Vista Gold Corp. (NYSE MKT:VGZ) (TSX:VGZ) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced public offering of units made pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated August 2, 2016 between the Company and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation and Rodman & Renshaw a unit of H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, acting as co-lead underwriters and joint book-running managers and Sprott Private Wealth LP, Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Jet Capital Advisors, LLC as co-managers.
Pursuant to the Offering, the Company sold an aggregate of 12,362,500 Units at a price of US1.40 per Unit for gross proceeds of US$17,307,500. The Units sold include 1,612,500 Units sold pursuant to the exercise, in full, of the over-allotment option that was granted to the Underwriters. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Share at the exercise price of US$1.92 per Share, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances, for a period of 36 months after the closing of the Offering.
The Company intends to allocate the net proceeds from the Offering to pursue completion of the permitting and to perform selected technical studies that the Company believes will further de-risk the Mt Todd gold project, enhance the Mt Todd project economics and prepare the project for development if and when economic conditions warrant. Remaining proceeds will be used for working capital requirements and/or for other general corporate purposes which include ongoing regulatory, legal and accounting expenses, management and administrative expenses, and other corporate initiatives.
The Offering was completed by way of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying short form base shelf prospectus in all of the provinces of Canada, other than Québec, and was offered in the United States pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, Units, Warrants or Shares in any state or province in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state, province, or other jurisdiction.
About Vista Gold Corp.
The Company is a well-funded gold project developer. Our principal asset is our flagship Mt Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia where we continue to work to identify opportunities to improve project economics with the goal of advancing the project toward development. We also hold approximately 4.4% of the outstanding common shares of Midas Gold Corp., non-core projects in Mexico and the United States and royalty interests in Indonesia.
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