All amounts in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
January 29, 2024 Vancouver, BC – RE Royalties Ltd. (TSX.V: RE) (OTCQX: RROYF) (“RE Royalties” or the “Company”), a global leader in renewable energy royalty-based financing, has entered into an agreement with Clean Communities Corporation (“CCC”), an Alberta-based Indigenous-led cleantech company, to provide a CAD $1.7 Million secured loan (the “Loan”) to support the construction of a 4MW solar project (“Sunrise Solar”, or the “Project”) currently under development in Cardston, Alberta.
The Project will receive revenue from a power purchase agreement with a boutique energy provider in Alberta for an initial five years. Following the first five years, the Project will sell the energy and environmental attributes generated into the deregulated Alberta electricity market at prevailing merchant prices.
The Loan will have a 60-month term and an interest rate of 13% per annum, compounded monthly. The Company will receive a structuring fee of 1.5% on the Loan value at closing. The Company will receive a gross revenue royalty of 5.0% on the Project for 20 years after reaching commercial operations. The transaction will deploy a cash-sweep structure allowing the Company to sweep all cash generated by the Project net of operating expenses to pay the royalty, interest, and principal on a quarterly basis while the Loan is outstanding.
Bernard Tan, CEO of RE Royalties, stated: “This transaction allows RE Royalties to grow our portfolio across North America and represents our first transaction with an Indigenous-led enterprise in the renewable energy space. We are thrilled to establish a relationship with Clean Communities Corporation, and we look forward to collaborating with them in the future to grow their portfolio of renewable energy projects.”
Ryan Tourigny, President of CCC, commented: “We are delighted to enter our first transaction with RE Royalties as Clean Communities Corporation continues to grow its portfolio of clean infrastructure assets in North America. We particularly appreciate the RE Royalties team for their creativity in addressing gaps in clean infrastructure financing.”
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
About Clean Communities Corporation
Clean Communities Corp. was incorporated in 2020 as an Indigenous cleantech company that partners with leading technology providers to propel clean infrastructure, energy, and transportation initiatives. Clean Communities engages in project development and ownership while offering training-to-employment support with a focus on Indigenous groups.
About RE Royalties Ltd.
RE Royalties Ltd. acquires revenue-based royalties over renewable energy facilities and technologies by providing non-dilutive financing solutions to privately held and publicly traded companies in the renewable energy sector. RE Royalties is the first to apply this proven business model to the renewable energy sector. The Company currently owns over 100 royalties on solar, wind, battery storage, energy efficiency and renewable natural gas projects in Canada, United States, Mexico, and Chile. The Company’s business objectives are to provide shareholders with a strong growing yield, robust capital protection, high rate of growth through re-investment and a sustainable investment focus.
For further information, please contact:
Investor and Media Contacts:
RE Royalties Ltd.
Talia Beckett, VP of Communications and Sustainability
T: (778) 374‐2000
Clean Communities Corp.
Ryan Tourigny, President, and Director
T: (403) 973-6880
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