Brixton Metals Announces Closing of the Strategic Investment from Hecla and its 100% Thorn Acquisition /NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR FOR RELEASE TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES/ VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Brixton Metals Corporation (TSXV: BBB) (the "Company" or "Brixton") is pleased to announce that, further to the Company's news releases of February 1, 2013 and February 21, 2013, it has completed its acquisition of 100% interest in the Thorn property (the "Thorn Property") from Rimfire Minerals Corporation (the "Acquisition"), a subsidiary of Kiska Metals Corporation, and has closed its equity financing pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hecla Mining Company ("Hecla") acquired 17,250,000 common shares of the Company (the "Shares") at a price of $0.15 per share for total gross proceeds of $2,587,500 (the "Financing"). Mr. Gary R. Thompson, Chairman and CEO stated, "We are delighted to have completed these two significant milestones and look forward to the 2013 exploration season, where we anticipate another successful year at the Thorn project." Pursuant to the terms of an ancillary rights agreement, Hecla has been granted various rights, exercisable for so long as Hecla holds at least a 10.0% interest in Brixton (calculated in accordance with that agreement). These rights include: (a) a right to nominate one person to Brixton's Board of Directors, (b) a right to nominate one person to a technical committee, to be established to design and execute the Company's exploration programs at the Thorn Property, and (c) a pre-emptive right to participate in any future proposed equity offering of Brixton in order to maintain its pro rata interest at 19.8%. Pursuant to the terms of the ancillary rights agreement, Hecla has also agreed to a voting agreement whereby Hecla will vote all Shares held by it in favour of management's proposals on matters of routine business for a period of 12 months from the closing date of the Financing. All securities issued in the Financing will be subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period. Proceeds from this Financing were used to complete the Acquisition and the remaining balance will be used for further exploration at the Thorn Property during the upcoming field season and general corporate and administrative purposes. The shares issued to Kiska are escrowed over a 12 month period. Kiska will receive $1,500,000 in cash and 7,000,000 Brixton shares in exchange for 100% of the Thorn project subject to underlying royalties. About Brixton Metals Corporation Brixton is an exploration company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of precious metal assets and advancing them to feasibility. The 100 percent owned Thorn Property is Brixton's flagship property and is centered on high grade silver-gold-lead-zinc-bearing diatreme-breccia zones, high-grade veins and porphyry targets. The Thorn Property is located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, about 40 km from Chieftain's Tulsequah mine development. Brixton Metals Corporation shares trade on the TSX-V under the ticker symbol BBB. For more information about Brixton please visit our website at www.brixtonmetals.com. On Behalf of the Board of Directors Mr. Gary R. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Tel: 604-630-9707 Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Mr. Gary R. Thompson, Chairman and CEO, Tel: 604-630-9707 SOURCE: Brixton Metals Corporation To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2013/26/c8641.html CO: Brixton Metals Corporation ST: British Columbia NI: MNG MNA -0- Feb/26/2013 22:50 GMT
Brixton Metals Announces Closing of the Strategic Investment from Hecla and its 100% Thorn Acquisition
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