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Acquisition of the Stanhove Gold Tailings

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 08:30 AM

GreenBank Capital Inc.

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND / ACCESSWIRE / June 19, 2024 / GreenBank Capital Inc. (CSE:GBC)(OTC PINK:GRNBF)(FRA:2TL) and Ubique Minerals Limited (CSE: UBQ and FRA:2UM) have signed a non-binding term sheet with Clientque Investments Pty Ltd ("CIP") for the acquisition of 100% ownership of MJR Mining and Exploration (PTY) Ltd ("MJR"), which owns the Stanhove mining tailings dump in Johannesburg. The acquisition will be executed on a 50/50 basis, with GreenBank acting as the funding partner and Ubique as the operating partner.

Key Transaction Details:

Ubique Minerals Limited ("Ubique") and GreenBank Capital Inc. ("Greenbank") will each acquire 50% ownership from Clientque Investments Pty Ltd, securing the Stanhove mining tailings dump in Johannesburg. The transaction includes a cash payment of CAD $846,103, the issuance of two convertible debentures of CAD $500,000 each by GreenBank and Ubique with an interest rate of 6% for 36 months, and an additional cash payment of CAD $1,538,309 after the production of the first 5,000 ounces of gold, totaling CAD $3,384,341. The transaction involves the buyers acquiring MJR Mining and Exploration (PTY) Ltd, which owns the tailings dump.

The non-binding term sheet was signed on June 13, 2024. The Share Sale Agreement (SSA) is to be provided within 60 days by August 12, 2024, and the signing and exchange of contracts are expected to occur within 90 days by September 11, 2024.

The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, delivery of the deed of the land, issuance of mining permits, technical due diligence and other customary conditions. Completion is expected within five business days following the satisfaction or waiver of these conditions.

Ubique Minerals Limited will act as the operator, responsible for managing the mining and processing operations of the Stanhove tailings dump. GreenBank Capital Inc. will handle the financial aspects of the project, including funding and the sales of the extracted gold.

About the Stanhove Mining Tailings Dump

The Stanhove tailings dump is located east of Johannesburg, South Africa, within the area known locally as the East Rand gold basin and was accumulated after mining and processing gold ore from within the Witwatersrand gold mining district. The Witwatersrand basin comprises a sequence of very old, Archean, sedimentary rocks with the gold hosted in a quartz pebble conglomerate. The dominant mineral in the rock hosting the original ore is predominantly quartz with minor pyrite with which the gold is associated. Initial processing involved crushing and grinding the rock to liberate the gold by various processes, depending on the historical period, with the resulting waste being accumulated in tailings piles, of which the Stanhove pile is one. The earliest recovery processes were less efficient and therefore the waste tailings still contained significant quantities of gold. Drill sampling of the Stanhove tailings pile has identified gold values ranging upwards from <0.3g/t Au to >1.3g/t Au with increasing depth in the pile. It is typical of these old dumps for the earliest material mined to have accumulated at the bottom of the tailings pile and to have the highest grades in the basal layer. The Stanhove tailings pile of dry, ground-up rock covers an area of approximately 270 x 170 metres and reaches a maximum height of 20 metres, although most of it is less than half that height according to information provided by the vendors.

The company holds a non-compliant technical report about the project. Prior to final closing of the documentation of the agreement Greenbank and Ubique will undertake technical due diligence to verify the technical aspects of the project.

Figure 1 Aerial photo of the tailings site

Figure 2 location of the tailings site

Vilhjalmur Thor Vilhjalmsson, CEO of both GreenBank and Ubique, commented, "This acquisition represents a strategic step for both GreenBank and Ubique in expanding our mining assets and leveraging the potential of the Stanhove tailings dump. As partners, GreenBank will provide the necessary funding and handle the sales of gold, while Ubique will manage the operations, ensuring a balanced and effective approach. We are confident that this investment will yield significant returns for our shareholders."

On behalf of the board of directors,

Vilhjalmur Thor Vilhjalmsson
CEO and Chairman

About GreenBank

GreenBank is a business-transformation firm, which aims to nurture early stage and growth companies to their full potential. Through modern approaches to the provisions of consultancy services, GreenBank takes a stake in companies it hopes to nurture and gives the opportunity to the founders and executives of those companies to benefit from the years of collective experience of the GreenBank management team.

The team are based in Reykjavík, London and Toronto and work diligently across borders to ensure that businesses in the GreenBank portfolio reach their core objectives. The businesses the Company typically works with are start-ups or early-stage and include mining and mineral exploration companies. From this emergent state, GreenBank aims to quickly implement strong business practices by, where possible and required, deploying operations, communications, data strategy and financial expertise.

Whether a business desires to become a successful private company, list publicly, or is seeking a profitable exit, GreenBank tries to add value at every stage as a strategic partner. GreenBank is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange, under the symbol "GBC", and on the OTC markets (OTCMKTS: GRNBF) as well as the Frankfurt Boerse (FRA: 2TL).

About Ubique Minerals Limited

Ubique Minerals Limited is an exploration company listed on the CSE (CSE:UBQ) and Frankfurt (FRA:2UM) focused on exploration of its Daniel's Harbour zinc property in Newfoundland and is also engaged in exploration in Namibia, Africa along with actively searching for other projects around the world. Ubique became a publicly listed company in September 2018. Ubique has an experienced management group with a record of multiple discoveries of deposits worldwide and owns an extensive and exclusive database of historic exploration results from the Daniel's Harbour area.

Dr. Gerald Harper, P.Geo.(NL), director of Ubique, is the qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 responsible for the technical data presented herein and has reviewed and approved this release.

For more information on GreenBank or Ubique please contact [email protected]

Forward Looking Information

This news release contains statements that include "forward looking information" as defined in applicable Canadian securities laws, including, but not limited to, statements with respect to the proposed private placement and debt conversion, and GreenBank's investment strategy. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of GreenBank to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the outcome include, among others: inability to find subscribers for the private placement, challenges in identifying and concluding investment transactions with attractive companies on favourable terms, or at all, , future prices and the supply of metals; the results of drilling; inability to raise the money necessary to conclude investment transactions with third-party companies or to incur the expenditures required to retain and advance the Suni project, environmental liabilities (known and unknown); general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; accidents, labour disputes and other risks inherent in business, such as; political instability, terrorism, insurrection or war; delays in obtaining governmental approvals; or failure to obtain regulatory approvals. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to GreenBank's filings with Canadian securities regulators available on SEDAR+ at

Although GreenBank has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and GreenBank disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE: GreenBank Capital Inc.

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