Great Bear Announces C$5.5 Million Bought Deal Private Placement of Flow-Through Common Shares and Expansion of Drill Program to 90,000 m
Vancouver, British Columbia, June 12, 2019 – Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSXV:GBR) (“Great Bear” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Cormark Securities Inc. (“Cormark”) to act as lead underwriter of a syndicate of underwriters that includes Canaccord Genuity Corp. (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters shall purchase 1,000,000 common shares that qualify as “flow-through shares” of the Company for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (“Flow-Through Common Shares”) at a price of $5.45 per Flow-Through Common Share, on a “bought deal” private placement basis, for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately C$5.45 million (the “Offering”). The Company has also granted the Underwriters an option to sell up to an additional 150,000 Flow-Through Common Shares at the offering price up to the Closing Date.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used to incur “Canadian exploration expenses” (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) related to Great Bear’s projects in Ontario. The Company will renounce these expenses to the purchasers with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2019.
The Offering is scheduled to close on or about July 3, 2019 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and other approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Chris Taylor, President and CEO of Great Bear said, “By raising an additional $5.5 million, we will have over $15 million in cash on hand and will have funded the expansion of our ongoing drill program by an additional 30,000 metres, for a new total of 90,000 metres of drilling. Coupled with the potential for an additional $7.8 million from warrant exercise, Great Bear will remain very well funded with the flexibility to significantly expand and extend our drilling as required. We are strongly positioned to benefit from one of our industry’s most significant exploration drill campaigns through 2019 and 2020.”
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 Great Bear
Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GBR) is a well financed company based in Vancouver, Canada, managed by a team with a track record of success in the mineral exploration sector. Great Bear holds a 100% interest, royalty free, in its flagship Dixie property, which is road accessible year-round via Highway 105, a 15 minute drive from downtown Red Lake, Ontario. The Red Lake mining district is one of the premier mining districts in Canada, benefitting from major active mining operations including the Red Lake Gold Mine of Newmont Goldcorp Corp., plus modern infrastructure and a skilled workforce. Gold production from the Red Lake district does not necessarily reflect the mineralization that may, or may not be, hosted on the Company’s Dixie property. The Dixie property covers a drill and geophysically defined multi-kilometre gold mineralized structure similar to that associated with other producing gold mines in the district. In addition, Great Bear is also earning a 100% royalty-free interest in the Pakwash, Dedee and Sobel properties, which cover regionally significant gold-controlling structures and prospective geology elsewhere in the Red Lake district. All of Great Bear’s Red Lake projects are accessible year-round through existing roads.
For further information please contact Mr. Chris Taylor, P.Geo, President and CEO at 604-646-8354, or Mr. Knox Henderson, Investor Relations, at 604-551-2360.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chris Taylor, President and CEO
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