MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / July 22, 2022 / VIOR INC. (“Vior” or the “Corporation”), (TSXV:VIO) (OTC PINK:VIORF) (FRANKFURT:VL51) is pleased to announce the closing of a first tranche of a private placement of units of the Corporation (the “Offering“) for gross proceeds of $624,990. The Offering is comprised of the issuance of 4,807,614 units (the “Units“) at a price of $0.13 per unit, with each Unit being comprised of one common share in the capital of Vior (a “Common Share“) and one-half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $0.21 per Common Share for a period of 30 months from the closing date. The Warrants shall be subject to an accelerated expiry date clause whereby, at any time following the expiry of the four-months and one day hold period, should the trading price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V“) be equal to or exceed $0.35 for 10 consecutive trading days, as evidenced by the price at the close of the market, then Vior shall be entitled to notify the holder of its intention to force the exercise of the Warrants within a period of 30 days following the receipt of such notice by the Warrant holder.
As a part of the Offering, Osisko Mining Inc. (“Osisko“) exercised its equity participation right pursuant to an Investor Rights Agreement entered into by Vior and Osisko on March 17, 2021,and subscribed for 1,923,000 Units for gross proceeds of $249,990. Immediately following this closing, Osisko will own approximately 7.80% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of Vior and 11.26% on a partially diluted basis, presuming the exercise of all Warrants held by Osisko.
Also, the Corporation issued 2,884,614 units for gross proceeds of $375,000 to two Québec-based institutional funds, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and SIDEX Limited Partnership.
Mark Fedosiewich, President and CEO stated: “We are extremely pleased to have Osisko and these two Quebec based Institutional funds participate in this Offering and increase their ownership position in our Corporation, and we thank them for their ongoing support”.
Vior intends to use the net proceeds from this Offering to fund exploration work in Quebec, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The Units and the Warrants issued in connection with Offering are subject to a four-month and one (1) day hold period expiring on November 23, 2022 pursuant to National Instrument 45-102 – Resale Restrictions and Regulation 45-102 – Resale of Securities and the certificates or DRS advices representing such securities will bear a legand to that effect.
The Offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and other approvals, including the acceptance by the TSX-V. Vior also announces that it intends on closing a second tranche of the Offering in the near future.
About Fonds de solidarité FTQ
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests to build a better society by channelling the savings of its 748,371 shareholders into development and risk capital investments to help Québec transition to a green economy, to a human-centred world of work, and to a healthier society. The Fonds offers businesses unsecured financing and strategic support. With $17.4 billion in net assets as at May 31, 2022, the Fonds has supported 3,620 partner companies and 296,927 jobs. For more information fondsftq.com.
About SIDEX Limited Partnership.
SIDEX is an initiative of the Québec government and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ whose mission is to invest in companies engaged in mineral exploration in Québec in order to diversify the province’s mineral base, promote innovation and new entrepreneurs.
About Vior Inc.
Vior is a hybrid junior mining exploration company based in Quebec, whose corporate strategy is to generate, explore and develop high-quality projects in proven and favourable mining jurisdictions in North America. Through the years, Vior’s management and technical teams have demonstrated their ability to discover several gold deposits and many high-quality mineral prospects
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This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the Corporation believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including, without limitation, the planned exploration program on the Belleterre project, the expected positive exploration results, the timing of the exploration results, the ability of the Corporation to continue with the exploration program, the availability of the required funds to continue with the exploration and the approval from the Ministère de l’énergie et des ressources naturelle (“MERN”) of the request for abandonment of the two mining concessions filed by 9293-0122 Québec Inc. are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “to earn”, “to have’, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Corporation’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Corporation to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, failure to meet expected, estimated or planned exploration expenditures, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Corporation’s expectations, general business and economic conditions, changes in world gold markets, sufficient labour and equipment being available, changes in laws and permitting requirements, unanticipated weather changes, title disputes and claims, environmental risks, the refusal by the MERN to approve the request for abandonment of the two mining concessions held by 9293-0122 Québec Inc. as well as those risks identified in the Corporation’s annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described and accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Corporation does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by applicable law.