Dakota Gold (NYSE American: DC) is a South Dakota-based responsible gold exploration and development company with a specific focus on revitalizing the Homestake District in Lead, South Dakota
Dakota Gold Corp. (NYSE American: DC) ("Dakota Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into a binding agreement with OMF Fund IV SPV C LLC, an entity managed by Orion Mine Finance ("Orion"), for an investment of $17 million in Dakota Gold and a commitment from Orion for future financing support.
Jonathan Awde, President, CEO and a Director of the Company commented: "I am very pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Orion. Robert Quartermain, Dakota Gold's Co-Chair, and I have worked with Orion previously, and we welcome the opportunity to continue our relationship with Orion, a respected investor and lender in the mining industry. We value Orion's support and look forward to working with our new partner as we revitalize the Homestake District."
Orion Equity Investment
Orion has agreed to purchase 6,666,667 shares of common stock of Dakota Gold (each a "Share") at a price of $2.55 per Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $17 million (the "Orion Equity Investment"). The Company anticipates Orion will own approximately 7.78% of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock following the closing of the Orion Equity Investment.
The Orion Equity Investment will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-266155), as supplemented by a prospectus supplement relating to the sale of the Shares (the "Prospectus Supplement"). The Orion Equity Investment is anticipated to close on or about October 20, 2023.
Orion has agreed to provide a non-binding proposal for up to $300 million of financing support to the Company for the purposes of financing the construction and development of the Company's assets, following the satisfaction of certain milestones, or for the acquisition of new assets by the Company (the "Financing Support"). In connection with the Financing Support, Orion shall be granted a right to match the terms of any future financing of the Company. Orion's matching right does not include any equity or convertible debt offering conducted by the Company on a non-brokered basis or conducted by banks or brokers with aggregate proceeds of up to $200 million (of which no more than $50 million may be in the form of unsecured convertible debt), including equity issuances from the Company's at-the-market offering program.
In addition, at the closing of the Orion Equity Investment, Orion and the Company will enter into a royalty agreement for a 1% net smelter returns royalty over certain of the Company's public land that is administered by the U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management (the "Royalty"). The Royalty excludes the Company's private land, where Dakota Gold is currently active with four drills at its Maitland and Richmond Hill projects, as well as certain claims forming part of the Company's Blind Gold project. Dakota Gold will receive total consideration of $1 million for the Royalty, with $75,000 paid at closing and the remaining $925,000 paid by Orion based upon the achievement of certain development milestones.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy any Shares, which is made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. There will be no sale of Shares in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation of an offer to buy or sale would be unlawful.
About Dakota Gold Corp.
Dakota Gold (NYSE American: DC) is a South Dakota-based responsible gold exploration and development company with a specific focus on revitalizing the Homestake District in Lead, South Dakota. Dakota Gold has high-caliber gold mineral properties covering over 46 thousand acres surrounding the historic Homestake Mine. More information about the Company can be found at www.dakotagoldcorp.com.
The Dakota Gold team is focused on new gold discoveries and opportunities that build on the legacy of the Homestake District and its 145 years of gold mining history.
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Source: Dakota Gold
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