Sabina Announces $75 Million Bought Deal Financing
Not for distribution to U.S. news wire services or dissemination in the United States.Vancouver, British Columbia (February 8, 2011) - Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (SBB.T) (“Sabina” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with BMO Capital Markets (“BMO”) and a syndicate of underwriters (the “Underwriters”), under which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase on an underwritten “bought deal” basis 9,091,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) of Sabina at a price of $5.50 per Common Share and to place on an underwritten “bought deal” basis 3,790,000 flow-through common shares (the “Flow-Through Common Shares”) at a price of $6.60 per Flow-Through Common Share for total gross proceeds to Sabina of $75,014,500 (the “Offering”). Under the agreement, the Underwriters have an option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Common Shares and/or up to an additional 15% of the Flow-Through Common Shares to cover over-allotments, if any. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, Sabina will receive total gross proceeds of $86,266,675. The net proceeds of the sale of the Common Shares shall be used primarily to advance Sabina’s Hackett River and Back River projects and for general corporate purposes. The gross proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Common Shares will be used for Canadian Exploration Expenses (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)), and the Company will use its best efforts to ensure that such Canadian Exploration Expenses qualify as a “flow-through mining expenditure”, for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada)), related to the exploration of the Company’s exploration projects. The Company will renounce such Canadian Exploration Expenses with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2011.
The Offering is scheduled to close on March 1, 2011 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 other applicable securities regulatory authorities.
The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
SABINA GOLD & SILVER CORP
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. is an emerging precious metals company with district scale, world class undeveloped assets in one of the world’s newest, most politically stable mining jurisdictions: Nunavut, Canada. The Company’s flagship properties consist of the Hackett River silver-zinc Project, the Back River Gold Project, both advanced exploration properties, as well as the Wishbone Claims, a vastly prospective grass roots project.
The combined holdings total approximately 3,000 square kilometres and cover the largely unexplored Wishbone Greenstone belt.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements relating to exploration, pre-feasibility work and future operations at the Back River Project and the expected results of this work are forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation of certain Provinces in Canada. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” ‘projects,” “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur. Information inferred from the interpretation of drilling results may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to fluctuations in metal prices; uncertainties related to raising sufficient financing to fund the planned work in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from weather, logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Company’s properties; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in the work program; the risk of environmental contamination or damage resulting from Sabina’s operations and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in Sabina’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2009.
Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Sabina’s management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, Sabina undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements should management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, change.
This news release has been authorized by the undersigned on behalf of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
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