First Majestic Silver Corp. Announces Closing of C$50 Million Bought Deal Financing; Over-Allotment Option Fully Exercised
May 12, 2016
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - First Majestic Silver Corp.(NYSE:AG)(FRANKFURT:FMV)(BVM:AG) ("First Majestic" or the "Company") has announced today that it has closed the bought deal private placement announced on April 22, 2016 which was co-led by Cormark Securities Inc. and BMO Capital Markets on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and TD Securities Inc. (the "Underwriters") and that the over-allotment option granted to the Underwriters was exercised in full.
The Company issued an aggregate of 5,250,900 common shares (the "Common Shares") at a price of C$10.95 per Common Share for gross proceeds of C$57,497,355 (the "Offering").
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering towards the mill and mine expansion at La Guitarra mine to 1,000 tpd, to further advance the roasting analysis and testing at La Encantada mine, and to allow the Company to increase the amount of development and exploration across the Company's six operating mines as well as for general corporate and working capital purposes.
In connection with the Offering, the Underwriters received a cash commission equal to 4.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds raised. The Common Shares are subject to a hold period under Canadian law which will expire four months and one day from the date of closing, being September 13, 2016. United States investors are also subject to a hold period under United States law.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in México and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional mineral assets which contribute to the Company achieving its corporate growth objectives.
FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.
Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This news release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate","expect", "target", "plan", "forecast", "may", "schedule" and similar words or expressions, identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things, the proposed use of proceeds of the Offering.
These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation fluctuations in the spot and forward price of silver, gold, base metals or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso versus the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, including those currently enacted in Mexico; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; the Company's title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form, under the caption "Risks Relating to First Majestic's Business". The Company may also elect to use the proceeds of the Offering in a different manner than as described above if the Company determines that it is in its best interests to do so.
Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements or information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.