TORONTO, Ontario, April 16, 2013 - Unigold Inc. ("Unigold") (TSXV:UGD)
- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is proposing to make a $5,000,000 investment in Unigold Inc.
- The potential investment will be IFC's first mining sector investment in the Dominican Republic
- An investment by IFC would not only be a strong endorsement of the technical strengths, socio-environmental standards and economic potential of Unigold Inc.'s Neita Project, but would also provide ongoing access to IFC's expertise in this area
- An IFC equity investment would positively assist with potential future equity financing from IFC, as well as potential debt financing from IFC and other Equator Principle banks for the development of the Neita Property
The terms of the potential investment are that IFC would make a $5-million investment in the Company at a share price of a 20 day VWAP at $0.25 per share, adding to Unigold's existing cash reserves of $5.8-million. Following this investment, IFC would hold approximately 20- million common shares in the Company, representing approximately 8.2% of the issued share capital. IFC would also receive three quarters of a warrant per share subscribed for at a strike price of $0.50 per full warrant, with a 4 year term, with accelerator terms applicable to 50% of the warrants. The investment is subject to the execution of final documentation and the approval by the IFC board of directors.
Andrew Cheatle, President and CEO, said:
"The board and executive management have thoroughly considered the merits of a strategic IFC investment and have unanimously concluded that it is in the best interests of existing Unigold Inc. shareholders. Having IFC's approval to their high standard of technical, environmental and social due diligence in this investment will mark a significant endorsement to the viability of the Candelones deposit and the Neita Property in general."
The possibility that IFC will make its first mining sector investment in the Dominican Republic with Unigold will be a great achievement for the Company. Investment from IFC brings with it not only a technical and environmental endorsement of the project but also support in these areas as we develop an initial mineral resource and look to make and develop new discoveries and longer term, develop mineral reserves - all with access to their experienced team. Longer term, an IFC investment also opens up the potential of future equity financing with their support."
About Unigold Inc. -- Discovering Gold in the Caribbean
Unigold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol UGD, focused primarily on exploring and developing its gold assets in the Dominican Republic.
For Further Information please visit www.unigoldinc.com
Mr. Andrew M. Cheatle, P.Geo.
President & CEO
Ms. Amanda Dillon
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