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North Arrow Announces Non-Brokered C$1.19 Million Private Placement Financing

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSXV-NAR) (“North Arrow” or “the Company”) announces that it has arranged a non-brokered private placement of up to 17,000,000 units priced at $0.07 per unit (the “Units”) for gross proceeds of $1,190,000. Each Unit to be issued in the private placement will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company and one transferable common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.10 for a period of five years following the closing of the private placement. It is anticipated that key existing shareholders and insiders of the Company will participate in the private placement on the terms described herein.

Proceeds from the private placement will be used to advance North Arrow’s Canadian diamond projects including the continued planning, permitting and funding of a 10,000t bulk sample of the Q1-4 diamondiferous kimberlite at the Naujaat Project, Nunavut. Exploration drilling has also started at the Company’s LDG Joint Venture Diamond Project in the Lac de Gras region of the Northwest Territories (please see news release dated July 8, 2019 for details). Mobilization is also underway for a three-week exploration program at the Company’s Loki Diamond Project, located adjacent to the west of the LDG joint venture.

The Company may pay finders’ fees under the offering in accordance with applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in the private placement will be subject to a statutory four month hold period. Closing of the private placement is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive documentation and receipt of all regulatory approvals, including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Warrant Extension and Repricing

The Company also announces plans to seek TSX Venture Exchange approval to:

  • extend the expiry dates of 20,000,000 warrants by two years and reprice the exercise price of the warrants to $0.225. These warrants were originally issued on May 17, 2017 in connection with a private placement of units of the Company (please see news releases dated May 2, 2017 and May 18, 2017 for details).
  • extend the expiry dates of 5,070,887 warrants by two years and reprice the exercise price of the warrants to $0.225. These warrants were originally issued on June 19, 2018 in connection with a private placement of units of the Company (please see news releases dated May 28, 2018 and June 19, 2018 for details); and
  • extend, by two years, the expiry date of the remaining 1,410,830 warrants issued as part of the June 19, 2018 private placement. These warrants are held by insiders of the Company and will retain their original exercise price, pursuant to TSX Venture Exchange Policy 4.1 Sec. 3.3 (d).
Number of Warrants Original expiry date Amended expiry date Original exercise price Amended exercise price
20,000,000 May 17, 2020 May 17, 2022 $0.40 $0.225
5,070,887 June 19, 2020 June 19, 2022 $0.30 $0.225
1,410,830 June 19, 2020 June 19, 2022 $0.30 Not Applicable

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About North Arrow Minerals

North Arrow is focused on the discovery and evaluation of diamond deposits in Canada. North Arrow’s management, board of directors and advisors have significant successful experience in the global diamond industry. The Company’s most advanced diamond project is the Q1-4 diamond deposit at the Naujaat Project (NU) where planning is underway for a 10,000t bulk sampling program in 2020/21. North Arrow has current exposure to ongoing discovery drilling at the LDG JV Project (NWT) with partner Dominion Diamonds where a new kimberlite discovery was announced earlier this week (please see North Arrow news release dated July 8, 2019). The Company is also conducting renewed exploration at the Loki Project (NWT), where it discovered kimberlite 465 in 2018, and continues to evaluate diamondiferous kimberlite fields discovered at the Mel (NU) and Pikoo (SK) Projects. The Company maintains a 100% interest in the Hope Bay Oro Gold Project (NU), located approximately 3 km north of TMAC Resources’ Doris Gold Mine. North Arrow’s diamond exploration programs are conducted under the direction of Kenneth Armstrong, P.Geo. (ON), President and CEO of North Arrow and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Mr. Armstrong has reviewed the contents of this press release.

North Arrow Minerals Inc.

/s/ “Kenneth A. Armstrong”
Kenneth Armstrong
President and CEO

For further information, please contact:
Ken Armstrong
Tel: 604-668-8355 or 604-668-8354
Website: www.northarrowminerals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility
for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" including but not limited to statements with respect to North Arrow’s plans, the estimation of a mineral resource and the success of exploration activities. Forward-looking statements, while based on management's best estimates and assumptions, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the successful integration of acquisitions; risks related to general economic and market conditions; closing of financing; the timing and content of upcoming work programs; actual results of proposed exploration activities; possible variations in mineral resources or grade; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes, title disputes, claims and limitations on insurance coverage and other risks of the mining industry; changes in national and local government regulation of mining operations, tax rules and regulations. Although North Arrow has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. North Arrow undertakes no obligation or responsibility to update forward-looking statements, except as required by law.