Element 29 Announces Upsize of Non-Brokered Private Placement
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Vancouver, British Columbia. December 6, 2021 – Element 29 Resources Inc. (TSXV: ECU) (OTCQB: EMTRF) (“Element 29” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, due to strong investor demand for its non-brokered private placement previously announced on November 18, 2021, the Company has agreed to increase the size of the private placement by up to 6,000,000 units (“Units”), for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $6,600,000 (the “Offering”). Under the Offering, up to 11,000,000 Units may be issued at a price of $0.60 per Unit in the manner previously disclosed.
Each Unit comprises one common share of Element 29 and one-half common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant is exercisable for a common share at an exercise price of $0.85 and expires three years from the closing date of the Offering.
The Company may compensate certain finders a cash fee equal to 6% of the aggregate gross proceeds raised from subscriptions under the Offering arranged by such finders.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for a planned 3,700 metre drill program at the Flor de Cobre Project, the completion of a planned initial mineral resource estimate for the Elida Project, and general working capital for the Company. Closing is subject to the conditional acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”). All securities issuable under the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, including any of the securities in the United States of America. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration requirements is available.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
About Element 29 Resources Inc.
Element 29 Resources Inc. is an emerging copper exploration and development company focused on advancing its portfolio of Peruvian projects towards development in one of the world's lowest-risk mining jurisdictions. Element 29's growth strategy is led by our strong board and management, who have a proven track record of discovery and delivering significant value to our shareholders.
The Company’s principal objective is to explore and develop its flagship Flor de Cobre porphyry Cu-Mo project located in southern Perú, 26 kilometers southeast from Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde Cu-Mo mine. At the same time, the Company intends to build on its potential copper inventory with continued exploration of its Flor de Cobre project as well as its remaining 22,000 hectares of mining concessions in Perú, including the recently discovered Elida porphyry Cu-Mo-Ag system located in central Perú and 85 km from the coast. Both projects are well located for future mine development and will benefit from nearby infrastructure including roads, powerlines, ports, water, and a skilled workforce.
More information is available at www.e29copper.com.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “Forward-looking Statements”). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute Forward-looking Statements. Words such as “will”, “intends”, “proposed” and “expects” or similar expressions are intended to identify Forward-looking Statements. Forward looking Statements in this press release include statements related to the amount of funds to be raised in the Offering, the intended use of proceeds from the Offering, the receipt of any regulatory approvals, including the final approval of the TSXV, the Company’s resource properties, and the Company’s plans, focus and objectives.
Forward-looking Statements involve various risks and uncertainties and are based on certain factors and assumptions. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include uncertainties related to the Company’s ability to access investors for the Offering, the timeliness and success of regulatory approvals, fluctuations in copper and other commodity prices, uncertainties inherent in the exploration of mineral properties, the impact and progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and other risk factors set forth in the Company’s prospectus under the heading “Risk Factors”. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any Forward-looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Element 29 to predict all of them, or assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any Forward-looking Statement. Any Forward-looking Statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.