GALENA MINING LTD. (“Galena” or the “Company”) (ASX: G1A) announces it has accepted binding commitments for a placement of 57,150,000 new shares at an issue price of $0.21 per share (“Placement Shares”), to raise $12 million before costs (“Placement”).
Managing Director, Alex Molyneux commented, “The strong institutional support for the Placement is a testament to Abra’s appeal as a low risk, high return base and precious metals project. We look forward to progressing optimisation works parallel with the debt financing process before mining commences.”
The Placement was significantly oversubscribed and well supported by existing and new investors including high-quality institutional investors. The Company’s largest holder and strategic investor Mr Timothy Andrew Roberts, subscribed for 11,150,000 Placement Shares to maintain his pro-rata shareholding at approximately 20%.
Proceeds from the Placement will be used to: (i) undertake optimisation drilling (including infill) and optimisation works at the Abra Base Metals Project in advance of commencement of underground mining; (ii) drill the newly interpreted gold and copper zone at Abra for the first time; and (iii) maintain a strong working capital position.
Hartleys Limited and Petra Capital Pty Ltd acted as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners to the Placement and will receive 5.67% capital raising fees on funds raised.
FURTHER PLACEMENT DETAILS
The shares issued under the Placement will fall within the Company’s 15% placement capacity under ASX Listing Rule 7.1 and additional 10% placement capacity under ASX Listing Rule 7.1A. A total of 38,408,303 shares will be issued pursuant to Listing Rule 7.1 and 18,741,697 shares will be issued pursuant to Listing Rule 7.1A. Settlement is scheduled to occur on Thursday, 16 July 2020.
The Board of Directors of Galena authorised this announcement for release to the market.
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