Plains Creek announces closing of second half of brokered private placement raising combined total gross proceeds of $3,250,000
(all dollar amounts in Canadian dollars)
VANCOUVER, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Further to its news releases dated
December 20, 2011 and January 17, 2012, Plains Creek Phosphate
Corporation (“Plains Creek“, the “Company“) (TSX-V: PCP) is pleased to announce the closing of the second tranche (the “Second Tranche“) of its brokered private placement raising gross proceeds of
$1,625,000, which is the final half of a larger offering (the “Offering“) raising total gross proceeds of $3,250,000. BMO Capital Markets (the
“Agent“) acted as the agent for the Offering.
The full Offering consisted of 40,625,000 units (the “Units“) at a price of $0.08 per Unit for gross proceeds of $3,250,000. Each
Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share“) and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant“). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one
Common Share at a price of $0.11 for a period of 18 months from the
date of issuance.
Under this Second Tranche, the Agent received a cash fee on the sale of
the Units of $67,500 and 1,218,750 broker warrants (“Broker Warrants“). Each Broker Warrant is exercisable to purchase one common share of
the Company at a price of $0.08 at any time up to 24 months after
closing. Tabac Ventures Limited, a company affiliated with Aterra
Capital, an investment fund which is currently being established by
Alexey Mordashov, participated in the Offering.
The securities issued in connection with the Second Tranche are subject
to a statutory four month hold period expiring July 9, 2012, during
which time the securities may not be traded.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used to complete a Definitive
Feasibility Study on the Farim Phosphate Project (the “Project“), fund additional working capital and for general and administrative
NI 43-101 Compliant Technical Report:
The Company’s current technical report (the “Technical Report“) for its Farim Phosphate Project prepared in accordance with National
Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101“) is entitled, “Technical Report on the Preliminary Economic Assessment
of the Farim Phosphate Project, Guinea-Bissau” dated effective February
10, 2010, and was filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com on February 22, 2011. The Technical Report was prepared for the
Company by John S. Warwick, B.Sc. (Hons) PIMMM, C.Eng., Eur.Ing.
(Mining) of IMC Group Consulting Limited; Andre Lambert, B.Sc., MIMMM,
EurGeol of IMC Group Consulting Limited; Alex Mitchell, MIMMM, C.Eng.
of GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Limited; and Michael Short,
FIMMM, C.Eng. of GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Limited, all of
whom are independent Qualified Persons as defined under NI 43-101.
About Plains Creek Phosphate Corporation:
Plains Creek Phosphate Corporation is a Canadian mining and exploration
company focused on advancing its Farim Phosphate Project located in
Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. The Project consists of a high-quality
development phosphate deposit containing a NI 43-101 compliant measured
phosphate resource of 69 million tonnes (“Mt“) grading 29.9% P(2)O(5), an indicated resource of 15 Mt grading 30.1% P(2)O(5), and an inferred resource of 44 Mt grading 29.6% P(2)O(5). The Project has a 25 year mining plan of 68 Mt phosphate grading
29.9% P(2)O(5), as disclosed in the Company’s NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report.
The Company is currently undertaking a Definitive Feasibility Study and
has been granted a Production License from the Government of
Guinea-Bissau to pursue a strategy towards phosphate rock production of
2 Mt per annum for a minimum of 25 years, starting in 2014. Based on
the Technical Report, estimated costs before contingency include
capital costs of US$288 million and operating costs of US$60 per
tonne. The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange
under the trading symbol “PCP”. For additional information, please
visit us at www.plainscreek.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
(signed) “Carson Phillips“
Vice-President, Corporate Development and Director
Statements in this release may be viewed as forward-looking statements.
Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected. There are no
assurances the Company can fulfill such forward-statements and the
Company undertakes no obligation to update statements. Such forward
looking statements are only predictions; actual events or results may
differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company, some of
which are beyond the Company’s control.
NEITHER 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 RELEASE.
SOURCE Plains Creek Phosphate Corporation