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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 25, 2010) – Auryx Gold Corp. (“Auryx” or the “Company“) (TSX:AYX) today announced that it has closed its previously announced offering of 30,000,000 common shares (the “Common Shares“) of the Company at a price of CAD1.00 per Common Share (the “Offering Price“) for aggregate gross proceeds to Auryx of CAD $30,000,000 (the “Offering“). The underwriting syndicate for the Offering was co-led by Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. and Jennings Capital Inc. and included Canaccord Genuity Corp., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., Cormark Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P. and TD Securities Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters“). PowerOne Capital Markets Limited acted as financial advisor to Auryx in conjunction with this transaction.
The Company has granted the Underwriters an over‐allotment option to purchase up to an additional 4,500,000 Common Shares at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering. If this option is exercised in full, an additional CAD4,500,000 will be raised for aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering of CAD34,500,000.
The Company expects to use proceeds received from the Offering to advance the Company’s exploration on the Otjikoto Gold Project and the Otavi Exploration Area, to pay general and administrative expenses, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
About Auryx Gold Corp.
Auryx Gold Corp. (TSX:AYX) is a Canadian, growth-focused, resource company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of gold projects in Namibia. The Company is currently advancing the Otjikoto gold deposit, located 300km north of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek.
By virtue of its location, the Project benefits significantly from Namibia’s well established infrastructure with paved highways, a railway, power grids, and the water grid all close by.
Located in southwest Africa, Namibia is mining-friendly and lauded as one of the continent’s most politically and socially stable jurisdictions.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Tim Searcy, P.Geo., President
Certain information set forth in this press release contains “forward-looking information” under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking information which include management’s assessment of Auryx Gold future plans and operations and are based on Auryx Gold current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking information may be identified by words such as “expects” “anticipates”, “believes”, “projects”, “plans”, and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking information necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Auryx Gold actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: successful completion of the proposed transactions referred to herein; the expected use of proceeds from the Offering; liabilities inherent in mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; Auryx Gold inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with mining and mineral processing operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of mineral products, including labour stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; and management’s ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. 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 in such statements. Auryx Gold undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
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Auryx Gold Corp.
Investor Relations Manager
Direct: +1(416) 361-2213
Mobile: +1 (416) 400-0149