Allegiant Appoints Gordon Bogden As Chairman Of The Board
Reno, Nevada /November 10, 2021 - Allegiant Gold Ltd. (“Allegiant” or the “Company”) (AUAU: TSX-V) (AUXXF: OTCQX) today announced that Gordon Bogden will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Allegiant effective immediately.
Mr. Bogden is a Senior Advisor and member of the Advisory Board of Origin Merchant Partners and the Founder and Chairman of Black Loon Group, a private mining investment and financial advisory company. He began his professional career as an engineer and geophysicist moving on to CIBC World Markets as a mining investment banker, then to N.M. Rothschild Canada, Newcrest Capital Inc., and National Bank Financial, advising on over $20 billion of M&A and capital markets transactions. Gordon retired from investment banking in 2012 after the acquisition of Gryphon Partners, where he was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner, by Standard Chartered Bank. Gordon is a former director of several public mining companies including Royal Gold, Inc., IAMGOLD Corporation, International Royalty Corporation (acquired by Royal Gold, Inc.), Volta Resources Inc. (acquired by B2Gold Corp.), Orvana Minerals Corp., Canplats Resources Corp. (acquired by Goldcorp Inc. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Canada Mining Innovation Council (“CMIC”) and a member of the Advisory Board of Sapling Financial Consultants. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with Right To Play where he continues as a member of the Canadian Advisory Board. Mr. Bogden holds a B.Sc. in Applied Science (Geology) from Queen's University, is a Professional Engineer (Ontario), and earned his professional certification as a Corporate Director (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Peter Gianulis, CEO of Allegiant Gold, commented: “Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Gord on numerous projects at Allegiant Gold. He is the consummate professional who will serve Allegiant very well as our Chairman as we transition from a project generator to a project developer with Eastside as our flagship project.”
The Board also approved the granting of 1.1 million restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and 1.8 million stock options to directors, officers and consultants. The options are exercisable at $0.35 for a period of 5 years and will vest in four equal parts over 18 months. The RSUs will vest annually over 36 months.
Allegiant owns 100% of 10 highly-prospective gold projects in the United States, 7 of which are located in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Nevada. Four of Allegiant’s projects are farmed-out, providing for cost reductions and cash-flow. Allegiant’s flagship, district-scale Eastside project hosts a large and expanding gold resource and is located in an area of excellent infrastructure. Preliminary metallurgical testing indicates that both oxide and sulphide gold mineralization at Eastside is amenable to heap leaching.
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