Great Panther Announces US$15 Million Bought Deal Financing
VANCOUVER, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - GREAT PANTHER MINING LIMITED (NYSE American: GPL; TSX: GPR) ("Great Panther", the "Company") announces that the Company has entered into an agreement dated August 1, 2019 with Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation ("CFCC"), as lead underwriter and sole book-running manager, on behalf of itself and a syndicate of underwriters including H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as lead manager, and Scotiabank and Eight Capital, acting as co-managers (collectively with CFCC, the "Underwriters"), to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 20,000,000 common shares of the Company (the "Offered Shares") at the price of US$0.75 per Offered Share (the "Issue Price") for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately US$15.0 million (the "Offering").
In addition, the Company has agreed to grant to the Underwriters an over-allotment option (the "Over-Allotment Option") exercisable, in whole or in part, at the sole discretion of the Underwriters to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 Offered Shares at the Issue Price for a period of up to 30 days after the closing of the Offering for potential additional gross proceeds to the Company of up to approximately US$2.25 million.
Participation in the Offering by insiders and Company employees is anticipated to total approximately $525,000.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for (i) near mine and regional exploration programs at the Tucano Gold Mine, (ii) capital expenditures in connection with the Tucano Gold Mine including optimization initiatives, and (iii) improvement of the Company's working capital balances and general corporate purposes. The Company will also repay existing Company debt in an amount of 10% of the net proceeds of the Offering as a further reduction to the principal owing under the Company's amended credit agreement with an unsecured lender. The Company will pay to the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 5% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, including any proceeds received from the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option.
The Offering is expected to close on or about August 8, 2019 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE American.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon by the accuracy or adequacy of the Prospectus Supplement, the Base Shelf Prospectus or the Registration Statement.
ABOUT GREAT PANTHER
Great Panther Mining Limited is an intermediate gold and silver mining and exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading under the symbol GPR, and on the NYSE American under the symbol GPL. Great Panther operates three mines including the Tucano Gold Mine in Amapá State, Brazil, and two primary silver mines in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex and the Topia Mine. Great Panther also owns the Coricancha Mine in Peru, which is expected to restart operations in 2020.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws (together, "forward-looking statements"). Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated offering of Common Shares under the Offering, the proceeds from sales from the Offering, the anticipated use of proceeds from such sales and the Company's financing options.
These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to be materially different. Such factors include, among others, risks and uncertainties relating to the market for Great Panther's securities, potential political and social risks involving Great Panther's operations in a foreign jurisdiction, the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, fluctuations in metal prices, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, physical risks inherent in mining operations, operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in respect of Great Panther, in its annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2018 and material change reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at www.sedar.com and reports on Form 40-F and Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.
There is no assurance that such forward looking statements will prove accurate; results may vary materially from such forward-looking statements; and there is no assurance that the Company will be able to complete any sales of Common Shares under Offering or otherwise secure alternative financing options. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements. The Company has no intention to update forward looking statements except as required by law.