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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AURCANA CORPORATION ("Aurcana" or the "Company") (TSXV: AUN) is pleased to announce the completion of the first closing of the previously announced (August 9, 2019) non-brokered private placement offering (the “Private Placement”) targeting 20,000,000 Units (C$5,000,000) at a price of C$0.25 per Unit (the “Units”). The maximum size of the Private Placement would be up to 40,000,000 Units (C$10,000,000).
Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one full common share purchase warrant (each, a “Common Share Purchase Warrant”). Each Common Share Purchase Warrant will enable the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of C$0.375 for a period of 36 months following the closing of the Private Placement, subject to adjustment upon certain customary events.
Aurcana sold 17,960,924 Units for gross proceeds of C$4,490,231 in the first closing of the Private Placement (the “First Closing”). As part of the First Closing, insiders of the Company subscribed for 2,424,000 Units investing C$606,000.
The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to continue to execute the Company’s corporate vision, previously announced on June 19, 2019 and recently updated on its website www.aurcana.com, which is primarily focused on advancing its wholly-owned Revenue-Virginius Silver Mine located in Ouray, Colorado, as well as for working capital and general and administrative expenses. Finder’s fees to third parties may be paid in certain circumstances as part of the Private Placement.
Pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”), the Private Placement constitutes a "related party transaction" as insiders of the Company have subscribed for Units. These transactions are exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as the fair market value of any Units subscribed for by insiders pursuant to the Private Placement does not exceed 25% of the Company's market capitalization.
The Common Shares and the Warrants (and any Common Shares issued pursuant to the Warrants, as applicable) issued in the first tranche are subject to a statutory hold period expiring on December 15, 2019.
ABOUT AURCANA CORPORATION
Aurcana Corporation owns the Revenue-Virginius Mine, in Colorado, and the Shafter-Presidio Silver Project in Texas, US. The primary resource at Shafter and Revenue-Virginius is silver. Both are fully permitted for production.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURCANA CORPORATION
“Kevin Drover”, President & CEO
For further information, visit the website at www.aurcana.com or contact:
850 – 789 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Phone: (604) 331-9333
Gary Lindsey, Corporate Communications
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “estimate”, “objective”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “predict”, “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements concerning, without limitation, statements relating to the Private Placement (including with respect to the timing of closing of the Private Placement). Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company cannot give any assurance that they will prove correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, they involve inherent assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of assumptions, factors and risks. These assumptions and risks include, but are not limited to, assumptions and risks associated with the receipt of regulatory or shareholder approvals, and risks related to the state of financial markets or future metals prices.
Management has provided the above summary of risks and assumptions related to forward-looking statements in this press release in order to provide readers with a more comprehensive perspective on the Company’s future operations. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive from them. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.
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