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July 24, 2020 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC) (OTCQB: PEMSF) (“Pacific Empire”, “PEMC” or the “Company”), a hybrid prospect generator focused in British Columbia, announces the closing of its non-brokered private placement financing (the “Offering”) previously announced on July 9, 2020.
The Company raised an aggregate of $1,095,558.06, of which $800,000 was raised on the issuance of 16,000,000 units (“Units”) and $295,558.06 was raised on the issuance of 4,222,258 flow-through shares (“Flow-Through Shares”). Each Unit was issued at a price per Unit of $0.05 and is comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company (“Common Share”) and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one Common Share for a period of 24 months at an exercise price of $0.10. Each Flow-Through Share was issued at a price per unit of $0.07.
Pursuant to the Offering, Stichting Depositary Plethora Precious Metals Fund (“Plethora”) subscribed for 2,800,000 Units. Plethora now owns or controls an aggregate of 8,300,000 Common Shares on an undiluted basis and 13,700,000 Common Shares on a diluted basis, representing approximately 12.07% and 18.47% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Shares on an undiluted and diluted basis, respectively. Certain officers and directors of the Company participated in the Offering, which constitutes a “related party transaction” for purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“Ml 61-101”). Such participation is exempt from the valuation and minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 by virtue of the fact that the Company is not listed on a specified market set out in section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 and the value of Units subscribed for by such officers and directors is less than $2,500,000 in accordance with the requirements of section 5.7(b) of MI 61-101.
The Company paid an aggregate $32,976.30 in cash commissions, and issued an aggregate 617,490 finders’ warrants (the “Finders’ Warrants”) in connection with the Offering. Each Finders’ Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional common share at an exercise price of $0.10 for a period of 24 months following the date of issuance.
All Shares issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus one day from the date of issuance, in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
Proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund the Company's planned exploration and drilling programs on its Worldstock, Weedon and recently acquired Jean Marie Copper-Gold Porphyry projects, in addition to general working capital. The securities issued pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four month hold period under applicable securities laws. In connection with the Offering, certain finders may receive a cash fee and/or non-transferable finder Warrants.
About Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.
PEMC is an exploration company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that employs a "hybrid prospect generator" business model and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PEMC and on the OTCQB Markets under the symbol PEMSF.
By integrating the project generator business model with low-cost reverse circulation drilling, the company intends to leverage its portfolio by identifying, and focusing on, the highest quality projects for partnerships and advancement.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.
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