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TORONTO, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:LGO) ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it closed the third and final tranche (the "Final Tranche") of its Cdn$75,200,000 Unit offering (the "Offering") previously announced in its news release of May 13, 2015. The closing of the final tranche on a non-brokered basis, for proceeds of Cdn$1,015,961.16 from the sale of 1,269,951 Units, resulted in aggregate proceeds to the Company from all three tranches of the Offering of Cdn$75,200,000 from the sale of 93,999,996 Units (see the Company's news releases of May 15, 2015 and May 22, 2015). The net proceeds realized from the Offering will be used for the development of the Vanadio de Maracás Menchen Mine and related corporate purposes, including, without limitation, meeting certain conditions precedent set out by the Company's lenders in their firm commitment letters for the restructuring of the Company's debt as more fully set out in Largo's May 7, 2015 press release.
Each Unit sold under the Offering was sold at a price of Cdn$0.80 and was comprised of one common share (a "Common Share") and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one further Common Share at a price of $1.50 per Common Share for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
The securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a regulatory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance. The Offering remains subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of requisite regulatory filings.
Largo is a growing strategic mineral company with projects in Brazil and Canada. The immediate goal of the Company is to continue to ramp-up production at its Vanadio de Maracás Menchen Mine.
Largo's Maracás Menchen Mine boasts the highest grade vanadium deposit yet discovered and is expected to be a low cost producer. With an off-take in place with commodities giant Glencore, Largo is well positioned to become a leading producer of vanadium globally and is expected to generate substantial cash-flows.
Vanadium is primarily used as an alloy to strengthen steel and reduce its weight. Vanadium enhanced steels are used in a vast and growing range of products that are used and encountered every day; including, rebar, automobiles, transport infrastructure etc. With a compound annual growth rate of over 6% for the past several years (Roskill, 2013), vanadium is a bourgeoning commodity which lacks opportunities for investment in the wider market place. As trends in the steel industry now demand increasingly stronger and lighter products for advanced applications, the use of vanadium is expected to continue this growth over the medium and long term.
Largo is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "LGO".
For more information please refer to Largo's website: www.largoresources.com
This press release contains forward-looking information under Canadian securities legislation. forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to completion of the private placement, Largo's development potential and timetable of the Maracas Menchen Mine and Northern Dancer projects; Largo's ability to raise additional funds necessary; the future price of tungsten and molybdenum; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; conclusions of economic evaluation; the realization of mineral reserve estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future production, development and exploration; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of exploration activities; mining or processing issues; currency exchange rates; government regulation of mining operations; and environmental risks. Generally, 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 statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Largo to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of Largo and in its public documents filed on SEDAR from time to time. Although management of Largo 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. Largo does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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SOURCE Largo Resources Ltd.
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