Vancouver, B.C., December 31, 2013 - Big North Graphite Corp. (NRT: TSX-V) ("Big North" or the "Company") announces a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") of up to $250,000 unsecured convertible notes (the "Notes"). The Notes will have a 12-month term and will be convertible into units of the Company (the "Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit.
Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company (the "Shares") and one transferable common share purchase warrant (the "Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable to acquire an additional Share at $0.05 for a period of one year from the date of closing of the Offering. The Notes will bear interest at 10% per annum, calculated and paid semi-annually.
Upon conversion of the entire principal amount of the Notes, any accrued and unpaid interest will be paid in Shares at a deemed price equal to the greater of (i) the last closing price of the Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX-V") (or other Canadian stock exchange on which the Shares are listed) on the date of the conversion, and (ii) $0.05 per Share. In the event that only part of the principal amount of the Notes is converted into Shares, any accrued and unpaid interest will remain payable on the date of maturity.
Company President Spiro Kletas commented, "This capital will allow Big North Graphite to increase our existing amorphous graphite business in Sonora, Mexico, complete our processing facility at La Colorada and towards the acquisition of the El Tejon project."
The Company may pay a finder's fee on the Offering within the amount permitted by the policies of the TSX-V. Closing of the Offering is subject to a number of conditions, including receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the TSX-V. All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation. The net proceeds from the Offering will be used by the Company for general working capital.
About Big North Graphite Corp.
Big North is a graphite development and exploration company focused on select projects in Mexico and Canada. The Company acquired three past producing amorphous graphite mines in Sonora, Mexico and is working towards accelerating the restart of the Nuevo San Pedro amorphous graphite mine. Big North is currently in the Test Mining phase at Nuevo San Pedro and has completed four consecutive months of sales of amorphous graphite.
Big North has started the assembly of a processing plant that will be used for crushing, screening, sizing and drying of amorphous graphite to the specifications of future customers. Further, the Company has commenced a strategy of buying unprocessed amorphous graphite from local miners who do not possess the ability to process or ship to end users. Recently, Big North signed an LOI to acquire the El Tejon Flake Graphite Mine and Mill in Oaxaca, Mexico. Big North also owns high priority, large flake graphite exploration projects in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
For further information please contact Spiro Kletas at (604) 629-8220.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
(signed) "Spiro Kletas"
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws, the Company will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by the Company.
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