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CHAR Technologies Announces $625,000 Debt Financing

TORONTO, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CHAR Technologies Ltd. ("CHAR Technologies" or the “Company”) (TSX Venture Exchange: YES) is pleased to announce the closing of a $625,000 short-term unsecured debt financing (the “Financing”). The majority of the Financing ($375,000) was provided by insiders of the Company and the remainder ($250,000) was provided by existing shareholders. The debt has an interest rate of 1% monthly and a term of five-months. At the Company’s option, the debt may be prepaid without penalty on or after the date that is one month after the date of closing.

CHAR Technologies intends to use the net proceeds of the Financing to advance the development of both contracted and earlier stage projects and for general working capital needs. The Company is pursuing additional funding for the development of various projects and believes it will soon receive funding and funding commitments for a portion of costs for its planned (500,000 GJ) showcase facility in Thorold. “We are at a very exciting juncture in our commercialization of our renewable energy technologies to produce both renewable natural gas (RNG) and biochar to provide solutions to Canadian strategic industries,” stated Andrew White, CEO. “This small financing will bridge us to other sources of funding as we develop our capital structure for our future expansion,” he added.

The Financing has been provided by existing shareholders, and current and former directors, executive officers, business associates and employees, some of whom are insiders of the Company. Such participation by insiders in the Financing constitutes a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). However, such participation is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the transaction, insofar as it involves related parties of the Company, exceeds 25% of the Company’s market capitalization. As required by MI 61-101, the Company advises that it will file a material change report relating to the Financing less than 21 days before completion of the Offering, which is reasonable in the circumstances because such lesser time period is necessary to complete the Financing in an expeditious manner.

No commissions or fees are payable in connection with the Financing. The closing of the Financing may be subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of any necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


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