Atna Resources Ltd.
TSX : ATN

Atna Resources Ltd.

November 17, 2010 18:57 ET

Atna Announces Filing of Preliminary Short Form Prospectus

GOLDEN, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2010) -

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Atna Resources Ltd. ("Atna" or the "Company") – (TSX:ATN) is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus with securities regulatory authorities in each of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia in connection with the bought deal financing announced on November 10, 2010 (the "Offering"). The Company has entered into an underwriting agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including Octagon Capital Corporation (the "Underwriters") pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase 13,350,000 units (the "Units") of the Company at a price of CAD$0.60 per Unit for gross proceeds of CAD$8,010,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to subscribe for one additional common share for a period of 24 months from the closing of the Offering at an exercise price of CAD$0.70.

In addition, the Company has granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time until 30 days following the closing of the Offering, to purchase an additional 2,002,500 Units at CAD$0.60 per Unit to raise additional gross proceeds of up to CAD$1,201,500.

The Underwriters will receive a cash fee equal to 6.5 percent of the gross proceeds raised through the Offering and the over-allotment option. The Company will also issue warrants ("Broker Warrants") equal to 6.5 percent of the total Units issued. Each Broker Warrant shall be exercisable to acquire one common share of the Company at an exercise price of CAD$0.70 for a period of 24 months from closing of the Offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for drilling and construction projects at its Briggs Gold Mine in California and its Reward Project in Nevada, and for general corporate purposes.

Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or before December 2, 2010 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

For additional information on Atna, its mining, development and exploration projects, please visit our website at www.atna.com.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the Units in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Units 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 benefit of, U.S. persons (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 pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements", as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the timing and size of the Offering and the anticipated the proposed use of proceeds. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical fact. They are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change, except as required by applicable securities laws. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include: gold production at the Briggs Mine, the Company might encounter problems such as the significant depreciation of metals prices; accidents and other risks associated with mining exploration and development operations; the risk that the Company will encounter unanticipated geological factors; the Company's need for and ability to obtain additional financing; the possibility that the Company may not be able to secure permitting and other governmental clearances necessary to carry out the Company's exploration and development programs; and the other risk factors discussed in greater detail in the Company's various filings on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) with Canadian securities regulators and its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's 2009 Form 20-F dated March 26, 2010.

Neither the TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information

  • Atna Resources Ltd.
    James Hesketh
    President and CE
    (303) 278-8464
    or
    Atna Resources Ltd.
    Valerie Kimball
    Investor Relations
    Toll Free: (877) 692-8182
    www.atna.com