Mr. Gary Thompson reports
BRIXTON METALS ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF $7.7M UPSIZED PRIVATE PLACEMENT WITH STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BY ERIC SPROTT
Brixton Metals Corp. has upsized and will complete its previously announced private placement on Aug. 9, 2019, of units and flow-through common shares of the company for gross proceeds of $7,798,656.02. Each unit will be issued at a price of 18 cents and will comprise one common share of the company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the company at a price of 25 cents for a period of 24 months from the date of closing of the private placement. Each flow-through share will be issued at a price of 22 cents and will comprise one common flow-through share of the company.
The company will issue 41,321,756 units and 1,639,727 FT shares pursuant to the private placement.
Strategic investment by Eric Sprott
Pursuant to the private placement, Mr. Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation which is beneficially owned by him, acquired 22.25 million units for total consideration of $4,005,000. Following the completion of the private placement, Mr. Sprott's holdings including previously held shares will represent 18.25 per cent of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company, on a non-diluted basis, and 24.55 per cent on a partially diluted basis, assuming the exercise of the warrants acquired hereunder. With the exercise of the warrants, Mr. Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., would potentially become a control person (as such term is defined by the TSX Venture Exchange), which would require the approval of the common shareholders of the company. Mr. Sprott beneficially owned 2,095,167 common shares prior to this investment. The units were acquired by Mr. Sprott for investment purposes and with a long-term view of the investment. Mr. Sprott may acquire additional securities of the company including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of the company including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future, depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors. A copy of 2176423 Ontario Ltd.'s early warning report will appear on the company's profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling 416-362-7172.
Chairman and chief executive officer of Brixton Metals Gary R. Thompson stated: "We are delighted to have Mr. Eric Sprott increase his ownership to become the single largest shareholder of the company. The strong investor interest we have received will allow the company to begin to unlock the mountain of value at the Thorn and Atlin goldfields projects located in northwest British Columbia. Drilling with two drills is anticipated to begin mid-August at the Thorn project and shall continue until the onset of winter, which will be the largest drill program in Brixton's project history. Upon completion of exploration work at the Thorn project the company plans to shift its exploration activities to its Atlin goldfields project through the fall and winter as conditions allow."
Finders' fees of $337,747.16 and 1,857,442 finder warrants were paid to Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. and $30,771.72 and 170,954 finder warrants were paid to Leede Jones Gable Inc., in connection with the private placement. The finders were paid commissions comprising a cash fee in the aggregate amount of $368,518.58 and were issued an aggregate of 2,028,396 finders warrants.
Three insiders of the company participated in the private placement in the amount of 300,000 units and 22,727 FT shares. Participation by insiders constitutes a related party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The issuance of securities to the related party is exempt from the formal valuation requirements of Section 5.4 of MI 61-101 pursuant to Subsection 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and exempt from the minority shareholder approval requirements of Section 5.6 of MI 61-101 pursuant to Subsection 5.7(b) of MI 61-101.
The units and FT shares, including all underlying securities thereof, and any finder warrants issued with respect to the private placement, will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day in accordance with applicable securities laws. The net proceeds from the private placement of units and the gross proceeds from the private placement of FT shares shall be primarily used for exploration activities and for general working capital and administrative purposes.
About Brixton Metals Corp.
Brixton is a Canadian exploration and development company focused on the advancement of its gold copper and silver projects toward feasibility. Brixton wholly owns four exploration projects, the Thorn copper-gold-silver and the Atlin goldfields projects located in NWBC, the Langis-Hudson Bay silver-cobalt project in Ontario, and the Hog Heaven silver-gold-copper project in northwest Montana, USA.
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