Crocodile Gold Corp.

Crocodile Gold Corp.

February 23, 2010 08:15 ET

Crocodile Gold Receives Proceeds of C$32 Million From Accelerated Expiry of Warrants

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2010) - Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK)(OTCQX:CROCF)(FRANKFURT:XGC) ("Crocodile Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has received proceeds of approximately C$32.4 million from the exercise of approximately 21.9 million common share purchase warrants and 2.1 million compensation options pursuant to an accelerated expiry of warrants announced in the Crocodile Gold press release dated January 18, 2010.

Proceeds of approximately C$27.8 million were received from the exercise of approximately 18.5 million common share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") at a price of C$1.50 per common share pursuant to a subscription receipt private placement completed in October 2009. The Warrants were subject to an accelerated expiry time of 5 p.m. (Toronto time) on February 19, 2010. In addition, 2,100,000 compensation options were exercised that were granted to the underwriters of the October 2009 private placement at a price of C$1.00 per option for proceeds of C$2.1 million.

Proceeds of approximately C$2.5 million were received from the exercise of approximately 3.4 million common share purchase warrants that were acquired during the business combination with Franc-Or Resources Corp. in November 2009 (the "FOR Warrants"). Each FOR Warrant was exercisable at a price of C$0.756 per common share. The FOR Warrants were subject to an accelerated expiry time of 5 p.m. (Toronto time) on February 9, 2010.

Crocodile Gold expects to use the proceeds towards advancing its projects in the Northern Territory of Australia and for general working capital purposes.

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. The property contains 3.09 million ounces of NI 43-101 compliant measured and indicated resources (42.9 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.3 g/t gold), and 1.94 million ounces of inferred resources (26.7 million tonnes at an average grade of 2.3 g/t gold) (See Management Information Circular dated October 5, 2009 and Crocodile Gold Press Releases dated September 8, 2009 and January 25, 2010). The Burnside Project includes the Brocks Creek underground mine, the Howley open pit mine and several additional deposits along the Cosmo/Howley 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 owns 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, CROCF on OTCQX and XGC on the Frankfurt Exchange.

Qualified Person

Alfred John Gillman of Odessa Resources Pty Ltd is a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and confirmed the technical information and data included in this press release.

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
    Crocodile Gold Corp.
    Ashleigh Clelland
    Manager, Investor Relations