Silver Viper Minerals Corp. – (TSX-V: VIPR) is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement financing to raise gross proceeds of $4.0 million from the sale of 16,000,000 units at a price of $0.25 per unit. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half of one share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of two years.
Silver Viper intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to continue exploration and development of its La Virginia gold-silver project located in Sonora, Mexico and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a four month hold period which will expire on January 25, 2020. The Company will have 58,810,301 Common Shares and 8,000,000 Warrants outstanding after the close of the Offering.
The Company has agreed to pay a finder’s fee in respect of those purchasers under the Offering introduced to the Company by Red Cloud Securities, Eventus Capital Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners, Canaccord Genuity, Haywood Securities Inc., and Blue Lakes Advisors SA. Each Finder was paid a cash payment equal to 6% of the gross proceeds received by the Company from purchasers under the Offering who were introduced to the Company by such Finder, with a total of $127,424 paid by the Company to the Finders.
The issuance of Units to insiders pursuant to the Offering is considered to be a related party transaction under Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The Company is relying on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements provided under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 on the basis that participation in the Offering by insiders does not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company’s market capitalization.
The Units have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration. This press release is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor will there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About the Company
Silver Viper Minerals Inc is a Canadian-based junior mineral exploration company focused on precious metals exploration in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. The Company currently operates the La Virginia Gold-Silver Project. Silver Viper has 100% ownership of the La Virginia concessions acquired from PAAS and an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Rubi-Esperanza group of claims internal to those concessions. The property is an early stage exploration property, targeting a series of laterally extensive intrusive dykes and breccia zones, hosting low-sulphidation epithermal gold-silver mineralization. Silver Viper is under management provided by Belcarra Group Management Ltd. which is comprised of highly qualified mining professionals.
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