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Vancouver, B.C. – NorthIsle Copper and Gold Inc. (TSX-V: NCX) (“NorthIsle” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) consisting of: (i) 1,511,400 common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $0.28 per Common Share, (ii) 1,883,200 flow-through common shares (the “FT Shares”) at a price of $0.35 per FT Share, (iii) 4,500,000 charity flow-through common shares (the “CFT Shares”) at a price of $0.448 per CFT Share, and (iv) 6,978,500 critical minerals charity flow-through common shares (the “CMCFT Shares”, and together with the Common Shares, the FT Shares and the CFT Shares, the “Shares”) at a price of $0.476 per CMCFT Share for gross proceeds to the Company of $6,420,078. See press releases dated December 7, 2023 and December 13, 2023 for additional details.
The net proceeds from the sale of Common Shares will be used for general corporate purposes. The gross proceeds from the sale of FT Shares, CFT Shares, and CMCFT Shares will be used to incur expenses (“qualifying expenses”) that are “Canadian exploration expenses” (within the meaning of subsection 66.1(6) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Tax Act”) and “BC flow-through mining expenditures” (within the meaning of subsection 4.721(1) of the Income Tax Act (British Columbia)). The qualifying expenses to be incurred using the gross proceeds from the sale of FT Shares and CMCFT Shares will also qualify as “flow-through critical mineral mining expenditures” (within the meaning of subsection 127(9) of the Tax Act).
In addition, certain directors and officers of the Company, specifically, Dale Corman (Chairman), Sam Lee (President & CEO), Nicholas Van Dyk (CFO & Corporate Secretary), Ian Chang (VP Project Development) and Martino De Ciccio (Director) (collectively, the “Interested Persons”) purchased or acquired direction and control over an aggregate of 107,400 Common Shares and 1,342,800 FT Shares. The Interested Persons are each considered a “related party” of NorthIsle and the sale of Common Shares and FT Shares under the Offering to the Interested Persons constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of MI 61-101. Following completion of the Offering, the Interested Persons hold 29,435,547 common shares in the capital of the Company. The “related party” portion of the Offering was exempt from the minority approval requirement of Section 5.6 and the formal valuation requirement of Section 5.4 of MI 61-101 as neither the fair market value of the “related party” portion of the Offering, nor the fair market value of the consideration of the “related party” portion of the Offering, exceeded 25% of NorthIsle’s market capitalization. A material change report in connection with the Offering will be filed less than 21 days before the closing of the Offering. This shorter period was reasonable and necessary in the circumstances as the Company wished to complete the Offering in a timely manner.
In connection with the Offering and in accordance with the rules and policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V”), finder’s fees totaling approximately C$181,608 in cash were paid to Agentis Capital Partners and Red Cloud Securities Inc.
The Shares issued pursuant to this Offering will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws. The Offering is subject to final approval of the TSX-V.
NorthIsle Copper and Gold Inc. is a Vancouver-based company whose mission is to become a leading and sustainable mineral resource company for the future. NorthIsle owns the North Island Project, which is one of the most promising copper and gold porphyry deposits in Canada. The North Island Project is located near Port Hardy, British Columbia on a more than 34,000-hectare block of mineral titles 100% owned by NorthIsle stretching 50 kilometres northwest from the now closed Island Copper Mine operated by BHP Billiton. NorthIsle recently completed an updated preliminary economic assessment for the North Island Project and is now focused on advancement of the project through a prefeasibility study while continuing exploration within this highly prospective land package. For more information on NorthIsle please visit the Company’s website at www.northisle.ca.
On behalf of NorthIsle Copper and Gold Inc.
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 U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
This news release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the reasonable beliefs of Northisle and its management as of the date of this news release; however, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based upon factors that may change and assumptions that may prove, with the passage of time, to be incorrect as a result of exploration and other risk factors associated with mineral exploration and development that are beyond the control of Northisle. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon such statements. If factors materially change or assumptions are materially incorrect, the actual results, performance or achievements of Northisle may be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Northisle does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.