Ameriwest Lithium Inc. Announces Proposed Spin-Out of ISM Resources Corp.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ameriwest Lithium Inc. (“Ameriwest” or the “Company”) (CSE: AWLI) (OTC: AWLIF) (FSE: 5HV0) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) dated March 31, 2022 with ISM Resources Corp. (“ISM”) whereby the Company intends to spin off its existing non-lithium assets being Koster Dam, ESN, Quet and Fire gold prospects into a separate entity, ISM.

The transaction will be carried out by way of statutory plan of arrangement (the “Spin-Out”) pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). Through the Spin-Out, shareholders of the Company will exchange all of the existing issued and outstanding Ameriwest common shares (the “Old Ameriwest Shares”) for one new common share of the Company (each, a “New Ameriwest Share”) (having identical terms as the existing common shares) and one-quarter of one common share in the capital of ISM (“ISM Shares”) for each Old Ameriwest Share. There will be no change in Ameriwest shareholders’ holdings in the Company as a result of the Spin-Out.

Holders of options to purchase Ameriwest Shares (“Ameriwest Options”) will receive for each Ameriwest Option held one option to purchase from Ameriwest one New Ameriwest Share and one-quarter of one option of ISM (a “ISM Option”), with each whole ISM Option entitling the holder thereof to purchase from ISM one ISM Share.

Holders of warrants to purchase Ameriwest Shares (“Ameriwest Warrants”) will receive for each Ameriwest Warrant held one warrant to purchase from Ameriwest one New Ameriwest Share and one-quarter of one warrant of ISM (a “ISM Warrant”), with each whole ISM Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase from ISM one ISM Share.

In connection with the Spin-Out, ISM intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,550,000 units of ISM (“Units”) at a price of $0.10 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $1,055,000. Each Unit will be comprised of one ISM Share and one common share purchase warrant of ISM (each warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one ISM Share at an exercise price of $0.20 for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance.

The proposed Spin-Out will be subject to the terms of the Arrangement Agreement and approval of Ameriwest shareholders at an annual general and special meeting of shareholders which will be determined and announced within the next few weeks. The Spin-Out will also require the approval of the Superior Court of British Columbia and the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”).

Following the Spin-Out, ISM intends to seek a listing of the ISM Shares on the CSE, but no assurance can be provided that such a listing will be completed. Any such listing will be subject to ISM meeting and satisfying all of the requirements of the CSE.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

David Watkinson
President and Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact:

Ameriwest Lithium Investor Relations:
Invictus Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (604) 343-8661

Ameriwest Lithium Corporate Inquiries:
Glenn Collick
Chief Operating Officer
Tel: +1 (778) 868-2226

About Ameriwest Lithium Inc. (CSE: AWLI) (OTC: AWLIF) (FSE: 5HV0)

Ameriwest Lithium Inc. is a Canadian-based exploration company with a focus on identifying strategic lithium mineral resource projects for exploration and development. The Company is currently focused on exploring Nevada’s Deer Musk East property, located in the prolific Clayton Valley, totaling 5,600 acres, the Railroad Valley property, totaling 15,300 acres, the Edwards Creek Valley totaling 16,940 acres and Arizona’s Thompson Valley totaling 2,859 acres. Additionally, Ameriwest’s current resource portfolio of gold prospects include the ESN Project, located in White Pine County, Nevada, and the Koster Dam property, located in the Clinton Mining Division of British Columbia, in which Ameriwest has a 45% interest.

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