TORONTO, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Marathon Gold Corporation ("Marathon" or the "Company") (TSX: MOZ) today announced that it has initiated a non-brokered private placement of flow-through shares and units to raise gross proceeds of up to $3,500,000 (the "Offering"). The proceeds raised from this financing will be used to further exploration work on Marathon's Valentine Gold Camp, including resource expansion drilling at the recently discovered Marathon Deposit area.
Under the terms of the Offering, which is subject to regulatory approval, Marathon will issue flow-through shares at a price of $0.30 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, 2016, and Marathon will renounce all such CEE to the subscribers of the flow-through shares with an effective date of December 31, 2015. All flow-through funds raised will be spent in 2015 on further exploration of the Valentine Gold Camp.
In addition to the flow-through shares, Marathon will issue units at a price of $0.25 per unit. Each unit will be composed of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. The warrants will have a two year term and an exercise price of $0.34 per common share. The funds raised will be used to advance the Valentine Gold Camp and for general corporate purposes.
The Offering may close in multiple tranches with closing of the first tranche expected to occur on or about June 26, 2015. All of the shares issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and one day from the closing date.
About Marathon Gold Corporation
Marathon is a Toronto based gold resource company focused on its 100% owned Valentine Gold Camp located in central Newfoundland. The Valentine Gold Camp currently hosts four near-surface, mainly pit-shell constrained, gold resources totaling 1,060,100 oz. gold at 2.20 g/t (Measured & Indicated) and 200,000 oz. gold at 2.83 g/t (Inferred), (April 2015). These resources, open along strike and to depth, cover less than 6% of the total length of the highly prospective Valentine Lake Thrust Fault and associated splay faults which host the majority of the gold mineralization within the property. Certain of Marathon's exploration expenditures at its mineral properties in Newfoundland are funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador through its Junior Exploration Assistance program. For more information please visit www.marathon-gold.com.
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SOURCE Marathon Gold Corporation
For further information: Christopher Haldane, Investor Relations Manager, Tel: 1-416-987-0714, E-mail: [email protected]; Phillip Walford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel: 1-416-987-0711, E-mail: [email protected]