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Altech Chemicals Ltd (ATC.AX) $12.5 million raised from Rights Issue

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Altech Chemicals Ltd
Altech Chemicals Ltd

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ATC.AX) $12.5 million raised from Rights Issue

Perth, Australia, Dec 16, 2020 - (ABN Newswire) - Altech Chemicals Limited (ASX:ATC) (HAM:A3Y) is pleased to advised that $12.5 million has been raised (before costs) via its non-renounceable entitlement offer that was launched on 9 November 2020, and closed 11 December 2020.

The entitlement offer was on the basis of two (2) new shares at $0.04 each for every five (5) shares held by Altech shareholders at the Record Date (13 November 2020), plus one free attaching option for each two (2) new shares subscribed and issued (exercise price $0.08, expiry 31 May 2022) (the Offer).

Applications for entitlement shares (inclusive of applications for shortfall shares in excess of entitlement) were received from 655 shareholders for a total of $7,337,213 (183,430,336 new shares and 91,715,168 attaching options).

In addition, applications totalling $1,111,853 (27,796,315 new shares and 13,898,157 attaching options) were received under the shortfall offer, and the underwriters of the Offer (Deutsche Balaton/Delphi and Melewar) will subscribe to their respective underwriting amounts which will total $4,087,070 (102,176,748 new shares and 51,088,374 attaching options).

The issue and allotment of the entitlement offer new shares and options is scheduled for Friday 18 December 2020, and the underwritten portion of the shortfall offer will be issued and allotted upon settlement; the residual shortfall offer may be placed at the directors discretion within 3 months of the close of the Offer. Holding statements for the new shares and options will be dispatched at the end of December 2020.

Commenting on the results of the offer, Altech managing director Iggy Tan said "the Company is extremely pleased with the outcome of the Offer and the number of shareholders that have elected to participate. This new funding will be applied to Altech's various European initiatives - including listed green bonds, development activities associated with anode grade high purity alumina (HPA), activities in support of securing the balance of finance for Altech's Malaysian HPA plant, payments for early works stage 2 construction and the balance of consideration for the acquisition of shares in Altech Advanced Materials AG, plus ongoing corporate costs and working capital. 2021 is poised to be an extremely busy year for the Company as we aim to finalise the project funding for our Johor HPA project".


About Altech Chemicals Ltd:


Altech Chemicals Limited (ASX:ATC) (FRA:A3Y) is aiming to become one of the world's leading suppliers of 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (Al2O3) through the construction and operation of a 4,500tpa high purity alumina (HPA) processing plant at Johor, Malaysia. Feedstock for the plant will be sourced from the Company's 100%-owned kaolin deposit at Meckering, Western Australia and shipped to Malaysia.

HPA is a high-value, high margin and highly demanded product as it is the critical ingredient required for the production of synthetic sapphire. Synthetic sapphire is used in the manufacture of substrates for LED lights, semiconductor wafers used in the electronics industry, and scratch-resistant sapphire glass used for wristwatch faces, optical windows and smartphone components. Increasingly HPA is used by lithium-ion battery manufacturers as the coating on the battery's separator, which improves performance, longevity and safety of the battery. With global HPA demand approximately 19,000t (2018), it is estimated that this demand will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% (2018-2028); by 2028 HPA market demand will be approximately 272,000t, driven by the increasing adoption of LEDs worldwide as well as the demand for HPA by lithium-ion battery manufacturers to serve the surging electric vehicle market.

Contact:

Corporate
Iggy Tan
Managing Director
Altech Chemicals Limited
Tel: +61-8-6168-1555
Email: info@altechchemicals.com

Shane Volk
Company Secretary
Altech Chemicals Limited
Tel: +61-8-6168-1555
Email: info@altechchemicals.com

Investor Relations (Europe)
Kai Hoffmann
Soar Financial Partners
Tel: +49-69-175-548320
Email: hoffmann@soarfinancial.com

Source:
Altech Chemicals Ltd

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