First Majestic Announces Closing of CDN$78 Million Bought Deal Investment by Billionaire Eric Sprott
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or “First Majestic”) is pleased to report that it has closed the previously announced bought deal with Eric Sprott, through 2176423 Ontario Ltd., a corporation beneficially controlled by himself.
The Company issued an aggregate of 5,000,000 common shares of First Majestic (the “Common Shares”), on a bought deal basis, at a price of CDN$15.60 per Common Share for gross proceeds of CDN$78,000,000 (the “Offering”) pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated September 14, 2020 entered into between the Company and Cormark Securities Inc., as underwriter.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering, together with the Company’s current cash resources, to develop mining projects and/or improve the Company's existing mines and to add to the Company's working capital.
The Offering was made by way of a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) under the Company’s existing Canadian short form base shelf prospectus (the “Base Shelf Prospectus”) dated November 5, 2018. The Prospectus Supplement has been filed in all of the provinces of Canada other than Québec and, together with the related Base Shelf Prospectus, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
First Majestic is a publicly traded mining company focused on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. The Company presently owns and operates the San Dimas Silver/Gold Mine, the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine and the La Encantada Silver Mine. Production from these mines are projected to be between 11.0 to 11.7 million silver ounces or 21.4 to 22.9 million silver equivalent ounces in 2020.
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FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.
Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO
This press release contains “forward-looking statements”, within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or forward looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of First Majestic Silver Corp. Forward-looking statements also include statements with respect to the proposed use of proceeds of the Offering. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of First Majestic Silver Corp. to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: failure to obtain regulatory approval of the Offering; the occurrence of a material adverse change, disaster, change of law or ; risks related to international operations; actual results of current exploration activities; actual results of current reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of metals; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Description of Business - Risk Factors” in First Majestic Silver Corp.’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2019, available on www.sedar.com, and Form 40-F on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Although First Majestic Silver Corp. has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. First Majestic Silver Corp. does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.