TeraWulf Announces $15 Million Capital Contribution
Investment by Existing Shareholders, New Directors and Company Leadership Reflect Continued Confidence in Mining Operations Ramp
Company to Provide a Business Update on Thursday, March 17 at 5 p.m. ET
EASTON, Md., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TeraWulf Inc. (NASDAQ: WULF) ("TeraWulf" or the "Company"), which was formed to own and operate fully integrated environmentally clean bitcoin mining facilities in the United States, today announced that existing shareholders, newly appointed directors, along with company leadership, have contributed approximately $15 million in new capital to the Company. The contribution was composed of the new issuance of $10 million of convertible preferred stock of TeraWulf to existing shareholders and newly appointed directors and the commitment by company leadership, led by Chief Executive Officer and chair of the board of TeraWulf Paul Prager, to purchase $5 million of the Company's common stock.
Mr. Prager said, "We are now ramping mining operations at our Lake Mariner facility, with the Nautilus site expected to begin in the second half of the year, and continue to believe that TeraWulf is uniquely positioned to deliver shareholder value as a leading vertically-integrated, environmentally clean bitcoin miner."
Business Update Conference Call
TeraWulf's management team will host a conference call to provide a business update on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Mr. Prager will provide an update on recent progress, including TeraWulf's bitcoin mining operations at its Lake Mariner facility and its Nautilus Cryptomine Joint Venture, in association with Talen Energy Corporation in Pennsylvania.
All interested parties may access a live webcast of this conference call at www.terawulf.com, under "Investors" and "Webcasts and Presentations" tabs. The Company will not be hosting a question-and-answer session concluding the prepared remarks.
TeraWulf (Nasdaq: WULF) was formed by an experienced group of energy entrepreneurs to own and operate fully integrated environmentally clean bitcoin mining facilities in the United States. The Company is developing two mining facilities, Lake Mariner in New York and Nautilus Cryptomine in Pennsylvania, with the objective 800 megawatts of mining capacity deployed by 2025, enabling over 23 exahash per second of expected hashrate. TeraWulf will generate domestically produced bitcoin powered by nuclear, hydro and solar energy with a goal of utilizing 100% zero-carbon energy. With a core focus of ESG that ties direction to its business success, TeraWulf expects to offer attractive mining economics at an industrial scale.
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Released March 16, 2022