said April 11 thatit signed an agreement with Beacon Securities Ltd., on behalf of a syndicate ofunderwriters, for a bought-deal offering of flow through and non-flow through shares to raise aboutC$13.0 million.
The amount ofthe offering was increased from C$8.0 million due to increased demand.
Under the deal,the underwriters agreed to purchase — on a bought-deal basis — 4,115,391 flow-throughAuryn shares at C$1.89 each and 3,726,708 common Auryn shares at C$1.40 apiece.
The underwriterswill also have an overallotment option to purchase up to an additional 617,309 flow-throughshares and/or 559,006 common shares at the same offering price. The option may beexercised in part or in full, in any combination of the shares, for a period ofup to 30 days after the closing of the offering. The full exercise of the overallotmentoption will raise a further C$1.9 million, pushing the total proceeds to about C$14.9million.
Auryn plansto use the funds from the flow-through shares to incur Canadian exploration expendituresthat are "flow-through mining expenditures," in accordance with Canada'stax laws, to be renounced no later than Dec. 31. Meanwhile, proceeds from the saleof the common shares are earmarked for general working capital.
The offering is expected to close on or about May3 and is subject to certain conditions, including approvals and the completion offormal documentation.