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The information available on this webiste should be read in conjunction with Allkem’s other periodic and continuous public disclosures. Allkem’s announcements are lodged with ASX and are available on ASX’s website (at www.asx.com.au) and Allkem’s website (at www.allkem.co).
Further information about the Transaction (including key risks for Allkem shareholders) will be provided by Allkem to Allkem shareholders and released to ASX in due course, in the form of an explanatory statement (as that term is defined in section 412 of the Corporations Act) and notice of meeting (the “Scheme Booklet”). The Scheme Booklet will also include or be accompanied by an independent expert’s report that will opine on whether the Scheme is in the best interest of Allkem shareholders.
This website contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by terms such as “may,” “will,” “appears,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern expectations, strategy, plans, or intentions. However, the absence of these words or similar terms does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. All forward-looking statements are based on information and estimates available to Allkem at the relevant time and are not guarantees of future performance.
Examples of forward-looking statements used in the information and materials available from this website (made at the date of the communication unless otherwise indicated) include, among others, statements regarding the future performance of Livent, Allkem and NewCo (the “Merged Group”), the perceived and potential synergies and other benefits of the Transaction, and expectations around the financial impact of the Transaction on the Merged Group’s financials. In addition, this website contains statements concerning the intentions, beliefs and expectations, plans, strategies and objectives of the directors and management of Allkem for Allkem and the Merged Group, the anticipated timing for and outcome and effects of the Transaction (including expected benefits to shareholders of Allkem), anticipated production, production capacity or construction or development commencement dates, costs or production outputs, capital expenditure and future demand for lithium, expectations for the ongoing development and growth potential of the Merged Group and the future operation of Allkem and the Merged Group.
Forward looking statements are not statements of historical fact and actual events and results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors (many of which are outside the control of Allkem, Livent and the Merged Group), some of which are described from time to time in Allkem’s Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2022 (Appendix 4E), Half Year Report for the half year ended 31 December 2022 (Appendix 4D), and March Activities Report for the quarter ended 31 March 2023, and future filings and reports by either Anaconda or Lion.
These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement and may include statements regarding the expected timing and structure of the proposed transaction; the ability of the parties to complete the proposed transaction considering the various closing conditions; the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, such as improved operations, enhanced revenues and cash flow, synergies, growth potential, market profile, business plans, expanded portfolio and financial strength; the competitive ability and position of NewCo following completion of the Transaction; and anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in Livent’s, Allkem’s and, following the completion of the proposed transaction, NewCo’s business.
In addition, other factors related to the Transaction between Allkem and Livent that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements and that could cause actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those expressed or implied include, but are not limited to: the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the Transaction, including, without limitation, the receipt of shareholder and regulatory approvals on the terms desired or anticipated; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the Transaction, including, without limitation, difficulties that result in the failure to realize expected synergies, efficiencies and cost savings from the Transaction within the expected time period (if at all); potential difficulties in Allkem’s and Livent’s ability to retain employees as a result of the announcement and pendency of the Transaction; risks relating to the value of NewCo’s shares to be issued in the Transaction; disruptions of Allkem’s and Livent’s current plans, operations and relationships with customers caused by the announcement and pendency of the Transaction; legal proceedings that may be instituted against Allkem and Livent following announcement of the Transaction; funding requirements; lithium and other commodity prices; exploration, development and operating risks (including unexpected capital or operating costs); production risks; regulatory restrictions (including environmental regulations and associated liability, changes in regulatory restrictions or regulatory policy and potential title disputes) and risks associated with general economic conditions.
There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be implemented or that plans of the directors and management of Allkem for the Merged Group will proceed as currently expected or will ultimately be successful. Investors are strongly cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, including in respect of the financial or operating outlook for Allkem, Livent or the Merged Group (including the realisation of any expected synergies).
Except as required by applicable law or the ASX Listing Rules, Allkem assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any duty to, provide any additional or updated information or to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise. Nothing in this website will, under any circumstances (including by reason of this website remaining available and not being superseded or replaced by any other publication with respect to Allkem, Livent or the Merged Group, or the subject matter of the Transaction), create an implication that there has been no change in the affairs of Allkem since the date of the information published on this website.
All references to “$” or “US$” or “USD” are to American dollars, being the lawful currency of the United States of America. All references to “A$” or “AUD” are to Australian dollars, being the lawful currency of Australia, unless stated otherwise. Any references to “¥” or “RMB” are to Chinese yuan, being the lawful currency of China, unless stated otherwise.