The placement of 168 million shares at an issue price of 1.25 cents per share was strongly supported by professional and sophisticated investors.
The company is also undertaking a share purchase plan (SPP) to raise up to $500,000 through the issue of an additional 40 million shares at the same price as the placement.
Strong support received
Rimfire managing director Craig Riley said: “We are thankful for the strong support the placement received from professional and sophisticated investors.”
“The SPP provides our shareholders the opportunity to obtain additional equity under the same terms as the placement.
“The proceeds from the capital raising will ensure Rimfire is able to continue execution of our strategy to discover a large-scale copper/gold or gold ore body within our exploration licences located in the exciting and very prospective Lachlan Fold Belt in central NSW.”
The Lachlan Fold Belt in central NSW.
Strengthened balance sheet
Net proceeds from the placement and SPP will strengthen the company’s balance sheet and provide funding for ongoing exploration work outside the Golden Plains Resources Pty Ltd (GPR) earn-in area including:
The Valley – reverse circulation and diamond drilling of five induced polarisation (IP) geophysical features in an area where surface rock chip samples have elevated copper and gold geochemistry. This prospect is 5 kilometres to the west of the Mordialloc prospect where Kincora Copper/Rare-X are obtaining some interesting porphyry copper results;
- Greater Cowal Area - Aircore drill testing of the bedrock beneath transported cover;
- General exploration activities, government compliance and project evaluation; and
- Ongoing working capital for the company
Rimfire Pacific is seeking a significant size porphyry or skarn style copper-gold discovery containing more than 1 million ounces of gold and/or 1 million tonnes of copper, similar to other projects within the belt.
The new placement shares will be issued on or about September 29, 2020, subject to receipt of funds on September 25, 2020.
The issue price of 1.25 cents per share represents a discount of 18.83% to the company’s five-day volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of 1.54 cents as at September 18, 2020.
The allotment of the 168 million new shares will be issued under Rimfire’s placement capacity under Listing Rule 7.1 (around 17 million shares) and 7.1A (around 151 million shares).
Rimfire is not utilising the temporary ASX facility of additional 10% capacity under Listing Rule 7.1.
Under the SPP, shareholders who held shares in the company at 7.00pm (AEST), September 24, 2020, and who had a registered address in Australia or New Zealand will be entitled to buy up to $30,000 of SPP shares without brokerage.
Earn-in payment from GPR
Rimfire has also received $580,000, inclusive of GST, as part of the earn-in and JV agreement with GPR.
The funds are in relation to the outstanding balance of the administration fee, and the initial first-quarter work program budget cash call under the agreements over the Fifield project that includes Sorpresa gold resource.