Toronto, December 8, 2009 - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province" or the "Company") (TSX: MPV, AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing (the "Offering"). Under the Offering, the Company issued 3,334,000 units ("Units") in consideration for C$2.70 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of C$9,001,800. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant ("Warrant"), with each whole warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share at an exercise price of C$3.20 per common share at any time up to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on June 8, 2011. The Offering was co-led by Paradigm Capital Inc., Salman Partners Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc.
In addition, the Underwriters have exercised a portion of the over-allotment option in respect of 50,000 Warrants. The remainder of the over-allotment option to purchase up to that number of additional Units or Warrants (or a combination thereof) equal to a total of 15% of the Units sold pursuant to the Offering is exercisable at any time up to 30 days from the closing of the Offering.
Mountain Province intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to complete the Gahcho Kué feasibility study and for general working capital purposes.
Located in Canada's Northwest Territories, Gahcho Kué is one of the largest new diamond projects under development globally. The project consists of a cluster of kimberlites, three of which have an indicated resource of approximately 30.2 million tonnes grading at 1.67 carats per tonne (approximately 50.5 million carats) and an inferred resource of approximately 6 million tonnes grading at 1.73 carats per tonne (approximately 10.3 million carats). Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
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 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.
THIS IS NOT AN OFFER FOR SALE, OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY "U.S. PERSON," AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED OF ANY EQUITY SHARES OR ANY OTHER SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.
Patrick Evans, President and CEO
401 Bay Street, Suite 2700
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4
Phone: (416) 361-3562
Fax: (416) 603-8565