TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TSX:TNX)(NYSE MKT:TRX) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the second tranche of a $5 million private placement of securities with Crede CG III, Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crede Capital Group, LLC, a long-only family office that invests in emerging growth companies. Funds will be used by the Company's to expand its production team necessary to bolster development of the Company's Buckreef gold mine in Tanzania.
In the second round of the financing, which closed yesterday, the Company privately placed convertible notes and warrants for US$3.75 million. On September 1, 2016, the Company placed common stock and warrants for US$1.25 million.
Mr. James E. Sinclair, CEO of the Company, stated: "This financing is the next important step in our ability to mine the Buckreef region of Tanzania. As with the first round, the Company will use the additional funds to add the people necessary to operate Gravity CIL production circuit for our Buckreef mine."
The convertible notes were issued in the principal amount of US$3.75 million, carried a coupon of 2.0% and matured on September 26, 2046. The Company immediately exercised its right to cause the conversion of the convertible notes, resulting in the cancellation of the notes and the issuance of 5,357,143 shares of common stock to the investor. The investor also received five-year warrants to purchase 4,017,857 shares of common stock at an exercise price of US$1.10 per share. The closing of the second tranche of the financing was conditioned upon a valid registration statement for the common stock issued or issuable to the investor upon exercise of warrants being declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Commission declared the Company's Form F-3 Registration Statement registering the stock effective on September 23, 2016.
In the first tranche of the financing, which closed on September 1, 2016, investor was issued 1,840,400 shares of common stock and 5-year warrants to purchase 1,840,000 shares at a exercise price of US$0.8291 per share.
Wellington Shields & Co. acted as placement agent in connection with the financing.
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