Ethos Closes $1.33 Million Private Placement – Crescat Capital Increases Interest to 12.7%
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Vancouver, BC – June 8, 2021, Ethos Gold Corp. (“Ethos” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ECC; OTCQB: ETHOF; Frankfurt: 1ET) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement of flow-through units raising gross proceeds of C$1,333,333 (the “Private Placement”).
The Private Placement consisted of 5,555,556 flow-through units priced at $0.24 per unit (each, a “Unit”). Each Unit consist of one flow through share, and one half of one non-flow through common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable into one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.30 for a period of two years.
Immediately following the closing of the Private Placement, Crescat Portfolio Management, LLC (“Crescat”) owns 15,848,456 shares of Ethos, representing approximately 12.7% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company.
“We see our investment in Ethos as a stake in multiple high-quality projects across Canada that will be explored by a tier one team led by well renowned geologist, Rob Carpenter,” commented Dr. Quinton Hennigh, technical advisor to Crescat Capital. “The Company recently announced commencement of drilling at its Perk-Rocky porphyry copper-gold project in BC, but this is just the beginning of a long list of exploration objectives this year. Work is soon slated for multiple projects in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. We look forward to seeing the company become one of the most aggressive gold explorers in Canada. Aggressive exploration results in discovery.”
The Private Placement constitutes a related-party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 as there are certain insiders participating. Because the Company’s shares trade only on the TSX Venture Exchange, the issuance of securities is exempt from the formal valuation requirements of Section 5.4 of MI 61-101 pursuant to Subsection 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and exempt from the minority approval requirements of Section 5.6 of MI 61-101 pursuant to Subsection 5.7(a) and 5.7(b) of MI 61-101.
The gross proceeds of the Private Placement will be used by the Company to incur “Canadian exploration expenses” that will qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures” within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada).
The Private Placement is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange and all securities issued or issuable under the Private Placement are subject to a 4-month hold period expiring on October 9, 2021.
About Crescat Capital LLC
Crescat is a global macro asset management firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Crescat's mission is to grow and protect wealth over the long term by deploying tactical investment themes based on proprietary value-driven equity and macro models. Crescat's goal is industry leading absolute and risk-adjusted returns over complete business cycles with low correlation to common benchmarks. Crescat's investment process involves a mix of asset classes and strategies to assist with each client's unique needs and objectives and includes Global Macro, Long/Short, Large Cap and Precious Metals funds.
Crescat is advised by its technical consultant Dr. Quinton Hennigh on investments in gold and silver resource companies. Dr. Hennigh became an economic geologist after obtaining his PhD in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. He has more than 30 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms that include Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining. Recently, Dr. Hennigh founded Novo Resources Corp (TSX-V: NVO) and currently serves as Chairman. Among his notable project involvements are First Mining Gold's Springpole gold deposit in Ontario, Kirkland Lake Gold's acquisition of the Fosterville gold mine in Australia, the Rattlesnake Hills gold deposit in Wyoming, and Lion One's Tuvatu gold project on Fiji, among many others.
About Ethos Gold Corp.
Ethos Gold, a Discovery Group company, has accumulated a portfolio of district-scale projects in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland that have large scale discovery potential. The Company has a solid technical team led by Dr. Rob Carpenter, formerly the CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, who led the Kaminak team from initial listing in 2005 through acquisition and discovery of the multiple-million-ounce Coffee Gold Project. In Ethos, he has assembled a senior technical advisory team with a strong record of discovery success and includes Dr. Robert Brozdowski, P.Geo., Dan MacNeil, M.Sc., P.Geo., Dr. Alan Wainwright, P.Geo, and Dr. Quinton Hennigh, an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience formerly with Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining Corp. Ethos is advancing its nine projects throughout Canada under the stewardship of Vice President of Exploration, Jo Price, P.Geo., MBA, with work programs set to begin this summer with dedicated teams on each project.
Ethos engages proactively with Indigenous rightsholders and seeks to develop relationships and agreements that are mutually beneficial. The Company’s community relations efforts are led by Michelle Tanguay who has over 25 years experience in indigenous and stakeholder engagement and environmental program design and management.
With approximately C$12 million in working capital, Ethos is well funded to advance its portfolio of Canadian projects.
Ethos Gold Corp.
Per: “Alex Heath”
Alex Heath, CFA, President and CEO
Ethos Gold Corp. is a proud member of Discovery Group. For more information please visit: discoverygroup.ca
Forward-Looking Statement Cautions:
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s plans with respect to the Company’s projects and the timing related thereto, the merits of the Company’s projects, the Company’s objectives, plans and strategies, the Private Placement and the expected use of proceeds thereof, and other project opportunities. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “aims,” “potential,” “goal,” “objective,”, “strategy”, “prospective,” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “can,” “could” or “should” occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include the risk of accidents and other risks associated with mineral exploration operations, the risk that the Company will encounter unanticipated geological factors, or the possibility that the Company may not be able to secure permitting and other agency or governmental clearances, necessary to carry out the Company’s exploration plans, risks and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, risks and uncertainties related to the Company’s ability to complete the Offering and the size of the Offering, and the risk of political uncertainties and regulatory or legal changes in the jurisdictions where the Company carries on its business that might interfere with the Company’s business and prospects. The reader is urged to refer to the Company’s reports, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators’ System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects
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