WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, entered into a binding agreement with Tsodilo Resources Limited ("Tsodilo") to purchase 1,818,181 units at a price of CAD$1.10 per unit to be issued by Tsodilo by private placement (the "Private Placement"). Each unit is composed of one Tsodilo common share and one warrant to purchase a Tsodilo common share at an exercise price of US$1.21. Each warrant is exercisable until June 29, 2015. IFC previously acquired 2,702,202 Tsodilo common shares and 2,702,702 warrants to purchase Tsodilo common shares in a private placement which closed in June 2010. Each warrant acquired under the June 2010 private placement entitles IFC to acquire one Tsodilo common share at an exercise price of CAD$2.17 for a period of five years from the closing of the June 2010 private placement.
Upon completion of the Private Placement, there will be 28,049,151 outstanding Tsodilo common shares. Pursuant to the Private Placement, IFC will acquire beneficial ownership of approximately 6.50% of the outstanding common shares. Immediately upon the closing of the Private Placement, it is expected that IFC will directly hold approximately 16.12% of Tsodilo's outstanding common shares and approximately 27.76% percent of the outstanding common shares assuming the exercise of all of the warrants held by IFC.
The Private Placement is expected to close by the end of September 2012.
IFC is acquiring the common shares and warrants for investment purposes. IFC may, in the future, take such actions in respect of its holdings as IFC deems appropriate in light of the circumstances then existing.
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