GREENWICH, CT, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Wexford Capital LP ("Wexford") announced today that Wexford Spectrum Trading Limited ("WST") and Wexford Catalyst Trading Limited ("WCT", and together with WST, the "Wexford Funds"), two private investment funds managed by Wexford, acquired ownership of an aggregate of 23,214,286 common shares (the "Acquired Shares") of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd. ("Marlin Gold"), representing 20.23% of Marlin Gold's issued and outstanding common shares ("Shares") on June 3, 2015. The Acquired Shares were acquired at a price of C$0.56 per Acquired Share, for aggregate gross proceeds paid to Marlin Gold of C$13,000,000. The Wexford Funds acquired the Acquired Shares by way of a non-brokered private placement equity financing by Marlin Gold (the "Offering") pursuant to section 3 of BC Instrument 72-503 – Distribution of Securities Outside of British Columbia.
On June 3, 2015 WST sold 4,084,769 common shares and WCT sold 955,231 common shares (the "Block Sale Shares") through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Block Sale"), representing, together, approximately 4.39% of Marlin Gold's Shares. The Wexford Funds previously filed notices of intention to distribute securities (on Form 45-102F1) in connection with a proposed sale of up to an aggregate of 10,000,000 Shares of Marlin Gold through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Following the Offering and the Block Sale, the Wexford Funds beneficially own, directly or indirectly, 92,802,968 Shares, representing approximately 80.88% of Marlin Gold's Shares. Immediately prior to the completion of the Offering and Block Sale, the Wexford Funds owned, directly or indirectly, 74,628,682 Shares representing approximately 81.63% of Marlin Gold's Shares. The Wexford Funds acquired the Acquired Shares and disposed of the Block Sale Shares for investment purposes. The Wexford Funds may from time to time acquire additional securities, dispose of some or all of the existing or additional securities or may continue to hold the securities of Marlin Gold.
In accordance with applicable law, the Acquired Shares will be subject to a four month hold period commencing on June 3, 2015.
For further information and to obtain a copy of the early warning report filed under applicable Canadian securities laws in connection with the Offering, please see Marlin Gold's profile on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com.
About Wexford Capital LP
Wexford is an SEC registered investment advisor based in Greenwich, Connecticut with over $3.5 billion of assets under management. Wexford has particular expertise in the energy/natural resources sector with actively managed investments in coal, oil and gas exploration and production, energy services, mining and related sectors.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Wexford Capital LP
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