Vancouver, BC, December 21, 2017 -- Roughrider Exploration Limited (TSX-V: REL) ("Roughrider" or the "Company") -- is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement"). In connection with this closing, the Company issued an aggregate of 3,333,000 flow-through units (the "FT Units") at a price of $0.06 per FT Unit for aggregate proceeds of $199,980 and an aggregate of 600,000 non-flow-through units (the "Non-FT Units") at a price of $0.05 per Non-FT Unit for aggregate proceeds of $30,000. The Company also issued an aggregate of 4,000,000 common shares at a price of $0.05 per share for gross proceeds of $200,000.
The FT Units consist of one flow-through common share and one half of one share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one non-flow-through common share at a price of $0.10 per common share until December 21, 2019.
The Non-FT Units consist of one flow-through common share and one share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one non-flow-through common share at a price of $0.10 per common share until December 21, 2019.
The Company paid aggregate cash finders' fees of $14,348.60 and issued 243,810 finders' warrants in connection with the Private Placement]. Accilent Capital Management Inc. received aggregate finder's fees of $11,900 and 203,000 finders warrants. Each finder's warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of the Company at a price $0.10 per share for two years from the date of closing.
The proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for general working capital purposes, further work on Roughrider's Genesis uranium project and evaluation and potential acquisition of other exploration projects.
All the securities issued under the Private Placement are subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance.
Scott Gibson, the President of the Company acquired, directly and indirectly, 3,100,000 common shares and nil Warrants pursuant to the Private Placement. Prior to the Private Placement, Mr. Gibson owned directly, or had control and direction over 4,037,000 common shares, representing 10.31% of the outstanding shares of the Company and 1,027,500 share purchase warrants. As a result of the acquisition of the securities described above, Mr. Gibson directly and indirectly now owns and/or controls in aggregate 7,137,000 common shares of the Company representing 15.16% of the post-closing issued and outstanding common shares of the Company, and 1,027,500 share purchase warrants.
In addition, Pavilion Flow-Through (2017) 1 and (2016) 1 ("Pavilion") acquired directly, 2,900,000 common shares and 1,650,000 Warrants pursuant to the Private Placement. Prior to the Private Placement, Accilent Capital Management Inc. ("Accilent"), the portfolio manager of Pavilion owned directly, or had control and direction over 6,272,000 common shares, representing 16.02% of the outstanding shares of the Company and 2,625,570 share purchase warrants. As a result of the acquisition of the securities described above, Accilent directly and indirectly now owns and/or controls in aggregate 9,172,000 common shares of the Company representing 19.48% of the post-closing issued and outstanding common shares of the Company and 4,275,570 Warrants.
The Company has been advised that Mr. Gibson and Pavilion each separately acquired these securities for investment purposes and may in the future acquire or dispose of securities of the Company, through the market, privately or otherwise, as circumstances or market conditions warrant.
In total, directors and officers of the Company subscribed for a total of 3,400,000 shares under the Private Placement. The issuance of these securities to directors and officers under the Private Placement are "related party transactions" under the policies of the Exchange and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101"). The Company is relying on exemptions from the minority shareholder approval and formal valuation requirements applicable to the related party transactions under Sections 5.7(1)(b) and 5.5(b), respectively, of MI 61-101. There has been no prior formal valuation of the common shares and share purchase warrants issued as there has not been any necessity to do so. The Private Placement has been reviewed and unanimously approved by the Company's board of directors, including the independent directors.
About Roughrider Exploration Limited
Roughrider and its partner Kivalliq Energy are exploring the Genesis uranium project located in the Wollaston-Mudjatik geological trend extending northeast from Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin. In addition, Roughrider recently acquired an option to earn a 100% interest in the Iron Butte project in Nevada which contains an historic bulk tonnage gold resource and has now added the Silver Ace and Sterling projects in central British Columbia.
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