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Vancouver, Canada – Hannan Metals Limited (“Hannan” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: HAN) (OTCPK: HANNF) announces that further to the Company’s news releases of August 2, 2017, August 14, 2017 and August 21, 2017, the Company has closed the second and final tranche (the “ Second Tranche”) of its non-brokered private placement financing (the “Offering”).
- Under the Second Tranche, the Company has issued 2,254,000 units at an issue price of C$0.26 per unit for gross proceeds of C$586,040;
- The Company announced the closing of the first tranche (the “ First Tranche”) on August 21, 2017. In the aggregate, the First Tranche and Second Tranche comprise a total of 12,804,713 Units for gross proceeds of $3,329,225.
Under the final Second Tranche, the Company issued 2,254,000 units (the “ Units”) at an issue price of C$0.26 per Unit for gross proceeds of C$586,040. Each Unit comprises one common share (a “ Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional Share of the Company at an exercise price of Cdn$0.40 for a period of two years expiring August 24, 2019. The Company paid broker fees of $18,065 cash commission and issued 69,480 broker warrants to arm’s length finders. All securities issued under the Second Tranche are subject to a four-month and one day hold period under applicable securities laws in Canada expiring on December 25, 2017.
The Company announced the closing of the First Tranche on August 21, 2017. In the aggregate, the First Tranche and Second Tranche comprised of a total of 12,804,713 Units for gross proceeds of $3,329,225.
Participation by Insiders of the Company in the Offering is considered a "related party transaction" pursuant to Multilateral Instrument 61-101 -Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (" MI 61-101"). The Company is exempt from the requirements to obtain a formal valuation or minority shareholder approval in connection with the Insiders' participation in the Offering in reliance of sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101. Certain directors and officers of the Company participated in the Offering and purchased and aggregate of 771,000 Units for aggregate gross proceeds of $200,460 under the Second Tranche.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund exploration expenditures at the Company’s Kilbricken Project in Ireland, as well as for general working capital and corporate purposes.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. 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 the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.
About Hannan Metals Limited (TSX.V:HAN)
Hannan Metals Limited has 100% ownership of the County Clare Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu project in Ireland, which consists of 9 prospecting licences for 32,223 hectares. Zinc remains in tight supply amidst rising demand and stagnant supply. Ireland is a leading global jurisdiction for zinc mining and exploration. In 2015, Ireland was the world’s 10th largest zinc producing nation with 230,000 tonnes produced.
This maiden mineral resource for Kilbricken was published in July 2017, and immediately ranks Kilbricken as one of the top ten base metal deposits discovered in Ireland by tonnes and grade. Total indicated mineral resources were calculated as 2.7 million tonnes at 8.8% zinc equivalent (“ZnEq”), including 1.4 million tonnes at 10.8% Zneq and total inferred mineral resources of 1.7 million tonnes at 8.2% ZnEq, including 0.6 million tonnes at 10.4% ZnEq. Importantly, the initial resource is expandable at all scales, from near resource to prospect scale.
Over the last decade, the team behind Hannan has forged a long and successful record discovering mineral projects in Europe. Additionally, the team holds extensive zinc experience, gained from the world’s largest integrated zinc producer of the time, Pasminco Ltd.
Mr. Michael Hudson FAusIMM, Hannan’s CEO and Chairman, a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure contained in this news release.
On behalf of the Board,
Michael Hudson, CEO & Chairman
Forward Looking Statements
Certain information set forth in this news release contains “forward-looking statements”, and “forward- looking information” under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which include the Company’s expectations regarding future performance based on current results, expected cash costs based on the Company’s current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the proposed use of the net proceeds from the Offering, liabilities inherent in mine development and production, geological risks, the financial markets generally, and the ability of the Company to raise additional capital to fund future operations. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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