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SilverCrest Announces SSR Mining Exercises Participation Right with C$27 Million Private Placement






SilverCrest Metals Inc. (TSX: SIL) (NYSE American: SILV) is pleased to announce that SSR Mining Inc. has elected to exercise its equity participation right pursuant to an agreement between the Company and SSR Mining dated November 28, 2018 (see news release dated November 29, 2018). Accordingly, SSR Mining has agreed to purchase 3,597,291 shares of SilverCrest for aggregate proceeds of C$26,979,682.50 at the same price of C$7.50 as the non-brokered private placement offering announced by SilverCrest on April 13, 2020 and closed, as announced, on April 17, 2020.


The net proceeds of the SSR Mining Placement will be used for continued exploration and development of the Company’s Las Chispas Project and for general working capital and administrative purposes. Following completion of the SSR Mining Placement, SilverCrest will have a cash balance of C$234 million in its treasury.  


The SSR Mining Placement is scheduled to close on or about April 24, 2020, subject to certain conditions, including the receipt by SilverCrest of all necessary regulatory approvals, and the shares purchased by SSR Mining will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day. 


In conjunction with the SSR Mining Placement, SSR Mining has advised SilverCrest that it has entered into a transaction with 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation beneficially owned by Mr. Eric Sprott, whereby SSR Mining has agreed to sell the 3,597,291 SilverCrest common shares acquired pursuant to the SSR Mining Placement to Mr. Sprott at a price of C$7.65 per common share pursuant to available exemptions under applicable Canadian securities laws. The shares acquired by Mr. Sprott will continue to be subject to the original hold period of four months and one day. Following such disposition, SSR Mining advises that it will retain ownership of 9,000,645 common shares, representing 7.1% of outstanding shares of SilverCrest.


The common shares of the Company mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from registration.




SilverCrest is a Canadian precious metals exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, that is focused on new discoveries, value-added acquisitions and targeting production in Mexico’s historic precious metal districts. The Company’s current focus is on the high-grade, historic Las Chispas mining district in Sonora, Mexico. The Las Chispas Project consists of 28 mineral concessions, of which the Company has 100% ownership and where all the known mineral resources of the Company are located. SilverCrest is the first company to successfully drill‑test the historic Las Chispas Property resulting in numerous high-grade precious metal discoveries. The Company is led by a proven management team in all aspects of the precious metal mining sector, including taking projects through discovery, finance, on time and on budget construction, and production.


Posted April 21, 2020

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