Telson Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement and Provides Update on Filing 2019 Audited and Q1 2020 Financial Statements
Vancouver, British Columbia - TheNewswire - July 15, 2020
Telson Mining Corporation ("Telson" or the "Company" (TSX Venture Exchange-TSN, OTC Pink-SOHFF, Frankfurt-TSGN (formerly SQ82)) (TSXV:TSN) (OTC:SOHFF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") as announced July 02, 2020. The fully subscribed Private Placement has closed with the Company issuing 13,996,145 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,399,615. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one half of one whole transferable share purchase warrant. Each whole share purchase warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share of the Company at $0.15 within twenty-four (24) months from closing. All securities issued under the Private Placement are subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day after the closing date on November 10, 2020. Total issued and outstanding shares in the Company after completion of the Private Placement is 175,360,968.
Telson also announces that it will not be filing its audited financial statements, management discussion and analysis and related certifications in respect of its financial year ended December 31, 2019 today, as it had hoped to, as disclosed in previous news releases. COVID-19 related issues within Mexico have continued to hamper access to the Company's mine sites and have slowed the flow of information required to The Company has sought and received an extension to its management cease trade order, in respect of the December 31, 2019 annual financials and also in respect of its Q1 financials for the period ended March 31, 2020. At this time, Telson expects to file the required annual and Q1 financials and MD&A by July 30, 2020. The Company intends to follow the provisions of the alternative information guidelines set out in NP 12-203, including the issuance of biweekly default status reports in the form of news releases, for as long as the Company remains in default. The Company confirms, as of the date of this news release, that there has been no material change in the information contained in the default announcement, and there is no other material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed. In addition, Telson confirms that it has not received any financing from any related party at this time.
The Company continues to work diligently with its auditors to prepare the annual and Q1 filings and will continue to comply with the guidelines until such deficiencies are remedied.
Telson Mining Corporation is a Canadian based mining company with two 100% owned Mexican gold, silver, and base metal mining projects.
Telson's Tahuehueto mining project, located in north-western Durango State, Mexico where construction has been advanced to an estimated 60-70% of completion, is waiting for final funding to finish construction of the processing plant and related assets to produce gold, silver, lead and zinc in concentrates within its own on-site mineral processing facility, with a designed capacity of at least 1,000 tonnes per day. The Company is targeting completion of construction during 2021, six to eight months after securing final funding.
Campo Morado is a polymetallic base metal mine with mining and milling equipment capable of producing up to 2,500 tonnes per day. Four months after purchasing Campo Morado, Telson brought the mine back into operation initiating preproduction in October 2017 and declared commercial production in May 2018, operating the mine continuously for 22 months until August 2019 when the project was put on care and maintenance. Telson brought the mine out of care and maintenance and reinitiated mining and milling operations during late January 2020, temporarily suspended operations during April and May 2020 as mandated by the Mexican Government for COVID-19 precautions, and re-initiated mining operations June 4, 2020 after mining was declared an essential service within Mexico.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
(signed) "Ralph Shearing"
Ralph Shearing, President, CEO and Director
It should be noted that Telson declared commercial production at Campo Morado prior to completing a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. Accordingly, readers should be cautioned that Telson's production decision has been made without a comprehensive feasibility study of established reserves such that there is greater risk and uncertainty as to future economic results from the Campo Morado mine and a higher technical risk of failure than would be the case if a feasibility study was completed and relied upon to make a production decision. Telson has completed a preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") mining study on the Campo Morado mine that provides a conceptual life of mine plan and a preliminary economic analysis based on the previously identified mineral resources (see News Release dated November 8, 2017 and April 4,2018).
Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "Forward-Looking Information") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward Looking Information includes, but is not limited to, disclosure regarding the planned recommencement of mining operations at Campo Morado; and other possible events, conditions or financial performance that are based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action; the timing and costs of future activities on the Company's properties, such as production rates and increases; success of exploration, development and bulk sample processing activities, and timing for processing at its own mineral processing facility on the Tahuehueto project site. In certain cases, Forward-Looking Information can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as "plans", "expects", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or variations of such words and phrases. In preparing the Forward-Looking Information in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including, but not limited to, that the current exploration, development, environmental and other objectives concerning the Campo Morado Mine and the Tahuehueto Project can be achieved; that recommencement of operations at Campo Morado will proceed as planned; the continuity of the price of gold and other metals, economic and political conditions and operations. Forward-Looking Information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the Forward-Looking Information. There can be no assurance that Forward-Looking Information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on Forward-Looking Information. Except as required by law, the Company does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to Forward-Looking Information contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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