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January 19, 2018 - Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) ("Nevada Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that further to its press releases dated December 22, 2017 and January 12, 2018 in respect of the construction financing and recapitalization transactions announced therein, the Company has completed the private placement of 256,410,256 special warrants of the Company at a price of C$0.50 for aggregate gross proceeds of C$128,205,128.
Nevada Copper is now poised to transition to producer status at its Pumpkin Hollow project which is the only fully-permitted copper project of scale in the United States, comprising of two copper mines:
- A high-grade underground mine with an existing production-size shaft and infrastructure (the “Underground Project”) with production targeted for 2019; and
- A large-scale open pit project with resource upside and optionality to pursue a staged-development plan.
Net proceeds from the financing will allow for immediate resumption of the Underground Project development and construction activities, leading to first anticipated production in 2019. Concurrently, the Company will commence open pit resource extension drilling that will focus on the higher-grade North Deposit followed by open pit optimization of a staged open pit development focused on the North deposit.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. 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 state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Nevada Copper
Nevada Copper controls the 100%-owned Pumpkin Hollow copper project located near Yerington Nevada. The Pumpkin Hollow copper project is located entirely on private land close to infrastructure with all required power and water supplies secured. With the project entirely on private land, all required Nevada permits for construction and mine operations are in hand for both and underground and open pit operation. The Company's Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project represents an attractive, "shovel-ready", fully-permitted copper project located in an ideal mine-friendly location.
For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com).
NEVADA COPPER CORP.
Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO
This news release includes certain statements and information that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, including statements with respect to the achievement and timing of first production at the Underground Project, are forward-looking statements. In order to complete construction of the Underground Project and achieve commercial production, the Company will have to complete additional financing activities, including the additional equity financing and drawdown of the deposit pursuant to the precious metals streaming transaction as announced in the Company's press release dated December 22, 2017. There is no guarantee that the Company will be able to complete such financing activities or achieve commercial production at its Pumpkin Hollow property.
Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "potential", "is expected", "anticipated", "is targeted", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.
Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: the state of financial markets, metals prices, regulatory approval, requirements for additional capital; interest rates; the global economy; the speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of the Company's common shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 30, 2017. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company's business contained in the Company's reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
For further information call:
Eugene Toffolo, VP, Investor Relations &Communications
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Robert McKnight, P.Eng.,
Executive Vice President & CFO