U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. Announces Completed Private Placement for $5.78 Million
TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. (TSX: USA, OTCQX: USGIF) ("U.S. Silver & Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of approximately CDN $5.78M (the "Private Placement") consisting of 9,636,331 units ("Units") at a price of CDN $0.60 per Unit.
"This Private Placement was led by a well-respected strategic investor who has confidence in management's ability to continue to manage costs and understands the Company's leverage in a rising silver market," said Darren Blasutti, President of U.S. Silver & Gold. "It strengthens our balance sheet, which remains a key corporate objective in the current fluctuating silver price environment. I'm also happy that the placement was well over-subscribed and that several members of the Board and Management participated."
U.S. Silver & Gold intends to use the proceeds to continue development of the low capital intensity, high potential Caladay Zone and for general administrative and corporate costs. Each Unit consisted of one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share at an exercise price of CDN $0.75 for a period of three years from August 22, 2013.
As part of on-going cost reduction measures, Mr. Louis Dionne has volunteered to step down from the Board of Directors. The Company would like to thank Louis for his valuable contributions and insight over the last two years and wish him all the best in the future.
About U.S. Silver & Gold Inc.
U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. is a newly formed silver and gold mining company focused on growth from its existing asset base and the execution of targeted accretive acquisitions. It owns and operates the Galena Mine Complex in the heart of the Silver Valley/Coeur d'Alene Mining District, Shoshone County, Idaho. It produces high-grade silver and is the second most prolific silver mine in U.S. history, delivering over 200 million ounces to date. The Caladay Zone is being evaluated for bulk mining development. U.S. Silver & Gold Inc. also owns the Drumlummon Mine Complex in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.
For further information please see SEDAR or www.us-silver.com for the NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report on the Galena Project dated March 22, 2013.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information:
This news release contains "forward‐looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward‐looking information includes, but is not limited to, the Company's expectations intentions, plans, and beliefs with respect to, among other things, the Galena Complex and the Drumlummon Mine. Often, but not always, forward‐looking information can be identified by forward‐looking words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "goal", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "may", and "will" or similar words suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions, or statements about future events or performance. Forward‐looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of the Company as of the date at which such information is provided and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking information. This includes the ability to develop and operate the Galena and Drumlummon properties, risks associated with the mining industry such as economic factors (including future commodity prices, currency fluctuations and energy prices), failure of plant, equipment, processes and transportation services to operate as anticipated, environmental risks, government regulation, actual results of current exploration activities, possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates, permitting timelines, capital expenditures, reclamation activities, social and political developments and other risks of the mining industry. Although U.S. Silver and Gold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward‐looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. By its nature, forward‐looking information involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, and projections of various future events will not occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward‐looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.
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