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ATOME Energy PLC
23 May 2023
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR INVITATION TO SELL OR ISSUE, OR ANY SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, ANY SECURITIES OF ATOME ENERGY PLC.

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23 May 2023

ATOME ENERGY PLC

("Atome", the "Company" or "the Group")

 

Additional Issue of New Ordinary Shares

 

ATOME Energy (AIM: ATOM), the only international green hydrogen and ammonia project development company on the London Stock Exchange, with current focus on the large-scale Villeta project in Latin America, as well as hydrogen mobility projects, announces an additional issue of new ordinary shares.

 

As announced on 22 May, the Company has issued 2,526,316 new ordinary shares ("Subscription Shares") to Baker Hughes ("BH") at a price of £0.95 per share ("Subscription Price").

 

Following this announcement, the Company is pleased to announce that it has now issued a further 1,776,317 ordinary shares ("Additional Shares") to additional investors acceptable to the Company at the same Subscription Price (£0.95 per share). SP Angel acted as broker on this additional fundraising.

 

In aggregate therefore, taking into account both Subscription Shares and the Additional Shares, the Company is issuing 4,302,633 new ordinary shares ("New Ordinary Shares"), raising gross proceeds approximately £4.1 million. The gross proceeds arising from the issue of the New Ordinary Shares will used for general working capital purposes.

 

Admission

Application will be made for the 4,302,633 New Ordinary Shares, which will rank pari passu with the existing shares of the Company, to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission") and it is expected that Admission will be effective on or around 30 May 2023.

 

Further information

A copy of this announcement is available on the Company's website, at https://www.atomeplc.com

For more information, please visit https://www.atomeplc.com or contact:

 

ATOME Energy PLC
Nikita Levine, Investor Relations

+44 (0) 113 337 2210
info@atomeplc.com

Beaumont Cornish (Nominated Adviser)
Roland Cornish, Michael Cornish

+44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Liberum (Joint Broker)
Scott Mathieson, Kane Collings

+44 (0) 20 3100 2000

SP Angel (Joint Broker)
Richard Hail, Harry Davies-Ball

+44 (0) 20 3490 0470

finnCap (Joint Broker)
Christopher Raggett, George Dollemore

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Tavistock (Financial PR and IR)
Simon Hudson, Rebecca Hislaire, Charles Baister

+44 (0) 20 7920 3150
atome@tavistock.co.uk

 

The information communicated within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No 596/2014 which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Peter Levine, Chairman.

 

About ATOME

 

ATOME Energy PLC is an AIM listed company targeting green hydrogen and ammonia production with over 500-megawatt of projects in Paraguay, Iceland and Central America.

 

Since its admission to AIM in December 2021 ATOME has signed its first electrolyser purchase order for its hydrogen transport Mobility Division due to start generating revenue in 2023 and signed a large scale 120MW power purchase agreement with ANDE, the state energy company in Paraguay for production of green hydrogen and ammonia targeted to start operations in 2025. It has procured 30 hectares of land in Villeta, Paraguay for that facility, mandated Natixis Corporate Investment Bank and the multilateral IDB Invest to lead the project funding and the FEED study is currently underway with the international companies Urbas and Casale.

 

In December 2022, ATOME entered into a joint venture with Cavendish, the renewable energy arm of the substantial and well-established Purdy Group based in Costa Rica and formed The National Ammonia Corporation S.A, which is owned equally by ATOME and Cavendish.

 

ATOME is in the process of operational planning, sourcing and negotiations with green electricity suppliers, equipment providers and offtake partners, including signed memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements in place with key parties, to use electricity generated from existing geothermal sources in Iceland and hydroelectric power in Paraguay and Costa Rica. All chosen sites are located close to the power and water sources and export facilities to serve significant domestic and then international demand.

 

The Company has a green-focused Board which is supported by major shareholders including Peter Levine, Trafigura, one of the world's leading commodity and logistics company, and Schroders, a leading fund manager.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

This Announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. This Announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States.

This Announcement and the information contained herein, is restricted and is not for publication, release or distribution, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such publication, release or distribution would be unlawful.  Further, this Announcement is for information purposes only and is not an offer of securities in any jurisdiction.

Beaumont Cornish Limited ("Beaumont Cornish"), which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA and is a member of the London Stock Exchange, is the Company's nominated adviser for the purposes of the AIM Rules. Beaumont Cornish is acting exclusively for the Company and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement) as a client and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any other matter referred to herein. Beaumont Cornish's responsibilities as the Company's nominated adviser under the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers are owed to the London Stock Exchange and not to any other person and in particular, but without limitation, in respect of their decision to acquire Ordinary Shares in reliance on any part of this announcement. Beaumont Cornish has not authorised the contents of this announcement for any purpose and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Beaumont Cornish nor does it make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of any information or opinion contained in this announcement or for the omission of any information. Beaumont Cornish expressly disclaims all and any responsibility or liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise which it might otherwise have in respect of this announcement.

 

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