Champion Bear Announces Shares for Debt Filing
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Champion Bear Resources Ltd. (TSXV: CBA-V) (“Champion Bear” or the “Company“) announces that it has filed a shares for debt application (the “Application“) with the TSX Venture Exchange to satisfy an aggregate of $528,445.97 of Champion Bear’s outstanding debts. Champion Bear has reached agreements with certain of its creditors who have either provided loans or services to the Company to extinguish, or partially extinguish, certain of the Corporation’s outstanding debts owing to them in exchange for the issuance of common shares (“Shares“) of the Corporation. The creditors include certain related parties of the Company, including Richard Kantor, the Company’s President and Jason Hastie, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Frederick Plomp and Jessica Borysenko each of whom are directors (collectively, the “Related Parties“). Every other creditor, with the exception of the Related Parties, is an arm’s length party who is either a creditor or provided consulting services to the Company.
An aggregate of 3,522,972 Shares at a deemed price of $0.15 per Share are proposed to be issued to the creditors pursuant to this Application which includes an aggregate of 2,206,232 Shares to be issued to the Related Parties. An aggregate of 1,000,000 Shares are proposed to be issued to the Company’s Chairman and President representing $150,000 in partial extinguishment of the aggregate amount of $1,266,069.66 owing to him personally and to a holding company he controls and directs for services rendered in his capacity as the President. An aggregate of 200,000 Shares are proposed to be issued to the Company’s Chief Financial Officer representing $30,000 in extinguishment of the debt owing to him personally and to a holding company he controls and directs for services rendered in his capacity as Chief Financial Officer. An aggregate of 116,740 Shares are proposed to be issued to two directors representing an aggregate of $17,511.07 in extinguishment of the debt owing to them and/or holding companies they control for consulting services rendered. The Application is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV“). The Shares issued pursuant to the shares for debt agreements will be subject to a four month plus one day hold period in accordance with applicable securities laws.The shares for debt transactions involving the Related Parties will constitute a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Securityholders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“). The Company intends to rely on the exemptions from the valuation and the minority approval requirements of MI 61-101 provided for in subsections 5.5(a) and 5.7(a) of MI 61-101, respectively, as the fair market value of the subject of, and the consideration paid in the shares for debt transactions, in relation to the interested parties, will not represent more than 25% of the Company’s market capitalization, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101. The participation by the Related Parties in the shares for debt transactions has been approved by directors of the Company who are independent in connection with such transactions. A material change report will be filed less than 21 days before the closing date of the transactions contemplated by this news release. The Company believes this shorter period is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances as the Company wishes to improve its financial position by reducing its accrued liabilities as soon as possible.About Champion BearChampion Bear is a mineral exploration company focused exclusively on the historically prospective regions of Ontario. The Company’s primary targets are platinum group metals, precious metals, and polymetallic base metals deposits. Champion Bear’s aim is to create shareholder value through selective property acquisition followed by focused exploration emphasizing drilling. The Company has assembled a large land position in the Dryden and Sudbury areas, totaling over 16,000 hectares. Additional information about Champion Bear can be found on the Company’s website at www.championbear.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. For further information, please contact: Richard D. Kantor, Chairman and President of Champion Bear at phone: (403) 229-9522. NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION:This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” under applicable Canadian securities legislation including statements relating to completion of the shares for debt transactions and approval of same by the TSXV and the benefits to be derived from the shares for debt transactions. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements that address future plans, activities, events, or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur are forward-looking information, including statements regarding the potential development of resources and drilling plans which may or may not occur. Forward-looking statements and information contained herein are based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the ability to complete the shares for debt transactions, the market price of the Company’s securities, metal prices, exchange rates, taxation, the estimation, timing and amount of future exploration and development, capital and operating costs, the availability of financing, the receipt of regulatory approvals including approval of the Application, environmental risks, title disputes, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labour disputes, claims and limitations on insurance coverage and other risks of the mining industry, changes in national and local government regulation of mining operations, and regulations and other matters. There can be no assurance that such statements 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 statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Champion Bear in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities to be offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. Person absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act or laws.