Hillcrest Secures $5M Equity Facility

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 17, 2024) – Hillcrest Energy Technologies (CSE: HEAT) (OTCQB: HLRTF) (FSE: 7HI) (“Hillcrest” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has secured a $5 million equity drawdown facility (the “Equity Facility“) from a third-party investor.

Pursuant to the Equity Facility, the Company shall pay the investor a commitment fee equal to 2.5% of the total capital of the Company committed, payable in cash or common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Shares“) at a deemed price of $0.30 per Share, at the election of the Company. On any drawdown amount, the Company shall pay 12% annualized interest, which may be payable in Shares or by deduction from the funded advance, at the option of the investor. Each drawdown will be in units (the “Units“), with each Unit consisting of one common share in the capital of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Drawdown Warrant“), The Units will be issued at the greater of the discounted market price permitted under the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE“), and 90% of the 10 day average closing bid price of the common shares on the CSE (the “Issue Price“). All Drawdown Warrants issued as part of the Units will be exercisable at an exercise price equal to the greater of 125% of the Issue Price, and the minimum exercise price permitted by policies of the CSE and will be exercisable for a period of three years from the date of issuance.

The parties to the Equity Facility expect to close the first drawdown by the end of the month.

“We are quite pleased to have access to this facility,” stated Don Currie, Hillcrest CEO. “The facility is being provided at a particularly challenging time for fund raising in the small cap market and we appreciate the support and confidence in the Company demonstrated by the investor. The facility is one of several financing initiatives currently being pursued and we will continue to provide updates as material events occur.”

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Equity Facility for technology and product development, commercialization, and general working capital.

All securities issued pursuant to the Equity Facility will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.

About Hillcrest Energy Technologies
Hillcrest Energy Technologies is a clean technology company focused on providing advanced power conversion technologies and digital control systems for next-generation powertrains and grid-connected renewable energy systems. From concept to commercialization, Hillcrest is investing in the development of energy solutions that will power a more sustainable and electrified future. Hillcrest is publicly traded on the CSE under the symbol “HEAT,” on the OTCQB Venture Market as “HLRTF” and on the Frankfurt Exchange as “7HI”. For more information, please visit: https://hillcrestenergy.tech/.


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