Mr. Ioannis Tsitos reports
GOLDSOURCE CLOSES $7,479,600 BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT, AGENTS' OPTION EXERCISED IN FULL
Goldsource Mines Inc. has completed its brokered private placement offering announced on March 12, 2019, whereby the company issued a total of 62.33 million units of the company at a price of 12 cents per unit for gross proceeds of $7,479,600. Each unit consisted of one common share of Goldsource and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of 20 cents until April 11, 2021. The completed offering includes exercise in full of the agents' 15-per-cent option to purchase additional units at 12 cents per unit.
The offering was led by PI Financial Corp. and included Cormark Securities Inc. and Eight Capital Corp. as agents. The company paid a cash commission equal to 6 per cent of the gross proceeds of the offering and issued 3,739,800 compensation options to the agents. Each compensation option is exercisable to acquire one common share at a price of 12 cents per share until April 11, 2021.
The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to drill test extensions of the recent high-grade Salbora discovery at its Eagle Mountain gold project in Guyana; complete an updated resource; continue its prefeasibility study, inclusive of the Salbora discovery; and for general corporate purposes.
The participation of one insider in the offering constituted a related party transaction, within the meaning of TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The company has relied on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 in respect of the related party participation in the offering as neither the fair market value (as determined under MI 61-101) of the subject matter of nor the fair market value of the consideration for the transaction, insofar as it involved the interested party, exceeded 25 per cent of the company's market capitalization (as determined under MI 61-101). Further details will be included in the material change report. The material change report will not be filed more than 21 days prior to closing of the insider's subscription due to the timing of the accepted subscription and closing having occurred in less than 21 days.
The common shares and warrants issued under the offering and the common shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants and the compensation options are subject to a hold period that expires on Aug. 12, 2019. The offering is subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Pursuant to the offering, the company was advised that Eric Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation which is beneficially owned by him, acquired 25 million units for a total consideration of $3-million. Following the completion of the private placement, Mr. Sprott advised that he beneficially owns and controls 27,055,500 common shares and 12.5 million warrants, representing approximately 8.7 per cent of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company, on a non-diluted basis, and approximately 12.2 per cent on a partially diluted basis, assuming the exercise of the warrants acquired hereunder and forming part of the units. Mr. Sprott advised that, prior to the date hereof, he beneficially owned 2,055,500 common shares representing 0.8 per cent of the issued and outstanding common shares on a non-diluted basis.
Mr. Sprott further advised that the units were acquired by him for investment purposes and with a long-term view of the investment. Mr. Sprott may acquire additional securities of the company either on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of the company either 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's early warning report will appear on the company's profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling 416-362-7172 (200 Bay St., Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ont., M5J 2J2).
About Goldsource Mines Inc.
Goldsource Mines is a Canadian resource company working aggressively to develop its advanced-stage, 100-per-cent-owned Eagle Mountain saprolite and hard-rock gold project in Guyana, South America. From 2016 to 2017, through a gravity pilot plant initiative, the company completed testing on gravity-only gold production and both dry and wet mining open-pit techniques. Goldsource is now focused on delivering feasibility studies to achieve large-scale gold production at Eagle Mountain.
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