VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 24, 2017) - Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX:AUG)(OTCQX:GGTCF) ("Auryn" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the equity placement with Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp") (TSX:G)(NYSE:GG), as well as the equity placement of flow-through common shares, announced on January 9, 2017. The Company has received gross proceeds of C$41,172,311.46 by issuing 9,542,402 common shares, of which an aggregate of 4,590,818 shares were issued as flow-through common shares sold by a syndicate of agents led by Beacon Securities Limited and including Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and PI Financial Corp. Goldcorp now owns a 12.5% interest in the outstanding common shares of the Company and has the right to maintain this percentage interest subject to certain obligations in an Investor Rights and Obligations Agreement.
Of the shares ultimately purchased by Goldcorp, 4,590,818 were first issued to third party investors as flow-through shares at a price C$5.01 per share and the remaining 4,951,584 common shares were purchased directly by Goldcorp at a price of C$3.67 per share. Goldcorp's total investment in Auryn amounted to C$35,020,615.34.
The net proceeds of the placements will be used to fund exploration on Auryn's mineral projects. All securities issued in connection with the placement are subject to a four-month hold period.
Shawn Wallace, President and CEO, commented that, "We are very pleased to have completed this financing with Goldcorp as our strategic investor. With the necessary financial resources at our disposal, our management and technical teams will now focus on conducting exploration and drilling across our entire portfolio in order to create value through discovery for our stakeholders and shareholders."
Auryn Resources is a technically driven junior mining exploration company focused on delivering shareholder value through project acquisition and development. The Company's management team is highly experienced with an impressive track record of success and has assembled an extensive technical team as well as a premier gold exploration portfolio. Auryn is focused on scalable high-grade gold deposits in established mining jurisdictions, which include the Committee Bay gold project located in Nunavut, the Homestake Ridge gold project in British Columbia and a portfolio of gold projects in southern Peru, through Corisur Peru SAC.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURYN RESOURCES INC.,
Shawn Wallace, President and CEO of Auryn Resources Inc.
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