Votes must be received no later than 4 p.m. ET September 8, 2023
Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure provider, announced today that voting on the proposed business combination with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) is now open.
Shareholders may vote on the proposed business combination, pursuant to which Hut 8 and USBTC will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The combined company will be named Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) and will be a U.S.-domiciled entity. New Hut intends to list its shares on Nasdaq and the TSX under the trading symbol “HUT” following the completion of the Transaction, subject to the approval of Nasdaq and the TSX. The Transaction is expected to establish New Hut as a large scale, publicly traded Bitcoin miner focused on economical mining, highly diversified revenue streams, and industry leading environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
New Hut is expected to have:
7.5 EH/s of installed self-mining capacity and 253 MW of total energy at six sites with current self-mining operations
The 1.7 EH/s installed self-mining capacity at the King Mountain, Texas site is owned by the King Mountain Joint Venture in which USBTC has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner
220 MW of hosting infrastructure at King Mountain, Texas (owned by the King Mountain Joint Venture)
Managed infrastructure operations powered by 680 MW at Kearney, Nebraska; Granbury, Texas; and King Mountain, Texas sites
825 MW of total power under management
New Hut’s combined balance sheet is expected to provide New Hut with greater financial stability, enhance its ability to navigate market cycles and increase its ability to expand and invest in new opportunities.
Shareholder Voting Instructions
All shareholders of record have been sent their confidential control number by mail. Any shareholders who have not received their control number should contact our proxy solicitation agents, Alliance Advisors, at 1-888-511-2641 toll free in North America or by email at Hut8@allianceadvisors.com.
Shareholders can vote in the following ways:
Online at proxyvote.com using the control number sent to the shareholder address on file
By telephone at 1-800-474-7493 (English) or 1-800-474-7501 (French)
By mail by returning the voting instruction form that has been sent to the shareholder address on file
Shareholder Questions and Assistance
If you have any questions or require more information with respect to the procedures for voting, please contact our proxy solicitation agents, Alliance Advisors at 1-888-511-2641 toll free in North America or by email at Hut8@allianceadvisors.com.
The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of the requisite approval from the shareholders of the Company and the stockholders of USBTC, the final order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia at an application which is scheduled for September 15, 2023, and other closing conditions customary in transactions of this nature. If all necessary approvals are obtained and the conditions to the completion of the Transaction are satisfied or waived, it is currently anticipated that the Transaction will be completed by September 30, 2023.