Toronto, ON. – Otso Gold Corp. (“Otso” or the “Company”), (TSX.V:OTSO) is pleased to announce that it has received US$11.155 million from the exercise of 284,944,440 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) previously issued to Brunswick Gold Ltd (“Brunswick Gold”) on a private placement basis on February 8, 2021 (the “Transaction”). For further details regarding the Warrants, see the Company’s press release dated February 8, 2021.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the exercise of the Warrants to enable it to continue the Company’s return to production of the Otso Gold Mine, targeted in Q3.
Additionally, the Company expects the previously announced updated NI 43-101 Technical Report from John T. Boyd Company will be published shortly. The report was delayed as a result of the Company making the decision to bring further results from previous drilling compaigns and further results from the current drilling program.
For further information, please contact:
Clyde Wesson Vice President
1 917 287-0716
Early Warning Disclosure
The following information is provided pursuant to the early warning requirements of Canada’s National Instrument 62-104 and National Instrument 62-103 with respect to common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Common Shares”).
Prior to exercise of the Warrants, Brunswick Gold had beneficial ownership and control over 284,944,440 Common Shares and 284,944,440 Warrants, representing approximately 46.03% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on completion on a non-diluted basis, and approximately 63.05% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming the exercise of all of the Warrants. Upon completion of the exercise of the Warrants, Brunswick Gold acquired beneficial ownership and control over 569,888,880 Common Shares, representing approximately 63.05% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis, Brunswick Gold first acquired the Common Shares and the Warrants for investment purposes. As described in the management information circular prepared by the Company dated December 21, 2020 and filed on SEDAR and www.sedar.com and as provided pursuant to the terms of an investor rights agreement entered into between the Company and Brunswick Gold, the Company’s board of directors was reconstituted on February 8, 2021 to consist of the following seven directors: Brian Wesson, Clyde Wesson, Yvette Harrison and four nominees from Brunswick Gold (Vladimir Lelekov, Nicolas Pascault, Victor Koshkin and Martin Smith). Additionally, Mr. Vladimir Lelekov was appointed as Chairperson of the Board. The investor rights agreement also granted Brunswick Gold the right to designate a financial controller of the Company and certain other customary registration and preemptive subscription rights in respect of future sales of securities by the Company.
For further information and to obtain a copy of the updated early warning report filed under applicable Canadian provincial and territorial securities legislation in connection with the Transaction, please go to the Company’s profile on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) or contact Andreas Orphanides at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brunswick Gold has its registered office at 2-4 Arch Makarios III Avenue, Capital Center, 9th Floor, Nicosia 1065, Cyprus.
The Company cautions that it has not defined or delineated any proven or probable reserves for the Otso Gold Mine Project and mineralization estimates may therefore require adjustment or downward revision based upon further exploration or development work or actual production experience. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
The Company also cautions that the decision by the Company to proceed to develop the Otso Gold Mine Project and extract mineralization proceeded without the Company first establishing reserves supported by a technical report and completing a pre-feasibility or feasibility study. Accordingly, there is a higher risk of technical and economic failure at Otso because development proceeded without first establishing reserves supported by a technical report and completing a feasibility study. This is particularly relevant as the Company has proceeded with development at Otso on indicated and inferred resources without first completing a preliminary economic report.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company based on current expectations and assumptions of management, which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties associated with our business and the economic environment in which the business operates. All such statements are forward-looking statements under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution our readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations. Please refer to the risks set forth in the Company's continuous disclosure documents that can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the Company’s issuer profile. The Company does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About the Company
Otso Gold Corp. wholly owns the Otso Gold Mine near the Town of Raahe, Finland. The
Otso Gold Mine is fully built, fully permitted, has all infrastructure in place, two open pits
and is progressing towards a restart at 2 million tonnes per annum throughput.
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