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VANCOUVER, BC (FEBRUARY 19th, 2013) ... PUGET VENTURES INC. ("Puget") (TSXV: PVS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed and received receipt for a final short form prospectus containing the final details of its previously announced prospectus offering (the "Offering") of units of the Company (each, a "Unit").
This final short form prospectus (the "Final Prospectus") qualifies the distribution (the "Offering") of a minimum of 10,312,500 subscription receipts and a maximum of 26,668,250 subscription receipts (the "Subscription Receipts") at a price of $0.60 per Subscription Receipt, for minimum total gross proceeds of $6,187,500 and maximum total gross proceeds of $16,000,950. Each Subscription Receipt will entitle the holder thereof to receive, without payment of additional consideration or further action, and subject to adjustment, upon the satisfaction of the Release Conditions (as defined herein), one unit of the Company (a "Unit"). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company and one share purchase warrant. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.90 per share for a period of 36 months.
The syndicate for this offering is led jointly by Euro Pacific Canada Inc. and Jacob Securities Inc., and including D&D Securities Inc.
Ms. Erin Chutter, President and CEO, stated, "This is a major achievement for Puget and with endorsement by the financial community this will allow us to enable the company to achieve its vision of becoming Global Cobalt Corporation."
It is anticipated that a significant portion of the funds raised under the Offering will be used for exploration of mining interests the Company will obtain through its proposed acquisition of Pafra Enterprises Company Limited ("Pafra"), and in particular the Karakul Cobalt Project.
Pursuant to an agreement dated December 6, 2010, as amended (the "Pafra Purchase Agreement") among the Company, Imperial Mining Holdings Limited ("IMHL") and Pafra Enterprises Company Limited, the Company will acquire from IMHL all of the issued and outstanding securities in the capital of Pafra. Pafra is a private company, which beneficially owns certain mining interests located in the Republic of Altai, Russia, including the Karakul Property, and in Mongolia. (Further information regarding the Pafra Acquisition can be found in the final prospectus, the Company's annual information form for the year ended April 30, 2012, and in the Company's previous news releases.)
The Common Shares of the Company are listed and posted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PVS" and are currently halted. Closing of the Offering is conditional upon the Company applying for, and receiving, approval from the TSX Venture Exchange with respect to the Pafra Acquisition, and the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") for its listing of the Common Shares for trading following the completion of the Pafra Acquisition. The Shares have been conditionally approved for listing on the TSX under the symbol "GCO", subject to the Company fulfilling all of the requirements of the TSX before the closing of the Pafra Acquisition.
A copy of the final short form prospectus is available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com.
The Offering is subject to the completion of the Pafra Acquisition and other customary conditions and regulatory approval, including but not limited to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any Subscription Receipt and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
About Puget Ventures Inc. / Global Cobalt Corporation
Upon completion of the Pafra Acquisition, Puget Ventures Inc. will be renamed Global Cobalt Corporation and will be a Canada-based strategic metals company focused on the development of a new mining region in the Republic of Altai. Global Cobalt will build upon the success of the Karakul Cobalt Project and intends to explore other economically feasible projects held under right-of-first-refusal while aggressively expanding and exploring existing properties to supply the demand for cobalt and other strategic metals.
About Euro Pacific Canada
Euro Pacific Canada is an IIROC registered brokerage headquartered in Toronto, Ontario specializing in foreign markets, precious and strategic metals investing. The firm offers an integrated platform of investment banking, institutional sales and trading, research, and private client services following the advice laid out by Euro Pacific Capital's Chief Global Strategist, Peter Schiff, an internationally recognized economist and market strategist. Additional information is available at www.europac.ca.
About Jacob Securities Inc.
Jacob Securities Inc. is an independent full-service investment bank providing underwriting and financial advisory services to companies in the renewable power, infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. The firm, which is headquartered in Toronto, primarily services small and mid-cap issuers in North America and around the world. The firm has comprehensive coverage of the complete energy spectrum - from renewable energy and clean technology to conventional utilities to oil and gas to energy linked natural resources such as coal, uranium, lithium and rare earth. Additional information is available at www.jacobsecurities.com.
About D&D Securities Inc.
Based in downtown Toronto with approximately 30 skillful and dedicated employees, D & D Securities is a full service investment dealer specializing in investment banking, wealth management, retail brokerage, and institutional sales & trading. The key to D & D Securities success is its ability to represent creative and dedicated entrepreneurial talent through focus, dedication, and high level of seasoned experience and expertise to all its deals. It is through these traits that separates D & D Securities Inc. from other independent investment dealers. D & D Securities Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor protection Fund ("CIPF"), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada ("IIROC"), and is a Participating Organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Additional information is available at www.dndsecurities.ca.
For Further Information:
Mr. Mitchell Smith, Corporate Development
Suite 1510-1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T4
Tel: +1 (604) 688-4219
Fax: +1 (604) 688-4215
Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information: Certain information contained in this news release, including any information relating to Puget or Global Cobalt's future financial or operating performance may be deemed "forward looking". All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Puget expects to occur, are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "does not expect", "plans", "anticipates", "does not anticipate", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential", "scheduled", "forecast", "budget" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could", "should" or "might" occur. All such forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and are subject to important risk factors and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Puget's ability to control or predict. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Key assumptions upon which Puget's forward-looking statements are based include the following: Puget's ability to complete the Pafra Acquisition; its ability to successfully integrate, explore, develop and operate the Karakul Property; that cobalt prices will not fall significantly; that Global Cobalt will be able to secure new financing to continue its operations on an as-needed basis; that there are no significant changes to applicable laws in the geographic areas in which Global Cobalt will operate; that Global Cobalt will obtain regulatory approvals in a timely manner; the absence of material adverse effects; Global Cobalt's ability to achieve its growth strategy; and that Global Cobalt's operating costs will not increase significantly. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, and unusual or unexpected formations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results and future events could materially differ from those anticipated in such statements. All of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Puget expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.