Niobay Metals Inc. (TSX.V: NBY) has closed the previously announced non-brokered private placement of flow-through shares. The Company issued 1,377,626 flow-through common shares (the "FT Shares") at a price of $0.85 per FT Share, raising aggregate gross proceeds of $1,170,982 (the "Offering").
The proceeds of the Offering will be used to incur Canadian exploration expenses and flow-through mining expenditures, as defined under the Income Tax Act (Canada), that will be renounced in favour of the purchasers with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2016. The funds are intended to be used to explore the Company's Canadian properties.
The Company paid $38,500 in cash and issued 45,294 warrants to a qualified finder in connection with the closing of the Offering. Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $1.25 for a period of 24 months following closing date.
The FT Shares and finder's warrants will be subject to resale restrictions for a period of four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering under applicable securities legislation. Following completion of the Offering, the Company has 32,535,127 common shares issued and outstanding.
Insiders of the Company subscribed for a total of 144,474 FT Shares and their participation in the Private Placement constitutes a "related party transaction" within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The fair market value of the consideration paid by insiders for the FT Shares being less than 25% of the Company's market capitalization, the Company intends to avail itself of the exemption from the formal valuation and the exemption from minority shareholder approval under sections 5.5 (a) and 5.7 (1) (a) of MI 61-101.
The Private Placement was made under the prospectus exemptions of applicable securities legislation and is subject to the final consent of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Niobay Metals
Niobay Metals Inc. is a mineral exploration company holding a 100% interest in the James Bay Niobium property in Ontario, Canada and a 72.5% interest in the Crevier niobium / tantalum project in Quebec, Canada. Niobay also holds interest in the Ikungu and Ikungu East gold properties in Tanzania.
Source: Niobay Metals