Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 25, 2020 – MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarch” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: MQR) (OTCQX: MRQRF) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which Stifel GMP and Sprott Capital Partners LP as co-lead underwriters and joint bookrunners (collectively, the “Underwriters”) have agreed to purchase, on a “bought deal” private placement basis: (i) 4,870,000 flow-through units of the Corporation (the “Quebec FT Units”) at a price of C$0.72 per Quebec FT Unit, and (ii) 6,150,000 flow-through units of the Corporation (the “FT Units”) at a price of C$0.57 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$7,011,900 (the “Offering”).
Each Quebec FT Unit shall consist of one common share of the Corporation and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole purchase warrant a “Warrant”) each of which will qualify as a “flow-through share” (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and section 359.1 of the Taxation Act (Québec)). Each FT Unit will consist of one common share of the Corporation and one-half of one Warrant each of which will qualify as a “flow-through share” (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Corporation (a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of C$0.60 for a period of 24 months following the closing of the Offering.
The Underwriters have also been granted an option (the “Underwriters' Option”) exercisable, in whole or in part, up to 48 hours prior to the Closing Date (as defined below), to increase the size of the Offering by up to approximately C$3 million, in any combination of Quebec FT Units at the Quebec FT Offering Price and/or FT Units at the FT Offering Price.
The gross proceeds from the sale of the FT Units will be used by the Corporation to incur eligible "Canadian exploration expenses" that qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” as both terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Qualifying Expenditures”) related to the Corporation’s Wasamac and McKenzie Break projects in Québec. The Qualifying Expenditures will be renounced in favour of the subscribers with an effective date no later than December 31, 2020.
The Offering is scheduled to close on or about September 17, 2020 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and other approvals including the conditional approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
ABOUT MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION
Monarch Gold Corporation (TSX: MQR) is an emerging gold mining company focused on becoming a 100,000 to 200,000 ounce per year gold producer through its large portfolio of high-quality projects in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec, Canada. The Corporation currently owns over 315 km² of gold properties (see map), including the Wasamac deposit (measured and indicated resource of 2.6 million ounces of gold, which includes proven and probable reserves of 1.8 million ounces of gold), the Beaufor, Croinor Gold (see video), and McKenzie Break advanced projects, the Camflo and Swanson exploration projects, and the Camflo and Beacon mills. It also offers custom milling services out of its 1,600 tonne-per-day Camflo mill.
The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarch’s actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.