Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : PEX

Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.

December 23, 2014 15:09 ET

Pacific Ridge Closes Second Tranche of Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 23, 2014) -

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Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) ("Pacific Ridge"or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the second tranche of its non-brokered private placement. The Company issued 1,000,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of $50,000. Together with the first tranche closing on November 18, 2014, Pacific Ridge has raised a gross total of $150,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one transferable share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"), with each Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.06 per share for the first 12 months and for $0.075 per share for 12 months to 24 months, subject to the following acceleration provision: If at any time after 4 months from the date of issue of the Warrants the closing market price of the Company's common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is greater than $0.15 per share for 20 consecutive trading days (the "Triggering Event"), the Company may, within 5 days of the Triggering Event, accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice thereof to the holders of the Warrants, by way of press release, in which event the Warrants will expire on the 21st day after the date on which such notice is given.

Finders' fees totaling $3,187.50 cash and 63,750 finders' warrants are payable in respect of the private placement closing. All securities issued in this tranche of the private placement include a legend restricting trading of the securities until April 24, 2015. The private placement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. Pacific Ridge will use the proceeds from the sale of the Units for working capital purposes which includes property maintenance and the pursuit of new mineral property acquisition opportunities.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Gerald G. Carlson, President & CEO

Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.

Neither the 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.

Forward-Looking Information: This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling and other activities and events or developments that Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. ("Pacific Ridge") expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding the placements and future exploration plans and expenditures. Although Pacific Ridge believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploration successes, and continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. These statements are based on a number of assumptions including, among other things, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the timing and receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for the transactions described herein, the ability of Pacific Ridge and other parties to satisfy stock exchange and other regulatory requirements in a timely manner, the availability of financing for Pacific Ridge's proposed transactions and programs on reasonable terms, and the ability of third party service providers to deliver services in a timely manner. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Pacific Ridge does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Contact Information

  • Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
    Gerald G. Carlson
    President & CEO
    (604) 484-7104

    Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
    John S. Brock
    Chairman
    (604) 687-4951
    www.pacificridgeexploration.com