Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 25, 2016) - Canamex Resources Corp. (TSXV: CSQ) (OTCQX: CNMXF) (FSE: CX6) ("Canamex" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it intends to complete two non-brokered private placements for gross proceeds of up $6,000,000 (the "Offerings") on terms described below, subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V"). All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
Financing of Secured Convertible Debentures
for up to $5,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount ("Debenture Offering")
Canamex intends to raise a principal amount of a minimum of $4,000,000 and a maximum of $5,000,000 by the issuance of secured convertible debentures ("Debentures"), maturing in three years after closing of the Debenture Offering ("Debenture Maturity Date"). From and after the date of issue of the Debenture Offering until the Debenture Maturity Date, the Debentures will be convertible into common shares of Canamex ("Shares") at the option of the holder at a conversion price of $0.05 per Share (the "Conversion Price").
Interest on the Debentures shall be paid annually in arrears, at an annual interest rate of 7%. The Company will have the option, in its sole discretion, to pay the interest in Shares of the Company, subject to acceptance by the TSX-V. In the event Canamex opts to pay the interest in Shares instead of cash, the interest rate shall increase to 10% per annum.
In addition, the holders of the Debentures will receive 20,000 warrants ("Warrants") per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures. The Warrants will have a strike price of $0.06 and expire on the Debenture Maturity Date.
On a date that is 24 months after closing of the Debenture Offering, the Debenture holders may request that the Company repay the Debentures within 20 business days ("Put Feature"). The Debenture holders will only be allowed to utilize the Put Feature on one specific date.
After 24 months from closing of the Debenture Offering, if the Shares of Canamex trade at or above $0.20 on a 30-day VWAP (volume-weighted average price) basis on the TSX-V, then the Company can force the conversion of the Debentures by giving the Debenture holders 10 days' notice.
The Debentures shall have a first ranking security over the Company's interest in its joint venture with Provex Resources Inc. ("Provex") in respect of the Bruner Gold Property. While Canamex and Provex are in a joint venture at present, a formal joint venture agreement between the parties has yet to be completed.
The Company may pay to qualified parties, and subject to the requirements of applicable securities laws, finders' fees of up to 2% in cash and 1,200 Warrants per $1,000 principal amount of Debentures.
The Company expects existing debenture holders, including Concept Capital Management Ltd., the Company's largest debenture holder, to participate in this Debenture Offering.
Financing of Units for Gross Proceeds up to $1,000,000 ("Unit Offering")
Concurrent with the Debenture Offering, the Company intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 20,000,000 units of the Company ("Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit, for gross proceeds up to $1,000,000 ("Unit Offering").
Each Unit will be comprised of one (1) common share and one (1) transferable share purchase warrant ("Unit Warrant"). Each Unit Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one (1) additional common share (the "Unit Warrant Share") at a price of $0.06 per Unit Warrant share for five (5) years from the date of issuance of the Unit Warrant.
The Company may pay to qualified parties, and subject to the requirements of applicable securities laws, finders' fees of up to 7% in cash and/or 7% in Warrants.
In addition, in accordance with an agreement the Company has with Hecla Canada Ltd. (refer to CSQ News Release dated November 19, 2012), Hecla holds a pre-emptive right so long as it holds more than 10% of Canamex's outstanding shares (on an undiluted basis). In this regard, Hecla has the right (but not the obligation) to participate in equity offerings of Canamex in order to maintain Hecla's pro-rata equity interest in Canamex.
With respect to both the Debenture Offering and the Unit Offering, under applicable Canadian securities law the securities and underlying securities to be issued will be subject to a hold period of four months and a day from the date of issuance of the securities, and will be subject to such further restrictions on resale as may apply under applicable foreign securities laws.
The Company expects to close both the Debenture Offering and the Unit Offering in early September, subject to acceptance by the TSX-V. The Company may close either offering in one or more tranches.
Shareholders or members of the investing public who have questions about these offerings should contact the Company directly at the coordinates below.
Mark Billings, Chairman and CEO of Canamex, commented, "I am pleased to announce that Canamex intends to proceed with a financing of up to $6,000,000. This will enable the Company to focus on the development of its core asset, the Bruner Gold Property. Earlier this year, we released the results of a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (see March 3, 2016 News Release). Since then, the price of gold has increased by about $100 per ounce, and the investment climate for resource companies has improved considerably. Once closed, these financings will enable Canamex to repay its existing debentures outstanding ahead of schedule. We will then start the permitting process of the Bruner Gold Property, with the intent of moving towards development as quickly as possible. We believe that this will create value for our shareholders. In addition, the Company also intends to conduct a drilling campaign as soon as feasible at Bruner, the details of which will be announced separately. We at Canamex are encouraged that existing debenture holders intend to participate in this next round of financing, thereby demonstrating their confidence in the Company and its Bruner Gold Property."
"Completion of these financings will allow the Company to move forward with additional drilling in the high-grade Paymaster zone and project permitting for development of the resources contained on the patented claims (private land) on the Bruner Property, as referenced in the Preliminary Economic Assessment filed by the Company in April 2016," stated Greg Hahn, President & COO of Canamex.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SIGNED: "Mark Billings"
Mark Billings, Chairman and CEO
Contact: (514) 296-1641, [email protected]
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements in relation to the timing, cost and other aspects of the planned 2016 program on the Bruner property; the potential for development of the mineral resources; the potential mineralization and geological merits of the Bruner property; and other future plans, objectives or expectations of the Company. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include the risk that actual results of current and planned exploration activities, including the results of the Company's 2016 drilling program(s) on the Bruner property, will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; the geology, grade and continuity of any mineral deposits and the risk of unexpected variations in mineral resources, grade and/or recovery rates; fluctuating metals prices; possibility of accidents, equipment breakdowns and delays during exploration; exploration cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results and geological tests; availability of capital and financing required to continue the Company's future exploration programs and preparation of geological reports and studies; delays in the preparation of geological reports and studies; the metallurgical characteristics of mineralization contained within the Bruner property are yet to be fully determined; general economic, market or business conditions; competition and loss of key employees; regulatory changes and restrictions including in relation to required permits for exploration activities (including drilling permits) and environmental liability; timeliness of government or regulatory approvals; and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company has made numerous assumptions, including that the Company's 2016 programs will proceed as planned and within budget. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.
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