Aton Announces Bridge Loan
Vancouver, March 7, 2023: Aton Resources Inc. (AAN: TSX-V) (“Aton” or the “Corporation”) announces that it has entered into an additional bridge loan (the “Loan”) with OU Moonrider (“Moonrider”), a significant shareholder of the Corporation.
The Corporation has borrowed C$4.0 million from Moonrider, which Loan is repayable on the earlier of 12 months from closing, on the occurrence of various standard events of default, or on the closing of any debt or equity financing by the Corporation in an amount in excess of C$5.0 million. The Loan will bear interest at a rate of 12% per annum, payable when the Loan is due.
In connection with the Loan, Moonrider will be issued bonus warrants upon each drawdown on the Loan entitling it to acquire common shares of the Corporation. The number of bonus warrants issuable upon each drawdown shall be determined by dividing the drawdown amount by the share price of the Corporation’s common shares on the date of the drawdown. The bonus warrants will be exercisable for a period of 12 months from each drawdown.
Under the terms of the Corporation’s loan agreement with Moonrider, Moonrider will be issued to 20,000,000 bonus warrants with an exercise price of $0.20 per share and an expiration date of March 6, 2024. The issuance of the bonus warrants is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
The proceeds of the Loan will be used by the Corporation for working capital as well as funding ongoing exploration and upcoming drilling, and for ongoing mineral resource estimate and technical studies by external consultants in the lead up to the anticipated transition to the exploitation lease at the Abu Marawat Concession. With the Loan, the total indebtedness of the Corporation to Moonrider totals $11,737,553.
About Aton Resources Inc.
Aton Resources Inc. (AAN: TSX-V) is focused on its 100% owned Abu Marawat Concession (“Abu Marawat”), located in Egypt’s Arabian-Nubian Shield, approximately 200 km north of Centamin’s world-class Sukari gold mine. Aton has identified numerous gold and base metal exploration targets at Abu Marawat, including the Hamama deposit in the west, the Abu Marawat deposit in the northeast, and the advanced Rodruin exploration prospect in the south of the Concession. Two historic British gold mines are also located on the Concession at Sir Bakis and Semna. Aton has identified several distinct geological trends within Abu Marawat, which display potential for the development of a variety of styles of precious and base metal mineralisation. Abu Marawat is 447.7 km2 in size and is located in an area of excellent infrastructure; a four-lane highway, a 220kV power line, and a water pipeline are in close proximity, as are the international airports at Hurghada and Luxor.
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