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TORONTO, Ontario (December 18, 2018) – Pelangio Exploration Inc. (PX:TSX-V; OTC PINK:PGXPF) (“Pelangio” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement announced November 12, 2018 (the "Private Placement") and closed the Flow-Through Financing previously announced December 12, 2018.
In this first tranche, the Company raised a total of $480,000 for the issuance of 3,200,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.15 per Unit. Each unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (“Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.20 for a period of two years from the initial closing date of the Private Placement.
The Company paid finder’s fees to Zuri-Invest AG, an arm’s length finder, totaling an aggregate of $37,200 in cash and 248,000 non-transferable common share purchase warrants (“Finder Warrants”). Each Finder Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.20 for a period of two years from the initial closing date of the Private Placement.
All securities issued in this tranche of the Private Placement are subject to a statutory hold period expiring on April 19, 2019.
An additional closing is expected to take place on or before January 11, 2019. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement for exploration projects and for working capital purposes.
The Company is also very pleased to announce that it has completed the non-brokered Flow-Through Financing previously announced on December 12, 2018. The Company raised a total of $50,400 for the issuance of 280,000 flow-through shares (the “FT Shares “) at a price of $0.18 per flow-through share (the “Offering”).
The shares issued under the Offering will be subject to a four-month and one day hold period and will not be sold in the United States. The Company paid a cash finder’s fee to PI Financial Corp., an arm’s length finder, equal to $4,032, and will issue 22,400 Finder Warrants of the Company. Each Finder Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.20 per share prior to two years from the closing date.
The Offering is subject to customary closing conditions including, but not limited to, receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The FT Shares will qualify as “flow-through shares” (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)). The gross proceeds of the Offering will be primarily used to incur qualifying Canadian Exploration Expenses (the “Qualifying Expenses”) on the Company’s Dalton property strategically located approximately 1.5 kilometres south west of the historic Hollinger Gold Mine, near the city of Timmins, Ontario, or on the other Ontario properties recently acquired with the acquisition of 2522962 Ontario Inc. (5SD Capital). The Qualifying Expenses are to be incurred by no later than December 31, 2019 for renunciation to investors in the Offering effective December 31, 2018.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any offering made will be pursuant to available prospectus exemptions and restricted to persons to whom the securities may be sold in accordance with the laws of such jurisdictions, and by persons permitted to sell the securities in accordance with the laws of such jurisdictions.
Pelangio acquires and explores large land packages in world-class gold belts in Canada and Ghana, West Africa. In Canada, the company is focusing on the 25 km2 Birch Lake Property located in the Red Lake Mining District and the Dalton Property located 1.5 km from the Hollinger mine in Timmins. In Ghana, the Company is focusing on two 100%-owned camp-sized properties: the 100 km2 Manfo Property, the site of seven recent near-surface gold discoveries, and the 284 km2 Obuasi Property, located 4 km on strike and adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti’s prolific high-grade Obuasi Mine. Ghana is an English-speaking, common law jurisdiction that is consistently ranked amongst the most favourable mining jurisdictions in Africa.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.pelangio.com, follow us on Twitter @PelangioEx or contact:
Ingrid Hibbard, President and CEO
Tel: 905-336-3828 / Toll-free: 1-877-746-1632 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forward Looking Statements
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