KWG Resources Announces Closing of Convertible Debenture Placement18 Dec 2017
Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 18, 2017) – KWG Resources Inc. (CSE: KWG) (CSE: KWG.A) (FSE: KW6) (“KWG” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce closing today of a previously announced private placement (the “Private Placement”) of $2,576,908.25 of debentures convertible at the option of KWG into units with a deemed value of $21 per unit (each a “Unit”). Each subscriber received an option to acquire an equal amount of additional debentures at any time within 120 days from closing.
Each Unit is comprised of four KWG.A multiple voting shares and four multiple voting share purchase warrants, with each such warrant enabling its holder to acquire one further KWG.A multiple voting share from treasury upon payment of $7.50 at any time within two years from the date of the debenture’s issue. The debentures bear interest at a rate of 12% per annum, accruing daily, compounding annually and payable at the earlier of maturity, redemption or conversion, in KWG.A multiple voting shares from treasury at their volume-weighted average price (“VWAP”) for the ten trading days prior to payment. The debentures secure repayment of the principal, plus interest earned thereon to the date of payment, plus a premium of 20% of the original principal amount payable immediately following issuance of the debenture by the issuance of Units with a deemed value of $21 per Unit. At any time and from time to time, KWG will have the right to redeem the debenture in whole or in part by payment in cash, or convert the debentures in whole or in part into Units.
The following officers and directors of the Corporation (collectively, the “Insiders”) participated in the Private Placement for an aggregate of $511,725 of debentures plus 4,871 Units representing a premium of 20% of the original principal amount, with the Units being comprised of an aggregate of 19,484 multiple voting shares and 19,484 warrants representing the equivalent of 1.08% of the Corporation’s issued and outstanding subordinate voting shares (calculated on the basis of conversion of the multiple voting shares into subordinate voting shares on a ratio of 300:1) on a partly diluted basis following closing of the Private Placement:
In the event that KWG exercises its right to convert the principal of all of these debentures, the Insiders’ ownership of KWG shares would increase as follows:
The foregoing does not include any consideration of shares issuable for interest as the exchange rate cannot be calculated at this time as the amount of interest will depend on the length of time the debentures are outstanding and the number of shares issuable is based on the VWAP for the 10 trading days prior to payment.
In the event that within 120 days from closing, all of the subscribers exercise the option to acquire an equal amount of additional debentures, followed immediately by the issuance of the units for the debenture premium and the conversion by KWG of the principal of all debentures and exercise of the underlying warrants, the Insiders’ ownership of KWG shares would increase as follows:
The cash proceeds received by the Corporation from the sale of the debentures will be used for the costs and fees associated with this Private Placement and for general corporate overhead expenses including repaying current debt. The working capital deficiency and balance sheet of the Corporation will be improved, which should facilitate future financings or other transactions.
All of the securities to be issued pursuant to this Private Placement are subject to a four (4) month hold period.
The Private Placement, in part, is a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) as Insiders purchased debentures. A formal valuation was not required under MI 61-101 because the Corporation is not listed on any of the stock exchanges specified in MI 61-101. Minority shareholder approval was also not required as the fair market value of the consideration for the transaction involving the Insiders does not exceed 25 percent of the Corporation’s capitalization as of the date hereof, which is approximately $21 million. The directors participating to the Private Placement declared and disclosed their interest and did not vote on the matter. The directors who did not participate in the Private Placement approved the Private Placement.
Given the uncertainty as to whether Insiders would participate in the Private Placement, and to what extent, and the demands of creditors, the Corporation has not had the opportunity to announce this related party transaction 21 days in advance of closing.
KWG is the Operator of the Black Horse Joint Venture after acquiring a vested 50% interest through Bold Ventures Inc. which is carried for 10% (20% of KWG’s equity in the JV) by KWG funding all exploration expenditures. KWG also owns 100% of CCC which has staked claims and conducted a surveying and soil testing program, originally for the engineering and construction of a railroad to the Ring of Fire from Aroland, Ontario. KWG subsequently acquired intellectual property interests, including a method for the direct reduction of chromite to metalized iron and chrome using natural gas. KWG subsidiary Muketi Metallurgical LP is prosecuting two chromite-refining patent applications in Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and USA. The national phase filings are under review in each of those jurisdictions.
Forward-Looking Statements: Information set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made as of the date of this document and KWG disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation. Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities that may be described herein and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such. Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
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