Hut 8 Commences Construction of New Digital Asset Mining Site in Culberson County, Announces New Treasury Strategy

63 MW site, planned to be energized in Q2, will be Hut 8’s newest North American mining operation

Site expected to have up to approximately 3.6 EH/s of self-mining capacity

Hut 8 to utilize its Bitcoin stack strategically to finance growth initiatives

MIAMI, February 27, 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 pleased to announce that it has commenced construction of its newest digital asset mining site in Culberson County, Texas. With construction underway, the Company expects to bring miners online at the site in Q2 2024.

The Culberson County site creates the optionality for the Company to expand its self-mining fleet or to transition existing self-mining activity from Granbury, Texas and Kearney, Nebraska to the site. The site is expected to have up to approximately 3.6 EH/s of self-mining capacity if current generation miners are deployed. Based on current energy price forecasts, the Company expects that its cost to mine a Bitcoin at the Culberson County site will be approximately 30% lower than its cost to mine a Bitcoin through its hosted miners at Granbury, Texas and Kearney, Nebraska.

“The Culberson County project exemplifies Hut 8’s focus on operating excellence,” said Hut 8 CEO Asher Genoot. “Our in-house development team enables us to build quickly and cost-effectively. Compared to the benchmark of approximately $460,000 per MW set by recent acquisitions in the area, our all-in cost to design and build the Culberson County site is expected to be less than $275,000 per MW. This represents a savings of more than 40%, or approximately $18,500,000 in upfront development costs per every 100 MW of expansion. For the Culberson County site specifically, this means that we expect to build the site for $17,300,000 or less, instead of approximately $29,000,000.”

The Company has also formally enacted a new treasury strategy that provides for the use of Bitcoin held in reserve to build balance sheet value and finance growth initiatives. Bitcoin held in reserve may be deployed through direct sales, option strategies, or other approaches. The strategy is designed to enhance the Company’s ability to execute strategic initiatives, increase its operating scale, and optimize metrics such as energy cost and cost to mine a Bitcoin. Decisions to utilize Bitcoin held in reserve will be made on a case-by-case basis. The Company will use this strategy to fund capital expenditures for the Culberson County site.

“Breaking ground at the Culberson County site marks the introduction of Hut 8’s new treasury strategy, which focuses on deploying our stack strategically to grow the business, create shareholder value, and minimize dilution,” said Genoot. “As we head into the halving, we anticipate that distressed assets will become available at favorable valuations and create opportunities for further growth. A core principle of our new strategy is to deploy capital thoughtfully and strategically to maintain a strong balance sheet and position ourselves to evaluate these opportunities as they arise.”

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 Company’s new treasury strategy, the build out and capacity of the Company’s site in Culberson County, Texas, including the expected cost to mine a Bitcoin at the site, and the Company’s future vision, objectives, and success, including its ability to capture future upside and create shareholder value.

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.

 

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

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.

 

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io

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.

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations
Sue Ennis
sue@hut8.io 

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations
Erin Dermer
erin.dermer@hut8.io

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.

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

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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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.

Hut 8 Corp. Investor Relations

Sue Ennis

sue@hut8.io

Hut 8 Corp. Media Relations

Erin Dermer

erin.dermer@hut8.io