VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG.TO)(PVG) ("Pretivm") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a subscription agreement with Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC ("LMM"), a subsidiary of Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance, to issue to LMM by way of a private placement 5,780,346 common shares of Pretivm (the "Purchased Shares") at a price per share of C$6.92 for gross proceeds of approximately C$40 million (the "Offering"). The purchase price is based on the volume-weighted average price of Pretivm's common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the twenty trading days ended April 19, 2013. The Offering is scheduled to close on or about April 26, 2013, subject to regulatory approvals.
Pretivm intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to fund work at its Brucejack Project, including the completion of the planned 10,000-tonne bulk sample and underground drilling program at the Valley of the Kings, ongoing permitting activities, and the acceleration of other activities which will advance the high-grade gold Valley of the Kings into development.
Pursuant to the subscription agreement, LMM will be entitled to nominate one person to be appointed to the board of directors of Pretivm and will have a pre-emptive right to participate in any future equity financings of Pretivm.
LMM is not permitted to trade the Purchased Shares for a period of four months plus one day from the closing of the Offering. The Purchased Shares 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 within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act.
Pretivm is creating value through gold at its high-grade gold Brucejack Project, located in northern British Columbia. Brucejack hosts a major undeveloped high-grade gold resource and mineralization remains open along strike and at depth. A feasibility study for a high-grade underground mine in Brucejack's Valley of the Kings is underway and expected in the second quarter of 2013.
(SEDAR filings: Pretium Resources Inc.)
This News Release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, risks related to satisfying conditions of the Offering, our planned exploration and development activities, the adequacy of Pretivm's financial resources, the estimation of mineral resources, realization of mineral resource estimates, timing of development of Pretivm's Brucejack Project, costs and timing of future exploration, results of future exploration and drilling, production and processing estimates, capital and operating cost estimates, timelines and similar statements relating to the economic viability of the Brucejack Project, timing and receipt of approvals, consents and permits under applicable legislation, Pretivm's executive compensation approach and practice, and adequacy of financial resources. Wherever possible, words such as "plans", "expects", "projects", "assumes", "budget", "strategy", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "anticipates", "believes", "intends" and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative forms of any of these terms and similar expressions, have been used to identify forward-looking statements and information. Statements concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking information to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, those risks identified in Pretivm's prospectus supplement to the short form base shelf prospectus dated March 19, 2012 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and in the United States through EDGAR at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking information is based on the expectations and opinions of Pretivm's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise. We do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.