CALGARY, Alberta (May 23, 2023) – Exro Technologies Inc. (TSX: EXRO, OTCQB: EXROF) (the "Company" or "Exro"), is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced bought deal financing, including the exercise in full of the Underwriters' (as defined below) over-allotment option, for a total of 15,525,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") sold at a price of C$2.25 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of C$34,931,250 (the "Offering").
“We are very pleased to have successfully closed this financing in what we know is a challenging market backdrop for investors”, said Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir. “We appreciate the ongoing support of our largest shareholders and welcome a host of new institutional investors to Exro. We look forward to continuing our mission to build a valuable company on behalf of all shareholders by investing the proceeds of this Offering to progress our world-class manufacturing facility in Calgary (on-track to begin series production next quarter) and our next-generation technologies to meet the growing demand for our advanced power controls for electric vehicles as well as stationary energy storage systems”.
The Offering was co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc., and Eight Capital on their behalf and on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters that includes ATB Capital Markets Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”). In consideration for the services provided by the Underwriters in connection with the Offering, on closing the Company paid to the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised under the Offering.
The Offering was completed by way of a prospectus supplement dated May 17, 2023, and filed in all provinces of Canada, other than Quebec, under the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated May 8, 2023. The Common Shares were also sold in the United States on a private placement basis pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and other jurisdictions outside of Canada.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to meet the capital expenditure and working capital obligations associated with the definitive commercialization agreement (“DCA”) with Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) and for general working capital purposes as set out in the prospectus supplement.
The securities offered in the Offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
About Exro Technologies
Exro Technologies Inc. is a leading clean technology company that has developed new generation power control electronics that change how the world optimizes energy by expanding the capabilities of electric motors and batteries. The company’s innovative technologies serve to bridge the performance-cost gap in e-mobility (Coil Drive™) and stationary energy storage (Cell Driver™), and act to accelerate adoption towards a circular electrified economy by delivering more with less – minimum energy for maximum results.
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