VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/17 -- NXGOLD LTD. ("NxGold Ltd." or the "Company"), (TSX VENTURE: NXN) is pleased to announce that, further to its news release dated December 13, 2016 announcing the completion of an offering of 19,840,600 units (the "Offering") raising gross proceeds of approximately $4.9 million, it has closed an additional and final tranche of the Offering consisting of 2,116,000 units for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $0.5 million. This additional tranche was completed to respond to excess demand for the Offering.
As with the Offering, each unit issuable pursuant to this final tranche, consists of one common share of the Company (each, a "Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant") and was issued at a price of $0.25. Each Warrant is exercisable to purchase one additional Share at a price of $0.50 for a period of 36 months commencing on closing (the "Expiry Date"). If, at any time after May 14, 2017, the closing price of the Shares on the principal market on which the Shares trade is equal to or greater than $0.75 for a period of 20 consecutive trading days, the Company may accelerate the expiry of the Warrants, in which event the Expiry Date shall be the date (the "Accelerated Expiry Date") which is 30 days following the dissemination of a news release by the Company announcing the Accelerated Expiry Date.
The Company has not and will not pay any compensation in connection with this final tranche of the Offering. All securities to be issued pursuant to this final tranche of the Offering will be subject to a hold period expiring May 14, 2017.
The net proceeds will be combined with those of the Offering and used to satisfy the Company's short term obligations under its previously announced earn-in agreement with Meliadine Gold Ltd., pursuant to which the Company has an exclusive option to earn up to a 70% interest in the Peter Lake Property, and for working capital purposes.
NxGold is a Vancouver-based exploration company. NxGold has entered into an earn-in agreement with Meliadine Gold Ltd. to earn up to a 70% interest in the Peter Lake Gold Property. The Peter Lake Property is located approximately 40 km northwest of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. The Property covers 4,174 hectares immediately along trend from Agnico Eagle's advanced Meliadine Gold project (with applications pending to increase the size of the Property to 10,670 hectares). The earn-in agreement is subject to final acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange, conditional acceptance having been obtained.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Statement Regarding "Forward-Looking" Information.
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. "Forward-looking information" includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including the use of proceeds of the Offering and receipt of final regulatory approval in connection with the earn-in agreement. Generally, but not always, forward-looking information and statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negative connotation thereof or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connation thereof.
Such forward-looking information and statements are based on numerous assumptions, including among others, that regulatory approval to the Offering will be obtained, that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that financing will be available if and when needed and on reasonable terms, and that third party contractors, equipment and supplies and governmental and other approvals required to conduct the Company's planned exploration activities will be available on reasonable terms and in a timely manner. Although the assumptions made by the Company in providing forward-looking information or making forward-looking statements are considered reasonable by management at the time, there can be no assurance that such assumptions will prove to be accurate.
Forward-looking information and statements also involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual events or results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information or statements, including, among others: negative operating cash flow and dependence on third party financing, uncertainty of additional financing, no known mineral reserves or resources, reliance on key management and other personnel, potential downturns in economic conditions, actual results of exploration activities being different than anticipated, changes in exploration programs based upon results, and risks generally associated with the mineral exploration industry, environmental risks, changes in laws and regulations, community relations and delays in obtaining governmental or other approvals.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information or implied by forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or reissue forward-looking information as a result of new information or events except as required by applicable securities laws.
Vice-President Corporate Development
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