Sydney, Dec 13, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD) (Argent, or the Company) is pleased to report a heavily oversubscribed private placement to sophisticated investors, raising up to approximately $1.2 million to advance its projects in the precious and base metals sectors, featuring gold, silver, lead and zinc (Placement).

Highlights:

- Private placement at 3.0 cents per share raises $1.2 million.

- Strong support from existing sophisticated investors - heavily oversubscribed.

- Placement includes $0.10 ASX ARDO listed options expiring 27 June 2019.

- Proceeds to fund advancement of Argent's top three projects and provide working capital as the new board also pursues the potential for value accretive acquisitions.

The maximum number of new securities that will be issued under the offer is 40,000,000 new fully paid ordinary shares at an issue price of 3.0 cents per share (Placement Shares) and 40,000,000 attaching listed ASX ARDO options on a 1:1 basis (Placement Options).

Each Placement Option will be exercisable at 10.0 cents at any time on or before 5 pm AEST (3pm AWST) on Thursday 27 June 2019 to acquire 1 fully paid ordinary share in the Company.

The Placement Shares and Placement Options will be issued under the Company's existing capacity under ASX Listing Rules 7.1 and 7.1A as follows:

Under LR 7.1 capacity - 21,971,561 ordinary shares and 40,000,000 listed options;

Under LR 7.1A capacity - 18,028,439 ordinary shares.

Purpose of the Issue

Proceeds of the Placement will boost Argent's cash position as the Company advances exploration work throughout its top three projects:

- Kempfield Polymetallic Project (silver/gold/zinc/lead) - 100% Argent;

- West Wyalong porphyry copper-gold project - 77% Argent;

- Loch Lilly porphyry copper-gold project (51% imminent, right to earn up to 90%).

New projects

Together with the management team, the new board will leverage its expertise to pursue other projects to complement its significant existing base and precious metal project portfolio, and to re-evaluate and adjust project priorities to enhance Company value.


About Argent Minerals Limited

Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD)Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD) is an Australian publicly listed company with a 100% interest in a silver/gold project at Kempfield NSW. Work is underway on the preparation of an EIS and a feasibility study for the first stage of the project which will involve heap leaching some 8.8 million tonnes of mainly oxide and transitional material to produce over 9.5 million ounces of silver and 15,000 ounces of gold over a 5 year mine life. Argent is also earning up to a 70% interest in two other NSW projects - gold at West Wyalong and base metals at Sunny Corner.

 


Contact

David Busch
Chief Executive Officer
Argent Minerals Limited
M: +61-415-613-800
E: david.busch@argentminerals.com.au



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