Washington, D.C. 20549










Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 23, 2021
NioCorp Developments Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
British Columbia, Canada
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
7000 South Yosemite Street, Suite 115
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 639-4647


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


The information set forth in Item 2.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.


Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.


On April 23, 2021, pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Option to Purchase (the “Option Agreement”), dated as of April 29, 2020, by and between Beverly J. Beethe (the “Owner”) and Elk Creek Resources Corp. (“ECRC”), a Nebraska corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of NioCorp Developments Ltd., an entity formed under the laws of the Province of British Columbia (the “Company”), ECRC formally exercised and closed on its option to purchase two parcels of land and associated rights in Johnson County, Nebraska. Pursuant to the terms of the Option Agreement, the Owner sold, transferred, conveyed and assigned all of her rights, privileges, title and interest in and to the real property to ECRC, including any associated mineral rights.


The Option Agreement provides for a purchase price calculated based on the appraised value per acre of the parcels of land, the mineral rights and the structures erected on the land. The purchase price was approximately $6.2 million. The above summary of the material terms of the Option Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the actual terms and conditions of the Option Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements.


(b) Pro forma financial information.


The Company will provide the pro forma financial information required to be filed under Item 9.01 of Form 8-K by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than the 71st day after the required filing date for this Current Report on Form 8-K.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit   Description
10.1   Beethe008 Extension to Option to Purchase, dated April 29, 2020, among ECRC and Beverly J. Beethe (Previously filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 000-55710) filed with the SEC on September 16, 2020 and incorporated herein by reference).






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.


DATE: April 29, 2021 By: /s/ Neal S. Shah

Neal S. Shah 

Chief Financial Officer




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