TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) - Silver Bear Resources Inc. ("Silver Bear" or the "Company")
(TSX:SBR) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche
of its private placement financing through the sale of 3,507,405 units
(the "Units") at a price of
$0.345 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $1,210,000 (see Press Release Dated May 25, 2012). Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a
"Common Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each
whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder
thereof to acquire a Common Share at the exercise price of
$0.58 per share for a period of up to 36 months following the closing of the Offering (the "Offering").
The Company intends to use the gross proceeds of the
Offering to finance its previously announced exploration program (see
press release dated
April 2, 2012), and for general working capital purposes.
The Common Shares, the Warrants, and the shares
issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants, are subject to statutory
resale restrictions until
October 8, 2012. Closing of the second and final tranche of the financing is expected to occur on or about June 15, 2012 and remains subject to receipt of regulatory approval, including final approval of the TSX.
Silver Bear Resources Inc.
The primary business of the Company is the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and development of silver properties in the Russian Federation.
The Company's principal focus is the Mangazeisky exploration lease,
over which Silver Bear has exclusive exploration rights. It is located
approximately 400 kilometres north of Yakutsk in the
Republic of Sakha, Yakutia in the Russian Federation.
Silver Bear Resources Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
and its common shares trade under the ticker symbol "SBR". Silver Bear
has 52,086,307 issued and outstanding common shares. Other information
relating to Silver Bear is available on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com as well as on the Company's website at: www.silverbearresources.com.
This release and subsequent oral statements made by
and on behalf of the Company may contain forward-looking statements,
which reflect management's expectations. Wherever possible, words such
as "intends", "expects", "scheduled", "estimates", "anticipates",
"believes" and similar expressions or statements that certain actions,
events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken,
occur or be achieved, have been used to identify these forward-looking
statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this
release reflect management's current beliefs based upon information
currently available to management and based upon what management
believes to be reasonable assumptions, Silver Bear cannot be certain
that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking
statements. A number of factors could cause events and achievements to
differ materially from the results expressed or implied in the
forward-looking statements. Such risks factors include but are not
limited to risks factors identified by Silver Bear in its continuous
disclosure filings filed from time to time on SEDAR. These factors
should be considered carefully and prospective investors should not
place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements necessarily involve significant known and unknown risks,
assumptions and uncertainties that may cause Silver Bear's actual
results, events, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although
Silver Bear has attempted to identify important risks and factors that
could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from
those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other
factors and risks that cause actions, events or results not to be as
anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results
and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Accordingly, prospective investors should not place undue
reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements
are made as of the date of this release, and Silver Bear assumes no
obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or
circumstances, unless otherwise required by law.
For further details, please visit www.silverbearresources.com.
Contact: Dominique Vaillancourt
Company Name: Silver Bear Resources Inc.
Contact Title: Manager, Investor Relations
Contact: Mark Trevisiol
Company Name: Silver Bear Resources Inc.
Contact Title: President and Chief Executive Officer