Momentum Continues amid Strengthening Carbon Market with MarVivo Stream Closing, Uplisting to OTCQB and Strategic Additions to Board and Management
Quarterly Update Call to be held on Tuesday February 15, 2022
TORONTO, ON, February 14, 2022, Carbon Streaming Corporation (NEO: NETZ) (OTCQB: OFSTF) (FSE: M2Q) (“Carbon Streaming” or the “Company”) has released its financial results for the three and six -months ended December 31, 2021. All figures in United States Dollars, unless otherwise indicated. The Company is hosting a live audio call at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday February 15, 2022. Details on how to register and participate in the conference call are provided below.
Carbon Streaming CEO Justin Cochrane commented: “We enter 2022 with a strong cash position and solid foundation to deliver on our corporate mission of fighting climate change and positively impacting the surrounding communities and ecosystems where we invest. The next twelve months will be a formative period for the Company as we continue to execute on our vision by deploying critically needed financing to scale carbon projects and meet demand.”
Q2 Carbon Credit Streams
- Carbon Streaming closed its third carbon credit streaming agreement with MarVivo Corporation for the right to purchase the greater of 200,000 credits or 20% of the annual verified carbon credits from the MarVivo Blue Carbon Project each year. Located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, the project is focused on the conservation of mangrove forests and their associated marine ecosystem.
Q2 Corporate & Financial Highlights
- As of December 31, 2021, the Company had $103.9 million in cash and no corporate debt.
- For the six months ended December 31, 2021, the Company invested and committed to invest $62.2 million in carbon credit streaming investments and strategic assets.
- The Company upgraded its OTC listing to the OTCQB Market on November 22, 2021, under the symbol OFSTF.
- On November 20, 2021, the Company’s previously issued Special Warrants automatically converted into 21.0 million shares and 21.0 million warrants. As of December 31, 2021, the Company had 46.6 million Common Shares and 33.4 million Warrants outstanding.
- The Company’s securities commenced trading on a post-consolidation basis on October 25, 2021. The consolidation was implemented on the basis of one post-consolidation common share for every five pre-consolidation common shares (1-for-5).
- The Company significantly strengthened its team by adding Mr. Geoff Smith as President and COO, Mr. Derek Sawkins as EVP, Investments and Strategy, and Ms. Candace MacGibbon and Ms. Alice Schroder (January 2022) to the Board of Directors of the Company.
- The Company incurred a net loss of $47.3 million for the quarter, primarily due to a $40.9 million non-cash charge related to the revaluation of warrant liabilities for its Canadian dollar denominated warrants. Adjusted net loss, which removes the impact of the warrant liabilities revaluation, was a loss of $6.4 million. Adjusted net income (loss) is a Non-IFRS measure, see “Advisories – Non-IFRS Measures”.
Carbon Markets Update
- The voluntary carbon markets (“VCM”) experienced strong price appreciation and exceptional growth throughout 2021.
- Nature based carbon credits are currently trading at an average of $14.88/credit (as seen on www.carboncredits.com). REDD+ credits have nearly tripled in price since Carbon Streaming invested in both the Rimba Raya and Cerrado Biome projects.
- The VCM exceeded $1 billion in transactions in 2021, according to Ecosystem Marketplace.
Audio Conference Call
Analysts and investors are invited to join an interactive audio call on Tuesday February 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. EST during which CEO Justin Cochrane, President Geoff Smith and other members of the management team will provide a brief company update and answer questions from participants. Register in advance at: http://www.directeventreg.com/registration/event/5636805.
Detailed call-in instructions will be emailed once participant registration is complete. An audio replay of the conference call will be available on the Company website until 11:59 p.m. EST March 1, 2022.
About Carbon Streaming
Carbon Streaming is a unique ESG principled company offering investors exposure to carbon credits, a key instrument used by both governments and corporations to achieve their carbon neutral and net-zero climate goals. Our business model is focused on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects and/or companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with voluntary and/or compliance carbon credits.
The Company invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. Many of these projects will have significant social and economic co-benefits in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential.
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ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY:
Justin Cochrane, Chief Executive Officer
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This news release contains the financial term “adjusted net loss”, which is not considered in the International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS“). The Company’s determination of this non-IFRS measure may differ from other reporting issuers, and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies where similar terminology is used.
A reconciliation of “net loss” to “adjusted net loss” can be found in the Company’s MD&A for the three and six months ended December 31, 2021 (the “MD&A”) in the “Non-IFRS Measures” section and such information is incorporated by reference herein. The MD&A is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.carbonstreaming.com.
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