Pretium Resources Inc.
TSX : PVG
NYSE : PVG

Pretium Resources Inc.

February 27, 2012 16:56 ET

Pretivm Files Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus for Future Securities Offerings

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2012) - Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG)(NYSE:PVG) ("Pretivm" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus (the "Prospectus") with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada except Quebec. The Prospectus was also filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as part of a registration statement on Form F-10 in accordance with the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System established between Canada and the United States.

The Prospectus, when made final, will enable the Company to make offerings of up to an aggregate principal amount of C$180 million of common shares, warrants, units or subscription receipts of the Company, which includes up to C$36 million in common shares owned by Silver Standard Resources Inc. ("Silver Standard") that may be offered by way of a secondary offering under the Prospectus. The securities may be offered in Canada and the United States from time to time, separately or together, in amounts, at prices and on terms to be determined based on market conditions at the time of the offering and as set out in an accompanying prospectus supplement, during the 25-month period that the Prospectus, when made final, remains effective. Unless otherwise specified in the prospectus supplement relating to a particular offering of securities, the net proceeds from any sale of any securities will be used for development of our mineral properties, working capital requirements, acquisitions of additional mineral properties and for other general corporate purposes. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common shares owned by Silver Standard by way of a secondary offering.

The shelf registration statement filed today with the SEC relating to these securities has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement become effective and the final short-form base shelf prospectus is filed. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Forward Looking Statement

This Press Release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to timing and completion of possible offerings or secondary offerings under the Prospectus, our planned exploration and development activities, the adequacy of the Company's financial resources, the estimation of mineral resources, realization of mineral resource estimates, timing of development of the Company's Brucejack Project, costs and timing of future exploration, results of future exploration and drilling, production and processing estimates, capital and operating cost estimates, timelines and similar statements relating to the economic viability of the Brucejack Project, timing and receipt of approvals, consents and permits under applicable legislation, the Company's executive compensation approach and practice, and adequacy of financial resources. Wherever possible, words such as "plans", "expects", "projects", "assumes", "budget", "strategy", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "anticipates", "believes", "intends" and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative forms of any of these terms and similar expressions, have been used to identify forward-looking statements and information. Statements concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking information to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed.

Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, those risks identified in Pretivm's preliminary Prospectus dated February 24, 2012 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and in the United States through EDGAR at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking information is based on the expectations and opinions of Pretivm's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise. We do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Neither the TSX for the NYSE has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Pretium Resources Inc.
    Robert Quartermain
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (604) 558-1784

    Pretium Resources Inc.
    Michelle Romero
    Corporate Relations Director
    (604) 558-1784
    invest@pretivm.com