NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESVancouver, British Columbia - January 18, 2010, Gleichen Resources Ltd. (TSXV-GRL) (“Gleichen” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it obtained a receipt on January 15, 2010 in connection with the filing of a final prospectus in the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. The prospectus qualifies for distribution 241,500,000 common shares and 60,375,000 common share purchase warrants of the Company issuable upon the automatic exercise of 241,500,000 previously issued special warrants of the Company. The automatic exercise of the special warrants is expected to occur at 4:59 p.m. (Toronto time) on January 20, 2010, being the third business day after the issuance of the receipt for the final prospectus.
As previously announced, the special warrants were issued by way of private placement on November 12, 2009 at a price of CDN$1.00 per special warrant, resulting in gross proceeds of CDN$241,500,000. Each special warrant will be automatically exercised, without payment of additional consideration, for one unit of the Company consisting of one common share and one-quarter (1/4) of one common share purchase warrant of the Company. Each common share purchase warrant will entitle its holder to purchase one additional common share at a price of CDN$1.30 per share until November 12, 2011. Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. acted as bookrunner and lead agent and BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities L.P. acted as co-lead agents in a syndicate of agents including Dundee Securities Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc. and Jones Gable & Company Limited in connection with the private placement.
A notice is being sent to all registered holders of special warrants, together with a copy of the final prospectus, advising of the automatic exercise of the special warrants.
Gleichen is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. The Company’s shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “GRL”.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GLEICHEN RESOURCES LTD.
President and CEO
For further information please contact:
Mr. Fred Stanford
President and CEO
Gleichen Resources Ltd.
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