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Northgold AB (“Northgold” or the “Company”), a Swedish gold exploration and development company, hereby publishes its prospectus and the offering prior to the listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden (the “Listing”). In connection with the Listing, the Company is carrying out an issue of shares of SEK 43.5 million (the “Offering”) with an over-allotment option of an additional SEK 6.5 million (the “Over-allotment option”). With the issue proceeds, Northgold has the opportunity to conduct exploration activities to update and expand the existing gold resources. Nasdaq Stockholm AB has assessed that Northgold meets the applicable listing requirements for Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden and the first day of trading is expected to be 24 March 2022, provided that usual conditions are met, including the distribution requirement for the Company’s shares. On 15 February 2022 Northgold announced its intention to make an offering and list its shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden.
The Offering in brief
- The Offering amounts to SEK 43.5 million, corresponding to 3,750,000 shares, with an Over-allotment option of approximately SEK 6.5 million, corresponding to 562,500 shares in order to cover a possible Over-allotment.
- Prior to the Offering a group of investors, including current shareholders and new investors, have committed to subscribe for shares corresponding to a total value of approximately SEK 32.0 million, corresponding to 73.6 percent of the Offering.
- The subscription price in the Offering is SEK 11.60 per share, which corresponds to a pre-money valuation of the Company of approximately SEK 82.4 million.
- 100 percent of the shares in the Company prior to the Offering are subject to lock-up agreements, covering a period of 12 months from the first day of trading.
- The subscription period will run from and including 21 February up to and including 7 March 2022.
- The minimum subscription is 500 shares, corresponding to 5,800 SEK.
- Provided that the Over-allotment option is exercised in full, the Offering will compromise of 4,312,500 new shares, which represent approximately 37.8 percent of the total number of shares in the Company after the Offering.
- Complete terms and conditions for the Offering can be found in the EU Growth Prospectus which is available on the Company’s website www.northgoldab.com, Augment Partners AB’s website offers.augment.se and Aqurat’s website www.aqurat.se.
Northgold in brief
Northgold, founded in 2020, is a gold exploration and development company that holds exploration rights for a number of areas within the under-invested Middle Ostrobothnia Gold Belt (“MOGB”) of central Finland, including the Kopsa project and the nearby Kiimala Trend project, both of which contain mineral resources.
Northgold’s purpose is to move forward through the discovery and advancement of feasible gold mining projects. The Company’s strategy is to bring capital and knowledge into mineral exploration projects that:
- Have low risk due to significant prior investment and discovery.
- Demonstrate potential for high-value mineralization on a district scale.
- Will generate significant value uplift through further successful exploration and enhanced technical studies.
Northgold focuses on exploration and development of gold deposits that create leverage for the growth of gold as a long-term investment instrument. The Company’s business model is to create value by expanding mineral resources through exploration and increasing their probability of extraction through technical studies. Once sufficient mineral resources have been delineated and a positive feasibility study has been completed, the Company ultimately plans to develop its deposits into economically profitable mines.
Motive for the Offering
The motive for the Offering is to conduct exploration activities with the aim of expanding mineral resources from the current informal 725,000 ounces (oz) gold equivalent (AuEq) to over 1,000,000 oz AuEq of NI43-101 compliant resources within 18 months from the first day of trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, as well as provide exposure to potential new discoveries at the Company’s earlier-stage prospects, based on encouraging geophysical and geochemical results. The listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market also provides the Company a liquid asset which may be used as a means of payment for acquisitions along the Middle Ostrobothnia Gold Belt. The net proceeds are intended to be used for:
- Exploration drilling programs at Kopsa and Kiimala Trend projects (approximately 50 percent).
- External geological consultants (approximately 15 percent).
- Early-stage exploration activities such as geophysical surveys, geochemical sampling, review of historical data and core, and geological modelling and drill target generation (approximately 10 percent).
- Rent to landowners and other administrative fees related to tenements (approximately 10 percent).
- Other working capital (approximately 15 percent).
Prospectus and supplementary document
A prospectus (in Swedish), containing the Offering’s complete terms and conditions, as well as a supplementary document (in Swedish), are published today on Northgold’s website www.northgoldab.com, Augment Partners AB’s website offers.augment.se and Aqurat’s website www.aqurat.se.
|Subscription period||21 February – 7 March 2022|
|Announcement of outcome||9 March 2022|
|Settlement date||10 March 2022|
|Indicative first day of trading||24 March 2022|
In connection with the Offering, Mangold Fondkommission AB will act as stabilisation manager (the “Stabilisation Manager”) and may, to extent permitted in accordance with Swedish law, carry out transactions in order to maintain the market price of the shares at a level above that which might otherwise prevail in the open market. Such stabilisation transactions may be conducted on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden, the OTC Market or otherwise, and may be conducted at any time during the period beginning on the first day of trading in the shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden and ending no later than 30 calendar days thereafter.
The Stabilisation Manager must, no later than by the end of the seventh trading day after stabilisation transactions have been undertaken, in accordance with article 5(4) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, disclose that stabilisation measures have been undertaken. Within one week of the end of the stabilisation period, the Stabilisation Manager will disclose whether or not stabilisation measures were undertaken, the date on which stabilisation started, the date on which stabilisation was last carried out as well as the price range within which stabilisation was carried out for each of the dates when stabilisation measures were conducted.
Augment Partners AB is the financial advisor as well as Certified Adviser and Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS, filial is the legal advisor in connection to the Offering and the Listing. Nordnet Bank AB acts as the selling agent in Sweden and Finland for the Offering.
For additional information, please contact the CEO:
Mitchell J. Vanderydt, P.Eng, MBA
+1 (416) 524-5678
Northgold is a Swedish gold exploration and development Company with multiple resource-stage projects in the Middle Ostrobothnia Gold Belt (MOGB) of Central Finland, including the Kopsa Gold-Copper project and the Kiimala Trend Gold project. The Company strives to find and extract gold from under-prospected areas in Finland. More information is available on www.northgoldab.com. Augment Partners AB, tel. +46 8-604 22 55 firstname.lastname@example.org,is acting as the Company’s Certified Adviser.
The release, publication or distribution of this announcement may be subject to restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The recipients of this announcement in jurisdictions in which this announcement has been published or distributed shall inform themselves of and comply with such restrictions. This announcement does not constitute an offer or solicitation to subscribe, buy or otherwise trade in shares or other securities issued by the Company in any jurisdiction, neither from Northgold nor anyone else, where such an offer would be unlawful. The Offering is addressed to the public in Sweden and Finland and selected institutional investors only through the prospectus published by the Company.
In any EEA Member State other than Sweden and Finland, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.
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