Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. (TSX-V: SPA) is pleased to announce that it has closed a non-brokered private placement offering of 16,666,666 common share units for gross proceeds of $5,000,000, entirely subscribed by Mr. Eric Sprott.
Each Unit consisted of one common share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant. Each Warrant entitles its holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.45 per share for a period of two years. All of the securities issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a statutory four-month hold period expiring on November 24, 2020.
Larry Yau, CEO, commented: “I would like to personally thank Eric for another vote of confidence in Spanish Mountain. With his impressive track record of picking outperformers among mining explorers and developers, we are honoured and delighted to be his choice of personal investment twice within a short period of two weeks.”
No finders’ fees, warrants or commissions were paid in connection with the Offering. The Company expects to use all of the proceeds of the Offering to advance the Company’s Spanish Mountain gold project to achieve other key project milestones beyond the preliminary feasibility study. Details of the project work will be announced shortly. The Offering is subject to final acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange upon filing of final documentation.
Mr. Sprott through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation that is beneficially owned by him, acquired 16,666,666 Units pursuant to the Offering for a total consideration of $5,000,000. His participation is considered to be a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The transaction was exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of any securities issued to nor the consideration paid by such persons exceeded 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
Subsequent to the Offering, Mr. Sprott beneficially owns or controls 36,666,666 common shares of the Company and 36,666,666 Warrants representing approximately 12.2% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis and approximately 21.8% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on a partially diluted basis (i.e., assuming exercise of all 36,666,667 Warrants). Prior to the Offering, Mr. Sprott beneficially owned or controlled 20,000,000 common shares and 20,000,000 Warrants of the Company.
The Units were acquired by Mr. Sprott for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of the Company including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of Company including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other factors that Mr. Sprott considers relevant from time to time.
A copy of the applicable early warning report will appear on the Company’s profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling Mr. Sprott’s office at (416) 945-3294 (200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1).
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Spanish Mountain Gold
Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. is focused on advancing its multi-million ounce Spanish Mountain gold project in southern central British Columbia. The Company has prioritized the development of the first phase of the Project in which the pit-delineated high-grade core of the deposit is potentially expected to sustain a stand-alone operation of 11 years. The potential viability of the Project’s Phase 1 has been demonstrated in a Preliminary Economic Assessment. The PEA illustrates the project potential with a combination of modest capital requirements (US$270m) and low operating cost (AISC $549/oz) over its mine life.
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