October 19, 2020 – Gold79 Mines Ltd. (TSX-V:AUU) (“Gold79” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the initiation of a non-brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of up to a maximum of $2,000,000, comprising 20,000,000 units, at $0.10 per unit (the “Offering”). Each unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of 24 months following the date of issuance. Any securities issued under the Offering would be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance. This Offering is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”). The anticipated closing date of the Offering is November 10, 2020.
The Offering will be conducted by the Company utilizing the Existing Security Holder Prospectus Exemption under OSC Rule 45-501 Ontario Prospectus and Registration Exemptions and other equivalent provisions of applicable securities laws in other jurisdictions in Canada (collectively, the “Existing Security Holder Exemptions”) as well as the “accredited investor” exemption under National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions and also other exemptions available to the Company.
The Company will make the Offering available to all shareholders of the Company as of October 15, 2020 (the “Record Date”) who are eligible to participate under the Existing Security Holder Exemptions and who have notified the Company by no later than November 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Eastern) of their intention to participate in the Offering. The Existing Security Holder Exemptions limit a shareholder to a maximum investment of $15,000 unless the shareholder certifies in the subscription agreement that he or she has obtained advice regarding the suitability of the investment from a registered investment dealer or otherwise qualifies to rely on another private placement exemption.
In the subscription agreement, shareholders will be required to certify the number of common shares of the Company held as of the record date and the total number of units they wish to subscribe for at the specified price of $0.10 per unit. Each existing shareholder on the record date will be entitled to purchase that number of units equal to at least their pro rata share based on the common shares owned on the record date, subject to a $2,500 minimum subscription. Any additional available units will be allocated by the Company based on subscriptions received and units available. Orders will be processed by the Company on a first come, first served basis such that it is possible that a subscription received from a shareholder may not be accepted by the Company if the Offering is over subscribed. Any person who becomes a shareholder of the Company after the Record Date shall not be entitled to participate in the Offering under the Existing Security Holders Exemptions.
The aggregate proceeds raised under the Offering will be used for exploration expenditures related to the Gold Chain, Arizona project; the Jefferson Canyon, Nevada project; the Tip Top Gold, Nevada project; and, for working capital and general corporate purposes.
It is anticipated that officers and directors of the Company will participate in the Offering. Gold79 may pay commissions to qualified finders in Canada in connection with the Offering comprised of a 6% cash commission and 6% in broker warrants exercisable at $0.15 per share for a period of 24 months following the date of issuance. Any finder fees paid would be in accordance with TSX-V policies.
The offered securities will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons, except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, securities of the Company in the United States.
About Gold79 Mines Ltd.
Gold79 Mines Ltd. (formerly Aura Resources Inc.) is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects in the Southwest USA. Gold79 holds 100% earn-in option and / or purchase agreements on three gold projects. The two priority projects are located in Nevada, USA, the Jefferson Canyon Gold Project and the Tip Top Gold Project. The third is located in Arizona, USA and is called the Gold Chain Project. Gold79 holds two projects with minority interest being a 37.1% interest in the Greyhound Project, Nunavut, Canada under JV by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and a 20% interest in the Taviche Project in Oaxaca, Mexico which is operated by Minaurum Gold Inc.
For further information regarding this press release contact: Gary Thompson, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman by email at GT@gold79mines.com. Gold79’s website is located at www.gold79mines.com.
This press release may contain forward looking statements that are made as of the date hereof and are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions which involve risks and uncertainties associated with our business including the proposed private placement or any future private placements, the uncertainty as to whether further exploration will result in the target(s) being delineated as a mineral resource, capital expenditures, operating costs, mineral resources, recovery rates, grades and prices, estimated goals, expansion and growth of the business and operations, plans and references to the Company’s future successes with its business and the economic environment in which the business operates. All such statements are made pursuant to the ‘safe harbour’ provisions of, and are intended to be forward-looking statements under, applicable Canadian securities legislation. Any statements contained herein that are statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution readers of this news release not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations. Please refer to the risks set forth in the Company’s most recent annual MD&A and the Company’s continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Gold79 does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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