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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX:NCU) ("Nevada Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously-announced public offering of 160,000,000 common shares at a price of $0.60 per common share (the "Offering Price"), for gross proceeds of $96 million (the "Offering"). As announced on June 29, 2018, due to significant demand from institutional and retail investors, the Company upsized the Offering from $80 million to $96 million. The participation in the Offering by several large global institutional funds will further enhance the Company's shareholder register.
The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank acting as joint bookrunners, and including Numis Securities Limited, TD Securities Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"). The Underwriters have been granted an over-allotment option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time for a period of 30 days after the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 24,000,000 common shares of the Company, which, if exercised in full, would increase the total gross proceeds of the Offering to approximately $110 million.
Concurrent with the closing of the Offering, US$15 million of outstanding indebtedness under the Company’s amended and restated loan and security agreement dated January 19, 2018 with Red Kite Mine Finance (“Red Kite”), through its affiliate EXP T1 Ltd., automatically converted into 32,885,000 common shares of the Company (the “Conversion Shares”), which were issued at the Offering Price. After the closing of the Offering and the issuance of the Conversion Shares, the Company now has 638,478,432 common shares issued and outstanding.
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 (TSX:NCU) owns Pumpkin Hollow – the only major, shovel-ready and fully-permitted copper project in North America. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver.
Its two fully-permitted projects include: the high-grade Pumpkin Hollow underground mine which is expected to move into construction shortly with a view to near-term commencement of copper production; and the Pumpkin Hollow open pit, a large-scale copper deposit which is currently undergoing an optimization program to target a reduced-capex, staged-development approach.
For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com).
NEVADA COPPER CORP.
Matthew Gili, President and CEO For further information call:
VP Marketing and Investor Relations
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to the Offering, the anticipated size of the Offering, the anticipated use of proceeds from the Offering and the plans of Nevada Copper with respect to the development, construction and commercial production at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.
Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified using words such as "plans", "expects", "potential", "is expected", "anticipated", "is targeted", "budget", "scheduled", "focused", "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 actual results, performance or achievements 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: history of losses; requirements for additional capital; dilution; loss of material properties; interest rate increases; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, 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 sections entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2018 and the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement. 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. In addition, there can be no assurance regarding the outcome of the Company's ongoing technical study work or the achievement or timing of the Company's exploration, development, construction or commercial production objectives. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and readers 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.