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Karora Resources reveals gold bull Eric Sprott to increase ownership in company by subscribing for 26 million shares

In total, Karora intends to issue 36.5 million common shares, made up of the 26 million to Sprott, with the balance going to an institutional investor

In lieu of issuing shares to Maverix Metals, Karora will used the proceeds to complete the transaction with an all-cash consideration of US$18 million

Karora Resources Inc (TSX:KRR), formerly known as RNC Minerals Corp (TSE:RNX), announced Tuesday that well-known Canadian resource investor and gold bull Eric Sprott has agreed to increase his ownership in the company by 26 million shares. 

In a strategic move, Karora said it has worked alongside Maverix Metals Inc (TSE:MMX) to effectively place the entire planned share issuance previously announced on June 30.

In lieu of issuing shares to Maverix, Karora said it will use the proceeds from a total of 36.5 million common shares to be issued to Sprott and one other institutional investor to complete the transaction with an all-cash consideration of US$18 million. 

READ: Karora Resources poised to develop Beta Hunt mine to full potential as it agrees reduction in Maverix royalty

The shares of Karora to be issued to Sprott and the institutional investor will be issued at the same $0.506 price per share that had been agreed with Maverix. Subject to completion of the transactions, no common shares of Karora will be issued to Maverix.

"I am very excited that Eric Sprott, a highly influential and well-known leader in the resource investment community and one of the world's premier gold and silver investors, has significantly increased his investment in Karora,” CEO Paul Andre Huet in a statement. 

“This investment is a strong endorsement of the confidence Mr Sprott has in both our execution over the past year and our plans to unlock the value of our Western Australian gold mining assets," he added.

The completion of the investment transaction is subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and other customary conditions. A cash finder's fee will be payable to certain third parties in connection with the private placement of Karora shares.

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