Allied Nevada Gold Corp.

Allied Nevada Gold Corp.

August 14, 2009 08:00 ET

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. Announces C$100 Million Public Offering

RENO, NEVADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2009) - Allied Nevada Gold Corp. ("Allied Nevada" or the "Company") (TSX:ANV)(NYSE Amex:ANV) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and Genuity Capital Markets and including Cormark Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation and RBC Capital Markets (collectively, the "Underwriters"), under which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 11,150,000 shares of common stock of the Company ("Common Shares") at a price of C$9.00 per Common Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$100,350,000.

The Common Shares will be offered in all of the provinces of Canada (other than the Province of Quebec) by way of a prospectus supplement to the Company's base shelf prospectus dated August 12, 2009, and in the United States by way of a prospectus supplement to the Company's shelf registration statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Common Shares will also be offered on a private placement basis in certain jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for exploration and general corporate purposes. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about August 31, 2009 and is subject to all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE AMEX.

A copy of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be available on EDGAR at and on SEDAR at Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement may be obtained by contacting GMP Securities L.P. Attn: Equity Capital Markets, 145 King St. W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5H 1J8, email your request to or fax your request to 416-943-6134.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Allied Nevada Gold Corp.

Allied Nevada is a gold mining company that operates the Hycroft mine, located near Winnemucca, Nevada, and also has a large number of prospective exploration claims in the State of Nevada. The Hycroft mine is expected to produce approximately 80,000 - 87,000 ounces of gold in 2009 at a cost of sales per gold ounce of $460 - $480. At the Hycroft mine, exploration efforts in 2009 will be focused on identifying additional oxide ore reserves that can extend the mine life and continuing to assess the economic potential of the sulfide mineralization that has been identified. In addition to the Hycroft mine, the Company has six properties which have reported mineralized material and more than 100 other early stage exploration properties. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our exploration portfolio to determine ways to increase the value of these properties.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and the equivalent under Canadian securities laws), that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections including, but not limited to, Allied Nevada's intention to conduct a public offering of shares of its common stock. Forward-looking statements address activities, events or developments that Allied Nevada expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, and are based on current expectations and assumptions. Although Allied Nevada management believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the inability to manage successfully and complete the public offering; adverse changes in economic and/or market conditions generally; risks relating to Allied Nevada's status as a newly formed independent company and its lack of operating history; risks relating to fluctuations in the price of gold; uncertainties concerning reserve and resource estimates; availability of outside contractors in connection with the Hycroft Mine and other activities; and availability and timing of capital for financing the planned reactivation of the Hycroft Mine including uncertainty of being able to raise capital on favorable terms or at all; as well as those factors discussed in Allied Nevada's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") including Allied Nevada's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other SEC filings (and Canadian filings) including, without limitation, its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Allied Nevada does not intend to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Contact Information

  • Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
    Scott Caldwell
    President & CEO
    (775) 358-4455
    Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
    Tracey Thom
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (416) 409-6007