Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) ("Hut 8" or the "Company") today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering in the United States and Canada (the "Offering").
The Company has agreed to sell to the underwriters (the "Underwriters") 17,550,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") at a price of US$8.55 per share resulting in total gross proceeds to the Company of US$150,052,500.
The Offering is expected to close on September 17, 2021 subject to customary closing conditions, including approvals of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
In addition, the Company has granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days from the date of the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to 2,632,500 additional Common Shares, representing 15% of the total number of common shares to be sold pursuant to the Offering.
The Company anticipates the net proceeds of the Offering will be used to support the growth of its business including to fund capital investments in digital assets mining equipment to increase mining capacity, for working capital and other general corporate purposes and potentially for strategic partnerships, joint ventures, or acquisitions.
Canaccord Genuity is acting as the Sole Bookrunner for the Offering and Stifel GMP and Craig-Hallum are acting as Co-Managers for the Offering.
In connection with the Offering, the Company filed a preliminary prospectus supplement, and a final prospectus supplement will also be filed, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a supplement to the base shelf prospectus included in the Company's effective registration statement on Form F-10 (SEC File No. 333-254059) under the U.S.-Canada multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS). The Company also filed a preliminary prospectus supplement, and will file a final prospectus supplement, to its base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The Offering will be made in the United States only by means of the registration statement, including the base shelf prospectus and applicable prospectus supplement and in Canada only by means of the base shelf prospectus and applicable prospectus supplement. Such documents contain important information about the Offering. Copies of, the registration statement and the preliminary prospectus supplement can and will be found on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and copies of the base shelf prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement can and will be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Copies of such documents may also be obtained from any of the following sources: Canaccord Genuity LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, 12th Floor, Boston MA 021990, by email at email@example.com; or by contacting the Corporate Secretary of the Company at Suite 500, 24 Duncan Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 2B8, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective investors should read the base shelf prospectus and the prospectus supplement as well as the registration statement before making an investment decision.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved the contents of this press release. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the common shares in any province, state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction.
About Hut 8 Mining Corp.
Hut 8 is one of North America's largest innovation-focused digital asset miners, supporting open and decentralized systems since 2018. Located in energy rich Alberta, Canada, Hut 8 has one of the highest installed capacity rates in the industry and holds more self-mined Bitcoin than any crypto miner or publicly traded company globally. Hut 8 is executing on its commitment to mining and holding Bitcoin and has a diversified business and revenue strategy to grow and protect shareholder value regardless of Bitcoin's market direction. The Company's multi-pronged business strategy includes profitable digital asset mining, white-label high-performance compute hosting, as well as yield & income programs leveraging its Bitcoin held in reserve. Having demonstrated rapid growth and a stellar balance sheet, Hut 8 was the first publicly traded miner on the TSX and the first Canadian miner to be listed on The Nasdaq Global Select Market. Hut 8's team of business building technologists are believers in decentralized systems, stewards of powerful industry-leading solutions, and drivers of innovation in digital asset mining and high-performance computing, with a focus on ESG alignment. Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 is helping to define the digital asset revolution to create value and positive impacts for its shareholders and generations to come.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains certain "forward looking statements" and certain "forward-looking information" as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans" or similar terminology. The forward-looking information contained herein is provided for the purpose of assisting readers in understanding management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to pricing of the Offering and its completion.
Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: there being insufficient investor demand for the Offering; economic and market conditions being conducive to the Offering on the timeline currently anticipated or at all; fluctuations in the market price of the Company's common shares; risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Company, economic conditions, and global markets; the failure of the Company and/or the underwriters to satisfy closing conditions to the Offering; other unforeseen events, developments, or factors causing any of the aforesaid expectations, assumptions, and other factors ultimately being inaccurate or irrelevant and those factors described in greater detail in our most recent annual and interim management's discussion and analysis, and in the "Risk Factors" section of the prospectus supplement dated September 14, 2021 and the Company's annual information form dated March 25, 2021, which are available at www.sedar.com, and should be considered carefully by prospective investors.
If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Although we have attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to us or that we presently believe are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents our expectations as of the date specified herein and are subject to change after such date. However, we disclaim any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.
All of the forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements.
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