TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - Marathon PGM Corporation ("Marathon" or "the Company", MAR-TSX) announced that it has initiated a non-brokered private placement to raise gross proceeds of up to $2,000,000. The funds raised from this financing will be used to further exploration work on Marathon's properties in Ontario, Manitoba and Newfoundland.
Under the terms of the financing, Marathon will issue up to 1,600,000 flow-through shares at a price of $1.25 per share. The gross proceeds realized from this financing will be expended on qualifying Canadian Exploration Expenses (CEE) on Marathon's mineral projects on or before December 31, 2010, and Marathon will renounce all such CEE to the subscribers of the financing with an effective date of December 31, 2009. All of the shares issued pursuant to the financing will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the closing date of the financing.
In connection with this financing, Marathon may pay a cash finder's fee of up to 5% of the gross proceeds of the offering and may also issue up to 112,000 compensation warrants exercisable into Marathon common shares at a price of $1.25 per share and expiring two years after the closing date.
This financing is subject to regulatory approval.
About Marathon PGM Corporation:
Marathon is exploring resource development potential in the immediate vicinity of the Marathon deposit to expand mine life of the planned large tonnage, open pit mining operation. The Marathon deposit is one of the largest PGM-Cu reserves in Canada and is expected to grow with development of additional nearby resources. Marathon's optimized P+P reserve contains 2.44 million ounces of Pd, 693,000 ounces of Pt, 250,000 ounces of Au, 496 million lbs of Cu and 4.23 million ounces of Ag. Marathon also has development and exploration stage properties in southeastern Manitoba and western Newfoundland, respectively. Marathon's management plans to build on its experience through the advancement of its properties and by examining other strategic opportunities.
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The Toronto Stock Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.
SOURCE MARATHON PGM CORPORATION
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