Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 8, 2021) – EMX Royalty Corporation (NYSE American: EMX) (TSXV: EMX) (FSE: 6E9) (the “Company“, or “EMX“) is pleased to announce that it has completed the first tranche of its C$ 21.45 million private placement of 6.5 million units by the issuance of 6,337,347 units at C$ 3.30 each for gross proceeds of C$ 20,913,245. The units consisted of one common share of the Company and one-half of one transferable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the purchase until November 6, 2023 of one common share at C$ 4.00 in the first year and C$ 4.50 in the second year.
EMX paid a 6.0% cash commission and issued that number of non-transferable compensation warrants equal to 6.0% of the number of units sold to investors introduced by the following eligible finders: Sprott Global Resource Investments, Ltd. (C$ 257,505 and 78,032 compensation warrants), Sprott Capital Partners LP (C$ 38,313 and 11,610 compensation warrants), Canaccord Genuity Corp. (C$ 119,295 and 36,150 compensation warrants), Haywood Securities Inc. (C$ 41,877 and 12,690 compensation warrants) and Richardson Wealth Ltd. (C$ 1,980 and 600 compensation warrants). Each compensation warrant entitles the purchase until November 7, 2022 of one common share of the Company for C$ 3.50.
The shares issued and issuable upon the exercise of warrants in the first tranche are subject to a four month restricted resale (hold) period expiring on March 6, 2022.
All of EMX’s directors, as well as certain officers, purchased units in the first tranche. Each of their subscriptions constituted a ‘related party transaction’ under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. There was not sufficient time between such subscriptions and the closing of the first tranchefor the Company to file a material change report disclosing such related party transactions with the applicable Canadian Securities Administrators not less than 21 days before the closing. Each of such related party transactions was exempt from the disinterested shareholder approval and valuation requirements of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of each of their subscriptions was less than 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
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 “1933 Act”), or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the “United States” or to “U.S. Persons” (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration is available.
About EMX. EMX is a precious, base and battery metals royalty company. EMX’s investors are provided with discovery, development, and commodity price optionality, while limiting exposure to risks inherent to operating companies. The Company’s common shares are listed on the NYSE American Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX, as well as on the Frankfurt exchange under the symbol “6E9”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.
For further information contact:
David M. Cole
President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (303) 979-6666
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 973-8585
Investor Relations (Europe)
Phone: +49 178 4909039
Neither the TSX-V nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release may contain “forward-looking statements” that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about its future results. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding completion of the transaction, perceived merits of properties, exploration results and budgets, mineral reserves and resource estimates, work programs, capital expenditures, timelines, strategic plans, market prices for precious and base metal, or other statements that are not statements of fact. When used in this news release, words such as “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will”, “believe”, “potential”, “upside” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which, by their very nature, are not guarantees of the Company’s future operational or financial performance, and are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors may include, but are not limited to: unavailability of financing, failure to identify commercially viable mineral reserves, fluctuations in the market valuation for commodities, difficulties in obtaining required approvals for the development of a mineral project, increased regulatory compliance costs, expectations of project funding by joint venture partners and other factors. It is possible EMX may not complete the transaction, as a result of failure to fulfill conditions of closing, unavailability of financing or for other reasons EMX cannot anticipate at this time.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release or as of the date otherwise specifically indicated herein. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified in this news release, and other risk factors and forward-looking statements listed in the Company’s MD&A for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “MD&A”), and the most recently filed Revised Annual Information Form (the “AIF”) for the year ended December 31, 2020, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. More information about the Company, including the MD&A, the AIF and financial statements of the Company, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the SEC’s EDGAR website at www.sec.gov.