December 14, 2022, Surrey British Columbia, Desert Gold Ventures Inc. (“Desert Gold” or “the Company”) (TSX.V: DAU, FSE: QXR2, OTCQB: DAUGF) ) announces that, further to its press release dated December 2, 2022, the Company has increased its Financing to raise up to CAD $4,000,000 through the sale of 57,142,857 units at a price of CAD $0.07 per unit (the “Unit”) (the “Financing”). Each Unit will consist of one common share in the equity of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (the “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at a price of CAD $0.08 per common share for a period of three (3) years from the closing of the Financing. At this time the Company has received subscription receipts for 32,717,184 units representing proceeds of CAD $2,290,203.
Certain directors and/or officers of the Company are acquiring Units in the Financing totaling 8,128,571. Such participation is considered to be a related party transaction as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The transaction will be exempt from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 if neither the fair market value of any securities issued to or the consideration paid by such persons will exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
Upon closing, the Company may pay a finder’s fee to qualified individuals in respect to the Financing. Securities issued as a result of the Financing will be subject to a statutory hold period.
The proceeds of the Financing will be used primarily for drilling at the Company’s flagship Senegal Mali Shear Zone Project (the “SMSZ Project”) in Western Mali and for general working capital purposes. Closing of the Financing is subject to final Toronto Venture Stock Exchange approval.
On Behalf of the Board
President & CEO
About Desert Gold
Desert Gold Ventures Inc. is a gold exploration and development company which controls the 440 km2 SMSZ Project in Western Mali containing Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources of 8.47 million tonnes grading 1.14 g/t gold totaling 310,300 ounces and Inferred Mineral Resources of 20.7 million tonnes grading 1.16 g/t gold totaling 769,200 ounces. For further information please visit www.SEDAR.com under the company’s profile. Website: www.desertgold.ca
This news release contains forward-looking statements respecting the Company's ability to successfully complete the Offering. These forward-looking statements entail various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations, are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially from those contained in such statements, including the inability of the Company to successfully complete the Offering. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, the strength of the capital markets, the price of gold; operational, funding, and liquidity risks; the degree to which mineral resource estimates are reflective of actual mineral resources; and the degree to which factors which would make a mineral deposit commercially viable are present; the risks and hazards associated with mining operations. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the company's disclosure materials filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and available at www.sedar.com and readers are urged to read these materials. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from such statements unless required by law.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein in the United States. The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the united states securities act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the united states or to the account or benefit of a U.S. person absent an exemption from the registration requirements of such act.