Grande Cache Coal Corporation
TSX : GCE

Grande Cache Coal Corporation

July 19, 2007 10:58 ET

Grande Cache Coal Corporation Announces $22.1 Million Bought Deal Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) -

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Grande Cache Coal Corporation (TSX:GCE) ("Grande Cache Coal" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Capital Corporation and including Bolder Investment Partners Ltd. and Salman Partners Inc., pursuant to which the underwriters have agreed to purchase 17,000,000 units (the "Units") of the Corporation on a bought deal basis, at a price of $1.30 per Unit for gross proceeds to Grande Cache Coal of $22.1 million. In addition, the Corporation has granted to the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 2,550,000 Units at the issue price for a period of 30 days following the closing date. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one common share at a price of $1.60 per share for a period of one year from the closing date. The Units will be offered in each of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario by way of a short form prospectus. The offering is scheduled to close on or about August 9, 2007 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used by the Corporation to fund its ongoing exploration and development activities, capital projects and for general working capital purposes.

Grande Cache Coal is an Alberta-based metallurgical coal mining company whose experienced team of coal professionals are operating a mining operation that produces metallurgical coal for the steel industry from its coal leases covering approximately 22,000 hectares in the Smoky River Coalfield located in west-central Alberta. Grande Cache Coal's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "GCE".

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

This news release contains forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Actual results may differ materially as a result of any number of factors and uncertainties, many of which factors are beyond the Corporation's control. Many of these risks and uncertainties are described in Grande Cache Coal's 2007 annual information form, Grande Cache Coal's management's discussion and analysis and other documents Grande Cache Coal files with the Canadian securities authorities.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Grande Cache Coal Corporation
    Anita L. Roncin
    Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 543-7070
    Website: www.gccoal.com