Vancouver, British Columbia – July 11, 2014 – Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY) (“Aston Bay” or the “Company”) announces that further to its news releases of June 18, 2014 and June 25, 2014, it has (by agreement between the parties) modified a condition precedent contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc (“Antofagasta”) which was described in the June 18, 2014 release, such that the minimum amount to be raised in the current private placement (the “Offering”) has been reduced from US$1,000,000 to US$700,000.
In addition, the MOU has been further amended such that the US$250,000 private placement with Antofagasta (the “Placement”), which was also described in the June 18, 2014 release, will be repriced such that each non-flow-through unit of the Placement will now be issued to Antofagasta at a per-unit price of CDN$0.35 and will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant (the “Arms’ Length NFT Warrant”) of the Company. Each Arms’ Length NFT Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one additional non-flow-through common share at an exercise price of CDN$0.55 per share for a period of 18 months from closing.
In addition, the Company has amended the terms of the flow-through units (the “FT Units”) comprising the Offering. Each FT Unit will now be issued at a per-unit price of CDN$0.25 and will consist of one “flow-through” common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole share purchase warrant (the “FT Warrant”) and each warrant comprising the NFT Units described in the June 25, 2014 news release (the “NFT Warrant”) will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one additional non-flow-through common share at an exercise price of CDN$0.40 per share for a period of 18 months from closing, subject to accelerated expiry.
The FT Warrants and NFT Warrants will be subject to the Company’s right to accelerate the expiry of the same to within 30 calendar days of notice thereof if the daily volume weighted average trading price of the common shares of the Company on the Exchange is equal to or exceeds CDN$0.80 over a period of 20 consecutive trading days between the date that is four months following the closing of the Offering and the date on which the FT Warrants and/or the NFT Warrants, as applicable, would otherwise expire. Such notice is to be given within five trading days of such 20-day period.
The Offering and the Placement are subject to approval of the Exchange.
In addition, the Company announces that after careful consideration, it has determined that it will not be proceeding with a strategic deal for purchase of drilling equipment as previously announced on April 24, 2014 and amended on June 11, 2014.
About Aston Bay Holdings
Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY) is a publicly traded mineral exploration company focused on the 345,033-acre Storm Property located on northwest Somerset Island, Nunavut (“Storm”). The property hosts the Storm Copper and Seal Zinc prospects. In June 2014, Aston Bay signed a binding MOU with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc to cooperatively advance the project. The MOU gives Antofagasta the opportunity to earn up to a 70% total interest in Storm, as well as a path to an eventual proposed joint venture, as described in Aston Bay’s press release of June 18, 2014. Aston Bay holds the right to earn or buy up to a 100% undivided interest in the Storm Property from Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: CMD).
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Benjamin Cox, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (360) 262-6969
For further information about Aston Bay Holdings Ltd or this news release, please visit our website at www.astonbayholdings.com.
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