PureGold Closes $15 Million Non-Brokered Flow Through FinancingJune 17, 2020 Download PDF (343ko)
Eric Sprott increases his share ownership to 12%
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – June 17, 2020 – Pure Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV:PGM, LSE:PUR) (“PureGold” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has closed the non-brokered private placement of 9,868,421 common shares of the Company that qualified as “flow-through shares” for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “FT Shares”) at a price of $1.52 per FT Share (the “Financing”), for gross proceeds to PureGold of $15,000,000. Subsequent to the private placement, Mr. Eric Sprott was the back-end buyer of all of the FT Shares.
“This new capital gives us the financial flexibility to launch an aggressive exploration drilling campaign designed to accelerate our goal of resource growth and expansion. While we remain completely focused on our fully-funded mine construction and ramp-up, we strongly believe our mine plan is both scalable, and has the potential to expand. This investment allows us to begin building out our future growth today, concurrent with mine construction activities which remain on-track for first gold production in Q4 2020,” said Darin Labrenz, President & CEO. “We would like to thank Eric Sprott for his continued support of the Company and of our vision of becoming a high-margin, long-life producer in the Red Lake mining district”.
The gross proceeds from the issuance of the FT Shares will be used for “Canadian exploration expenses” and will qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” (the “Qualifying Expenditures”), as those terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada), which will be renounced to the initial purchasers of the FT Shares with an effective date no later than December 31, 2020 in an aggregate amount not less than the gross proceeds raised from the issue of the FT Shares, and, if the Qualifying Expenditures are reduced by the Canada Revenue Agency, the Company will indemnify each initial purchaser of FT Shares for any additional taxes payable by such subscriber as a result of the Company’s failure to renounce the Qualifying Expenditures as agreed.
In consideration for their services, a finders’ fee equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Financing was paid to a group of financial advisors led by Clarus Securities Inc.
The FT Shares have a hold period of four months and one day from closing, expiring on October 18, 2020.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the FT Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including any of the FT Shares in the United States of America. The FT Shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration requirements is available.
About Pure Gold Mining Inc.
The PureGold Red Lake Mine is Canada’s next gold mine. Fully funded, the project is on track to deliver near term gold production into a rising Canadian gold price environment, with first production scheduled for late 2020. The orebody is situated within a seven-kilometre-long gold system that is wide open for expansion at depth and along strike, and multiple discoveries by the Company suggest potential opportunities for near-term growth.
Additional information about the Company and its activities may be found on the Company’s website at www.puregoldmining.ca and under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Darin Labrenz, President & CEO
Adam Buchanan, Manager, Investor Relations
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All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are “forward-looking information” with respect to PureGold within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, but not limited to statements with respect to the expected use of proceeds of the Financing and the potential for growth of mineral resources. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “planned”, “expect”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “targeting”, “intends”, “believe”, “potential”, and similar expressions, or describes a “goal”, or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “should”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including, among others, assumptions about future prices of gold and other metal prices, currency exchange rates and interest rates, favourable operating conditions, political stability, obtaining governmental approvals and financing on time, obtaining renewals for existing licences and permits and obtaining required licences and permits, labour stability, stability in market conditions, availability of equipment, accuracy of any mineral resources, successful resolution of disputes and anticipated costs and expenditures. Many assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of PureGold and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.
Such forward-looking information, involves known and unknown risks, which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, the anticipated use of proceeds of the and the qualification of the use of proceeds as Canadian Exploration Expenditures, ; risks related to the interpretation of results at the Madsen Gold Project; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; current economic conditions; future prices of commodities; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; the costs and timing of the development of new deposits; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; the timing and success of exploration activities generally; delays in permitting; possible claims against the Company; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, financing or in the completion of exploration as well as those factors discussed in the Annual Information Form of the Company dated March 26, 2020 in the section entitled “Risk Factors”, under PureGold’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Although PureGold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. PureGold disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by law.