Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 15, 2022) - Eric Sprott announces that, on August 13, 2022, 12,600,000 common share purchase warrants (Warrants) of Rio2 Limited., (held by 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation he beneficially owns) expired unexercised representing a decrease in holdings of approximately 9.8% of the outstanding common shares (Shares) on a partially diluted basis since the date of the last early warning report. Prior to the expiry of these Warrants, Mr. Sprott beneficially owned and controlled 25,933,371 Shares and 12,600,000 Warrants representing approximately 10.1% of the outstanding Shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 14.3% on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of such Warrants.
As a result of the Warrant expiry, Mr. Sprott now beneficially owns and controls 25,933,371 Shares representing approximately 10.1% of the outstanding Shares on a non-diluted basis. The Warrants expiry resulted in a partially diluted ownership change of greater than 2% and, therefore, the filing of an update to the early warning report.
The securities are held for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell the securities including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors.
Rio2 Limited., is located at Suite 1000, 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8. A copy of the early warning report with respect to the foregoing will appear on the company's profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and may also be obtained by calling Mr. Sprott's office at (416) 945-3294 (2176423 Ontario Ltd., 200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1).
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