Eric Sprott

July 22, 2016 18:09 ET

Eric Sprott Announces Holdings in Kerr Mines

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 22, 2016) - Eric Sprott announces that he holds directly and indirectly (through his holding company, 2176423 Ontario Ltd. (2176423)) 18,148,500 common shares (shares) and 9,333,334 common share purchase warrants (warrants) of Kerr Mines Inc., representing approximately 14.1% of the outstanding shares of Kerr Mines on a non-diluted basis and approximately 19.9% on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants.

On October 2, 2014, Mr. Sprott acquired indirectly (through 2176423) 8,666,667 units (6,666,667 units on a private placement basis and 2,000,000 units in repayment of a loan to Kerr Mines) at $0.30 per unit (for total consideration of $2,600,000.10), which represented approximately 7.9% of the then outstanding shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 11.4% on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants. Each unit was comprised of one share and one-half of one warrant; each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one share at a price of $0.39 per share until October 1, 2016. As a result, Mr. Sprott then held directly 16,666 shares (previously acquired and representing approximately 0.02% of the then outstanding shares) and indirectly 9,333,334 shares and 4,333,334 warrants (representing approximately 8.5% of the then outstanding shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 12.0% on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants).

On March 4, 2015, Mr. Sprott acquired indirectly (through 2176423) on a private placement basis, 10,000,000 units of Kerr Mines at $0.20 per unit (for total consideration of $2,000,000) which represented approximately 7.8% of the then outstanding shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 11.2% on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants . Each unit was comprised of one share and one-half of one warrant; each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one share at a price of $0.30 per share until March 4, 2017. As a result, Mr. Sprott then held directly 16,666 shares (representing approximately 0.01% of the then outstanding shares) and indirectly 19,333,334 shares and 9,333,334 warrants representing approximately 15.0% of the then outstanding shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 20.8% on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants).

On July 14, 2016, Mr. Sprott sold indirectly (through 2176423), over the TSX, 1,201,500 shares, resulting in the current holdings described above.

The shares and warrants were acquired for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional shares either on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell the shares either on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors. A copy of Mr. Sprott's early warning report will appear on the Kerr Mine's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and may also be obtained by calling (416) 362-7172.

Contact Information

  • Eric Sprott
    200 Bay Street, Suite 2600
    Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower
    Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J2