TORONTO and NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Shares Issued and Outstanding: 115,144,550
NYSE MKT: MDM
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced non-brokered private placement ("Placement") of common shares for gross proceeds of C$45.5 million.
The Company has issued 9,105,028 common shares at a price of C$5.00 per share. The shares issued under the Placement are subject to a four month hold period. The Company's major shareholder Bottin (International) Investments Ltd. subscribed for two million shares under the Placement using proceeds from the disposition of an equivalent number of shares to a third party.
Proceeds of the private placement will be used to support the Company's share of capital expenditures at the Gahcho Kué project and for general corporate purposes. A finder's fee in the amount of $755,250 has been paid in relation to the private placement.
Mountain Province is also pleased to announce that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("Meeting") were elected as directors of the Company. Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at the Meeting in Vancouver on June 17, 2014 are set out below.
Votes Nominee Votes For % For Withheld % Withheld Jonathan Comerford 41,640,782 98.25 741,282 1.75 Patrick Evans 41,422,969 97.74 959,095 2.26 Bruce Dresner 41,644,349 98.26 737,715 1.74 Peeyush Varshney 44,416,127 97.72 965,937 2.28 Carl Verley 41,642,619 98.26 739,445 1.74 David Whittle 41,640,549 98.25 741,515 1.75
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué JV located at Kennady Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. The Gahcho Kué Project consists of a cluster of four diamondiferous kimberlites, three of which have a probable mineral reserve of 35.4 million tonnes grading 1.57 carats per tonne for total diamond content of 55.5 million carats.
Gahcho Kué is the world's largest and richest new diamond development project. A 2014 NI 43-101 feasibility study report filed by Mountain Province (available on SEDAR) indicates that the Gahcho Kué project has an IRR of 32.6%.
Overall project development is more than 25 percent complete and scheduled for first production in H2 2016.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company's business and/or financial condition. Actual results could differ materially from those described in this news release as a result of numerous factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.
SOURCE: Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.
For further information:
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.
Patrick Evans, President and CEO
161 Bay Street, Suite 2315
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1