Fura Announces Private Placement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 7, 2017) -
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Fura Gems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FURA) intends to complete a private placement offering of common shares of the Company at a price of CAD$0.60 per share for gross proceeds of up to CAD$12.5 million (the "Offering"). In connection with the Offering, Fura has entered into a letter of engagement with Hannam & Partners ("H&P") appointing H&P as Fura's financial adviser.
The proceeds of the Offering will be used to complete the acquisition of the Coscuez emerald mine, as previously announced on October 29, 2017, and for general corporate purposes.
The closing date of the Offering is expected to occur on or about December 20, 2017 and remains subject to a number of conditions, including without limitation, receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All Fura common shares issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a regulatory hold period of four months and one day.
About Fura Gems Inc.
Fura Gems Inc. is engaged in the exploration and acquisition of gemstone licences. Fura's headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada and its administrative headquarters are located in the Almas Tower, Dubai. Fura is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol "FURA".
Fura owns an 80% effective interest in four ruby licences (4392, 3868, 3869 and 6811) in Mozambique. Fura is also engaged in the exploration of resource properties in Colombia and owns a 100% interest in the emerald licence ECH -121. In addition, Fura has entered into a share purchase agreement with Emporium HS S.A.S. to purchase 76% of the issued and outstanding shares of Esmeracol S.A., which wholly owns the Coscuez emerald mine in Boyacá, Colombia.
This press release may contain "forward looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the Offering, the use of proceeds, the Company's ability to close the Offering, the Company's ability to complete the acquisition of the Coscuez mine and the Company's performance. Generally, forward looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; the actual results of exploration activities; regulatory risks; risks inherent in foreign operations; and other risks of the mining industry. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 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 U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) absent such registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
Fura Gems Inc.
Dev Shetty - President & Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +971 (0) 4 240 8760
Hannam & Partners (Advisory) LLP
Tel: ++44 207 907 8500