- Prospectus lodged for a proposed capital raising of up to $1.5 million
- Prospectus will be open to both Catalyst shareholders and the general public
- Capital raising to be at the same price and for the same number of shares as recent placement made to St Barbara Limited (SBM)
- Additional funding will enable acceleration of Whitelaw Gold Belt exploration programmes in 2017-18
Through the prospectus, eligible Catalyst shareholders and other Australian and New Zealand investors will be offered the opportunity to participate in a capital raising up to the same level as the recent placement made to St Barbara Limited (ASX:SBM). There are no "entitlements" under the offer and eligible shareholders and investors may apply for any amount of shares under the offer, but applications must be for a minimum of $500 and applications may be scaled back at the discretion of the Directors.
Funds raised from the placement will be used for future exploration and evaluation activities on Catalyst's mineral tenement interests, including the Four Eagles and Tandarra Gold Projects, the possible investigation of additional resources investment opportunities and for general working capital requirements.
The offer will open on 19 May 2017 and will close on 31 August 2017 (unless extended or closed earlier). Issues of new shares under the prospectus offer will occur progressively during the offer period, currently contemplated to occur in $200,000 tranches based on when applications are received during the offer period, but subject to the ultimate discretion of the Board.
Full details of the capital raising and how to apply for shares are set out in the attached copy of the prospectus dated 5 May 2017 and lodged with ASIC. A copy of the prospectus will also be sent to all eligible shareholders on or around 19 May 2017.
Shareholder approval will not be sought for the capital raising and related parties of the Company will not be entitled to participate in the capital raising.
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About Catalyst Metals Ltd
Catalyst has established a dominant position in one of the best gold provinces in Australia and controls a strike length of almost 80 kilometres along the Whitelaw Gold Belt north of Bendigo in Victoria. The Whitelaw Fault is believed to be an important factor in the formation of the Bendigo goldfield which was the second largest gold producer in Australia with production of 22 million ounces of gold at a grade of 15 g/t Au. Catalyst controls two virgin gold discoveries at Four Eagles and Tandarra where high gold grades up to 100 g/t Au have been discovered at shallow depths of less than 50 metres. A transaction with Gold Exploration Victoria Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd) will see up to $4.2 million spent on Four Eagles in coming years as well as co-operation with Catalyst on other gold projects in a large designated area.
Catalyst has a tight capital structure, a strong Board and management and is well placed to increase shareholder value by developing and mining shallow gold deposits using the favourable infrastructure of the area. Six existing gold processing plants lie within 100 kilometres of the tenement areas.
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