universal copper closes second & final tranche of private placement for proceeds of c$355,500

Vancouver, British Columbia, March 18, 2022 – Universal Copper Ltd. ("Universal Copper" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: UNV) (Frankfurt: 3TA2) is pleased to announce that, further to the March 1st, 2022 news release announcing the closing of the first tranche of the Private Placement (the “Private Placement”), it has closed the second and final tranche (the “Second Tranche”) of a non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of C$355,500.  

In total, 13,070,000 Flow-Through Units and 13,929,556 non-Flow-Through Units were issued for both tranches of the Private Placement, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$2,560,660.04.

Universal CEO and President Clive Massey commented, "We are very pleased to have completed this significantly oversubscribed private placement. The placement was oversubscribed by a total of $560,660. The additional interest in this placement signifies the continually increasing interest in not only the copper market but Universal itself. With the financing closed the companies’ technical team can continue to advance the Poplar project and all exploration planned for 2022.”

The non-Flow-Through portion of the Second Tranche of the Private Placement consists of the issuance of 2,400,000 units of the Company (each a "Unit") at a price of $0.09 per Unit totaling C$214,000 with a full warrant at a price of $0.13 for 24 months. Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company (a "Common Share"), and one Common Share purchase warrant (each a "Warrant"). 

The Flow-Through portion of the Second Tranche of the Private Placement consist of the issuance of 1,395,000 Flow-through Units (each a "FT Unit") that qualify as "flow-through shares" ("Flow Through Shares") within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) at $0.10 per FT Unit totaling C$139,500. Each FT Unit consists of one common share (a flow-through share) and one full warrant at $0.13 per common share (which is not a flow-through share) for 24 months following the closing date of the Private Placement.

Gross proceeds from the Private Placement will be used by the Company for exploration work planned to take place during the 2022 field season on its 61,566-hectare flagship Poplar Copper Deposit, located southwest of Houston, British Columbia. The Company intends to use the balance of the proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes. 

Completion of the Private Placement is subject to a number of conditions, including without limitation, receipt of TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") approval. 

The Company will pay finder’s fees in accordance with the policies of the TSXV consisting of a cash commission equal to up to 7% of the gross proceeds raised under the Private Placement and finder warrants ("Finder Warrants") in an amount equal to up to 7% of the number of Units sold pursuant to the Private Placement. Each Finder Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.13 per share for a period of two years. Total fees paid to all Finders for the Second Tranche comprise C$21,105.50 and 223,650 Finder Warrants. 

All securities issued on closing of the Second Tranche of the Private Placement will be subject to a statutory hold period expiring July 18, 2022 (four-months and one day from closing).  All Warrants, including Finder Warrants, issued pursuant to the Second Tranche will expire on March 17, 2024.  

About Poplar

The 61,566-hectare Poplar Project hosts a current undiluted indicated mineral resource of 152.3 million tonnes grading 0.32% copper, 0.009% molybdenum, 0.09 g/t gold and 2.58 g/t silver and an undiluted inferred mineral resource of 139.3 million tonnes grading 0.29% copper, 0.005% molybdenum, 0.07 g/t gold and 4.95 g/t silver. The mineral resource estimate has a cut-off grade of 0.20% copper. Universal Copper cautions investors mineral resources, which are not mineral reserves, do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Poplar lies in a historic mining region, located 35km north of the Huckleberry Mine (care and maintenance; Imperial Metals1) and 42km southwest of the Equity Silver Mine (past producer; Equity Metals Corp.1), where low snowfalls will allow year-round work. The road accessible property is bisected by a 138 Kva Hydro electric line and lies 88km from the rail head at Houston and 400km from the deep-water port at Prince Rupert by rail.  

About Universal Copper

Universal Copper Ltd. is a Canadian-based copper exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of copper properties. The Company's management team has many years of experience in exploration, finance, and efficient public company management. Universal's current focus is on advancing the Poplar Copper Project, one of the most advanced pre-production copper projects in British Columbia with a current 43-101 resource.

For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.universalcopper.com 

Qualified person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo. (B.C.), a member of the Company's advisory board and a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101.

Adjacent projects, mines and past producing mines provide geologic context for the Universal Copper’s exploration project but, this is not necessarily indicative that The Project hosts similar grades or tonnages of mineralization.

“Clive Massey” 
Clive H. Massey
President & CEO

For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations
Phone: (604) 341-6870

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Forward-Looking Statements 

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