Toronto, May 12, 2021 - Hornby Bay Mineral Exploration Ltd.
(TSXV: HBE) ("Hornby Bay" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that in connection with its previously announced transaction ("Transaction") in accordance with Policy 5.2 of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"), Hornby Bay filed a filing statement (the "Filing Statement") dated May 11, 2021, in support of its application to the TSXV to become a "Mining Issuer" (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSXV).
Pursuant to the terms of the share purchase agreement dated November 30, 2020, as amended March 23, 2021 and April 21, 2021, (collectively, the "Definitive Agreement"), entered into between the Company, Frank Guillemette (the "Principal Shareholder"), Jonathan Girard and Jean-Francois Girard (together with the Principal Shareholder, the "Vendors"), the Company will purchase from the Vendors all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of 9396-1217 Quebec Inc., whose sole asset is 100% of the common shares in the capital of 9220-5392 Quebec Inc. o/a Mines Royales Quebec ("MRQ"). MRQ holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Philibert property (the "Philibert Property") located in Québec's Chibougamau mining camp.
In connection with the Transaction and pursuant to TSXV requirements, Hornby Bay has filed the Filing Statement on SEDAR under the Company's issuer profile at www.sedar.com. Readers are strongly encouraged to review the Filing Statement for full details on the Transaction.
Closing of the Transaction is expected to occur on or about May 19, 2021 and it is anticipated that the common shares of the resulting issuer company (the "Resulting Issuer") will commence trading on the TSXV under the ticker symbol "FOXG" before the end of May, 2021. The closing of the Transaction remains subject to various closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the TSXV providing final approval for the Transaction.
Further details of the Transaction can be found in the Filing Statement. Reference is also made to the Company's news releases dated December 3, 2021, January 6, 2021, March 23, 2021, April 23, 2021 and May 6, 2021 for additional information relating to the Transaction.
Prior to the completion of the Transaction, the Company will change its name (the '"Name Change") from "Hornby Bay Mineral Exploration Ltd.
" to "Royal Fox Gold Inc." in accordance with the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario).
The Company will provide updates with respect to the completion of the Transaction and the Name Change in subsequent news releases at the appropriate time.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Fred Leigh, President & CEO of Hornby Bay Mineral Exploration Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Fred Leigh, President & CEO
Hornby Bay Mineral Exploration Ltd.
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