Stewart, BC – Decade Resources Ltd. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed its previously-announced non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”). Pursuant to the Private Placement, the Company issued an aggregate of 10,000,000 flow-through units (each, a “FT Unit”) at the price of $0.10 per FT Unit for gross proceeds of $1,000,000 and 1,000,000 non flow-through units (each, a "Unit") at the price of $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $100,000.
Each FT Unit consists of one flow-through common share of the Company (each, a “FT Common Share”) and one transferable non-flow-through common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Unit consists of one Common Share of the Company and one Warrant. Each Warrant will entitle the holder, on exercise thereof, to purchase one additional common share (each, a "Common Share"), at a price of $0.12 per Common Share, for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance.
The proceeds of the Private Placement will be expended on the Company's drilling programs on the Del Norte/Lord Nelson boundary areas.
In consideration for introducing certain subscribers to the Private Placement, the Company paid a cash fee totaling $3,900 to certain finders.
Certain insiders of the Company acquired 1,250,000 FT Units pursuant to the Private Placement. The issuance of Units to insiders is a “related party transaction” under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying 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, as the fair market value of the participation in the Private Placement by insiders does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101. The Company did not file a material change report more than 21 days before the expected closing of the Private Placement, as the details of the Private Placement were not settled until shortly prior to closing and the Company wished to close on an expedited basis for sound business reasons and in a timeframe consistent with usual market practices for transactions of this nature.
Mr. Eric Sprott acquired 5,000,000 Units pursuant to the Private Placement for a total consideration of $500,000. Subsequent to the Private Placement, Mr. Sprott beneficially owns or controls 15,000,000 Shares of the Company and 15,000,000 Warrants representing approximately 7.0% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis and approximately 13.0% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants acquired hereunder and forming part of the Units. Prior to the Financing, Mr. Sprott owned or controlled 10,000,000 Shares of the Company and 10,000,000 Warrants representing approximately 4.9% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company on a non-diluted basis and approximately 9.3% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of the warrants.
The Units were acquired by Mr. Sprott for investment purposes. Mr. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of Decade Resources including on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell securities of Decade Resources including on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other factors that Mr. Sprott considers relevant from time to time.
A copy of Sprott's early warning report will appear on Decade Resources’s profile on SEDAR and may also be obtained by calling Mr. Sprott’s office at (416) 945-3294 (200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1).
All securities issued under the Private Placement will be subject to a four month hold period expiring on January 23, 2021 under applicable Canadian securities laws.