Nighthawk Completes Strategic Investment by Kinross Gold and $10.1 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement
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Toronto, Ontario, November 1, 2016 - Nighthawk Gold Corp. (“Nighthawk” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture Exchange: NHK) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”), including a strategic investment by Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”). Kinross now holds approximately 9.4% of Nighthawk’s issued and outstanding common shares on an undiluted basis.
Pursuant to the Offering the Company issued 6,170,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $0.50 per Common Share and 10,769,231 common shares, which qualify as "flow-through shares" within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (“FT Shares”) at a price of $0.65 per FT Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $10,085,000.
Dr. Byron, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said: “We are delighted to have Kinross provide a strategic investment, effectively boosting our abilities to unlock the vast potential of our Colomac gold deposit and surrounding Indin Lake Gold camp. We look forward to building a relationship with Kinross as we begin this exciting new growth period for Nighthawk.”
The gross proceeds from the sale of the FT Shares will be used for exploration on Nighthawk’s Canadian properties and the net proceeds from the sale of the Common Shares will be used for general working capital purposes.
The Common Shares and Flow-Through Shares are subject to a hold period under Canadian law which will expire four months and one day from the date of closing, being March 2, 2017. Certain directors and officers of Nighthawk participated in the Offering, who in the aggregate purchased 40,000 Common Shares and 111,537 FT Shares for aggregate proceeds of $92,500. The Offering remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
PearTree Securities was retained as strategic financial advisor to Nighthawk with respect to the Offering and Dundee Securities Ltd. acted as a finder with respect to the Offering.
Nighthawk is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on acquiring and developing gold mineral properties in the Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario. Including the mineral claims and leases of the Colomac Gold Project, Nighthawk’s Indin Lake Gold Property comprises a total land package of 222,203 acres in the Indin Lake Greenstone Belt, located approximately 200 kilometres north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Nighthawk also holds a 100% interest in the property known as the Superior Project, which covers 39,015 acres approximately 85 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON NIGHTHAWK PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Michael J. Byron, President and Chief Executive Officer
Nighthawk Gold Corp.
Tel: (416) 628-5940 or via email at [email protected]
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