Closes $7.35M Financing
GR Silver Mining (TSXV: GRSL) (OTCQB: GRSLF) (FRANKFURT: GPE) - is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced (see news release dated March 10, 2022) best-efforts private placement offering, issuing 27,236,755 special warrants of the Company (the "Special Warrants") at a price of $0.27 per Special Warrant (the "Issue Price") for aggregate gross proceeds of $7,353,923.85, including 1,236,755 Special Warrants sold pursuant to the partial exercise of the option granted to the Agents (as defined herein) pursuant to the Agency Agreement (as defined herein).
Each Special Warrant is automatically exercisable into one unit of the Company (a "Unit"), with each Unit being comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company (a "Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"), as described below. Each Warrant shall be exercisable to acquire one Share for a period of 36 months following closing of the Offering at an exercise price of $0.37 per Share.
All Special Warrants shall be automatically exercisable, for no additional consideration and without any further action on the part of the holder thereof, into Units on the date that is the earlier of:
The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain a receipt from the Securities Commissions for the Final Prospectus before the date that is 70 days following the date hereof, provided, however, that there is no assurance that the Final Prospectus will be filed or that a receipt therefor will be issued by the Securities Commissions prior to the expiry of the statutory four month hold period.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the Company has not received a receipt from the Securities Commissions for the Final Prospectus before the date that is 70 days following the date hereof, each unexercised Special Warrant will thereafter entitle the holder to receive, upon the exercise thereof, for no additional consideration, instead of a Unit, a penalty unit (a "Penalty Unit"), with each Penalty Unit being comprised of one Share and one full Warrant (in place of one-half of one Warrant).
Certain directors and officers of the Company (the "Insiders") participated in the Offering and purchased an aggregate of 809,000 Special Warrants for aggregate gross proceeds of $218,430 (Marcio Fonseca, the Company's President, COO and a director, purchased 370,000 Special Warrants for $99,900; Eric Zaunscherb, the Company's CEO, Chairman and a director, purchased 75,000 Special Warrants for $20,250; Brenda Dayton, the Company's VP of Corporate Communications, purchased 72,000 Special Warrants for $19,440; Trevor Woolfe, the Company's VP of Corporate Development and VP of Exploration, purchased 92,000 Special Warrants for $24,840, and Jonathan Rubenstein, a director of the Company, purchased 200,000 Special Warrants for $54,000 through a privately held corporation). Participation by Insiders in the private placement is considered a "related party transaction" pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The Company is exempt from the requirements to obtain a formal valuation and minority shareholder approval in connection with the Insiders' participation in the private placement in reliance of sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101, respectively, on the basis that participation in the Offering by the Insiders did not exceed 25% of the fair market value of the Company's market capitalization The Company did not file a material change report at least 21 days prior to the closing of the Offering as participation of the Insiders had not been confirmed at that time.
The Company entered into an Agency Agreement dated March 29, 2022, with Beacon Securities Limited and Red Cloud Securities Inc. as Co-Lead Agents, and Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (collectively, the "Agents"), pursuant to which the Company (i) paid the Agents a cash commission totalling $422,930.63 and (ii) issued an aggregate of 1,566,410 special broker warrants (the "Special Broker Warrants"), each of which is exercisable for one broker warrant (each, a "Broker Warrant") upon the earlier of the Qualifying Date and July 30, 2022. Each Broker Warrant shall be exercisable for one common share of the Company at a price of $0.27 per share, for a period of 36 months from the date hereof.
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