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Wallbridge Mining closes C$20 Million financing for Fenelon, KL Gold retains 9.9%

Apr 15, 2021

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited has completed the previously announced bought deal public offering through the issuance of an aggregate of 21,063,400 charity flow-through common shares of the company. The shares are at a price of C$0.95 for gross proceeds of C$20,010,230 inclusive of the full exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters to acquire an additional 2,747,400 Charity Flow-Through Shares at the Offering Price. The Charity Flow-Through Shares were issued and sold pursuant to the terms of an underwriting agreement dated March 31, 2021, among the Company, BMO Capital Markets, as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, RBC Capital Markets, Cormark Securities Inc., Eight Capital and Paradigm Capital Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters").

In connection with the Offering, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. was a back-end buyer and acquired 2,085,277 Common Shares to maintain its ownership interest in the Company at approximately 9.9% (on a non-diluted basis) in accordance with the non-dilution rights granted to Kirkland Lake by the Company pursuant to a participation agreement between the Company and Kirkland Lake dated December 6, 2019.

In respect of the Offering, the Charity Flow-Through Shares were offered by way of a short form prospectus dated April 12, 2021, filed in all of the provinces of Canada.

The Underwriters were paid a cash commission of 5.5% on the gross proceeds of the Offering. 

The Charity Flow-Through Shares will qualify as "flow-through shares" within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and, in respect of eligible Quebec resident purchasers, section 359.1 of the Taxation Act (Quebec). The gross proceeds from the sale of the Charity Flow-Through Shares will be used to support the Company's 170,000 m drill program in 2021 at the Fenelon project, which will qualify as "Canadian exploration expenses" ("CEE") and "flow-through mining expenditures", both within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada). The Company will renounce such CEE with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2021.

The 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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Wallbridge Mining

Wallbridge is currently advancing the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Fenelon Gold property, which is located along the Detour-Fenelon Gold Trend, an emerging gold belt in northwestern Québec. The Company completed approximately 102,000 metres of drilling in 2020 and has begun a fully-funded 170,000-metre drill program and the 2021 portion (4,800 metres) of a 10,000-metre, two-year underground exploration development program in 2021. The Company intends to complete a maiden resource on the Fenelon Gold System in the third quarter of 2021.

Wallbridge now holds several kilometres surrounding its rapidly expanding Fenelon discovery providing room for growth, as well as future mine development flexibility. Wallbridge's land holdings in Québec along the Detour-Fenelon Gold Trend are over 900.0 km2, improving Wallbridge's potential for further discoveries for over 90-kilometre strike length in this under-explored belt.

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