News Article: 24 May 2019
May 24, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario: Royal Road Minerals Limited (TSXV:RYR) (the “Company”), a gold and copper focused mineral exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced private placement (the “Offering”), pursuant to which the Company issued an aggregate of 40,000,000 ordinary shares (“Ordinary Shares”) in the capital of the Company at a price of C$0.20 per Ordinary Share for aggregate gross proceeds of C$8,000,000. As part of the Offering, the Company issued 26,133,158 Ordinary Shares to Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (“Agnico”). The Ordinary Shares purchased by Agnico, together with the 16,379,550 Ordinary Shares owned by Agnico prior to the completion of the Offering, represent approximately 19.9% of the issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares of the Company on completion of the Offering. In connection with this investment, the Company and Agnico entered into an investor rights agreement, pursuant to which Agnico, provided that it owns at least a 9.5% interest in the Company (calculated in accordance with the investor rights agreement), has the right to participate in equity financings by the Company in order to maintain its pro rata ownership in the Company at the time of any such financing or acquire up to a 19.9% ownership interest in the Company (after giving effect to the financing). Provided that it owns at least a 9.5% of the issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares, Agnico is also entitled to designate one nominee for election or appointment to the Company’s board of directors and, if the Company has nine or more directors, Agnico is entitled to designate an additional nominee to serve as a director. In connection with the Offering, the Company paid a total cash commission equal to 6.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds, and issued broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants”) equal to 6.0% of the Ordinary Shares sold, to Pollitt & Co. Inc., the Company’s agent in connection with the Offering. Each Broker Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one Ordinary Share at a price of $0.20 until May 23, 2021. The net proceeds received by the Company from the Offering are expected to be used to finance the Company’s previously announced acquisition of assets in Colombia and for working capital and general corporate purposes. All Ordinary Shares issued in the Offering are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period.