Vancouver, British Columbia, January 30, 2023. Regal Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Regal”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a first tranche of $150,000 (“First Tranche”) of its previously announced (see news release disseminated December 7, 2022) private placement financing of units (“Units”) of its securities for gross proceeds of $350,000(the “Private Placement”). Each Unit is comprised of one common share (each a “Share”) and one half of one Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable by the holder to acquire an additional Share at an exercise price of $0.20 for a period of two years after issuance. The Company expects to close the balance of the Private Placement within Q1 2023.
The First Tranche was completed pursuant to a partial revocation order (the “Partial Revocation Order”) issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) on December 14, 2022. The Partial Revocation Order partially revoked a cease trade order that was issued by the BCSC against the Company on December 11, 2015 (the “BC CTO”). The Company is also subject to a reciprocal cease trade order issued by the Alberta Securities Commission (“ASC”) on December 11, 2015 (the “AB CTO”) and a cease trade order issued by the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) on December 30, 2015 (the “ON CTO”, and together with the BC CTO and the AB CTO, the “CTOs”). The CTOs were issued against Regal for failure to file its annual financial statements, annual management’s discussion and analysis, and certification of annual filings for its fiscal year ended July 31, 2015.
The proceeds of the First Tranche and the balance of the Private Placement will be applied towards, among other things, the following (i) accounting, audit and legal fees associated with the preparation and filing of the relevant continuous disclosure documents; (ii) filing fees associated with obtaining the Partial Revocation Order and the full revocation orders of the CTOs; (iii) legacy accounts payable; and (iv) working capital and general and administrative expenses.
Completion of the complete Private Placement should permit the Company to prepare and file all outstanding continuous disclosure documents with the applicable regulatory authorities. Once those filings have been completed, the Company expects to apply for a full revocation of the CTOs.
Each investor received a copy of the BC CTO, ON CTO, and the Partial Revocation Order and provided an acknowledgement to the Company that all of the Company’s securities, including the Shares and Warrants issued in connection with the Private Placement, will remain subject to the CTOs until the CTOs are fully revoked, and that the granting of the Partial Revocation Order does not guarantee the issuance of full revocation orders of the CTOs in the future.
In accordance with applicable securities legislation, all securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to a hold period of four months and a day from the closing date of the Offering. Further, the Shares and Warrants issued pursuant to the Private Placement may not be transferred or the Warrants exercised until full revocation of the CTOs, of which there is no guarantee.
Appointment of New Director
The Company is also pleased to announce that Mr. Donald McInnes has been appointed a director of the Company upon closing of the First Tranche in which Mr. McInnes was an investor.
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mr. McInnes is an experienced public company officer and director and a serial natural resources entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets, where he has participated in the raising of more than $2 B of debt and equity financing. Several companies he founded or cofounded have been sold for more than $4 billion total value: these include the $45 M sale of Western Keltic Mines to Sherwood Copper in 2008; the merger of Plutonic Power with Magma Energy with an enterprise value of $575 million in 2011; the $225 M sale of True Gold Mining to Endeavour Mining in 2016; and the $1.1 B sale of Alterra Power to Canadian Innergex Renewable Energy in 2018. Mr. McInnes has been an early proponent of social considerations for aboriginal business rights in the natural resources industries as well as clean energy. Mr. McInnes is the recipient of many awards and distinctions, including a Doctor of Technology honoris causa from the BC Institute of Technology and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He served as a director of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia from 1993 - 2007 and was its first ever non-technical President from 2000 to 2002. Mr. McInnes holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dalhousie University.
Greg Thomas, CEO of Regal, says “Donald’s knowledge and experience will greatly strengthen Regal’s board. I am pleased he recognizes and understands the potential of the company’s Sunnyside project in Southern Arizona.”
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chief Executive Officer
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Regal Resources Inc.
Telephone: (604) 512-6041
Statements in this news release contain “forward looking information” under Canadian Securities Laws (referred to as “forward-looking statements”). Forward looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and estimates concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “suggest”, “indicate” and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward looking statements in this news release include the Company’s but not limited to, comments regarding the completion of the balance of the Private Placement and the timing of completion, use of proceeds of the Private Placement, the Company’s intention to bring its continuous disclosure record current and the Company’s expectation to apply for a full revocation of the CTOs. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, receipt of regulatory approvals, the actions of third parties investors who may invest in the Company, and the state of financial markets. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend to update any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly the reader should not place undue on forward looking statements.
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