May 11th, 2021 Tacora Announces Closing of Senior Secured Notes Offering

May 11, 2021 | News

Montréal, Québec, May 11, 2021 — Tacora Resources Inc. (“Tacora” or the “Company”) today announced that
it has successfully completed a $175 million aggregate principal amount of 8.250% senior secured notes due
2026 (the “Notes). The Notes will pay interest semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each
year beginning on November 15, 2021, and will mature on May 15, 2026, unless earlier redeemed or

The net proceeds from the Notes, after payment of related costs and expenses, will be used to refinance the
Company’s senior secured debt and the remainder will be used for working capital and general corporate

“Our refinancing strategy has been to reduce our borrowing costs, assure adequate liquidity and provide
financial flexibility for the business,” stated Joe Broking, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“The new structure will provide Tacora with the capital necessary for continued investment and the flexibility to
consider sustainable growth.”

“The completion of this financing initiative puts the Company and our dedicated employees in a wonderful
position where we can be more agile in deploying capital towards reaching name plate production at the Scully
Mine and responsibly growing the business. Improving the balance sheet was the first step in achieving our
strategic objectives which also include productivity improvement and growth options at the Scully Mine along
with the development and restart of the Sydvaranger Mine,” concluded Thierry Martel, President and Chief
Executive Officer.

Jefferies LLC acted as sole book-running manager and Clarksons Platou Securities AS acted as joint lead
manager for the offering.

About Tacora Resources Inc.

Tacora is a private company that is focused on the production and sale of high-grade and quality iron ore
products that improve the efficiency and environmental performance of steel making. The Company owns and
operates the Scully Mine, a 6 million tonne per year iron ore concentrate producer located in Wabush,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and owns the Sydvaranger Mine, a mine located in Sør-Varanger,
Norway that is currently idled with a feasibility study recently completed for an expansion to 4 million tonnes
per year of iron ore concentrate. The Company’s equity investors include funds managed by Proterra
Investment Partners LP; Aequor Holdings LLC; Cargill, Inc.; a fund managed by Orion Mine Finance; Titlis
Mining AS; and MagGlobal LLC. 100% of the Scully Mine concentrate is purchased and marketed globally by a subsidiary of Cargill Inc. Additional information about the company is available at

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and relate to our expectations, beliefs,
and intentions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed to be
forward-looking. Although Tacora believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors and are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may accordingly differ materially from
those in forward-looking statements, and these statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions
that could cause outcomes to differ from our expectations. The forward-looking information set forth herein
reflects Tacora’s expectations as at the date of this press release and is subject to change after such date. Tacora
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise.

This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of
an offer to buy Tacora’s senior secured notes. Tacora’s senior secured notes were offered solely to qualified
institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”),
and to non-U.S. persons outside the U.S. under Regulations S of the Securities Act. Tacora’s senior secured
notes were not registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. As a result,
they may not be offered or sold in the United States or to any U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable
exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Thierry Martel
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Joe Broking
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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