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Press Release Highlights:
- Common share no-warrant offering was oversubscribed, with prominent North American and European institutional investors, as well as strong retail investor support
- Total gross proceeds of $31.9 million raised, composed of $25.3 million from the bought deal financing inclusive of the over-allotment option exercised in full, and $6.6 million from the recently closed non-brokered strategic private placement with Coeur Mining, Inc.
- DeLamar Project: All exploration, including over 16,000 meters of drilling, and advanced pre-feasibility level studies now fully funded through to the end of 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia – Integra Resources Corp. (“Integra” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ITR; OTCQX:IRRZF) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing, including the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. A total of 21,999,500 common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Company were sold at a price of $1.15 per Common Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $25,299,425 (the “Offering”).
The net proceeds from the financings will be used to fund exploration and pre-feasibility level study expenditures at the DeLamar Project and for general corporate purposes.
George Salamis, President and CEO of Integra Resources, commented, “The Company is very pleased with the outcome of this oversubscribed financing. After materially growing the resource base in 2019 on several fronts, and demonstrating robust potential economics in our maiden PEA, we are ending the year with one of the strongest treasuries amongst our development-stage peer group. We now have all of the upcoming 2020 exploration and advanced study plans fully financed, supported by a strong roster of new shareholders which now includes Coeur Mining. We look forward to a very active and exciting 2020 field season as we aggressively pursue a sizeable amount of exploration drilling and pre-feasibility level studies, in parallel.”
The Offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters led by Raymond James Ltd., and including National Bank Financial Inc., PI Financial Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., GMP Securities L.P. and Roth Capital Partners, LLC (the “Underwriters”). The Underwriters received a cash commission equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the Offering (other than from the issue and sale of the Common Shares to certain purchasers on a president’s list, for which a 3% cash commission was paid). The Company also paid finder’s fees in the amount of $98,019 in conjunction with certain purchasers from the president’s list. The Offering was completed by way of a short form prospectus filed in all of the provinces of Canada, except Québec, and offered and sold elsewhere outside of Canada on a private placement basis. 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 these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration under the U.S. Securities Act and all applicable state securities laws or compliance with the requirements of an applicable exemption therefrom. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Integra Resources
Integra Resources is a development-stage mining company focused on the exploration and de-risking of the past producing DeLamar Gold-Silver Project in Idaho, USA. Integra Resources is led by the management team from Integra Gold Corp. which successfully grew, developed and sold the Lamaque Project, in Quebec, for C$600 M in 2017. Since acquiring the DeLamar Project, which includes the adjacent DeLamar and Florida Mountain gold and silver Deposits, in late 2017, the Company has demonstrated significant resource growth and conversion while providing a robust economic study in its maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment. The Company is currently focused on resource growth through brownfield and greenfield exploration and the start of pre-feasibility level studies designed to advance the DeLamar Project towards a potential construction decision. For additional information, please reference the “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold – Silver Project, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA (October 22, 2019).”
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, CEO and Director
Forward looking and other cautionary statements
This news release contains “forward-looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future. Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements regarding the use of proceeds from the Offering and 2020 exploration and financing. Such forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words and phrases such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.
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