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Marauder Resources East Coast Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MES) is pleased to announce it has successfully closed a second tranche of its previously announced brokered private placement financing led by M Partners Inc. (the "Agent") of units ("Units") of the Company at a price of $0.065 per Unit (the "Offering"). Each Unit consists of one common share ("Common Share") in the capital of the Company and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.13 for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance.
At closing of the second tranche, the Company issued 3,485,000 Common Shares and 1,742,500 Warrants for aggregate gross proceeds of $226,525.00. The Common Shares and Warrants issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issuance. Pursuant to the closing of the first and second tranche of the Offering, the Company paid an aggregate cash commission to the Agent of $72,353.22. The Company also issued an aggregate of 1,140,387 broker warrants, each such broker warrant exercisable for one Unit at an exercise price of $0.065 for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for initial development of the Company's assets in the East Coast Basin, New Zealand, and for general working capital purposes.
Pursuant to the first tranche of this Offering, Robert Shields, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, acquired beneficial ownership of or control over a total of 7,296,385 Common Shares and 3,648,192 Warrants. Mr. Shields now beneficially owns and controls approximately 9.3% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares. Assuming the exercise of Warrants and other securities convertible into Common Shares by Mr. Shields, he will beneficially own or control approximately 14.9% of the then issued and outstanding Common Shares. The securities were acquired for investment purposes and to continue to align the interests of Mr. Shields with those of the Company. Mr. Shields may, in the future, make additional investments in or dispositions of the Company's securities.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, anticipations, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other similar statements that are not statements of fact. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risks associated with the oil and gas industry (e.g. operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuation and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. The Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) absent such registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
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