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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GT Gold Corp. (TSX-V: GTT ; OTCQX: GTGDF) (the "Company" or "GT Gold") is pleased to announce that further to its news releases of November 2 and November 9, 2020, it has today closed the final tranche (the "Final Tranche") of its fully subscribed non-brokered private placement financing (the "Financing"). The total gross proceeds of C$5.70 million of the Financing will be used to fund general working capital and to advance 2021 exploration activities on the Company's 100% owned Tatogga property in northern British Columbia.
The Final Tranche consists of the sale of an aggregate of 2,486,106 common shares sold on a charitable flow-through basis ("FT Shares") at a price of C$1.75 per share through Peartree Securities for gross proceeds of C$4.35 million. Pursuant to the Financing, Newmont Corporation ("Newmont") (NYSE: NEM; TSX: NGT) has acquired 1,006,106 common shares resulting in Newmont once again attaining its 14.9% strategic shareholder position with other arms' length shareholders acquiring the remaining shares.
The proceeds received by the Company from the sale of the FT Shares will be used to incur eligible Canadian exploration expenses ("CEE") that qualify as "flow-through mining expenditures" (as such terms are defined in the Tax Act) related to the Company's projects located in British Columbia (the "Qualifying Expenditures"). The Qualifying Expenditures will be renounced in favour of the FT Share purchasers with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2020, in the aggregate amount of not less than the total amount of the gross proceeds raised from the issuance of the FT Shares. Pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws, the FT Shares will be subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date hereof.
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.
About GT Gold
GT Gold is focused on exploring for base and precious metals in the geologically prolific terrain of British Columbia's renowned Golden Triangle. The Company's flagship asset is the wholly-owned, 47,500 hectare Tatogga property, located near Iskut, British Columbia, upon which it made two significant discoveries in 2017 and 2018 at its Saddle prospect: a precious metal rich vein system at Saddle South and a gold-rich copper porphyry system at Saddle North. The Company has published a Mineral Resource estimate for Saddle North and is currently working to complete a Preliminary Economic Assessment, targeting release in the first quarter of 2021.
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