GeoMegA Closes the First Tranche of Brokered Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of Up to $3,500,000
For immediate distribution
MONTREAL, March 30, 2012 – Geomega Resources Inc. (TSX.V: GMA) (“GéoMégA” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche (the « First Tranche« ) of its brokered private placement with Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc. (the « Agents« ) consisting of 3,469,384 units (the « Units« ) at a subscription price of $0.55 per Unit and 1,481,333 flow-through shares (the « Flow-Through Shares« ) at a subscription price of $0.75 per Flow-Through Share for aggregate proceeds of $3,019,160.95. The First Tranche is part of a larger offering (the « Offering« ) of up to $3,500,000.
Each Unit consists of one common share (a « Common Share« ) and one-half of a share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a « Warrant« ). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $1.00 per share (a « Warrant Share« ) for a period of 18 months from March 30, 2012 (the « Closing Date« ).
The Common Shares and the Warrants acquired by the subscribers are subject to a hold period of four months plus one day and may not be traded until July 31, 2012 except as permitted by applicable securities legislation and the rules of TSX Venture Exchange.
The Corporation expects to close a second tranche under the Offering no later than April 9, 2012.
The Corporation has paid the Agents a cash commission on the sale of the Units and Flow-Through Shares of $177,398.21 and has issued 194,901 non-transferable agents’ options at a price of $0.55 exercisable for a period of eighteen (18) months from the Closing Date to acquire such number of common shares.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund the development of Montviel through the Preliminary Economic Assessment, exploration on the Corporation’s graphite properties and for working capital purposes.
This press release is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.
About GéoMégA (ressourcesgeomega.ca)
GéoMégA, which owns 100% of the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium project, is a Québec mineral exploration company focused on finding economically viable deposits of Minor Metals in Québec. GéoMégA is committed to meeting Canadian mining industry standards and distinguishing itself with its expertise, know-how and its support and respect for local communities and the environment.
29,274,113 common shares of GéoMégA are currently issued and outstanding.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
/s/ « Simon Britt »
Chief Executive Officer
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Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding our intentions and plans. The forward-looking statements that are contained in this news release are based on various assumptions and estimates by the Company and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from results forecast or suggested in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We caution you that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as discussed in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities agencies. Various factors may prevent or delay our plans, including but not limited to, contractor availability and performance, weather, access, mineral prices, success and failure of the exploration and development carried out at various stages of the program, and general business, economic, competitive, political and social conditions. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward- looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws.