TORONTO, Dec. 30 /CNW/ - Marathon Gold Corporation (MOZ-TSX) ("Marathon Gold") today announced that it has closed a non-brokered
private placement of common shares to Stillwater Mining Company
("Stillwater") for gross proceeds of $3,366,700 (the "Offering") today,
as previously announced on Dec 23, 2010.
Under the terms of the Offering, Stillwater purchased 2,570,000 common
shares at a price of $1.31 per share, representing a 15% discount to
the five day volume-weighted average trading price of the Marathon Gold
shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX"). There are no commissions
associated with the Offering. All of the shares issued pursuant to the
Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period.
Phillip Walford, President and CEO of Marathon Gold, commented,
"Marathon Gold has very aggressive plans to expand the resources for
both the Valentine Lake Gold Project and the Golden Chest Project in
2011. We are pleased that Stillwater has made a significant investment
in the company at this time, as the funding will enable us to
immediately advance both of our core projects."
About Marathon Gold Corporation:
Marathon Gold Corporation is one of Canada's newest gold resource
development companies, with projects located in the mining friendly
province of Newfoundland, Labrador and North Idaho in the USA.
Marathon Gold has a tiered project pipeline consisting of early stage
exploration to advanced resource development projects which can be
built into mineable reserves. Marathon Gold is continually evaluating
new gold resource development projects of merit that are located within
the Americas. Marathon Gold's focused and low-cost approach to
resource development and exploration has an established record of
delivering rapid growth. Marathon Gold is the operator of the
Valentine Lake Project under the sub-option and joint venture agreement
("OJVA") between Mountain Lake Resources Inc. and Marathon Gold owns a
50% interest in Golden Chest LLC, owner of the Golden Chest mine in
SOURCE Marathon Gold Corporation
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