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Aurcana Increases Previously Announced Non-Brokered Private Placement From $4 Million to $5.76 Million and Completes Second Tranche

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AURCANA CORPORATION ("Aurcana" or the "Company") (AUN.V) is pleased to announce that as a result of increased demand the amount of the previously announced private placement of 18,181,818 Units (C$4,000,000) at a price of C$0.22 per Unit (the “Units”) has been increased to 26,191,468 Units for total proceeds of $5,762,122.96, subject to TSX.V approval.  

Aurcana previously closed the first tranche of 15,108,097 Units for gross proceeds of C$3,323,781.34.  The Company has completed the second tranche of 11,083,371 units for gross proceeds of C$2,438,341.62, with closing being subject to TSX.V approval. 

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one full common share purchase warrant (each, a “Common Share Purchase Warrant”).  Each Common Share Purchase Warrant will enable the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of C$0.375 for a period of 36 months following the closing of the Private Placement, subject to adjustment upon certain customary events.

The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to continue to execute the Company’s corporate vision, previously announced on June 19, 2019 and recently updated on its website www.aurcana.com, which is primarily focused on advancing its wholly-owned Revenue-Virginius Silver Mine located in Ouray, Colorado, as well as for working capital and general and administrative expenses.

For the first tranche, the Company paid an aggregate of $139,329.68 in finder’s fees and issued an aggregate of 633,315 agent’s warrants, (“Agent’s Warrants”) with each Agent’s warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of C$0.375 for a period of 36 months from the date of issuance.  For the second tranche, the Company will pay an aggregate of $89,894.40 in finder’s fees and issued an aggregate of 318,611 Agent’s Warrants.

The Common Shares and the Warrants (and any Common Shares issued pursuant to the Warrants, as applicable) issued in the second tranche are subject to a statutory hold period expiring on July 3, 2020.

ABOUT AURCANA CORPORATION

Aurcana Corporation owns the Revenue-Virginius Mine, in Colorado, and the Shafter-Presidio Silver Project in Texas, US.  The primary resource at Shafter and Revenue-Virginius is silver.  Both are fully permitted for production.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURCANA CORPORATION

“Kevin Drover”, President & CEO

For further information, visit the website at www.aurcana.com or contact:

Aurcana Corporation
850 – 789 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1H2
Phone: (604) 331-9333

Gary Lindsey, Corporate Communications
Phone: (720)-273-6224
Email: gary@strata-star.com 

CAUTIONARY NOTES

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “estimate”, “objective”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “predict”, “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward looking statements concerning, without limitation, statements relating to the Private Placement (including with respect to the timing of closing of the Private Placement). Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward looking statements because the Company cannot give any assurance that they will prove correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, they involve inherent assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of assumptions, factors and risks. These assumptions and risks include, but are not limited to, assumptions and risks associated with the receipt of regulatory or shareholder approvals, and risks related to the state of financial markets or future metals prices.

Management has provided the above summary of risks and assumptions related to forward looking statements in this press release in order to provide readers with a more comprehensive perspective on the Company’s future operations. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive from them. These forward looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

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