Luminex Resources Announces C$12.5 Million Financing
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Luminex Resources Corp. (TSXV: LR) (OTCQX: LUMIF) (the “Company” or “Luminex”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Haywood Securities Inc., on behalf of a syndicate of agents (collectively, the “Agents”), who have agreed to sell, on a commercially reasonable efforts private placement basis, 22,166,667 units of the Company (“Units”) at a price of C$0.30 per Unit (the “Offering Price”), for aggregate gross proceeds of C$6,650,000.10 (the “Brokered Offering”). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share in the authorized share structure of the Company (a “Share”) plus one-half of one Share purchase warrant (each whole such warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Share (a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of C$0.44 for 24 months following the completion of the Brokered Offering. In addition, the Company intends to complete a concurrent non-brokered private placement of up to C$5,850,000 worth of Units (the “Non-Brokered Offering”, and together with the Brokered Offering, the “Offering”), on the same terms as the Brokered Offering with certain insiders and strategic investors.
The Units to be issued under the Brokered Offering will be offered to purchasers pursuant to the: (i) accredited investor exemption under National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions (“NI 45-106”), and (ii) the listed issuer financing exemption (“LIFE Exemption”) under Part 5A of NI 45-106 in an amount up to 16,666,666 Units, in all the provinces of Canada, except Quebec. The Units offered under the LIFE Exemption will not be subject to resale restrictions pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws. All other Units issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to the statutory hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws. Purchasers under the Brokered Offering will receive a fixed ratio of LIFE Exemption Units to four-month hold period Units, being 75:25.
There is an offering document related to the LIFE Exemption portion of the Brokered Offering that can be accessed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.luminexresources.com. Prospective investors should read this offering document before making an investment decision.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Offering to drill approximately 10,200 metres at the Condor North area of its Condor Project, update the mineral resource estimate for the Condor Project and for general corporate purposes. The Offering is scheduled to close on or about February 16, 2023 the (“Closing Date”), and is subject to certain conditions customary for transactions of this nature, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company has agreed to pay the Agents a cash commission of 6% of the gross proceeds raised under the Brokered Offering.
The securities to be offered pursuant to the Offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The Company expects certain related parties as defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) to participate in the Offering. Any such resulting related party transaction will be exempt from the formal valuation requirement and shareholder approval requirement of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of any Units issued to such persons will not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
About Luminex Resources
Luminex Resources Corp. (TSXV:LR, OTCQX:LUMIF) is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on gold and copper projects in Ecuador. Luminex’s inferred and indicated mineral resources are located at the Condor Gold-Copper project in Zamora-Chinchipe Province, southeast Ecuador. Luminex also holds a large and highly prospective land package in Ecuador, including the Pegasus and Orquideas projects, which are being co-developed with Anglo American and JOGMEC respectively.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements and information herein, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements or information include but are not limited to statements or information with respect to: the size of the Offering, the use of proceeds from the Offering, the expected participation of insiders in the Offering, the anticipated Closing Date and the receipt of regulatory approvals for the Offering. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as “will” or variations of that word and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will”, “could” or are “intended to” be taken, occur or be achieved.
With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, the Company has made numerous assumptions including among other things, assumptions about general business and economic conditions, the prices of gold and copper, and anticipated costs and expenditures. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.
Although management of the Company believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that a forward-looking statement or information herein will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. These factors include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the business of the Company; business and economic conditions in the mining industry generally; the supply and demand for labour and other project inputs; changes in commodity prices; changes in interest and currency exchange rates; risks relating to inaccurate geological and engineering assumptions (including with respect to the tonnage, grade and recoverability of reserves and resources); risks relating to unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters); risks relating to adverse weather conditions; political risk and social unrest; changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents filed with Canadian securities administrators. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.