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Lithium explorer and developer Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) (FRA:LK1) has issued 7,000,000 shares at an issue price of $0.04, being the final tranche of shares to be issued by the Company under its private placement to sophisticated and professional investors (Placement). This brings the total amount raised under the Placement to $3,677,474 (being a total 91,396,850 shares).

As a result of the shortfall of $306,306 under the Placement, the Company's proposed use of funds in respect of the funds raised under the Placement and SPP Offer (as set out in the Company's Supplementary prospectus dated 28 February 2020) will be amended to reduce the Company's available working capital from $913,064 to $606,758 (assuming the SPP Offer is fully subscribed).

The Company reminds shareholders that the SPP Offer closes today, 13 March 2020 at 5pm AEDT.

About Lake Resources NL

Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) is a lithium exploration and development company focused on developing its three lithium brine projects and hard rock project in Argentina, all owned 100%. The leases are in a prime location among the lithium sector's largest players within the Lithium Triangle, where half of the world's lithium is produced. Lake holds one of the largest lithium tenement packages in Argentina (~200,000Ha) secured in 2016 prior to a significant 'rush' by major companies. The large holdings provide the potential to provide consistent security of supply demanded by battery makers and electric vehicle manufacturers.

The Kachi project covers 69,000 ha over a salt lake south of FMC's lithium operation and near Albemarle's Antofalla project in Catamarca Province. Drilling at Kachi has confirmed a large lithium brine bearing basin over 20km long, 15km wide and 400m to 800m deep. Drilling over Kachi (currently 16 drill holes, 3100m) has produced a maiden indicated and inferred resource of 4.4 Mt LCE (Indicated 1.0Mt and Inferred 3.4Mt) within a 8-17 Mt LCE exploration target (refer ASX announcement 27 November 2018).

A direct extraction technique is being tested in partnership with Lilac Solutions, which has shown 80-90% recoveries and lithium brine concentrations in excess of 3000 mg/L lithium and is planned to be trialled on site in tandem with conventional methods as part of a PFS to follow the resource statement. Scope exists to unlock considerable value through partnerships and corporate deals in the near term.



Steve Promnitz
Managing Director
Lake Resources N.L.
T: +61-2-9188-7864

Link: Final Tranche of Placement

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