Dr. Richard Spencer reports
AURANIA RESOURCES ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF C$11.5M OFFERING
Aurania Resources Ltd. has closed its previously announced overnight marketed public offering of units of the company, including exercise in full of the overallotment option. A total of 2,679,500 units were sold at a price of $4.30 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately $11.5-million. Each unit comprises one common share in the capital of the company and one-half common share purchase warrant. Each warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one common share at $5.50 at any time until Oct. 29, 2022. The offering was completed pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated Oct. 1, 2020, among the company and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corp., as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, and a syndicate of underwriters including Canaccord Genuity Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Eight Capital, Haywood Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd.
In connection with the offering, the company has paid to the underwriters a fee of $690,312 and issued to the underwriters 160,770 compensation warrants. Each compensation warrant is exercisable into a unit at the exercise price of $4.30 per unit until Oct. 29, 2022.
Anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering are for exploration expenditures at the company's Lost Cities-Cutucu project in Ecuador, initial exploration in adjacent Peru, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. As stated in its Sept. 14, 2020, press release, the company has commenced drilling on the Tsenken N2 copper-silver target and plans to continue its drill program in southeastern Ecuador throughout the coming months.
The offering was completed pursuant to a short form prospectus in Canada in the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.
The company is also pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has conditionally accepted for listing a total of 1,339,747 warrants underlying the units issued pursuant to the offering. The warrants will be listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ARU.WT effective on, or about Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
The warrants are governed by the terms of a warrant indenture dated Oct. 29, 2020, between the company and TSX Trust Company of Canada as warrant agent, a copy of which shall be available under the company profile on SEDAR after Nov. 2, 2020. For further details regarding the warrants, please refer to the warrant indenture.
About Aurania Resources Ltd.
Aurania is a mineral exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper in South America. Its flagship asset, the Lost Cities-Cutucu project, is located in the Jurassic metallogenic belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador.
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