Arctic Minerals announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue through an accelerated bookbuilding process

Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals" or the "Company") hereby announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue of approximately MSEK 30.7 to Swedish and International professional investors (the "Directed New Share Issue"). In connection with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company is also considering the possibility of carrying out a directed new share issue with payment through set-off, applying the same subscription price as in the Directed New Share Issue, of approximately 8.8 MSEK to certain creditors in the Company.

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The Directed New Share Issue is intended to be carried out with deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights and be resolved by the board of directors, conditional upon approval at a subsequent extraordinary general meeting. Arctic Minerals has engaged UB Securities Ltd and Carlsquare AB (the "Financial Advisors") to investigate the conditions for a new issue of shares through a so-called accelerated bookbuilding process.

The subscription price for the shares in the Directed New Share Issue is to be determined through an accelerated bookbuilding process, which will begin no earlier than 19.45 today, December 14, 2020, and end before the commencement of trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on December 15, 2020. The bookbuilding process may, at the discretion of the Company or the Financial Advisors, close earlier or later and may be cancelled at any time.

The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights are to enable a capital raise in a time- and cost-effective manner to ensure the Company's future development and to expand and strengthen the Company's ownership structure. The proceeds from the Directed New Share Issue are intended to be used to strengthening the working capital and to finance primarily ongoing exploration at the Company's Nutukka gold project In Finnish Lapland and at the Company's project for battery metals in the Kiiminki in central Finland. The board of directors' assessment is that the subscription price in the Directed New Share Issue will be in accordance with market conditions, since it will be determined through an accelerated bookbuilding process.

The Directed New Share Issue is subject to a resolution by the board of directors in Arctic Minerals and subsequent approval by an extraordinary general meeting, following the close of the bookbuilding process.

In connection with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company is also considering the possibility of carrying out a directed new share issue with payment through set-off, applying the same subscription price as in the Directed New Share Issue, of approximately 8.8 MSEK to certain of the Company's creditors. Any such set-off issue will also be resolved by the board of directors, conditional upon subsequent approval by the extraordinary general meeting.

Certified Advisor

UB Securities Ltd, of Helsinki, Finland, (www.unitedbankers.fi) is the Company's Certified Advisor on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm.

Other

The company's shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, Stockholm under the trade designation "ARCT". The Company website is www.arcticminerals.se.

For more information:

Jonatan Forsberg, CEO
(+46) 76 105 1310
jonatan.forsberg@arcticminerals.se

About Arctic Minerals AB
Arctic Minerals is a Nordic mineral exploration company exploring for copper, zinc, gold and battery metals in northern and central Finland. The Group also owns mineral rights in Norway.

At present, Arctic Minerals has exploration permits in the Raahe-Ladoga ore belt of central Finland, and has applied for an exploration permit in the Peräpohja schist belt in northern Finland. In addition, the Group has exploration reservations in the Peräpohja schist belt, in the Kiiminki schist belt northeast of Oulu, Paasivaara northeast of Kemi and in Central Lapland. Arctic Minerals also owns mineral rights to the closed Bidjovagge gold- copper mine in Finnmark in northern Norway.

This information is information that Arctic Minerals AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 19.45 CET on December 14, 2020.

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This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Directed New Share Issue must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company's shares. Such information has not been independently verified by UB Securities Ltd and Carlsquare AB (the "Financial Advisors"). The Financial Advisors are acting for the Company in connection with the transaction and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the transaction or any other matter referred to herein.

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Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in Arctic Minerals have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the shares in Arctic Minerals may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Arctic Minerals offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Arctic Minerals is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Directed New Share Issue.

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Arctic Minerals har genomfört kärnborrning i Joint Venture-kopparprojektet med Rio Tinto

Arctic Minerals har genomfört kärnborrning vid Peräpohjas Joint Venture-kopparprojekt i Finland. Kärnborrning har genomförts i tre målområden och resulterat i värdefull information för att prioritera målområden och utveckla en geologisk modell i mer detaljerad skala. I planerna för 2021 ingår nu borrning med en lätt borrigg för att provta de djupaste delarna av moränen (Base-of-Till), vidare undersökning och provtagning av borrkärnor samt ytterligare geologiskt fältarbete. Ytterligare kärnborrning kan också komma att utföras. Bolaget har för projektet ansökt om totalt 13 nya malmletningstillstånd täckande 487 km2.


Arctic Minerals has carried out diamond drilling in the Peräpohja copper Joint Venture project with Rio Tinto

Arctic Minerals has carried out deep diamond drilling at its Peräpohja copper Joint Venture project in Finland. The drilling program has been carried out at three different targets and resulted in valuable information for the prioritization of target areas and for a target scale 3D geological model. Further plans for 2021 include drilling with a light drill rig in order to carry out deeper sampling of Base-of-Till, additional logging and sampling of archive core and also additional geological fieldwork. Further deep diamond drilling may also be carried out. The Company has applied for in total 13 new exploration permits totalling 487 km2 in the Peräpohja copper project.


Positiva resultat från guldprojektet Nutukka i Finland och fortsatt prospektering med lätt borrigg

Nya resultat från provtagningen bekräftar ett kluster av guldbärande jordprov, troligen av lokalt ursprung. Baserat på de positiva resultaten från prospekteringen2020 har Arctic Minerals ansökt om malmletningstillstånd i Nutukka, där klusterområdet ingår. Bolaget planerar nu att genomföra undersökningsborrning med lätt borrigg under sommarfältsäsongen 2021, med målet att provta de djupaste delarna av bottenmoränen och av bergytan. Även magnetiska mätningar med hjälp av drönare planeras. Fortsatt prospektering kan också komma att omfatta undersökningsdikning med grävare liksom än mer moränprovtagning.


Positive sampling results from the Nutukka gold project in Finland and further exploration with a light drill rig

New sampling results confirm cluster of gold-bearing soil samples likely to be of local origin. Following the overall positive results from the exploration in 2020, the Company has applied for an exploration permit at Nutukka, including the cluster areas. The Company now plans for drilling with a light drill rig during the 2021 summer field season in order to carry out deeper sampling of base of till and top of bedrock. Also planned is a magnetic survey to be carried out by drone. Further exploration work may also include trenching with use of an excavator, as well as further soil sampling.




Bokslutskommuniké får helåret 2020

Styrelsen i Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals", "Bolaget" eller "Moderbolaget" och med dess dotterbolag "Koncernen") ("Styrelsen") avger härmed bokslutskommuniké för helåret januari - december 2020.


Year-end report for the full year 2020

The Board of Directors of Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals", the "Company" or the "Parent company" and together with its subsidiaries the "Group") (the "Board") hereby submits the year-end report for the full year January - December 2020.


Kommuniké från extra bolagsstämma i Arctic Minerals AB (publ)

Extra bolagsstämma i Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Bolaget") hölls idag den 4 januari 2021 i Östersund.


Report from the extraordinary general meeting of Arctic Minerals AB (publ)

An extraordinary general meeting of Arctic Minerals AB (publ) (the "Company") was held today on 4 January 2021 in Östersund.


Kallelse till extra bolagsstämma i Arctic Minerals AB (publ)

Aktieägarna i Arctic Minerals AB (publ), org. nr 556569-3602, ("Bolaget") kallas härmed till extra bolagsstämma den 4 januari 2021 kl. 14.30 i Bolagets lokaler på Köpmangatan 22 i Östersund.


Notice of Extra General Meeting in Arctic Minerals AB (publ)

The shareholders of Arctic Minerals AB (publ), reg. no. 556569-3602, (the "Company"), are hereby convened to the extra general meeting to be held on 4 January 2021, at 14.30 CET at the Company's premises at Köpmangatan 22 in Östersund.


Arctic Minerals styrelse har beslutat att genomföra riktade nyemissioner om sammanlagt högst cirka 39,5 MSEK

Styrelsen i Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals" eller "Bolaget") har beslutat, under förutsättning av extra bolagsstämmas godkännande, att genomföra en riktad kontantemission av högst 40 965 652 aktier, vilket tillför Bolaget högst 30 724 239 SEK före avdrag för emissionskostnader (den "Riktade Nyemissionen"). Styrelsen har även beslutat, under förutsättning av extra bolagsstämmas godkännande, om en riktad kvittningsemission till tre av Bolagets fordringshavare om högst 11 713 337 aktier, vilket medför att Bolagets skuld minskar med högst 8 785 002,75 SEK ("Kvittningsemissionen"). Teckningskursen i båda emissionerna uppgår till 0,75 SEK per aktie och har fastställts genom en accelererad bookbuilding-process inom ramen för den Riktade Nyemissionen.


Arctic Minerals' board of directors has resolved on directed share issues of up to approximately MSEK 39.5 million

The board of directors of Artic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals" or the "Company") has resolved, conditional upon approval at a subsequent extraordinary general meeting, on a directed new share issue with payment in cash of up to 40,965,652 shares, which will raise proceeds to the Company of up to SEK 30 724 239 million before issue costs (the "Directed New Share Issue"). Further, the board of directors has resolved, conditional upon approval at a subsequent extraordinary general meeting, on a directed new share issue with payment through set-off to three of the Company's creditors of up to 11,713,337 shares, which will result in the Company's debts decreasing by up to SEK 8,785,002.75 million (the "Set-Off Issue"). The subscription price in both new share issues amount to SEK 0.75 per share and has been determined through an accelerated book building process in connection with the Directed New Share Issue.


Arctic Minerals offentliggör avsikt att genomföra en riktad nyemission av aktier genom ett accelererat bookbuilding-förfarande

Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals" eller "Bolaget") offentliggör härmed sin avsikt att genomföra en riktad nyemission av aktier om cirka 30,7 MSEK till svenska och internationella professionella investerare (den "Riktade Nyemissionen"). Bolaget överväger även möjligheten att i samband med den Riktade Nyemissionen genomföra en kvittningsemission av aktier, till samma emissionskurs som i den Riktade Nyemissionen, om cirka 8,8 MSEK till vissa av Bolagets fordringshavare.


Arctic Minerals announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue through an accelerated bookbuilding process

Arctic Minerals AB (publ) ("Arctic Minerals" or the "Company") hereby announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue of approximately MSEK 30.7 to Swedish and International professional investors (the "Directed New Share Issue"). In connection with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company is also considering the possibility of carrying out a directed new share issue with payment through set-off, applying the same subscription price as in the Directed New Share Issue, of approximately 8.8 MSEK to certain creditors in the Company.


Arctic Minerals uppdaterar om pågående guldprospektering vid Nutukka guldprojekt i Finland

Vid fortsatt provtagning har jordprov med förhöjda guldhalter påvisats. Guldet är troligen av lokalt ursprung.


Arctic Minerals provides update on gold exploration at the Nutukka gold project in Finland

Follow-up sampling finds cluster of gold-bearing soil samples likely to be of local origin.


Arctic Minerals har påträffat ytterligare kopparrika malmblock vid kopparprojektet i Peräpohja

Arctic Minerals har påträffat ytterligare kopparrika malmblock vid kopparprojektet i Peräpohja i södra finska Lappland. Några av malmblocken innehåller också signifikanta halter av guld, silver och bly. Planering pågår nu för kommande kärnborrning i utvalda områden i Peräpohja. Med Peräpohja kopparprojekt avses det samarbete (Joint Venture) Bolaget ingått med Rio Tinto Group, ett av världens största gruvbolag, se pressmeddelande från den 21 januari 2020.


Arctic Minerals finds more copper-rich samples at Peräpohja copper project

Arctic Minerals is pleased to announce that it has found more copper-rich samples at its Peräpohja copper project in southern Finnish Lapland. Some of the samples also showed significant contents of gold, silver and lead. In addition, planning activities to commence diamond drilling at selected areas in Peräpohja are also under way. The Peräpohja copper project is the subject of an earn-in and joint venture agreement with the Rio Tinto group, one of the world's largest mining companies (see Press Release of 21 January 2020).


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