NexGen Energy Ltd. Announces Closing of $5 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement
August 30, 2013 (Source: Marketwire) — NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S.
NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NXE) (“NexGen” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) of 14,285,715 units (“Units”) at a price of $0.35 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$5,000,000.
Each Unit comprised of one common share of the Company and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the Company at an exercise price of C$0.55 per common share for a period of 18 months from the closing of the Offering.
The gross proceeds will be used for exploration of the Company’s projects in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan and for general administration costs and corporate purposes.
In connection with the Offering, the Company paid cash finder’s fees to certain finders in an aggregate amount of $230,829.
The common shares and the Warrants comprising the Units, as well as any common shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrants, are subject to a hold period until December 30, 2013.
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Two directors, an officer, as well as another insider of the Company, directly or indirectly subscribed for an aggregate of 1,000,000 Units. The participation by insiders in the Offering is considered to be a “related party transaction” as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”). The transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101, as neither the fair market value of the securities being issued, nor the consideration being paid, exceeds 25% of the NexGen’s market capitalization.
This news release is being issued following, and less than 21 days before, the closing of the Offering. This shorter period is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances as the Company wished to complete the Offering in a timely manner following regulatory approval.
NexGen is a British Columbia corporation with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects. NexGen has a highly experienced team of exploration professionals with a track record in the discovery of unconformity-style uranium deposits in Canada.
NexGen owns a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, including, an option to earn a 70% interest in the Radio Project, immediately adjacent to Rio Tinto’s Roughrider Deposit and a 100% interest in Rook 1, immediately adjacent to the north east of Patterson Lake South.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein in the U.S., or in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale would be unlawful. The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the U.S. or to the account or benefit of a U.S. person or a person in the U.S. absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
The TSXV has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Generally, but not always, forward looking information is identifiable by the use of words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “projects”, “plans”, “intends” and other similar words, or statements that an event “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Examples of such forward-looking information include, among others, statements regarding: anticipated use of the proceeds of the Offering; and plans of the Company to explore its Canadian mining projects.
Forward-looking information is based on the then current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the Company’s business and the industry and markets in which it operates. Such information is not a guarantee of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Assumptions and factors underlying the Company’s expectations regarding forward-looking information contained herein include, among others: that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner; that financing will be available if and when needed on reasonable terms; that the Company’s current exploration activities can be achieved and that its other corporate activities will proceed as expected; that third party contractors, equipment and supplies and governmental and other approvals required to conduct the Company’s planned exploration activities will be available on reasonable terms and in a timely manner.
Although the assumptions made by the Company in providing forward-looking information are considered reasonable by management at the time the forward-looking information is given, there can be no assurance that such assumptions will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking information also involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual events or results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, among others: risks related to the availability of financing on commercially reasonable terms and the expected use of the proceeds; changes in the market; potential downturns in economic conditions; industry conditions; actual results of exploration activities being different than anticipated; changes in exploration programs based upon results of exploration; future prices of metal; availability of third party contractors; availability of equipment and supplies; failure of equipment to operate as anticipated; accidents, effects of weather and other natural phenomena and other risks associated with the mineral exploration industry; environmental risks; changes in laws and regulations; community relations; and delays in obtaining governmental or other approvals or financing. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated, estimated or intended. NexGen undertakes no obligation to update or reissue forward-looking information as a result of new information or events except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
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