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Ascot Closes C$29 Million Bought Deal Financing and US$50 Million in Additional Funding for Completion and Ramp-Up of the Premier Gold Project

Press Release

February 20, 2024

Vancouver, B.C. February 20, 2024 — Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) (“Ascot” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed its financing for a total of US$50 million from Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp. and/or its affiliates (“Sprott Streaming”) and Nebari Natural Resources Credit Fund II, LP (“Nebari”), as further described in the Company’s news release dated January 22, 2024.

Concurrently, the Company closed its previously announced bought deal private placement financing with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and Desjardins Capital Markets (together, the “Joint Bookrunners”), and including CIBC World Markets Inc., Raymond James Ltd. and Velocity Trade Capital Ltd. (collectively, with the Joint Bookrunners, the “Underwriters”). Under the bought deal financing, the Company issued a total of 65,343,000 common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”) at a price of C$0.44 per Common Share, for gross proceeds of approximately C$29 million, which included the full exercise of the Underwriters’ option.

Derek White, President and CEO, commented: “We commend our financing partners Sprott Streaming and Nebari for their cooperation and timely closing for this financing. We express our gratitude to our existing shareholders who participated in the bought deal financing, including our largest shareholder Ccori Apu S.A.C., and welcome new institutional shareholders whose support is very much appreciated.”

Michael Harrison, Managing Partner at Sprott Streaming, commented: “We are very pleased to expand our partnership and continue to support Ascot Resources as the team prepares for imminent production from the Premier Gold Project. Sprott Streaming continues to provide funding to advance quality projects and provide project financing to bring mines into production.”

Nebari Managing Director, Juan Alvarez, stated: “We are very pleased to be providing additional funding to Ascot in the form of a cost overrun facility as support for the construction and ramp-up of the Premier Gold Project.”

Any securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.


Auramet International LLC is acting as financial advisor to Ascot in connection with the Sprott Streaming and Nebari transactions. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is acting as Ascot’s legal advisor. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is acting as Sprott Streaming’s legal advisor.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Ascot Resources Ltd.

“Derek C. White”

President & CEO

For further information contact:

David Stewart, P.Eng.

VP, Corporate Development & Shareholder Communications

778-725-1060 ext. 1024



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