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BEAR CREEK MINING ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF $30 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL FINANCING
July 26, 2016 Vancouver, B.C. - Bear Creek Mining Corporation (“Bear Creek” or the “Company”) is very pleased to announce that it has closed its bought deal short form prospectus financing (the “Offering”) through a syndicate of underwriters led by Paradigm Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Markets and including Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Haywood Securities Inc. The Company issued 8,667,000 Common Shares (the “Common Shares”), at a price of Cdn $3.00 per Common Share for gross proceeds of Cdn $26,001,000. The Underwriters also exercised their over-allotment option to acquire an additional 1,300,050 Common Shares for additional gross proceeds of Cdn $3,900,150. Including the proceeds from the exercise of the over-allotment option, the total gross proceeds of the Offering were Cdn $29,901,150 with a total of 9,967,500 Common Shares being issued. The Underwriters received a cash fee equal to 5% of the gross proceeds of the Offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering primarily to accelerate the development pathway of its flagship Corani silver-lead-zinc project by: commissioning detailed engineering plans required to secure a Construction Permit; commencing various pre-construction and infrastructure initiatives; and solidifying its strong social licence and community relationships. A minor portion of the proceeds will be used for general working capital purposes.
The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
President and CEO
Regulatory footnotes: All of Bear Creek’s exploration programs and pertinent disclosure of a technical or scientific nature are prepared by or prepared under the direct supervision of Andrew Swarthout, P.Geo., President and CEO, a Qualified Person (“QP”) as defined in NI 43-101. The 2015 Corani Optimized Final Feasibility Study Technical Report, filed on July 20, 2015, was prepared by a team of independent engineering consultants as described in the Company’s news release of June 2, 2015.
Certain disclosure in this release, including the expected use of proceeds of the Offering, constitutes forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors outside of the Company’s control that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Bear Creek expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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