Allegiant Gold Closes C$4.0 Million Strategic Investment By Kinross Gold Corporation
Reno, Nevada /March 17, 2022 - Allegiant Gold Ltd. (“Allegiant” or the “Company”) (AUAU: TSX-V) (AUXXF: OTCQX) is pleased to announce that it has, subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), completed its previously announced $4,014,414 financing and strategic investment by Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) for the exploration and development of the Eastside property in Nevada. As a result, Kinross now owns 9.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of Allegiant.
Kinross acquired 10,036,034 units (“Units”) in a non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) at C$0.40 per Unit with each Unit consisting of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of C$0.70 exercisable over two years following the closing date, subject to customary adjustments. Allegiant has agreed to allocate no less than 80% of the investment by Kinross for the advancement of the newly discovered high-grade zone (“HGZ”) at Eastside.
All securities issued in the Private Placement are subject to the Exchange hold period, plus a hold period of four months and one day expiring on July 19, 2022.
The strategic investment by Kinross calls for the formation of a four-person Technical Advisory Committee comprised of two members from each company. The Technical Advisory Committee will provide advice and guidance on the upcoming core-drilling program at the HGZ within the Original Pit Zone at Eastside.
Peter Gianulis, CEO of Allegiant Gold, commented: “We are grateful to everyone for the support in making this a relatively seamless transaction and closing. We now turn our focus to the upcoming drill program at Eastside, which will be commencing over the coming weeks. We look forward to updating our shareholders in the near future.”
Allegiant owns 100% of ten highly-prospective gold projects in the United States, seven of which are located in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Nevada. Three 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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