Successful Placement to Raise $16 million Underpins Momentum at Oracle Ridge Copper Mine
- Eagle Mountain Mining has received firm commitments for $16 million via a well-supported placement
- Proceeds will be used to continue diamond drilling activities for high priority targets at The Talon and Golden Eagle as the Company aims to expand and upgrade existing JORC resources at Oracle Ridge
- Managing Director, Charles Bass, to invest $1 million, subject to shareholder approval
The Company would like to thank and acknowledge the strong support of its existing shareholders and welcome a number of new international and domestic institutions to its share register.
Commenting on the successful capital raise, Eagle Mountain's CEO, Tim Mason said:
"We are delighted with the level of support received from prominent institutional and sophisticated investors as well as welcoming new shareholders to the Eagle Mountain share register. We would like to thank existing shareholders for their continued support in the Placement. In particular, I wish to thank our Managing Director, Charlie Bass, who continues to financially support the Company, testament to his ongoing confidence in the Oracle Ridge Project. The Placement was very well supported with demand significantly exceeding the funds being sought."
Use of Funds
The Company intends to use the funds raised from the Placement for the following purposes:
- Continue diamond drilling at Oracle Ridge with the aim of:
o Expanding the current resource base
o Drilling high priority targets at the Talon and Golden Eagle
o Drilling further resource upgrade holes to identify thicker zones of mineralisation
- Potential acquisition of prospective landholdings in Arizona
- Minor exploration work on the Silver Mountain project
- General working capital purposes.
The Company has received binding commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors to raise $16 million through the issue of 24,615,385 fully paid ordinary shares at an issue price of $0.65 per share. The Placement shares will be issued under the Company's available placement capacity in accordance with Listing Rules 7.1 and 7.1A and will be completed in two tranches.
The First Tranche of 23,076,923 shares to raise $15 million, will be issued as follows; 3,763,065 shares under the Company's existing 15% placement capacity in accordance with Listing Rule 7.1 and 19,313,858 shares under the Company's existing 10% placement capacity in accordance with Listing Rule 7.1A.
Managing Director, Mr Charles Bass, intends to subscribe for the balance of the Placement (the Second Tranche) being 1,538,462 shares for $1 million, subject to shareholder approval at a forthcoming General Meeting.
The Placement is expected to settle on Thursday 30 September 2021, with the issue and trading of new shares expected to commence on Friday 1 October 2021.
Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited and PAC Partners Securities Pty Ltd acted as Joint Lead Managers to the Placement.
About Eagle Mountain Mining Ltd
Eagle Mountain Mining Limited (ASX:EM2) (OTCMKTS:EGMMF), is a copper-gold explorer focused on the strategic exploration and development of the Oracle Ridge Copper Mine and the highly prospective greenfield (Silver Mountain) project, both located in Arizona, USA.
Arizona is at the heart of America's mining industry and home to some of the world's largest copper discoveries such as Bagdad, Miami and Resolution, one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world.
Eagle Mountain Mining Ltd