Completion of Issue of SharesSource: RNS
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12 December 2022
("SolGold" or the "Company")
Completion of Issue of Shares
The Board of Directors of SolGold (LSE & TSX:SOLG) is pleased to announce the successful placing of 180,000,000 new ordinary shares (the "Investment Shares") at a price of US$0.20 per share (the "Investment") to investors, including Jiangxi Copper (Hong Kong) Investment Company Limited ("Jiangxi"), as announced on 23 November 2022. Jiangxi has subscribed to 155,000,000 of the Investment Shares and Maxit Capital LP ("Maxit") has subscribed to 23,000,000 of the Investment Shares. The Investment raised aggregate gross proceeds of US$36,000,000.
Scott Caldwell, Interim CEO of SolGold, commented:
"We are very pleased to welcome Jiangxi as an investor and partner in SolGold. Jiangxi Copper Company Limited, the parent company of Jiangxi, is one of the largest global producers of refined copper. Their presence is another strategic endorsement for SolGold, the world class Cascabel project and Ecuador as an emerging mining jurisdiction and will be of great benefit to Ecuadorians and SolGold shareholders. This investment further bolsters SolGold's balance sheet and provides the Company with greater optionality while we maintain a disciplined approach to capital allocation to advance strategic project initiatives and exploration opportunities that hold the most significant potential to maximise shareholder value."
PDMR participation in the Placing
Certain directors of the Company have agreed to participate via the placing for the number of Investment Shares at the placing price as set out below:
Number of Investment Shares
Details of the Investment Shares
The Investment Shares represent approximately 7.3% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company following the issue of the Investment Shares.
Jiangxi will own approximately 6.3% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.
The Investment Shares will be issued credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares.
The Company has applied for admission of the Investment Shares to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange ("UK Admission") and the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") to list the Investment Shares ("TSX Admission"). The issue of the Investment Shares is conditional, inter alia, upon UK Admission and the approval of the TSX. It is expected that UK Admission of the Investment Shares will occur at 8:00 am on or around 13 December 2022 and TSX Admission on or around 13 December 2022.
Total Voting Rights
In accordance with the provision of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the FCA ("DTRs"), the Company confirms that, following UK Admission of the Investment Shares, its issued share capital will comprise 2,476,051,501 ordinary shares, with no ordinary shares held in treasury. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's DTRs.
Maxit is acting as financial advisor to SolGold.
This announcement was approved for release by Rufus Gandhi - Company Secretary.
SolGold Plc (Company Secretary)
Tel: +61 (0) 7 3180 3823
Fawzi Hanano/Lia Abady
SolGold Plc (Investors)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3823 2130
Jos Simson/Gareth Tredway
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 3150
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY SECURITIES IN SOLGOLD PLC.
THE INVESTMENT SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE QUALIFIED FOR DISTRIBUTION OR DISTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC UNDER APPLICABLE CANADIAN SECURITIES LAWS AND, ACCORDINGLY, ANY SALE OF THE INVESTMENT SHARES WILL BE MADE ON A BASIS WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROSPECTUS REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH SECURITIES LAWS ONLY TO "ACCREDITED INVESTORS" WITHIN THE MEANING ASCRIBED TO THAT TERM IN NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 45-106 - PROSPECTUS EXEMPTIONS, OF THE CANADIAN SECURITIES ADMINISTRATORS ("NI 45-106"). THE INVESTMENT SHARES ARE NOT BEING OFFERED TO AND MAY NOT BE PURCHASED BY, OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF, PERSONS RESIDENT IN CANADA EXCEPT FOR "ACCREDITED INVESTORS". THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO, AND DOES NOT, COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS THAT WOULD APPLY UNDER APPLICABLE CANADIAN SECURITIES LAW IF THIS INVESTMENT WAS BEING QUALIFIED PURSUANT TO A PROSPECTUS FILED WITH THE RELEVANT CANADIAN SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITIES AND THE INVESTMENT SHARES ISSUED TO PERSONS RESIDENT IN CANADA PURSUANT TO THE AVAILABLE EXEMPTIONS UNDER NI 45-106 WILL BE SUBJECT TO A STATUTORY HOLD PERIOD FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR MONTHS AND ONE DAY FOLLOWING THE CLOSING OF THE INVESTMENT. NO SECURITIES COMMISSION OR SIMILAR SECURITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY IN CANADA HAS REVIEWED OR IN ANY WAY PASSED UPON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE CONTENTS HEREOF, OR THE MERITS OF THE INVESTMENT SHARES AND ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS AN OFFENSE UNDER APPLICABLE CANADIAN SECURITIES LAWS.
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The Investment Shares to be issued pursuant to the Investment will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the London Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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