Gespeg Announces Increase in Brokered Private Placement to up to $1.95 Million, Additional Class of Offered Securities and Closing of Shares for Debt Transaction
The Company also announces that further to the October NR, it has settled a debt in the amount of $834,753.60, inclusive of interest as at November 22, 2012, owing to 49 North Resources Inc. ("49 North") pursuant to the terms of a promissory note issued by Kimpar Resources Inc. in favor of 49 North which was assumed by the Company in December, 2011 in connection with the completion of the Company's Qualifying Transaction. The debt was settled through the issuance of an aggregate of 2,782,512 common shares in the capital of the Company at a deemed issue price of $0.30 per share (the "Shares for Debt Transaction").
The common shares issued pursuant to the Shares for Debt Transaction are subject to a hold period in British Columbia expiring on March 22, 2013.
49 North is the sole control person of Kimpar and the legal and beneficial owner of 80% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Kimpar. Accordingly, 49 North is considered a related party and the Shares for Debt Transaction is considered a related party transaction under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). However, the Shares for Debt Transaction is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements under MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the common shares issued to 49 North nor the fair market value of the transaction exceeds 25% of the Company's market capitalization.
Closing of the Private Placement is subject to a number of conditions including receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months and a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities law.
The net proceeds from the Flow-Through Shares and the Flow-Through Units will be used by the Company to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "ITA"), which will qualify as "flow-through mining expenditures" for the purposes of the ITA, related to the exploration of Gespeg's mineral properties in Quebec. The proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used to fund the continued exploration of Gespeg's mineral properties in Quebec and for general working capital purposes.
About Gespeg Copper:
Gespeg Copper is dedicated to creating shareholder value through the discovery of new copper deposits in the underexplored region of Gaspé, Québec, Canada.
The Gaspé Peninsula is a prolific copper district, having hosted the historic Noranda Mines camp, in operation from 1954 to 1999. The grades produced from this mine were among the highest mined to date.
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Victor Goncalves, President and CEO
Sylvain Laberge, Vice President and COO