Montreal, November 17, 2016. Midland Exploration Inc. (“Midland”) (TSX-V: MD) is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement with accredited investors as well as with directors and officers of Midland (the “Insiders”) by issuing a total of 1,042,446 flow-through common shares (the “Flow-Through Shares”) at $1.35 per share, for total gross proceeds of $1,407,301. The securities issued in the private placement are subject to a four-month hold period expiring on March 18, 2017.
Midland will use the private placement proceeds to fund exploration works on properties located in Quebec.
The Flow-Through Shares are part of an offering of up to 1,481,481 Flow-Through Shares for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $2,000,000.
The Insiders’ participation is exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements provided under Regulation 61-101 respecting Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“Regulation 61-101”) in accordance with sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of Regulation 61-101. The exemption is based on the fact that neither the fair market value of the private placement, nor the consideration paid by such Insiders exceeds 25% of the market capitalization of the Corporation.
As a result of the private placement, there are 56,224,220 common shares of Midland issued and outstanding.
The private placement was carried out pursuant to prospectus exemptions of applicable securities laws and is subject to final acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange. A finder’s fee equal to $38,820 was paid to arm’s length third parties of Midland.
Midland targets the excellent mineral potential of Quebec to make the discovery of new world-class deposits of gold, platinum group elements, base metals and rare earth elements. Midland is proud to count on reputable partners such as Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Teck Resources Limited, SOQUEM INC., Osisko Exploration James Bay Inc., Japan Oil and Gas and Metals National Corporation and Abcourt Mines Inc. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to quickly conclude additional agreements in regard to newly acquired properties. Management is currently reviewing other opportunities and projects to build up Midland’s portfolio and generate shareholder value.
Gino Roger, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 450 420-5977
Fax: 450 420-5978
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.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in Midland’s periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by Midland from time to time with securities regulatory authorities.