Nordic Gold Reaches Agreement to Amend its Pre-Paid Forward Gold Purchase Agreement and Plans $10 Million Equity Financing
NORDIC GOLD CORP. (TSX-V: NOR) ("Nordic" or the "Company") today announced that it has agreed to terms with PFL Raahe Holdings LP (“PFL”) to amend certain provisions of the Pre-Paid Forward Gold Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) dated November 10, 2017 between PFL and the Company – which Agreement provided Nordic with US$20.6 million in funding to restart the Laiva Gold Mine in Finland.
Specifically, Section 23 of the Agreement allowed PFL to elect, in lieu of delivery of up to 24,000 ounces of gold (from the restart of the Laiva Gold Mine), to exchange such ‘gold delivery’ into up to 270 million common shares of Nordic (“Nordic Shares”) in increments of 100 ounces of gold equal to 1,125,000 Nordic Shares, subject to PFL restricting such exercise at any time such that it would not, following exercise, own more than 20% of the Nordic Shares.
The parties have now agreed to remove the entirety of Section 23 of the Agreement in return for the following:
- PFL will be granted a 2.5% net smelter return (“NSR”) on gold production from the Laiva Gold Mine;
- PFL will be issued 36.5 million Nordic Shares – representing 19.99% of the Nordic Shares following such issue;
- a payment of US$1.5 million will be made to PFL by Nordic within six months of entering into a definitive amendment to the Agreement;
- assuming the currently planned private placement to raise up to CDN$10 million in gross proceeds is successful (see below), issuing PFL a ‘top-up’ number of common shares (being 19.99% of the number of Nordic Shares issued in the private placement); and
- lowering the ‘upside participation’ price in the Agreement from US $1,234.50/oz to US$1,200.00/oz.
The foregoing amendments are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the entering into of definitive documentation.
Proposed Private Placement
Nordic further announces that it intends to complete a private placement to raise up to CDN$10 million in gross proceeds. Nordic’s present intention is to issue units (“Units”) consisting of one Nordic Share and a full warrant (each a “Warrant”) at CDN$0.15 per Unit. Each Warrant forming part of the Units is expected to be exercisable for 24 months at CDN$0.20 per share and will contain an early acceleration clause if the Common Shares trade above CDN$0.60 for 30 consecutive days.
M Partners Inc. and Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. have been engaged by Nordic as finders in connection with assisting with the private placement.
For further information, please contact:
President and Chief Executive Officer
(416) 419 5192
Swiss Resource Capital AG
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The Company’s forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and are made as of the date of this new release. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.
About Pandion Mine Finance, LP
Pandion is the general partner of PFL Raahe Holdings LP and is a mining-focused investment firm backed by MKS PAMP Group and Ospraie Management, LLC that provides flexible financing solutions to developing mining companies.