|By Marketwire .||
|October 18, 2012 06:29 PM EDT||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/12 -- Hunter Bay Minerals plc ("Hunter Bay") (TSX VENTURE:HBY)(OTCQX:HTBNF) announces that it has issued 1,250,000 units at a price of $0.20 per unit for gross proceeds of $250,000 under its previously announced private placement financing. Each unit consists of one ordinary share ("Share") and one share purchase warrant ("Warrant"), with each Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional Share at a price of $0.20 per Share for a period of 6 months following the date of issue of the Warrants.
Hunter Bay did not pay any finders' fees in connection with this private placement financing.
The securities issued under the private placement will be subject to a hold period expiring on January 31, 2013 pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws and the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Proceeds will be used to fund Hunter Bay's exploration program on its Sela Creek Project as well as for general working capital and corporate purposes.
Hunter Bay will seek to complete the balance of the previously announced financing, being $1,750,000, in the remaining months of 2012.
The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of Hunter Bay's securities in the United States.
About Hunter Bay
Hunter Bay is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties located in South America and Canada. Hunter Bay's lead project is the Sela Creek Project, located in Suriname, which Hunter Bay has an option to acquire up to an eight percent (80%) interest. Hunter Bay also owns a one-hundred percent (100%) interest in the Great Bear Lake Properties located in the eastern side of Great Bear Lake NWT.
Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Hunter Bay cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond Hunter Bay's control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to Hunter Bay's ability to complete any additional sales of securities under the offering and to obtain TSX Venture Exchange approval of such additional sales. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Hunter Bay undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.
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.
Hunter Bay Minerals Plc
CEO and President