Straightup Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 20, 2020: Straightup Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "Straightup") (CSE: ST) announces the closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Financing") (see news release dated June 4, 2020).
The Financing raised aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $0.63 million through the issuance of 4,203,067 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.15 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a "Common Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant (each, a "Warrant") entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.25 per Common Share for a period of 12 months from the issue date. In the event the closing price of the Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the "Exchange") is equal to or greater than $0.40 per Share for a minimum of ten consecutive trading days commencing four months and one day after the closing of the Financing, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by providing notice to the holders thereof and, in such case, the Warrants will expire on the 30th day after the date on which such notice is given by the Company (the "Acceleration Provisions").
Staightup's CEO and President, Matthew Coltura commented, "After assessing the market conditions, the Company has decided to close the Financing for less than the originally announced amount, which will reduce the dilution to current shareholders. The funds raised under the Financing will be sufficient to allow the Company to proceed with the planned exploration work on its properties, and management of Straightup believes this to be in the best interests of its shareholders."
In connection with the Financing, the Company paid aggregate finder's fees consisting of $23,246.98 in cash and issued 154,979 non-transferrable finder's warrants (each, a "Finder's Warrant"). Each Finder's Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.25 per Common Share for a period of 12 months from the issue date, subject to the Acceleration Provisions. Canaccord Genuity Corp. received finder's fees consisting of $9,082.50 cash and 60,550 Finder's Warrants, Haywood Securities Inc. received finder's fees consisting of $9,712.48 cash and 64,749 Finder's Warrants and PI Financial Corp. received finder's fees consisting of $4,452.00 cash and 29,680 Finder's Warrant.
The net proceeds from the Financing are intended to be used for property expenditures and for general working capital. All securities issued in connection with the Financing are subject to a hold period of four months and one day in Canada.
About Straightup Resources Inc.
Straightup is engaged in the business of mineral exploration and the acquisition of mineral property assets in Canada. Its objective is to locate and develop economic precious and base metal properties of merit and to conduct its exploration program on the Hi-Mars Property. The Hi-Mars Property consists of 11 contiguous mineral titles covering an area of 1,788 hectares located approximately 17 kilometres northeast of the City of Powell River in the southwest British Columbia, Canada, within the Vancouver Mining Division.
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected use of proceeds from the Financing, and the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Often, but not always, forward looking information can be identified by words such as "pro forma", "plans", "expects", "will", "may", "should", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "potential" or variations of such words including negative variations thereof, and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results that may, could, would, might or will occur or be taken or achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions regarding the Company including, without limitation, that investor interest will be sufficient to close the Financing, that market fundamentals will result in sustained precious metals demand and prices, the receipt of any necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals in connection with the future exploration and development of the Company's projects in a timely manner, the availability of financing on suitable terms for the exploration and development of the Company's projects and the Company's ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, statements as to the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, changes in general economic conditions, changes in the financial markets and in the demand and market price for commodities, accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, the ability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to fund its business activities and plans, delays in obtaining governmental and regulatory approvals (including of the Exchange in respect of the Financing), permits or financing, risks relating to epidemics or pandemics such as COVID–19, including the impact of COVID–19 on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations, changes in laws, regulations and policies affecting mining operations, the Company's limited operating history, currency fluctuations, title disputes or claims, environmental issues and liabilities, as well as other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company's latest Management's Discussion and Analysis and other filings of the Company with the Canadian Securities Authorities, copies of which can be found under the Company's profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements in this presentation or incorporated by reference herein, except as otherwise required by law.