Argentina Lithium Closes Option Agreement for Rincon West and Pocitos Properties in Salta Province

March 16, 2022

Vancouver, BC / CNW / March 16, 2022 / Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp. (TSX-V: LIT, FSE: OAY3, OTC: PNXLF), (“Argentina Lithium” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to its news releases dated September 28, 2021 and October 14, 2021, it has closed the Exploration and Purchase Option Agreement dated October 8, 2021, as amended, (the “Option Agreement”) among the Company, the Company’s subsidiary Argentina Litio & Energia S.A., Marcela Ines Casini (“Casini”) and Rodrigo Castaňeda Nordmann (“Nordmann”) and obtained final TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) approval to the Option Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the Option Agreement, the Company has the option to acquire a 100% interest the 2,370 hectare Rincon West and 15,857 hectare Pocitos properties located in Salta Province, Argentina (the “Properties”) in consideration for an aggregate of US$4,200,000 in cash payments over a three-year period and 750,000 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) and CAD$500,000 in Common Shares over a one-year period. The Company has issued 750,000 Common Shares and made a cash payment of US$150,000 to Casini and Nordmann in respect of the first share issuance and cash payment due under the Option Agreement. The remaining Common Shares issuable under the Option Agreement will be calculated based on a 60-day volume weighted average price of the Common Shares on the Exchange, subject to a minimum price of CAD$0.218 per Common Share. All Common Shares issued pursuant to the terms of the Option Agreement are subject to a hold period under applicable securities laws for a period of four months from the date of issuance. For further information regarding the Option Agreement and the Properties, see the Company’s news releases dated September 28, 2021 and October 14, 2021.

About Argentina Lithium

Argentina Lithium & Energy Corp. is focused on acquiring high quality lithium projects in Argentina, and advancing them towards production in order to meet the growing global demand from the battery sector. The management group has a long history of success in the resource sector of Argentina, and has assembled a first rate team of experts to acquire and advance the best lithium properties in the world renowned “Lithium Triangle”. The Company is a member of the Grosso Group, a resource management group that has pioneered exploration in Argentina since 1993.


“Nikolaos Cacos”                                                                        
Nikolaos Cacos, President, CEO and Director

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