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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 26, 2023
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5370 Kietzke Lane, Suite 201
Reno, Nevada 89511
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(775) 446-4418
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Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On April 26, 2023, Aqua Metals Reno, Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, closed on the sale of the land and building (“Facility”) located at 2500 Peru Dr., McCarran, Nevada to Comstock Inc. for remaining $12 million owed.
Pursuant to the Industrial Lease dated February 15, 2021, we granted LINICO Corporation, Comstock’s majority-owned subsidiary, the option to purchase the Facility for $15.25 million. LINICO paid a nonrefundable deposit of $1.25 million in October 2021, and a second nonrefundable deposit of $2 million in October 2022, per the terms of the agreement, both of which were applied towards the total purchase price of 15.25 million. Per the lease agreement LINICO has also made 25 monthly lease payments totaling $2.1 million.
Per the Industrial Lease, Comstock had the right to exercise the purchase option in lieu of LINICO, on the same terms as LINICO.
Item 2.04 Triggering Events That Accelerate or Increase a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.
On September 30, 2022, Aqua Metals Reno, Inc. entered into a Loan Agreement with Summit Investment Services, LLC and others (collectively, the “Lenders”), pursuant to which the Lenders provided us with a loan in the amount of $6 million. Pursuant to the Loan Agreement, upon the completion of the sale of the Facility described in Item 2.01 above all amounts owed by us under the Lona Agreement accelerated. The outstanding balance of the loan in the amount of $6 million was repaid by us on April 26, 2023.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: April 26, 2023
/s/  Stephen Cotton
Stephen Cotton,
President and Chief Executive Officer