Orezone Announces Voting Results from the Annual and Special Meeting and Provides Update on Timing for Approval of the Convertible Note Facility
June 30, 2021 – Vancouver, BC - Orezone Gold Corporation (TSX.V: ORE, OTCQX: ORZCF) (the “Company”) announces that it will host an investor webinar on July 12, 2021, the results of its annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 30, 2021 (the “Shareholder Meeting”) and provides an update on timing for approval of the Convertible Note Facility.
Monday, July 12th at 10:00 am (PDT) / 1:00 pm (EDT)
Orezone will host an investor webinar on Monday, July 12th at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT to provide an update on the development of Bomboré, Burkina Faso’s next gold mine.
To register for the webinar, please click here.
At the Shareholder Meeting, all director nominees, as listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated May 27, 2021, were re-elected as directors of the Company. As a result, the directors of the Company remain as follows:
- Patrick Downey, President and CEO
- Michael Halvorson, Chair
- Ronald Batt
- Joseph Conway
- Charles Oliver
- Stephen Axcell
- Kate Harcourt
- Marco LoCascio
At the Shareholder Meeting, shareholders of the Company also approved:
- The re-appointment of Deloitte LLP as auditor and authorized the Board to fix the auditor’s remuneration for the ensuing year.
- The Company’s 10% rolling stock option plan.
Convertible Note Facility
The Company is working to finalize documentation on the Senior Debt Facility, the Convertible Note Facility, the Silver Stream Agreement and the related intercreditor agreement.
The 8.5% Convertible Note Facility included in the Bomboré Project debt package will be convertible at the option of the lenders at any time at a conversion price of US$1.08, representing a 30% premium to the offering price of the bought deal equity offering that closed on January 28, 2021.
The Company expects to call a special shareholder meeting on or about August 31, 2021 to approve the issuance of the Convertible Note Facility to Resource Capital Fund VII L.P. (“RCF VII”).
RCF VII and Beedie Investments Ltd. have agreed to subscribe for US$25 million and US$10 million, respectively.
About Orezone Gold Corporation
Orezone Gold Corporation (TSX.V: ORE OTCQX: ORZCF) is a Canadian development company which owns a 90% interest in Bomboré, one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Burkina Faso.
The 2019 feasibility study highlights Bomboré as an attractive shovel-ready gold project with forecasted annual gold production of 118,000 ounces over a 13+ year mine life at an All-In Sustaining Cost of US$730/ounce with an after-tax payback period of 2.5 years at an assumed gold price of US$1,300/ounce. Bomboré is underpinned by a mineral resource base in excess of 5 million gold ounces and possesses significant expansion potential. Orezone is fully funded to bring Bomboré into production with the first gold pour scheduled for Q3-2022.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Manager, Investor Relations
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This press release contains certain information that may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian Securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable U.S. securities laws (together, “forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "potential", "possible" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "will", "could", or "should" occur. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the calling of a special shareholder meeting on or about August 31, 2021, the Bomboré project being fully funded to production and projected first gold by Q3-2022.
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