Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 24, 2020. Columbus Gold Corp. (CGT: TSX, CGTFF: OTCQX) (“Columbus”) Further to its news release of February 13, 2020 disclosing a proposed private placement (the “Private Placement”) with OCIM Finance (“OCIM”) for gross proceeds of CAD$2.5M, Columbus Gold announces that it has filed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its notice of meeting and information circular dated February 7, 2020 for the Company’s annual general and special meeting of its shareholders (the “Meeting”) to be held on March 17, 2020.
The Amendment provides for a resolution seeking shareholders’ approval to the Private Placement in accordance with the policies of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) on the basis that the Private Placement is with an insider and the securities issuable in the Private Placement are greater than 10% of the outstanding shares of the Company. OCIM is controlled by Laurent Mathiot, a director of the Company, and the Private Placement, including the warrants issuable, constitutes approximately 12.52% of the outstanding common shares of the Company.
The Amendment, together with an amended form of proxy, will be filed on SEDAR and mailed to shareholders and will be available at the Meeting or upon request.
Columbus is French Guiana’s leading gold exploration and development company with a portfolio of high-quality projects in a highly prospective and underexplored segment of the Guiana Shield. Its objective is to discover economic gold deposits that can be developed following the highest international standards for Responsible Mining. Columbus holds a major interest in the world-class Montagne d’Or mine development project. It is also advancing the Maripa gold exploration project, where past drilling had returned excellent near surface results, including 36 metres of 4.3 g/t gold.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
President & CEO
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