VANCOUVER, May 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Libero Copper & Gold Corporation (TSX-V: LBC, OTCQB: LBCMF) is pleased to announce that due to strong investor demand, it has increased its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of: (i) Units ("Unit") at a price of C$0.10 per Unit (the "NFT Unit Offering"); (ii) Units at a price of C$0.15 per Unit (the "Super FT Unit Offering") and (iii) Units at a price of C$0.11 per Unit (the "FT Unit Offering" and together with the NFT Unit Offering and Super FT Unit Offering, the "Offering") for gross aggregate proceeds of $4 million.
"This significantly oversubscribed financing was very well supported by insiders, existing shareholders and several new institutional shareholders fully funding the 2020 drill program at Big Red," comments Ian Slater, Chief Executive Officer. "The upsized financing provides us confidence to implement a robust exploration program during the upcoming field season commencing in June."
Eventus Capital Corp. is acting as a finder in connection with a portion of the Offering.
Each Unit consists of one Common Share ("Common Share") and one Common Share purchase Warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one Common Share for a period of 24 months from closing at a price of C$0.15. If the closing price of the Common Shares is at a price equal to or greater than $0.20 for a period of 10 consecutive trading days, Libero will have the right to accelerate the expiry date of the warrants by giving notice, via a new release, to the holders of the Warrants that the Warrants will expire on the date that is 30 days after the issuance of said news release.
Common Shares issued under the Super FT Unit Offering and FT Unit Offering qualify as 'flow through shares' ("Flow Through Shares"). The gross proceeds from the Super FT Unit Offering and FT unit Offering will be used to incur 'Canadian exploration expenses' that will qualify as 'flow through mining expenditures' as those terms are defined in the Income Tax Act which will be renounced to the initial purchasers of the Flow Through Shares.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for drilling the Ridge high grade gold target at Big Red and general working capital purposes. A finder's fee of 6% is payable on a portion of the Offering. Closing of the Offering is expected on or about May 13, 2020 and is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Libero Copper & Gold
Libero holds a collection of porphyry deposits throughout the Americas in prolific but stable jurisdictions. The portfolio includes both exploration properties such as Big Red, a new gold discovery in the Golden Triangle, Canada, and high-quality deposits with significant resources but without any fatal flaws or significant holding costs. The Tomichi copper deposit in the United States and the Mocoa copper deposit in Colombia, both contain large inferred mineral resources. In total, the Mocoa and Tomichi properties contain 7.9 billion pounds of copper and 1.1 billion pounds of molybdenum. These assets are being advanced by a highly disciplined and seasoned professional team with successful track records of discovery, resource development, and permitting in the Americas.
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. This news release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions and regulatory and administrative approvals, processes and filing requirements. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Libero Copper Corporation
For further information: Ian Slater, Chief Executive Officer, +1 604 638 2545, [email protected], liberocopper.com