VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - Orca Gold Inc. (TSXV: ORG) ("Orca" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Montage Gold Corp. has obtained a receipt for its final prospectus filed with all provinces in Canada except Quebec (see Montage Gold Corp News Release dated October 20, 2020). The prospectus filing is in connection with an initial public offering of Montage of 27,272,728 common shares at a price of $1.10 per share for gross proceeds of $30,000,001. Due to significant demand, this offering was upsized by $5,000,000.
Raymond James Ltd. And Stifel GMP are co-leading underwriters for the offering on behave of a syndicate that includes BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Beacon Securities Limited, Cormark Securities Inc. and Sprott Capital Partners LP (the "Dealers")
The closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about October 23, 2020. Net proceeds, primarily, will be used to advance Montage Gold's properties in the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire; in particular, the Morondo Gold Project where drilling is currently underway towards delivering a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") in early 2021. Post closing the common shares of Montage are expected to trade on the TSXV under the symbol "MAU".
Following the offering, Montage will have 100,749,095 common shares outstanding, subject to a 15% overallotment option granted to the Dealers. Orca will own 33,000,000 shares of Montage.
"The financing and public listing of our subsidiary Montage Gold successfully unlocks the value potential of the former Orca properties in Côte d'Ivoire. We are very pleased with the investment interest demonstrated by this initial public offering." Richard Clark, CEO & Director of Orca commented. "Orca will continue to be the material shareholder of Montage, owning 33%. We look forward to the development progress of the Montage team and realizing the value from our Montage shares for Orca shareholders."
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
"Richard P. Clark"
Richard P. Clark | CEO & Director | Orca Gold Inc. | 604.689.7842
ABOUT ORCA GOLD INC.
Orca Gold Inc. (TSXV: ORG) is a Canadian resource company focused on exploration and development opportunities in Africa. Led by a board of directors made up of industry experts and a management team with a track record of discovering and building significant mines globally, Orca is developing one of the leading gold projects in Africa. The Company is currently focused on its 70%-owned Block 14 Gold Project in the Republic of the Sudan on which a Feasibility Study was completed in November 2018.
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SOURCE Orca Gold Inc.
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