Moneta Gold Closes Upsized and Oversubscribed $15.4 Million Bought Deal Financing
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 18, 2022) - Moneta Gold Inc. (TSX: ME) (OTCQX: MEAUF) (XETRA: MOP) ("Moneta" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced (see July 29, 2022 press release) upsized and oversubscribed "bought deal" brokered private placement of 6,000,000 common shares of the Company that qualify as "flow through shares" (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) (the "Flow Through Shares") at an issue price of $2.40 per Flow Through Share and 608,000 common shares (the "Hard Dollar Shares") at a price of $1.645 per Hard Dollar Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $15,400,160, including the exercise in full of the underwriters' option (the "Offering").
The Offering was led by Stifel GMP (the "Lead Underwriter"), on behalf of itself and a syndicate of underwriters that included Haywood Securities Inc., iA Private Wealth Inc., Paradigm Capital Inc., and Sprott Capital Partners LP.
Gary O'Connor, President, CEO and Director, commented, "The successful closing of our upsized and oversubscribed financing has strengthened our balance sheet, allowing Moneta to continue de-risking the Tower Gold project. I would also like to welcome our new investors and thank all stakeholders for their continued support."
The gross proceeds from the sale of the Flow Through Shares will be used to incur eligible "Canadian exploration expenses" that will qualify as "flow-through mining expenditures", as both terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Qualifying Expenditures") related to the Company's Tower Gold project in Ontario on or before December 31, 2023. The Qualifying Expenditures shall be renounced to the purchasers of the Flow Through Shares effective on or before December 31, 2022. The net proceeds of the sale of the Hard Dollar Shares shall be used for general corporate purposes.
All securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date hereof. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities 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 may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Moneta Gold
Moneta is a Canadian-based gold exploration company focussed on advancing its 100% wholly owned Tower Gold project, which currently hosts a gold mineral resource estimate of 4.3 Moz indicated and 7.5 Moz inferred. The Corporation's 2022 drill program is primarily designed to infill and upgrade the resource categories of the mineral resources. An updated PEA study encompassing the entire Tower Gold project is planned to be completed in the third quarter of 2022. Moneta is committed to creating shareholder value through the strategic allocation of capital and a focus on the current resource upgrade drilling program, while conducting all business activities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Gary V. O'Connor, CEO
Linda Armstrong, Investor Relations
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