Aya Gold & Silver Inc. (TSX: AYA) (OTCQX: AYASF) is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced upsized offering of 11,151,550 common shares in the capital of the Corporation, at a price of $8.25 per Share for gross proceeds of approximately $92,000,000 including the full exercise of the over-allotment option in the amount of approximately $12,000,000.
Eight Capital and Desjardins Capital Markets acted as joint bookrunners and co-lead underwriters, with a syndicate of underwriters comprised of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc, Raymond James, Cormark Securities Inc., Sprott Capital Partners L.P. and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc.
Aya intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to advance its business objectives including for the funding of the Zgounder expansion project, the advancement of its exploration program namely at Boumadine and Zgounder, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The Offering was completed by way of a prospectus supplement to the short form base shelf prospectus of the Corporation dated January 12, 2023, which Supplement was filed on January 19, 2023. The Base Prospectus and the Supplement can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and contain important detailed information about the Offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.
About Aya Gold & Silver Inc.
Aya Gold & Silver Inc. is a rapidly growing, Canada-based silver producer with operations in the Kingdom of Morocco.
The only TSX-listed pure silver mining company, Aya operates the high-grade Zgounder Silver Mine and is exploring its properties along the prospective South-Atlas Fault, several of which have hosted past-producing mines and historical resources. Aya’s Moroccan mining assets are complemented by its Tijirit Gold Project in Mauritania, which is being advanced to feasibility.
Aya’s management team has been focused on maximizing shareholder value by anchoring sustainability at the heart of its operations, governance, and financial growth plans.
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