CALGARY, Sept. 28 /CNW/ -- Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Copper Fox Metals Inc. ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") (TSX-V: CUU) is pleased to announce that subject to the approval of the TSX-Venture Exchange, the Company intends to complete a non-brokered private placement to raise up to $2,000,000 CDN in funds (the "Offering"). The Offering is expected to consist of 23,188,406 Units at a purchase price of $0.08625 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of $2,000,000. Each Unit consists of one common share of Copper Fox and one-half common share purchase warrant of Copper Fox. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one common share of Copper Fox at an exercise price of CDN $0.115 prior to 5:00pm on the one year anniversary of the closing date of the Offering.
Mr. Ernesto Echavarria, a director, an insider and a control person of Copper Fox, as defined by the regulations of the TSX-Venture Exchange has committed to participating in 55% (or $1,100,000) of the Offering.
"This financing commitment and the anticipated early exercise of warrants, combined with the recent announcements from the federal and provincial governments to build the power line to unlock the great potential of British Columbia's northwest supports management's commitment to complete the Feasibility Study of the Schaft Creek deposit as fast as prudently possible," says Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Copper Fox. "Completion of the Feasibility Study is our first priority."
About Copper Fox
Copper Fox is a Canadian-based resource company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (CUU). The Company's activities are focused exclusively on the Schaft Creek deposit, one of the largest undeveloped copper, gold, molybdenum and silver deposits in Canada. Copper Fox holds the Schaft Creek property pursuant to an option agreement with Teck Resources Limited ("Teck") and has earned a direct 70% interest in the Schaft Creek Property. The Company may acquire up to a 93.4% direct and indirect interest in the property, subject to certain back-in rights to Teck.
The Schaft Creek Project consists of 20,932 hectares situated in northwest British Columbia. The Company released the results of a preliminary feasibility study ("PFS") on the Schaft Creek deposit on September 15, 2008. The PFS outlined a minable reserve of 812 million tonnes, a production rate of 100,000 tonne of ore per day utilizing open pit mining methods. The report indicated Schaft Creek could produce 4.762 billion pounds of Copper, 255.1 million pounds of molybdenum, 4.493 million ounces of gold and 32.480 million ounces of silver over a 22.6 year mine life.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Elmer Stewart P. Geol. MSc.
President and CEO
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