VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 - INCA ONE GOLD CORP. (TSX.V: IO) (“Inca One” or the “Company”) is pleased to report it has closed the second and final tranche of its previously announced (July 8, 2016) non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) for gross proceeds of CAD$3.1 million by the issuance of 12.4 million units (the “Units”) at a subscription price of CAD$0.25 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share (a “Share”) and one full, transferable common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will be exercisable to purchase an additional common share of the Issuer at an exercise price of CAD$0.40 for a period of 36 months from the closing date and will feature an acceleration clause triggering the exercise of the warrant upon select share price metrics being achieved. Together with the first tranche closing previously announced on August 26, 2016, the Company has raised in aggregate gross proceeds of $6.3 million with the issuance 25.4 million units, an oversubscription of $2.3 million dollars.
Insiders of the Company have subscribed for 3.7 million Units under the Private Placement. The issuance of Units to insiders pursuant to the Private Placement (the “Insider Participation”) will be considered to be a related party transaction within the meaning of TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101”). The Company intends to rely on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in Sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 in respect of any Insider Participation.
Cash finder’s fees of 8% of the gross proceeds were paid on a portion of the Private Placement. The Company will also issue 8% finders warrants to eligible finders in connection with this placement. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for purchases of mineral, inventory supplies and materials, select debt repayments, and for general working capital purposes, as applicable. All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus one day from the date of issuance, in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
The securities described herein have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and will not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Act or unless an exemption from registration is available.
Edward Kelly, President and CEO of Inca One stated, “I am extremely pleased to close the oversubscribed private placement. Our ability to secure funding to recapitalize our mineral purchasing is essential to continue our ramp up of operations at Chala One SAC and drive revenues on a sustained basis. Together with the restructuring of our debt and shares, completing this financing was the final piece culminating months of effort from our management team.”
About Inca One
Inca One is a Canadian-based mineral processing company with a gold milling facility in Peru, servicing government-permitted, small-scale miners. As part of the terms of the original purchase agreement for the Chala, Peru processing facility, Inca One has an agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary, Chala One SAC, and the seller and initial permit applicant, to operate under the umbrella of formalization until the successful completion of all the environmental and operating permits. Peru, a highly mineral-rich country, is one of the world's top producers of gold, silver, copper and zinc, with substantial production coming from small scale miners who need government permitted milling facilities to process their mineral (such as the Company's Chala Plant).
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President and CEO
INCA ONE GOLD CORP.
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