GoviEx Announces $12 Million Bought Deal Private Placement
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GoviEx Uranium Inc. ("GoviEx" or the "Company") (TSXV: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Eight Capital and Sprott Capital Partners, as lead underwriters and joint bookrunners (collectively, the "Underwriters"), in connection with a "bought deal" private placement financing of 68,572,000 units of the Company (the "Units") at a price of $0.175 per Unit (the "Issue Price"), for aggregate gross proceeds of $12,000,100 (the "Offering").
Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (each, a "Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant"), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price equal to the United States dollar equivalent of $0.25 (the foreign exchange rate to be set based on the Bank of Canada daily exchange rate for United States dollars one business day prior to the Closing Date (as defined below) for a period of 24 months following the closing date of the Offering.
The Company has granted the Underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Units at the Issue Price (the “Underwriters’ Option”).
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for exploration, engineering and general corporate and working capital purposes.
The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about May 11, 2023 (the “Closing Date”), and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Units to be issued under the Offering will be offered to purchasers pursuant to the: (i) accredited investor exemption under National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”) (the “Hold Units”) in an amount up to 22,857,334 Units (26,285,933 Units if the Underwriters’ Option is exercised in full), and (ii) the listed issuer financing exemption under Part 5A of NI 45-106 in an amount up to 45,714,666 Units (52,571,866 Units if the Underwriters’ Option is exercised in full) (the “LIFE Units”), in all the provinces of Canada, except Québec. The LIFE Units will not be subject to resale restrictions pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws. The Hold Units will be subject to the statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws. Purchasers under the Offering will receive a fixed ratio of LIFE Units to Hold Units, being 2:1.
There is an offering document relating to the Offering that can be accessed under the Company’s profile at and on the Company’s website at Prospective investors should read this offering document before making an investment decision.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. No securities may be offered or sold in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom or qualification under the securities laws of such other jurisdiction or an exemption therefrom.
About GoviEx Uranium Inc.
GoviEx is a mineral resource company focused on the exploration and development of uranium properties in Africa. GoviEx’s principal objective is to become a significant uranium producer through the continued exploration and development of its flagship mine-permitted Madaouela project in Niger and its mine-permitted Mutanga project in Zambia.
Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All information and statements other than statements of current or historical facts contained in this news release are forward-looking information.
Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed here and elsewhere in GoviEx’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. When used in this news release, words such as "will", "could", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "potential", "should," and similar expressions, are forward- looking statements. Information provided in this document is necessarily summarized and may not contain all available material information.
Forward-looking statements include those with respect to the anticipated quantum, timing and completion of the bought deal private placement; receipt of TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the private placement; and the proposed use of the proceeds of the private placement.
Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurances that its expectations will be achieved. Such assumptions, which may prove incorrect, include the following: (i) receipt of TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the private placement will be obtained; (ii) sufficient subscriptions will be received to complete the entirety of the Offering; (iii) the price of uranium will remain sufficiently high and the costs of advancing the Company’s mining projects sufficiently low so as to permit GoviEx to implement its business plans in a profitable manner.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include (i) the Company’s failure to complete the private placement in-part or in-full; (ii) inability to make effective use of the proceeds of the private placement; (iii) the failure of the Company’s projects, for technical, logistical, labour-relations, or other reasons; (iv) the Company’s inability to obtain TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the private placement; (iv) a decrease in the price of uranium below what is necessary to sustain the Company’s operations; (v) an increase in the Company’s operating costs above what is necessary to sustain its operations; (vi) accidents, labour disputes, or the materialization of similar risks; (vii) a deterioration in capital market conditions that prevents the Company from raising the funds it requires on a timely basis; and (viii) generally, the Company’s inability to develop and implement a successful business plan for any reason.
In addition, the factors described or referred to in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2021, of GoviEx, which is available on the SEDAR website at , should be reviewed in conjunction with the information found in this news release.
Although GoviEx has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance, or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated, or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management's expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances, or results will materialize. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, no assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information in this news release will transpire or occur, or, if any of them do so, what benefits that GoviEx will derive therefrom. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, and GoviEx disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful, including any of the securities in the United States of America. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration requirements is available
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