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Dec 1, 2021
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. This news release constitutes a "designated news release" for the purposes of the Company's prospectus supplement dated February 2, 2021 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated January 27, 2021. Vancouver, British Columbia - December 1, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V:HIVE) (Nasdaq:HIVE) (FSE:HBF) (the "Company" or "HIVE") is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced bought-deal private placement of 16,670,000 special warrants of the Company (the "Special Warrants") at a price of $6.00 per Special Warrant for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $100,020,000 (the "Offering") with Stifel GMP as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp. (collectively, the "Underwriters"). In connection with the closing of the Offering, the Underwriters elected to fully exercise the option granted to them by the Company to increase the size of the Offering by an additional 15% of the Special Warrants sold under the Offering, for an additional 2,500,500 Special Warrants. As a result, the Offering consisted of the sale of an aggregate 19,170,500 Special Warrants for gross proceeds of $115,023,000. The Special Warrants and the underlying Units (defined below) are subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day in accordance with applicable securities laws. Each Special Warrant entitles the holder thereof to receive, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances and the Penalty Provision (as defined below), and without payment of additional consideration, one (1) unit of the Company (each a "Unit") upon the exercise or deemed exercise of each Special Warrant. Each Unit consists of one (1) common share of the Company (a "Unit Share") and one-half (0.5) of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (a "Warrant Share") at a price of $6.00 per Warrant Share for a period of 30 months following the closing of the Offering. The Special Warrants will be exercisable by the holders thereof at any time after the Closing Date for no additional consideration. All unexercised Special Warrants shall be deemed exercised on behalf of, and without any required action on the part of, the holders (including payment of additional consideration) on the earlier of: the second business day following the date on which the Company files a prospectus supplement after a receipt is issued for an amended and restated (final) short form base shelf prospectus by the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC"), as principal regulator on behalf of the securities regulatory authorities in each Province of Canada, except Québec, qualifying the distribution of the Unit Shares and Warrants to be issued upon exercise of the Special Warrants (the "Qualification Date"); and 4:59 p.m. (Toronto time) on the date which is four months and a day following the Closing Date (the "Qualification Deadline"). In the event the Qualification Date has not occurred on or before January 7, 2022 (the "Penalty Date"), each outstanding Special Warrant shall thereafter entitle the holder to receive, upon the exercise or deemed exercise of each Special Warrant, for no additional consideration, 1.1 Units (the "Penalty Provision"). The net proceeds of the Offering shall be primarily used to support growth of the Company's business and for working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes. "We are very pleased that this private placement included both institutions and broad retail distribution with over 100 new shareholders becoming part of our HIVE community," comments Frank Holmes, HIVE's Executive Chairman. "These funds will allow us to HODL our Bitcoin and Ether supply while expanding our production to 3 Exahash in the early part of 2022. Also important was BMO's participation, making it the first major Canadian bank to participate in a crypto data center equity financing." In connection with the Offering, the Underwriters received a cash commission equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the Offering. The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction. Resignation of Director The Company also announces that Tobias Ebel has resigned as a director of the Company due to other business commitments and time demands. The Company would like to thank Mr. Ebel for his hard work and contributions to the HIVE board. About HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. went public in 2017 as the first cryptocurrency mining company with a green energy and ESG strategy. HIVE is a growth-oriented technology stock in the emergent blockchain industry. As a company whose shares trade on a major stock exchange, we are building a bridge between the digital currency and blockchain sector and traditional capital markets. HIVE owns state-of-the-art, green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland, where we source only green energy to mine on the cloud and HODL both Ethereum and Bitcoin. Since the beginning of 2021, HIVE has held in secure storage the majority of its ETH and BTC coin mining rewards. Our shares provide investors with exposure to the operating margins of digital currency mining, as well as a portfolio of cryptocurrencies such as ETH and BTC. Because HIVE also owns hard assets such as data centers and advanced multi-use servers, we believe our shares offer investors an attractive way to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency space. We encourage you to visit HIVE's YouTube channel here to learn more about HIVE. For more information and to register to HIVE's mailing list, please visit www.HIVEblockchain.com . Follow @HIVEblockchain on Twitter and subscribe to HIVE's YouTube channel. On Behalf Of HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. "Frank Holmes"