Feb 17, 2011
Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. ("Spanish Mountain" or the "Company") (TSX-V:SPA) is pleased to announce that it is undertaking a private placement of 6,410,257 common shares of the Company ("Shares") on a "flow-through" basis at a price of $0.78 per Share to raise gross proceeds of $5,000,000 (the "Offering").
Pursuant to transactions expected to occur subsequent to the closing of the Offering, Mr. Ian Watson, a director of the Company, is expected to acquire 1,142,857 of the Offered Shares (the "Watson Purchase") for approximately $600,000, representing approximately 17.83% of the Offering and 0.88% of the issued and outstanding Shares after the Offering is completed.
As of February 16, 2011, Mr. Watson owns, directly and indirectly, a total of 12,311,640 common shares of the Company ("Shares"), representing approximately 9.92% of outstanding Shares (on a non-diluted basis), and also holds options to acquire up to 300,000 Shares and share purchase warrants to acquire up to 10,403,640 Shares (together, the "Convertible Securities"). If the Offering and the concurrent Watson Purchase are completed, Mr. Watson will own, directly and indirectly, a total of 13,454,497 Shares representing approximately 10.31% of outstanding Shares (on a non-diluted basis). Should Mr. Watson also exercise his Convertible Securities following the completion of the Offering (including the Watson Purchase), he will own 17.10% of the outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis (i.e. assuming no other convertible securities are exercised).
While the Watson Purchase constitutes a "related party transaction" as defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Securityholders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"), exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements are available and being relied upon by the Company. The Company intends to file a material change report after the completion of the Offering. The Company believes it is prudent to close the transactions expeditiously and therefore is not filing a material change report 21 days before the closing of the Offering.. The board of directors of the Company has approved the Offering and the Watson Purchase, with Mr. Watson abstaining from voting thereon.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used to advance the development of the Company's Spanish Mountain gold project and to explore the contiguous Cedar Creek claims. In connection with the Offering, a cash finders' fee of up to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering will be paid to finders, including Oberon Capital Corporation. All of the securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.
The terms of the Offering are subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About Spanish Mountain Gold
Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd is focused on the responsible development of its flagship Spanish Mountain gold project in southern central British Columbia. The Company has no debt and owns 100% of all four gold properties located in British Columbia. Additional information about the Company is available on its website: www.spanishmountaingold.com
On Behalf of the Board,
SPANISH MOUNTAIN GOLD LTD
President and CEO
B&D Capital Partners
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