Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (TSX: PTM) (NYSE American: PLG) announces the closing of its previously announced bought deal financing with BMO Capital Markets in the United States, under which the Company sold 8,326,957 common shares of the Company at a price of US$1.25 per Offered Share for gross proceeds of approximately US$10.4 million. In addition, the Company closed the sale of 7,575,758 common shares of the Company to Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC at a price of US$1.32 per share for gross proceeds of US$10.0 million and the sale of 6,940,000 common shares of the Company to Deepkloof Limited, a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited at a price of US$1.32 per share for gross proceeds of approximately US$9.2 million.
The Company used a portion of the proceeds of the Public Offering and the Private Placements, together with a US$20.0 million advance under its new credit agreement with Sprott Private Resource Lending II, LP, and the other lenders party thereto, to repay its secured loan facility with LMM in full. The Company intends to use the remaining net proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes.
For the purposes of approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”), the Company has relied on the exemption in Section 602.1 of the TSX Company Manual, which provides that the TSX will not apply its standards to certain transactions involving eligible interlisted issuers on a recognized exchange, such as the NYSE American.
The Public Offering was conducted pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the prospectus supplement and base shelf prospectus relating to the Public Offering in the United States may be obtained by calling toll-free 1-800-414-3627.
The Registration Statement and the prospectus supplement relating to the Public Offering do not qualify in any of the provinces or territories of Canada the distribution of the Offered Shares. No Offered Shares may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Canada or to any resident in Canada.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Offered Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
About Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
Platinum Group Metals Ltd. is the operator of the Waterberg Project, a bulk underground palladium and platinum deposit located in South Africa. Platinum Group is listed on the NYSE American Exchange (NYSE American: PLG) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: PTM). Waterberg was discovered by Platinum Group Metals and is being jointly developed with Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation and Hanwa Co. Ltd. The Company recently founded Lion Battery Technologies in partnership with Anglo American Platinum to support the use of palladium and platinum in lithium battery applications.
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