Funds will be used for exploration and infill drilling to expand and upgrade the resource base at the 100%-owned Piedmont Lithium Project in the world-class Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt in the US.
It will also fund permit applications, pilot-scale metallurgy, additional engineering studies, and ongoing land consolidation.
Piedmont’s president and CEO Keith Phillips said: “We are pleased with the strong support received for the placement, which was oversubscribed and upsized from initial levels.
“It is gratifying to see some long-term supporters and my fellow directors participating based on their strong confidence in the quality of our project and the prospects for our company.
“We have an exciting year ahead and securing these funds will allow us to maintain our ambitious development timetable for what we believe to be the world’s most strategically located lithium project.”
Directors and management plan to participate in placement
Notably, officers and directors of Piedmont plan to participate in the placement by subscribing for a total of 3.4 million shares, subject to the necessary approvals.
This is a vote of confidence from directors and management as they further align themselves with shareholders.
Piedmont recently appointed Timothy McKenna as an advisor to assist with government and public relations in relation to the Piedmont Lithium Project.
McKenna has over 35 years’ experience in government and public relations roles including as vice president of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in government and investor relations.