Dalradian Announces C$12 Million Bought Deal Financing
January 27, 2014 (Source: CNW) — NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Dalradian Resources Inc. (“Dalradian” or the “Company”) (TSX:DNA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including, Clarus Securities Inc., Beacon Securities Limited, BMO Capital Markets, Cormark Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., and National Bank Financial Inc. (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to a short form prospectus, 17,250,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of C$0.70 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of C$12,075,000 (the “Underwritten Offering”). In addition, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited will act as a member of the selling group. The Offering Price is at a 5.4% discount to the 20-day Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) and a 7.9% discount to the 10-day VWAP of Dalradian’s shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Each Unit shall consist of one common share of the Company and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall be exercisable into one common share of the Company for a period of 12 months from the Closing Date (as herein defined) at an exercise price of C$0.90.
In addition, the Company has granted the Underwriters an option (the “Over-Allotment Option” and together with the Underwritten Offering, the “Offering”) to purchase up to an additional 2,587,500 Units at a price of C$0.70 per Unit and/or up to 1,293,750 Warrants at a price of C$0.04 per Warrant, or any combination thereof, for a period of 30 days after and including the Closing Date to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. If this option is exercised in full, an additional C$1,811,250 will be raised pursuant to the Offering and aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be C$13,886,250.
The net proceeds from the Offering are expected to be used by the Company for exploration and development of the Company’s Curraghinalt gold project and for general working capital purposes.
Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or before February 19, 2014 (the “Closing Date”) and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to the receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the TSX.
The Units to be issued under the Offering will be offered by way of a short form prospectus in each of the provinces of Canada, except Québec, and may be offered in the United States on a private placement basis pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “U.S. Securities Act”), as amended, and certain other jurisdictions.
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This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.
About Dalradian Resources Inc.:
Dalradian Resources Inc. is a TSX-listed, Canadian based gold development and exploration company. Our most advanced property is in Northern Ireland around the high-grade lode gold deposit, Curraghinalt.
Dalradian’s flagship deposit, Curraghinalt hosts an NI 43-101 compliant measured mineral resource of 0.02 MT grading 21.51 g/t gold for 10,000 contained ounces, indicated mineral resource of 1.11 MT grading 12.84 g/t gold for 460,000 contained ounces and inferred mineral resource of 5.45 MT grading 12.74 g/t for 2,230,000 contained ounces. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Dalradian’s Preliminary Economic Assessment reported positive results for a proposed underground mine at Curraghinalt including an after-tax IRR of 41.9% and 33.4% and NPV of $467 and $331 million based on an 8% discount rate using a 3 year and 5 year trailing average gold price of $1378 and $1166 per ounce respectively.
Dalradian’s NI 43-101 report, “A Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Curraghinalt Gold Deposit, Tyrone Project, Northern Ireland” is dated September 6, 2012, and was prepared by Mr. B. Terrence Hennessey , P.Geo., Mr. Barnard Foo , P.Eng., Mr. Bogdan Damjanovic , P.Eng., Mr. Andre Villeneuve , P.Eng., and Mr. Christopher Jacobs , CEng MIMMM of Micon International Limited, and is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Dalradian’s Common Shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “DNA”. For further information, please see www.dalradian.com.
This news release contains “forward-looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, completion of the Offering, receipt of all regulatory and exchange approvals in connection with the Offering, the use of proceeds, test work and confirming results from work performed to date, estimation of mineral resources and the realization of the expected economics of the Curraghinalt Gold Deposit. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “plans,” “expects,” “is expected,” “budget,” “scheduled,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “anticipates,” or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may,” “could,” “would,” “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and are based on various assumptions, such as the completion of the Offering, receipt of all regulatory and exchange approvals in connection with the Offering, the use of proceeds being applied as intended, continued political stability in Northern Ireland and Norway, that permits required for the Company’s operations will be obtained in a timely basis in order to permit the Company to proceed on schedule with its planned development and exploration programs, that skilled personnel and contractors will be available as the Company’s operations continue to grow, that the price of gold will be at levels that render the Company’s mineral project economic, that the Company will be able to continue raising the necessary capital to finance its operations and realize on mineral resource estimates, and that the assumptions contained in the PEA are accurate and complete.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current exploration activities; actual results of reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; meeting various expected cost estimates; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of metals; possible variations of mineral grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual information form.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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