Bravo Venture Group Inc.

Bravo Venture Group Inc.

May 05, 2009 16:32 ET

Bravo Engages Haywood for $5.0 Million Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) -


Bravo Venture Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BVG)(FRANKFURT:B6I) has announced that it has engaged Haywood Securities Inc. to complete a private placement offering, on a marketed reasonable best efforts agency basis, to raise gross proceeds of $5.0 million from the sale of flow-through units and common share units to raise the respective amounts of $4.0 million and $1.0 million.

The private placement financing is expected to close on or about May 26th, 2009 and will consist of:

Flow through Units:

Up to 13,333,333 "flow-through units" priced at $0.30 per flow-through unit. Each of these units will consist of one flow-through share and one-half non flow-through warrant with one whole warrant exercisable to purchase one common share at a price of $0.40 per share, for a period of two years.

Common share units:

Up to 3,333,333 "common share units" priced at $0.30 per common share unit. Each of these units will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant, exercisable to purchase one common share at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of two years.

The shares will be offered and sold by way of private placement exemptions in all provinces and jurisdictions of Canada, other than Quebec, as to be mutually agreed to by the Company and the Agent, into the United States via Rule 144A or in such other manner as not to require registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and into jurisdictions outside of Canada and the US.

The offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Net proceeds will be used to fund a 7,500-8,000 m drilling program at Homestake Ridge, with a focus on possible expansion to the NW of the high-grade gold zone and also to test an as yet undrilled 600 metre gap between an overlying hangingwall silver-rich horizon at the Homestake Main deposit and the Homestake Silver target, where, to date, only six holes have been drilled. In addition to the drilling program, the Company aims to update the resource model at Homestake Ridge and conduct initial mine and metallurgical studies, as well as preliminary baseline studies. A drilling program of 1,200-1,500 metres is planned on significant precious metals/VMS targets on Woewodski Island SE Alaska.

The Agent will receive a cash commission equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised in this private placement (for subscribers originated by the Agent) and compensation warrants (the "Compensation Warrants") entitling the Agent to purchase such number of common share units as is equal to 10.0% of the aggregate number of flow through units and common share units sold to subscribers originated by the Agent pursuant to the private placement at an exercise price equal to the issue price of the flow through units and the common share units for a period of 24 months following the closing date.

The securities being 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 in the absence of registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States.

Bravo also reported today that the company plans a $250,000 non-brokered private placement of common share units at the same terms as that being offered in the brokered private placement of common share units.

About Bravo Venture Group Inc.

Bravo's exploration activities are focused within North America, specifically in N.W. British Columbia, Nevada, and S.E. Alaska. The VMS/Epithermal gold/silver Homestake Ridge project in British Columbia is advancing with excellent drill results and a NI43-101 compliant technical evaluation which reported an inferred resource of 903,231 ounces of gold and 5,745,746 ounces of silver contained within 11.9 million tonnes with an average grade of 2.36 g/t Au and 15.0 g/t Ag using a cut-off grade of 0.5 g/t gold(1). The 2008 exploration program consisted of an extensive 42-hole, 8,400 metre multi-rig drill program that demonstrated continuity of mineralization that remains open down dip and along strike to the southeast and northwest. A similar drill program will start during the summer, 2009. The Woewodski Island prospect in S.E. Alaska is a precious-metal rich VMS target, which lies within a mineralized trend that hosts both the Greens Creek and Windy Craggy VMS deposits. A drill program is planned during Q2/Q3. The company also has a substantial land package consisting of thirteen properties located in the Battle Mountain/Eureka trend, Nevada.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Joseph A. Kizis Jr., Director, President, Bravo Venture Group, Inc.

(1) An 'Inferred Mineral Resource' is that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality can be estimated on the basis of geological evidence and limited sampling and reasonably assumed, but not verified, geological and grade continuity. The estimate is based on limited information and sampling gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. Due to the uncertainty which may attach to Inferred Mineral Resources, it cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will be upgraded to an Indicated or Measured Mineral Resource as a result of continued exploration. Confidence in the estimate is insufficient to allow the meaningful application of technical and economic parameters or to enable an evaluation of economic viability worthy of public disclosure. Inferred Mineral Resources must be excluded from estimates forming the basis of feasibility or other economic studies (43-101CP, CIM, 2001).

Neither 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.

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