Northstar Gold Corp. ("Northstar" or the "Company"), a private corporation, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized management to pursue going public by way of an initial public offering “IPO” and apply to list on a public stock exchange in Canada.
PROPOSED SHARE CONSOLIDATION
In preparation for the IPO, the Company has agreed to hold a shareholder meeting at will vote to approve a six for one share consolidation. The Company currently has 138,710,516 shares outstanding. Following the Consolidation, which is subject to shareholder approval, and without the inclusion of any securities that may be issued in connection with the Offering (defined below), the Company will have approximately 23,118,419 shares outstanding
Northstar is currently completing a pre-IPO non-brokered private placement, to raise between $300,000 and $400,000. The placement is a unit financing priced at $0.05/unit. Each unit consists of one share and one full 24 month warrant exercisable at $0.09. The placement also includes several anti-dilution clauses. For details please contact Derek Wood at 403-200-3569, or firstname.lastname@example.org. After the share consolidation the shares and warrants issued under this placement will also be consolidated on a 6 for one basis, and the exercise price of the warrant will become $0.54.
NEW APPOINTMENTS AND PROPOSED MANAGEMENT CHANGES
In connection with the IPO initiative, Northstar has strengthened its Board of Directors and management with the following appointments (subject to shareholder approval at the upcoming meeting).
The Company has appointed Brian P. Fowler as Chief Executive Officer, Rob Suttie as Chief Financial Officer, and Mike Sutton as a “Special Advisor” to the Company’s Board of Directors. Furthermore, the Company has engaged the services of Conduit IR, a Calgary based investor relations firm to co-ordinate and assist with financing and investor relations initiatives.
The following is a summary of the backgrounds the appointees.
Brian P. Fowler – CEO and Proposed Director
- 38 years of global experience as a mining executive, analyst, exploration manager and consulting geologist
A proven track record in generative and advanced exploration, project management, feasibility studies, mine development, production and project evaluations.
Worked 13 years in various technical and management roles at Placer Dome Inc.
Founding director and officer of several public companies including Laurentian Goldfields Ltd. (now Pure Gold Mining Ltd.) and RedQuest Capital Corp. (now Harfang Exploration Inc.)
Capital markets experience raising >$20M for junior exploration over the last 12 years
Currently engaged in the exploration and development of the Engineer Gold Mine in Northwestern B.C. and the Blende Zn-Pb-Ag Deposit in Yukon
Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101
George Pollock – Vice-President – Administration and Exploration Services
Current President and COO of Northstar Gold Corp.
20 years of experience in the mineral exploration sector, including 10 years as President of Northstar Gold Corp.
Experienced in land management, acquisition and development, exploration planning with several Q.P.’s including drilling programs, data management, aboriginal consultations, government consultation and regulatory applications and filings, investor and shareholder relations
Successfully raised $7M for Northstar over the last 10 years
Negotiated successful MOU agreements with local First Nations
Mining Engineering Diploma (Honours) - Haileybury School of Mines
Extensive field work experience in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt
Rob Suttie – CFO
Currently Vice President of Marrelli Support Services Inc. offering accounting, corporate secretarial, reporting and filing services to Canadian public issuers
20 years of financial reporting experience, including 10 in public accounting
Regularly involved in initial public offerings, business combinations, asset carve-outs and spin-out transactions
President and CEO of Castle Resources Inc.
Director and Former CFO of Rupert Resources Ltd.
B.A. University of Western Ontario
Board of Directors
In connection with the IPO initiative, the current Board of Directors will be updated to include the following individuals. It is also anticipated that along with Mr. Fowler and Mr. Main that one additional director with mining and public company experience will be presented to shareholders for election to the Board of Directors prior to completion of the IPO.
Dr. John W. Pollock, Co-Chairman, has more than 40 years of experienceas a consultant providing professional archaeological and cultural heritage resource management services. Most of his work has been in mining, forestry and hydro development projects across northern Ontario. He has extensive experience assisting First Nations with locating and mapping traditional sites. Dr. Pollock has a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto, a M.A. from McMaster University and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Anthropology from the University of Alberta (1984)
Greg McKnight, Co-Chairman, has 15 years in the senior business development role within Yamana, most recently as Executive Vice President, Business Development. Prior to joining Yamana in 2004, he was a director in the investment banking division of Canaccord Capital Corporation Before that, Mr. McKnight held various mining related positions including senior roles within other Canadian investment banks. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Charles Main, Audit Committee Chair, Mr. Main has over 30 years’ of experience in the finance and mining industries. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Yamana Gold Inc. from August 2003 to March 2017. He is currently an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with Wesdome Gold Mines. Ltd and a Director of Critical Elements Corporation. Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Main held the principal positions of Director of Corporate Development of Newmont Capital Corporation and Vice President of Normandy Mining Limited and Outokumpu Mines Ltd, Vice President, Finance of TVX Gold, and was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 10 years. Mr. Main is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Canada. Mr. Main holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Brian P. Fowler, CEO – see above for a description of Mr. Fowler’s background.
Board Advisor/Technical Advisor to the Board/Advisory Board
Mike Sutton – Special Advisor
Currently a director of several companies including Rupert Resources and Galway Metals. As a director of Galway Resources, he played a significant role in the company’s takeover by AUX for $340 million;
30 years of experience as an exploration geologist, working in some of the largest gold camps in the world, including Witwatersrand, Timmins, and Kirkland Lake;
Worked for or consulted to companies including Queenston Mining, Osisko Mining, Kinross Gold, Barrick Gold, Lac Minerals and Corona;
Awarded the Prospector of the Year for Ontario (along with Stew Carmichael) in 2006 for the discovery of the South Mine Complex while he was Chief Geologist and Assistant Manager at Kirkland Lake Gold Inc;
B.Sc., Geology (Honours), University of Toronto;
Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101
The Company is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual general and special meeting of shareholders on Monday, November 22, 2018 (the “Meeting”). The Information Circular and Proxy for the Meeting will be mailed to shareholders of record.
In addition to the regular matters considered at annual meetings, shareholders of the Company will be asked to approve the Consolidation and the election of new directors. The Company will not be changing its name in conjunction with the Consolidation.
Northstar has engaged the services of Conduit Investor Relations Ltd., an investor relations firm, with a large and growing base of both professional and retail contacts that have demonstrated a strong interest in small cap venture investing. Conduit deploys a variety of initiatives to inform and educate its contacts base, providing awareness of potential risks and rewards associated with investing in the opportunities they represent. Conduit strives to inform, educate and empower investors to “make their own investment decisions and get involved.”
Derek Wood, founding partner of Conduit IR commented that “Conduit IR is extremely pleased to be working with Northstar Gold. With the quality of Northstar’s assets, the location of those assets, together with a strong management team and attractive capital structure, Conduit believes that Northstar is likely to become successful and if successful Conduit IR believes that substantial new wealth will be created.”
Conduit will assist Northstar in completing the IPO and continue its association with the Company post IPO by providing regular updates to current and prospective shareholders.
About Northstar Gold Corp.
Northstar is a private exploration company with gold and base metals projects in Ontario. The Company’s principal project is the 100%-owned Miller Gold Property located near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The Miller property is located in the Larder Lake Mining Division of Northeastern Ontario 18 km south of Kirkland Lake and 5 km east of the village of Boston Creek.
P. Geo’s Trevor Boyd and Elisabeth Ronacher state in their June 22, 2018 43-101 Technical report...” It is the opinion of the authors of this report that the work completed to-date by Northstar has returned sufficient positive results to justify an enlarged follow-up exploration program consisting mostly of diamond drilling with the purpose of defining a mineral resource......."
For more information please refer to the company web site at www.northstargoldmining.com
Trevor Boyd, P. Geo., PhD, a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101, has approved the scientific and technical information contained in this press release.
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