Honey Badger Silver Closes Yukon Silver Asset Purchase

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


TORONTO, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Honey Badger Silver Inc. (TSX-V: TUF) (“Honey Badger Silver” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced transaction with Strategic Metals Ltd. (“Strategic Metals”; TSX-V: SMD) to acquire a 100% interest in the following three silver-focused advanced properties located in the Yukon Territory, Canada (the “Transaction”):

(1) Plata: lies within the Tintina Gold Belt with geology analogous to the prolific Keno Hill silver district, 

(2) Groundhog: falls within a belt of high-grade gold occurrences including the Ketza Mine with very high grade silver in rock samples, and 

(3) Hy: covers many high-grade silver occurrences first discovered in the 1960’s (for more information on the Properties, please refer to the Company’s news release dated February 11, 2021).

“This is an important transaction for Honey Badger Silver. Each of these silver properties has the potential to host significant higher-grade silver mineralization. They are advanced, well situated, and have promising geology. We are eager to quickly crystallize value from these silver assets,” said Chad Williams, Executive Chairman of Honey Badger Silver. “This transaction is an example, and merely the beginning, of your management’s efforts to grow Honey Badger into a substantial silver company.” 

Transaction Terms 

In consideration for a 100% interest in the Properties, Honey Badger Silver issued to Strategic Metals 34,804,718 common shares in the capital of Honey Badger Silver, representing 19.9% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company following the closing of the Transaction, and granted to Strategic Metals the right to participate, on the same commercial terms as other investors, in the next two equity financings undertaken by the Company in order to allow Strategic Metals to maintain its equity position in Honey Badger Silver.  Strategic Metals will retain a 2% net smelter return royalty on all minerals other than silver to be extracted from the Properties. 

The securities issued under the Transaction are subject to a four month hold period expiring on October 5, 2021. The Transaction remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. 

Technical information in this news release has been approved by Heather Burrell, P.Geo., a geologist with Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited and qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101.

For more information, please visit our new website at http://www.honeybadgersilver.com. 

Or contact: Ms. Christina Slater at cslater@honeybadgersilver.com. 

About Honey Badger Silver Inc.

Honey Badger Silver is a Canadian Silver company based in Toronto, Ontario focused on the acquisition, development, and integration of accretive transactions of silver ounces. The company is led by a highly experienced leadership team with a track record of value creation backed by a skilled technical team. With a dominant land position in Ontario’s historic Thunder Bay Silver District and advanced projects in the southeast and south-central Yukon, Honey Badger Silver is positioning to be a top tier silver company.

The Company’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “TUF”. 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

This News Release contains forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry’s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. 

Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required.