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TSX-V Trading Symbol: HRC
VANCOUVER, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Helio Resource Corp. (TSX.V: HRC) ("Helio" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement to raise up to $4,000,000 comprised of up to 80,000,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit. Each Unit shall consist of one common share (a "Common Share") and one half of one (1/2) common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share for a period of two years from closing, at a price of $0.10 per share. Commissions of up to 6% in cash, and 6% in units of the Company, on terms similar to the Units, may be issued on part of this financing.
CE Mining Limited, a Guernsey based company, or a related entity, (together "CE Mining") will subscribe, subject to certain requirements, for a minimum of 22,000,000 Units for proceeds of $1,100,000. The Company will place the balance of up to 58,000,000 Units. CE Mining has the right to subscribe for any Units not placed by the Company.
CE Mining currently owns 20,000,000 common shares of the Company (14.75% of the current issued and outstanding share capital of the Company) and 20,000,000 warrants. These warrants are exercisable at a price of C$0.14 per share and expire on May 8, 2015. Assuming that CE Mining subscribes for no more than 22,000,000 Units, and the placement is fully subscribed, upon completion of the private placement, CE Mining would own 19.48% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis. Upon the exercise of all of its warrants, CE Mining would own, on a partially diluted basis, 29.6% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company.
In the event CE Mining wished to acquire 22,000,000 Units and the total placement was less than fully subscribed, or if CE Mining wished to acquire more than 23,120,000 Units of the fully-subscribed placement, it would become a "Control Person" under applicable securities legislation and, under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company would then be required to seek disinterested shareholder approval of CE Mining's investment. Such approval would be by way of a Special General Meeting of the shareholders of the Company (the "SGM"), and would be determined by ordinary resolution. CE Mining, as an interested party, would not be allowed to vote any shares that it may own or control in relation to this resolution. Should an SGM be required, the Company may close the private placement in two tranches, with the second tranche closing only in the event of disinterested shareholder approval. CE Mining would have certain limited rights to withdraw from any such financing up to the date of the SGM.
About CE Mining
CE Mining is a company jointly owned and managed by Plinian Capital LLP ("Plinian") and Generation Asset Management, and it invests in promising exploration and development mineral resource projects.
Plinian is an investor in, and a leading operational manager of, mineral discovery, development, production, and turnaround opportunities with extensive operational expertise in gold, silver, copper, nickel, PGMs (platinum group metals) and iron ore in the Americas, Australia and Africa. Generation Asset Management (UK) Limited is an asset management, private equity and corporate finance company. Further information on CE Mining's three key principals is set out in the Company's April 22, 2013 news release. Two of its key principals, Mr Bradford A. Mills, and Dr. Mark Sander, are currently directors of the Company.
Use of Proceeds
The proceeds from the private placement will be used for the advancement of Helio's SMP Gold Project in the Lupa Goldfields of South West Tanzania, and for general corporate working capital purposes.
All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a four-month plus one day hold period during which those securities cannot be traded. These securities being offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from the U.S. registration requirements. This release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities in the United States.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Richard D. Williams" "Chris MacKenzie"
Richard D. Williams, P.Geo Christopher J. MacKenzie, C.Geol.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements contained in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Such forward-looking information is identified by words such as "may", "will", "should", "would", "assuming", "in the event" and include, without limitation, statements regarding the company's plan of business operations (including plans for progressing assets), estimates regarding mineral resources, projections regarding mineralization and projected expenditures or use of proceeds. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, metal prices, risks inherent in the mining industry, financing risks, labour risks, uncertainty of mineral resource estimates, equipment and supply risks, land title disputes, security of licenses granted to explore, develop and mine, regulatory risks and environmental concerns. Most of these factors are outside the direct control of the company. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes or regulation, the company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE: Helio Resource Corp.
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