The placements are at market prices, $4 million to be issued at an effective price of 9 cents per share post consolidation and $2 million at the 20 days VWAP (volume weighted average price) at the time of issue.
The funds raised will be used to complete the feasibility study on its Theta Hill open‐cut gold project in South Africa and for general working capital.
Stonewall’s existing major shareholder, Fineway Creation Limited, will subscribe for $1.5 million and a new investor, Hong Kong based Chinese business magnate Mingliang Zhu, will subscribe for $4.5 million.
Zhu is a self‐made billionaire with global interests in China, Hong Kong, North America and Asia Pacific.
His entities have significant interest in two of the twelve non‐state owned commercial banks in China, and with operations in property development, construction, renewable energy and in the last five years, in base metal and gold/silver mines.
Stonewall chairman Bill Guy said: “The company is pleased with the strong support from the major shareholder and new investor following the recent site visit in South Africa with their technical teams.
“The $6 million placements are set at market prices; two‐thirds at the closing price of 9 cents per share prior to the trading halt on 7 November 2018 and one‐third at a 20‐Days‐VWAP at end of January 2019 with no discounts applied.
“All shares issued under the placements will be voluntarily escrowed until November/December 2019.
“The funds will allow the company to complete the Theta Hill open‐cut feasibility study and strengthen the company’s financial position.
“The 2018 year has been a significant year with two resource upgrades, a positive scoping study, debt reduction, and board changes.
“The company is planning ahead with strong news flow through 2019 as the feasibility study and reserve drilling progress.