Hut 8 completes transaction to acquire four power generation facilities totaling 310 MW in partnership with Macquarie

MIAMI, February 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers has completed its previously announced stalking horse bid transaction (the “Transaction“) to acquire four natural gas power plants in Ontario, Canada, in partnership with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”), a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, a global financial services group.

“We have developed a deep partnership with Macquarie throughout this process and are actively working with them on a plan to generate a return on our ownership interest in these assets in the near term,” said Hut 8 CEO Asher Genoot. “We are evaluating a range of strategic options for these assets and look forward to sharing updates as they materialize.”

The joint venture entity formed by Hut 8 and Macquarie, Far North Power Corp. (“Far North”), is now the owner of 310 MW of power infrastructure, including:

  • A 110 MW facility in Kingston
  • A 120 MW facility in Iroquois Falls
  • A 40 MW facility in Kapuskasing
  • A 40 MW facility and Bitcoin mine in North Bay

“Our leadership team not only brings a proven track record of maximizing the value of distressed assets to this transaction but also brings a wealth of energy sector expertise and relationships,” said Chris Vickery, Vice President of Energy at Hut 8. “We are excited to continue collaborating with the Macquarie team to refine a commercial strategy for these assets and look forward to exploring further opportunities to deepen our relationship with our partner.”

With the completion of the Transaction, Macquarie has entered into a new secured funding arrangement with Far North in the form of an operating lease facility. In addition, Macquarie now holds a minority equity interest of approximately 20% in Far North, and Hut 8, indirectly, is the majority owner and holds an approximately 80% interest. The completion of the Transaction has also resulted in the full and final resolution of all litigation claims and counterclaims made between Hut 8 and certain Validus Power Corp. entities.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the Transaction and our ability to generate a return on the value of our ownership interest in the assets acquired in the Transaction.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data center business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

 

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Hut 8 Announces Leadership Transition

President Asher Genoot Appointed Chief Executive Officer

MIAMI, February 7, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) today announced that Asher Genoot, President and a member of the Hut 8 Board of Directors, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Genoot succeeds Jaime Leverton, who departs from Hut 8 as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

The Hut 8 Board of Directors (the “Board”) has determined, following the completion of the Company’s merger of equals, the time was right to set a new strategic direction for the Company and that a transition of leadership was appropriate.

“The merger of equals of Hut 8 and US Bitcoin Corp was a transformational moment for both companies,” said Bill Tai, Chairman of the Board of Hut 8. “Hut 8 is now at a pivotal inflection point, and we believe that Asher is uniquely qualified to accelerate our path to market leadership. There is tremendous potential in the combined Company and the Board is confident that Asher will bring a disciplined, proven approach to unlock this potential.”

“It has been a privilege to lead the Hut 8 team and to serve as CEO through such a critical time for Hut 8,” said Jaime Leverton. “I am grateful to the Board for the opportunity to lead such a talented, innovative team, and I am proud of the company we have built.”

“I look forward to doing everything in my power to meet and exceed the expectations of the Board, our investors, our customers, our partners, and most importantly, our team as the CEO who will lead Hut 8 into its next chapter of growth,” said Mr. Genoot. “Over the last three years, Jaime has led Hut 8 through market cycles and built a strong foundation for the Company. I am thankful for her leadership, and I am committed to ensuring a smooth transition. As I work with the Board to define a new strategy for the Company, I am focused on strengthening operations, driving profitable growth, and creating lasting shareholder value. I am more confident than ever in the strength of our team and ability to execute. I look forward to sharing more details about our near-term strategy and working closely with the full organization and Board to execute on it.”

About Asher Genoot
Asher Genoot has served as President and Director of Hut 8 since November 2023. Before joining Hut 8, he was Co-Founder and President of U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp, a venture-backed private bitcoin mining company with a 730 MW portfolio across data centers in Texas, Nebraska, and New York as of December 2022. Mr. Genoot is a member of Young Presidents Organization and the 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 – Energy.

About Hut 8
Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information
This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to: the ability of leadership to meet and exceed expectations and lead the Company into its next chapter of growth, the acceleration of the Company’s path to market leadership, unlocking the Company’s potential, strengthening the Company’s operations, driving profitable growth, creating lasting shareholder value, and other statements relating to the Company’s strategy going forward and ability to execute such strategy.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 Operations Update for January 2024

Purpose-built software and firmware improving operating efficiencies

Company signed multi-year managed services agreement with Ionic Digital

With 9,116 Bitcoin on balance sheet, Hut 8 continues to have significant holdings giving it optionality ahead of the halving

MIAMI, February 6, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers is proud to share its operations report for January 2024.

January 2024

December 2023

Total energy capacity under management

839 MW1

839 MW1

Total deployed miners under management

214,6822

205,7592

Total hashrate under management

22.3 EH/s3

21.5 EH/s3

 

Self-Mining4

 

Deployed miners5

73,140

73,943

Deployed hashrate6

7.2 EH/s

7.2 EH/s

Bitcoin produced

339 BTC

453 BTC

Bitcoin on balance sheet7

9,116 BTC

9,195 BTC

 

Managed Services8

 

Energy capacity under management

680 MW

680 MW

Deployed miners under management

178,727

166,347

Hashrate under management

19.0 EH/s

17.9 EH/s

 

Hosting

 

Deployed miners under management

73,939

76,734

Hashrate under management

8.4 EH/s

8.6 EH/s

Notes:

  • Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure, including 100% of the energy capacity at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Includes all miners that are racked in Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure with power and networking, including all miners at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting hashrate, including 100% of the hashrate at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Self-Mining operations for Hut 8 Corp. include all operations at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Deployed miners are defined as miners that are physically racked, with power and networking.
  • Indicates the target hashrate of all deployed miners.
  • As of month-end.
  • The Managed Services figures reflected in this table include the Self-Mining and Hosting metrics from the sites where Hut 8’s Managed Services business is an additional service layer in the operation of the site (at Charlie, Delta, and Echo – site details below). As a result, the sum of the Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting numbers will not add up to the “Total energy capacity under management”, “Total deployed miners under management”, and “Total hashrate under management” figures that are also reflected in the table.

“In January, we continued to realize efficiencies from both ramping up use of our previously installed purpose-built software in Canada and success from deploying firmware at our Echo site to help optimize our hashrate, which is enabling us to dynamically overclock machines when its economically advantageous for us to enhance production,” said Asher Genoot, President of Hut 8. “In January, we saw unusually severe weather events in both Texas and Alberta, and we powered down temporarily to help support the grid. In addition, we signed a four year agreement with Ionic Digital that includes a possible fifth year extension and look forward to ultimately adding more than 12 EH/s of capacity and 300 MW of infrastructure to our managed services business beginning in February.”

Highlights:

  • On February 2, Hut 8 announced that it will be concluding managed services at Kearney, Nebraska and Granbury, Texas on April 30, 2024 and will be paid a $13,568,000 termination fee in the 30 days following the termination.
  • The team performed preventative maintenance on key infrastructure that required some of Hut 8’s machines to be temporarily offline during the month.
  • Pre-construction work is underway at the 63 MW site acquired by Hut 8 in Culberson County, Texas.
  • Hut 8’s digital asset mining geographical footprint includes the following sites as of February 1, 2024:
     Owner Energy Capacity Self-Mining Managed Services

Hosting

Alpha Niagara Falls, NY

Hut 8

50 MW

Yes

Yes

Charlie Kearney, NB

Managed1

100 MW

Yes

Yes

Delta Granbury, TX

Managed1

300 MW

Yes

Yes

Echo King Mountain, TX

Joint Venture2

280 MW

Yes

Yes

Yes

Foxtrot Medicine Hat, AB

Hut 8

67 MW

Yes

Golf Drumheller, AB

Hut 8

42 MW

Yes

Hotel 1 Midland, TX

Managed1

25 MW

Yes

Hotel 2 Midland, TX

Managed1

20 MW

Yes

Hotel 3 Midland, TX

Managed1

30 MW

Yes

Hotel 4 Midland, TX

Managed1

12 MW

Yes

Notes:

  • Hut 8’s Managed Services subsidiaries lead all aspects of site operations, including accounting, curtailment, and customer relations at the Charlie and Delta sites, which are owned by a third party, and the Hotel 1-4 sites, which are owned by Ionic Digital. The Managed Services subsidiaries also lead all aspects of site operations at the Echo site.
  • The Company has a 50% membership interest in the Echo site. The remaining 50% membership interest is held by a Fortune 200 renewable energy producer.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 and New Hut expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes statements relating to the Company’s future growth in economical mining operations, high performance computing, extensive hosting operations, and the managed services business; the optimization of the Company’s hashrate; the Company’s agreement with Ionic digital; and the conclusion of managed services at Kearney, Nebraska and Granbury, Texas.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to,  security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID19 pandemic, climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to mining sites and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, please see the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and  EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Sue Ennis

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Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 concluding managed services at Kearney, Nebraska and Granbury, Texas in Q2

Termination fee of $13,568,000 to be paid to Hut 8

MIAMI, February 2, 2024 – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | 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 has negotiated an agreement with the new owners of two of Hut 8’s managed services sites – Charlie in Kearney, Nebraska, and Delta in Granbury, Texas – which includes a $13,568,000 payment made to Hut 8 in connection with the termination of the property management agreements at the two sites.

“We are very proud of the work we’ve done since taking over management at the Kearney and Granbury sites and want to recognize the incredible talent and dedication our teams on the ground have demonstrated for more than a year,” said Asher Genoot, President of Hut 8. “We anticipate an orderly transition of operations in the coming months and look forward to providing updates about our future plans as we are able to.”

Under the termination agreement signed January 30, 2024 with Marathon Digital Holdings, Hut 8 will continue to provide managed services and conduct self-mining activities at the Charlie and Delta sites through April 30, 2024. The termination fee will be paid within 30 days of the termination date.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the termination of managed services agreements covering Kearney, Nebraska and Granbury, Texas.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data center business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

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Hut 8 proceeding with full mining operations plan to provide managed services to Ionic Digital in connection with Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings

Company providing end-to-end managed services for all of Ionic Digital’s mining operations, including four existing sites in Texas and Ionic’s Cedarvale site, where construction is underway

Hut 8 to continue hosting 8,500 Ionic Digital miners at the Company’s Alpha site

Hut 8 taking an equity stake in Ionic Digital

MIAMI, January 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, today announced that it has signed a four-year agreement with Ionic Digital to provide end-to-end managed services across all of its Bitcoin mining operations. The agreement includes Ionic’s four existing sites in Midland, Texas and the development and operation of its Cedarvale site located in Ward County, Texas, which is designed to reach approximately 240 MW. Hut 8 will also continue to host approximately 8,500 Ionic Digital miners at Hut 8’s Alpha site in Niagara Falls, New York.

“Our managed services offering is distinct within the industry and ultimately differentiated Hut 8 as the best partner to manage Celsius’ mining operations through Ionic Digital,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We have been designing Ionic’s Cedarvale site since signing the interim management agreement in December and are thrilled to have construction underway and be actively managing the company’s mining operations.”

Hut 8 is providing end-to-end managed services for Ionic Digital’s operations, including the design and development, engineering, financial modeling, budgeting, accounting, construction management, procurement, logistics, and RFP coordination at its Cedarvale site. It is expected that when construction is complete, Hut 8 will oversee approximately 127,000 miners with nameplate hashrate of approximately 12 EH/s and more than 300 MW of energy infrastructure in year one of the managed services agreement.

Under the agreement, Hut 8 is expected to earn an aggregate of $81,504,800 in cash payments in addition to reimbursement for direct passthrough operating expenses. The four year agreement includes a milestone to extend to a five year agreement if key targets are met. If the term extension is triggered, Hut 8 is expected to earn $101,881,000 in addition to reimbursement for direct passthrough operating expenses. In addition to the fees payable pursuant to the mining services agreement, Hut 8 expects to receive the following equity interests as compensation under the agreement: (i) up to 1.59405% in restricted Ionic Digital common stock, with 0.31881% of Ionic Digital stock vesting annually; provided that the last tranche of 0.31881% of stock will not vest if the agreement is not extended for the fifth year; and (ii) warrants to purchase up to 1.59405% of Ionic Digital common stock, with each tranche of 0.31881% Ionic Digital stock granted at the end of each year of the agreement; provided that the last tranche of 0.31881% of Ionic Digital stock will not be granted if the agreement is not extended for the fifth year.

Hut 8 has also entered into a contribution agreement with Ionic Digital pursuant to which Hut 8 has acquired 374,261 shares of Ionic Digital common stock in exchange for a cash payment of $6,378,000. Pursuant to the contribution agreement, Hut 8 will be required to acquire a further 374,261 shares of Ionic Digital common stock for a cash payment of $6,378,000 on the earlier of: (i) May 31, 2024, and (ii) the date on which Ionic Digital’s Registration Statement of Form 10 is declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hut 8 has also been provided with certain customary investor rights, including, for so long as the agreement is in effect, the right to appoint two directors to the board of Ionic Digital, one of which will be assumed by Asher Genoot, President of Hut 8.

Ionic Digital will be a well-capitalized industrial mining company. Under the Celsius chapter 11 plan, Ionic Digital was valued at approximately $740 million on a net asset basis and will be vested with substantially all of the Celsius mining assets. Additionally, under the Celsius plan, Ionic will receive $225 million in cash (subject to certain adjustments) and have no debt.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the Cedarvale site, the mining management agreement with Ionic and the contribution agreement with Ionic, including expected revenue generation and equity interest.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Chief Commercial Officer Matt Prusak leaving Hut 8 as part of planned transition to Celsius Bitcoin mining company

Prusak to depart January 31, 2024 to assume role as Chief Executive Officer of new bitcoin mining company to which Hut 8 will provide end-to-end managed services in connection with Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings

MIAMI, January 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, today announced that Matt Prusak, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company, will depart Hut 8 on January 31, 2024. As previously disclosed in filings from the Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings, Prusak will assume a new role as Chief Executive Officer of the new bitcoin mining company being formed upon emergence.

Prusak joined Hut 8 on November 30, 2023 after serving as Chief Commercial Officer of USBTC since early 2021, where he spearheaded commercial and innovation strategies, was instrumental in building institutional partnerships, oversaw research and development, scaled the business and team, and led the company’s strategic capital formation, investor relations, government relations, and growth initiatives.

“Matt has a natural ability to navigate complex environments, build powerful partnerships, and drive business growth,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We look forward to working closely with Matt to build a deep, synergistic partnership between our organizations. As the new company’s operating partner, we are excited to leverage our scale and expertise to support their growth and drive value for creditors of Celsius.”

As part of the Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings, Hut 8 was approved to provide end-to-end managed services for the new company’s operations at five sites in Texas, including the design and development, engineering, financial modeling, budgeting, accounting, construction management, procurement, logistics, and RFP coordination at the fifth and largest site named Cedarvale. It is expected that when construction is complete at Cedarvale, Hut 8 managed services will oversee approximately 12 EH/s of computing capacity and more than 300 MW of energy infrastructure. Under the 4-year Mining Management Agreement, Hut 8 will receive a cash management fee of more than US$20M per year above certain passthrough operating expenses in addition to restricted stock and incentive equity in the new company. Hut 8 President and Director Asher Genoot will serve on the board of directors of the new company.

As previously announced, Hut 8 closed a merger of equals with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. d/b/a US Bitcoin Corp on November 30, 2023 and was selected by Celsius to provide end-to-end development services for the Cedarvale site.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the timing of the initiation of development at the Cedarvale, Texas site and the number of megawatts Hut 8 anticipates will be under management by its Managed Services business.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 Corp. responds to misleading short report

MIAMI, January 24, 2024 – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, today issued the following statement regarding a report from an activist short-selling firm containing false and misleading characterizations about Hut 8’s business.

Hut 8 has assessed the claims set forth by the authors of the report and believes that the report is filled with inaccuracies, misrepresented data, speculative claims, and unfounded character attacks. The report appears to represent a deliberate attempt to spread misinformation about Hut 8, its operations, finances, management practices, and key executives. The statements made by the short seller expose an inadequate, distorted understanding of the Company, its operations, and its key executives. The report appears to have been made to distract from the Company’s achievements and progress since closing its merger of equals. The Company believes that the report was designed for the sole purpose of negatively impacting Hut 8’s share price for the short seller’s own benefit, at the expense of Hut 8’s shareholders, partners, and employees.

“The Board maintains full confidence in the Company’s merger of equals, strategic plan, and management team,” said Bill Tai, Chairman of Hut 8’s Board of Directors. “Our focus remains on the long-term vision and continued success of Hut 8. We remain committed to ensuring that our governance and oversight are aligned with the best interest of our stakeholders.”

The Company continues to focus on driving strong operating and financial results. On December 31, 2023, Hut 8 held 9,195 Bitcoin in reserve, with an approximate value of $390 million, and had North American-wide operations spanning 205,759 miners under management. In addition to its strong balance sheet, Hut 8 is distinguished from its peers by its diversified business, as approximately 30% of its revenue was generated from fiat revenue streams as of September 30, 2023.

“Since I joined as CEO more than three years ago, our leadership team and I have worked tirelessly to earn investors’ and analysts’ confidence in our operations, our diversified strategy, and our growth trajectory. We will not be derailed by activists who stand to profit from spreading misinformation and making defamatory character attacks,” said Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton. “The short report is riddled with speculative accusations and misinformation. Our Board of Directors and management team continue to have full confidence in our merger of equals and we look forward to showing our team, shareholders, and the broader investment community that together, we are not only stronger than the sum of our parts, but we are also poised to capture upside as we move forward as a unified team.”

Hut 8 cautions investors to not make decisions based on the report and instead strongly encourages them to consult credible sources, including the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, prior to making their investment decisions.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the short report and statements relating to the Company’s future vision, strategy, objectives, and success, including its ability to capture future upside.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data center business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 Corp. media statement on short report

MIAMI, January 19, 2024 – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is aware of a short report issued on January 18 by J Capital Research, which is a self-proclaimed group of biased activists who clearly disclose that they will profit if a company’s share price declines. Hut 8 is reviewing the report and will provide updates as the Company deems appropriate.

In the meantime, the Company’s management team and Board of Directors continue to have confidence in the merger of equals, the strength of the Company’s balance sheet, and the future success of the organization and are committed to moving forward as a combined company to drive meaningful growth for shareholders.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the short report.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data center business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

 

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Media Advisory: Hut 8 Corp to Ring Opening Bell at Nasdaq in New York on January 18, 2024

Ceremony marks the completion of the largest M&A transaction in the industry’s history

MIAMI, January 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure provider will be attending the Opening Bell Ringing Ceremony at Nasdaq headquarters on January 18, 2024. Hut 8 CEO, Jaime Leverton, will ring the Opening Bell to celebrate the completion of its all-stock merger of equals between Hut 8 Mining Corp. and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp. The combined company is named “Hut 8 Corp.” and is a U.S.-domiciled entity.

What: Hut 8 CEO, Jaime Leverton, will ring the Opening Bell at Nasdaq alongside the Hut 8 leadership team and Board of Directors
When: Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Where: Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – New York, NY

The live webcast can be viewed with the following link: https://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/bell-ringing-ceremony

 

Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton will be available for in-person and virtual interviews. Interested parties are to reach out to the contact details provided below.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Corp.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events, or developments that Hut 8 expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion, and growth of the business, operations, and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely”, or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes statements relating to the Company’s intention to ring the Nasdaq opening bell. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 Announces US$65 Million Amended and Restated Credit Facility with Coinbase

MIAMI, January 12, 2024 – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, together with its subsidiary, Hut 8 Mining Corp. (the “Borrower”), it has entered into an amendment and restatement of its credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with a subsidiary of Coinbase Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: COIN) (“Coinbase”), as lender, in connection with the extension of an additional loan in the amount of US$15M (the “New Loan”) to the Borrower, increasing the aggregate principal amount of the loans under the Credit Facility to US$65 million.

The New Loan is expected to be used for general corporate purposes and funded at or shortly following closing.

All amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility will bear interest at a rate equal to (a) the greater of (i) the federal funds rate on the date of the applicable borrowing, and (ii) 3.25%, plus (b) 5.0%. The Credit Facility matures 364 days after the date of the first borrowing.

The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by the Borrower’s interest in certain Bitcoin held in the custody of Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC and are guaranteed by the Company.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the expected use of proceeds from the Credit Facility and the Company’s ability to draw the New Loan.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data center business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 receives court approval in its stalking horse bid for four natural gas power plants including the North Bay Bitcoin mine

MIAMI, January 8, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers announces that it has received an approval and vesting order (the “Approval and Vesting Order“) from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) in the context of the ongoing proceedings pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act of Validus Power Corp. (“VPC“) and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Validus Entities“).

Among other things, the Approval and Vesting Order approves the Company’s previously announced stalking horse bid transaction (the “Transaction“) to acquire four natural gas power plants including the North Bay Bitcoin mine, which was submitted in partnership with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”), a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, a global financial services group.

In connection with the approval of the Transaction, a new Ontario subsidiary of Hut 8 (“BidCo“) will become the owner of certain assets of VPC and the assets and operations and equity interests of certain Validus Entities. Specifically, upon completion of the Transaction, BidCo will acquire, free and clear of any encumbrances (excluding certain permitted encumbrances), four natural gas power plants located in Ontario:

  • 40 MW facility in Kapuskasing
  • 110 MW facility in Kingston
  • 120 MW facility in Iroquois Falls
  • 40 MW facility and Bitcoin mine in North Bay

Completion of the Transaction would also include a new secured funding arrangement between Macquarie and BidCo in the form of an operating lease facility, and Macquarie receiving a minority equity interest in BidCo of approximately 20% while a subsidiary of Hut 8 will be the majority owner of the remaining approximately 80%. Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the satisfaction of other standard conditions to closing. The completion of the Transaction, which is anticipated to occur by February 15, 2024, is also expected to result in the full and final resolution of all litigation claims and counterclaims currently pending between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the timing and completion (if at all) of the Transaction.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data center business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

 

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Hut 8 Operations Update for December 2023

Company purchased 63 MW substation in Culberson County, Texas to support near term growth optionality

Company software is driving efficiencies at Hut 8’s Canadian mining sites

At 9,195, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

MIAMI, January 5, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers is proud to share its operations report for December 2023.

December 2023 November 2023
Total energy capacity under management 839 MW1 839 MW1
Total deployed miners under management 205,7592 207,3992
Total hashrate under management  

21.5 EH/s3

 

21.6 EH/s3
Self-Mining4  
Deployed miners5 73,943 75,078
Deployed hashrate6 7.2 EH/s 7.3 EH/s
Bitcoin produced 453 BTC 390 BTC
Bitcoin on balance sheet7 9,195 BTC 9,129 BTC
 
Managed Services8  
Energy capacity under management 680 MW 680 MW
Deployed miners under management 166,347 166,775
Hashrate under management 17.9 EH/s 17.9 EH/s
 
Hosting  
Deployed miners under management 76,734 76,737
Hashrate under management 8.6 EH/s 8.6 EH/s

Notes:

  • Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure, including 100% of the energy capacity at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Includes all miners that are racked in Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure with power and networking, including all miners at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting hashrate, including 100% of the hashrate at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Self-Mining operations for Hut 8 Corp. include all operations at the Echo site (King Mountain, TX).
  • Deployed miners are defined as miners that are physically racked, with power and networking.
  • Indicates the target hashrate of all deployed miners.
  • As of month-end.
  • The Managed Services figures reflected in this table include the Self-Mining and Hosting metrics from the sites where Hut 8’s Managed Services business is an additional service layer in the operation of the site (at Charlie, Delta, and Echo – site details below). As a result, the sum of the Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting numbers will not add up to the “Total energy capacity under management”, “Total deployed miners under management”, and “Total hashrate under management” figures that are also reflected in the table.

“Throughout December, our first full month operating as Hut 8 Corp., we saw unseasonably warm temperatures across many parts of the continent, which helped to stabilize energy costs at several of our sites; at the same time, we realized efficiency improvements at our Canadian sites after switching operations over to our purpose-built software,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “As we continued to focus on driving strong operating results, we also moved ahead with several strategic growth initiatives including the purchase of a new substation in Texas, which we believe will give us the optionality to engage in demand response and a combination of self-mining and hosting once the site buildout is completed.”

Highlights:

  • On December 31, Hut 8 signed a definitive agreement to purchase a 63 MW substation and 1.9 acres of land for approximately $7.1 million. The Company also entered into a lease for 20 additional acres of land in Culberson County, Texas. This transaction gives the Company the optionality to build out a front-of-the-meter site, engage in demand response programs, and expand our self-mining capabilities or our hosting capacity in the near- to medium-term.
  • On December 28, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted approval for Hut 8 to proceed with its full mining operations plan in connection with the Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings. The plan provides for the transfer of Celsius Network LLC’s mining operations to a newly-created “MiningCo” and Hut 8 will provide end-to-end managed services for MiningCo’s operations at five sites in Texas, including the design and development, engineering, financial modeling, budgeting, accounting, construction management, procurement, logistics, and RFP coordination at the fifth and largest site in Cedarvale. It is expected that when construction is complete at Cedarvale, the Company will oversee approximately 12 EH/s computing capacity (122,000 miners) and more than 300 MW of energy under the contract.
  • In December, despite modest month-over-month changes in operational metrics as mainly self-mining machines were temporarily pulled offline for regular maintenance and repair, Hut 8 produced 63 more Bitcoin than in November, which is attributable to an increase in transaction fees and improved efficiency gains realized at Hut 8’s Foxtrot and Golf sites in Medicine Hat and Drumheller after completing the implementation of the Company’s purpose-built proprietary software at those sites.

Hut 8’s expanded digital asset mining geographical footprint now includes the following sites:

     

Owner

Energy Capacity Self-Mining Managed Services Hosting
Alpha Niagara Falls, NY Hut 8 50 MW Yes Yes
Charlie Kearney, NB Managed1 100 MW Yes Yes
Delta Granbury, TX Managed1 300 MW Yes Yes
Echo King Mountain, TX Joint Venture2 280 MW Yes Yes Yes
Foxtrot Medicine Hat, AB Hut 8 67 MW Yes
Golf Drumheller, AB Hut 8 42 MW Yes

Notes:

  • Hut 8’s Managed Services subsidiaries lead all aspects of site operations, including accounting, curtailment, and customer relations at the Charlie and Delta sites, which are owned by a multi-billion dollar AUM sustainable infrastructure investment firm. The Managed Services subsidiaries also lead all aspects of site operations at the Echo site.
  • The Company has a 50% membership interest in the Echo site. The remaining 50% membership interest is held by a Fortune 200 renewable energy producer.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 and New Hut expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes statements relating to  the diversification of the Company’s North American-wide operations; the Company’s expectations for capacity and energy at Cedarvale and future growth in economical mining operations, high performance computing, extensive hosting operations, and the managed services business.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to,  security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID19 pandemic, climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to mining sitesand other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, please see the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and  EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Court grants approval for Hut 8 to proceed with full mining operations plan in connection to Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings

Company to manage five sites, 122,000 machines, and more than 300 MW of energy

MIAMI, December 29 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The reorganization plan sponsored by Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”), one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, filed in the Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The plan provides for the transfer of Celsius Network LLC’s mining operations to a newly-created “MiningCo,” with Hut 8 managing MiningCo’s mining operations under a four-year mining management agreement.

“The mining plan that was presented to the creditors and the courts is strong and sound, and we look forward to proceeding with construction imminently at the Cedarvale, Texas site, and managing four additional sites once the process closes in the first quarter of 2024,” said Asher Genoot, President of Hut 8. “We believe we have an excellent track record of expediently building and efficiently managing mining operations, and we look forward to growing our managed services business while also building equity for creditors of Celsius through their equity interests in MiningCo.”

Under the managed services contract, Hut 8 will provide end-to-end managed services for MiningCo’s operations at five sites in Texas, overseeing approximately 12 EH/s computing capacity (122,000 miners) and more than 300 MW of energy. Hut 8 will provide managed services at four Texas locations totaling 87 MW:

  • Rebel, 25 MW
  • East Isle, 30 MW
  • Style, 20 MW
  • Garden City, 12 MW

In Cedarvale, Texas, Hut 8 will be responsible for the fifth MiningCo site’s design and development, engineering, financial modeling, budgeting, accounting, construction management, procurement, logistics, RFP coordination, and the management of approximately 66,000 miners and more than 215 MW of energy once construction is complete. The effectiveness of the plan remains subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent.

As previously announced, Hut 8 combined businesses with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. d/b/a US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) last month and was selected by Celsius to provide end-to-end development services for the Cedarvale site.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the expected timing of effectiveness of the reorganization plan sponsored by Hut 8, the expected timing of the initiation of development at the Cedarvale, Texas site, the expected term of the mining management agreement between Hut 8 and MiningCo, and the number of megawatts and miners Hut 8 anticipates it will manage under the mining management agreement between Hut 8 and MiningCo.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 selected by Celsius debtors to build out Cedarvale, Texas site

Managed Services team to build out and install approximately 66,000 miners at 215MW site

 MIAMI, December 18 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, has signed an interim agreement to build out and install mining operations in connection with the Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy proceedings at a site in Cedarvale, Texas. Once complete, the site will house approximately 66,000 miners and be powered by more than 215 MW of energy.

“We believe that the strength of Hut 8’s managed services business with 680 MW currently under management, coupled with our track record of swiftly standing up mining infrastructure and efficiently running and optimizing operations, were key factors in being chosen as the partners for this project,” said Asher Genoot, President of Hut 8. “Our goal is twofold: to build equity with creditors of Celsius while also growing the strength and vitality of our managed services business, which we anticipate will have more than 895 MW of infrastructure under our umbrella once the site is up and running.”

Under the interim agreement with Celsius Mining LLC, Hut 8 will provide end-to-end development services for the Cedarvale site, and construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks. The scope of the services to be provided includes site design, engineering, financial modeling, budgeting, accounting, construction management, procurement, logistics, and RFP coordination.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the timing of the initiation of development at the Cedarvale, Texas site and the number of megawatts Hut 8 anticipates will be under management by its Managed Services business.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Update on Hut 8’s Stalking Horse Bid for four natural gas power plants including the North Bay Bitcoin mine

MIAMI, DECEMBER 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, has been informed by KSV Restructuring Inc. (“KSV“) that the Company’s previously announced stalking horse bid (the “Stalking Horse Bid“) has been declared the successful bid in accordance with a sale and investment solicitation process (the “SISP“) carried out by KSV. The Stalking Horse Bid was submitted in partnership with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”), a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, a global financial services group.

The SISP was conducted in respect of the sale of certain assets of Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”) and the assets and operations of certain Validus’ subsidiaries (collectively, the “Validus Entities”). If Hut 8’s Stalking Horse Bid receives final approval from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court“) and is completed in accordance with its terms, a new Ontario subsidiary of Hut 8 (“BidCo“) will become the owner of the assets of certain Validus Entities. Macquarie will receive a minority equity interest in BidCo of approximately 20% and a subsidiary of Hut 8 will be the majority owner with the remaining approximately 80%. On completion of the Stalking Horse Bid, BidCo would acquire, free and clear of any encumbrances (excluding certain permitted encumbrances) four natural gas power plants located in Ontario:

  • 40 MW facility in Kapuskasing
  • 110 MW facility in Kingston
  • 120 MW facility in Iroquois Falls
  • 40 MW facility and Bitcoin mine in North Bay

Completion of the Stalking Horse Bid would also include a new secured funding arrangement with Macquarie and BidCo in the form of an operating lease facility. The completion of the Stalking Horse Bid is also expected to result in the full and final resolution of all litigation claims and counterclaims currently pending between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

Completion of the Stalking Horse Bid is subject to several conditions, including: (i) the Court issuing an approval and vesting order in respect of the Stalking Horse Bid, and (ii) the satisfaction of standard conditions to closing. The Company will be seeking final approval of the Court for the Stalking Horse Bid and completion of the Stalking Horse Bid is anticipated to occur in January 2024.

About Hut 8 Corp.

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the timing and completion (if at all) of the Stalking Horse Bid and statements with respect to the SISP; the terms of any new secured funding arrangement with BidCo; and the resolution of litigation claims between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

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Hut 8 Operations Update for November 2023

Inaugural update of Hut 8 Corp. reflects breadth and depth of operations

At 9,129 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

MIAMI, DECEMBER 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers is proud to share its first operational update with more detailed reporting metrics following the completion of the business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 Mining Corp. and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) combined in an all-stock merger of equals to form the Company.

Hut 8’s expanded digital asset mining geographical footprint now includes the following sites:

     

Owner

Energy Capacity Self-Mining Managed Services Hosting
Alpha Niagara Falls, NY Hut 8 50 MW Yes Yes
Charlie Kearney, NE Managed1 100 MW Yes Yes
Delta Granbury, TX Managed1 300 MW Yes Yes
Echo King Mountain, TX Joint Venture2 280 MW Yes Yes Yes
Foxtrot Medicine Hat, AB Hut 8 67 MW Yes
Golf Drumheller, AB Hut 8 42 MW Yes

Notes:

  1. Hut 8’s Managed Services subsidiaries lead all aspects of site operations, including accounting, curtailment, and customer relations at the Charlie and Delta sites, which are owned by a multi-billion dollar AUM sustainable infrastructure investment firm. The Managed Services subsidiaries also lead all aspects of site operations at the Echo site.
  2. The Company has a 50% membership interest in the Echo site. The remaining 50% membership interest is held by a Fortune 200 renewable energy producer.

“Our first operations report since completing our merger at the end of November not only showcases the diversification of our power and business portfolios across our North American-wide operations, but it also quantifies the significant scale that our business combination has created,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “As we move forward as a new, strengthened team, we are prioritizing improving the efficiency of our self-mining operations, particularly in Canada, while simultaneously pursuing near-term growth initiatives that we believe will more favourably position Hut 8 leading into the New Year.”

November 2023 October 2023 October 2023
Hut 8 Corp. Hut 8 Mining Corp. USBTC
Total energy capacity under management 839 MW1 109 MW 730 MW1
Total deployed miners under management 207,3992 28,750 181,3292
Total hashrate under management 21.6 EH/s3 2.6 EH/s 18.6 EH/s3
 

Self-Mining4

 
Deployed miners5 75,078 28,750 46,225
Deployed hashrate6 7.3 EH/s 2.6 EH/s 4.7 EH/s
Bitcoin produced 390 BTC   112 BTC 280 BTC
Bitcoin on balance sheet7 9,129 BTC 9,113 BTC 28 BTC
 

Managed Services8

Energy capacity under management 680 MW N / A 680 MW
Deployed miners under management 166,775 N / A 169,451
Hashrate under management 17.9 EH/s N / A 17.6 EH/s
 

Hosting

Deployed miners under management 76,737 N / A 76,741
Hashrate under management 8.6 EH/s N / A 8.0 EH/s

Notes:

  1. Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure, including 100% of the energy capacity at the Echo site.
  2. Includes all miners that are racked in Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting infrastructure with power and networking, including all miners at the Echo site.
  3. Includes all Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting hashrate, including 100% of the hashrate at the Echo site.
  4. Self-Mining operations for Hut 8 Corp. and USBTC include all operations at the Echo site.
  5. Deployed miners are defined as miners that are physically racked, with power and networking.
  6. Indicates the target hashrate of all deployed miners.
  7. As of month-end.
  8. The Managed Services figures reflected in this table include the Self-Mining and Hosting metrics from the sites where Hut 8’s Managed Services business is an additional service layer in the operation of the site (at Charlie, Delta, and Echo). As a result, the sum of the Self-Mining, Managed Services, and Hosting numbers will not add up to the “Total energy capacity under management”, “Total deployed miners under management”, and “Total hashrate under management” figures that are also reflected in the table.

Highlights:

  • On November 30, Hut 8 Mining Corp. and USBTC announced the completion of their previously announced business combination pursuant to which the companies combined in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”) to form Hut 8 Corp, a U.S.-domiciled entity, which began trading under the stock symbol HUT on the Nasdaq and Toronto Stock Exchange on December 4.
  • The operations team began piloting the Company’s purpose-built software at Hut 8’s Foxtrot facility in Medicine Hat and Golf site in Drumheller in late November, providing us with more granular reporting on the health and efficiency of our fleet and infrastructure.
  • In mid-November, Hut 8 launched its high performance computing Cloud Portal, which gives new and existing HPC clients direct access to Hut 8 GPUs and seamless control to provision workloads in just minutes through an intuitive web interface.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 and New Hut expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes statements relating to the anticipated complementary strengths of the parties to the Transaction; the diversification of the Company’s North American-wide operations; the Company’s plans to prioritize improvements of its self-mining operations while pursuing other near-term growth opportunities; and future growth in economical mining operations, high performance computing, extensive hosting operations, and the managed services business.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implement the business plan for the Company, including as a result of difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact of the Transaction on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement of consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to mining sites; failure to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; and failure to identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, please see the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under New Hut’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under Hut 8 SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 and USBTC Announce Completion of Business Combination

Shares of Hut 8 Corp. common stock are expected to begin trading on Nasdaq and the TSX on December 4 under the ticker symbol “HUT”

Completion of the transaction creates a strong, diversified, and infrastructure rich organization with a pipeline of greenfield and brownfield opportunities

TORONTO and MIAMI, NOVEMBER 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT), (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) one of North America’s largest, most innovative digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, proudly announces the completion of its business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) have combined in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The combined company is named “Hut 8 Corp.” (“New Hut”) and is a U.S.-domiciled entity.

“This business combination is the largest M&A transaction that has ever transpired within our industry and represents a highly strategic union of two organizations with complementary strengths, that together, will prove to equal more than the sum of their parts,” said New Hut CEO Jaime Leverton. “We are excited to move forward and continue growing, with a pipeline of greenfield and brownfield opportunities, integration across the mining value chain, leading operational leverage and expertise, and diverse and uncorrelated fiat revenue streams.”

As a result of the Transaction, Hut 8 common shares will cease trading on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) prior to the open of trading on December 4, 2023. As of the open of trading on December 4, 2023, shares of New Hut common stock will trade on Nasdaq and the TSX under the ticker symbol “HUT.” Shareholders of Hut 8 received, for each Hut 8 share held, 0.2 of a share of New Hut common stock, which effectively resulted in a consolidation of the Hut 8 shares on a 5 to 1 basis. Stockholders of USBTC received, for each share of USBTC capital stock, 0.6716 of a share of New Hut common stock.

“Together, the strengthened New Hut team will work to drive growth in economical mining operations, high performance computing, extensive hosting operations, and our groundbreaking managed services business: an end-to-end enterprise model for energy infrastructure partnerships that covers everything from design and site construction to energy and property management,” said Asher Genoot, President of New Hut. “New Hut is laser-focused on driving efficiency and improvement across our spectrum of operations to ensure that we are well positioned and uniquely nimble as we approach the halving and beyond.”

New Hut has access to approximately 825 MW of gross energy across six sites with self-mining, hosting, and managed service operations:

  • It has 7.5 EH/s of installed self-mining capacity at six sites with current self-mining operations: Medicine Hat, AB; Drumheller, AB; Niagara Falls, NY; Kearney, NB; Granbury, TX; and King Mountain, TX. The 1.7 EH/s installed self-mining production at the King Mountain, TX site is owned by the King Mountain Joint Venture in which Hut 8 has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner (the “King Mountain JV”).
  • New Hut will manage 220 MW of hosting infrastructure at its King Mountain, TX site, powered by a mix of energy sources including wind and nuclear, supporting multiple clients, including some of the industry’s largest miners. Hosting is owned by the King Mountain JV.
  • New Hut will manage 680 MW of energy under its managed services division, powered by energy from a mix of sources including renewable and zero-emission in Kearney, NB and Granbury and King Mountain, TX. This unique, leading-edge service offering gives Bitcoin mine site owners the opportunity to have experts manage all day-to-day operations, hosting, site management, and maintenance using purpose-built site management software.

In addition, New Hut will offer enterprise customers cloud, colocation, AI, and Machine Learning services at its five high performance computing data centers located in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia, and in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada.

 

Jaime Leverton will serve as Chief Executive Officer of New Hut; Bill Tai will serve as Chair of New Hut’s Board of Directors; Asher Genoot will serve as President of New Hut; Mike Ho will serve as Chief Strategy Officer of New Hut; and Shenif Visram will serve as Chief Financial Officer of New Hut.

 

Advisors

 

Bennett Jones LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as legal counsel to Hut 8 and Stifel GMP served as financial advisor to Hut 8.

 

Stikeman Elliott LLP and Greenberg Traurig acted as legal counsel to USBTC and Needham & Company served as financial advisor to USBTC.

 

Analyst Call

New Hut will host a webcast call announcing details of the closing of the transaction at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, December 4, 2023. The call is open to analysts, media, and investors who can join through the following link: https://ow.ly/pggV50Q9XgM

 

About Hut 8 Corp.

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8 Corp.’s seasoned executive team is bullish on creating value at the intersection of infrastructure and energy through Bitcoin mining and hosting, groundbreaking managed services, energy arbitrage, operating traditional data centers, and capitalizing on emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Hut 8 Corp.’s infrastructure portfolio includes eleven sites: five high performance computing data centers across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and six Bitcoin mining, hosting, and managed services sites located in Alberta, New York, Nebraska, and Texas. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 Corp. has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 and New Hut expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release includes statements relating to the anticipated complementary strengths of the parties to the Transaction, combined valuation of New Hut and the expectation that it will exceed the sum of its parts, pipeline of greenfield, brownfield and integration opportunities, trading of New Hut, and future growth in economical mining operations, high performance computing, extensive hosting operations, and the managed services business.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 and New Hut as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implement the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact of the Transaction on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement of consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to mining sites; failure of the Celsius transaction to receive the necessary legal approvals or failure of the Celsius transaction to otherwise close; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the Celsius transaction; failure to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; and failure to identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect New Hut, please see the “Risk Factors” section of New Hut’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 dated November 7, 2023, available under New Hut’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov, in addition to the “Risk Factors” section of Hut 8’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available under Hut 8 SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under Hut 8 Mining Corp.’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

 

Hut 8 drives innovative recycling initiative for the second year running, earning 44% more carbon credits than in 2022

Partnering with Sparta Group’s ERS International, Hut 8 recycled retired miners and parts, earning 7,500 high-quality carbon credits

TORONTO, November 20, 2023 /Globe Newswire/ – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or “the Company”), one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure providers, partnered with Sparta Group’s carbon credit program established by their e-waste division, ERS International, with a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. In 2023, Hut 8 has submitted approximately 369 metric tonnes of electronic waste to the program, earning 7,500 metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent of serialized carbon credits.

Under the recycling program, the first of its kind in Canada, after accounting for shipping and processing costs, for every metric tonne of carbon dioxide diverted from landfills, one carbon credit is generated. The carbon credits are verified by AET Group, who have been verifiers with BGIS and Brookfield.

Efforts surrounding this initiative are ongoing, as Hut 8 staff recently completed a 3-week blitz, during which approximately 813,425 pounds (or 369 metric tonnes) of e-waste – including obsolete ASIC miners, hash-boards, power supply units (PSUs), cables, and other components – were collected, categorized, and loaded for shipping to ERS facilities. Once with ERS, the materials are either sold to third parties for re-use or are recycled appropriately – none of the materials are sent to landfills.

Hut 8 is set to generate 7,500 carbon credits by the end of 2023, an increase of 44% from the 5,200 generated in 2022. All carbon credits generated in 2023 will be verified and received by Q2 2024.

“We’re committed to finding innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and this program has proven to be extremely effective in that regard,” said Arnold Lee, Director of ESG at Hut 8. “Not only are we able to generate verified carbon credits on the CSA Group registries, but our e-waste continues to be recycled and processed responsibly, while we simultaneously divert CO2 from our atmosphere.”

“We take great pride in the significant strides made at ERS through the E-carbon program,” said Joseph Cimorelli, Director of Global Business Development at ERS International. “Our collaboration with Hut 8 stands as a testament to the program’s success, creating a lasting impact not only within the mining sector but resonating across industries. Hut 8’s team and their commitment to making environmentally impactful choices with their materials set a commendable standard for the industry. We look forward to the ongoing partnership, dedicated to responsibly addressing the e-waste challenges inherent in such a vast industry.”

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: the Company’s plans, goals, targets, commitments and strategies to advance its environmental, social and governance objectives, the steps the Company plans to make to meet those objectives, the Company’s strategy to ESG alignment, and plans to expand on any ESG practices, the Company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025, the number of carbon credits to be received by the Company, and the timing thereof, and any other statements that are not historical facts.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for Q3 2023

Quarterly revenue of $17.0 million including $4.5 million from the high performance computing business

9,366 self-mined Bitcoin held in custody or pledged as collateral on September 30

TORONTO, ON, November 14, 2023 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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 its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 (“Q3 2023”). All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.

“Our team continued to be laser-focused on closing our merger with USBTC in the third quarter, and made material progress in achieving key milestones, including securing shareholder approval of the merger and obtaining the final order approving the plan of arrangement from the Supreme Court of British Columbia,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “Now that the SEC has declared New Hut’s Registration Statement effective, we are working hard to close this transaction before the end of the month to form an organization that will be poised to capture upside by charting a new path in the industry as a uniquely diversified infrastructure-first company with increased access to more stable energy markets, new capex-light and scalable fiat-based revenue streams like hosting and managed services, strong high performance computing operations, and expanded proprietary mining operations across North America.”

“Throughout the third quarter, we weathered continued pressure on our mining business while realizing a modest increase in revenues from our high performance computing operations, which was driven by sales booked in the first half of 2023,” said Shenif Visram, CFO of Hut 8. “We have continued to focus on prudently managing our costs, which partially offset our mining results, while actively seeking ways to grow the business, including through opportunities like the court-approved stalking horse bid to acquire four natural gas facilities in Ontario totalling 310 MW which if successful, could provide us with both access to energy pricing certainty and future revenue generating optionality.”

Q3 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue decreased by $14.7 million to $17.0 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2023 compared to $31.7 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2022 (“Q3 2022”).
  • The Company mined 330 Bitcoin in the quarter ended September 30, 2023, an approximately 66% decrease compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2022, primarily due to an increase in average Bitcoin network difficulty causing a decrease in Bitcoin mined, the impact of the suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay facility, a halt in the Company’s graphic processing units (“GPU”) mining activities due to the Ethereum network’s change in consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake during Q3 2022, and ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility.
  • The Company’s high performance computing (“HPC”) operations generated $4.5 million of primarily monthly recurring revenue in Q3 2023 compared to $4.4 million in Q3 2022 as a result of new sales partially offset by customer churn. The new sales do not reflect the recently signed five-year agreement with Interior Health, as the revenue earned from the agreement will commence later in 2023.
  • As previously reported, the Company encountered issues at the Drumheller site, primarily stemming from high energy input levels that have been causing miners to fail. This has materially reduced operations, which are currently at approximately 27% of our installed hash rate at the site. Throughout the remediation process, the team implemented new custom firmware across all miner models designed to lower the power supply’s maximum output voltage, ensuring our equipment operates within safe limits; increased repair staff and added an additional repair centre shift; and procured new hardware to expedite repairs and accelerate the speed at which we bring miners back online. The electrical issues at the Drumheller site were compounded by high energy rates in the third quarter which further increased curtailment at the site.
  • The Company’s installed hashrate was 2.6 EH/s (excluding the Company’s North Bay facility) as of September 30, 2023 compared to 2.6 EH/s as of June 30, 2023.

BITCOIN INVENTORY AND VALUE

As at September 30, 2023, the Company had a total self-mined Bitcoin balance held in custody or pledged as collateral of 9,366 with a market value of $341.4 million. During Q3 2023, 330 Bitcoin were mined and 100 Bitcoin were sold, for which the Company received proceeds of $3.9 million.

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

For the periods ended September 30 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(CAD thousands, except per share amounts) 2023 2022   2023 2022
Operating results
Digital assets mined 330 982          1,204 2,870
Financial results
Total revenue  $       16,980  $       31,671  $       55,184 $      128,849
Net (loss) income  (53,580)  (23,786) 38,210  (56,145)
Mining Profit (i)  3,802  9,300  9,592  57,113
Adjusted EBITDA (i) (11,620)  9,418   121,720  (61,609)
Per share
Net income – basic  $         (0.24)  $         (0.12)  $           0.17 $          (0.31)
Net income – diluted  $         (0.24) $         (0.12)    $           0.17 $          (0.31)
(i) Non-IFRS measure – see “Non-IFRS Measures” section below. Certain comparative figures have been restated where necessary to conform with current period presentation.

 

   As at
(CAD thousands)       September 30,
2023
December 31, 2022
Financial position
Cash  $      21,140  $        30,515
Total digital assets  341,660  203,627
Total assets  496,629  412,937
Total liabilities  99,250  61,547
Total shareholders’ equity  397,379  351,390
Working Capital (ii)        297,281  215,490
(ii) Calculated as current assets less current liabilities.

 

  • Revenue decreased by $14.7 million to $17.0 million during Q3 2023 compared to $31.7 million during Q3 2022. The Company mined 330 Bitcoin in Q3 2023, an approximately 66% decrease compared to Q3 2022, primarily due to an increase in average Bitcoin network difficulty resulting in a decrease in Bitcoin mined, a halt in the Company’s graphic processing units (“GPU”) mining activities due to the Ethereum network’s change in consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake during Q3 2022, the impact of the suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay facility, and ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility which continued from the fourth quarter of 2022. The decline in revenue from the Company’s digital asset mining operations were also partially offset by a higher Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined(i) due to the increase in the daily average closing Bitcoin price in the current quarter versus the comparative quarter. The Company’s HPC operations generated $4.5 million of primarily monthly recurring revenue in Q3 2023 compared to $4.4 million in Q3 2022 as a result of new sales partially offset by customer churn. The new sales do not reflect the recently signed five-year agreement with Interior Health, as the revenue earned from the agreement will commence later in 2023.
  • Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation. The cost of revenue was $21.4 million for the third quarter of 2023 compared to $45.6 million in the period year period. Site operating costs consist primarily of electricity costs as well as personnel, network monitoring, and equipment repair and maintenance costs at our digital asset mining and HPC operations. Site operating costs for Q3 2023, were $11.2 million, of which $8.7 million were attributable to our mining operations and $2.5 million were attributable to our HPC operations. The site operating costs for Q3 2022 were $20.3 million, of which $18.0 million were attributable to our mining operations and $2.3 million were attributable to our HPC operations. The Mining Cost per Bitcoin(i) for Q3 2023 was $26,279 per Bitcoin, compared to $18,297 per Bitcoin in the prior year for the same quarter. The increase was due to higher power consumption per Bitcoin mined due to increased Bitcoin network difficulty, suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay facility, and ongoing electrical issues at the Drumheller facility, which was partially offset by the Company’s decision to curtail, and lower average energy prices compared to prior year same quarter. The increase in site operating costs related to the HPC operations is primarily due to increased occupancy and repairs and maintenance to improve the Company’s facilities partially offset by lower software costs. Depreciation expense decreased to $10.2 million during Q3 2023 compared to $25.3 million in the same quarter of 2022, primarily driven by the lower net book value of digital asset mining plant and equipment after the recognition of a non-cash impairment charge during the fourth quarter of 2022 as part of annual impairment testing.
  • Net loss for Q3 2023 was $53.6 million and net loss per share was $0.24, compared to net loss of $23.8 million and net loss per share of $0.12 in the prior year’s quarter. The increase in net loss from Q3 2022 to Q3 2023 is primarily driven by the $20.0 million impairment of deposits related to the power purchase agreement with Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”) recorded in Q3 2023, and a loss on revaluation of digital assets recorded to income or loss with a change of negative $17.5 million, partially offset by an increase in gross profit of $9.5 million.
  • Mining Profit(i) was $3.8 million for Q3 2023, compared to $9.3 million in the prior year’s quarter. The decrease in Mining Profit(i) compared to the prior year’s quarter is mainly due to the lower quantity of Bitcoin mined due to increased Bitcoin network difficulty, halt in the Company’s GPU mining activities due to the Ethereum network’s change in consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake during Q3 2022, the impact of the suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay facility, and the ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility noted above, and was partially offset by lower average power prices and a higher daily average closing Bitcoin price.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(i) was negative $11.6 million for Q3 2023, compared to a positive Adjusted EBITDA(i) of $9.4 million in the prior year’s quarter, primarily driven by a loss on revaluation of digital assets of $10.1 million versus a gain on revaluation of digital assets of $7.3 million in the comparative quarter, a lower digital asset Mining Profit(i).

For more information, please refer to the Company’s management’s discussion & analysis (the “MD&A”) and the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022. These documents are available on the Company’s website at hut8.com, under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

NON-IFRS MEASURES AND RATIOS

This press release makes reference to certain measures and ratios that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures or ratios presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures and ratios including “Mining Profit”, “Adjusted EBITDA”, “Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined”, and “Mining Cost per Bitcoin” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS.

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures and ratios used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8 to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022.

Mining Profit

“Mining Profit” represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining Profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining Profit measure provides investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles gross (loss) profit to our non-IFRS measure, Mining Profit:

For the periods ended September 30 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(CAD thousands) 2023 2022   2023 2022
Gross (loss) profit  $      (4,469)  $     (13,940)  $      (15,327)  $        (1,326)
Add (deduct):
Revenue from hosting  –   (751)
Revenue from high performance computing  (4,506)  (4,403)    (13,193)  (12,404)
Site operating costs attributable to hosting and high performance computing  2,540  2,304    7,524  6,986
Depreciation  10,237  25,339  30,588  64,608
Mining Profit  $        3,802  $         9,300  $          9,592 $         57,113

 

Adjusted EBITDA

“Adjusted EBITDA” represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-recurring non-cash accounting policies, capital structure, taxation, and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods.

The following table reconciles net (loss) income to our non-IFRS measure, Adjusted EBITDA:

For the periods ended September 30 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(CAD thousands) 2023 2022   2023 2022
Net (loss) income $       (53,580)  $     (23,786)  $         38,210 $       (56,145)
Add (deduct):
Net finance expense  2,487  1,865  5,356  4,700
Depreciation and amortization  10,413  25,683  31,118  65,524
Impairment of deposits related to power purchase agreement  20,000    20,000
Share based payment  2,258  1,895  7,770  5,171
Foreign exchange loss  1,024  844  733  1,528
One-time transaction costs  2,423  17,598  1,611
North Bay decommissioning costs  140    1,059
Deferred income tax expense 3,127  9,593
Sales tax expense    913
Loss (gain) on revaluation of warrants  2,917    (212)  (94,504)
Gain on lease liability remeasurement (339)   (339)
Loss on sale of plant and equipment 427   427
Adjusted EBITDA  $       (11,620)    $         9,418 $        121,720 $       (61,609)

 

Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined

“Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined” represents revenue, excluding revenue from hosting services and high performance computing operations, measured on a per Bitcoin mined basis during a period. Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined is used and provides investors the ability to assess the average revenue earned per Bitcoin mined during a period by the Company’s digital asset mining operations.

The following table reconciles revenue to our non-IFRS ratio, Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined:

For the three months ended

(CAD thousands, except per Bitcoin amounts)

September 30, 2023
Q3
September 30, 2022
Q3
Revenue $         16,980 $         31,671
     
Deduct:    
Revenue from high performance computing   (4,506) (4,403)
Digital asset revenue 12,474   27,268
     
Divided by:  
Number of Bitcoin mined 330 982
Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined $         37,800 $         27,768

 

Mining Cost per Bitcoin

“Mining Cost per Bitcoin” represents the cost of revenue, excluding site operating costs attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations, and depreciation, measured on a per Bitcoin mined basis during a period. Mining Cost per Bitcoin is used and provides the investors the ability to evaluate the efficiency of the Company’s digital asset mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles cost of revenue to our non-IFRS ratio, Mining Cost per Bitcoin:

For the periods ended September 30 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(CAD thousands, except per Bitcoin amounts) 2023 2022   2023 2022
Cost of revenue  $      (21,449) $     (45,611) $      (70,511) $     (130,175)
Add (deduct):
Site operating costs attributable to hosting and high performance computing  2,540  2,304    7,524  6,986
Depreciation  10,237  25,339  30,588  64,608
Mining cost  (8,672)  (17,968)    (32,399)  (58,581)
           
Divided by:          
Number of Bitcoin mined  330  982    1,204  2,870
Mining Cost per Bitcoin $     (26,279) $    (18,297) $      (26,909) $       (20,411)

 

CORPORATE UPDATES

Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc., doing business as US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) continue to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which the two companies will combine in 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. 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.

On September 13, 2023, Hut 8 announced that at a special meeting of the Company’s shareholders, shareholders voted in favour of the resolutions, approving the Transaction. On September 18, 2023, the Company announced that it obtained a final order approving the plan of arrangement with USBTC from the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

On July 17, August 24, and September 19, 2023, respectively, the Company announced that it filed further amendments to its registration statement on Form S-4 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

On November 9, the Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC.

The Transaction is particularly strategic as it will establish New Hut with geographic diversity across its self-mining business, which will include differentiated energy sources in a variety of markets and improve efficiencies at the miner level by using proprietary, purpose-built software that can identify and mitigate machine and energy price issues in real-time. Notably, it will further diversify capex-light fiat revenue lines of business by adding USBTC’s 220 MW hosting and 680 MW managed services businesses to Hut 8’s existing HPC and repair centre operations. Completion of the Transaction is subject to USBTC stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions. Hut 8 expects the Transaction to close by November 30, 2023.

On August 11, 2023, the Company announced that it entered into a transaction support agreement (the “Support Agreement”) with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”) a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, a global financial services group, in support of an opportunity to potentially acquire certain assets of Validus and Validus’ subsidiaries (collectively, the “Validus Entities”). Validus was previously a supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario. Macquarie is a secured creditor of the Validus Entities under an existing secured lease and participation agreement.

Pursuant to an order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”) issued on August 10, 2023, on application by Macquarie, KSV Restructuring Inc. (“KSV”), a licensed insolvency trustee with extensive experience in receivership mandates, was appointed as receiver of the property, assets, and undertakings of the Validus Entities (KSV in such capacity, the “Receiver”).

Subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, under the terms of the Support Agreement, a stalking horse bid (the “Stalking Horse Bid”) is to be submitted to the Receiver in support of a proposed sale and investment solicitation process to be carried out in respect of the Validus Entities.

On November 3, 2023, the Company announced that it received approval from the Court to submit a stalking horse bid as part of the Support Agreement. In connection with the Stalking Horse Bid, the Court has also approved the implementation of a sale and investment solicitation process (“SISP”) to be carried out in respect of the Validus Entities.

If the Stalking Horse Bid is ultimately declared the successful bid in the SISP, as further approved by the Court, and completed in accordance with its terms, a new Ontario subsidiary of the Company (“BidCo“) will become the owner of the assets of certain Validus Entities.  Macquarie will receive a minority equity interest in BidCo of approximately 20% and a subsidiary of Hut 8 will be the majority owner with the remaining approximately 80%. On completion of the Stalking Horse Bid in accordance with the SISP, BidCo would acquire, free and clear of any encumbrances (excluding certain permitted encumbrances) four natural gas power plants located in Ontario:

  • 40 MW facility in Kapuskasing
  • 110 MW facility in Kingston
  • 120 MW facility in Iroquois Falls
  • 40 MW facility and Bitcoin mine in North Bay

In addition, a successful stalking horse bid is expected to result in the full and final resolution of all litigation claims and counterclaims currently pending between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities. Further details in respect of any stalking horse bid will be provided if and as conditions warrant and subject to, among other things, the acceptance of a Stalking Horse Bid by the Receiver and approval of the Court.

CONFERENCE CALL

Hut 8 Mining Q3 2023 webcast will commence at 10 a.m. ET, today.

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About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; projected hash rate, expenses and profitability; the ability of the Company to react to digital asset price volatility; fluctuating power and energy costs; the ability of the Company to navigate increased network difficulty; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including New Hut’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approval, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; the expected timing of the closing of the Transaction; the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; projections related to expansion;  expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; expected ESG efforts and commitments; and the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities; the timing and completion (if at all) of a Stalking Horse Bid; the timing and completion (if at all) of a proposed sale and investment solicitation process; the timing of the proceedings in respect of the Receiver; and the expected resolution of litigation claims between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; effective tax rates; the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate; inflation; access to capital; timing and receipt of regulatory approvals; acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs, fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements, the ability to obtain requisite approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction and the Stalking Horse Bid on the proposed terms or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction and the Stalking Horse Bid; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction and the Stalking Horse Bid; the ability to implement the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the potential impact of the consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; and the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of the Company’s legal dispute with Validus.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; climate change; currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; inflationary pressures and the rising cost of capital; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; counterparty risk; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; the Company’s and USBTC’s ability to establish and maintain strategic collaborations, licensing or other arrangements, and the terms of and timing such arrangements; the timing to consummate the Transaction; the failure to satisfy the conditions to close the Transaction; the inherent risks, costs and uncertainties associated with not achieving all or any of the anticipated benefits and synergies of the Transaction, or the risk that the anticipated benefits and synergies of the Transaction may not be fully realized or take longer to realize than expected; the timing and completion (if at all) of the Stalking Horse Bid; statements with respect to the SISP; and the expected resolution of litigation claims between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; the ability to identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at hut8.com, under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

In connection with the transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Registration Statement, including any amendments thereto, the Hut 8 meeting circular, as well as other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the transaction, as these materials do and will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Registration Statement or any other documents that may be sent to Hut 8’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the transaction. Investors and security holders are or will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

 

INVESTOR CONTACT:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

MEDIA CONTACT:

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Announces Effectiveness of Registration Statement on Form S-4 in Connection with Merger with US Bitcoin Corp

TORONTO, November 9, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – 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, has provided an update on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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.

The registration statement on Form S-4, initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by New Hut (as amended, the “Registration Statement”), was declared effective by the SEC on November 9. The Registration Statement was filed in connection with the previously announced Transaction.

“We have made a significant stride toward closing the Transaction now that New Hut’s Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC,” said Jaime Leverton, Hut 8 CEO. “We are now working to complete the final approvals prior to closing the transaction, which includes obtaining approval of the USBTC stockholders, so we can move forward as a vibrant and strengthened company focused on economical mining and highly diversified fiat revenue streams from high performance computing, hosting, and managed services – the maintenance and management of third-party mining sites using purpose-built software – which we believe is poised to capture upside as we near the halving.”

Upon the closing of the Transaction, the common stock of New Hut is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the proposed ticker symbol HUT.

The Transaction is expected to close by November 30, 2023, subject to USBTC stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset, AI and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, November 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended S-4 Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, approval of the stockholders of USBTC and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approval, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset, AI and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, November 6, 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended S-4 Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, approval of the stockholders of USBTC and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approval, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset, AI and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for October 2023

At 9,113 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

112 Bitcoin mined in October

TORONTO, November 6, 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, mined 112 Bitcoin in October 2023.

Production highlights for October 2023:

  • 112 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 3.6 Bitcoin per day
  • 365 Bitcoin – 66 Bitcoin produced in July, all of August’s and September’s production, and 85 Bitcoin produced in October – were sold during the month for proceeds totalling CAD$14.6 million (average proceeds per Bitcoin of approximately CAD$39,980)
  • Total balance of Bitcoin in reserve was 9,113 on October 31 – 7,016 of which were unencumbered
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 43.1 BTC/EH in October

Corporate Update:

On November 3, Hut 8 announced that it received approval from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”) for its stalking horse bid (the “Stalking Horse Bid”) to acquire four natural gas power plants in Ontario, totaling approximately 310 MW and a Bitcoin mine in North Bay. The Stalking Horse Bid is part of the previously announced support agreement with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd (“Macquarie”) and was approved by the Court in connection with a sale and investment solicitation process (“SISP”). If the Stalking Horse Bid is ultimately declared the successful bid in the SISP, as further approved by the Court, and completed in accordance with its terms, a new Ontario subsidiary of the Company (“BidCo”) will become the owner of certain assets of Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”) and the assets and operations of certain Validus subsidiaries. Macquarie will receive a minority equity interest in BidCo of approximately 20% and a subsidiary of Hut 8 will be the majority owner with the remaining approximately 80%.

“While our mining results remained steady month over month, we made meaningful progress toward building an infrastructure-first, diversified operation that we believe will be a first in our industry,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “Between being granted approval to submit a stalking horse bid for approximately 310 MW of natural gas power plant assets in Ontario, including our former North Bay site, and our work to close our proposed business combination with US Bitcoin Corp., we are making headway toward creating a new Hut 8 that we believe will have vertically integrated mining operations with revenue generating optionality; diversified fiat revenue streams in high performance computing, hosting, and managed services; and a significant North American footprint, which would position us well to capture upside as we head into the next halving.”

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the proposed business combination between Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. (dba US Bitcoin Corp.) (the “Transaction”); timing and completion (if at all) of the Stalking Horse Bid; statements with respect to the SISP; and other risks related to the digital asset, AI and data centre business.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset, AI and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 receives Court approval for a stalking horse bid for four natural gas power plants and the North Bay Bitcoin mine

Hut 8 seeking to become a vertically integrated mining operation and expand into energy operations, enhancing its infrastructure portfolio

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 3, 2023, 2023 /CNW/ 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 providers, today announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court“) has approved a stalking horse bid (the “Stalking Horse Bid”) as part of the previously announced support agreement (the “Support Agreement”) with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”), a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, a global financial services group.

In connection with the Stalking Horse Bid, the Court has also approved the implementation of a sale and investment solicitation process (the “SISP”) to be carried out by KSV Restructuring Inc. The SISP is being conducted in respect of the sale of certain assets of Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”) and the assets and operations of certain Validus’ subsidiaries (collectively, the “Validus Entities”).

If the Stalking Horse Bid is ultimately declared the successful bid in the SISP, as further approved by the Court, and completed in accordance with its terms, a new Ontario subsidiary of the Company (“BidCo“) will become the owner of the assets of certain Validus Entities.  Macquarie will receive a minority equity interest in BidCo of approximately 20% and a subsidiary of Hut 8 will be the majority owner with the remaining approximately 80%. On completion of the Stalking Horse Bid in accordance with the SISP, BidCo would acquire, free and clear of any encumbrances (excluding certain permitted encumbrances) four natural gas power plants located in Ontario:

  • 40 MW facility in Kapuskasing
  • 110 MW facility in Kingston
  • 120 MW facility in Iroquois Falls
  • 40 MW facility and Bitcoin mine in North Bay

A transaction agreement in respect of the Stalking Horse Bid will be made available on the Company’s corporate profile on www.sedarplus.ca.

Completion of the Stalking Horse Bid would also include a new secured funding arrangement with Macquarie and BidCo in the form of an operating lease facility. The completion of the Stalking Horse Bid is also expected to result in the full and final resolution of all litigation claims and counterclaims currently pending between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

“If our bid to acquire four natural gas facilities in Ontario totalling 310 MW from Validus is successful, we anticipate that the strategic addition of these assets would position Hut 8 as a vertically integrated mining operation, allow us to utilize idle infrastructure and machinery, and provide access to energy pricing certainty,” said Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton. “The facilities are also expected to give us the optionality to pursue revenue generating activity including selling energy to the market, mining Bitcoin, and powering high-demand HPC applications like AI, which is not only in keeping with our infrastructure-first strategy, but also affords us very compelling flexibility ahead of the halving.”

Completion of the Stalking Horse Bid is conditional on a number of factors, including: (i) the Stalking Horse Bid being declared the successful bid in the SISP; (ii) the Court issuing an approval and vesting order in respect of the Stalking Horse Bid, and (iii) the satisfaction of standard conditions to closing. In limited circumstances under the SISP, the Court may approve an alternative restructuring proposal, in which case a portion of any break fee and expense reimbursement will be paid to BidCo. Subject to the conditions outlined above, and the terms and conditions of the SISP, completion of the Stalking Horse Bid is expected to occur in Q4 of 2023.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the timing and completion (if at all) of the Stalking Horse Bid, statements with respect to the SISP, the rationale and expected benefits of the proposed transaction, the terms of any new secured funding arrangement with Bidco and the expected resolution of litigation claims between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Media Advisory: Hut 8 to Release Q3 2023 Results November 14

TORONTO, NOVEMBER 3, 2023 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or “the Company”), innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneer and provider of high-performance computing, will be releasing results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 via a conference call on November 14, 2023.

Who: Analysts, media, and investors are invited to attend.
What: Hut 8 executives will review the company’s third quarter financial results and comment on recent corporate developments.
When: Results will be shared via media release and on the Company’s website at https://hut8.com/investors/ on November 14, 2023. The conference call and webinar will begin at 10 a.m. ET.
Where: The webcast can be viewed with the following link: https://ow.ly/UzQJ50Q3GnE

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for September 2023

At 9,366 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

111 Bitcoin mined in September

TORONTO, October 10, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, mined 111 Bitcoin in September 2023.

Production highlights for September 2023:

  • 111 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 3.7 Bitcoin per day
  • No Bitcoin were sold during the month
  • Total balance of Bitcoin in reserve was 9,366 on September 30 – 7,269 of which were unencumbered
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 42.7 BTC/EH in September

Additional highlights:

  • At a special meeting held on September 12, shareholders of the Company overwhelmingly approved the proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”), to be effected by way of a court approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), an important step toward completing the Transaction
  • On September 15, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a final order approving the Arrangement, a key requirement to completing the Transaction with USBTC

“Progress toward completing our transaction with USBTC continues, and we’re grateful to our shareholders who demonstrated their overwhelming support by voting in favour of the merger,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “The vote, along with the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s approval of our plan of arrangement, continue to advance us toward a new Hut 8, which will have highly diversified fiat revenue streams in high performance computing, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations, all of which are intended to capture upside and solve for the challenges that single-threaded miners will face going into the next halving.”

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, September 19, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

“We’re confident that upon completion, New Hut will emerge as a stronger enterprise, underpinned by both Bitcoin and diversified fiat revenue streams from our high performance computing, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations businesses, the latter of which involves the team overseeing the maintenance and management of third-party mining sites using our purpose-built software,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8.

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC: Obtains Final Order for Plan of Arrangement from the Supreme Court of British Columbia

TORONTO, September 18, 2023 /CNW/ 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 providers, is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced business combination (the “Transaction“) with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC“) to be effected by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), the Supreme Court of British Columbia has issued a final order approving the Arrangement.

Pursuant to the Transaction, Hut 8 and USBTC will combine in an all-stock merger of equals and the combined company will be named Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) and be a U.S.-domiciled entity. Closing of the Transaction remains subject to certain conditions, including USBTC’s registration statement becoming effective, the approval of USBTC’s stockholders, and other closing conditions customary in transactions of this nature. If all necessary conditions to the completion of the Transaction are satisfied or waived, it is expected that the Transaction will be completed during the fourth quarter of 2023. 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 Company reminds registered shareholders to promptly deliver a duly completed and signed letter of transmittal (“Letter of Transmittal”) to Computershare Investor Services Inc., in order to receive their shares of New Hut common stock upon closing of the Transaction.

A copy of the Letter of Transmittal, including instructions on its completion, and the Company’s management information circular dated August 11, 2023, which contains further information on the Transaction, can each be found on the Company’s website at www.hut8.com, and on the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.com or on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, AI, machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Announces Voting Results From Special Meeting

TORONTOSept. 13, 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 providers, is pleased to announce that, at the Company’s special meeting of shareholders held today (the “Meeting“), shareholders of the Company voted in favour of the resolutions approving the proposed business combination (the “Transaction“) with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC“), all as further described in the management information circular dated August 11, 2023 in respect of the Meeting (the “Circular“).

“I am so grateful that our shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the Transaction: this successful vote is noteworthy because it reflects how engaged and supportive they are of our Merger of Equals,” said Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton. “Our focus now moves to completing the final steps necessary to complete the Transaction with USBTC and move forward as a new Hut 8 focused on economical mining and highly diversified revenue streams including from high performance computing, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations – the maintenance and management of third-party mining sites using purpose-built software.”

Pursuant to the Transaction, Hut 8 and USBTC will combine in an all-stock merger of equals and the combined company will be named Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut“) and 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.

The approval of the resolutions in respect of the Transaction were voted as follows:

RESOLUTION

FOR

AGAINST

WITHHELD/
ABSTAIN

#

%

#

%

#

%

Approval of the Arrangement

53,999,833

97.28 %

1,511,996

2.72 %

0

0.00 %

Approval of the issuance of
New Hut Shares

53,194,836

95.84 %

2,306,418

4.16 %

0

0.00 %

Approval of the New Hut
Incentive Plan

48,304,846

87.02 %

7,206,983

12.98 %

0

0.00 %


The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain conditions, including the final order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia at an application which is scheduled for September 15, 2023, USBTC’s registration statement becoming effective, 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.

Further disclosure on the matters of the Meeting and Transaction can be found in the Circular available on the Company’s profile on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.com or on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. For more information, visit www.hut8.com and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including the combined company’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, USBTC stockholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction of Hut 8 and USBTC, that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

 

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for August 2023

At 9,255 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company
103 Bitcoin mined in August

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 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, mined 103 Bitcoin in August 2023.

Production highlights for August 2023:

  • 103 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 3.3 Bitcoin per day
  • No Bitcoin were sold during the month
  • Total balance of Bitcoin in reserve was 9,255 on August 31 – 7,158 of which was unencumbered
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 39.6 BTC/EH in August

Operational highlights:

  • Repair and restoration efforts at our Drumheller, Alberta site continued as the team repaired more than 2,253 hashboards throughout the month, and the site is currently operating at approximately 25% of its total installed hash rate.
  • Despite a sharp increase in market energy prices last month, the team utilized mutually beneficial terms in the Electric Service Agreement covering its Medicine Hat site, which provides the opportunity for both parties to benefit from high prices in the Alberta power market while helping to stabilize the electrical grid.
  • Hut 8 High Performance Computing completed upgrades at our Kelowna data centre in early August, adding 100G diverse network infrastructure, improving reliability, capacity, and routing for customers.

“Our 9,255 Bitcoin held on balance sheet continues to provide Hut 8 and our shareholders with a strategic and differentiated advantage that we’re bullish on as we head into the halving,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “Our progress toward completing our transaction with USBTC continues with our shareholder meeting to approve the transaction set for September 12. If all conditions are met and approvals are attained, the new Hut 8 will have highly diversified fiat revenue streams, robust self-mining capacity, and 825 MW of total power under management.”

About Hut 8
Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information
This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; expectations related to Hut 8 Corp.’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; the ability of Hut 8 and US Bitcoin Corp to complete the proposed business combination transaction, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) of Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. (dba US Bitcoin Corp.) (“USBTC”), that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Recommends Hut 8 Shareholders Vote for Merger of Equals with US Bitcoin Corp

Votes must be received no later than 4 p.m. ET September 8, 2023

TORONTO, August 30, 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 providers, announced today that Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”), the second-largest American proxy advisory services company in North America, has recommended that Hut 8 shareholders vote in favour of the resolutions approving the proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”).

The recommendation comes as Hut 8 continues to make progress on the Transaction, pursuant to which Hut 8 and USBTC will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. 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’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.

This recommendation follows Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, recommending that Hut 8 shareholders vote in favour of the resolutions. The details of that announcement can be found here.

“As we continue to make progress toward closing the Transaction with USBTC, we are very pleased that Glass Lewis has recommended Hut 8 shareholders vote in favour of all resolutions to establish New Hut,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “With the two top proxy advisory firms in North America advising shareholders to approve this merger, we look forward to completing this Transaction and forming a strengthened, dynamic business backed by both Bitcoin and fiat revenues generated from robust North America-wide operations.”

The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of the requisite approval from the shareholders of Hut 8 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, USBTC’s registration statement becoming effective, 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.

Shareholder Voting Instructions

All shareholders of record have been sent their confidential control number by mail. Any shareholders who have any questions, or 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:

  1. Online at proxyvote.com using the control number sent to the shareholder address on file
  2. By telephone at 1-800-474-7493 (English) or 1-800-474-7501 (French)
  3. By mail by returning the voting instruction form that has been sent to the shareholder address on file

Institutional Shareholders

If you are an institutional Hut 8 shareholder, and have any issues or questions, contact Morrow Sodali at 1-888-777-2059 toll free in North America, outside of North America call collect 1-289-695-3075 or by email at assistance@morrowsodali.com.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including the combined company’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Independent Proxy Advisory Firm ISS Recommends Hut 8 Shareholders Vote for Merger of Equals with US Bitcoin Corp

Votes must be received no later than 4 p.m. ET September 8, 2023

TORONTO, August 29, 2023 /CNW/ 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 Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, has recommended that Hut 8 shareholders vote in favour of the resolutions approving the proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”).

The recommendation comes as Hut 8 continues to make progress on the Transaction, pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. 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’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.

“We continue to make progress toward closing the Transaction with USBTC and are very pleased that ISS has recommended that Hut 8 shareholders vote in favour of all resolutions to establish New Hut,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We believe that once completed, the merger will establish a strengthened, dynamic business backed by both Bitcoin and fiat revenues generated from robust North America-wide operations.”

The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of the requisite approval from the shareholders of Hut 8 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, the S-4 becoming effective, 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.

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:

  1. Online at proxyvote.com using the control number sent to the shareholder address on file
  2. By telephone at 1-800-474-7493 (English) or 1-800-474-7501 (French)
  3. 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.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the timing and completion (if at all) of a Stalking Horse Bid, the timing and completion (if at all) of a proposed sale and investment solicitation process, the timing of the proceedings in respect of the Receiver and the expected resolution of litigation claims between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, August 24, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

“We look forward to securing SEC clearance for New Hut’s registration statement in the very near term while we work to complete this merger of equals,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We believe that once completed, New Hut will be a strengthened, dynamic business backed by both Bitcoin and considerable fiat revenues generated from robust North American-wide hosting, mining infrastructure, and high performance computing operations.”

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: (i) expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; (ii) the expected outcomes of the Transaction; (iii) the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; (iv) the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; (v) projections related to expansion; (vi) acceleration of ESG efforts and commitments; (vii) the ability of USBTC to resume mining activities in Niagara Falls, New York, and (viii) the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain requisite shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the ability to obtain necessary stock exchange, regulatory, governmental or other approvals in the time assumed or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to New Hut’s mining sites. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

These risks are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and New Hut’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the SEC. USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Shareholders Now Able to Vote on Merger of Equals with US Bitcoin Corp

Votes must be received no later than 4 p.m. ET September 8, 2023

TORONTO, August 23, 2023 /CNW/ 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:

  1. Online at proxyvote.com using the control number sent to the shareholder address on file
  2. By telephone at 1-800-474-7493 (English) or 1-800-474-7501 (French)
  3. 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.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including the combined company’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

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Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for Q2 2023

Quarterly revenue of $19.1 million including $4.2 million from the high performance computing business 

9,136 self-mined Bitcoin held in custody or pledged as collateral on June 30

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — 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 its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023 (“Q2 2023”). All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.

“We continued to build momentum toward closing our transaction with USBTC by progressing toward receiving regulatory approvals to proceed and improving our projected post-merger self-mining capacity to 7.5 EH/s,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “That said, we are not here to simply chase exahash: we have been unique in our approach to growing our business primarily through inorganic means, and have done so with an infrastructure-first mindset. We believe that there is value to be captured beyond proprietary mining, which is why we acquired the HPC business. We are confident that this merger positively positions us on a path to growth by expanding into more stable energy markets and increasing our exposure to capex-light, scalable, fiat-based revenue streams like hosting and managed infrastructure operations, which includes purpose-built site management software, while improving our self-mining capabilities.”

“While we continued to face mining challenges during the second quarter at Drumheller, which are reflected in decreased revenue and fewer Bitcoin mined, we were successful in strategically managing our costs,” said Shenif Visram, CFO of Hut 8. “In our high performance computing business, we signed a significant five-year contract during the period, and will begin to realize that revenue later this year. In the meantime, we have more than 1 MW of data centre capacity and existing infrastructure readily available to meet customers’ AI and other high performance computing demands.”

Q2 2023 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Revenue decreased by $24.6 million to $19.2 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2023 compared to $43.8 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (“Q2 2022”).

  • The Company mined 399 Bitcoin in the quarter ended June 30, 2023, an approximately 58% decrease compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2022, primarily due to an increase in average Bitcoin network difficulty resulting in decrease in Bitcoin mined, the impact of the suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay Facility, and ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility.

  • The Company’s high performance computing (“HPC”) operations generated $4.2 million of primarily monthly recurring revenue in Q2 2023 compared to $4.7 million in Q2 2022 as a result of the discontinuation of certain low-margin products and service offerings, customer churn, which were partially offset by new sales. The new sales do not reflect the newly signed five-year agreement with Interior Health, as the revenue earned from the agreement will commence later in 2023.

  • As previously reported, the Company encountered issues at the Drumheller site, primarily stemming from high energy input levels that have been causing miners to fail. This has materially reduced operations, which are currently at approximately 20% of our installed hash rate at the site. The team has implemented new custom firmware across all miner models designed to lower the power supply’s maximum output voltage, ensured our equipment operates within safe limits, increased repair staff, added an additional repair centre shift, and procured new hardware to expedite repairs and accelerate the speed at which we bring miners back online. The electrical issues at the Drumheller site have been compounded by high energy rates which further increased curtailment at the site.

  • The Company’s installed hashrate was 2.6 EH/s (excluding the Company’s North Bay facility) as of June 30, 2023compared to 2.6 EH/s as of March 31, 2023.
BITCOIN INVENTORY AND VALUE

As at June 30, 2023, the Company had a total self-mined Bitcoin balance held in custody or pledged as collateral of 9,136 with a market value of $368.7 million. During the second quarter of 2023, 399 Bitcoin were mined and 396 Bitcoin were sold, for which the Company received proceeds of $14.7 million.

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

For the periods ended June 30

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(CAD thousands, except per share amounts)     

2023

2022

2023

2022

Operating results

Digital assets mined

399

946

874

1,888

Financial results

Total revenue

$       19,183

$       43,845

$       38,204

$        97,178

Net (loss) income

(16,713)

(88,067)

91,790

(32,359)

Mining Profit (i)

3,200

14,906

5,790

47,813

Adjusted EBITDA (i)

(2,690)

(98,136)

133,340

(71,027)

Per share

Net income – basic

$         (0.08)

$         (0.49)

$           0.42

$          (0.19)

Net income – diluted

$         (0.08)

$         (0.49)

$           0.40

$          (0.19)

(i) Non-IFRS measure – see “Non-IFRS Measures” section below. Certain comparative figures have been restated
where necessary to conform with current period presentation.

 As at

(CAD thousands)

June 30,
2023

December 31,
2022

Financial position

Cash

$       26,687

$       30,515

Total digital assets

368,942

203,627

Total assets

557,549

412,937

Total liabilities

86,383

61,547

Total shareholders’ equity                                                                            

471,166

351,390

Working Capital (ii)

345,314

215,490

(ii) Calculated as current assets less current liabilities.

  • Revenue decreased by $24.6 million to $19.2 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2023 compared to $43.8 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (“Q2 2022”). The Company mined 399 Bitcoin in the quarter ended June 30, 2023, an approximately 58% decrease compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2022, primarily due to an increase in average Bitcoin network difficulty resulting in decrease in Bitcoin mined, halt in the Company’s graphic processing units (“GPU”) mining activities due to the Ethereum network’s change in consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake during the third quarter of 2022, the impact of the suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay Facility, and ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility which continued from the fourth quarter of 2022. Revenue from the Company’s digital asset mining operations also declined as a result of lower Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined(i) due to the decrease in the daily average closing Bitcoin price in the current quarter versus the comparative quarter. The Company’s high performance computing operations generated $4.2 million of primarily monthly recurring revenue in Q2 2023 compared to $4.7 million in Q2 2022 as a result of the discontinuation of certain low-margin products and service offerings, customer churn, which were partially offset by new sales. The new sales do not reflect the newly signed five-year agreement with Interior Health, as the revenue earned from the agreement will commence later in 2023.

  • Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation. The cost of revenue was $23.8 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to $47.7 million in the same period in 2022. Site operating costs consist primarily of electricity costs as well as personnel, network monitoring, and equipment repair and maintenance costs at our digital asset mining and high performance computing operations. Site operating costs for the quarter ended June 30, 2023 were $14.3 million, of which $11.8 million were attributable to our mining operations and $2.5 million were attributable to our high performance computing operations. The site operating costs for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 were $26.8 million, of which $24.5 million were attributable to our mining operations and $2.3 millionwere attributable to our high performance computing operations. The Mining Cost per Bitcoin(i) for the second quarter of 2023 was $29,551 per Bitcoin, compared to $25,611 per Bitcoin in the prior year for the same quarter. The increase was due to higher power consumption per Bitcoin mined and ongoing electrical issues at the Drumhellerfacility, which was partially offset by the Company’s decision to curtail, lower average energy prices, and increased efficiencies in the miners deployed compared to prior year same quarter. The increase in site operating costs related to the high performance computing operations is primarily due to increased repairs and maintenance to improve the Company’s facilities. Depreciation expense decreased to $9.5 million during the second quarter of 2023 compared to $20.9 million in the same quarter of 2022, primarily driven by the lower net book value of digital asset mining assets after the recognition of non-cash impairment charge during the fourth quarter of 2022 as part of annual impairment testing.

  • Net loss was $16.7 million and net loss per share was $0.08 for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to net loss of $88.1 million and net loss per share of $0.49 for the same period in 2022. The change was primarily driven by the lower non-cash revaluation loss on digital assets recorded to income or loss, partially offset by the lower non-cash gain on revaluation of warrant liability, resulting in lower net loss. Additionally, the net loss per share was lower due to greater weighted average number of shares outstanding for earnings per share purposes under International Accounting Standards 33.

  • Mining Profit(i) was $3.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to $14.9 million in the prior year’s quarter. The decrease in Mining Profit(i) compared to the prior year’s quarter is mainly due to the decrease in price of Bitcoin, lower quantity of Bitcoin mined due to increased Bitcoin network difficulty, halt in the Company’s GPU mining activities due to the Ethereum network’s change in consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake during the third quarter of 2022, impact of the suspension of operations at the Company’s North Bay Facility, and the ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility noted above, and was partially offset by lower average power prices.

  • Adjusted EBITDA(i) was negative $2.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to a negative Adjusted EBITDA(i) of $98.1 million in the prior year’s quarter, primarily driven by a lower loss on revaluation of digital assets, partially offset by a lower digital asset Mining Profit(i), and the aforementioned electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility. Contributions from HPC operations were offset by lower margins in digital asset mining operations.

For more information, please refer to the Company’s management’s discussion & analysis (the “MD&A”) and the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2023and 2022. These documents are available on the Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

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(i) Non-IFRS measure or ratio – see “Non-IFRS Measures and Ratios” section below. Certain comparative figures have been restated where necessary to conform with current period presentation.

NON-IFRS MEASURES AND RATIOS

This press release makes reference to certain measures and ratios that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures or ratios presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures and ratios including “Mining Profit”, “Adjusted EBITDA”, “Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined”, and “Mining Cost per Bitcoin” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS.

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures and ratios used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8 to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022.

Mining Profit

“Mining Profit” represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining Profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining Profit measure provides investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles gross (loss) profit to our non-IFRS measure, Mining Profit:

For the periods ended June 30

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(CAD thousands)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Gross (loss) profit

$      (4,651)

$       (3,841)

$      (10,858)

$         12,614

Add (deduct):

Revenue from hosting

(751)

Revenue from high performance computing               

(4,192)

(4,711)

(8,687)

(8,001)

Site operating costs attributable to hosting
    and high performance computing

2,551

2,554

4,984

4,682

Depreciation

9,492

20,904

20,351

39,269

Mining Profit

$        3,200

$       14,906

$         5,790

$        47,813

Adjusted EBITDA

“Adjusted EBITDA” represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-recurring non-cash accounting policies, capital structure, taxation, and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods.

The following table reconciles net (loss) income to our non-IFRS measure, Adjusted EBITDA:

For the periods ended June 30

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(CAD thousands)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Net (loss) income

$       (16,713)

$     (88,067)

$         91,790

$       (32,359)

Add (deduct):

Net finance expense

1,437

1,543

2,869

2,835

Depreciation and amortization

9,669

21,247

20,705

39,841

Share based payment

2,477

1,977

5,512

3,276

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

(298)

(27)

(291)

684

One-time transaction costs

2,887

15,175

1,611

North Bay decommissioning costs

245

919

Deferred income tax (recovery) expense              

(2,055)

8,472

(3,127)

9,593

Sales tax expense

913

Gain on revaluation of warrants

(339)

(43,281)

(212)

(97,421)

Adjusted EBITDA

$         (2,690)

$     (98,136)

$       133,340

$       (71,027)

Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined

“Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined” represents revenue, excluding revenue from hosting services and high performance computing operations, measured on a per Bitcoin mined basis during a period. Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined is used and provides investors the ability to assess the average revenue earned per Bitcoin mined during a period by the Company’s digital asset mining operations.

The following table reconciles revenue to our non-IFRS ratio, Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined:

For the three months ended

(CAD thousands, except per Bitcoin amounts)                                                         

June 30, 2023
Q2

Jun 30, 2022
Q2

Revenue

$         19,183

$         43,845

Deduct:

Revenue from high performance computing

(4,192)

(4,711)

Digital asset revenue

14,991

39,134

Divided by:

Number of Bitcoin mined

399

946

Digital Asset Revenue per Bitcoin Mined

$         37,571

$         41,368

Mining Cost per Bitcoin

“Mining Cost per Bitcoin” represents the cost of revenue, excluding site operating costs attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations, and depreciation, measured on a per Bitcoin mined basis during a period. Mining Cost per Bitcoin is used and provides the investors the ability to evaluate the efficiency of the Company’s digital asset mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles cost of revenue to our non-IFRS ratio, Mining Cost per Bitcoin:

For the periods ended June 30

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

(CAD thousands, except per Bitcoin amounts)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Cost of revenue

$     (23,834)

$     (47,686)

$      (49,062)

$      (84,564)

Add (deduct):

Site operating costs attributable to high
    performance computing and hosting

2,551

2,554

4,984

4,682

Depreciation

9,492

20,904

20,351

39,269

Mining cost

(11,791)

(24,228)

(23,727)

(40,613)

Divided by:

Number of Bitcoin mined                                     

399

946

874

1,888

Mining Cost per Bitcoin

$     (29,551)

$    (25,611)

$      (27,148)

$      (21,511)

CORPORATE UPDATES

Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc., doing business as US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) continue to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which the two companies will combine in 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. 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.

On June 15, 2023, The Company announced that it filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

As disclosed in the Amended Registration Statement:

  • New Hut’s expected installed self-mining capacity has increased from the previously disclosed 7.02 EH/s to 7.5 EH/s at mining facilities in Medicine Hat and Drumheller in Alberta; Niagara Falls, New York; Kearney, Nebraska; and Granbury and King Mountain, Texas upon the close of the Transaction. The improvement is due to the energization of additional miners at USBTC’s sites.
  • 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.

On July 17, 2023, The Company announced that it filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

The Transaction is particularly strategic as it will establish New Hut with geographic diversity across its self-mining business, which will include differentiated energy sources in a variety of markets, and improve efficiencies at the miner level by using proprietary, purpose-built software that can identify and mitigate machine and energy price issues in real-time. Notably, it will further diversify capex-light fiat revenue lines of business by adding USBTC’s 220 MW hosting and 680 MW managed infrastructure operations businesses to Hut 8’s existing HPC and repair centre operations. Completion of the Transaction is subject to obtaining the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions. Hut 8 expects the Transaction to close by September 30, 2023.

On August 11, 2023, The Company announced that it has entered into a transaction support agreement (the “Support Agreement”) with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”) a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, a global financial services group, in support of an opportunity to potentially acquire certain assets of Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”) and Validus’ subsidiaries (collectively, the “Validus Entities”). Validus was previously a supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario. Macquarie is a secured creditor of the Validus Entities under an existing secured lease and participation agreement.

Pursuant to an order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”) issued on August 10, 2023, on application by Macquarie, KSV Restructuring Inc. (“KSV”), a licensed insolvency trustee with extensive experience in receivership mandates, has been appointed as receiver of the property, assets, and undertakings of the Validus Entities (KSV in such capacity, the “Receiver”).

Subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, under the terms of the Support Agreement, a stalking horse bid (the “Stalking Horse Bid”) is to be submitted to the Receiver in support of a proposed sale and investment solicitation process to be carried out in respect of the Validus Entities.

A Stalking Horse Bid, if ultimately successful, is expected to result in the full and final resolution of all litigation claims and counterclaims currently pending between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities. Further details in respect of any Stalking Horse Bid will be provided if and as conditions warrant and subject to, among other things, the acceptance of a Stalking Horse Bid by the Receiver and approval of the Court.

CONFERENCE CALL

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About Hut 8
Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; projected hash rate, expenses and profitability; the ability of the Company to react to digital asset price volatility; fluctuating power and energy costs; the ability of the Company to navigate increased network difficulty; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including New Hut’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; the expected timing of the closing of the Transaction; the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; projections related to expansion;  expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; expected ESG efforts and commitments; and the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities; the timing and completion (if at all) of a Stalking Horse Bid; the timing and completion (if at all) of a proposed sale and investment solicitation process; the timing of the proceedings in respect of the Receiver; and the expected resolution of litigation claims between Hut 8 and certain Validus Entities.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; effective tax rates; the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate; inflation; access to capital; timing and receipt of regulatory approvals; acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs, fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements, the ability to obtain requisite approvals (including shareholder, stock exchange, regulatory, and court approvals) and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction and the Stalking Horse Bid on the proposed terms or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction and the Stalking Horse Bid; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction and the Stalking Horse Bid; the ability to implement the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the potential impact of the consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; and the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of the Company’s legal dispute with Validus Power Corp.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; climate change; currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; inflationary pressures and the rising cost of capital; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; counterparty risk; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; the ability to identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
In connection with the transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut 8 meeting circular, as well as other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the transaction, as these materials do and will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut 8’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the transaction. Investors and security holders are or will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION
This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

 

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Announces Receipt of Interim Order and Filing of Management Information Circular in Connection with the Business Combination with US Bitcoin

Shareholders of record at the close of business on August 8, 2023 are encouraged to vote at the special meeting to be held on September 12, 2023

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — 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, is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced business combination (the “Transaction“) with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC“) to be effected by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement“) under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), the Company has obtained an interim order from the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Interim Order“). The Interim Order provides for, among other things, the holding of a special meeting (the “Special Meeting“) of the holders of common shares of the Company (the “Shareholders“) to approve the Arrangement. The Special Meeting is scheduled to be held on September 12, 2023 at 10 a.m. ET and the record date for determining Shareholders entitled to receive notice of and vote at the Special Meeting has been fixed as the close of business on August 8, 2023.

The Company has filed the management information circular and related materials in respect of the Special Meeting that will be mailed to Shareholders under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedarplus.ca and EDGAR at www.sec.gov, and on Hut8.io. The management information circular and related materials provide details of the Special Meeting and how Shareholders or their duly appointed proxyholders can attend, access, and participate in the Special Meeting.

 

The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain conditions, including the receipt of the requisite approval from the Shareholders, 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.

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 if you are a retail Hut 8 Shareholder or Morrow Sodali at 1-888-777-2059 toll free in North America, 1-289-695-3075 call collect outside of North America or by email at assistance@morrowsodali.com if you are an institutional Hut 8 Shareholder.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including the combined company’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; effective tax rates; the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate; inflation; access to capital; timing and receipt of regulatory approvals; acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs, fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements, the ability to obtain requisite approvals (including shareholder, stock exchange, regulatory, and court approvals) and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction; the ability to implement the business plan for the combined company upon completion of the Transaction, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the potential impact of the consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; and the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of the Company’s legal dispute with Validus Power Corp.

Although the Company believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are based on certain expectations and assumptions that are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are by their nature subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance and achievements to differ materially from management’s expectations and plans as set forth in such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict: (a) the possibility that the Transaction will not be completed on the terms and conditions, or on the timing, currently contemplated, and that it may not be completed at all due to a failure to obtain or satisfy, in a timely manner or otherwise, required Shareholder and regulatory approvals and other conditions of closing necessary to complete the Transaction or for other reasons; (b) the possibility of adverse reactions or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Transaction; (c) risks relating to the retention of key personnel during the interim period; (d) the possibility of litigation relating to the Transaction; (e) risks related to the diversion of management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations; and (f) other risks inherent to the Company’s business and/or factors beyond its control which could have a material adverse effect on the Company or the ability to consummate the Transaction. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or the combined company; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in the combined company becoming a new public company, the combined company has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, as well as other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC, as these materials do and will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, the combined company and the Transaction. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders are or will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by the combined company through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act“) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for July 2023

Remediation continuing in Drumheller, Alberta

At 9,152 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

116 Bitcoin mined in July

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 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, mined 116 Bitcoin in July 2023.

Production highlights for July 2023:

  • 116 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 3.7 Bitcoin per day
  • 100 Bitcoin – 50 Bitcoin produced in June and 50 Bitcoin produced in July – were sold during the month for proceeds totalling $3.9 million
  • Total balance of Bitcoin in reserve was 9,152 on July 31 – 8,305 of which was unencumbered
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Albertafacilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 44.6 BTC/EH in July

Operational highlights:

  • Repair and restoration efforts at our Drumheller, Alberta site continued as the team repaired more than 4,337 hashboards throughout the month, and the site is currently operating at approximately 20% of the installed hash rate.
  • In late July, the team utilized mutually beneficial terms in the Electric Service Agreement covering its Medicine Hatsite, which provides the opportunity for both parties to benefit from high prices in the Alberta power market.
  • Earlier today, Hut 8 announced that we have entered into a transaction support agreement with Macquarie Equipment Finance Ltd. (“Macquarie”) in support of an opportunity to potentially acquire certain assets of Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”) and Validus’ subsidiaries. While this process is underway, the Company has paused plans to relocate approximately 6,400 miners originally operating in North Bay, Ontario to Texas.

“Our operational challenges at Drumheller have persisted, and despite implementing custom firmware to manage the power supply output and repairing more than 11,693 hashboards to date, we are seeing some additional failures when reinstalling the miners, which is adversely affecting our remediation timeline,” said CEO Jaime Leverton. “While we continue to work to increase operations beyond 20 per cent at Drumheller, we are pursuing growth opportunities through the transaction with USBTC and our transaction support agreement with Macquarie.”

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) at @Hut8Mining.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; expectations related to Hut 8 Corp.’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; the ability of Hut 8 and US Bitcoin Corp to complete the proposed business combination transaction, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) of Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. (dba US Bitcoin Corp.) (“USBTC”), that, if completed, would result in Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Media Advisory: Hut 8 to Attend Three Annual Conferences in the Coming Weeks

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – 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, will be attending three conferences in the coming weeks.

Canaccord Genuity 43rd Annual Growth conference

Who:                 Institutional investors are invited to attend
When:               August 7-10
Where:              Intercontinental Boston Hotel (510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA)

3rd Annual Needham Virtual Crypto Conference

Who:                 Institutional, private equity, and venture capital investors are invited to attend
When:               September 7
Where:              Virtual (conferences@needhamco.com)

HC Wainwright 25th Annual Global Investment Conference

Who:                 Industry professionals, institutional investors, and public companies are invited to attend
When:               September 11-13
Where:              Lotte New York Palace (455 Madison Ave, New York, NY)

Sue Ennis, VP of Corporate Development will be attending these events and taking meetings. Analysts and investors can reach out via the contact information below.

About Hut 8

Through innovation, imagination, and passion, Hut 8’s seasoned executive team is bullish on building and operating computing infrastructure that powers Bitcoin mining, traditional data centres, and emerging technologies like AI and machine learning. Hut 8’s infrastructure portfolio includes seven sites: five high performance computing data centres across British Columbia and Ontario that offer cloud, co-location, managed services, A.I., machine learning, and VFX rendering computing solutions, and two Bitcoin mining sites located in Southern Alberta. Long-distinguished for its unique treasury strategy, Hut 8 has one of the highest inventories of self-mined Bitcoin of any publicly-traded company globally. Follow us on Twitter at @Hut8Mining.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, July 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

“We continue to make progress toward closing the transaction with USBTC and look forward to securing SEC clearance for New Hut’s registration statement in the near term,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We believe that once completed, the merger will establish a strengthened, dynamic business backed by both Bitcoin and fiat revenues generated from robust North American-wide operations.”

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: (i) expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; (ii) the expected outcomes of the Transaction; (iii) the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; (iv) the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; (v) projections related to expansion; (vi) acceleration of ESG efforts and commitments; (vii) the ability of USBTC to resume mining activities in Niagara Falls, New York, and (viii) the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain requisite shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the ability to obtain necessary stock exchange, regulatory, governmental or other approvals in the time assumed or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to New Hut’s mining sites. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

These risks are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and New Hut’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the SEC. USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for June 2023

Remediation progressing in Drumheller, Alberta

At 9,136 BTC, Hut 8 continues to have one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

120 Bitcoin mined in June

TORONTO, July 6, 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, mined 120 Bitcoin in June 2023.

Production highlights for June 2023:
  • 120 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 4.0 Bitcoin per day
  • 217 Bitcoin – 100% of Bitcoin produced in May and 70 Bitcoin produced in June – were sold during the month for proceeds totalling $7.9 million
  • Total balance of Bitcoin in reserve is 9,136; 8,289 of Bitcoin in reserve is unencumbered
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Albertafacilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 46.2 BTC/EH in June
Operational highlights:
  • In June 2023, our repair and restoration efforts at our Drumheller, Alberta site continued as the team repaired more than 3,700 hashboards throughout the month. Our focus is on re-installation and energization of the repaired miners while continuing to complete repairs on other miners.
  • Earlier this month, Interior Health, the health authority for southern British Columbia signed a five-year agreement for co-location services with Hut 8 at our flagship Kelowna data centre.
  • Hut 8 disclosed in an amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement filed in mid-June that it expects the installed self-mining capacity of Hut 8 Corp. to be 7.5 EH/s, assuming the completion of the proposed all-stock merger of equals between U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) and Hut 8 (the “Transaction”). This includes the 1.8 EH/s installed self-mining capacity at the King Mountain, Texas site which is owned by a joint venture in which USBTC has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner.
  • On June 26, Hut 8 announced that it entered a US$50 million credit facility with Coinbase Credit, Inc.

“June was very productive, with key developments across our mining and high performance computing operations businesses, and progress on obtaining key regulatory approvals related to the merger with USBTC,” said CEO Jaime Leverton. “We are committed to keeping that momentum going as we work diligently at closing the transaction with USBTC.”

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; expectations related to Hut 8 Corp.’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”) has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Releases Second Annual ESG Report

Company is innovating to support a positive and more sustainable future; report includes data from HPC operations

TORONTO, July 5, 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, today published its 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report, its second annual report following its inaugural 2021 findings. This report highlights Hut 8’s objectives to minimize its environmental footprint while driving operational innovation. It also includes the Company’s high performance computing (HPC) business data for the first time following the acquisition of five enterprise-grade data centres last year.

“At Hut 8, we understand that our environmental, social, and governance commitments are fundamental to who we are as a company,” said Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton. “We take pride in taking a proactive approach to protect the planet, support our communities and people, and advance inclusive and transparent workplace practices.”

 

Key highlights of the report include:

Environment
  • Continued commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2025
  • Procured carbon instruments to offset 40% of our 2022 scope 1 and 2 emissions (up from 20% in 2021)
  • HPC data centres in Ontario and British Columbia reported a carbon-free grid mix of 94% and 97%, respectively
  • Diverted more than 94% of waste from landfills in 2022, up from 61% in 2021
  • Partnered with ERS International to recycle 220 metric tonnes of outdated machinery and earned 5,200 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent serialized carbon credits
  • Renovated the flagship data centre in Kelowna with 100% LED lighting and recycled and reused materials, including recycling 1,800 pounds of carpet tiles
Social
  • Zero total recordable workplace safety incidents in 2022
  • 43% of executive management roles are held by women; 29% by BIPOC individuals
  • Endorsed and donated to local and national organizations including Hackergal, Medicine Hat College, and the Drumheller Dragons Hockey Team
Governance
  • Completed Hut 8’s first Diversity and Inclusion survey to gain an understanding of the BIPOC, age, and gender diversity across the team
  • 40% of Board of Director seats are held by women; 40% by BIPOC individuals

Among Hut 8’s chief ESG objectives is to advocate for employee health, safety, and well-being while also establishing community partnerships and committing to transparency. Over the past year, Hut 8 has expanded operations while still keeping its ESG commitments at the forefront.

In January 2022, Hut 8 completed the acquisition of five traditional data centres, increasing the mix of the Company’s energy sources to include hydroelectric power. Hut 8 also continued to work as a founding member of the Bitcoin Mining Council to increase education, share key data points, and promote best environmental practices on behalf of the industry.

“We are an ESG leader in our space and we also know that the more transparency we can bring to the industry, the more we can help educate key stakeholders on best practices,” said Leverton.

The report was prepared in accordance with guidance provided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Ernst & Young LLP provided limited assurances over certain disclosures contained in the report.

For more detailed information on Hut 8’s ESG goals, accomplishments, and last year’s report, please click here.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: the Company’s plans, goals, targets, commitments and strategies to advance its environmental, social and governance objectives, the steps the Company plans to make to meet those objectives, the Company’s strategy to ESG alignment, and plans to expand on any ESG practices, the Company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025, the Company’s ability to meet its diversity targets with respect to its Board of Directors and management, the Company’s ability to achieve future ESG targets, and any other statements that are not historical facts.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking information included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Announces US$50 Million Credit Facility

TORONTO, June 26, 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, together with its subsidiary, Hut 8 Holdings Inc. (the “Borrower”), it has entered into a US$50 million credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with Coinbase Credit, Inc., as lender. The loan proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

“This credit facility gives us additional financial flexibility,” said CEO Jaime Leverton. “At the same time, it ensures that we can maintain our dynamic Bitcoin treasury management strategy going into the halving.”

The Credit Facility provides a US$15 million term loan which is expected to be funded at or shortly following closing. The Credit Facility also provides an option of drawing an additional US$20 million delayed-draw term loan tranche in a second borrowing between one and two months following closing, as well as an option of further drawing an additional US$15 million delayed-draw term loan tranche in a third borrowing within 15 business days following completion of the previously announced merger between Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. (d/b/a “US Bitcoin Corp.”), in each case subject to maintaining a specified loan-to-value ratio.

All amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility will bear interest at a rate equal to (a) the greater of (i) the federal funds rate on the date of the applicable borrowing, and (ii) 3.25%, plus (b) 5.0%. The Credit Facility matures 364 days after the date of the first borrowing. The obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by the Borrower’s interest in certain Bitcoin held in the custody of Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC and are guaranteed by the Company.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: the expected use of proceeds from the Credit Facility, the Company’s ability to draw upon one or more tranches of the loan, the timing of each draw and the consummation of the Merger.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking information included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 announces hosting agreement for approximately 6,400 ASIC miners

Miners from the company’s North Bay site to be energized in Texas in Late July

TORONTO, June 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — 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, has entered a hosting agreement for approximately 6,400 ASIC miners previously energized at the Company’s North Bay site.

“Relocating our miners will provide us with approximately 600 PH/s of additional installed operating capacity,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “Once the machines are energized, our total installed hashrate will increase to approximately 3.2 EH/s.”

The agreement includes a 3-month initial term which will renew for successive one-month periods unless terminated by either party by providing 30 days’ notice. The machines are being shipped immediately and are expected to be energized in late July.

As announced on May 9, the Hut 8 team has been actively pursuing options to operationalize the bulk of the miners it had installed in its North Bay site. An additional 988 miners previously located at the North Bay facility were energized at the Hut 8 Medicine Hat facility in March 2023.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; and the expected timing of the installation of the Company’s miners in Texas.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, June 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed a further amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). As disclosed in the Amended Registration Statement, New Hut’s expected installed self-mining capacity has increased from the previously disclosed 7.02 EH/s to 7.5 EH/s at mining facilities in Medicine Hat and Drumheller in Alberta; Niagara Falls, New York; Kearney, Nebraska; and Granburyand King Mountain, Texas upon the close of the Transaction. The improvement is due to the energization of additional miners at USBTC’s sites. The 1.7 EH/s installed self-mining capacity at the King Mountain, Texas site is owned by the joint venture in which USBTC has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner.

“We are making measurable progress on key files that will positively position New Hut to be very competitive in the market with 7.5 EH/s of self-mining capacity,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We continue to be laser-focused on completing this merger in an expedient manner to form a stronger business backed by both Bitcoin and fiat revenues generated from robust North American-wide operations.”

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: (i) expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; (ii) the expected outcomes of the Transaction; (iii) the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; (iv) the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; (v) projections related to expansion; (vi) acceleration of ESG efforts and commitments; (vii) the ability of USBTC to resume mining activities in Niagara Falls, New York, and (viii) the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain requisite shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the ability to obtain necessary stock exchange, regulatory, governmental or other approvals in the time assumed or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to New Hut’s mining sites. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

These risks are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and New Hut’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the SEC. USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Interior Health selects Hut 8 as data centre partner for co-location high performance computing services

Services will be delivered at Hut 8’s flagship Kelowna data centre over five years

TORONTO, June 14, 2023 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”), innovation-focused high performance computing infrastructure provider, has signed an agreement with Interior Health, trusted health authority that delivers public health, hospital care, long-term care, community-based and primary health care services to people across southern British Columbia, to support their operations by delivering safe, secure, and reliable colocation services from the company’s flagship Kelowna data centre through 2028.

“We’ve been investing in our high-performance computing business, as well as in our customers, and are proud to expand our services further into the health sector,” said Josh Rayner, VP of High Performance Computing at Hut 8. “We are honoured to have been chosen as Interior Health’s trusted high performance computing infrastructure provider.”

With five data centres located in B.C. and Ontario, Hut 8 delivers colocation, public and private cloud, and managed services to government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations across a variety of industries including finance, gaming, technology, AI, and more.

“We look forward to partnering with Hut 8 as our new hosting facility and infrastructure provider,” said Mark Braidwood, executive director technology at Interior Health. “In an increasingly interconnected world, businesses are demanding more reliable, secure, and scalable hosting options to ensure optimal performance and uninterrupted operations.”

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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.

About Interior Health

For over 20 years, Interior Health has been providing a range of integrated health services for more than 843,000 people living in the southern Interior of British Columbia. Interior Health’s programs and services span the continuum of care including public health, community health services, hospital care, and long-term care. Interior Health is committed to working together for the health and well-being of all, inspired by innovation and partnership. By working together with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, as well as health organizations, communities and leaders, we deliver services and solutions that make a positive difference in the lives of everyone in the region – all 215,000 square kilometres located on the ancestral, unceded, and traditional territories of the seven Interior Region First Nations: Dãkelh Dené, St’át’imc, Syilx, Tŝilhqot’in, Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Interior Health also acknowledges Métis Nation BC, the 15 Chartered Métis Communities within the Interior, and the continued connection to this land.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for May 2023

Remediation progressing in Drumheller, Alberta

At 9,233 BTC, Hut 8 has one of the largest self-mined Bitcoin reserves of any publicly traded company

147 Bitcoin mined in May

TORONTO, June 9, 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, mined 147 Bitcoin in the period ending May 31, 2023.

Production highlights for May 2023:
  • 147 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 4.7 Bitcoin per day
  • 179 Bitcoin were sold in May 2023 for proceeds totalling $6.8 million
  • Total balance of unencumbered Bitcoin held in reserve as of May 31 is 9,233
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 56.54 BTC/EH in May
Operational highlights:
  • Remediation at our Drumheller, Alberta site continued throughout the month:
    • Custom firmware has been installed across our miner models and is working as intended
    • The repair and restoration of damaged equipment continues, but progress in bringing the equipment back online has been slower than expected given frequent curtailments and hardware failures due to power surges
    • As individual miner hashboards are repaired and re-installed, other hashboards are failing and require repair, which is impairing our hashrate and production
    • Given the challenges with bringing the equipment back online, we will not meet the previous restoration timeline estimate as communicated on May 8, 2023, but will continue to provide updates on our progress at the site
  • Our team is finalizing options to operationalize the bulk of the approximately 7,000 miners that were previously running in North Bay, Ontario
  • Our HPC team signed a five-year agreement with a government client

“While the re-energization at Drumheller has been challenging, our team continues to show grit and perseverance and is making progress,” said CEO Jaime Leverton. “In addition to recognizing our mining team for their hard work and dedication, I would also like to congratulate our HPC team for winning a significant five-year client contract at our flagship data centre in Kelowna.”

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Media Advisory: Hut 8 to attend Annual Needham Technology & Media Conference in New York City

TORONTO, May 12, 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, will be attending the Annual Needham Technology & Media Conference on May 17.

Who:                 Analysts and investors are invited to attend

What:                18th Annual Needham Technology and Media Conference

When:              May 17

Where:             Intercontinental New York Times Square (300 W 44th St. New York)

Sue Ennis, VP of Corporate Development, will be taking meetings on Wednesday, May 17. Analysts and investors can reach out via the contact information below.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for Q1 2023

Quarterly revenue of $19.0 million including $4.5 million from the high performance computing business

9,133 self-mined Bitcoin held in custody on March 31

TORONTO, ON, May 11, 2023 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 (“Q1 2023”). All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.

“In early 2023, we experienced a confluence of events: electrical issues at our Drumheller site caused equipment failures, while fluctuating energy prices and increased network difficulty affected our mining operations,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We also reached an all-time operational high of 1.72 EH/s at our Medicine Hat facility and announced a merger of equals with USBTC, and since then have made progress on key regulatory files required to complete the transaction.”

“We continued to strategically manage our finances in Q1 while addressing challenges at the Drumheller site,” said Shenif Visram, CFO. “Although we continue to see good client demand in our high performance computing business, the issues on the mining side of the business reflect a decrease in revenue and Bitcoin mined, which the entire leadership and operations team is proactively working to resolve.”

“Leading up to the halving, we will continue to focus on strategically increasing our stack of Bitcoin and growing our HPC business including exploring opportunities in the growing Artificial Intelligence market,” said Jaime. “We expect that our proposed business combination with USBTC will increase our installed self-mining hashrate to 7.02 EH/s, enhance our geographic reach into new energy markets, and further diversify our lines of business with capex-light, scalable, fiat-based revenue streams, positively distinguishing us from pureplay digital asset miners, who post-halving, are likely to have more exposure to diminishing returns driven by an increasing global hashrate and additional competition from sovereign nations and well-funded new entrants.”

Q1 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue decreased by $34.3 million to $19.0 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2023 compared to $53.3 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2022 (“Q1 2022”).
  • The Company mined 475 Bitcoin in the quarter ended March 31, 2023, an approximately 50% decrease compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2022, primarily due to an increase in average Bitcoin network difficulty resulting in a decrease in Bitcoin mined, and ongoing electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility which continued from the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • As previously reported, the Company encountered issues at the Drumheller site, primarily stemming from high energy input levels that have been causing miners to fail. This has materially reduced operations, which are currently at approximately 15% of our installed hash rate at the site. Remediation began in March and gained momentum in April as the team implemented new custom firmware across all miner models designed to lower the power supply’s maximum output voltage, ensuring our equipment operates within safe limits. We are actively increasing repair staff, adding an additional repair centre shift, and have procured new hardware to expedite repairs and accelerate the speed at which we bring miners back online, and expect to have complete restoration in 10 to 12 weeks. The electrical issues at the Drumheller site have been compounded by high energy rates which further increased curtailment at the site.
  • Hut 8’s high performance computing (“HPC”) operations generated $4.5 million of primarily monthly recurring revenue in Q1 2023 compared to $3.3 million in Q1 2022 when the Company acquired the HPC operations on January 31, 2022.
  • The Company’s installed hashrate was 2.6 EH/s (excluding the Company’s North Bay facility) as of March 31, 2023 compared to 2.5 EH/s as of December 31, 2022. 988 miners previously located at the Company’s North Bay facility were energized at its Medicine Hat facility in the last two weeks of the quarter ended March 31, 2023.

BITCOIN INVENTORY AND VALUE

As at March 31, 2023, the Company had a total self-mined, unencumbered, and custodied Bitcoin balance of 9,133 with a market value of $352.0 million. During the first quarter of 2023, 475 Bitcoin were mined and 428 Bitcoin were sold, for which the Company received proceeds of $14.5 million.

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

  • Revenue decreased by $34.3 million to $19.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, compared to $53.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. The Company’s digital asset mining operations mined 475 Bitcoin and generated $14.5 million of revenue, versus 942 Bitcoin mined and $49.3 million of revenue in the prior year period. The decrease in revenue from digital asset mining operations was due to the 41% decrease in the daily average closing Bitcoin price (approximately $30,600 for the current year quarter compared to approximately $52,300 in the prior year period), halt in the Company’s graphic processing units (“GPU”) mining activities due to the Ethereum network’s change in consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake during the third quarter of 2022, and increase in Bitcoin average network difficulty of approximately 50% compared to prior year quarter. Additionally, the Company mined a lower quantity of Bitcoin due to the ongoing electrical issues and increased energy rates at the Company’s Drumheller facility. The Company’s high performance computing operations generated $4.5 million of primarily recurring revenue in the quarter compared to $3.3 million in the comparative quarter, which reflects two months of operations from the high performance computing, as the acquisition of the high performance computing operations closed on January 31, 2022.
  • Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation and was $25.2 million for the first quarter of 2023 compared to $36.9 million in the first quarter of 2022. Site operating costs for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, were $14.4 million, of which $12.0 million were attributable to our mining operations and $2.4 million were attributable to our high performance computing operations. The average cost of mining each Bitcoin for the first quarter of 2023 was approximately $25,100, compared to approximately $18,000 per Bitcoin in the prior year for the same quarter. The increase was due to higher power consumption per Bitcoin mined, increased energy prices, and ongoing electrical issues at the Drumheller facility, which was partially offset by the Company’s decision to curtail and increased efficiencies in the miners deployed compared to prior year same quarter. Depreciation expense decreased to $10.9 million during the first quarter of 2023 compared to $18.4 million in the same quarter of 2022, primarily driven by the lower net book value of digital asset mining assets after the recognition of non-cash impairment charge during the fourth quarter of 2022 as part of annual impairment testing.
  • Net income was $108.5 million and net income per share was $0.49 for the three months ended March 31, 2023, compared to net income of $55.7 million and net income per share of $0.33 for the same period in 2022. The change was primarily driven by the $134.8 million non-cash revaluation gain on digital assets, $5.0 million gain on disposition of digital assets, partially offset by lower digital asset mining revenue, a non-cash revaluation loss on warrant liability, and a greater weighted average number of shares outstanding for earnings per share purposes under International Accounting Standards (“IAS”) 33.
  • Mining Profit(i) was $2.6 million in Q1 2023, compared to $32.9 million in Q1 2022. The change is mainly due to a lower average Bitcoin price, higher Bitcoin network difficulty, fewer Bitcoin mined, and lower digital asset mining revenue from the ongoing electrical issues noted at the Drumheller facility.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(i) was negative $3.7 million in Q1 2023, compared to $27.1 million in Q1 2022. Contributions from HPC operations were offset by lower margins in digital asset mining operations.

For more information, please refer to the Company’s management’s discussion & analysis (the “MD&A”) and the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022. These documents are available on the Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

NON-IFRS MEASURES

This press release makes reference to certain measures that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures including “Mining Profit” and “Adjusted EBITDA” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS.

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8 to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022.

Mining Profit

“Mining Profit” represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining Profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining Profit measure provides investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles gross (loss) profit to our non-IFRS measure, Mining Profit:

Adjusted EBITDA

“Adjusted EBITDA” represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of digital assets and warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-cash accounting policies, capital structure, taxation, and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods.

The following table reconciles net income to our non-IFRS measure, Adjusted EBITDA:

CORPORATE UPDATES

Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc., doing business as US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) continue to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which the two companies will combine in 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. 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.

On March 10, 2023, The Company announced that it received a no-action letter from the Canadian Commissioner of Competition, which confirmed that the Commissioner of Competition does not intend to challenge the Transaction before the Competition Tribunal.

On March 13, 2023, the Company announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the business combination had expired, which satisfied one of the conditions of the closing of the Transaction.

On April 27, 2023, the Company announced via press release that New Hut had filed an amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

As disclosed in the Amended Registration Statement:

  • New Hut’s expected installed self-mining capacity has increased from the previously disclosed 5.6 EH/s to 7.02 EH/s at mining facilities in Medicine Hat and Drumheller in Alberta; Niagara Falls, New York; Kearney, Nebraska; and Granbury and King Mountain, Texas upon the close of the Transaction. The improvement is due to the energization of additional miners at USBTC’s sites.
  • 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.
  • On April 7, 2023, USBTC entered into a settlement with the City of Niagara Falls which concluded all claims related to the ongoing litigation with the City and terminated the temporary restraining order against USBTC. USBTC was required to pay the City of Niagara Falls a $100,000 compliance fee and contribute $180,000 to the city’s attorney’s fees. USBTC is currently working with City officials to confirm safety procedures prior to resuming mining activity.

With the next halving event less than a year away, the business combination of Hut 8 and USBTC is particularly strategic as it will establish New Hut with geographic diversity across its self-mining business, which will include differentiated energy sources in a variety of markets, and improve efficiencies at the miner level by using proprietary, purpose-built software that can identify and mitigate machine and energy price issues in real-time. Notably, it will further diversify fiat revenue lines of business by adding USBTC’s 220 MW hosting and 680 MW managed infrastructure operations businesses to Hut 8’s existing HPC and repair centre operations. Completion of the Transaction is subject to obtaining the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions. Hut 8 expects the Transaction to close in late second quarter, or early third quarter, of 2023.

CONFERENCE CALL

Hut 8 Mining Q1 2023 conference call will commence at 10 a.m. ET, today, May 11, 2023.

  • To join the conference call without operator assistance, you may register and enter your phone number at https://bit.ly/44vWTFC to receive an instant, automated call back that will place you in the conference
  • Those joining via operator should dial in 5-10 minutes early to: 1-888-664-6392 (toll-free, North America) and use access code: 51509137#

Analyst Coverage of Hut 8 Mining:

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About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; projected hash rate, expenses and profitability; the ability of the Company to react to digital asset price volatility; fluctuating power and energy costs; the ability of the Company to navigate increased network difficulty; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including New Hut’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; the expected timing of the closing of the Transaction; the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; projections related to expansion;  expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; expected ESG efforts and commitments; and the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; effective tax rates; the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate; the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; inflation; access to capital; timing and receipt of regulatory approvals; acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs, fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements, the ability to obtain requisite approvals (including shareholder, stock exchange, regulatory, and court approvals) and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the potential impact of the consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; and the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of the Company’s legal dispute with Validus Power Corp.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic (or a material escalation thereof); climate change; currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; inflationary pressures and the rising cost of capital; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; counterparty risk; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; the ability to identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

In connection with the transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut 8 meeting circular, as well as other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the transaction, as these materials do and will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut 8’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the transaction. Investors and security holders are or will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

INVESTOR CONTACT:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

MEDIA CONTACT:

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

(i) Non-IFRS measure – see “Non-IFRS Measures” section below. Certain comparative figures have been restated where necessary to conform with current period presentation.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for April 2023

Remediation progressing at Drumheller, Alberta site

At 9,265 BTC, Hut 8 continues to hold the largest amount of self-mined Bitcoin in reserve of any publicly traded company

132 Bitcoin mined in April

TORONTO, May 8, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, mined 132 Bitcoin in the period ending April 30, 2023.

Production highlights for April 2023:

  • 132 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 4.4 Bitcoin per day.
  • Total balance of unencumbered Bitcoin held in reserve as of April 30 is 9,265.
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month.
  • Hut 8 produced 50.77 BTC/EH in April.
  • No Bitcoin were sold during the month.

Operational highlights:

  • Remediation at our Drumheller, Alberta site progressed throughout the month:
    • High energy input levels at the site have been causing equipment failures that have materially reduced operations, which are currently at approximately 15% of our installed hashrate at the site.
    • In response, we began implementing firmware across all miner models designed to lower the power supply’s maximum output voltage, ensuring our equipment operates within safe limits.
    • Our team is actively engaged in repairing damaged equipment and restoring the hashrate to its optimal level.
    • We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to make the necessary adjustments as needed to restore, safeguard, and optimize our equipment.
    • We are actively increasing repair staff, adding an additional repair centre shift, and have procured new hardware to expedite repairs and accelerate the speed at which we bring miners back online.
    • We expect to have the site restored in 10-12 weeks.
  • Spikes in energy rates have created additional headwinds at Drumheller.
  • Our team is actively pursuing options to operationalize the bulk of the approximately 7,000 miners that were removed from our North Bay site.

“We are very aware of the impact that the issues at Drumheller are having on the broader business: they are complex and challenging, but we have made meaningful progress and have a roadmap to remediation,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “We are laser focused on closing the proposed transaction with US Bitcoin Corp., which will both expand our overall production to 7.02 EH/s and provide access to additional energy markets.”

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the timing thereof; the Company’s expectations with respect to the closing of the transaction with US Bitcoin Corp.; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Media advisory: Hut 8 to Release Q1 2023 Results on May 11

TORONTO, May 5, 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, will be releasing results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 via a conference call on May 11, 2023.

Who: Analysts, media, and investors are invited to attend.

What: Hut 8 executives will review the company’s first quarter financial results and comment on recent corporate developments.

When: Results will be shared via media release and on the Company’s website at Investors by 10 a.m. ET on May 11, 2023. The conference call and webinar will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Where: To join the conference call without operator assistance, you may register and enter your phone number at https://bit.ly/44vWTFC to receive an instant, automated call back that will place you in the conference.

Those joining via operator should dial in 5-10 minutes early to: 1-888-664-6392 (toll-free, North America) and use access code: 51509137#.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, April 27, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, continues to make progress on the proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“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. 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 has filed an amendment to its Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Amended Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). As disclosed in the Amended Registration Statement:

  • New Hut’s expected installed self-mining capacity has increased from the previously disclosed 5.6 EH/s to 7.02 EH/s at mining facilities in Medicine Hat and Drumheller in Alberta; Niagara Falls, New York; Kearney, Nebraska; and Granbury and King Mountain, Texas upon the close of the Transaction. The improvement is due to the energization of additional miners at USBTC’s sites.
    • 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.
  • On April 7, 2023, USBTC entered into a settlement with the City of Niagara Falls which concluded all claims related to the ongoing litigation with the City and terminated the temporary restraining order against USBTC. USBTC was required to pay the City of Niagara Falls a $100,000 compliance fee and contribute $180,000 to the city’s attorney’s fees.
    • USBTC is currently working with City officials to confirm safety procedures prior to resuming mining activity.

“Since announcing the transaction, we have made measurable progress on key files that will positively position New Hut to be very competitive in the market with 7.02 EH/s of self-mining capacity,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “In addition, we will have flexibility for growth in new fiat revenue lines of business including hosting and managed infrastructure operations, allowing us to amplify our diversification strategy, which will ultimately prove to be prescient well beyond the next halving.”

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the transaction.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: (i) expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; (ii) the expected outcomes of the Transaction; (iii) the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; (iv) the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; (v) projections related to expansion; (vi) acceleration of ESG efforts and commitments; (vii) the ability of USBTC to resume mining activities in Niagara Falls, New York, and (viii) the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain requisite shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the ability to obtain necessary stock exchange, regulatory, governmental or other approvals in the time assumed or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to New Hut’s mining sites. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

These risks are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and New Hut’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the SEC. USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for March 2023

 131 Bitcoin mined in March

At 9,133 BTC, Hut 8 continues to hold the largest amount of self-mined Bitcoin in reserve of any publicly-traded company

TORONTO, April 5, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, mined 131 Bitcoin in the period ending March 31, 2023.

Production highlights for March 2023:

  • 131 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 4.2 Bitcoin per day.
  • 240 Bitcoin – all of those produced in February, and part of March – were sold in March 2023.
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of March 31 is 9,133.
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.6 EH/s at the end of the month.
  • Hut 8 produced 50.38 BTC/EH in March.
  • The difficulty level for mining Bitcoin increased by 10.67% month over month making it more difficult and expensive to mine new blocks and highlighting the growing demand and strength of the Bitcoin network.

Operational highlights:

  • We’ve begun remediation testing at our Drumheller, Alberta site, which continues to be a high priority.
  • We hit an all-time operating high of 1.72 EH/s at our Medicine Hat site after energizing approximately 1,000 additional miners transferred from our North Bay site.

“While we met key operational milestones in Medicine Hat in March, we continue to be laser-focused on two things,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO of Hut 8. “The entire management team is committed to both remediating the challenges at our Drumheller site, and closing the transaction with USBTC, which remains on track.”

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the remediation of the operational issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility; the Company’s expectations with respect to the closing of the transaction with US Bitcoin Corp.; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

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, March 28, 2023 /CNW/ – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”), announces that it has served and filed an amended statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the “Amended Claim”) against Validus Power Corp. and its subsidiary, Bay Power Corp. (collectively, “Validus”), a third-party supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario.

The Amended Claim relates to the Company’s ongoing and previously disclosed dispute with Validus in respect of Validus’ failure to meet its contractual obligations under the power purchase agreement it entered into with the Company. In addition to the claims set out in the original statement of claim, the Amended Claim, among other things, adds claims involving the associated lease between the Company and Validus at the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario to include a claim for unlawful termination by Validus of the aforementioned lease.

The Company does not intend to make additional comments on this subject unless otherwise determined to be appropriate.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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 8was 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the Amended Claim and the expected outcome of any proceedings related to Validus.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, including risks  related  to  the  legal  proceedings with Validus and regarding  the  Amended Claim and any future legal proceedings with respect to the Company’s North Bay facility, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

Yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, ON, March 13, 2023 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”) with respect to the Company’s proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp. (“USBTC”) will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The expiration of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the Transaction.

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the Transaction.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions of the Transaction.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; the ability to obtain requisite approvals (including shareholder, stock exchange, regulatory, and court approvals) and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all and the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction. Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain requisite shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the ability to obtain necessary stock exchange, regulatory, governmental or other approvals in the time assumed or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for Hut 8 Corp. (“New Hut”), including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of USBTC’s legal dispute with the City of Niagara Falls, New York; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery of energy to New Hut’s mining sites. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section of the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at www.hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8 or its business; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation.

Additional Information About the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut 8 meeting circular, as well as other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials do and will contain important information about USBTC, Hut 8, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut 8’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders are or will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

 

 

Hut 8 Provides Update on Business Combination with USBTC

TORONTO, ON, March 10, 2023 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce that it has received a no‑action letter from the Competition Bureau of Canada (“Competition Bureau”) in respect of the Company’s previously announced proposed business combination pursuant to which Hut 8 and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp. (“USBTC”) will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The no-action letter confirms that the Competition Bureau does not, at this time, intend to challenge the Transaction before the Competition Tribunal under the merger provisions under the Competition Act.

“As we continue to work towards closing the proposed transaction with USBTC, the issuance of this no-action letter is a positive development as it satisfies the Competition Act Approval condition in the business combination agreement. We appreciate the Competition Bureau’s professionalism throughout its review process,” said Jamie Leverton, CEO of Hut 8.

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the remaining regulatory approvals, shareholder approval, court approval, and other customary closing conditions of the Transaction.

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions of the Transaction.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; the ability to obtain requisite approvals (including shareholder, stock exchange, regulatory, and court approvals) and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all and the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction. Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section of the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at www.hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8 or its business; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

 

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

 

 

Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for 2022

Strong annual revenue of $150.7 million including $16.9 million from the high performance computing business

 

Bitcoin holdings increased 64.7% in 2022 to 9,086 at year end

 

Achieved Adjusted EBITDA of $32.0 million in 2022

TORONTO, ON, March 9, 2023 Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce its financial results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022. All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.

“While 2022 was a challenging time for the entire industry, we fared well thanks to our team’s commitment to operational excellence, our diversified lines of business, and our strong growth profile,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “As we look ahead, we will continue to uphold these operating principles as we work to close our business combination with USBTC and begin operating as a US-domiciled, digital asset mining, hosting, managed infrastructure operations, and high performance computing organization.”

“We continued to fastidiously manage our finances through Q4, which allowed us to navigate sustained Bitcoin price suppression, fluctuating power prices, and increased network difficulty,” said Shenif Visram, CFO. “As a result, we increased our mining production by more than 28% year over year, and increased our fiat revenues by $16.9 million with the addition of our high performance computing business.”

2022 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue decreased by $23.1 million to $150.7 million during the year ended December 31, 2022 compared to $173.8 million during the year ended December 31, 2021.
  • The Company mined 3,568 Bitcoin in 2022, a 28.1% increase compared to 2021 due to an increase in hashrate from the expansion of the Company’s fleet of miners and mining activities.
  • Hut 8’s high performance computing operations generated $16.9 million of revenue in 2022, the majority of which is monthly recurring revenue.
  • The Company installed an aggregate of 21,455 new MicroBT M30S, M30S+, M30S++ and M31S+ miners at its three mining sites during the year ended December 31, 2022. The installation of these miners brought Hut 8’s installed hashrate to 2.5 EH/s (excluding the Company’s North Bay facility and GPU mining) as of December 31, 2022, an increase of 25.0% in hashrate compared to December 31, 2021. The Drumheller facility experienced diminished production as a result of electrical issues.

HASHRATE UPDATE

Hut 8 currently has an installed hashrate of approximately 2.5 EH/s, which excludes the Company’s North Bay facility that is not operational as of March 9, 2023.

BITCOIN INVENTORY AND VALUE

As at December 31, 2022, the Company had a total self-mined, unencumbered and held in custody Bitcoin balance of 9,086 with a market value of $203.6 million. During the fourth quarter of 2022, 100% of self-mined Bitcoin was deposited into custody.

  • Revenue for the year-ended December 31, 2022 was $150.7 million compared to $173.8 million in the prior year. The decrease was primarily driven by the Company’s digital asset mining operations, where the Company mined 3,568 Bitcoin and generated $133.0 million of digital asset mining revenue, versus mining 2,786 Bitcoin and generating $165.4 million of digital asset mining revenue in the prior year. The Bitcoin price decrease during 2022 offset the impact on revenue of mining an increased number of Bitcoin compared to the prior year. The increase in the number of Bitcoin mined is due to the increase in Hut 8’s average hashrate compared to the prior year. This was partially offset by electrical issues at the Company’s Drumheller facility which impacted Bitcoin production, digital asset mining curtailments at the Company’s Drumheller facility, and the suspension of mining operations at the Company’s North Bay facility during the fourth quarter of 2022. The Bitcoin price decrease during 2022 resulted in average revenue per Bitcoin mined of approximately $37,300 in 2022 compared to average revenue per Bitcoin mined of approximately $59,400 in 2021. The Company’s hosting services contributed $0.8 million of revenue during the year compared to $8.4 million in the prior year. Hosting services revenue decreased as Hut 8 acquired the remaining hosted digital asset miners during 2022 to allocate toward self-mining operations. The Company’s newly-acquired high performance computing operations generated $16.9 million of primarily recurring revenue in 2022.
  • Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation and was $175.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $85.0 million in the prior year. Site operations costs for 2022 were $81.8 million, $8.4 million of which relates to our high performance computing (“HPC”) operations. The average site operating costs of mining each Bitcoin for 2022 was approximately $20,600, compared to approximately $22,100 in the prior year period, with the decrease primarily due to more efficient miners deployed at the Company’s mining facilities, partially offset by higher energy prices in the year and increased network difficulty as compared to the prior year. Depreciation expense increased to $93.9 million during 2022 compared to $23.3 million in 2021, driven by the increased number and overall cost of miners deployed during the year along with $5.1 million of additional depreciation from the newly acquired HPC operations. Notably, Hut 8 employs a two year depreciation schedule for its miners, which is a conservative timeline by industry standards.
  • For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company identified indicators of impairment for its digital asset mining cash generating units (“CGUs”) and tested its digital asset mining CGUs for impairment. Management has determined the recoverable amount as the Value in Use (“VIU”) for the three digital asset mining CGUs based on geographical area and distinct cashflows: Medicine Hat, Drumheller, and North Bay. These CGUs include mining infrastructure and mining server plant and equipment. For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company assessed the VIU of the digital asset mining CGUs. Due to depressed digital asset mining economics, specifically decline in the price of Bitcoin throughout periods during 2022, the Company recorded an impairment charge on its digital asset mining CGUs. The difference between the pre-impairment carrying value and recoverable amount of the Company’s digital asset mining CGUs is $98.6 million.
  • For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company identified indicators of impairment for its graphics processing unit (“GPU”) mining group of assets and tested its GPU mining group of assets for impairment. Management has determined the recoverable amount of GPU mining group of assets to be its fair value less costs of disposal (“FVLCD”). Due to the Ethereum Merge in 2022, where the Ethereum network changed its consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, the Company was unable to mine the Ethereum network using the GPU mining group of assets. The Company was unsuccessful in finding an alternative digital asset to mine with profitable mining economics using the GPU mining group of assets. As a result, the Company recorded an impairment charge on its GPU mining group of assets. The difference between the pre-impairment carrying value and the recoverable amount of the Company’s GPU mining group of assets is $15.2 million.
  • Net loss for 2022 was $242.8 million and net loss per share was $1.29, compared to net loss of $72.7 million and net loss per share of $0.54 in the prior year. The change reflects the lower revenue from digital asset mining operations, higher cost of revenue, $113.9 million of impairment on digital asset mining CGUs and GPU mining group of assets, and loss on revaluation of digital assets recorded to net loss of $134.8 million due to the Bitcoin price decrease during 2022.
  • Mining Profit(i) was $60.4 million in 2022, compared to $108.1 million in 2021. The change is mainly due to a lower average Bitcoin price and increased average power costs, which were partially offset by the impact to revenue from the higher number of Bitcoin mined.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(i) was $32.0 million, compared to $96.6 million in 2021. Contributions from high performance computing operations were offset by compressed mining margins.

For more information, please refer to the Company’s management’s discussion & analysis (the “MD&A”) and the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021. These documents are available on the Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

NON-IFRS MEASURES

This press release makes reference to certain measures that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures including “Mining Profit” and “Adjusted EBITDA” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS.

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8, to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021.

Mining Profit

“Mining Profit” represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining Profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining Profit measure provides investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles gross profit (loss) to our non-IFRS measure, Mining Profit:

Adjusted EBITDA

“Adjusted EBITDA” represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of digital assets and warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-cash accounting policies, capital structure, taxation, and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods.

The following table reconciles net (loss) income to our non-IFRS measure, Adjusted EBITDA:

CORPORATE UPDATES

On February 7, 2023, Hut 8 Mining Corp. and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”), builder and strategic operator of four Bitcoin mining centres across the United States, announced that each of their boards of directors had unanimously approved a definitive business combination agreement under which the companies 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. 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 best practices in environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”).

New Hut will have access to approximately 825 MW of gross energy across all six sites with self-mining, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations.

  • It will have 5.6 EH/s of installed self-mining capacity and 244 MW of total energy available at five sites with current self-mining operations: Medicine Hat, AB; Drumheller, AB; Niagara Falls, NY; Granbury, TX; and King Mountain, TX. The 1.7 EH/s installed self-mining production at the King Mountain, TX site is owned by the King Mountain Joint Venture in which USBTC has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner (the “King Mountain JV”). USBTC continues to address a legal dispute with the City of Niagara Falls, NY over operations at the site in the same city. While operations continue uninterrupted, the team has a contingency plan in place that it will pursue should a resolution not be met.
  • New Hut will manage 220 MW of hosting infrastructure at its King Mountain, TX site, powered by a mix of sources including wind and nuclear, supporting multiple clients, including some of the industry’s largest miners. Hosting is owned by the King Mountain JV.
  • New Hut will manage 680 MW of infrastructure operations powered by energy from a mix of sources including renewable and zero-emission in Kearney, NB and Granbury and King Mountain, TX. This unique, leading-edge service offering gives Bitcoin mine site owners the opportunity to have USBTC’s professionals manage all day-to-day operations, hosting, site management, and maintenance using purpose-built site management software.
  • Notably, the USBTC team brings significant leadership in energy origination, development, demand response, hedging, grid stabilization, and analytics to New Hut, significantly enhancing New Hut’s ability to better plan around stable and predictable energy usage and mitigate fluctuating prices across markets.

In addition, New Hut is committed to supporting and growing the HPC business, which continues to be a cornerstone of New Hut’s diversified strategy, generating monthly recurring revenue from approximately 370 North American customers.

CONFERENCE CALL

Hut 8 Mining Q4 2022 conference call will commence at 10:00 a.m. ET, today, March 9, 2023.

  • To join the conference call without operator assistance, you may register and enter your phone number at https://bit.ly/3YEOkEJ to receive an instant, automated call back that will place you in the conference
  • Those joining via operator should dial in 5-10 minutes early to: 1-888-664-6392 (toll-free, North America) and use access code: 42748613#

Analyst Coverage of Hut 8 Mining:

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About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, 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 over 36,000 square feet of geo-diverse data centre space and cloud capacity connected to electrical grids powered by significant renewables and predominantly emission-free sources, 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; projected hash rate, expenses and profitability; the ability of the Company to react to digital asset price volatility; fluctuating power and energy costs; the ability of the Company to navigate increased network difficulty; the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including New Hut’s assets and financial position; the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; projections related to expansion;  expectations related to New Hut’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; expected ESG efforts and commitments; and the ability of New Hut to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry; effective tax rates; the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate; the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; inflation; access to capital; timing and receipt of regulatory approvals; acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs, fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements, the ability to obtain requisite approvals (including shareholder, stock exchange, regulatory, and court approvals) and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for New Hut, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the potential impact of the consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of USBTC’s legal dispute with the City of Niagara Falls, New York; and the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of the Company’s legal dispute with Validus Power Corp.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic (or a material escalation thereof); climate change; currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; counterparty risk; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations; the ability to identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 9, 2023, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at hut8.io, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

(i) Non-IFRS measure – see “Non-IFRS Measures” section below. Certain comparative figures have been restated where necessary to conform with current period presentation.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for February 2023

 156 Bitcoin mined in February

At 9,242 BTC, Hut 8 continues to hold the largest amount of self-mined Bitcoin in reserve of any publicly-traded company

TORONTO, March 7, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, mined 156 Bitcoin in the period ending February 28, 2023.

Production highlights for February 2023:

  • 156 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 5.6 Bitcoin per day.
  • January 2023 production of 188 bitcoin was sold in February 2023.
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of February 28 is 9,242, and further to our announcement on February 7, 2023, we expect to sell our February Bitcoin production to fund operating costs.
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.5 EH/s at the end of the month.
  • Hut 8 produced 62.4 BTC/EH in February.

Operational highlights:

  • We are currently investigating electrical issues at our Drumheller, Alberta site, which have reduced production levels.
  • Miners and electrical equipment have been removed from the North Bay, Ontario site. Miners were moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta and electrical equipment were moved to a third-party facility, pending relocation.
  • We are assessing energization options for the approximately 7,000 miners that were relocated from North Bay, which represent approximately 680 PH/s of capacity.

“This month we used a portion of our stack to cover operating expenses rather than seeking other financing options with less attractive terms,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “We continue to hold the largest self-mined stack of any public company in reserve and are actively working toward closing our transaction with US Bitcoin Corp., as previously discussed, in the second quarter.”

About Hut 8

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 operational digital asset mining sites located in Southern Alberta, Hut 8 has one of the highest capacity rates in the industry and one of the highest inventories of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin of any digital asset miner or publicly-traded company globally. With over 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the sale of the Company’s February 2023 Bitcoin production and the proposed use of proceeds from such sale; the Company’s plans with respect to the energization of the miners that were removed from the North Bay facility, the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the Company’s expectations with respect to the closing of the transaction with US Bitcoin Corp.; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Media advisory: Hut 8 to Release 2022 Financial Results March 9

TORONTO, March 6, 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, will be releasing results for the fiscal year and quarter ended December 31, 2022 via a conference call on March 9, 2023.

Who:   Analysts, media, and investors are invited to attend.

What: Hut 8 executives will review the company’s 2022 financial results and comment on recent corporate developments.

When: Results will be shared via media release and on the Company’s website at Investors by 9:30 a.m. ET on March 9, 2023. The conference call and webinar will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Where: Those joining via telephone should dial in 10 minutes early.

  • To join the conference call without operator assistance, you may register and enter your phone number at https://bit.ly/3YEOkEJ to receive an instant, automated call back that will place you in the conference
  • Those joining via operator should dial in 5-10 minutes early to: 1-888-664-6392 (toll-free, North America) and use access code: 42748613#

About Hut 8 

Hut 8 is a large innovation-focused digital asset miner, 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 high capacity rate and large inventory of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin. 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.

revolution to create value and positive impacts for its shareholders and generations to come.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 advances its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 through innovative recycling program

Partnering with Sparta Group’s ERS International, Hut 8 recycled retired miners and parts, earning approximately 5,200 high-quality carbon credits

TORONTO, February 21, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, partnered with Sparta Group’s carbon credit program established by their e-waste division, ERS International, to reduce their carbon footprint by reusing and recycling approximately 220 metric tonnes of electronic waste, earning approximately 5,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent serialized carbon credits.

Under the recycling program, first of its kind in Canada, after accounting for shipping and processing costs, for every metric tonne of carbon dioxide diverted from landfills, one carbon credit is generated. The carbon credits are verified by AET Group, who have been verifiers with BGIS and Brookfield. Hut 8 will receive the carbon credits in the first half of 2023.

“We chose to partner with ERS International because their innovative program allowed us to responsibly recycle obsolete miners while taking meaningful steps to achieve our carbon neutrality goals,” said Arnold Lee, Director of ESG at Hut 8. “This program allows Hut 8 to minimize the impact of electronic waste and divert CO2from releasing into the atmosphere, while generating verified carbon credits approved by the Canadian Standards Association.”

It’s great to have Hut 8, a company that is determined to set an example in terms of reducing carbon footprint in the digital mining sector as one of the first to take advantage of our carbon credit program. Anytime we can help a company achieve their sustainability goals it’s a win for us too. We are laser focused on helping companies that trust in our service achieve their carbon neutrality goals through this program,” said Joseph Cimorelli, Director of Global Business Development for ERS International.

 

About Hut 8

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 unencumbered, 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.

About Sparta

Sparta Group (a.k.a. Sparta Capital Ltd.) is a public company (TSXV: SAY) focused on advanced technology designed to improve the health of the planet, the health of businesses, and the health of humankind. Sparta owns or holds a controlling interest in a network of independent businesses that supply energy saving technologies designed to reduce energy inefficiencies, achieve reduced emissions, and increase operating efficiencies in various industries. At the same time, the company also diverts waste from landfill, transforming it into something of value. While it began as an environmental technology company, Sparta expanded its technological expertise to address the growing demand for healthier workplaces and healthy employees. Its strong Technical Advisory Board reflects Sparta’s dedication to advancing technologies that incorporate the latest in high-tech, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), to solve some of the world’s pressing problems, including climate change, viral outbreaks, and mounting waste. The company is now structured into three divisions: Environment, Innovation, and Energy. These divisions better categorize the growing list of products and services offered by the Company.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the number of carbon credits to be received by the Company, and the timing thereof; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

Yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 provides update on North Bay Facility

TORONTO, CANADA February 21, 2023 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) announces that it received the Statement of Defence and Counterclaim (the “Counterclaim”) of Validus Power Corp. and its subsidiary, Bay Power Corp. (collectively, “Validus“).

The Counterclaim relates to the Company’s ongoing dispute with Validus in respect of Validus’ failure to meet its contractual obligations under the power purchase agreement it entered into with the Company as well as the associated lease between the Company and Validus at the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario. In addition to denying the majority of allegations in the Company’s Statement of Claim, Validus has brought counterclaims against the Company and is seeking monetary damages. The Company intends to pursue the claims set out in its Statement of Claim as previously announced. The Company considers the Counterclaim to be without sufficient merit and will vigorously defend all of the claims in the Counterclaim.

As the matter is now before the court, Hut 8 does not intend to make additional comments on this subject unless otherwise determined to be appropriate.

 

About Hut 8 

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 unencumbered, 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. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information 

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the North Bay facility and the expected outcome of any proceedings related to Validus. 

 

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoinnetwork, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, as well as its most recent Base Shelf Prospectus dated August 5, 2022 and Prospectus Supplement dated August 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. 

 

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. 

 

For further information:  

Investor contact:  

Sue Ennis 

sue@hut8.io 

 

Media contact: 

Erin Dermer 

erin.dermer@hut8.io 

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for January 2023

188 Bitcoin mined in January

Held the largest amount of self-mined Bitcoin in reserve on January 31 of any publicly-traded company

TORONTO, February 13, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, mined 188 Bitcoin in the period ending January 31, 2023.

Production highlights for January 2023:

  • 188 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 6.1 Bitcoin per day.
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of January 31 is 9,274, and further to our announcement on February 7, 2023, we expect to sell our January Bitcoin production to fund operating costs.
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at our Alberta facilities was 2.5 EH/s at the end of the month.
  • Hut 8 produced 75.2 BTC/EH in January.

Operational highlights:

  • On February 7, 2023, Hut 8 announced a merger of equals with U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”) which is expected to establish the combined company as a large scale, publicly traded Bitcoin miner focused on economical mining, highly diversified revenue streams, and industry-leading best practices in ESG.

“We have been intentional and strategic in pursuing our HODL strategy: by building a large, unencumbered stack, we have afforded ourselves the optionality to strategically use a portion of it to cover operating expenses rather than having to seek other financing options with less attractive terms,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “I am confident that selling production while we focus on closing the merger with USBTC is the right approach, as we expect to create a strong self-mining, hosting, managed infrastructure operations, and HPC organization in the long term.”

Other Company Updates:

  • On January 26, 2023, Hut 8 filed a Statement of Claim in the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (the “Court”) against Validus Power Corp. and its subsidiary, Bay Power Corp. (collectively, “Validus”), in respect of Validus’ failure to meet its contractual obligations under the power purchase agreement it entered into with Hut 8 at the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario.
  • On February 9, 2023, Hut 8 received a notice of termination from Validus of the Company’s lease at the North Bay facility. The notice of termination is without merit and Hut 8 reserves all rights in respect thereof, which it expects to address as part of the proceedings before the Court. Hut 8 does not intend to make additional comments on this subject unless otherwise determined to be appropriate.

About Hut 8

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 unencumbered, 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.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the expected outcomes of the merger of equals transaction with USBTC; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market; and statements with respect to the North Bay facility and the expected outcome of any proceedings related to Validus.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

Hut 8 and US Bitcoin announce merger of equals to create a preeminent digital asset mining, hosting, managed infrastructure operations, and High Performance Computing organization 

Transaction is expected to dramatically enhance trajectory of the digital asset mining business: 
5.6 EH/s installed self-mining capacity at five sites across North America  
Combined Company’s diversification strategy to expand significantly, establishing new, fiat revenue generating lines of business: 
220 MW of hosting infrastructure at King Mountain, Texas 
Managed infrastructure operations powered by 680 MW at Kearney, Nebraska, Granbury, Texas, and King Mountain Texas sites 
Gross energy across self-mining, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations sites totaling approximately 825 MW  
Transaction expected to accelerate achievement of ESG objectives by adding renewable energy and zero carbon emission energy from wind, hydro, and nuclear sources 
Bill Tai to maintain role as Board Chair, Jaime Leverton to continue as CEO, Asher Genoot to continue as President, Michael Ho to become Chief Strategy Officer, Shenif Visram to continue as CFO 
Combined Company to be named “Hut 8 Corp.” and domiciled in the United States 

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. All dollar amounts in this release are in USD unless otherwise noted. 

TORONTO, ONTARIO and MIAMI, FLORIDA February 7, 2023 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”), a large, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneer and high performance computing infrastructure provider, and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”), builder and strategic operator of four Bitcoin mining centres across the United States announced today that each of their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The combined company will be named “Hut 8 Corp.” (“New Hut” or the “Combined Company”) and will be a U.S.-domiciled entity. 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 best practices in ESG.  

“Our established track record of creating shareholder value through organic growth and strategic acquisitions while maintaining a balance sheet-first approach has positioned us perfectly to advance our growth trajectory through this business combination,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO, Hut 8. “Bringing together Hut 8’s operational track record and diversified revenue streams with US Bitcoin’s scalable mining sites, sizeable hosting business, and industry-leading managed infrastructure operations not only accelerates our diversified strategy and positions us for near-term growth, but also establishes us as a strong, U.S.-based player that is ready and able to seize additional opportunities as they arise.”  

New Hut will have access to approximately 825 MW of gross energy across all six sites with self-mining, hosting, and managed infrastructure operations.  

  • It will have 5.6 EH/s of installed self-mining capacity and 244 MW of total energy available at five sites with current self-mining operations: Medicine Hat, AB; Drumheller, AB; Niagara Falls, NY; Granbury, TX; and King Mountain, TX. The 1.7 EH/s installed self-mining production at the King Mountain, TX site is owned by the King Mountain Joint Venture in which USBTC has a 50% membership interest alongside a leading energy partner (the “King Mountain JV”). USBTC continues to address a legal dispute with the City of Niagara Falls, NY over operations at the site in the same city. While operations continue uninterrupted, the team has a contingency plan in place that it will pursue should a resolution not be met.  
  • New Hut will manage 220 MW of hosting infrastructure at its King Mountain, TX site, powered by a mix of sources including wind and nuclear, supporting multiple clients, including some of the industry’s largest miners. Hosting is owned by the King Mountain JV.  
  • The Combined Company will manage 680 MW of infrastructure operations powered by energy from a mix of sources including renewable and zero-emission in Kearney, NB and Granbury and King Mountain, TX. This unique, leading-edge service offering gives Bitcoin mine site owners the opportunity to have USBTC’s professionals manage all day-to-day operations, hosting, site management, and maintenance using purpose-built site management software.  

“We’ve been searching for the right partner to join us on our ambitious growth journey for some time and are confident that Hut 8 is the perfect fit,” said Michael Ho, co-founder and CEO of USBTC. “We were initially attracted to Hut 8’s strong track record, admirable fiscal management through all market cycles, and like-minded approach to generating diversified lines of revenue. Through this process, we’ve determined that the strategic impact this Transaction will drive is significant: we see a clear path to leveraging our collective vision to drive innovative technology advancements and become a second-to-none operator.” 

“The combination of Hut 8 and USBTC is an important step, but it’s truly just the beginning,” said Asher Genoot, co-founder and President of USBTC. “We believe that New Hut will challenge industry paradigms and set the standard for operating rigor and team culture. We are laser-focused on identifying opportunities to capture untapped value across the mining ecosystem. Together, we will become an exceptional self-mining operator, hosting provider, strategic operator of managed infrastructure, purveyor of high performance computing infrastructure, and industry-leading ASIC repair and sales hub, underpinned by world-class operating technology and IP to drive growth.”  

The Transaction will create a leading Bitcoin mining company operating in North America with strong financial and operating metrics. Under the Business Combination Agreement, New Hut will be led by a combined Board of Directors and management team of Bitcoin miners, energy experts, and business leaders, bringing together the proven cultures, strengths, and capabilities of both companies.   

“This Transaction has given us the opportunity to leverage the significant, unencumbered Bitcoin stack we have HODLed to date,” said Jaime. “During the interim period, we plan to cover our operating costs through a combination of selling the Bitcoin we mine, selling from our stack and/or exploring various debt options, as agreed under the terms of the Business Combination Agreement. Upon a successful close of the Transaction, we will take the opportunity to carefully review and determine our go-forward treasury strategy.”  

Details of the Transaction and strategic rationale  

Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, shareholders of Hut 8 will receive, for each Hut 8 share, 0.2 of a share of New Hut common stock (the “Hut Consideration”), which will effectively result in a consolidation of the Hut 8 shares on a 5 to 1 basis. Stockholders of USBTC will receive, for each share of USBTC capital stock, 0.6716 of a share of New Hut common stock (the “USBTC Consideration” and together with the Hut Consideration, the “Consideration”). Based on the 5-day VWAP for the Hut 8 shares on the Nasdaq as of the last trading day prior to the date of this announcement, the aggregate Consideration implies a combined market capitalization of approximately U$990 million.  

Upon consummation of the Transaction (“Closing”), existing Hut 8 shareholders and USBTC stockholders will each collectively own, on a fully-diluted in the money basis, approximately 50% each of the stock of the Combined Company. Following completion of the Transaction, Hut 8 and USBTC will each become wholly-owned subsidiaries of New Hut.  

Key strategic, financial, and operational advantages of the combined business include1: 

  • Strengthens financial position and flexibility. The combined balance sheet creates greater financial stability through market cycles and allows New Hut to grow and invest in new opportunities. Through increased scale and U.S. headquarters, the Combined Company anticipates being included in new indices and enjoying improved access to capital. 
  • Catapults New Hut’s diversification strategy forward. New Hut is expected to generate monthly recurring fiat hosting revenues from long-term clients, Bitcoin mining sites looking to maximize the potential of their facilities through managed infrastructure operations, from equipment sales to customers, and from the MicroBT-certified repair centre business serving customers across North America and Northern Europe. 
  • Maintains commitment to advancing the high performance computing traditional data centre business. New Hut remains committed to supporting and growing the HPC business, which continues to be a cornerstone of the Combined Company’s diversified strategy, generating monthly recurring revenue from approximately 370 North American customers.  
  • Creates a strengthened, proven, and trusted senior leadership team and Board of Directors with a track record of value creation. The combined executive team will lead New Hut’s approximately 210 team members to deliver on the existing and proven strategy of growing long-term sustainable operations. 
  • Grows pipeline of opportunities. The Transaction combines a pipeline of growth opportunities at existing, greenfield, and brownfield sites.  
  • Enhances position in one of the world’s high-potential Bitcoin mining regions. The merger solidifies New Hut as a Bitcoin mining entity with operating capacity at high-quality sites in Alberta, Canada, and Texas, Nebraska, and New York in the United States. 
  • Advances commitment to driving improvements across all ESG metrics. While the team is committed to shared ESG goals, the Transaction improves New Hut’s overall energy mix to include wind, hydro, and nuclear sources.  
  • Improves energy expertise and hedging capabilities. The USBTC team brings significant leadership in energy origination, development, demand response, hedging, grid stabilization, and analytics to New Hut, significantly enhancing the Combined Company’s ability to better plan around stable and predictable energy usage and mitigate fluctuating prices across markets.  

Transaction Summary and Timing 

Under the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, the Transaction will be effected by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) involving Hut 8 under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and a statutory merger (the “Merger”) involving USBTC under the laws of the State of Nevada. The Arrangement will require the approval of at least 66 2/3% of the votes cast by the shareholders of Hut 8 voting at a special meeting of Hut 8’s shareholders (the “Meeting”). The Merger is also subject to the approval of USBTC stockholders.  

Completion of the Transaction is subject to regulatory and court approvals and other customary closing conditions. Regulatory approvals expected to be required include receipt of approval under the Competition Act (Canada) and under the United States Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. In addition, the Arrangement will require the approval of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, New Hut’s common stock will require approval for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and The Nasdaq Capital Market. The Business Combination Agreement includes non-solicitation provisions for both Hut 8 and USBTC, with Hut 8 maintaining a fiduciary out to accept a superior proposal, subject to USBTC’s right to match and other customary exceptions. Hut 8 is required to pay USBTC a termination fee of US $10.0 million in certain circumstances.  

Officers and Directors of Hut 8 have entered into support and voting agreements with USBTC, agreeing to vote their Hut 8 shares in favour of the Arrangement. Officers, Directors, and certain stockholders of USBTC have entered into a stockholder support agreement with Hut 8, agreeing to vote their USBTC stock in favour of the Merger.  

It is anticipated that the Meeting and the receipt of the written consent of USBTC stockholders will occur in the second quarter of 2023. Closing is expected to occur thereafter, subject to satisfaction of the closing conditions under the Business Combination Agreement. 

Pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, Hut 8 has also agreed to provide USBTC with secured bridge financing during the interim period, with the expected amount of such financing ranging from US$6.0 – $6.5 million, subject to the completion of definitive loan documentation.  

Following completion of the Transaction, the shares of New Hut will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market, subject to approval or acceptance of each exchange in respect of the Transaction. 

Board of Directors’ approval 

Each of Hut 8’s and USBTC’s respective Board of Directors have unanimously approved the Business Combination Agreement and the Transaction. Stifel GMP provided a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Hut 8 stating that, as of the date of such opinion, and based upon the scope of review and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated in such opinion, the USBTC exchange ratio provided for in the Business Combination Agreement is fair, from a financial point of view, to Hut 8. The Board of Directors of Hut 8 also received a second, independent fairness opinion from the Duff & Phelps Opinions Practice of Kroll, LLC stating that, as of the date of such opinion and based upon the scope of review and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated in such opinion, the USBTC exchange ratio provided for in the Business Combination Agreement is fair, from a financial point of view, to Hut 8.  

Governance  

Following the closing of the Transaction, the Combined Company will be domiciled in the United States and will be led by a proven leadership team that builds on the strengths and capabilities of both companies. The senior executive team and Board of Directors of Hut 8 will be enhanced by the addition of new members of USBTC who have significant knowledge and experience to support the combined operations. The Board of Directors of New Hut will consist of 10 directors, comprised of 5 directors from Hut 8 and 5 directors from USBTC.  

The key senior management team and directors will include: 

  • Chair of the Board – Bill Tai 
  • Chief Executive Officer – Jaime Leverton 
  • President – Asher Genoot 
  • Chief Strategy Officer – Michael Ho  
  • Chief Financial Officer – Shenif Visram 

Advisors and counsel 

Hut 8 has engaged Stifel GMP as its exclusive financial advisor and Bennett Jones LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as its legal advisors in connection with the Transaction. USBTC has engaged Needham & Company as its exclusive financial advisor and Stikeman Elliott LLP, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and Brown Rudnick LLP as its legal advisors on the Transaction.  

For further information on the terms and conditions of the Transaction, please refer to the Business Combination Agreement in its entirety and the management proxy circular to be mailed to Hut 8 shareholders for the Meeting in due course, which will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Additional details about the Transaction can be found in a joint investor presentation, which will be available on www.hut8.io/investors and www.usbitcoin.com. Shareholders are encouraged to read the management proxy circular and other relevant materials when they become available.  

Analyst call  

The conference call will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on February 7, 2023 

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About Hut 8 

Hut 8 is a large innovation-focused digital asset miner, 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 high capacity rate and large inventory of unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin. 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. 

About US Bitcoin Corp 

Founded by a team of visionary entrepreneurs and experienced executives, USBTC is an efficient, eco-friendly, and large scale North American mining company. Through cutting-edge technology and a relentless commitment to operational excellence, USBTC seeks to set the standard for what is possible in its industry.  

With campuses in New York, Nebraska, and Texas, USBTC aims to monetize electrons at scale, operating hundreds of megawatts of Bitcoin mining infrastructure both independently and on behalf of clients. USBTC prides itself on deploying next-generation software and hardware innovations to deliver results across its self-mining, hosting, and site management verticals.  

Cautionary note regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Hut 8 expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of Hut 8’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to: (i) the expected outcomes of the Transaction, including New Hut’s assets and financial position; (ii) the ability of Hut 8 and USBTC to complete the Transaction on the terms described herein, or at all, including, receipt of required regulatory approvals, shareholder approvals, court approvals, stock exchange approvals and satisfaction of other closing customary conditions; (iii) the expected synergies related to the Transaction in respect of strategy, operations and other matters; (iv) projections related to expansion; (v) expectations related to the Combined Company’s hashrate and self-mining capacity; (vi) acceleration of ESG efforts and commitments; and (vii) the ability of the Combined Company to execute on future opportunities, among others.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 and USBTC as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain requisite shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the Transaction on the proposed terms or at all; the ability to obtain necessary stock exchange, regulatory, governmental or other approvals in the time assumed or at all; the anticipated timeline for the completion of the Transaction; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Transaction or implementing the business plan for the Combined Company, including as a result of a delay in completing the Transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of the companies involved (including the retention of key employees); the ability to realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact on mining activities; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers, competitors and other key stakeholders; the outcome of any litigation proceedings in respect of USBTC’s legal dispute with the City of Niagara Falls, New York; security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; currency risk; lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Combined Company’s mining sites. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022 and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov. 

These risks are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8, USBTC, or New Hut; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and New Hut’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and each of Hut 8 and USBTC expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Except where otherwise indicated herein, the information provided herein is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date, and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date of preparation. 

Additional information about the Transaction and where to find it  

In connection with the Transaction, that, if completed, would result in New Hut becoming a new public company, New Hut is expected to file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). USBTC and Hut 8 urge investors, shareholders, and other interested persons to read, when available, the Form S-4, including any amendments thereto, the Hut meeting circular, as well as other documents to be filed with the SEC and documents to be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in connection with the Transaction, as these materials will contain important information about USBTC, Hut, New Hut and the Transaction. New Hut also has, and will, file other documents regarding the Transaction with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for the Form S-4 or any other documents that may be sent to Hut’s shareholders or USBTC’s stockholders in connection with the Transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Form S-4 and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by New Hut through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Hut 8 at info@hut8.io and of USBTC at info@usbitcoin.com. 

No Offer or Solicitation  

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. 

For further information

Hut 8 investor contact:  

Sue Ennis 

sue@hut8.io   

Hut 8 media contact: 

Erin Dermer 

erin.dermer@hut8.io 

USBTC contact:  

Matt Prusak  

mprusak@usbitcoin.com  

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, CANADA January 26, 2023 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”) announces that it has filed a Statement of Claim in the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (the “Court“) against Validus Power Corp. and its subsidiary, Bay Power Corp. (collectively, “Validus“), a third-party supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario.

As previously disclosed, Hut 8 and Validus have been in an ongoing dispute due to Validus’ failure to meet its contractual obligations in the power purchase agreement (“PPA“) it entered into with the Company. Hut 8 is seeking various relief including enforcement of certain provisions of the PPA and monetary damages incurred as a result of the dispute.

As the matter is now before the Court, Hut 8 does not intend to make additional comments on this subject unless otherwise determined to be appropriate.

About Hut 8

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 unencumbered, 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements with respect to the North Bay facility and the expected outcome of any proceedings related to Validus.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoinnetwork, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, as well as its most recent Base Shelf Prospectus dated August 5, 2022 and Prospectus Supplement dated August 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

For further information:

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Media contact:

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for December 2022

 161 Bitcoin mined in December

3,568 Bitcoin mined throughout 2022

100% of Bitcoin mined added to balance sheet, increasing reserves by 65% in 2022 to 9,086 BTC

TORONTO, January 6, 2023 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 161 in the period ending December 31, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 9,086 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for December 2022:

  • 161 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 5.2 Bitcoin per day
    • Unusually high energy prices led Hut 8 to curtail production and sell power back to the provider
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in December were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of December 31 is 9,086 – a 65% increase over the balance at the end of 2021
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity at Hut 8’s Alberta facilities was 2.5 EH/s at the end of the month
  • Hut 8 produced 64.4 BTC/EH in December

Operational highlights:

  • While operations in North Bay remain suspended, as previously announced, Hut 8 is continuing to explore alternatives to mitigate the impact of the dispute with the third-party energy supplier to the site, including through organic and inorganic growth opportunities
  • We welcomed new CFO Shenif Visram to the Hut 8 leadership team in mid-December

“I am proud of the team’s collective and continued grit and perseverance through headwinds that built up in late Q4 2022,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “In spite of challenging market forces, we continued growing the largest unencumbered, self-mined Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company, welcomed our new CFO Shenif Visram, and our balance sheet first approach has us well positioned in 2023.”

 

About Hut 8

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 unencumbered, 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.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoinnetwork, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements,  failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.ip

Hut 8 Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Shenif Visram replaces Shane Downey, effective immediately

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, December 12, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shenif Visram, CPA, CMA as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. With more than 20 years of financial management experience in the infrastructure and technology businesses, Shenif brings a wealth of leadership expertise working in medium and large public and private companies.

Shenif, who will be based in Toronto and will report to CEO Jaime Leverton, is replacing Hut 8’s CFO Shane Downey, who is moving on to pursue new opportunities after 20 months with the organization.

“With deep financial experience at IBM Canada, Cogeco Peer 1, and Aptum Technologies, Shenif is a senior leader with excellent financial acumen and the skill set we need to lead us through the next crucial growth period at Hut 8,” said Jaime Leverton, Chief Executive Officer of Hut 8. “The Board and I would like to thank Shane for his dedication through a significant period of change at Hut 8, including the strategic expansion of our business into high performance computing.”

Shenif began his finance career with IBM Canada, quickly progressing to take on CFO roles within key business units including Global Business Services, Global Technology Services, and leading as Chief Operating Officer in Global Business Services. He then moved to Cogeco Peer 1 as Vice President, Finance, before assuming the CFO role, which he lead through the company’s rebranding to Aptum Technologies, a multi-cloud managed services provider delivering complex, high performance computing solutions.

“I am incredibly energized by the opportunity to work with a team of seasoned executives with robust backgrounds in this exciting industry,” said Shenif. “Leveraging my previous experience in M&A and driving growth in the infrastructure technology space, I am eager to make a meaningful contribution at Hut 8 by building on our established balance sheet-first approach as we continue to successfully navigate the market by executing on our differentiated strategy and grow as a leader in Bitcoin mining and high-performance computing.”

About Hut 8

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 unencumbered 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for November 2022

238 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,925

TORONTO, December 5, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 238 in the period ending November 30, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 8,925 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for November 2022:

  • 238 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 7.9 Bitcoin per day
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in November were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of November 30 is 8,925
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity improved to 3.27 EH/s, of which 2.44 EH/s was available for operations following the suspension of mining activities at the North Bay mining facility (as announced on November 28, 2022); both metrics exclude certain legacy miners that are set to be fully replaced by the end of the year
  • 2,000 new MicroBT Whatsminer 30S++/+ were installed in our Medicine Hat mining facility

“Installing 2,000 new miners in Medicine Hat has increased efficiencies and enhanced our hashrate capacity,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “At the same time, thanks to our balance-sheet first approach, we are able to continue to HODL everything we mine, growing what continues to be the largest self-mined unencumbered Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company.”

About Hut 8

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 unencumbered 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the digital asset and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8.io

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, CANADA November 28, 2022 – Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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.

About Hut 8 Mining Corp.

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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. The forward-looking information contained herein is provided for the purpose of assisting readers in understanding management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future.

Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the North Bay facility and the expected outcome of any proceedings related to Validus. Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including those risks described in greater detail in the Company’s annual information form dated March 17, 2022 as well as its most recent Base Shelf Prospectus dated August 5, 2022 and Prospectus Supplement dated August 17, 2022, all of which are available at www.sedar.com, and should be considered carefully.

If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Although we have attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other risk factors not presently known to us or that we presently believe are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents our expectations as of the date specified herein and are subject to change after such date. However, we disclaim any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

All of the forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements.

For further information:

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Media contact:

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Reports Operating and Financial Results for Q3 2022

Strong quarterly revenue of $31.7 million
Bitcoin holdings increased 13.3% in Q3 to 8,388 as at September 30, 2022
Achieved adjusted EBITDA of $2.1 million

TORONTO, ON, November 10, 2022 — Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | 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, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 (“Q3 2022”). All dollar figures are in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), unless otherwise stated.

“Throughout the quarter, we remained laser focused on optimizing our operations across both mining and high performance computing, while continuing to grow our HPC capabilities and attract new Blockchain customers,” said Hut 8 CEO Jaime Leverton. “With the largest self-mined unencumbered Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company, we continue to mine at modest costs despite fluctuating power prices, increasing network difficulty, and sustained pressure on the price of Bitcoin.”

“Our conservative approach to managing our balance sheet continues to be paramount for us at Hut 8,” said Shane Downey, CFO of Hut 8.  “Notably, we improved our mining capacity by 10% while reducing the average cost to mine each Bitcoin by 29%, when compared to the second quarter of 2022. We remain steadfastly committed to effectively managing capital in today’s challenging environment and believe we are well positioned to deliver shareholder value in 2023 and beyond.”

Q3 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue decreased by $18.6 million to $31.7 million in Q3 2022 compared to $50.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 (“Q3 2021”).
  • The Company mined 982 Bitcoin in Q3 2022, an 8.5% increase compared to Q3 2021 due to an increase in hashrate from the expansion of the Company fleet of miners and mining activities.
  • Hut 8’s high performance computing operations generated $4.4 million of revenue in the quarter, the majority of which is monthly recurring revenue.
  • The Company installed an aggregate of 2,205 new MicroBT M30S, M30S+, M30S++ and M31S+ miners at its three mining sites during Q3 2022. The installation of these miners brought Hut 8’s operating capacity to 3.07 EH/s as of September 30, 2022, an increase of 10% in hashrate compared to June 30, 2022.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

 

Revenue for Q3 2022 was $31.7 million compared to $50.3 million in Q3 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by the Company’s digital asset mining operations, where the Company mined 982 Bitcoin and generated $27.3 million of revenue, versus 905 Bitcoin mined and $47.9 million of revenue in Q3 2021. The increase in Bitcoin mined is due to the increase in Hut 8’s average hashrate. The Company’s newly-acquired high performance computing operations generated $4.4 million of primarily recurring revenue in the quarter.

Net loss for Q3 2022 was $23.8 million and net loss per share was $0.12, compared to net income of $23.4 million and net income per share of $0.16 for the same period in 2021. The change reflects the lower revenue from digital asset mining operations and higher cost of revenue in Q3 2022.

Mining profit(i) was $9.3 million in Q3 2022, compared to $33.5 million in Q3 2021. The change is mainly due to a lower average Bitcoin price and increased average power costs, which were partially offset by the revenue associated with the higher number of Bitcoin mined.

Adjusted EBITDA(i) was $2.1 million, compared to $30.7 million in Q3 2021. Contributions from high performance computing operations were offset by compressed mining margins.

Cost of revenue consists of site operating costs and depreciation and was $45.6 million for Q3 2022 compared to $21.2 million in Q3 2021. Site operating costs for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, was $20.3 million, of which $18.0 million was attributable to our mining operations and $2.3 million to our high performance computing operations. The average cost of mining each Bitcoin for Q3 2022 was approximately $18,300, compared to approximately $17,700 per Bitcoin in Q3 2021. The increase in average cost of mining Bitcoin was due to a combination of increased Bitcoin network difficulty and higher power prices, largely offset by the deployment of a more efficient mining fleet. Notably, the cost decreased by $7,600 or 29% as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2022 primarily due to improved energy prices. Depreciation expense increased to $25.3 million during Q3 2022 compared to $5.2 million in Q3 2021, driven by the significant deployment of new mining equipment over the past twelve months as well as $1.3 million of depreciation from our newly acquired high performance computing operations.

For more information, please refer to the Management’s Discussion & Analysis and the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021. These documents will be available on the Company’s website at www.hut8mining.com, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

NON-IFRS MEASURES

This press release makes reference to certain measures that are not recognized under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. They are therefore not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company uses non-IFRS measures including “Adjusted EBITDA” and “Mining profit” as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from Management’s perspective and should not be viewed as alternatives to, or replacements of, measures of operating results and liquidity presented in accordance with IFRS.

The following tables and definitions reconcile non-IFRS measures used by the Company to analyze the operational performance of Hut 8, to their nearest IFRS measure and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

Mining Profit

Mining profit represents gross profit (revenue less cost of revenue), excluding depreciation and revenue and site operating costs directly attributable to hosting services and high performance computing operations. Mining profit shows profitability of the Company’s core digital asset mining operation, without the impact of non-cash depreciation expense. Mining profit measure provides the investors the ability to assess the profitability of the mining operations exclusive of general and administrative expenses.

The following table reconciles Gross profit to our non-IFRS measure, Mining profit:

 Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA (net income or loss excluding net finance income or expense, income tax or recovery, depreciation, and amortization) adjusted to exclude non-cash share-based compensation, fair value gain or loss on revaluation of digital assets and warrants, non-recurring impairment charges or reversals of impairment, and costs associated with one-time or non-recurring transactions. Adjusted EBITDA is used to assess profitability without the impact of non-cash accounting policies, capital structure and one-time or non-recurring transactions. This performance measure provides a consistent comparable metric for profitability of the Company across time periods.

The following table reconciles net income (loss) to our non-IFRS measure, adjusted EBITDA:

CORPORATE UPDATES

On September 15, 2022, the Ethereum network changed its consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, and as a result, the Company is no longer using its fleet of graphics processing units (“GPUs”) to mine the Ethereum network. Hut 8 is re-deploying its fleet of GPUs into certain high performance computing data centres and will continue to explore new opportunities to leverage the hardware, including in the zero-knowledge proof and Layer 2 space, as well as rendering and machine learning.

On November 9, 2022, the Company delivered a notice of event of default to Validus Power Corp. (“Validus”), a third-party supplier of energy to the Company’s mining facility in North Bay, Ontario. Validus has failed to achieve certain key operational milestones by the dates contemplated under the terms of the power purchase agreement (“PPA”) it entered into with the Company. Validus has also demanded that the Company make payments for delivery of energy that are higher than those negotiated under the terms of the PPA. Hut 8 has been in ongoing dialogue with Validus in an attempt to mitigate the operational and commercial impacts arising from the Validus defaults and Validus’ failure to meet its contractual obligations under the PPA. However, such mitigation efforts have been unsuccessful to date and the Company was required to deliver the notice of event of default.

The Company intends to pursue all legal remedies available to it to enforce the terms of the PPA and will provide additional updates to the market in respect of the North Bay facility as appropriate. Notwithstanding the notice of event of default, the Company is exploring alternatives to mitigate any potential effect on its operations, including through potential organic and inorganic growth opportunities. There is no assurance that energy will continue to be delivered on an uninterrupted basis to North Bay under the terms of the PPA. Such actions may hinder the Company’s ability to continue its mining activities at the North Bay site, and if any such mining activities are continued, they may not be performed at previously disclosed rates.

For more information, refer to the Management’s Discussion & Analysis of the Company referred to above.

CONFERENCE CALL

Hut 8’s Q3 2022 conference call will begin at 10 a.m. ET on November 10, 2022. Those wishing to join via telephone should dial in 5 minutes early:

  • Toll-free (North America): 1-888-664-6392 access code: 91939832#

Analyst Coverage of Hut 8 Mining

A full list of Hut 8 Mining analyst coverage can be found here.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information. Specifically, such forward-looking information included in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: the Company’s position and ability to seize opportunities in the digital asset industry; the Company’s ability to advance the HODL strategy in the long-term; the Company’s growth strategy; the Company’s ability to re-deploy its fleet of GPUs into other revenue generating activities; expectations for other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors related to the Company or the Bitcoin industry generally; and projected hash rate, expenses and profitability.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. Material assumptions include: assumptions regarding the level of demand and financial performance of the digital asset industry, effective tax rates, the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange rate, the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, access to capital, timing and receipt of regulatory approvals, acquisition and divestiture activities, operational expenses, returns on investments, transaction costs and fluctuations in energy prices and the Company’s energy requirements.

Forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: security and cybersecurity threats and hacks; malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network; further development and acceptance of the Bitcoin network; changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty; loss or destruction of private keys; increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain; erroneous transactions; reliance on a limited number of key employees; reliance on third party mining pool service providers; regulatory changes; classification and tax changes; momentum pricing risk; fraud and failure related to digital asset exchanges; difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing; difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses; internet and power disruptions; geopolitical events; uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols; uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of digital assets; failure to anticipate technology innovations; the COVID-19 pandemic (or a material escalation thereof); climate change; currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses; litigation risk; business integration risk; changes in market demand; changes in network and infrastructure; system interruption; changes in leasing arrangements; counterparty risk; failure to achieve intended benefits of power purchase agreements, including the Company’s PPA with Validus; potential for interrupted delivery, or suspension of the delivery, of energy to the Company’s mining sites; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations, and identify and realize additional opportunities and other risks related to the digital asset mining and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on Company’s website at www.hut8mining.com, under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com and under the Company’s EDGAR profile at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Hut 8

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. 

Investor contact:

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Media contact:

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

(i) EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and mining profit are non-IFRS performance measures; refer to the Non-IFRS Measures section of this press release.

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for October 2022

299 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,687

TORONTO, November 3, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 299 in the period ending October 31, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 8,687 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for October 2022:

  • 299 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 9.6 Bitcoin per day
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in October were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of October 31 is 8,687
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity was 3.07 EH/s at the end of the month, which excludes certain legacy miners that are set to be fully replaced by the end of the year
  • Hut 8 produced 97.4 BTC/EH in October

“We continue to optimize our fleet to drive hashrate efficiencies at our mines,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “With a balance-sheet focused approach, we continue to manage well through this bear market, backed by the largest self-mined unencumbered Bitcoin stack of any publicly traded company.”

About Hut 8

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 crypto 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin network, further development and acceptance of the Bitcoinnetwork, changes to Bitcoin mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to cryptocurrency exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of cryptocurrency, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the cryptocurrency and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

Media advisory: Hut 8 to Release Q3 2022 Results November 10 2022

TORONTO, November 1, 2022 — 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, will be releasing results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 via a conference call on November 10, 2022.

Who: Analysts, media, and investors are invited to attend.

What: Hut 8 executives will review the company’s third quarter financial results and comment on recent corporate developments.

When: Results will be shared via media release and on the Company’s website at https://hut8mining.com/investors/ by 9:30 a.m. ET on November 10, 2022. The conference call and webinar will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Where: Those joining via telephone should dial in 5 minutes early.

  • Toll-free (North America): 1-888-664-6392 access code: 91939832#

About Hut 8

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 crypto 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.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com

 

Hut 8 Mining Production and Operations Update for September 2022

277 Bitcoin mined, bringing reserves to 8,388

TORONTO, October 4, 2022 /CNW/ – 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, increased our Bitcoin holdings by 277 in the period ending September 30, bringing our total self-mined holdings to 8,388 Bitcoin.

Production highlights for September 2022:

  • 277 Bitcoin were generated, resulting in an average production rate of approximately 9.2 Bitcoin per day
  • Keeping with our longstanding HODL strategy, 100% of the self-mined Bitcoin in September were deposited into custody
  • Total Bitcoin balance held in reserve as of September 30 is 8,388
  • Consolidated the most efficient miners at our Medicine Hat site, increasing hashrate efficiency by 11%
  • Installed ASIC hashrate capacity was 3.07 EH/s at the end of the month, which excludes certain legacy miners that we anticipate will be fully replaced by the end of the year
  • Hut 8 produced 90.2 BTC/EH in September

Additional updates:

  • With Ethereum’s Merge to Proof of Stake complete, we are actively exploring opportunities to move additional GPUs into our data centres while optimizing ASIC deployments across our three Bitcoin mining sites to enhance our hashrate
  • Unseasonably warm weather and global energy supply chain challenges caused power prices to fluctuate throughout September, and our operations team curtailed operations accordingly
  • Production at our North Bay mine was interrupted mid-month, and new ventilation components were installed during the same period
  • On September 20, we held our first Analyst Day at our newly renovated flagship data centre in Kelowna, B.C., where we toured the site and discussed our digital asset mining and HPC operations strategy

“We continue to add to our Bitcoin on balance sheet, which is the largest unencumbered, self-mined stack of any publicly-traded mining company,” said Jaime Leverton, CEO. “As we head into the fourth quarter with strong momentum, we are focused on optimizing our Bitcoin mining operations while growing our high performance computing business, which includes potentially leveraging our GPU machines to provide AI, Machine Learning, or VFX rendering services to customers, and mining the next most profitable Proof of Work digital asset during idle time.”

About Hut 8

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 crypto 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward–Looking Information

This press release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States securities laws, respectively (collectively, “forward-looking information”). All information, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and other such matters is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “allow”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “predict”, “can”, “might”, “potential”, “predict”, “is designed to”, “likely” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements in this press release that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking information and include, among others, statements regarding: Bitcoin and Ethereum network dynamics; the Company’s ability to advance its longstanding HODL strategy; the Company’s ability to produce additional Bitcoin and maintain existing rates of productivity at all sites; the Company’s ability to deploy additional miners; the Company’s ability to continue mining digital assets efficiently; the Company’s expected recurring revenue and growth rate from its high performance computing business; the Company’s ability to use its GPUs to provide AI, Machine Learning, or VFX rendering services to customers; the Company’s ability to utilize its GPUs to mine Proof of Work digital assets other than Bitcoin; and the Company’s ability to successfully navigate the current market.

Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts, but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events based on certain material factors and assumptions at the time the statement was made. While considered reasonable by Hut 8 as of the date of this press release, such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to, security and cybersecurity threats and hacks, malicious actors or botnet obtaining control of processing power on the Bitcoin or Ethereum network, further development and acceptance of Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, changes to Bitcoin or Ethereum mining difficulty, loss or destruction of private keys, increases in fees for recording transactions in the Blockchain, erroneous transactions, reliance on a limited number of key employees, reliance on third party mining pool service providers, regulatory changes, classification and tax changes, momentum pricing risk, fraud and failure related to cryptocurrency exchanges, difficulty in obtaining banking services and financing, difficulty in obtaining insurance, permits and licenses, internet and power disruptions, geopolitical events, uncertainty in the development of cryptographic and algorithmic protocols, uncertainty about the acceptance or widespread use of cryptocurrency, failure to anticipate technology innovations, the COVID19 pandemic, climate change, currency risk, lending risk and recovery of potential losses, litigation risk, business integration risk, changes in market demand, changes in network and infrastructure, system interruption, changes in leasing arrangements, and other risks related to the cryptocurrency and data centre business. For a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and Hut 8’s other continuous disclosure documents which are available on the Company’s profile on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Hut 8; however, these factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this press release as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, sought, proposed, estimated, forecasted, expected, projected or targeted and such forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. The impact of any one assumption, risk, uncertainty, or other factor on a particular forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty because they are interdependent and Hut 8’s future decisions and actions will depend on management’s assessment of all information at the relevant time. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Hut 8 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements containing any forward-looking information, or the factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Contacts

Hut 8 Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8mining.com

 

Hut 8 Media Relations

Yamini Coen

yamini.coen@hut8mining.com