Vancouver, B.C. – June 4, 2021 – Opawica Explorations Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: OPW) is pleased to announce that further to its news releases of May 12, May 31, June 1 and June 2, 2021, the Company has completed the Final Tranche of a non-brokered private placement to raise an additional $2,159,000, for total gross proceeds of $5,288,500 (the “Offering”). The Offering was oversubscribed, and the Company would like to thank its supporting investors including Eric Sprott who invested $1,000,000 in the non flow-through Offering.
Blake Morgan, the President and CEO of the Company, commented: “With the large institutional interest in Opawica, we are poised for an exciting year. We are now fully funded for a 10,000 metre drill program and have the budget on hand to expand dramatically.”
The Company raised $3,345,500 through the sale of 8,363,750 non flow-through units (“NFT Units”) priced at $0.40 and $1,943,000 through the sale of 3,886,000 flow-through units (“FT Units”) priced at $0.50. Each NFT Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable into one further common share at a price of $0.60 for a term of two years. Each FT Unit consists of one flow-through common share and one half of one share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable into one further common share at a price of $0.60 for a term of two years.
The First Tranche of the Offering consisted of 5,411,250 NFT Units and 1,930,000 FT Units for gross proceeds of $3,129,500. Finder’s fees of $91,425 and 122,312 finder’s warrants exercisable at $0.60 per common share for a two year term were paid and all securities are restricted from trading until October 1, 2021.
The Final Tranche of the Offering consisted of 2,952,500 NFT Units and 1,956,000 FT Units for gross proceeds of $2,159,000. Finder’s fees of $132,550 and 150,000 finder’s warrants exercisable at $0.60 per common share for a two year term were paid and all securities are restricted from trading until October 5, 2021.
The proceeds from the sale of the flow-through portion of the Offering will be used for exploration activity on the Company’s 100% owned Bazooka and Arrowhead properties located near Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, where drilling is expected to commence this year. In addition, a portion of the flow-through proceeds will be spent on the Company’s mineral property interests in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The proceeds from the sale of the non flow-through portion of the Offering will be used for project acquisitions and for general working capital.
Sandra Wong, the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, subscribed for 50,000 FT Units. This participation constitutes a “related party transaction” for the purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101, Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company is relying upon exemptions from the requirement to obtain a formal valuation and seek minority shareholder approval for the Offering on the basis that the fair market value of the participation by related parties in the Offering is less than 25% of the Company’s current market capitalization.
About Opawica Explorations Inc.
Opawica is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a strong portfolio of precious and base metal properties within the Rouyn-Noranda region of the Abitibi gold belt in Quebec and in Central Newfoundland and Labrador. The Company’s management has a great record in discovering and developing successful exploration projects. The Company’s objective is to increase shareholder value through the development of exploration properties using cost-effective exploration practices, acquiring further exploration properties and seeking partnerships by either joint venture or sale with industry leaders.
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