TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - Eskay Mining Corp. ("Eskay" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ESK) is pleased to announce that further to its press release of April 15, 2013, it has closed the final tranche of its units offering.
The Company issued an additional 1,100,000 working capital units (the "WC Units") priced at $0.05 per WC Unit for gross proceeds of $55,000.00. Each WC Unit consists of one (1) common share (the "Common Share") and one-half (1/2) of a share purchase warrant (a "WC Warrant"). Each full WC Warrant entitles the holder to acquire a further Common Share of the Company at a price of $0.10 per Common Share until the earlier of: (i) October 25, 2014; and (ii) in the event that the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $0.15 for twenty (20) consecutive trading days, and the 20th trading day (the "Final Trading Day") is at least four (4) months from April 25, 2013, the date which is thirty (30) days from the Final Trading Day (the "Trigger Date"). The Company paid a finders fee of $4,400.00 and issued 88,000 broker options in respect of the final tranche. Each broker option entitles the holder to acquire a Common Share at the price of $0.10 until the earlier of: (i) October 25, 2014; and (ii) the Trigger Date. The securities are legended and restricted from trading until August 26, 2013.
The funds will be used for general working capital.
Eskay is pleased to announce that it is adding James A. Rogers, P.Geo. to its advisory team. Mr. Rogers is a registered Professional Geoscientist (Ontario & BC) with over 30 years' experience in the Canadian mining industry. Until recently, Mr. Rogers was a Director, President and CEO of Mega Precious Metals Inc. and prior to that, he was the Regional Exploration Manager for Goldcorp Inc. located in Ontario's Red Lake Gold Camp. He was awarded the CIM Professional Proficiency medal in 1988 when he was Chief Mine Geologist at Dickenson Mine, predecessor to the current Red Lake Gold Mines. The first exploration drill holes into what ultimately became Goldcorp's High Grade Gold Zone were drilled on Mr. Rogers' watch. From 1994 to 2003, Jim was Chief Geologist at the Eskay Creek Mine where he was part of the team that received the E.A. Schultz Award for Mine Development. Mr. Rogers stated "I am excited to be part of the Eskay team and to have the opportunity to work in such a metal rich, underexplored and exciting part of BC." Mac Balkam, President and CEO of Eskay, commented that "The addition of Jim Rogers with his past experience gained at the Eskay Creek Mine will greatly help the Company evaluate the numerous gold showings on the Eskay Property. He brings relevant exploration and development experience that will be invaluable to Eskay."
The Company also wishes to announce that Mr. Rogers has been granted 250,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company at $0.15 per share for five years.
About Eskay Mining Corp:
Eskay Mining Corp (TSX VENTURE:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the "Golden Triangle", 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres).
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