FIREWEED ZINC LTD. (TSX-V: FWZ) is pleased to announce that it has completed the non-brokered private placement described in its news release of March 31, 2020. In connection with the closing of the Offering, the Company will issue an aggregate of 3,807,670 units at a price of CDN$0.30 per Unit for gross proceeds of CDN$1,142,301. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company and one whole non-transferable common share purchase warrant.
Brandon Macdonald, Fireweed CEO, stated, “I want to thank our shareholders and directors who stepped up with their financial support to help the Company weather these unprecedented difficult times. It is an indication of their strong belief in our ongoing work. The financing will allow the Company’s highly skilled technical team to continue advancing our Macmillan Pass Project which is one of the largest undeveloped zinc projects in the world.”
Each whole Warrant is exercisable to acquire one Share at an exercise price of CDN$0.60 per Share until April 14, 2024 which is 48 months from the date of issuance, subject to the following acceleration right. If, at any time after the date that is 4 months and one day after the date of issuance of the Warrant, the average volume weighted trading price of the Company’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (or such other stock exchange on which the common shares may be traded from time to time) is at or above CDN$1.00 per share for a period of 20 consecutive trading days, the Company may, within 5 days of the Triggering Event, accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice thereof to the holders of the Warrants, by way of news release, and in such case the Warrants will expire on the first day that is at least 30 business days after the date on which such notice is given by the Company announcing the Triggering Event.
Insiders of the Company acquired an aggregate of 845,668 Units in the Offering, which participation constituted a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). Such participation is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the Units acquired by the insiders, nor the consideration for the Units paid by such insiders, exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used for work related to the Company’s Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, and for general working capital purposes.
The Company will pay aggregate finder’s fees of CDN$30,930 and 103,099 Share purchase warrants in connection with subscriptions from subscribers introduced to the Offering by Haywood Securities Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp and PI Financial Corp.. Each Finder’s Warrant is exercisable to acquire one Share in the capital of the Company at an exercise price of CDN$0.40 per Share until April 14, 2021, which is 12 months from the date of issuance.
The Offering remains subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Common Shares and Warrants issued under the private placement will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day following the date of closing.
About Fireweed Zinc Ltd.:
Fireweed Zinc is a public mineral exploration company focused on zinc and managed by a veteran team of mining industry professionals. The Company is advancing its district-scale 544 km2 Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, which is host to the 100% owned Tom and Jason zinc-lead-silver deposits with current large Mineral Resources and a PEA economic study (see Fireweed news releases dated January 10, 2018, and May 23, 2018, respectively, and reports filed on www.sedar.com for details) as well as the Boundary Zone, Tom North Zone and End Zone which have significant zinc-lead-silver mineralization drilled but not yet classified as mineral resources. The project also includes option agreements on large blocks of adjacent claims (MAC, MC, MP, Jerry, BR and NS) which cover exploration targets in the district where previous and recent work identified zinc, lead and silver prospects, and geophysical and geochemical anomalies in prospective host geology.
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