TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2014) - Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ)(OTCQX:ENZR)(FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Energizer" or the "Company") announces, further to the Company's press releases dated November 21, 2013 and December 31, 2013 that the previously announced private placement brokered and non-brokered offering of subscription receipts ("Subscription Receipts") of the Company (the "Offering") has now closed. Each Subscription Receipt issued pursuant to the Offering was sold at a price of C$0.12 and was exercised, without additional consideration, on closing, for one common share ("Common Share") and one half of one purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant has an exercise price of C$0.18 and a term of 36 months following the date of issue, except for those Warrants issued to insiders which have a term of 18 months following the date of issue. The Offering raised gross proceeds of C$7,344,488 on the sale of 61,204,067 Subscription Receipts resulting in 61,204,067 Common Shares and 30,602,034 Warrants.
Management and employees of Energizer subscribed a total of C$501,000 in this private placement. GMP Securities L.P. acted as agent under the brokered offering.
In connection with the offering, the Company paid cash commissions totalling C$407,609 and issued 3,396,744 broker warrants. Each broker warrant entitles the holder to acquire one Common Share of Energizer at an exercise price of C$0.14 for a term of 18 months following the date of issue.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used primarily to fund a bankable feasibility study in respect of the Company's Molo flaked Graphite Project in Madagascar, to satisfy in part the due-diligence requirements of certain financial institutions that have expressed an interest in providing mine and equipment financing during development. Funds will also be used for general working capital purposes, including generating additional quantities of graphite concentrate for product evaluation and marketing. Marketing efforts will continue to be undertaken in the coming months to enhance the profile and appeal of the project to potential strategic partners and the investing public.
All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a minimum six-month hold period.
The Company has obtained conditional approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") for the listing of all Common Shares issued or issuable pursuant to the Offering (including those underlying the Warrants). The Offering is subject to receipt of final approval of the TSX.
About Energizer Resources
Energizer Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company based in Toronto, Canada, which is focused on developing its 100%-owned flagship Molo flaked Graphite Project located near Fotadrevo, in southern Madagascar.
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