Lundin Gold announces approval and registration of Swedish Prospectus for US $400m private placement
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lundin Gold Inc. ("Lundin Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:LUG) (Nasdaq Stockholm:LUG) is pleased to announce that it has obtained the approval of and registration with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (the "FSA") of a listing prospectus (the "Swedish Prospectus") for 93,497,140 common shares under the private placement announced on February 25, 2018 (the "Private Placement”). The Swedish Prospectus has been prepared for the admission to trading of up to 93,497,140 common shares on Nasdaq Stockholm and has been published on the Company's website at www.lundingold.com and can be obtained from the Company upon request. The FSA's approval and registration of the Swedish Prospectus and its subsequent publication on the Company's website satisfies one of the closing conditions for the Private Placement.
The closing of the Private Placement and the listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange of common shares issuable under the Private Placement is expected to occur on or about March 26, 2018.
The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Gold under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. This information was submitted for publication on March 19, 2018 at 11:00 am PT through the contact persons set out below.
About Lundin Gold
Lundin Gold, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, is developing its wholly-owned Fruta del Norte gold project in southeast Ecuador. Fruta del Norte is one of the largest, highest-grade gold projects currently under construction. The Company's board and management team have extensive expertise in mine construction and operations, and are dedicated to advancing this project through to first gold production in 2019.
The Company operates with transparency and in accordance with international best practices. Lundin Gold is committed to delivering value to its shareholders, while simultaneously providing economic and social benefits to impacted communities, fostering a healthy and safe workplace and minimizing the environmental impact. The Company believes that the value created through the development of Fruta del Norte will benefit its shareholders, the Government and the people of Ecuador.
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Lundin Gold Inc.
Ron F. Hochstein
President and CEO
Lundin Gold Inc.
Manager, Investor Relations
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This press release contains forward-looking information in a number of places, such as in statements pertaining to: the timing of closing of the Private Placement, the expected timing of trading of the common shares, and first gold production. Lundin Gold’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. Management has identified the following risk factors which could have a material impact on the Company or the trading price of its shares: the ability to arrange financing and the risk to shareholders of dilution from future equity financings; the ability to maintain its obligations under the Financing and other debt; risks related to carrying on business in Ecuador; volatility in the price of gold; the timely receipt of regulatory approvals, permits and licenses; risks associated with the performance of the Company’s contractors; risks inherent in the development of an underground mine; deficient or vulnerable title to mining concessions and surface rights; shortages of critical resources, labour and key executive personnel, such as input commodities, equipment and skilled labour, and the dependence on key personnel; risks associated with the Company’s community relationships; unreliable infrastructure; volatility in the market price of the Company’s shares; uncertainty with the tax regime in Ecuador; measures required to protect endangered species; the cost of compliance or failure to comply with applicable laws; exploration and development risks; the accuracy of the Mineral Reserve and Resource estimates for the Fruta del Norte Project and the Company’s reliance on one project; risks related to artisanal and illegal mining; uncertainty as to reclamation and decommissioning; risks associated with the Company’s information systems; competition in the mining industry; the ability to obtain adequate insurance; risks of bribery or corruption; the potential for litigation; limits of disclosure and internal controls; and the potential influence of the Company’s largest shareholders.
There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as Lundin Gold's actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in this forward-looking information as a result of the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Lundin Gold's Management Discussion & Analysis for the financial year ended December 2017, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.