e-Zinc Works with Silicon Valley Bank and Secures USD $7M Venture Debt Facility

October 13, 2022

Silicon Valley

The funding will be used to expand production at e-Zinc’s new Mississauga, ON facility and acceleratecommercialization efforts

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – October 12, 2022 e-Zinc, the company enabling sustainable, long- duration energy storage with its zinc-air battery, announced today that it has closed a USD $7 millionventure debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank . e-Zinc will use the funding to further progress its commercialization efforts and execute on high-value commercial pilot projects that provide in-fieldvalidation for its batteries.

Following e-Zinc’s recent Series A funding, this venture debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank will providea flexible and discretionary financial buffer to expand manufacturing operations at its newfacility inMississauga, Ontario. By accelerating production of its commercial energy storage systems, e-Zinc cannow deliver on upcoming testing and validation projects within the next ~18 months, such as the Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. pilot project and its partnership with California Energy Commission (CEC).

“Through the process of finalizing this deal, e-Zinc has developed a strong relationship with SiliconValleyBank,” said James Larsen, CEO at e-Zinc. “We are excited to work with Silicon Valley Bank as we looktostrengthen financing, supply chain, and customer relationships that will positively impact our growth.”

The upcoming pilot projects will further validate that e-Zinc’s sustainable zinc-air battery can reliablyprovide long-duration energy storage for several days, compared to only a few hours for most other
battery types. When its technology is brought to market, e-Zinc’s mission is to displace diesel generatorsas the standard low-emission alternative and eventually help achieve a 100 percent renewable energyfuture by pairing its battery with renewable energy sources.

“Silicon Valley Bank is committed to the renewable energy transition and we are excited to work withe- Zinc as it accelerates production of its innovative and impactful long-duration energy storage system,”said Graeme Millen, Managing Director and Climate Tech & Sustainability lead in Canada. “We areproudto support the company in expanding manufacturing operations as it demonstrates the value of its
technology in real world settings.”

For more information, visit www.e-zinc.ca.

About e-Zinc

e-Zinc is a zinc-air battery company based in Toronto. The company’s energy storage systemcanbeupto 80 percent more cost effective than comparable lithium-ion systems for long-duration applications. Importantly, its energy storage system can operate in cold and hot climates and is made of abundant and recyclable materials. www.e-zinc.ca.

About Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and investors, provides commercial banking services, expertise and insights to the technology, life science and healthcare, private equity, venture capital and premium wine industries. Silicon Valley Bank operates in centers of innovation around the world and is one of SVB’s core businesses with SVB Capital, SVB Private and SVB Securities. With global commercial banking services, Silicon Valley Bank helps address the unique needsof its dynamic, fast-growing, innovative clients. Learn more at svb.com.

Media contact:

Brandon Reid
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