Auryn Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement and Bridge Loan Amendment
Vancouver, Canada – February 6th, 2020 – Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG, NYSE American: AUG) (“Auryn” or the “Company” - https://www.commodity-tv.com/play/auryn-resources-getting-environmental-permits-to-start-drill-campaign-on-sombrero-soon/) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of CAD$10.1 million which consisted of the issuance of 6,312,500 common shares (the “Shares”) priced at CAD$1.60 per Share (the “Offering”). The private placement included total insider participation of 271,875 Shares for proceeds of $435,000.
Concurrent with the closing of the Offering, the Company completed the amendment to its September 2019 bridge loan (the “Loan Amendment”). The Loan Amendment allows the lender to convert the $3 million of principal that has been advanced to-date, and $123,334 of interest that has accrued to-date, into common shares at the placement price of $1.60, allowing for the issuance of up to 1,952,084 common shares on conversion. The Loan Amendment also gives the Company the right to require conversion if the Company’s common shares trade on the TSX at a price of $2.50 or more for any five consecutive trading days prior to the loan’s maturity date. The interest rate of the bridge loan has been reduced to 5% per annum from the date of the Loan Amendment.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the placement to fund continued surface exploration at its Sombrero and Curibaya projects located in southern Peru and for general working capital.
The Shares issued under the Offering are subject to a four-month hold period under Canadian securities laws. A total of $59,000 was paid in commissions for the Offering.
On Behalf of the Board,
Executive Chairman and Director
For further information on Auryn Resources, please contact Natasha Frakes, Manager of Corporate Communications at (778) 729-0600 or [email protected].
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Auryn Resources is a technology-driven junior exploration company focused on finding and advancing globally significant precious and base metal deposits. The company has a portfolio approach to asset acquisition and has seven projects, including two flagships: the Committee Bay high-grade gold project in Nunavut and the Sombrero copper-gold project in southern Peru. Auryn’s technical and management teams have an impressive track record of successfully monetizing assets for all stakeholders and local communities in which it operates. Auryn conducts itself to the highest standards of corporate governance and sustainability.
This project consists of the North Sombrero and South Sombrero properties, comprising over 130,000 hectares owned or optioned by Auryn Resources. The copper-gold Sombrero mining concessions are located 340 kilometers SE of Lima in southern Peru and are hosted in the Andahuaylas-Yauri belt. This belt is interpreted to be on the north-western margins of this Eocene-Oligocene aged copper-gold porphyry and skarn belt that hosts the Las Bambas, Haquira, Los Chancas, Cotambambas, Constancia, Antapaccay and Tintaya deposits. The project is characterized by a strong structural control and significant copper and gold values from historical surface samples. The principal targets at Sombrero are copper-gold skarn and porphyry systems and precious metal epithermal deposits.
Auryn acquired 100% ownership of the Curibaya property in 2015 and the adjacent Sambalay and Salvador concesssions in 2019, which collectively consist of approximately 11,000 hectares. The Curibaya Project covers the regional Incapuquio fault zone and subsidiary structures, which are interpreted as one of the fundamental controls for both epithermal and porphyry styles of mineralization within the region.
Forward Looking Information and Additional Cautionary Language
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking information is information that includes a proposed financing and completion if a proposed loan amendment as well as information relating to or associated with the acquisition and title to mineral concessions. In addition to the stated conditions to complete the transactions forward looking statements involve other known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different (either positively or negatively) from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers should refer to the risks discussed in the Company’s Annual Information Form and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2018 and subsequent continuous disclosure filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at www.sedar.com and the Company’s registration statement on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.
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