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TSX-V Ticker: SWA, SWA.WT
PERTH, Australia, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Sarama Resources Limited ("Sarama" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of its bought deal offering (the "Offering") announced on September 26, 2012, raising gross proceeds of $12,000,000.60. A syndicate of underwriters comprised of GMP Securities L.P., Cormark Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. (collectively, the "Underwriters") purchased 13,333,334 Units at a purchase price of $0.90 per Unit. As previously announced, each Unit consists of one Common Share of the Company and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant being a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share of Sarama at a price of $1.20 any time prior to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the date that is two years after closing of the Offering.
Sarama's President and CEO, Andrew Dinning commented:
"We are very pleased with the completion of this offering and the continued confidence being shown in the plans and activities of the Company. We are excited by the exploration results we have achieved to date and are pleased with the on-going consolidation of our position in Burkina Faso in the southern Houndé and Banfora Belts where we have assembled a suite of exploration properties containing targets ranging from the advanced MM Prospect to large prospective gold-in-soil trends that are yet to be tested. Following the success of this capital raising, we will be pursuing our exploration programs aggressively."
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ABOUT SARAMA RESOURCES LTD
Sarama Resources Ltd is focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in West Africa. The board of directors and management team, a majority of whom are founders of the Company, are seasoned resource industry professionals with extensive experience in the exploration and development of world-class gold projects in Africa.
The South Houndé Project in south-west Burkina Faso is the Company's flagship property and is currently the focus of an aggressive exploration program to test gold-in-soil anomalies located in a 20km-long structural corridor. Recent drilling programs at the South Houndé Project have intersected significant mineralisation in several prospect areas which the Company is actively following up. The Company has built substantial early stage exploration landholdings in prospective and underexplored areas of Burkina Faso (3,100 km²), Liberia (>2,400 km²) and Mali (>560 km²) and is aggressively exploring across the property portfolio.
CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Information in this news release that is not a statement of historical fact constitutes forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information includes statements regarding the Company's planned exploration programs. Actual results, performance or achievements of the Company may vary from the results suggested by such forward-looking statements due to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, among others, that the business of exploration for gold and other precious minerals involves a high degree of risk and is highly speculative in nature; few properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines; geological factors; the actual results of current and future exploration; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's publicly filed documents.
There can be no assurance that any mineralisation that is discovered will be proven to be economic, or that future required regulatory licensing or approvals will be obtained. However, the Company believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Company's ability to carry on its exploration activities, the sufficiency of funding, the timely receipt of required approvals, the price of gold and other precious metals, that the Company will not be affected by adverse political events, the ability of the Company to operate in a safe, efficient and effective manner and the ability of the Company to obtain further financing as and when required and on reasonable terms. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
Sarama does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable laws.
SOURCE: Sarama Resources Limited
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For further information on the Company's activities, please contact:
Andrew Dinning or Paul Schmiede
telephone: +61 8 9363 7600