SRG completes C$13 million strategic equity investment in La Mancha. SRG in a position to accelerate the development of the Lola Graphite project

MontrealSRG Mines Inc. (TSXV: SRG) (“SRG” or the “Company”) today announced that La Mancha Fund SCSp (the “Fund”), a fund advised by La Mancha Capital Advisory LLP (“La Mancha”), completed a non-brokered private placement in SRG, previously announced on March 16, 2022.

SRG issued 22,442,941 common shares (the “Shares”) to a subsidiary of the Fund at a price of CA$0.56 per share, yielding to the SRG proceeds of CA$12,568,047 (approximately $10 million). Upon closing of the private placement, the Fund now owns 19.9% ​​of the issued and outstanding common shares of SRG, making it one of SRG’s largest shareholders. Shares issued under the Private Placement will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issue.

The private placement is an important first step for SRG and La Mancha to accelerate the development of the Lola Graphite Project and a downstream processing strategy to develop a fully integrated mine-to-market solution to supply active anode material to the European lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. The SSR now has cash and cash equivalents of approximately 17 million Canadian dollars ($13 million) and no significant debt. SRG will work closely with La Mancha during the development phase of the project to ensure the Fund’s continued participation in subsequent financings to move SRG towards production.

“Today’s investment comfortably provides SSR with the necessary funds to rapidly advance the Lola Graphite Project and our second downstream transformation strategy in Europe,’ noted Benoit La Sallechairman of the board of directors and Matthew BosChief Executive Officer.

The closing of the Private Placement remains subject to the usual regulatory conditions, namely the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About the Fund and La Mancha

The Fund is a Luxembourg-based high-value fund focused on investments in precious metals and the energy transition. La Mancha advises the Fund on strategic investments made in publicly traded and private exploration, royalty and mining companies with a global perspective. La Mancha is a long-term focused investor with a mandate to help mining companies achieve sustained growth by providing long-term equity, operational and board-level expertise to to promote the performance and expansion of portfolio companies.

La Mancha is an appointed representative of G10 Capital Limitedwhich is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 648953).

On SRG Mines

SRG Mines Inc. is a Canada-based mining company focused on the development of Lola Graphite Project located in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. The Lola Graphite Project has probable reserves of 42Mt at a grade of 4.2% Cg. SRG aims to develop a fully integrated source of battery anode material to supply the European lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With attractive operating costs, proximity to European end markets and strong ESG credentials, SRG is poised to become a reliable supplier while promoting sustainability and supply chain transparency. SRG is committed to generating sustainable, long-term benefits that are shared with the host countries and communities where it operates.


Matthew Bos

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