Northern Graphite Announces C$1.5 Million Private Placement
TSX VENTURE: NGC
OTTAWA, Nov. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northern Graphite Corporation (“Northern” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:NGC) (OTCQX:NGPHF) announces that it plans to complete a non-brokered private placement of 3.33 million units at a price of $0.45 per unit for gross proceeds of $1.5 million. Each unit will consist of one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant with each full warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.60 per share for a period of two years. The securities to be issued will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of closing and the placement is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange. It is anticipated that the net proceeds of the placement will be used to:
- Finalize operational permitting for the Bissett Creek graphite project;
- Update the bankable feasibility study for the project to reflect a substantial decline in the CDN/US exchange rate, lower oil prices and more competitive equipment pricing, and to integrate some capital cost reduction modifications into the flow sheet;
- Conduct a pilot plant test of the Company’s proprietary purification process which has the potential to provide a substantial competitive advantage in the manufacture of anode material for lithium ion batteries; and
- Working capital and general corporate purposes.
Finders’ fees will be payable on part of the placement and consist of 6.5% in cash, and warrants equal to 6.5% of the units issued with each warrant exercisable to acquire one common share at a price of $0.60 for a period of one year.
This press release is for informational purposes only and shall not be constituted as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the units nor shall there be any sale of the units in any jurisdiction in which such sale would be unlawful.
About Northern Graphite
Northern Graphite is a Canadian company that has a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in southern Canada, relatively close to all required infrastructure. Bissett Creek is an advanced stage project that has a Full Feasibility Study and its major environmental permit. Subject to the completion of operational and species at risk permitting, which are well advanced, Northern could commence construction in 2018 pending financing. The Company believes Bissett Creek has the highest margin, best flake size distribution and lowest marketing risk of any new graphite project, and has the added advantages of low capital costs and realistic production levels relative to the size of the market.
Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this press release.