Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (“Southern Silver” or the “Company”) plans to issue up to 20,000,000 Units in a non-brokered private placement at a price of $0.08 per Unit to raise proceeds of $1,600,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable to purchase one additional common share for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.08 per share.
The private placement is subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange. Net proceeds from the private placement will be used for claim maintenance and general exploration expenses on the Cerro Las Minitas Property, Mexico and the Oro Property, USA and will be added to general working capital.
Currently, at Cerro Las Minitas, the Company has outlined two zones of Ag-Pb-Zn mineralization with a +800 metre cumulative strike-length which have been tested to depths of up to 550 metres. The Company has completed 23,310 metres of diamond drilling on the project and has expended US$9.7 million on exploration and acquisition costs to acquire an unencumbered 100% interest in the 13,700 hectare claim parcel.
Further exploration work on these and other targets is designed to delineate and extend higher-grade portions of the known mineralization towards the identification of an initial mineral resource estimate for the project.
- Annual General Meeting
Southern Silver announces that its annual general meeting of shareholders of the Company will be held at the Company’s offices at Suite 1100, 1199 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia on February 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
- Appointment of Director
The Company announces the appointment of Nigel Bunting to the board of Directors. After attending Gordonstoun School and the College of Law in London, Nigel joined Lloyds of London Insurance broker CT Bowring & Co in 1979, which subsequently became Marsh & McLennan. In 1997 Nigel joined Suffolk Life, an embryonic Insurance company. Nigel became a Director in 1998, and over the next 10 years played a pivotal role turning the company into one of the UK’s leading self-invested personal pension (SIPP) administrators. Nigel was for many years not only the main Media contact at Suffolk Life, but also had sole responsibility for the Sales & Marketing of the business. By 2008 Suffolk Life had £2.5 billion assets under management and the business was bought by Legal & General for £62.5m. Since then Nigel has focused on his various Charitable & Investment interests, which are mainly in the commodity and precious metals space which has become a passion for Nigel.
- Loan Agreement
The Company has entered into a loan agreement with Lawrence Page Q.C., President of the Company, (the “Lender”) in connection with a $43,000 loan to the Company. The loan is repayable on demand, provided that the Lender shall not make demand for repayment of the loan before 6 months after the dates of the tranches of the loan on August 7, 2014, August 21, 2014 and September 9, 2014. Interest is payable quarterly at a rate of prime plus 2% per annum. At the election of the Company, interest may be paid by the issuance of common shares in accordance with the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. If, at the time the Lender makes demand for repayment of the loan the Company is unable or unwilling to repay the loan in cash, the Company may, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval, repay the loan by issuing common shares to the Lender. As additional consideration of the loan being granted, the Company will grant the Lender a bonus by way of issuing 86,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at a deemed price of $0.05 per share, which is equal to 10% of the loan amount divided by the discounted market price. The issuance of such bonus shares has received TSX Venture Exchange acceptance and the shares will be subject to a hold period expiring May 24, 2015.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Lawrence Page, Q.C.
President & Director, Southern Silver Exploration Corp.
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general economic conditions, interest rates, commodity markets, regulatory and governmental approvals for the company’s projects, and the availability of financing for the company’s development projects on reasonable terms. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, the timing and receipt of government and regulatory approvals, and continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. Southern Silver Exploration Corp. does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.