Mega Announces Completion of $12.3 Million Private Placement Financing
March 23, 2012
Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA, Mar 23, 2012 (Filing Services Canada via COMTEX) -- Mega Precious Metals Inc. (MGP - TSX Venture), ("Mega" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed a previously announced best efforts private placement offering of 5,190,268 units ("Units") of Mega at a price of $0.61 per Unit and 12,047,528 flow-through units ("Flow-Through Units") of Mega at a price of $0.76 per Flow-Through Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $12.3 million (the "Offering") through a syndicate of agents led by Jennings Capital Inc. and including Fraser Mackenzie Limited and PowerOne Capital Markets Limited (collectively, the "Agents"). Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of Mega, and each Flow-Through Unit is comprised of one common share that is a "flow-through share" within the meaning in the Income Tax Act (Canada) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of Mega. Each whole common share purchase warrant is exercisable to purchase one common share of Mega for a period of 24 months from the date of closing of the Offering at a price of $0.85.
As consideration for the services of the Agents in connection with the Offering, the Agents received a commission equal to 7% of the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering and compensation warrants exercisable at any time for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,206,645 common shares of Mega representing 7% of the total number of Units and Flow Through Units issued pursuant to the Offering, at an exercise price equal to the offering price of the Unit.
The proceeds from the sale of Flow-Through Units are expected to be used by Mega to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada)) ("Qualifying Expenditures") on the continued exploration of Mega's mineral properties prior to December 31, 2013. Mega will renounce the Qualifying Expenditures to subscribers of the Flow-Through Units effective on or prior to December 31, 2012. The net proceeds from the sale of Units are for general corporate and working capital purposes.
Mega Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with several projects in Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut. The Company is committed to an accelerated growth strategy and is backed by a team of experienced mining experts. Mega is poised for rapid expansion through quick response to new opportunities and changes in the market. Mega's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MGP.
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This news release includes certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements about the use of proceeds from the Offering, strategic plans, spending commitments, future operations, future work programs and objectives. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the risks identified in Mega's annual information form under the heading "Risk Factors". There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. Mega disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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