THUNDER BAY, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2021 / Wolfden Resources Corporation (TSXV:WLF) ("Wolfden" or the "Company") is pleased announce that it has entered into a subscription agreement with Altius Minerals Corporation (ALS.T) ("Altius") and Kinross Gold Corporation (K.T) ("Kinross") for a non-brokered private placement of 6,250,000 common shares of the Company ("Common Shares") at a price of C$0.32 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $2 million (the "Offering"). Upon closing, Altius will hold approximately 12.5% and Kinross will hold approximately 11.4% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company.
The majority of the proceeds from the Offering will be used to continue exploration at the Company's 100%-owned Pickett Mountain high-grade polymetallic deposit and also at its recently optioned Big Silver project, both located in Maine, USA. As part of the terms of the subscription agreement, the Company will continue to collaborate on technical programs related to the exploration and development of the projects.
"We are very pleased to have the continued support of Altius and Kinross as a significant investors and as strategic partners as we increase our exploration focus on precious metal rich polymetallic deposits and seek to further expand the mineral resources including high-grade mineralization intersected in the final holes of the 2020 drill program in the footwall of the Picket Mountain deposit," said Ron Little, President and CEO for the Company. "The Company has been working in parallel on an application to rezone a small portion of its Pickett Mountain Property to allow for an underground mining operation and hopes to conclude the process in 2021 with a favorable outcome".
The Offering is expected to close no later than January 29, 2021, is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval and no compensation is expected to be paid in respect of the Offering. The securities to be issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.
As an insider, the subscription by Altius will be considered to be related party transactions within the meaning of TSXV Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 ("MI 61-101"). The Company intends to rely on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101 in respect of such insider participation.
Wolfden is an exploration and development company focused high-margin deposits in good jurisdictions. Its wholly owned Pickett Mountain Project is one of the highest-grade polymetallic projects in North America (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ag, Au). This relatively advanced project is well-located near excellent infrastructure that will support straight forward development as detailed in a Preliminary Economic Assessment date September 14, 2020.
For further information please contact Ron Little, President & CEO, at (807) 624-1136 or Rahim Lakha, Corporate Development at (416) 414-9954.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This press release contains forward-looking information (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation) that involves various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information includes statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance of the Company, and include, without limitation, statements relating to the completion of the Offering, the use of proceeds of the Offering, metal price assumptions, cash flow forecasts, projected capital and operating costs, metal or mineral recoveries, mine life and production rates, and other assumptions used in Preliminary Economic Assessment dated September 14, 2020, information about future activities at the Pickett Mountain Project that include plans to complete additional drilling and pre-permitting (rezoning petition), the results of the Preliminary Economic Assessment dated September 14, 2020, the potential upside of the Pickett Mt. Project, and the timing and commencement of future drill programs in Maine, Manitoba and New Brunswick. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information in this news release, including without limitation, the following risks and uncertainties: (i) risks inherent in the mining industry; (ii) regulatory and environmental risks; (iii) results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties; (iv) risks relating to the estimation of mineral resources; (v) stock market volatility and capital market fluctuations; and (vi) general market and industry conditions. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. This forward-looking information is based on estimates and opinions of management on the date hereof and is expressly qualified by this notice. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the Company's disclosure materials filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada at www.sedar.com. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from such information unless required by applicable law.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Wolfden Resources Corporation
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