Vancouver, BC – April 19, 2023 – Etruscus Resources Corp. (CSE: ETR) (OTC: ETRUF) (FSE:ERR) (the “Company” or “Etruscus”) is pleased to announce it has commenced preparation for its upcoming 2023 drill program at the Company’s Lewis Property (or “Property”). The Property is road accessible and is located 5 km south of the Trans Canada Highway in the Gander Gold Belt, approximately 10 km west of New Found Gold’s Keats Zone discovery in Newfoundland. The Company is finalizing discussions with all key service providers and expects to mobilize crews to the Property in the coming weeks, with the commencement of drilling in early May.
Carl Ryan, Geologist and Project Lead, commented, “Following the detailed work of the last few exploration seasons, we’ve been able to design a comprehensive yet budget friendly drill program that will test the high priority target areas identified at the Lewis Gold Project. These targets offer great potential for discovery, and we are excited to share results from the drill program as soon as assays are received.”
The Company also announces that, subject to Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) final approval, it has closed the first tranche (the “First Tranche”) of its previously announced $1 million non-brokered private placement (the “Financing”) (see News Release dated March 29, 2023), raising $542,145. The First Tranche consists of 2,564,300 non-flow-through units at $0.15 per unit for gross proceeds of $384,645 and 875,000 flow-through units at $0.18 per unit for gross proceeds of $157,500. The proceeds from the flow-through units will be used for exploration, primarily at the Lewis Project in Newfoundland. Proceeds from the non-flow-through units will be used for working capital and exploration. The Company expects to close a second tranche of the Financing in the coming weeks.
In connection with the First Tranche, insiders of the Company participated in the placement for a total of $15,000.
Each non-flow-through unit consists of one common share and one-half (1/2) of a non-transferable share purchase warrant with each whole warrant exercisable into one additional common share at a price of $0.22 per share for a 2-year period.
Each flow-through unit consists of one flow-through common share and one-half (1/2) of one non-flow-through, non-transferable share purchase warrant with each whole warrant exercisable into one additional common share at a price of $0.27 per share for a 2-year period.
All shares issued under this tranche are subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance. Finders’ fees paid to qualified arm’s length finders were $2,310, and 14,000 finders warrants were issued, each exercisable into a common share at $0.165 per share for a two year period.
The flow-through shares will qualify as “flow-through shares” for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Act”). The proceeds of the flow-through private placement will be used to incur “Canadian exploration expense” (within the meaning of the Act). The Company will renounce these expenses to the purchasers with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2023, and as required under the Act.
Etruscus Resources Corp. is a Vancouver-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of precious metal mineral properties. The Company’s assets include the Lewis Property in central Newfoundland, which is under option to acquire a 100% interest, and the 100%-owned Rock & Roll and Sugar properties comprising 27,880 hectares near the past producing Snip mine in Northwest B.C.’s prolific Golden Triangle. Etruscus has exploration properties in two of Canada’s most active gold camps.
Etruscus is traded under the symbol “ETR” on the Canadian Securities Exchange, “ETRUF” on the OTC and “ERR” on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Etruscus has 41,450,922 common shares issued and outstanding after giving effect to the closing of the First Tranche.
Fiore Aliperti, President & CEO
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