Pursuant to the Offering, a total of 33,810,000 common shares of the Company, including 4,410,000 Common Shares issued pursuant to the over-allotment option, which was exercised in full, were sold at a price of C$0.75 per Common Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$25.4 million (about P219.4 million).
The Common Shares issued pursuant to the Offering were offered by way of a short form prospectus filed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The Offering was conducted through a syndicate of underwriters comprised of BMO Capital Markets and Scotia Capital Inc. Pursuant to the Concurrent Private Placement, a total of 21,347,733 Common Shares were sold at a price of C$0.75 per share for additional aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$16 million (P138 million), which included an investment by Nemesia S.à.r.l.
No commission or other fee was paid to the underwriters in connection with the sale of Common Shares pursuant to the Concurrent Private Placement. The Common Shares issued pursuant to the Concurrent Private Placement are subject to a statutory hold period in Canada expiring on November 16, 2021. The Financing is subject to final approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the TSX). The net proceeds of the Financing will be used for working capital to support the development and ongoing operation of the Karowe diamond mine, including the Karowe Underground Expansion Project as described in the Company’s press release of July 12, 2021.