Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : BGM

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

May 18, 2017 08:51 ET

Barkerville Completes $44 Million Financing of Units

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) -

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Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BGM) ("Barkerville" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce, further to its announcements on April 27, 2017, that the Corporation has completed brokered and non-brokered private placement financings of an aggregate of 46,519,490 units of the Corporation ("Units") at a price of $0.95 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $44,193,516 (the "Offering"). Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Corporation (each, a "Unit Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of the Corporation (each whole warrant, a "Unit Warrant"). Each Unit Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Corporation (each, a "Warrant Share") at a price of $1.30 per Warrant Share, for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Offering.

Brokered Private Placement

Under the brokered private placement, the Corporation issued an aggregate of 28,451,000 Units (including upon the exercise in full by the Underwriters (as defined herein) of the over-allotment option) at a price of $0.95 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $27,028,450.

The brokered private placement was led by Haywood Securities Inc. with a syndicate of underwriters that included Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"). In consideration for their services, the Underwriters received a cash commission equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the brokered private placement.

Non-Brokered Private Placement

Under the non-brokered private placement, the Corporation issued an aggregate of 18,068,490 Units at a price of $0.95 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $17,165,165.50. The following "insiders" of the Corporation have subscribed for Units under the brokered and non-brokered private placements:

Insider Insider Relationship Units
Purchased
(#)
Subscription
Amount
($)
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd 10% Securityholder 11,333,054 $10,766,401.30
Osisko Mining Inc. 10% Securityholder 5,324,908 $5,058,662.60
Sean Roosen Director of Barkerville;
Director or Senior Officer of 10% Securityholder
500,000 $475,000.00
Bryan Coates Senior Officer of 10% Securityholder 52,632 $50,000.40
Jose Vizquerra Director and Senior Officer of 10% Securityholder 73,685 $70,000.75
Andres Tinajero(1) Senior Officer of Barkerville 100,000 $95,000.00
Morris Prychidny Director of Barkerville 200,000 $190,000
Jacques Perron Director of 10% Securityholder 15,789 $14,999.55
Gernot Wober Senior Officer of 10% Securityholder 35,000 $33,250.00
John Kutkevicius Director of Barkerville 100,000 $95,000.00
Totals 17,635,068 $16,753,314.60
Note:
(1) Mr. Tinajero, Chief Financial Officer of Barkerville, acquired the Units indirectly through 2222263 Ontario Inc.

Each subscription by an "insider" is considered to be a "related party transaction" for purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") and Policy 5.9 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions of the TSX Venture Exchange. Pursuant to MI 61-101, the Corporation has filed a material change report providing disclosure in relation to each "related party transaction" on SEDAR under Barkerville's issuer profile at www.sedar.com. The Corporation did not file the material change report more than 21 days before the expected closing date of the Offering as the details of the Offering and the participation therein by each "related party" of the Corporation were not settled until shortly prior to the closing of the Offering, and the Corporation wished to close the Offering on an expedited basis for sound business reasons. The Corporation is relying on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements available under MI 61-101. The Corporation is exempt from the formal valuation requirement in section 5.4 of MI 61-101 in reliance on sections 5.5(a) and (b) of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the transaction, insofar as it involves interested parties, is not more than the 25% of the Corporation's market capitalization, and no securities of the Corporation are listed or quoted for trading on prescribed stock exchanges or stock markets. Additionally, the Corporation is exempt from minority shareholder approval requirement in section 5.6 of MI 61-101 in reliance on section 5.7(b) as the fair market value of the transaction, insofar as it involves interested parties, is not more than the 25% of the Corporation's market capitalization.

The net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used by the Corporation to fund exploration and development of the Barkerville's properties in British Columbia and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

All securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date hereof. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the use of proceeds of the Offering; the timing and ability of the Corporation, if at all, to obtain final approval of the Offering from the TSX Venture Exchange; an exemption being available under MI 61-101 and Policy 5.9 of the TSX Venture Exchange from the minority shareholder approval and valuation requirements for each related party transaction; objectives, goals or future plans; statements regarding exploration results and exploration plans. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates; the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results; delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; changes in equity markets; inflation; fluctuations in commodity prices; delays in the development of projects; the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry; and those risks set out in the Corporation's public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.
    Chris Lodder
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    155 University Avenue, Suite 1400
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    clodder@barkervillegold.com