Veris Gold Corp. announces closing of offering
Toronto Stock Exchange: VG
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VANCOUVER, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Veris Gold Corp. ("Veris" or the "Company") (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) announces it has closed its previously announced offering (the "Offering") of units (the "Units") and flow-through units (the "Flow-Through Units") for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $6,239,676.
The Company issued 8,488,780 Units at a price of C$0.405, with each Unit comprised of one common share of the Company (a "Unit Share") and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant has an exercise price of C$0.50 and entitles the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the Company for a period of thirty-six (36) months following the closing of the Offering.
The Company also issued 6,515,628 Flow-Through Units at a price of C$0.43 with each Flow-Through Unit comprised of one common share of the Company which qualifies as a "flow-through share" within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Flow-Through Shares") and one-half of one Warrant.
The Offering was conducted on a best efforts agency basis pursuant to an agency agreement between the Company and Secutor Capital Management Corporation (the "Agent"). The Company granted the Agent an over-allotment option to purchase up to 2,250,661 securities comprising of additional Units and Flow-Through Units, to cover over-allocations, if any, and for market stabilization purposes, such over-allotment option exercisable for a period of 30-days from the closing of the Offering.
The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to (a) make payments under the forward gold purchase agreement to which the Company is a party, (b) upgrade and refurbish the dry mill equipment at its Jerritt Canyon mill operations, (c) complete the development of the underground mine facilities at the Saval 4 property, (d) fund exploration activities at the Company's Ketza River property from the gross proceeds from the sale of Flow-Through Units, (e) fund bonding related to future reclamation obligations, and (f) fund general working capital.
The Company has received conditional approval of the listing of the Unit Shares, the Flow-Through Shares and the common shares issuable on exercise of the Unit Warrants and FT Unit Warrants on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"). Listing will be subject to satisfying all of the requirements of the TSX.
The Offering was completed pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated November 27, 2013 to the short form base shelf prospectus dated October 31, 2012 that the Company has filed with the security regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario (the "Canadian Securities Authorities"). Copies of the prospectus supplements and the accompanying base shelf prospectus relating to these securities are available at www.sedar.com or by directing a request to Secutor Capital Management Corporation at 1167 Caledonia Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2X1, phone (416) 545-1015, email: email@example.com, Attention: Peter Graham.
The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or "U.S. persons," as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, absent registration or an exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp. is a growing mid-tier North American gold producer in the business of developing and operating gold mines in geo-politically stable jurisdictions. The Company's primary assets are the permitted and operating Jerritt Canyon processing plant and gold mines located 50 miles north of Elko, Nevada, USA. The Company's primary focus is on the re-development of the Jerritt Canyon mining and processing plant. The Company also holds a portfolio of precious metals properties in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada, including the Ketza River Property.
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Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, statements relating to plans for or intentions with respect to the offering of Securities and the Company's use of proceeds from the sale of the Units and Flow-Through Units are forward-looking statements. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or 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". By their nature, forward-looking statements and information are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include among other things the following: the Company's ability to engage underwriters, dealers or agents on terms and conditions deemed reasonable by the Company; the need to satisfy regulatory and legal requirements with respect to any offerings; gold price volatility; discrepancies between actual and estimated production and mineral reserves and resources; the speculative nature of gold exploration; mining operational and development risk; and regulatory risks. See our Annual Information Form for additional information on risks, uncertainties and other related factors. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such 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. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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