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MONTRÉAL, Dec. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION ("Monarques" or the "Corporation") (TSX-V: MQR) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to announce that it has closed a non‑brokered private placement (the "Offering") of an aggregate of 3,052,130 flow-through shares (the "FT Shares") at a price of $0.35 per FT Shares.
The aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering amounts $1,068,245.50 and will be used by the Corporation to incur exploration expenses on its mining properties located in the province of Québec.
Some directors and officer of the Corporation have subscribed flow-through shares in the Offering as follow: 20,000 FT Shares were subscribed to Mr. Jean-Marc Lacoste, 20,000 FT Shares were subscribed to Mr. Christian Pichette and 50,000 FT Shares were subscribed to Mr. Michel Bouchard, directors of the Corporation, and 15,000 FT Shares were subscribed to Mr. Alain Lévesque, officer of the Corporation, which constitute "related parties transactions" within the meaning of Regulation 61-101 respecting Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("Regulation 61-101") and TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. However, the directors of the Corporation who voted in favour of the Offering have determined that the exemptions from formal valuation and minority approval requirements provided for respectively under subsections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of Regulation 61-101 can be relied on as neither the fair market value of the FT Shares issued to Mr. Lacoste, Mr. Pichette, Mr. Bouchard or Mr. Lévesque nor the fair market value of the consideration paid exceed 25% of the Corporation's market capitalization. None of the Corporation's directors has expressed any contrary views or disagreements with respect to the foregoing.
All securities issued pursuant to this Offering are subject to a restricted period of four months and a day.
The Corporation paid to Laurentian Bank Securities, acting as finders pursuant to the Offering (the "Finder") in consideration for their services rendered in connection with the Offering, an aggregate cash commission of $81,680 and aggregate number of 233,370 Finder's Options to purchase of up to 233,370 common shares in the capital stock of the Corporation, at a price of $0.35 per common share, within a delay of 18 months after the closing of the Offering.
The Corporation expects to be able to file shortly all required documentation to satisfy the conditional acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The securities issued under the Offering have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") or any state securities laws and, accordingly, may not be offered or sold to, except in compliance with exemptions from the registration requirements of the Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell any securities or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification of the securities under the securities laws or an exemption from the application of such laws.
ABOUT MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION
Monarques Gold is a growing junior gold company focused on becoming the leading explorer and developer of gold properties in the Val-d'Or/Abitibi gold camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently has approximately 196 km² of gold exploration properties (see map) along the Cadillac Break, including its main asset, the Croinor Gold mine, which has a great potential to become a producing mine. Monarques Gold is well financed and has close to $9 million in credits from Quebec's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarques' actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither 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 press release.
SOURCE Monarques Gold Corporation
For further information: Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and CEO, 1-888-994-4465 x 201, [email protected], www.monarquesgold.com; Adam Buchanan, Director, Corporate Development, 1-604-401-2539, [email protected], www.monarquesgold.com