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Ascot Resources Ltd. (the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:AOT) is pleased to announce that, subject to regulatory approval, it will undertake a non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") with Mr Eric Sprott or his nominee of $20 million.
The private placement will consist of both flow through units (the "FT Units") and hard dollar units (the "HD Units").The FT Units will be priced at $1.25 and will consist of one flow through share and one half of one non-transferable, common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will be exercisable for an additional common share for a period of two years from the closing of the Offering at an exercise price of $1.50. The HD Units will be priced at $1.15 and will consist of one common share and one half of one non-transferable, common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will be exercisable for an additional common share for a period of two years from the closing of the Offering at an exercise price of $1.50 per share. The securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to statutory hold periods expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance of such securities, and such other restrictions as are required by applicable securities laws.
Closing is scheduled for August 5, 2016. The portion of the financing that is to be FT units will be determined by the Company prior to the closing.
In connection with the Offering, the Company will pay, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval, a cash fee of 7.0% of the gross proceeds raised by finders and issue non-transferable warrants ("Finder's Warrants") equal to 7.0% of the Units sold pursuant to the efforts of finders. The Finder's Warrants will be exercisable at $1.25 per Finder's Warrant for FT Units and $1.15 per Finder's Warrant for HD Units into common shares of the Company for a period of twenty-four months from the closing of the Offering.
Upon final closing a nominee of Mr Sprott will be invited to join the Company's Board of Directors.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used for exploration expenditures on the Company's Premier property and for working capital. Completion of the Offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
For more information concerning the Company, please refer to the Company's profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
ASCOT RESOURCES LTD.
"John A Toffan", President
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adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to sell any 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 U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release relative to markets about anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect" and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may", "will", "should", "could" or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including, without limitation, statements relating to the anticipated use of proceeds of the Offering and statements regarding the exploration and mineralization potential of the Premier property, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Ascot's expectations include fluctuations in commodity prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits; the need for cooperation of government agencies and native groups in the exploration and development of properties and the issuance of required permits; the need to obtain additional financing to develop properties and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; the possibility of delay in exploration or development programs and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; and uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made. Ascot does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.