Hut 8 provides update on North Bay Facility
This news release constitutes a "designated news release" for purposes of the Company's prospectus supplement dated August 17, 2022 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated August 5, 2022.
TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) ("Hut 8" or the "Company") announces that it has requested mediation proceedings to be commended with Validus Power Corp. ("Validus"), a third-party supplier of energy to the Company's mining facility in North Bay, Ontario.
On November 9, 2022, Hut 8 delivered a notice of event of default to Validus in respect of Validus' breaches of certain obligations under the terms of the power purchase agreement ("PPA") between Validus and the Company. Validus has subsequently suspended delivery of energy to the Company's mining operations in North Bay and delivered a notice of event of default alleging that Hut 8 failed to make certain payments related to the delivery of energy to the North Bay site, an allegation which the Company categorically denies. Hut 8 has therefore notified Validus that it intends to proceed to mediation pursuant to the terms of the PPA.
As previously announced, the Company is exploring alternatives to mitigate the impact of this dispute, including through organic and inorganic growth opportunities.
The Company will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates in respect of the suspension of mining activities at North Bay, the mediation process and any further proceedings, if and as appropriate.
Hut 8 is one of North America's largest innovation-focused digital asset miners, led by a team of business-building technologists, bullish on bitcoin, blockchain, Web 3.0 and bridging the nascent and traditional high performance computing worlds. With two digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta and a third site in North Bay, Ontario, all located in Canada, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and emission-free resources, Hut 8 is revolutionizing conventional assets to create the first hybrid data centre model that serves both the traditional high performance compute (Web 2.0) and nascent digital asset computing sectors, blockchain gaming, and Web 3.0. Hut 8 was the first Canadian digital asset miner to list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 is helping to define the digital asset revolution to create value and positive impacts for its shareholders and generations to come.