Crocodile Gold Corp.
TSX : CRK

Crocodile Gold Corp.

December 01, 2009 15:34 ET

Crocodile Gold Corp. Announces CDN$20,020,000 Bought Deal Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) -

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Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Co-Lead Underwriters") and including GMP Securities L.P., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., and Fraser Mackenzie Limited (together with the Co-Lead Underwriters, the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 15,400,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company, at a price of CDN$1.30 per Common Share (the "Offering Price") for aggregate gross proceeds to Crocodile Gold of CDN$20,020,000 (the "Offering").

The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 2,310,000 Common Shares at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering. If this option is exercised in full, an additional CDN$3,003,000 will be raised pursuant to the Offering and the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be CDN$23,023,000.

The Company expects to file a preliminary short form prospectus with the applicable securities regulatory authorities to qualify the Common Shares for distribution on December 7, 2009.

The net proceeds are intended to be used to fund expenditures on Crocodile Gold's assets in the Northern Territory of Australia and other exploration activities, and for general working capital and corporate purposes.

The Offering is expected to close on or about December 22, 2009 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.

The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Crocodile Gold
Crocodile Gold is a Canadian company that has completed the acquisition of recent past producing gold assets in the Northern Territory of Australia. The assets comprise an area greater than 3,500 square kilometres and are located approximately 90 to 285 kilometres south of the capital city, Darwin, and include the Burnside Project, Tom's Gully Project and Maud Creek Project (see Management Information Circular dated October 5, 2009 and Crocodile Gold Press Release dated September 8, 2009). The Burnside Project includes the Brocks Creek underground mine, the Chinese open pit mine and several additional deposits along the Cosmo/Chinese corridor, including the undeveloped Cosmo underground deposit. The Tom's Gully Project includes the Tom's Gully underground mine and the former Mt Bundy (Rustler's Roost) Mine. Crocodile Gold operates the 8,000 tpd Union Reefs mill and the 800 tpd Tom's Gully mill. Crocodile Gold trades under the symbol CRK on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Cautionary Note

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which include management's assessment of Crocodile Gold's future plans, operations and mineral resource estimates and are based on Crocodile Gold's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects" "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Crocodile Gold's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Crocodile Gold's inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; the ability to secure adequate financing and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Crocodile Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Crocodile Gold Corp.
    Michael Hoffman
    President and CEO
    416-861-2964
    or
    Crocodile Gold Corp.
    Ashleigh Meyer
    Manager, Investor Relations
    416-861-5899
    info@crocgold.com