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The Westaim Corporation Provides Update

January 13, 2020 GMT

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2020--

The Westaim Corporation (“Westaim” or the “Company”) (TSXV: WED) refers to its press release of November 13, 2019 relating to HIIG intending to raise up to US$30 million through a rights offering of common shares (the “Rights Offering”) and that the HIIG Partnership intended to subscribe for a minimum of US$15 million of HIIG shares under the Rights Offering. The Rights Offering is now expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.

About Westaim

Westaim is a Canadian investment company specializing in providing long-term capital to businesses operating primarily within the global financial services industry. The Company invests, directly and indirectly, through acquisitions, joint ventures and other arrangements, with the objective of providing its shareholders with capital appreciation and real wealth preservation. Westaim’s strategy is to pursue investment opportunities with a focus towards the financial services industry and grow shareholder value over the long term. Westaim’s investments include significant interests in HIIG and the Arena Group. HIIG, the HIIG Partnership, Arena, the Arena Group, Arena Finance, Arena Origination and Arena Investors are defined in the notes to Westaim’s unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 and the MD&A. Westaim’s Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol WED.

For more information, contact:

J. Cameron MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer or
Robert T. Kittel, Chief Operating Officer
The Westaim Corporation
info@westaim.com
(416)969-3333

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, information in this press release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements that involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors are “forward-looking statements”. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers of this press release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these “forward-looking statements”. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Westaim expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The information provided herein does not constitute an offer or solicitation regarding any investment products offered by Arena Group.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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CONTACT: The Westaim Corporation

info@westaim.com

(416)969-3333

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE

SOURCE: The Westaim Corporation

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