Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 29, 2014 / NioGold Mining Corp. ("NioGold" or the "Company") (TSXV: NOX) (OTCQX: NOXGF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced $4.9 million financing with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd ("Osisko") (TSX: OR) pursuant to which Osisko has acquired, by way of private placement, 14 million flow-through common shares of NioGold at a price of $0.35 per share. In addition, Osisko has acquired, for an aggregate purchase price $150,000, NioGold's rights to repurchase a portion of the royalties on certain of NioGold's claims.
NioGold also announces that Sean Roosen and John Burzynski have joined the Board of Directors of NioGold.
Sean Roosen, Director Eng. T.
Mr. Roosen is Chairman and CEO of Osisko and the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining Corporation before its acquisition by Agnico Eagle Mines and Yamana Gold. Mr. Roosen is a Supervisory Board member of EurAsia Resource Holdings AG - a European based venture capital fund - and a director of EurAsia Resource Value SE. Mr. Roosen also sits on the Board of Directors of the following publicly listed companies: Astur Gold Corporation, Condor Petroleum Inc. and Dalradian Resources Inc. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and has had various progressive positions in the mining industry both domestically and international.
John Burzynski, Director P.Geo
Mr. Burzynski is the Senior Vice-President, New Business Development and Director of Osisko. Mr. Burzynski is a registered P.Geo. in the province of Quebec and has over 25 years' experience as a professional geologist on international mining and development projects. He was one of the three founding members of Osisko Mining Corporation, and was also a founding member of EurAsia Holding AG and EurAsia RH, a private European resource investment group. Mr. Burzynski is also the Chairman and a Director of Oban Mining Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of Condor Petroleum Inc.
Michele Marrandino has resigned from the Board of NioGold Mining to make room for the two new appointees. Mr. Marrandino has been a valuable member of the Board of Directors for seven years. The Board of Directors of NioGold would like to thank Mr. Marrandino for his significant input and service to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavours.
Osisko now owns 23,598,500 common shares of NioGold, representing approximately 19.5% of NioGold's issued and outstanding common shares. Osisko has indicated that it has acquired these 14 million flow-through common shares of NioGold for investment purposes and, other than these shares, Osisko has no current intention to increase the beneficial ownership of, or control or direction over, additional securities of NioGold.
NioGold Mining Corporation - << On Canada's Golden Highway >>
NioGold Mining Corporation is a mineral exploration company focused on gold. The Company's flagship projects are located in the Cadillac - Malartic - Val-d'Or region of the prolific Abitibi gold mining district, Quebec. The Cadillac, Malartic and Val-d'Or mining camps have produced over 45 million ounces of gold since the 1930's and presently encompasses six producing gold mines including Osisko Mining's new Canadian Malartic operations. NioGold's land holdings within the Abitibi presently cover 130km2 and encompass four former gold producers, namely the Norlartic, Kierens (First Canadian), Marban and Malartic Hygrade mines that collectively produced 640,000 ounces of gold.
NioGold's experienced and qualified technical team are overseeing the advancement of these projects, targeting expansion of the resource base.
NioGold invites you to visit the company website at www.niogold.com.
For information on NioGold Mining Corporation contact:
Michael A. Iverson Dale Paruk
President & CEO Vice-President Corporate Development
Tel: (604) 856-9887 Tel: (604) 510-4505
Toll-free: (877) 642-6200
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SOURCE: NioGold Mining Corp.