(Toronto, Ontario) MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: BMK) announced today it has engaged Marquest Asset Management Inc. (“the Lead Agent”) to lead a syndicate of sub-agents which includes Secutor Capital Management to conduct a brokered offering of securities of the Company (the “Offering”) to raise gross proceeds of up to $2,700,000 through the sale of flow-through units (the “FT Units”) at a price of $0.075 per FT Unit and through the sale of non flow-through units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.065 per Unit, to be offered on a private placement basis pursuant to exemptions from the prospectus requirement.
Each FT Unit will consist of one (1) flow-through common share of the Company and one-half (½) of one common share purchase warrant (the “FT Warrants”). Each full FT Warrant entitles its holder to purchase one non-flow through common share at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of issue.
Each Unit will consist of one (1) common share of the Company and one-half (½) of one common share purchase warrant (the “Unit Warrants”). Each full Unit Warrant entitles its holder to purchase one non-flow through common share at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of issue.
In connection with the Offering, the Company will pay to the Lead Agent a fee equal to 6.5% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and issue non-transferable compensation options (“Compensation Options”) to the Lead Agent equal to 6.5% of the total number of FT Units and Units sold in the Offering. Each Compensation Option is exercisable to acquire one common share at the price of $0.065 per share for a period of eighteen months from the date of issue. It is expected that insiders of the Company will be subscribing for securities in the Offering, on the same terms as arm’s length investors.
All securities to be issued in connection with the Offering are subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance. Closing of the Offering is conditional on the receipt of all required regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Proceeds of the sale of FT Units will be used to incur “Canadian Exploration Expenses” within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) primarily on its Butler Property in the James Bay Lowland region of Ontario. The net proceeds of the sale of Units will be used to fund exploration programs on its Canadian properties and for general corporate expenses. The next exploration program consisting of 3,000 meters of drilling is currently scheduled for late 2012 or early 2013. Completion of the program as currently scheduled is dependent on weather conditions, the availability of funds and other risks set out in the Company’s Management Discussion & Analysis available under the Company’s profile on www.SEDAR.com.
About MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.
MacDonald Mines is a mineral exploration company with an established exploration history in the Canadian Northlands. MacDonald Mines has set upon a strategic direction of exploration with particular focus on nickel, chrome, copper, zinc, vanadium and titanium in the “Ring of Fire” area of the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario.
More detailed information about the Company is available on the website: www.macdonaldmines.com
Brent Nykoliation, Vice President of Business Development
Phone: (416) 364-4986, (416) 364-2753 (FAX)
Kirk McKinnon, President & CEO
Phone: (416) 364-4986, (416) 364-2753 (FAX)
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