciary or other duties to it or any Placee in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities in the Placing Agreement;

46 understands and agrees that it may not rely on any investigation that the Joint Bookrunners or any person acting on their respective behalf may or may not have conducted with respect to the Company and its Affiliates or the Placing and the Joint Bookrunners and their respective Affiliates have not made any representation or warranty to it, express or implied, with respect to the merits of the Placing, the subscription for or purchase of the Placing Shares, or as to the condition, financial or otherwise, of the Company and its Affiliates, or as to any other matter relating thereto, and nothing herein shall be construed as any investment or other recommendation to it to acquire the Placing Shares. It acknowledges and agrees that no information has been prepared by, or is the responsibility of, the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective Affiliates for the purposes of this Placing;

47 that it acknowledges and agrees that it will not hold any of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf responsible or liable for any misstatements in, or omissions from, any publicly available information relating to the Group, including without limitation the Exchange Information, or information made available (whether in written or oral form) relating to the Group (the "Information") and that none of the Joint Bookrunners nor any person acting on behalf of any Joint Bookrunner makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of such Information or accepts any responsibility for any of such Information;

48 that in connection with the Placing, each of the Joint Bookrunners and any of their respective Affiliates acting as an investor for its own account may take up Common Shares in the Company and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for its or their own account such Common Shares in the Company and any securities of the Company or related investments and may offer or sell such securities or other investments otherwise than in connection with the Placing. Accordingly, references in this Announcement to shares being issued, offered or placed should be read as including any issue, offering or placement of such shares in the Company to any Joint Bookrunner and any of their respective Affiliates acting in such capacity. In addition, the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective Affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps, warrants or contracts for differences) with investors in connection with which such Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective Affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of such securities of the Company, including the Placing Shares. None of the Joint Bookrunners nor any of their respective Affiliates intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so;

49 that it, and the person(s), if any, for whose account or benefit it is subscribing for Placing Shares, understands that the Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction in the United States and are not being sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act;

50 that it and the person(s), if any, for whose account or benefit it is subscribing for the Placing Shares is not subscribing for and/or purchasing Placing Shares as a result of any "directed selling efforts" in the United States as defined in Regulation S, or any form of general solicitation or general advertising (within the meaning set out in Rule 502 of Regulation D under the US Securities Act) nor is it subscribing for and/or purchasing Placing Shares after any offer was targeted at identifiable groups of U.S. citizens abroad, such as members of the U.S. armed forces serving overseas;

51 that it will not distribute any document relating to the Placing Shares and it will be acquiring the Placing Shares for its own account as principal or for a discretionary account or accounts (as to which it has the authority to make the statements set out herein and is a qualified investor) for investment purposes only and it does not have any contract, understanding or arrangement with any person to sell, pledge, transfer, deliver or grant a participation therein to such person or any third person with respect of any Placing Shares;

52 that it will not offer or sell, directly or indirectly, any of the Placing Shares in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act;

53 that it and the person(s), if any, for whose account or benefit it is subscribing for Placing Shares is, and at the time of it subscribes for the Placing Shares will be either (a) outside the United States and acquiring the Placing Shares in an "offshore transaction" as defined in and pursuant to Regulation S; or (b) if in the United States, a qualified institutional buyer within the meaning of Rule 144A under the US Securities Act and will have duly executed an investor letter in a form provided to it and deliver the same to one of the Joint Bookrunners or its Affiliates and understands that the Placing Shares are "restricted securities" under the US Securities Act with significant restrictions on transfer and may not be offered or sold by it unless the Placing Shares are registered under the US Securities Act, or an exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act is available;

54 that it, and the person(s), if any, for whose account or benefit it is subscribing for Placing Shares is not acquiring the Placing Shares as part of any transaction or series of transactions that is part of a plan or scheme to evade the registration requirements of the US Securities Act;

55 that, it and the person(s), if any, for whose account or benefit it is subscribing for the Placing Shares is not acquiring Placing Shares with a view to the offer, sale, resale, transfer, delivery or distribution, directly or indirectly, of any Placing Shares into the United States or in violation of the US Securities Act;

56 if it is a person in Canada, that it is an "accredited investor" as such term is defined in section 1.1 of NI 45-106 or, in Ontario, as such term is defined in section 73.3(1) of the OSA and that prior to the expiry of a period of four months and one day from the date of issuance to the Placee of the Common Shares, will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in Canada or through the facilities of the TSX-V.

57 if it is a person not resident in Canada that prior to the expiry of a period of four months and one day from the date of issuance to the Placee of the Common Shares, will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to persons in Canada or through the facilities of the TSX-V.

58 the Company is relying on an exemption from the requirement to provide the Placee with a prospectus under applicable Canadian securities laws and, as a consequence of acquiring the Placing Shares pursuant to such exemption: (i) certain protections, rights and remedies provided by applicable Canadian securities laws, including statutory rights of rescission and certain statutory remedies against an issuer, underwriters, auditors, directors and officers that are available to investors who acquire securities offered by a prospectus, will not be available to the Placee; (ii) the common law may not provide investors with an adequate remedy in the event that they suffer investment losses in connection with securities acquired in a private placement; (iii) the Placee may not receive information that would otherwise be required to be given under applicable Canadian securities laws, and (iv) the Company is relieved from certain obligations that would otherwise apply under applicable Canadian securities laws;

59 it acknowledges that the Placing Shares will be subject to a statutory hold (restricted sale) period in Canada for a period of four months following the completion of the Placing and will be embedded, whether through an electronic deposit system, an ownership statement or on certificates that may be issued, with a restrictive legend under applicable Canadian securities laws substantially in the following form (and with the necessary information inserted):

"Unless permitted under securities legislation, the holder of this security must not trade the security before [--] 2022." [Date will be four months and one day after the closing of the Placing]

60 that it acknowledges that the distribution of the Placing Shares in Canada is being made on an exempt distribution basis and that any resale of the Placing Shares in Canada must be made through an appropriately registered dealer or in accordance with an available exemption from the dealer registration requirements of applicable Canadian securities laws, and in accordance with, or pursuant to an exemption from, the prospectus requirements of such laws;

61 none of the Company nor the Joint Bookrunners, nor any of their respective nor any of their respective Affiliates, or any of their, or their respective Affiliates' partners, unlimited partners (pers nlich haftende Gesellschafter), directors, officers, members, employees, agents or advisers has made any written or oral representation: (i) that any person will resell or repurchase the Placing Shares; (ii) that any person will refund all or any part of the purchase price for the Placing Shares; or (iii) as to the future price or value of the Placing Shares;

62 the funds representing the purchase price which will be advanced by the Placee to the Joint Bookrunners and/or the Company hereunder will not represent proceeds of crime for the purposes of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (Canada) (the " PCMLTFA ") and the Placee acknowledges that the Company may in the future be required by law to disclose the Placee's name and other information relating to its purchase in the Placing, on a confidential basis, pursuant to the PCMLTFA. To the best of its knowledge (a) none of the funds to be provided by the Placee (i) have been or will be derived from or related to any activity that is deemed criminal under the law of Canada, the United States, or any other jurisdiction, or (ii) are being tendered on behalf of a person or entity who has not been identified to the Placee, and (b) the Placee shall promptly notify the Company if the Placee discovers that any of such representations ceases to be true, and to provide the Company with appropriate information in connection therewith;

63 it understands that certain personal information may be collected by the Company for the purposes of completing the Placing, which includes, without limitation, determining its eligibility to purchase the Placing Shares under Canadian securities laws and other applicable securities laws and completing filings required by any securities commission or other regulatory authority; that its personal information may be disclosed by the Company to: (i) securities commissions or stock exchanges, (ii) the Canada Revenue Agency or other taxing authorities, and (iii) any of the other parties involved in the Placing, including legal counsel to the Company, the Joint Bookrunners and any dealer who sells Placing Shares to such Placee and may be included in record books in connection with the Placing; and that by purchasing the Placing Shares, it will be deemed to have consented to the foregoing collection, use and disclosure of its personal information and the filing of copies or originals of any of its documents submitted hereunder as may be required to be filed with any securities commission or stock exchange in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby;

64 it understands that certain information provided by it, including its name, address, telephone number and email address, the number of Placing Shares being purchased, the exemption being relied upon by it in purchasing the Placing Shares and its registrant or insider status, if applicable, will be disclosed to the applicable securities regulatory authorities, such information is being collected by such securities regulatory authorities under the authority granted to each of them under securities legislation and it will be deemed to have authorised the indirect collection of such information by such securities regulatory authorities. This information is being collected for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of the securities legislation of such jurisdictions. In the event the Placee has any questions with respect to the indirect collection of such information by such securities regulatory authorities and regulators, it should contact the applicable securities regulatory authority or regulator using the contact information set out below:

 
British Columbia Securities Commission       Alberta Securities Commission 
 P.O. Box 10142, Pacific Centre               Suite 600, 250 - 5(th) Street SW 
 701 West Georgia Street                      Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 
 Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1L2          Telephone: (403) 297-6454 
 Inquiries: (604) 899-6854                    Toll free in Canada: 1-877-355-0585 
 Toll free in Canada: 1-800-373-6393          Facsimile: (403) 297-2082 
 Facsimile: (604) 899-6581                    Public official contact: FOIP Coordinator 
 Email: FOI-privacy@bcsc.bc.ca 
 Public official contact: FOI Inquiries 
Ontario Securities Commission 
 20 Queen Street West, 22(nd) Floor 
 Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S8 
 Telephone: (416) 593- 8314 
 Toll free in Canada: 1-877-785-1555 
 Facsimile: (416) 593-8122 
 Email: Exemptmarketfilings@osc.gov.on.ca 
 Public official contact: Inquiries Officer 
 

65 if required by applicable Canadian securities laws (including any policies of the TSX-V), it will execute, deliver and file or assist the Company in filing such reports, undertakings and other documents relating to the purchase of the Placing Shares as may be required;

66 that each of the Joint Bookrunners and their respective Affiliates may have engaged in transactions with, and provided various commercial banking, investment banking, financial advisory transactions and services in the ordinary course of their business with the Company and/or its Affiliates for which they would have received customary fees and commissions and that each of the Joint Bookrunners and their respective Affiliates may provide such services to the Company and/or its Affiliates in the future.

The foregoing acknowledgements, agreements, undertakings, representations, warranties and confirmations are given for the benefit of the Company as well as each of the Joint Bookrunners (for their own benefit and, where relevant, the benefit of their respective Affiliates and any person acting on their behalf) and are irrevocable. Each Placee, and any person acting on behalf of a Placee, acknowledges that none of the Joint Bookrunners or the Company owe any fiduciary or other duties to any Placee in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities in the Placing Agreement.

Please also note that the agreement to allot and issue Placing Shares to Placees (or the persons for whom Placees are contracting as nominee or agent) free of UK stamp duty and UK stamp duty reserve tax relates only to their allotment and issue to Placees, or such persons as they nominate as their agents or nominees, direct from the Company for the Placing Shares in question. None of the Company or the Joint Bookrunners will be responsible for any UK stamp duty or UK stamp duty reserve tax or any other transfer taxes (including any interest, fines and penalties relating thereto) arising in relation to the Placing Shares in any other circumstances.

Such agreement is subject to the representations, warranties and further terms above and also assumes, and is based on a warranty from each Placee, that the Placing Shares are not being acquired in connection with arrangements to issue depositary receipts or to issue or transfer the Placing Shares into a clearance service. None of the Joint Bookrunners nor the Company are liable to bear any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax or any other similar duties or taxes ("transfer taxes") or related interest, fines or penalties that arise (i) if there are any such arrangements (or if any such arrangements arise subsequent to the acquisition by Placees of Placing Shares) or (ii) on a sale of Placing Shares, or (iii) otherwise than under the laws of the United Kingdom. Each Placee to whom (or on behalf of whom, or in respect of the person for whom it is participating in the Placing as an agent or nominee) the allocation, allotment, issue or delivery of Placing Shares has given rise to such transfer taxes undertakes to pay such transfer taxes forthwith, and agrees to indemnify on an after-tax basis and hold the Joint Bookrunners, the Company, their respective Affiliates and any person acting on any of their respective behalf harmless from any such transfer taxes, and all interest, fines or penalties in relation to such transfer taxes. Each Placee should, therefore, take its own advice as to whether any such transfer tax liability arises.

Each Placee and any person acting on behalf of each Placee acknowledges and agrees that any Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective Affiliates may, at their absolute discretion, agree to become a Placee in respect of some or all of the Placing Shares. Each Placee acknowledges and is aware that the Joint Bookrunners are receiving a fee in connection with their role in respect of the Placing as detailed in the Placing Agreement.

When a Placee or person acting on behalf of the Placee is dealing with the Joint Bookrunners, any money held in an account with any of the Joint Bookrunners on behalf of the Placee and/or any person acting on behalf of the Placee will not be treated as client money within the meaning of the rules and regulations of the FCA made under the FSMA. The Placee acknowledges that the money will not be subject to the protections conferred by the client money rules, as a consequence, this money will not be segregated from the Joint Bookrunners' money in accordance with the client money rules and will be used by the Joint Bookrunners in the course of its own business, and the Placee will rank only as a general creditor of the Joint Bookrunners.

All times and dates in this Announcement may be subject to amendment. The Joint Bookrunners shall notify the Placees and any person acting on behalf of the Placees of any changes.

No statement in the Placing Documents is intended to be a profit forecast or estimate, and no statement in the Placing Documents should be interpreted to mean that earnings per share of the Company for the current or future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of the Company. Past performance is no guide to future performance and persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.

The rights and remedies of the Joint Bookrunners and the Company under these Terms and Conditions are in addition to any rights and remedies which would otherwise be available to each of them and the exercise or partial exercise of one will not prevent the exercise of others.

If a Placee is a discretionary fund manager, the Placee may be asked to disclose in writing or orally to the Joint Bookrunners the jurisdiction in which the funds are managed or owned.

Each Placee may be asked to disclose in writing or orally to the Joint Bookrunners:

   (a)        if he or she is an individual, his or her nationality; or 

(b) if he or she is a discretionary fund manager, the jurisdiction in which the funds are managed or owned.

DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply throughout this Announcement unless the context otherwise requires:

 
Admission                     has the meaning given to in in Appendix 
                               1 of this Announcement. 
Affiliate                     has the meaning given in Rule 501(b) 
                               of Regulation D under the US Securities 
                               Act or Rule 405 under the US Securities 
                               Act, as applicable and, in the case 
                               of the Company, includes its subsidiary 
                               undertakings. 
AIM                           the AIM Market operated by the London 
                               Stock Exchange Plc 
AIM Rules                     means the AIM Rules for Companies published 
                               by the London Stock Exchange plc. 
Announcement                  means this announcement (including its 
                               Appendices). 
Azinam Acquisition            means the acquisition by the Company 
                               of Azinam Group Limited pursuant to 
                               a share purchase agreement entered between 
                               the Company and Azinam Group Holdings 
                               Limited on 7 February 2022. 
Azinam Blocks                 means Block 2B and Blocks 3B/4B offshore 
                               South Africa. 
Berenberg                     Means Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. 
                               KG, London Branch a limited partnership 
                               registered in Germany (registered number 
                               HRA 42659) whose registered office is 
                               Neuer Jungfernstieg 20, 20354 Hamburg, 
                               Germany acting through its London branch 
                               at 60 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 
                               8HP (together with any affiliate providing 
                               services to the Company); 
Bookbuild                     means the accelerated bookbuilding process 
                               to be commenced by the Joint Bookrunners 
                               to use reasonable endeavours to procure 
                               Placees for the Placing Shares, as described 
                               in this Announcement and subject to 
                               the terms and conditions set out in 
                               this Announcement and the Placing Agreement. 
Business Day                  means any day, other than a Saturday 
                               or Sunday, when clearing banks are open 
                               for business in London, United Kingdom, 
                               Toronto, Canada and New York, United 
                               States of America; 
CDS                           means the Canadian Depository for Securities 
                               Ltd. 
Common Shares                 means the common shares of no par value 
                               in the Company. 
Company                       Means Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd (company 
                               number CO926072 ) a company incorporated 
                               in British Columbia with registered 
                               number CO926072 whose registered office 
                               is at Suite 1700, Park Place, 666 Burrard 
                               Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8, Canada. 
CREST                         means the relevant system (as defined 
                               in theCREST Regulations ) in respect 
                               of which Euroclear is the Operator (as 
                               defined in the CREST Regulations) in 
                               accordance with which securities may 
                               be held and transferred in uncertificated 
                               form. 
CREST Regulations             means the Uncertificated Securities 
                               Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/3755), as 
                               amended from time to time 
Directors                     means the directors of the Company for 
                               the time being 
Depositary                    has the meaning given to it in Appendix 
                               1. 
Depositary Interests          has the meaning given to it in Appendix 
                               1. 
DTRs                          means the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency 
                               Rules sourcebook published by the FCA 
                               from time to time 
Echelon                       mean Echelon Wealth Partners Inc a company 
                               registered in Canada with registration 
                               number 32420 whose registered office 
                               is at Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, 
                               Suite 2500, Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3 (together 
                               with any affiliate providing services 
                               to the Company) . 
EEA                           means European Economic Area. 
EEA Qualified Investor        means qualified investors as defined 
                               in Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation. 
Euroclear                     means Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited, 
                               a company incorporated under the laws 
                               of England and Wales. 
Equity Fundraise              means the Placing, the Subscription 
                               and the Retail Offer 
Equity Fundraise Shares       means the Placing Shares, the Subscription 
                               Shares and the Retail Offer Shares 
Exchanges                     means the LSE and TSX-V and "Exchange" 
                               shall be construed accordingly 
Exchange Information          has the meaning given to in in Appendix 
                               1 of this Announcement. 
FCA or Financial Conduct      means the UK Financial Conduct Authority. 
 Authority 
FSMA                          means the Financial Services and Markets 
                               Act 2000 (as amended, including any 
                               regulations made pursuant thereto). 
Group                         means the Company and its subsidiary 
                               undertakings. 
JHI Acquisition               means the proposed acquisition by the 
                               Company of JHI Associates Inc. pursuant 
                               to the terms of the commercially binding 
                               term sheet dated 14 March 2022. 
Joint Bookrunners             means Berenberg, SpareBank and Echelon 
                               in in their roles as joint bookrunners 
                               for the Company and "Joint Bookrunner" 
                               shall be construed accordingly. 
London Stock Exchange         means London Stock Exchange plc. 
 or LSE 
Information                   has the meaning given to in in Appendix 
                               1 of this Announcement. 
Long Stop Date                means 22 April 2022. 
MAR                           means the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 
                               No.596/2014 as it forms part of the 
                               law of the United Kingdom by virtue 
                               of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 
                               2018. 
Order                         has the meaning given to it in the main 
                               body of this Announcement. 
PCMLTFA                       has the meaning given to in in Appendix 
                               1 of this Announcement. 
Placee                        means any person procured by any of 
                               the Joint Bookrunners (acting as agents 
                               for and on behalf of the Company), on 
                               the terms and subject to the conditions 
                               of the Placing Agreement, to subscribe 
                               for the Placing Shares pursuant to the 
                               Placing. 
Placing                       has the meaning given to it in the main 
                               body of this Announcement. 
Placing Agreement             has the meaning given to it in Appendix 
                               I to this Announcement. 
Placing Documents             means any press announcement, presentation 
                               materials and any other document published 
                               or issued by or on behalf of the Company 
                               for the purposes of the Placing or the 
                               applications for Admission (including 
                               any amendments and supplements to the 
                               foregoing). 
Placing Price                 has the meaning given to it in the main 
                               body of this Announcement. 
Placing Results Announcement  means the announcement of the results 
                               of the Bookbuild via a Regulatory Information 
                               Service; 
Placing Shares                has the meaning given to it in the main 
                               body of this Announcement. 
Prospectus Regulation         means the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 
                               2017/1129. 
Publicly Available            means the information contained in this 
 Information                   Announcement and any information publicly 
                               announced through a Regulatory Information 
                               Service by or on behalf of the Company 
                               on or prior to the date of this Announcement; 
Regulations                   has the meaning given to it in Appendix 
                               1 of this Announcement. 
Regulation S                  means Regulation S promulgated under 
                               the US Securities Act. 
Regulatory Information        means a primary information provider 
 Service                       that has been approved by the FCA to 
                               disseminate regulated information. 
Relevant Persons              has the meaning given to in in Appendix 
                               1 of this Announcement. 
Restricted Territory          means the United States, Canada, Australia, 
                               New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa 
                               or Japan. 
Shareholders                  means shareholders of the Company 
SpareBank                     means SpareBank 1 Markets AS. 
Strand Hanson                 means Strand Hanson Limited, a company 
                               incorporated in England and Wales with 
                               registration number 02780169 whose registered 
                               office is at 26 Mount Row, London, England, 
                               W1K 3SQ. 
Subscription                  means the subscription by Africa Oil 
                               Corp for the Subscription Shares. 
Subscription Agreement        means the subscription agreement to 
                               be entered into between the Company 
                               and Africa Oil Corp in relation to the 
                               l Subscription. 
 Subscription Shares          means the new Common Shares proposed 
                               to be issued by the Company pursuant 
                               to the Subscription Agreement. 
subsidiary                    has the meaning given to that term in 
                               the Companies Act 2006. 
subsidiary undertaking        has the meaning given to that term in 
                               the Companies Act 2006. 
Term Sheet                    means the term sheet as may be executed 
                               by the Company and the Joint Bookrunners. 
Terms and Conditions          means the terms and conditions of the 
                               Placing set out in Appendix I to this 
                               Announcement. 
transfer taxes                means stamp duty or stamp duty reserve 
                               tax or any other similar duties or taxes. 
TSX-V                         has the meaning given to it in the main 
                               body of this Announcement. 
TSX-V Policies                means the policies of the TSX-V. 
UK Prospectus Regulation      means Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 
                               as it forms part of domestic law by 
                               virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) 
                               Act 2018. 
uncertificated or in          means in respect of a share or other 
 uncertificated form           security, where that share or other 
                               security is recorded on the relevant 
                               register of the share or security concerned 
                               as being held in uncertificated form 
                               in CREST and title to which may be transferred 
                               by means of CREST. 
UK Qualified Investor         means qualified investors as defined 
                               in Article 2(e) of the UK Prospectus 
                               Regulation. 
United Kingdom or UK          means the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
                               and Northern Ireland. 
United States                 means the United States of America, 
                               its territories and possessions, any 
                               state of the United States and the District 
                               of Columbia. 
US Securities Act             means the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, 
                               as amended. 
 

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