VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2014) - Kazax Minerals Inc. ("Kazax" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KZX) Further to the Company's news release of July 7, 2014, the Company is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of convertible unsecured non-interest bearing debentures (the "Debentures") for aggregate proceeds of C$3,200,000 (the "Aggregate Proceeds"). The Private Placement is subject to final approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
The Debentures will mature on and become payable on July 14, 2017 (the "Maturity Date") and are direct, unsecured obligations of the Company, ranking equally with all other unsecured indebtedness of the Company. Upon receipt of (i) all necessary approvals from the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies; and (ii) approval by the requisite majority of shareholders of the Company on or before the Maturity Date for the Debentures, the principal amount of the Debentures will automatically be converted into units of the Company (the "Units"); provided, however, (iii) that the Debentures will only be converted into Units where such conversion would not result in a reduction in the existing percentage of common shares of the Company held by persons other than insiders or their associates and affiliates and not subject to resale restrictions.
The conversion of the Debentures into Units shall be at a conversion price of: (i) $0.05 per Unit if conversion occurs within the first year of issuance; and (ii) $0.10 per Unit if conversion occurs within the following two years.
Each Unit will be comprised of one common share (a "Share") of the Company and one-half of one share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant (a "Warrant") exercisable to purchase one additional common share of the Company (a "Warrant Share") until July 14, 2017 at an exercise price of $0.10. In the event that the closing price of the common shares of the Company on the Exchange is equal to or exceeds $1.00 for a period of 10 consecutive trading days (the "Acceleration Event"), the Warrants will expire on the date which is 90 calendar days after the Company provides notice that the Acceleration Event has occurred.
The Debentures, and any Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares issued upon conversion of the Debentures or exercise of the Warrants, will be subject to a hold period expiring November 15, 2014.
The proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for general working capital purposes.
Under the Private Placement, Mr. Moshtagh Moshtaghi, of 21 Manor House Drive, London England, acquired ownership of Debentures in the principal amount of $1,600,000 (representing 50% of the Debentures issued pursuant to the Private Placement). Mr. Moshtaghi currently owns or exercises control or direction over 28,000,000 common shares of the Company, representing 12.8% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company on an undiluted basis (189,074,280 common shares representing 33.2%, assuming conversion of the Debentures, exercise of the Warrants, conversion of the convertible debentures issued on September 26, 2013 ("2013 Debentures"), conversion of the convertible debentures issued on April 25, 2014 ("April 2014 Debentures") and exercise, by Mr. Moshtaghi and Mr. Al Sadek, of the warrants issuable upon conversion of the 2013 Debentures ("2013 Warrants") and of the warrants issuable upon conversion of the April 2014 Debentures ("April 2014 Warrants").
Under the Private Placement, Mr. Riad Al Sadek, of Villa No. E162, Emirates Hills, Dubai, UAE, acquired ownership of Debentures in the principal amount of $1,600,000 (representing 50% of the Debentures issued pursuant to the Private Placement). Mr. Al Sadek currently owns or exercises control or direction over 28,000,000 common shares of the Company, representing 12.8% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on an undiluted basis (189,074,280 common shares representing 33.2%, assuming conversion of the Debentures, exercise of the Warrants, conversion of the 2013 Debentures, conversion of the April 2014 Debentures and exercise, by Mr. Moshtaghi and Mr. Al Sadek, of the 2013 Warrants and of the April 2014 Warrants).
The Debentures were acquired by Mr. Moshtaghi and Mr. Al Sadek for investment purposes. Mr. Moshtaghi and Mr. Al Sadek may increase or decrease their respective beneficial ownership of the Company's securities depending on future economic or market conditions and personal circumstances.
A copy of the early warning report required to be filed with the applicable securities commissions in connection with this acquisition will be available for viewing at www.sedar.com. In addition, a copy of the early warning report can be obtained by contacting Erin Walmesley, Corporate Secretary of Kazax Minerals Inc., at 604-369-6330.
For further information on Kazax, readers are invited to review additional corporate and property information available on the Company's website (www.kazaxmineralsinc.com) and to Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Trevor Campbell Smith, President & CEO
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "objective", "ongoing", "may", "will", "project", "should", "schedule", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward looking statements and information concerning the Company's future operations and prospects. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward looking statements and information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. By its nature, such forward-looking information is subject to various risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or expectations expressed. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, reservoir performance, labour, equipment and material costs, access to capital markets, interest and currency exchange rates, and political and economic conditions. Additional information on these and other factors is available in continuous disclosure materials filed by the Company with Canadian securities regulators. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this news release or otherwise, and to not use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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Kazax Minerals Inc.
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