BacTech Mining Corporation
TSX VENTURE : BM

BacTech Mining Corporation

April 03, 2009 09:00 ET

BacTech Closes First and Second Tranches of Private Placement

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - BacTech Mining Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:BM) today announced that it has closed the first and second tranches of its non-brokered private placement announced March 16, 2009, for total gross proceeds of $495,000. This has allowed the Company to repurchase its $3 million debenture commitment for $400,000 (see news release of March 16, 2009). A third closing is anticipated next week for the balance of the $750,000 financing which is oversubscribed.

The terms of the private placement are as follows: unit price $0.04, with a unit comprised of one common share and one two-year common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at a price of $0.07 per share during the first year of the two year exercise period, and at a price of $0.10 per share during the second year.

All securities issued for the first tranche of the offering, and the underlying securities, are subject to a four-month hold period that expires August 1, 2009, with the two-year warrants expiring March 31, 2011. All securities issued for the second tranche of the offering, and the underlying securities, are subject to a four-month hold period that expires August 3, 2009, with the two-year warrants expiring April 2, 2011.

In connection with the offering, and subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange, BacTech will pay to certain arm's length parties a finder's fee in the amount of 8% of the gross proceeds raised. The finder's fee is payable in cash, shares, or a combination of both.

BACTECH PROFILE

BacTech owns patented bacterial oxidation technology for the treatment of refractory ores and concentrates to enhance the recovery of gold, silver and base metals. The Company's focus is the acquisition of equity positions in projects amenable to bioleaching. In June 2008, the Company signed an agreement to acquire Yamana Gold Inc.'s 33% interest in two refractory gold deposits in Papua New Guinea. In September 2008, BacTech signed an MOU to investigate the use of bioleaching to reprocess arsenic-laden tailings in Cobalt, Ontario. This is the Company's first foray into the cleantech industry. BacTech is continuing to evaluate additional remediation projects.

Shares outstanding 73,482,206

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept any responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • BacTech Mining Corporation
    Ross Orr
    President & CEO
    416-813-0303 ext 222
    or
    Investor Relations:
    Pierre Anglos
    1-800-436-2027
    capitalgainsco@shaw.ca