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Revival Gold Announces Closing of Previously Announced Brokered Equity Financing and Update on Ensign Acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

Revival Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RVG) (OTCQX: RVLGF) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its previously announced brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $7,167,464. The Offering was co-led by Paradigm Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Markets, on behalf of a syndicate of agents, which included Beacon Securities Limited.

 

The Offering was completed in connection with the proposed acquisition by the Company of all the issued and outstanding shares of Ensign Minerals Inc. pursuant to a three-cornered amalgamation between the Company, Ensign, and Revival Gold Amalgamation Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Shareholders of Ensign overwhelmingly approved the Transaction at a meeting of shareholders held on May 1, 2024. Closing of the Transaction is expected to occur within the next couple of weeks and is subject to the satisfaction of certain terms and conditions. Please see the Company’s press release dated April 10, 2024, for further information on the Transaction. The Transaction remains subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange

 

Under the Offering, 22,398,325 subscription receipts of Revival Subco were sold by Revival Subco at a price of $0.32 per Subscription Receipt. Each Subscription Receipt represents the right of a holder to receive, upon satisfaction or waiver of the Escrow Release Conditions (as defined below), without payment of additional consideration, one common share of Revival Subco and one-half of one Revival Subco common share purchase warrant, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a subscription receipt agreement entered into among the Company, Revival Subco and Marrelli Trust Company Limited dated May 2, 2024. Pursuant to the terms of the Transaction, the Offering and the Subscription Receipt Agreement, each Revival Subco Share issued under the Offering will be exchanged for one common share of the Company, and each Revival Subco Warrant will be exchanged for one Revival Share purchase warrant. Each Revival Warrant will be exercisable by the holder thereof for one Revival Share at an exercise price of C$0.45 per Revival Warrant Share for a period of thirty-six months following the satisfaction or waiver of the Escrow Release Conditions, subject to adjustments in certain events.

 

The net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used by the Company, following completion of the Transaction, to complete a Preliminary Economic Assessment on Ensign’s Mercur Project, advance permitting preparations on the Company’s Beartrack-Arnett Project, continue exploration for high-grade material at Beartrack-Arnett, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

 

As consideration for their services, the Agents are entitled to receive: (i) a cash commission of $430,047; and (ii) 1,343,900 non-transferable compensation warrants. Each Compensation Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Revival Subco Share at the Issue Price for a period of twenty-four months from the satisfaction of the Escrow Release Conditions. 50% of the Agent’s aggregate cash commission and corporate finance fee, and the Compensation Warrants, were paid and issued, respectively, to the Agents upon closing of the Offering, with the remainder to be paid to the Agents upon satisfaction or waiver of the Escrow Release Conditions.

 

The net proceeds from the sale of the Subscription Receipts, net of 50% of the aggregate cash commission and the Agent’s expenses have been deposited in escrow and will be held by the Subscription Receipt Agent pending the satisfaction or waiver of the Escrow Release Conditions.

 

The escrow release conditions for the Offering are as follows:

  • Written confirmation from Revival Gold and Revival Subco of the completion or irrevocable waiver or satisfaction of all conditions precedent to the Transaction (except such conditions that can only be satisfied at the effective time of the Transaction);‎
  • The receipt of all required regulatory, and shareholder approvals, as applicable, for the Transaction and the Offering, including the conditional approval of the listing of the Revival Shares to be issued in connection with the Offering on the TSXV;
  • Written confirmation to the Agents from each of the Company and Ensign that all conditions of the Transaction have been satisfied or waived, other than release of the Escrowed Funds, and that the Transaction shall be completed forthwith upon release of the Escrowed Funds;
  • The distribution of the Revival Shares following the satisfaction of the Escrow Release Conditions being exempt from applicable Canadian prospectus and registration requirements of applicable securities laws and not subject to any hold or restricted period;
  • The Company, Revival Subco and Ensign shall not be in breach or default of any of its covenants or obligations under the Subscription Receipt Agreement or the agency agreement dated May 2, 2024 entered into among Revival, Revival Subco, Ensign and the Agents (the “Agency Agreement”), except (in the case of the Agency Agreement only) for those breaches or defaults that have been waived by the Agents and all conditions set out in the Agency Agreement shall have been fulfilled; and
  • Revival Gold, Revival Subco, Ensign, and the lead agent (on its own behalf and on behalf of the Agents) having delivered a joint notice to the Subscription Receipt Agent confirming that the conditions set forth have been satisfied or waived (to the extent such ‎waiver is permitted).

 

In the event that the Escrow Release Conditions are not satisfied on or before the date which is 75 days following the closing of the Offering, or if prior to such time, the Company advises the lead agent or announces to the public that it does not intend to or will be unable to satisfy the Escrow Release Conditions or that the Transaction has been terminated or abandoned, the net escrowed proceeds under the Offering (plus any interest accrued thereon) will be returned to the holders of the Subscription Receipts on a pro-rata basis and the Subscription Receipts will be cancelled without any further action on the part of the holders. To the extent that the escrowed proceeds are not sufficient to refund the aggregate issue price paid to the holders of the Subscription Receipts, the Company will be responsible and liable to contribute such amounts as are necessary to satisfy any shortfall.

 

The Subscription Receipts are subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance. The Revival Shares and Revival Warrants to be issued upon the conversion of Subscription Receipts and closing of the Transaction will not be subject to a hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.

 

Certain insiders of the Company, namely Hugh Agro, Robert Chausse, Wayne Hubert, Michael Mansfield, Maura Lendon and Tim Warman subscribed to the Offering for an aggregate of 1,402,950 Subscription Receipts. This issuance of Subscription Receipts to the Insiders constitutes a “related party transaction” as such term is defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. The Company is relying on an exemption from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements provided under MI 61-101 pursuant to section 5.5(a) and section 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, on the basis that the participation in the Offering by Insiders does not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company’s market capitalization. The Subscription Receipts issued to the Insiders, and the Revival Shares and Revival Warrants issuable thereunder, will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Offering remains subject to certain conditions including but not limited to the approval of the TSXV, satisfaction of the Escrow Release Conditions, completion of the Transaction and other conditions in the Subscription Receipt Agreement.

 

The Company also announces that it proposes to issue Revival Shares as part of the payment to MPA Morrison Park Advisors Inc. in connection with their provision of financial advisory services including delivery of a fairness opinion to the Company’s Board of Directors in relation to the Transaction and ancillary matters. The Company entered into a financial advisory services agreement with MPA on February 2, 2024 pursuant to which the Company agreed to pay MPA a cash fee to perform the Services, payable upon the successful completion of the Transaction. Pursuant to the MPA Agreement, Revival may elect to pay a portion of the Fee, equal to $250,000, in Revival Shares. Accordingly, upon completion of the Transaction, Revival expects to issue to MPA that number of Revival Shares equal to $250,000 based on the closing price of the Revival Shares on the TSXV on the trading day immediately prior to the date the Transaction closes.

 

The securities offered pursuant to the Offering have not been, nor will they be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. 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 securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. “United States” and “U.S. person” are as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.

 

About Revival Gold Inc.

 

Revival Gold is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The Company is advancing the Beartrack-Arnett Gold Project located in Idaho, USA.

 

Beartrack-Arnett is the largest past-producing gold mine in Idaho. The Project benefits from extensive existing infrastructure and is the subject of a recent Preliminary Feasibility Study for the potential restart of open pit heap leach gold production operations.

 

Since reassembling the Beartrack-Arnett land position in 2017, Revival Gold has made one of the largest new discoveries of gold in the United States in the past decade. The mineralized trend at Beartrack extends for over five kilometers and is open on strike and at depth. Mineralization at Arnett is open in all directions.

 

Ensign Minerals Inc.

 

Ensign is a private company existing under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and focused on exploring for precious metals within the Mercur District, Utah, USA. Ensign controls approximately 6,255 hectares in the district where the known mineralization occurs on primarily privately held patented claims. Ensign’s property holdings include Mercur, West Mercur, South Mercur and North Mercur.

 

Posted May 2, 2024

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