Tudor Gold Announces Closing of $15 Million Private Placement, With Participation by Eric Sprott
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 4, 2021) - Tudor Gold Corp. (TSXV: TUD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced upsized brokered private placement offering for aggregate gross proceeds of $15,000,000 (the "Offering"), consisting of: (i) 2,250,600 common shares of the Company (each, a "Common Share") at a price of $2.10 per Common Share, and (ii) and 4,109,496 Common Shares that will qualify as "flow-through shares" within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Tax Act") (each, a "FT Common Share") at a price of $2.50 per FT Common Share. The Offering was led by Research Capital Corporation as lead agent and sole bookrunner, on behalf of a syndicate, including Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Red Cloud Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Agents").
The net proceeds from the sale of Common Shares will be used for the Company's ongoing exploration drilling program, working capital requirements and other general corporate purposes. The gross proceeds from the sale of FT Common Shares will be used to incur eligible "Canadian exploration expenses" ("CEE") that are "flow-through mining expenditures" (as such term is defined in the Tax Act) related to exploration expenses on the Company's Treaty Creek flagship property, located in Golden Triangle of northwestern British Columbia, as permitted under the Tax Act. The Company will incur the CEE on or before December 31, 2022 and renounce such CEE to the purchasers of the FT Common Shares with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2021.
Eric Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation which is beneficially owned by him, acquired 952,200 Common Shares pursuant to the Offering. After closing of the Offering, Mr. Sprott now beneficially owns or controls 33,717,819 common shares representing approximately 17.6% on a non-diluted basis and 16.2% on a fully diluted basis assuming the exercise of all convertible securities of the Company.
Prior to the Offering, Mr. Sprott beneficially owned or controlled 32,765,619 common shares of the Company.
The common shares were acquired by Mr. Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of the Company including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of the Company including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors.
A copy of 2176423 Ontario Ltd.'s early warning report will appear on the Company's profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling 416-945-3294 (200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1).
Mr. Sprott is an insider of the company and as such, his participation in connection with the private placement is a related-party transaction under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 -- Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. The company is relying on exemptions from the minority shareholder approval and formal valuation requirements applicable to the related-party transactions under sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a), respectively, of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the shares to be purchased on behalf of Mr. Sprott nor the consideration to be paid by him exceeds 25 per cent of the company's market capitalization.
In connection with the Offering, the Agents received an aggregate cash fee of $843,600, representing an amount equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds from subscribers introduced to the Company by the Agents under the Offering. In addition, the Company granted the Agents 355,205 non-transferable compensation warrants (the "Compensation Warrants") entitling the Agents to purchase 355,205 Common Shares, being an amount equal to 6.0% of the total number of Common Shares and FT Common Shares sold to subscribers introduced to the Company by the Agents under the Offering. Each Compensation Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $2.50 per Common Share for a period of 24 months following the Closing.
The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction.
About Tudor Gold Corp.
Tudor Gold Corp. is a precious and base metals exploration and development company with properties in British Columbia's Golden Triangle (Canada), an area that hosts producing and past-producing mines and several large deposits that are approaching potential development. The 17,913 hectare Treaty Creek project (in which TUDOR GOLD has a 60% interest) borders Seabridge Gold Inc.'s KSM property to the southwest and borders Pretium Resources Inc.'s Brucejack property to the southeast. In April 2021 Tudor published their 43-101 technical report, "Technical Report and Initial Mineral Resource Estimate of the Treaty Creek Gold Property, Skeena Mining Division, British Columbia Canada" dated March 1, 2021 on the Company's Sedar profile. The Company also has a 100% interest in the Crown project and a 100% interest in the Eskay North project, all located in the Golden Triangle area.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TUDOR GOLD CORP.
President and Chief Executive Officer
For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.tudor-gold.com or contact:
Head of Corporate Development and Communications
Phone: (604) 559 8092
Head of Investor Relations and Communications
Phone: +49 151 55362000
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Information
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.
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 the activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including expectations regarding the use of proceeds of the Offering and the timeframe for incurring certain expenditures. 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 the Company will complete Offering in the timeframe and on the terms as anticipated by management. 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 and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include risks relating to the failure to use the proceeds of the Offering in the manner and in accordance with the timeframe anticipated by management, market conditions and timeliness regulatory 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.
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